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Peebles 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:

Meet & Greet New Library Director

Meet our new Library Director, Nick Slone, during a Nick Slone, Library Directorpublic reception at the Peebles Library on Thursday, April 17 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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)

Peebles - Author Visit

Lcoal author Bill Ryan will visit the Peebles Library on Saturday, April 5 at 2:00 pm, to share about his new book "The Little Donkey: A Palm Sunday / Easter Story for All Ages."  Stop by to meet Bill Ryan, hear more about "The Little Donkey," and enjoy refreshments provided by the Peebles Magazine Club.

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Peebles - Fair Housing Seminar

April is Fair Housing month. If you are concerned about finding decent, affordable housing, and want to learn more about your right to a fair opportunity to rent, lease, or buy housing, plan to attend a free Fair Housing Seminar at the Peebles Library, on Wednesday, April 16, from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Peebles - Family Nutrition Program

Join Marsha McCormick for the next Family Nutrition Program at the Peebles Library, on Wednesday, April 9 at 10:30 am. While children enjoy Tot's Time, parents can learn how to use food labels to make healthy choices for feeding your family. We'll sample an apply cranberry salad recipe.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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
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