On Tuesday, July 7, the Friends of the North Adams Library held a reception in recognition of library Team Leader Kris Lanham. Kris has worked at the North Adams Library since 2001, when the library was housed in the Seaman Community Building, and was closely involved in the organizing and opening of the new North Adams Library building in 2013. Many patrons and staff know Kris as the face of the North Adams Library, as she helps patrons at the desk, leads weekly children’s Story Times and organizes annual Summer Reading events. This will be Kris’s last Summer Reading Program at the North Adams Library, as she is moving back to her home area. Stop by the North Adams Library until July 16 to wish Kris well, and write a greeting in our farewell album. The Adams County Public Library Board and staff will miss Kris, and wish her all the best in her move.
The West Union Library will hold a Classic Car Show on Sparks Street, on Saturday, July 11, from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Stop by the West Union Library through July 9 to pick up a registration packet. Registration is free, and limited to the first 42 entrants. Any vehicle at least 25 years old is eligible to enter. The car show will close Sparks Street for part of Saturday. A panel of judges will award prizes in these categories: Best in Show, Best Custom, Best Street Rod, Best ’55-75, Best ’76-90, and Best Unrestored Original.
Everyone who attends the show can vote for their favorite vehicle for the People’s Choice award. All entrants will be entered in a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card, and door prizes will also be awarded. Entrants can park their cars and register from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., and judging will take place at 1 p.m. and the awards will be presented at 3 p.m. Stop by to enjoy cars with other classic car enthusiasts. A refreshment tent will be available from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. while supplies last. Pick up a free ticket to exchange for a free hotdog and drink at tent. Everyone is welcome to attend this community event, part of the Adult Summer Reading Program at the West Union Library. For more information, call 937-544-2591.
The Hoxworth Blood Center will hold a Blood Drive at the Peebles Library on Friday, July 10 from 11 a.m- 5 p.m. To donate, you must be over 18 years old and in good health. All blood types are needed. To donate blood, you must schedule an appointment in advance by calling the Hoxworth Blood Center at 1-800-830-1091, and mention the Peebles Library.
The Summer Reading Program wraps up with Ice Cream Socials at the West Union and Peebles Libraries this week. Come to the Wrap Party at the West Union Library on Thursday, July 9 at 3:30 p.m. for all Summer Reading Participants. We’ll enjoy ice cream, award prizes, and celebrate your Summer Reading achievements. Be sure to turn in your completed reading log to be eligible for the Grand Prize drawings. Summer Readers, join Sherry at the Peebles Library on Saturday, July 11 at 1 p.m. for “Sundaes on a Saturday.” Build your own ice cream sundae with custom toppings from our outdoor buffet and celebrate your Summer Reading goal. Don’t forget to turn in your completed reading log before 2 p.m.
For more information about the Adams County Public Library’s events, or to search the Online Catalog, manage your account, download ebooks, and much more, visit adamscolibrary.org. All Adams County Public Library locations are open from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.