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