LIBRARY NEWS

This week, we welcome two staff to new positions at the North Adams Library: Josh Brown became Team Leader, and Julia McCane-Knox is the Children’s Programmer. Josh and Julia have both held part-time positions with the Adams County Public Library, and we’re excited to welcome them to these new roles. Story Time at the North Adams Library for preschool children will resume on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. Stop by the library and say hello to Josh and Julia.

Plan ahead to join us for a free, day-long Genealogy Workshop at the North Adams Library on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. This event is open to everyone, whether you are researching your family history for the first time, or are an experienced hobbyist.

In the morning, Becky Reed and Ethel Chambers from the Adams County Genealogical Society will share information about getting started with genealogical research, the Adams County Historical Society’s resources, and best practices for avoiding mistakes. AmeriCorps technology trainer Melissa Downs will share about the genealogy resources available online through the library, and help you with the computer skills needed to start your project. In the afternoon, get hands-on help as you begin or continue your family history research. The workshop is free, but space is limited, so please call 937-386-2556 in advance to register.

The Friends of the Manchester Library will host a Book Sale on Saturday, Aug. 1 from 10a.m.- 3 p.m. in the building behind the Manchester Library. Stop by to browse thousands of hardback and paperback books, as well as movies, audio books, magazines, and children’s items. All funds raised benefit the Friends of the Library, who use the funds to support programs at the Manchester Library. The Friends will hold a meeting at 3 p.m. after the sale. For more information, call 937-549-3359.

On Thursday, July 30, teens are invited to join Deborah at the Manchester Library at 3:30 p.m. for a Summer Extravaganza of outdoor games and activities. Teens ages 10 and up are invited to meet at the Manchester Library every other Thursday at 3:30 p.m. We’ll share about books, play games and activities, work on group projects, eat snacks, and watch movies. For more information, call 937-549-3359 and ask for Deborah.

The Adams County Public Library wishes to acknowledge the kind donations made by Karma Points, Inc. of Manchester, and the Adams County Master Gardeners of West Union. The funds were used to purchase gardening books, which are now available to check out at the library. We also wish to thank Dr. Jack and Pat O’Hara, who donate an annual subscription to Bird Watcher’s Digest to the Peebles Library. Thank you for your support.

All Adams County Public Library locations are open from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The new Childen’s Programmer at the North Adams Library, Julia McCane-Knox, is shown in these two photos entertaining the kids in the library booth at the recent Adams County Fair.
https://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_Library11.jpgThe new Childen’s Programmer at the North Adams Library, Julia McCane-Knox, is shown in these two photos entertaining the kids in the library booth at the recent Adams County Fair. Submitted photo

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NA Library welcomes new full time staff

By Jessica Dooley