New Oxford

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

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Get Caught Reading this summer

Get Caught Reading this summer.
I didn’t know so many kids have Ereaders, Ipads and other devices to use for reading and playing games. I hope they start with a book this summer and then spend some time playing. If you are not a great reader or you need some inspiration, get together with some friends and read aloud a few pages and then let someone else read a few more.  You could start a book club and get extra copies of your titles at the library. “Check out” Ebooks, Audiobooks, E Magazines, BookFlix and books on our website-
 I personally prefer a book in my hands but I have downloaded a book to my laptop and enjoy reading that way too. Single titles and series- what do you like to read? I am hoping to catch up with the latest Hillerman, Deaver and Preston books as well as reading the books listed in our two book discussion groups meeting at the library.  The Book Shelf- An adult reading group reading primarily mysteries meeting the first Thursday of every Month at 9:00AM and The Readers Forum- An Adult  discussion group reading fiction and nonfiction titles meeting on the second Thursday of the month at 9:00AM. Join us in a casual setting and learn about the author and discuss the book.
Be sure to sign up your children up for the Summer Reading program at the library. “GET READY, GET SET, READ” is the theme for this summer. Register your child at your library, receive a book bag and other information on activities at the library. Children need to read at least 120 minutes each week and report their time at the library to receive a weekly prize. – Pencils, notepads, erasers and FREE Books. You will have received a calendar of events in the mail and all the programs are FREE!
 Thur, June 16 at 6:30PM SHAZAM Magic-Peter Wood at the New Oxford Elementary School.
  Sat, July 16 at 11:00AM , Little Yogis for kids 3-6 years old-Registration required-limit 15 Yoga, play, dance, music.
 Thurs, July 21at  6:30PM Agility Obstacle Course with KPETS Dogs at the New Oxford Elementary School.
 Sat, July 30 at 10:00AM  LEGO Build and race LEGO Cars.  Play BINGO and a Library Scavenger Hunt, and make Crafts, be sure join us at the library to read and play. 
Thursday Morning 10:30AM Books and Blocks Storytime continues through the summer with reading and crafts and play. Bring a friend.
          Computer Tutoring one to one is scheduled all year long. Call the librarian to schedule your class today. Windows, Basic Email, Word and Publisher are FREE classes. Bring your laptop or use the computers at the library.
Adams County Library System-New Oxford Area Library
122 N. Peters St.    New Oxford, PA  17350
Hours: Mon. & Thur. 2PM-8PM, Tues, Wed, Fri 11AM-5PM
Sat 10AM-4PM

Friday, March 4, 2016

If you are learning English or another language for that business trip or vacation- the library has a great assortment of materials for you. There are books and dvds available in Spanish and English on Citizenship, GED and Practical Math. The libraries have a great selection of bilingual books for tutors, teachers and families. Mango language is available through the library’s website (  Each lesson in this language-learning database combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions.
There are two Book Discussions for adults at the New Oxford Area Library and you are welcome to join us for a casual discussion about the author and the title we have read. The library provides the books and audiobooks for these groups. Please see the librarian to receive your copy and the bookmark with the other titles we are reading.
Meeting the First Thursday of every month from 9:00am -10:00am is the “Book Shelf“ which reads mainly mystery titles. This group began in 2002 with a grant from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. The members of this group pick the titles they read – cozies, thrillers, espionage, police and detectives or medical thrillers- and there is always great conversation. Our next selections are: March 3- Reckless by Andrew Gross and April 7- The Informant by Thomas Perry.
Meeting the Second Thursday of every month from 9:00am - 10:00am is The Reader’s Forum which reads Fiction and Nonfiction titles.  Three ladies- friends since Elementary school -asked if we could begin another book discussion group reading an assortment of books in 2011. The  next selections are: March 10- Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult and April 14 we will be reading the Adams County Reads One Book nonfiction selection, Sex on the Moon:  the amazing story behind the most audacious heist in history.  The title is available in regular print, large print, as well as downloadable audiobook and ebook formats.
New Oxford Area Library is located at 122 N. Peter St. in New Oxford, PA  17350
Phone: 717-624-2182  and the hours are: Monday & Thursday 2PM – 8 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 11 AM – 5 PM   Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM.
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Model train at the library

All Aboard- If you haven't had time to visit the Adams County Library System/New Oxford Area Library N Guage Model train display- it will be in the library for kids of all ages to enjoy until Jan 16th. A volunteer adds a few special items each year. Our gift for you during the holidays. You will notice a variety of books and movies you my check out to add to your train experience.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Something Old, Something new and something Green

