Adams County Library News

The Adams County Public Library is giving away a free Windows 10 computer by random drawing. To enter, attend two free, one-hour computer training sessions at the library between now and March 31. AmeriCorps volunteer Melissa Downs offers computer training and help sessions at each library, thanks to Guiding Ohio Online, a grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio and ServeOhio. Melissa offers computer help for all skills levels, from getting started with computers and the Internet, learning to use email and Google Drive, through advanced classes in Microsoft Office or QuickBooks.

Schedule an appointment with Melissa at the Peebles Library on Mondays and Fridays, the West Union Library on Tuesdays, the Manchester Library on Wednesdays, and the North Adams Library on Thursdays. View a list of computer training topics eligible for the drawing on our website, at Need help with a computer topic not on our contest-eligible list? Just ask and Melissa can provide one-on-one computer help in the library nearest you. Call 937-587-2085 to schedule an appointment.

Join the Peebles Library Book Club the “Bibliophiles” on Monday, Jan. 18 at 4:30 p.m. We’ll discuss “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho, an international bestseller about a shepherd boy who learns how to live his dreams. The Bibliophiles meet on the third Monday of each month at the Peebles Library for an informal book discussion. View the list of titles for 2016 at, and sign up for our monthly email newsletter to receive reminders and book reviews.

The North Adams Library is starting an Adult Book Club. Join us on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot, the true story of a black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medical research. The North Adams Library adult book club will meet on the fourth Thursday of the month. Come to our February meeting to help select the reading list for 2016, and let us know what subjects most interest you. For more information, visit

The West Union Public Library will be closed Jan. 25- 30 for carpet replacement. The book return and WiFi will not be available that week. Items checked out at the West Union Library will not be due while the library is closed. Please visit one of your other Adams County Public Library locations during those dates. Thank you for your patience as we improve the library space to better serve you.

Find out about the library’s weekly activities for kids, teens, and adults on our website, or by liking the Adams County Public Library on Facebook.

The library is open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. For weather closing information, please check Facebook and our website in the mornings.

These two young fellows were having fun during Story Time at the West Union Library. two young fellows were having fun during Story Time at the West Union Library. Submitted photo

By Jessica Dooley