New Oxford

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

Thursday, December 27, 2012

J&L Junction- Train display at the New Oxford Area Library

 Hear the train, whistle and see the skaters and the lights. 
Many Thanks to a special volunteer who improves this scene every year.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Resolutions for the New Year

Computer classes, Tax forms and reading books and EBooks.
Yes we will schedule individual classes in Word, Internet searching and Email. Call the New Oxford Area Library for an appointment. 717-624-2182
Tax forms will be available after the first of the new year. You can get your forms mailed on time this year.
Slow down and rest, relax and read. So many ways to read these days. Check out the EBooks on the library website. If you got a Nook or other reader you can download books FREE.
Happy New Year.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Holiday hours.

 New Oxford Area Library will be closed on Friday, December 21st.


Thursday, November 29, 2012


Conversations at the New Oxford Area Library.
Life may be crazy and overwhelming but if you can, take time to sit, relax and read a good book.  Feel free to come to the library to share your thoughts about it. Our Readers Forum, an Adult Reader’s Group is reading Dog Tags by David Rosenfelt in December to be discussed on December 13 at 9:00AM. January 10, 9:00AM we will be discussing I Feel Bad About my Neck by Nora Ephron. Pick up a copy at the library and join us for some conversation at the library.

If you are looking at or have an Ereader and you want to know how to use it we have a Free class for you. Looking for a book to read on your Nook or computer?  The 3M Cloud Library is what you’re looking for!

Make time to take a FREE Computer Class at the library.  Searching the Internet, Email, Creating a Resume and Word- Basic Computer classes will be scheduled by appointment only on Monday mornings or Thursday mornings.  Call the library to register for a class.

If you need help or inspiration in creating or finishing your scarf, hat or other knitted item plan to attend our FREE Fiber Art Fantasy, Knit with Mary Lou classes. Adults meet on Monday mornings from 10:30AM - Noon and our family time Monday evenings 6:30PM - 8:00PM. Advanced classes will be on the Third Monday of the month. Our schedule:  December 3, 10 and 17th and January 7. Drop in or call the library for information.

We have stories, handouts and activities for preschool children from the Kindergarten Here I Come calendar on Thursday mornings from 11:00AM - 12 Noon. Our storytime schedule: November 29, December 6, 13 and January 3.

         Children, come and read to a pet one-on-one! Visit our Books with KPETS program at the library. Donna and Wendi and their pets will be here to listen to our readers.. These dogs are trained and tested for safety, skills and a calm nature; they are unintimidating and allow children to read at their own pace. We have a reading log for the kids to fill in- they will receive a free book for every 12 books they read to Meeko or Cullen and their friends.  Parents/ caregivers need to remain in the library during this program.  This program meets: Thursday, November 29 @ 6:30PM, Thursday, December 13 @ 6:30PM, Monday, December 17 @ 3:30PM

     Our Winter Train Layout will be arriving Sat, Dec. 1 After 2:00PM. Bring the kids to enjoy this special display.
New Oxford Area Library is a Branch of the Adams Country Library System.
Our hours are:  Monday & Thursday  2PM – 8 PM   Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 11 AM – 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM     Sunday CLOSED
Phone: 717-624-2182 with questions or to register for a program.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fiber Art Fantasy- Knitting at the library

If you want to learn to knit or if you know how to knit and want some company join us at the library. We have great conversations, share favorite patterns and you can finish a project while you are here.

Beginning Sept. 10
  Fiber Art Fantasy –Knit with Mary Lou
         Monday’s @ 10:30AM—12Noon or 6:30PM-8:00PM
Free classes for Adults and students no younger than first grade. Beginning classes will learn to Casing on, Knit, Pearl, Casting off and finishing. Advanced classes on the Third Monday of the month. Bring your project-free yarn! Want more info? Call the Library  717-624-2182

Therapy Dogs at the Library

Books with KPETS
Children, come and read to a 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.
Call 624-2182 for more information

Monday, Sept. 17 @ 3:30PM
Thursday, Sept. 27 @ 6:30PM

Monday, Oct. 1 @ 3:30PM
Thursday, October 18 @ 6:30PM
Monday, October 22 @ 3:30PM
We will help you keep a list of the books you read- fill a form for 12 books and receive a free book to add to your home library. Readers are Winners.

