LIBRARY NEWS

It’s almost time to go back to school, and the Adams County Public Library is holding drawings and free giveaways of school supplies in the library. Now through Aug. 14, students K-12 are invited to stop by the North Adams Library to enter your name in a drawing for one of two backpacks fully loaded with school supplies. We’ll hold the drawing and announce the winner on Friday.

Through Aug. 14, students K-12 who check out a book at the Peebles Library can play a disk drop game to instantly win a notebook, crayons, folder, or other school supply item. Enter your name in one of six drawings for backpacks and document cases loaded with school supplies, an alarm clock, study lamp, and scientific calculator.

Join Sherry on Friday, Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. for “Sundaes and Safety” at the Peebles Library. Peebles Police Chief Rob Music and A.C.S.O’s Mark Brewer will share important tips for helping to keep yourself and your surroundings safe, at school and every day. Enjoy an ice cream sundae, and choose your own toppings, while you listen to the safety presentation. Afterwards, we’ll draw the winning names for our six Back to School prizes. Thanks to the Peebles Magazine Club for sponsoring this event.

Teens, join Deborah after school at the Manchester Library on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 3:30 p.m. We’ll talk about books, create crafts, make group projects, watch movies, and enjoy fun with friends at the library. The Manchester Teens meet every other Thursday at 3:30 p.m. during the school year. For more information, call 937-549-3359 or visit adamscolibrary.org.

You’re invited to come play a friendly game with the Euchre Club at the West Union Library on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 4 p.m. The Euchre Club is an informal group that meets every third Wednesday at the West Union Library to play euchre, using North American Standard rules. Come with a partner, or come alone, and we’ll take turns making teams. Experienced and casual players are welcome. For more information, call 937-544-2591.

The VA Mobile Health Unit will visit the Peebles Library on Thursday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. VA staff will be available in the library to help veterans apply for health benefits, and other VA benefits for which they are eligible. If you have questions or need help, stop by to speak with a VA representative, enroll in health care, or receive a referral to the nearest service provider. The VA Mobile Health Unit from Cincinnati visits the Peebles Library on the third Thursday of every month.

All four 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. on Friday and Saturday.

To access your library account, search for books or movies, request items be reserved for you, see the library’s newest books, download eBooks or audio books, and much more, visit adamscolibrary.org.

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Libraries preparing for back to school

By Jessica Dooley