Month: July 2018

National Summer Learning Day…help prevent Summer Slide!

National Summer Learning Assn. Smarter summers...brighter futures

Nation’s Libraries and Children’s Museums Unite to
Celebrate National Summer Learning Day on July 12!

Celebration Kicks off by Ringing the Closing Bell at the NYSE and Includes
National Read Aloud of Award-Winning Book, Trombone Shorty

Goodbye homework, pop quizzes and science projects!
Hellooo summer – a time when millions of students kick back, chill out and ‘check out.’ The summer months of June, July and August, however, present a classic case of the “summer slide,” when most kids can lose academic skills they worked hard to learn during the school  year.

There’s nothing fun about this kind of slide. It’s a well-documented phenomenon where
students can lose up to three months of progress in reading and math, and these losses add up… [Read More]

Listen to this fantastic radio interview by Milanof-Schock Director, Barbara Basile and Jan Betty, Youth Librarian!  Listen to the interview that is posted on our Facebook page!

Tips to Keep Tweens and Teens learning this summer

Summer Learning PSA (June 2018)

Hear John Urschel, former guard and center of the NFL Baltimore Ravens, message about guarding against the summer slide. John is currently a doctoral student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)!

U.S. News & World Report Is Summer Breaking America’s Schools?  by Seth Cline (June 7, 2018)

Why Summers Matter

For more information about The National Summer Learning Day, visit:

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4th Annual “Hit the Links for the Library” Golf Tournament to Benefit the Adamstown Area Library

Manor Golf Club will host the 4th Annual “Hit the Links for the Library” Golf Tournament on Saturday August 25th to benefit the Adamstown Area Library. Registration for the 4-person scramble begins at 12:30 and the event starts at 1:30 pm.

The registration fee of $80 per person includes golf & cart, driving range, greens fees, complimentary water, tea, beer, soda & snacks, a free future golf round, and dinner by Little Dickee Q. Contests and prizes include: closest to the pin for men, women, and juniors; longest drive for men, women, juniors; and a $10,000 hole in one contest hole.

To register, please contact the Adamstown Area Library at (717) 484-4200 or at Please register and pay by August 15th, 2018. For questions, please contact Mitch at Tee sponsorships are $100 for businesses and individuals. Corporate sponsorships are also available.

Print Registration & Sponsorship Form:

The Adamstown Area Library is located in Lancaster County serving Adamstown and Denver Boroughs, Brecknock, East & West Cocalico, and Spring (Berks) Townships. It is known as one of the friendliest libraries in the area. While the library holds an abundance of print, audio and video materials, it is also a full service passport agency

and offers an array of children, adult and technology programming. We would love to continue to offer these programs and be able to add more programming that benefits our community in the future. In order to do so, we need additional funding as our government funding has continually decreased over the past few years. Hit the links to help keep the Adamstown Area Library an active part of your community!

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Media Contact:
Mitch Fasnacht

Kathy Thren