Adams County Library News | Defender of the People

By Julia McCane-Knox

The Adams County Public Library will be closed on the following days for holidays: Friday, December 31, Saturday, January 1, and Monday, January 3. While we are closed, you can consult our electronic library. Simply go to our website at and click on the “E-Library” tab to access eBooks, Audiobooks, Ezines, TV Shows, Movies and more! You can also check out what’s available on Libby! Libby is the mobile app for The Ohio Digital Library. This service is a great place to view eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and videos. You can read your payments in your browser or download the Libby app for your mobile devices. In addition, you can borrow up to 10 titles at a time and request up to 10 titles that are not available. To collect an item, all you need is your library card number and PIN. No library card? No problem. Go to our website, click on “Catalog” and then click on the “Register for a library card” tab.

In addition, you can consult our online resources. Go to our website, hover over “Resources” and click on the “Online Resources” tab for Ohio web databases and more including African American Heritage, Alt Healthwatch, Biography Reference Bank, Business Source Premier, Computers and Applied Sciences Complete, Heritage Quest, Home Improvement Reference Center, Ohio Means Jobs, etc. Use these resources for homework, job searches, and family history research. For information about the community, including Adams Brown’s Community Action Partners, Adams County Election Board, Adams County Chamber of Commerce, etc., hover over “Resources” and click on “Community Information”. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, contact the library; our staff will be happy to help you with your research.

Catch and study snowflakes with the Adams County Public Library’s Imagination Lab. This program is for all ages; however, the little ones will need the help of an adult. This program will last for the month of January. In this program, you will catch and watch snowflakes on black construction paper. You will also need a magnifying glass (optional), warm winter clothes and snowfall. You will keep the black paper in the freezer until it starts to snow. When it snows, put on your winter clothes and take the frozen paper outside. Hold the black paper flat so you can catch the falling snowflakes. Tip: Hold your paper by the edges so your hands don’t melt the snowflakes. Once you are done catching the snowflakes, look at them with your magnifying glass. Check their similarities and differences and write them down on a piece of paper. Go to the libraries for seasonal crafts to take away!

If you need to fax, copy or print, you can visit our libraries at four convenient locations including Manchester, North Adams, Peebles and West Union. For library news, please check our social media and our website at Questions? Stop by or call the library; we are here to serve our community: Manchester Library: 937-549-3359 – North Adams Library: 937-386-2556 – Peebles Library: 937-587-2085 – West Union Library: 937-544-2591. We wish you a happy New Year!

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