December 3, 2015 | 

Aging is a topic that anyone could benefit from learning about.  Two more titles that may be of interest are, “Reboot Your Brain: A Natural Approach to Fighting Memory Loss, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Brain Aging and more” by Gary Null, PhD and “The Grace In Aging: Awaken as you grow older” by Kathleen Singh.
For our youngest patrons, check out the new time for our toddler’s storytime. Parents and caregivers may drop in for “Books and Blocks- reading and building with blocks” on Thursday Mornings from 10:30AM to 12Noon.
Get Caught Reading with KPETS  -Slow down from your busy holiday activities and shopping to bring the kids to read to our therapy dogs on Monday Dec 7 3:30PM and Thursday Dec 17 6:30PM. Meet Lucy our newest addition, she joins Casi for the Monday Afternoon scheduled visit. Sailor, Cullen, Gwendolyn and Meeko and Casi are here on Thursday evening as scheduled. Each dog has a special Trading card with a picture and information about them and are available for children who come to the library to read.
What has bells and whistles, a tunnel and a green passenger car? Kids of all ages will enjoy N scale John Deere Model train on display the week before Thanksgiving through middle of January during library hours. We have another model train on loan for display from Jim Dysart, Member of the Conewago Valley Model Railroad Club.  “G” Gauge 1:20th actual size. Check out the Model train books in the library to help you build your own model train layout.
Start your holiday traditions with a trip to see the various train displays at the New Oxford and Littlestown libraries. Visit the Conewago Valley Model Railroad Club, a train museum open on the weekends only. It has a very large train display (in a rail car) operated by the Conewago Valley Rail Club.  You can visit the Model Train Display at Harmony Ridge and the Health Care Center Gallery Lounge in Cross Keys Village - The Brethren Home Community in New Oxford and the Lincoln Train Museum in Gettysburg.
Mon/Thurs: 2 pm to 8 pm Tues/Wed/Fri: 11 am to 5 pm   Sat: 10 am to 4 pm

Wilma Krepps

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Happy Anniversary

     In 2015, the New Oxford Area Library branch of the Adams County Library System celebrates 32 years of service to the residents of the New Oxford Borough and surrounding municipalities. The Library has one full time Branch Manager and one part-time assistant.  The Library is open 36 hours per week with an average of 2300 patron visits.    
      Programs- Library users can participate in any of the 24 programs scheduled each month. The library programs include:  book discussions for adults, Fiber Art Fantasy- Knitting for Adults, computer classes, Toddler and Preschool Story times as well as reading aloud to KPETS Therapy Dogs. During summer months the library has a Summer Reading Club and special programs are scheduled to encourage reading during the summer break from school.  The Library also partners with area schools and childcare groups to provide library information, tours and special programs.
     Volunteers-Mary Ellen, a retired Reading Teacher, continues to read stories for the preschool classes visiting the Library weekly. She has been a library volunteer for over 8 years and we hope to have her reading for many years to come.  Casi, a KPETS Therapy Dog, visits the library with Maryanne and her other dog friends to have the kids read aloud to them. Our KPETS dogs have been coming to the library for over 4 years.  Always well received, our children are improving their reading skills and can enjoy petting the dogs.
     Endowments at the New Oxford Area Library-Endowments are gifts invested on behalf of the New Oxford Library. Each year, the income from the funds is used to purchase materials for the New Oxford Area Library. Book plates are placed on these items indicating the name of the fund used.  The library posts a list of titles purchased with these funds in the fall of each year. In 2015, over 50 books were purchased. The staff and patrons have made suggestions for titles for these materials.  The first endowments were created in 2000 for our library. The endowment In Memory of Clara Stock is used to purchase children’s books. Clara began working with the New Oxford  Borough and the Adams County Library System in 1982 to create the New Oxford Area Library. Clara was the first librarian and retired in 1994.  A second endowment, In Honor of the Friends of the New Oxford Area Library, was created that year. This fund also supports children’s materials. The endowment In Memory of Blanche Flaherty Smith was created in 2002. Ms. Smith was a longtime New Oxford Library patron.  In Honor of the Friends of the New Oxford Area Library Endowment Fund for General Books was established in 2008. Named Endowments are a meaningful way to honor a person or organization in perpetuity.  Donations to increase the funds can be made in any amount and at any time, to support the New Oxford Area Library.
     The Adams County Library System appreciated the opportunity to partner with the New Oxford Borough in order to provide library service to residents of the New Oxford community.

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