The Adams County Public Library is now accepting applications for part-time Public Service Library Clerk. This position starts at $7.95 per hour. Please submit an application and resume at any library location, addressed to the attention of Library Clerk Search. No phone calls, please. A full job description is available on the library's website.
This February, the Adams County Public Library announces the retirement of Harold Showalter, who has served as Executive Director of the library for fifteen years. During his time as Director, Harold oversaw the Adams County Public Library’s transition to computerization, and major building projects at several of the county’s libraries, including the new North Adams Library building, completed last October. The Adams County Public Library board and staff wish Harold all the best in his retirement, and thank him for his long service to the library.
On February 10, Nicholas Slone joined the Library as the new Executive Director. Nick Slone comes to the Adams County Library from the Garnet A. Wilson Public Library in Waverly, where he was responsible for managing public services and public relations. We look forward to working with Nick Slone, and welcome him to the Adams County Library and the community.
The Adams County Public Library's Online Catalog and eBook Catalog have recently been updated. We're excited to share some of the new, enhanced features of our updated Online Catalog. Use the catalog to find items faster, with more accurate search results. On the left side of the home page, follow links to see lists of the newest items added to the catalog, organized by format, including new DVDs, new fiction, non-fiction, and audio books.
The eBook Catalog has been renamed the Ohio Digital Library, and offers over 125,000 titles for instant download, including eBooks, audio books, movies, and music. Use your library card number and PIN to log in to the eBook Catalog, and check out items that interest you. View these brief instructions to help you get started.
Find out how you can use all the features of the Online Catalog to manage your library account, by watching these short tutorial videos:
North Adams Library Now Open on Moores Road
The North Adams Public Library is open in its new, permanent home at 2469 Moores Road in Seaman, next to the North Adams High School. The Adams County Public Library board, staff, and the local community gathered on September 29 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication for the new building. Thank you to the Friends of the North Adams Library, and to all the many groups and individuals who contributed time and effort to make this dedication such a successful event.
Stop by and visit the North Adams Library during regular library hours, Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. The library stays open until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. Browse one of the thousands of new books, audio books, movies, and children's items, use the Internet on a library computer, borrow a library laptop to use in a study area in the building, or connect to our free 24/7 wireless Internet. Need to copy or send a document? Use our scanning station to make copies, send faxes, or scan documents to your USB drive or email account. Check out our dedicated teen area, where kids can read, study, or browse for new books.
To see photos of the new library, from the groundbreaking, through the construction process, and the dedication event, visit our online photo album or scan the QR code with your smartphone.
On Saturday, March 1, at 2:00 pm, the Manchester Friends of the Library will host local author and golf professional Clay Hamrick at the Manchester Library. Clay Hamrick is the author of Life Lessons from the Golf Course:The Quest for Spiritual Meaning, Psychological Understanding, and Inner Peace through the Game of Golf.
Please join the Manchester Friends of the Library on Saturday at 2:00 pm to meet Clay, ask questions, enjoy refreshments, and learn more about Clay's life as a golf professional. Signed copies of Life Lessons from the Golf Course will be available for purchase.
For more information, call the Manchester Library at 937-549-3359.
Stop in to the Manchester Library on February 19 to say hello - we're celebrating you! It's Patron Appreciation Day at the Manchester Library. Visit us on Wednesday, February 19 for punch and cookies, and write a note for our display about why the library is important to you.
Join Marsha McCormick at the Peebles Library for the Family Nutrition Program, on Wednesday, February 12, at 10:30 am. Learn about how to select healthy portion sizes for various foods, and sample a black bean soup recipe. Children can attend Tot's Time with Ms Sherry while parents take part in the Family Nutrition Program.
Join Marsha McCormick at the Manchester Library for the Family Nutrition Program, and learn tips to plan, shop, and cook healthy food for your family, on a budget. The Family Nutrition Program is a service of SNAP-Ed and the OSU Extension Office of Adams County.
The Adams County Public Library will be closed December 31 and January 1 in observance of New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Have a happy holiday!