New Oxford

122 North Peter Street New Oxford, PA 17350
phone: (717) 624-2182

Monday, June 1, 2015

Summer Reading is not just for kids

Public libraries are preparing activities for the summer break for school students. But there are activities for all ages.

 Adult, Teen’s and Children’s Summer Reading clubs at the library encourage readers to read, report titles or time and then have an opportunity to receive a prize. A win -win situation for everyone and all it takes is for you to pick out a book and read. Registration begins June 1 and the clubs end on Aug 8th.  See your librarian for more information.

The Book Shelf- An Adult Mystery Book Discussion group -The Library provides the materials for the book discussions – books, audio and EBooks as they are available. The next title is Batter Off Dead by Tamar Myers for June 4th at 9:00AM.
    The Readers Forum an Adult Readers Book Discussion group meets on the second Thursday of the Month at 9:00AM. We will be reading Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers the June 11 discussion.
Basic computer classes will be scheduled. Registration required - Windows 7, Basic Email, Word 2007 or 2010, Cut-copy and paste or Searching the Internet. Contact  Wilma to schedule your class.

Adams County Library System/New Oxford Area Library 122 N. Peter St., New Oxford, PA  17350  Phone: 717-624-2182
Monday & Thursday 2PM – 8 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 11 AM – 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM Sunday CLOSED

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Summer Activities at the library

Adams County Library System-
New Oxford Area Library
122 N Peter St  New Oxford, PA 717-624-2182
2015  Summer Reading at the library  June 8  – August 8
Register, READ, Report your time and receive prizes.

           Registration required- limited seating.
Thursday June 18th,  10:00AM 
 Jesse Rothaker Forgotten Friends  
 Monday June 22,  6:30PM  Read aloud  to KPETS Casi & play bingo, prizes for all the children who read and play.
Monday June 29th,  6:30PM  Anne Griffith Storyteller

Thursday July 2,  2PM-7PM- Craft day- make and take a craft kits. Thursday July 9,  6:30PM KPETS dogs and Donna Gomer will be
 teaching a Pet Safety Program.
Monday July 13, 6:30PM Read aloud to KPETS dog Casi &  Kids Library Scavenger Hunt.   Prizes for all participants.
Saturday  July 18, 10:00AM-11:30AM Cub Scout Pak 125- Disconnect with games- Monopoly, Pictureka, Domonoes
Thursday July 23rd, 10:30AM – Face Painting with Skeeta.

Thurs. July 30, 6:30PM-8:00PM KPETS READaThon New Oxford and Littlestown Library Books, Kids, Dogs and Buttons!

Thursday August 6th, 6:30PM James W. Muller Adams County Sheriff and Belgian Malinois, Allegra are member of the South Central Emergency Response Task Force. Being Safe
Sat Aug 15 10:00AM – Legos at the library with Stephen.  11:30AM ages 5-14 families are invited to visit the library and help create with Lego bricks-provided by the library.

Thursdays 11:00AM  Kindergarten Here I Come Storytime 
June 4-Clifford   June 11,25       July-16 Obstacle course    
 August 6,13,20,27

Monday, March 30, 2015

Health Help for the Homebound
On April 29, the Littlestown Library and the New Oxford Area Library will present a disaster preparation workshop for the homebound community in Adams County, their family members and caregivers. Workshop hours are 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, followed by a local health fair from 1 pm to 2:30 pm.  Location is the Littlestown Library, 232 N. Queen Street, Littlestown PA 17340, phone (717) 359-0446.  Pre-registration is required.

The workshop‘s goals are a) to increase awareness of disaster response and emergency support services in Adams County, and b) to introduce how an emergency/disaster plan helps reduce risk and increase safety of homebound individual(s) during local disasters.    

The workshop is sponsored by the Adams County Library System, and supported by a grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Mid Atlantic Region.  It is free, primarily for Adams County residents, but all are invited.

With morning and early afternoon sessions, the workshop starts at 8.30 am and closes by 2:30 pm..  The morning program is a panel discussion by members of emergency management, healthcare and local social services agencies, followed by an overview of disaster preparation and planning The afternoon program is a ‘health fair’ where local agency representatives and attendees can meet, visit and share information about health and Adams County support services for the homebound community.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Get Caught Reading at the New Oxford Area Library

Get Caught Reading at the New Oxford Area Library
This library is located in the old Peter Street Building built in 1913. New Oxford Borough offices were established in 1980 and the New Oxford Area Library, branch of the Adams County Library System opened in October 1983. The current location of the library on the main floor of the building opened the doors in 1999.
When you enter this library you will see the book shelves, computers and chairs for leisure reading. You will see the circulation desk where you can register for a library card, check out your items, and receive other information about the library.
Our staff takes pride in making the library an interesting place to come to for materials or information or to read the newspaper or to use the public computers. We like to “catch you” looking at the New Books displays as well as the monthly theme displays of materials.
We display New Nonfiction materials as they come in and of course we will be getting the gardening books out for the people who can’t wait for spring weather. Large print and Biographies will catch your eye on the windowsill in the Adult area of the library as well as the monthly theme books display rack.
Look at the Older Adults display about Time - Prime Time Television shows, Daylight Savings Time and Points in Time -Building a Life in Western Pennsylvania are just a few of the titles. Caregivers will find the titles - You’re Old, I’m Old…Get Used to It and Hope for the Caregiver. Information about the “Library by Mail” service at the library is also available.
           You will see several displays of materials in the children’s area.  Language materials and seasonal books for children are on the windowsill and our Mascot Paige Turner has information about Kindergarten Storytime and the KPETS therapy dogs. We display all the new children’s books that are purchased from the two endowments for children’s materials with additional seasonal theme books on the shelves in the children’s area.
We also have Caldecott Medal titles in the children’s area.  The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott born in March, 1896. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Be sure to come to the library to check out the Caldecott Medal titles in the children’s area.
Adams County Library System New Oxford Area Library is located at 122 N. Peter St.,   New Oxford, PA  17350
The hours are: Monday & Thursday  2PM – 8 PM  Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday  11 AM – 5 PM
Saturday  10 AM – 4 PM  Sunday  CLOSED

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Model train and other activities at the New Oxford Library

Kids of all ages will enjoy our John Deere Model train on display the week before Thanksgiving through Jan 15, 2015. This train was purchased by the Friends of the New Oxford Area Library and is maintained by a volunteer. Enjoy the sound effects and see the smiles of the “kids” as the train goes by. We also have several books to help you build your own model train layout.

New Lego Program on Sat., Nov. 15 at 10:00AM to 12NOON. Stephen will be earning a Boy Scout badge helping kids create with the Legos at the library. Registration is required- limited seating- call or stop at the library. We hope to make this a monthly activity.

Adults have 2 opportunities for conversations about books at the library. We will talk about the author’s biography, the book we have read and then we have a time for book sharing- what else are you reading. Registration is required, the library will provide the materials for the discussion.

THE BOOK SHELF Mystery books- Adult Reader's group will meet on the 1st Thursday of the month from 9:00AM to 10:00 AM. Join us on December 4, 2014- Dashing Through the Snow by Carol Higgins Clark.

THE READER’S FORUM Adult Reader's group will meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 9:00AM to 10:00 AM. Join us on DECEMBER 11,2014 - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

Call and make an appointment for a Computer Class. Learn -Word 2007 or 2010, Cut-copy and paste, Searching the Internet, Windows 7 or Basic Email.

Get Caught Reading with KPETS at the library. Keystone Pet-Enhanced Therapy Services (KPETS) is a nonprofit organization. Children will have the opportunity to meet a registered, certified pet and read to that pet, one-on-one. Reading aloud to dogs: Increases enthusiasm for reading, develops reading skills, teaches children how to interact with animals and promotes confidence. Our KPETS dogs are: Meeko, Cullen, Sailor, Quendolyn and Casi.

Come to the New Oxford Library on Mon. Dec 8 at 6:30PM and on Thurs. Dec 18 at 6:30PM. Come for a special visit with Casi on Mon. Dec. 29th at 6:30PM.

Kindergarten Here I Come Storytime is scheduled all year on Thursday mornings from 11:00AM - 12Noon for preschool children ages 3 to 5 years old. We will have stories, handouts and activities from the Kindergarten Here I Come calendar.

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning developed a calendar packed with fun activities that also help develop all the skills young children need. These learning areas are connected to Pennsylvania's Early Learning Standards. Come to the library for a time for kids to listen and play with each other and time for parents and caregivers to talk and get books.

Adams County Library System- New Oxford Area Library

Mon/Thurs: 2 PM - 8 PM, Tues/Wed/Fri: 11 AM - 5 PM, Sat: 10 AM - 4 PM.

122 North Peter Street New Oxford, PA 17350

Phone: (717) 624-2182