The Adams County Public Library enjoyed meeting the hundreds of adults and children who stopped by our booth in the Merchants Building at the Adams County Fair. We had fun hosting games and activities for kids each day. Stop by the library to throughout the year to participate in activities, use public computers or WiFi, and borrow books and movies. See you again at next year’s Fair.
The West Union Library hosted their first Classic Car Show on Saturday, July 11, and more than a dozen vehicles were entered. The West Union Library’s teen advisory group served as volunteer judges. Sam Shively’s 1950 Ford F1 Model Truck won Best of Show, and Stan Tumidolsky’s 1963 Ford Thunderbird won People’s Choice Award. Best Street Rod was awarded to John Dryden’s 1951 Ford two-door, and second place to Dana Ward’s 1927 Ford Model T. Best 1955-1977 was awarded to Jason Little’s 1969 Chevrolet C10, and second place to Cliff Stevens’ 1964 Chevrolet Corvair. Best 1976-1990 was awarded to Larry Evans’ 1987 Chevrolet Silverado, and second place to Rick Baker’s 1978 Chevrolet Z-28 Camaro. Best Custom was awarded first place to James Crum’s 1936 International Truck, and second place to Jerrol Polley’s 1986 Chevrolet S10 pick-up.
Jaylee Crum won the best Hot Wheels toy car entry. The event was well attended, and we look forward to holding a Classic Car Show annually at the West Union Library.
On Saturday, August 1, from 1 a.m. until 3 p.m., the Friends of the Manchester Library will hold a used Book Sale in the building behind the Manchester Library. Stop by to browse thousands of hardback and paperback books, movies, cookbooks, audio books, magazines, and more. All funds raised benefit the Friends of the Manchester Library, who use the funds to support programs at the Manchester Library, including the Summer Reading Program.
Plan ahead to join us for an all-day Genealogy Workshop at the North Adams Library on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Hosted by the Adams County Public Library and the Adams County Genealogical Society, this free Genealogy Workshop will help participants start discovering their heritage. From 10 am until noon, Becky and Ethel from the Genealogical Society will lead a presentation about getting started in genealogy, resources available in Adams County and on the Internet, and how to avoid mistakes in research and taking oral histories.
After a lunch break, participants can get hands-on assistance as they begin their own genealogy projects, learn to access online research sites, and begin a record-keeping format. Both beginning and more experienced genealogy hobbyists are welcome to attend. AmeriCorps volunteer technology trainer Melissa Downs will help participants with the computer skills needed to conduct genealogy research. This event is free, but advance registration is required. To register, please call Melissa at 937-587-2085.
All Adams County Public Libraries are open from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Access your library account, renew your checkouts, and request titles by visiting the Online Catalog on our website, adamscolibrary.org.