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North Adams 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:

North Adams Library Building

North Adams Library Now Open on Moores Road

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the new North Adams LibraryThe 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.

North Adams Library Photo AlbumTo 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.

Want to keep up with current events at the new North Adams Library? Don't forget to follow the Adams County Public Library on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

North Adams - 20 Kites in 20 Minutes

Stop by to create your own hand-made kite, and fly it with us on the library lawn! Kids and teens, after school, 3:00 at the North Adams Library. This program is part of National Library Week.

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

North Adams - Poetry Slam

Teens and kids, join us for high-speed Poetry Slam at the North Adams Library at 3:30 pm!

1. Write your own original poem (family friendly, please).

2. Each participant will have 3 minutes to perform their poem for the group.

3. We'll receive feedback from a panel of three judges on our poetry and performance!

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

North Adams - Learn about Beekeeping

Join Gary Keuffer, OSEU Brown County Intern and Master Gardener Volunteer, to learn about beekeeping, flowers beneficial to keeping bees, and mason bees.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

North Adams - Movie and a Sundae Monday

Join us after school for Movie and a Sundae Monday! Create your own ice cream sundae out of ice cream and toppings, and settle in to watch Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs II on the big screen TV! The movie starts at 3:00 p.m. See you there!

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

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)

North Adams - Money Smart for Adults

It's Money Smart week at the North Adams Library! On Thursday, April 10 at 5:30, join representatives from First State Bank as they present a program about the Building Blocks of Establishing and Maintaining Credit.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
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