Many families are concerned about what they can do to prepare their pre-school child for reading success. The newly established Youth Outreach Program of the Adams County Public Library System now offers a Preschool Family Program, to introduce parents to Every Child Ready to Read. Every Child Ready to Read is a wonderful, easy-to-understand resource to help parents provide preschoolers with the pre-reading skills needed for success.
Parents are invited to attend an Every Child Ready To Read meeting at your local branch of the Adams County Public Library. The next round of meetings will be 30 minutes long, and offered morning and evening at each library. Feel free to bring your pre-schooler along! During the morning meetings, children are welcome to attend Story Time while their parents join in the ECCR meeting.:
Manchester Public Library - Monday, December 3, 10:30 am or 6:30 pm
North Adams Public Library - Tuesday, December 4, 10:30 am or 6:30 pm
Peebles Public Library - Wednesday, December 5, 10:30 am or 6:30 pm
West Union Public Library - Thursday, December 6, 10:30 am or 6:30 pm
Come learn how easy it can be to help your child succeed! Light refreshments will be available and door prizes will be given. The parent organization is led by Elizabeth (Beth) Jenkins, ACPL Youth Outreach coordinator. Everyone is welcome - we look forward to meeting you!
Join Adam every week for great books and fun activities during Story Hour at the Manchester Library, Mondays at 10:30 am!
On Monday, November 12, the online Library Catalog will be unavailable during the evening hours for maintenance. The Catalog has experienced some problems when searching for items, and the maintenance is planned to resolve the problem. If you need to access your library account while the Catalog is unavailable, please call your branch of the Adams County Public Library, and we'll be happy to help you. Thank you for your patience!
All Adams County Public Libraries will be open on Monday, November 12. Stop in and visit us!
The Adams County Public Library is pleased that our updated Online Catalog is now available to patrons! The new catalog is easy to use, and makes searching for items, refining search results, and requesting materials quick and intuitive.
Visit the new Online Catalog, and discover the Library's resources at your fingertips.
Starting Monday, July 16, all branches of the Adams County Public Library will be open six days each week. Adams County Libraries will be open from 10 am – 5 pm, Monday through Saturday. Each library will also offer evening hours until 7 pm on two week nights.
In 2010, the Adams County Public Library was forced to cut some services and reduce open hours by one day per week at each library, because of reductions in state library funding. In March 2012, Adams County voters approved a library levy, allowing us to restore the weekly hours during which library services and facilities are available to the community. Thank you for your continuing support!
Manchester Public Library Summer Reading Program: Dream Big... Read!
Are you ready for Summer Reading? Dive in to these fun programs at the Manchester Public Library! Events will be offered on Wednesdays, at 10:30 am for preschool children, and at 3:00 pm for school-age children. For more information, call 937-549-3359.
The Adams County Public Library staff is in the process of being trained on a new circulation software system. SirsiDynix Symphony® Integrated Library System is scheduled to go “live” around June 7, 2012.
This planned change in software will take place simultaneously in hundreds of Ohio public libraries.
As with any change, there could be some downtime and a few bumps and bruises along the way. However, the end result will be worth it. We are asking that you bear with us as we make these improvements.
As always, Adams County Public Library is here to serve you. Thank you for your understanding and support!
Join patrons of the Adams County Public Library, as we celebrate “I Love My Library Month” this February! All month, stop in to your local library, pick up a paper heart, and write a note about why the library is important to you. We’ll post your “library love notes” in your local branch library.
The Manchester Friends of the Library, along with the Manchester Public Library, recently sponsored a photo contest. There were numerous participants and many beautiful photos! The subject matter was limited to outdoor shots, such as foliage, wildlife, etc.
Winners were as follows: