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Manchester Branch

Library Welcomes a New Executive Director

Retiring Library Director Harold Showalter and incoming Director Nicholas SloneThis 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.

Library Catalog and eBook Catalog Offer New Features

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:

Manchester - Easter Egg Hunt

Join Deborah for an Easter Egg Hunt during Story Time at the Manchester Library, starting at 10:30 am. This event is part of National Library Week at the Adams County Public Library. Join Deborah every Monday at 10:30 am for Story Time at the Manchester Library!

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Food for Fines

Food for Fines is back, April 14 - 19, during National Library Week!Food for Fines

Monday, April 14, 2014 (All day) - Saturday, April 19, 2014 (All day)

Libraries Open at Noon on Monday, March 31

All four Adams County Public Library locations will open at 12:00 noon on Monday, March 31, after a Staff Development meeting. Thank you for your patience. Books can be returned at any time in our book return windows, and wireless Internet is available at each library location.

Closed until 12 pm

All Adams County Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, March 31 until 12:00 noon for Staff Development.

Thank you for your patience.

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Author Clay Hamrick Visits Manchester Library

Local Author Clay HamrickOn 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.


Manchester - Clay Hamrick Book Signing

Clay Hamrick Golf AuthorLocal author and golf profes

Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Manchester - Patron Appreciation Day

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.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm
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