Library Card SIgn-up Month

September -Library Card Sign-up Month -is a time to remind parents and children that a library card is the most important school supply of all. If you don't have a library card be sure to go to your local library to register for one, it is FREE. If you have an expired card come to the library to have it renewed for 3 more years. see the locations of the libraries in Adams County and their hours of operation. The Library Events link will show you all the programs scheduled in each location.
Access the Adams County Library System website to see all the free services we offer and to search for books, audios, DVD's and EBooks. You can also use several databases offered on the Elibrary tab on the website. This is a special card to have in your wallet and it is FREE.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Inspiration and Enrichment @ the New Oxford Library

In thinking about this article, I found the following quotation inspiring
"A library is both comfort food and inspiration, opportunity for growth, and the place where anyone can come for personal enrichment." Judy Strong, Author.
Looking for another way to use the tomatoes and zucchinis growing abundantly in your garden? If so, you’re in luck!  You will see a collection of recipe books at the library to help you with the vegetables you are harvesting. I have been making Dill pickles and Zucchini Bread, Zucchini cake. . Well, you can do so much with zucchinis.
I have a great assistant who enjoys the challenge of creating monthly displays of materials to inspire and surprise our patrons. Did you know August is National Golf Month and the 13th is Left Hander’s Day?  We also can’t forget the birthdays of the authors, Herman Melville (August 1) and Mary Shelley (August 30).
If you like to talk about the books you read and would like to join a book discussion group, come to the library. We talk about the author and then the book of the month as well as other books we are reading. Feel free to join us-registration is necessary and the books are provided by the library.  The Readers Forum Book Discussion, an Adult Reader's group meeting the 2nd Thursday of the month from 9:00AM -10:00 AM are reading the following titles:
September 13, 2012, A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron -The 2012 Adams County Read One Book Selection.
October 11, 2012 Girl in the Green Raincoat by Laura Lippman
November 8, 2012 The Reader by Bernard Schlink
December 13, 2012 Dog Tags by David Rosenfelt
I have had many patrons who need assistance with their computer skills. We have two opportunities for you to attend FREE classes at the library.  On September 13th, we’ll be learning all about Microsoft Publisher.  Call 717-624-2182 for more information, or to register. 
Computer Classes will be scheduled By Appointment only for
Basic Computer skills, Email, Resumes, Job Searching, and Basic Internet on
Mondays 10:30AM -12:00 Noon.  See Wilma to register or call 717-624-2182.
         Families with toddlers, be sure to plan to attend our Thursday morning story times from 11:00AM – 12 Noon. We will have stories, handouts and activities from the Kindergarten Here I Come calendar. The Office of Child Development and Early Learning has developed four calendars packed with fun activities that also help develop all the skills young children need to succeed in school. No registration necessary.
         Our Fiber Art Fantasy Knitting group has taken a break this summer but will resume on Monday, Sept. 10 at 10:30AM and 6:30PM.
Cooking recipes, Book discussions and more, you can do it all at the library.  Our hours are:  Mon. and Thurs 2PM-8PM, Tues., Wed., and Fri. 11AM – 5 PM and Sat. 10AM – 4 PM.   This library is closed Sun.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Time for learning and time to play at the library

Take time this summer to attend a Computer class, Storytime for children and program with our KPETS Therapy animals. -Register by calling the library at 624-2182

Mondays at 10:30AM Basic Computer classes by appointment.
If you need a refresher class on Word, Resumes, Email or Searching the Internet- call to schedule time to improve these skills on the computers in the library.

See the schedule of activities for families this summer-
Tuesday, July, 17-Skeeta’s Spectacular Pajama Party- Register -limited seating.
Tuesday, July 24,-Dream Big with Space Snacks, Healthy snacks and “Space “snacks”
Tuesday, July 31- Next Stop Mars- Laura shares Info and activities with the Planet Mars. Be sure to watch for the landing of the Rover Curiosity next week!!!!

Thursday Mornings 11:00AM Storytime for Toddlers- stories and activities from the Kindergarten Here I Come calendar connected to Pennsylvania’s Early Learning Standards. No registration is necessary.
Thursday, July 19 6:30PM -KPETS Therapy Dogs- Bedtime Story Night- pajamas optional!