Adamstown Area Library seeks thoughtful contemplation

By on October 5, 2011

By: ALICE HUMMER Review Correspondent, Staff Writer

Who won the state’s Friends group of the year award for libraries? Where can you access 500 continuing education courses at no cost? Where can you borrow a Kindle to read books and assess how well you like a Kindle? Where can you apply for a Passport and have your photo taken?

If you answered Adamstown Area Library for each question above you’d score 100 percent!

Kathy Thren, library director, and various board members are making the rounds of the five municipalities served by the Adamstown Area Library to provide updates and gentle reminders that funding continues to be a top priority, particularly with the increased useage and large state funding cuts.

Adult and children’s programs attendance is up 13 percent over last year. There’s a 15 percent increase in computer training sessions offered. It’s clear that your public library does a lot more than loan out books.

Adamstown Library’s outreach program includes visits to day cares and schools by Children’s Librarian Carol Hinrichs.

Adults will find Microsoft 2010 Office Suite installed on all public desktop computers.

The municipalities of Adamstown, Denver, East and West Cocalico and Brecknock townships were publicly thanked by Thren for their annual donations, which municipalities calculate on a per capita basis.

Adamstown Area Library is open six days per week. Monday through Thursday hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday hours are 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Board of Trustees Treasurer Mike Wetherhold, when presenting to Denver Borough Council, noted, "If you haven’t been to the library lately, you’re missing out, because there’s a lot happening there."

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