Friends of the Adams County Library System —— SUMMER 2010

Between Friends is the newsletter of the Friends of the Adams County Library System Friends of the Library, PO Box 4792, Gettysburg, PA 17325 OFFICERS President Ila Verdirame Vice President Ralph Cavaliere Rec. Secretary Linda Jorgensen Corr. Secretary Roz Parkhurst Treasurer Virginia Ciliotta Historian Kathy Schneider COMMITTEES Bookstore Ray Pollock Book Sale Marian Benchoff Computer Systems Mgr. Clodius Willis Mail Coordinator Judy Watt Membership Michele Orner Newsletter Ruthe Craley—Editor Ellie Sheen—Lay-out Publicity Ruthe Craley Recycling Ray Pollock Volunteer Coordinators Book Sale— Mary Beth Stamm Book Store— Jane Brown WEB EMAIL CONTACT 717-253–1157

Between Friends
If you have been waiting since last August to restock your personal library then — (ready for this ?) —the time has come!

9th Book Sale Bonanza
Marian Benchoff and her team of volunteers have worked all year sorting and pricing the continual flow of items into the Library's back garage. There are over 55 categories including American, World and Military History, Adult, Young Adult, Teen, and Children's Fiction and Mystery, and Crime. There are many Non-Fiction books on the subjects of Religion, Philosophy and every imaginable hobby and interest.

The Ninth Annual Used Book Sale, sponsored by the Adams County Friends of the Library will be held August 4,5,6,and 7 in the multipurpose room of the Gettysburg Middle School. The hours are 9 AM Mary Beth Stamm until 8 PM has lined up more except Saturday than 100 volunteers when the Sale to unpack and will close at distribute the noon. Saturday A beginning-reader finds a treasure merchandize to the chest of books "just for her" at this shoppers will proper tables; serve as have the bonus year's Book Sale. cashiers and salespeoopportunity to fill a large brown ple and finish the job on Saturday by grocery bag for five dollars. With the managing to "get rid of every last purchase of three bags, the fourth is book!" free. There is one new sales gimmick for The same wonderful prices are in shoppers this year. Please note the effect for the thousands of "new" items addition of our coupon on page 3. we have for all you shoppers. HardWe had planned to have it used in the back and coffee-table books sell for Book Store but you may also spend it two dollars; large paperbacks are one at the Book Sale. It is our little thank dollar and small paperbacks go for you to the community which gives fifty cents. Tapes, records, videos, such a big thank you to the Adams CD's and DVD's and all other reading County Library by patronizing our and listening materials are priced Sale. accordingly.

library funding further. The library will be cut another 9.1%. These cuts will make it even harder to meet the needs of our residents. HOW CAN YOU HELP THE LIBRARY? Renew your membership to the Friends group. By renewing your membership you make sure that the library will be able to continue to buy books next year. Come to the Book Sale this summer! All the money raised at the book sale comes to the library to buy new materials and to keep our hours from decreasing. So as you can see, it is a busy summer here. If you get a chance, let the staff at the library know that you appreciate them. They are a very dedicated group of people who love serving the public. They deserve a lot of appreciation. I just want to say that I hope that you all have a great summer and remember to read!

By Rob Lesher
Library Director

The Library System has been having an extremely busy year. Books, DVDs and Music CD’s are flying off the shelves. In Gettysburg alone, circulation is up 10% year to date. The circulation increase is still a direct result of the tough economy. We are having people come to the library on a daily basis to apply for jobs and to get new skills to help to improve their lives. County residents are also looking for activities which are low cost. MAKE A SPLASH at the library is now going on at all the libraries around the county! This is the 2010 Summer Reading program. Children and teens are reading books. It is great to see the large turnout at the libraries. It is great to know that books can still inspire and enchant. Programs and activities are scheduled pretty much every day in one of the libraries. If you have a school aged child, bring them by one of the libraries to check out what is going on! Unfortunately, tough financial time for the library also accompanies economic downturns. The library suffered a 20% budget cut at the beginning of the year. Most of that was a result of the cut in state aid. Also, the tough economy affects the library’s endowment fund, the income from which the library uses to operate. The bad economy reduced the available funds, causing more cuts. 2011 does not look much better. The state budget which passed Harrisburg the first week of July cuts

United Way 2010 With Heart In Hand Awards.
The Friends of the Adams County Library System won the top honor in the Adult Group Volunteer category. The award was presented by United Way’s Vickie Corbett to Ila Verdirame, FOL President and Ralph Cavaliere, FOL Vice-President.

Ralph Cavaliere, Ila Verdirame, Vickie Corbett

Talking about books 
Virginia Myers, community relations librarian, has announced that the book "Maisie Dobbs" has been chosen by the Adams County Library System to introduce a new adult reading program. The program, called Adams County Reads One Book, begins now and will continue through September. Local libraries have stocked up on copies of this book in all formats, including large print and audio books. The Bookmobile will have copies available as well, and it may be purchased at Galley 30. Readers may reserve items by phone or at "Maisie Dobbs" by Jacqueline Winspear has earned many book awards and continues to be a national best seller. It is the story of a young woman who, during the tumultuous years of the 1910's and 20's "rises beyond her station" to attend Cambridge University. She becomes a detective and.......well, read the book and find out what happens. Book discussions are planned at all Adams County Libraries and additional programs will be announced.

New FOL Board member
We welcome JANE BROWN to the Board of the Adams County Friends of the Library. Jane is the librarian at Hanover High School, a position she has held for thirty-five years. She will be serving a coordinator of volunteers for the Book Store and reminds us that there is always room for more men and women to serve the Library in this way. Sales of slightly-used books, tapes, movies, DVD's and other literary odds and ends make up one-third of the $60,000 given to the Library by the Friends. If you have several hours a month to share with the Book Store, please call 334-3726.



STORE HOURS MON– SAT 9:30am-4:30pm SUNDAY 1 – 4:30pm



Are you a member of the ACLFOL? It's the best bargain in town. SUPPORT ADAMS COUNTY LIBRARIES — Be a FRIEND
2010 Membership Application/Renewal
Because I believe that the Adams County Library System is essential to our communities, I am enclosing my donation to become a member of the FRIENDS in support of the Library. Please Return completed form with your tax-deductible donation to

Friends of the Library, PO Box 4792, Gettysburg, PA 17325 □ $ 20 □ $35 □ $50 □ $100 □ Other ____________
NAME________________________________________________ PHONE ______________ ADDRESS_______________________________ CITY, ZIP __________________________________

I would like to help the FRIENDS and the Library by volunteering:
_____ Process used books _____ Process mailings _____ Staff the Book Store ____ Work at the Book Sale Bonanza

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