Junior Fair BBQ again a big success Beulah B James Senior Profile: Josie Myers Lady Indians place second at Ohio Classic in Hillsboro MVCA dominates Greyhounds in 45-0 triumph For Lady Devils, SHAC streak goes to 55 matches 9/11: Sixteen years later Gertrude Gibson Defender Bowl coming Sept. 16 Joyce A Walker Virginia R Young Senior Profile: Abby Campton West Union hosts 2017 Dragon Run New gridiron history begins for Peebles Trout, fire, and blueberry fields forever Senior Profile: Baylee Justice Lady Devils win SHAC thriller at Eastern Brown From Blue Creek to the Beaneaters Tough loss for Greyhounds in season opener Turning tragedy into hope What we learn from failure Absolutely had to get the wrinkles out Frances S Kidder Leo Trotter 41st Bentonville Festival set to begin Sept. 8 Winchester celebrates its history during three-day street fair Cruisefest returning to streets of Peebles Blue Creek- a community in transition honors its history and heritage Cuteness Galore – Winchester Homecoming Festival Baby Show Ronnie L Day Cast your vote for the Adams County Fairgrounds Nelson E Atkinson Ryan L Colvin Richard Tackett William L Tadlock Penny Pollard Wendell Beasley West Union soccer drops pair at Mason County Lady Indians go down in straight sets Senior Profile: Michael Gill Senior Profile: Katie Sandlin Royals dominate in big win over North Adams Dragons continue County Cup domination Archaeology Day returns to Serpent Mound Hourglass Quilt Square is back up again Manchester family hosts International Guests History, farming, and family- the bedrock of Cherry Fork’s community Bus drivers, emergency responders prepare for coming school year Working up a real good sweat What’s behind the motive? Rondal R Bailey Jr Thelma J Yates She’s all grown up now Scott A Yeager Soccer talent on display at 2017 SHAC preview Baseball community mourns the loss of Gene Bennett Winchester Homecoming Festival is Aug 25-27 Eleanor P Tumbleson Felicity man killed in Ohio River boating accident WUHS golfers take Portsmouth Invitational It was pretty cold that day Volleyball kicks off with SHAC Preview Night Young awarded Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship One Mistake Senator Portman visits GE Test Facility in Peebles Adams County school districts facing some major challenges for the coming year Family, friends, and roots: the ties that bind residents of one Adams County village What is your strength? Just the chance to take a look back Ronnie L Wolford Dale J Marshall Herbert Purvis Great American Solar Eclipse coming Aug. 21 BREAKING NEWS: West Union wins fifth consecutive County Cup Wallace B Boden John L Fletcher Lady Indians golfers learning the links North Adams, West Union golfers open 2017 seasons This Labor Day, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Blanton announces candicacy for Court of Appeals Local student attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders MHS welcomes new principal Made in America When it feels like you’re spinning plates Bonfires and “building” a farm Lady Devils looking to take that next step 50 years of Bengal memories Ag Society delivers donation to Dragonfly Foundation Young Memorial Scholarship awarded to a pair of local seniors ‘Musical passion is in his blood’ Naylor named NAHS Principal Boldman retiring after 17 years as Homeless Shelter director Manchester concludes another River Days celebration Drug Treatment vs. Prison James R Brown Bobby Lawler Jr Adams County man charged with killing estranged girlfriend Lexie N Hopkins Volleyball, soccer previews coming this weekend Michael A Cheek

Summer Reading Program underway

Last year’s Summer Reading Program at the Peebles Library.

By Jessica Dooley – 

Summer Reading at the Adams County Public Library began June 1 and runsthrough July 31. Stop by the library to sign up, read books, and earn prizes. Reading goals and prizes are offered for all ages, including kids, teens, and adults. Keep track of your reading during the summer, and complete your reading goal by July 31 to enter the grand prize drawing to win one of several Kindle Fires, a VR headset, or tickets to a Cincinnati Reds game, Cincinnati Zoo, or Newport Aquarium.
You can now sign up for Summer Reading online, and track participation at adamscolibrary.org/srp. Parents or grandparents can keep track of Summer Reading participation for each reader in your family. Stop by the library desk to redeem prizes you’ve earned. Reading eBooks or listening to audio books can also count toward Summer Reading participation.
Each week, attend activities for all ages at your local library. On Thursday, June 9, meet an ambassador wolf from Ironwood Wolf Sanctuary at the Manchester and North Adams Libraries. On June 27 and July 18, meet and interact with an African Penguin visiting all four libraries from Newport Aquarium. The first 125 people in attendance will have a chance to pet and interact with the penguin.
On Saturday, July 8, car enthusiasts are invited to enter a vehicle in the West Union Library’s Annual Classic Car Show. Ronald McDonald will entertain kids during a visit to the North Adams and Peebles Libraries on Thursday, June 29.
Many other events are planned, including games, carnivals, indoor and outdoor activities, canvas painting parties and drawing classes, and more. Pick up a full schedule of events when you sign up for Summer Reading at the library. See a schedule of events county-wide on the library’s website, at adamscolibrary.org/srp. Sort the event calendar by age group or library branch to find the events that interest you.
From June 5 through July 27, kids ages 18 and under can eat lunch for free at the Adams County Public Library, Monday through Friday from noon- 12:30 p.m. No eligibility requirements apply, anyone can stop by the library for lunch, regardless of income. Adults can purchase a lunch for $4. Free lunches are a service provided by the USDA Summer Nutrition program, in partnership with Manchester Local Schools, who prepare and deliver fresh lunches to each library daily. See a menu for daily lunches at adamscolibrary.org/srp.
Everyone is eligible to sign up for a free library card. Simply bring your photo ID or other proof of address to the library, and sign up for a card. Your library card gives you access to thousands of free books, movies, magazines, audio books, and downloadable content, including streaming movies and television. Kids under 18 can sign up for a library card with a parent’s signature, or use the library card they received during the school year. Your Adams County Public Library is now fine free! You will never be charged an overdue fine for returning items after the due date. Simply return borrowed items before borrowing more.
Each Adams County Public Library is open from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Visit us online, or call (937) 544-2591 for more information.
The Adams County Public Library would like to thank the local sponsors who donated to support the Summer Reading Program, including Frisch’s Big Boy, Taco Bell, McDonald’s, The Greene Beanery, United Dairy Farmers, Serpent Mound, Ohio Parks Service, Giovanni’s Pizza, Snappy Tomato Pizza, B.K. Scoops, Moyer Winery, Wayside Inn, the Friends of the Manchester Library, the Friends of the North Adams Library, the Friends of the West Union Library, and the Peebles Magazine Club.

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