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Now entering its third year, Get Outdoors (GO) Adams! continues to encourage Adams County children and families to read and be physically active during the summer months. This summer WellSpan Health and Adams County Library System are excited to partner in encouraging you to GO and Explore the Universe! Learners of all ages and backgrounds are actively exploring the universe for themselves. It is like a massive jigsaw puzzle, where we like learning how all the pieces fit together. With the overall size of the universe and the many questions still unanswered, it sparks our curiosity. Curiosity brings excitement into your life, boosts achievement, strengthens relationships and helps us lead happier lives. Don’t be afraid to ask, “Why?” as you explore this summer’s program.

This summer, GO Adams! teaches you about the universe with “space-tacular” facts while you search for fifteen “launch pads” – wooden marker posts with a unique etching attached – that have been hidden in various local and state parks. Take this book, as your Sky Map, along with the rubbing sheet you received at any Adams County Library and GO & Explore the Universe!

When you find the launch pad, use a crayon or pencil to rub the unique etching onto your rubbing sheet. It proves you found it and is your key to winning some great prizes! See the Rewards and Prizes page on this website for details. Also, don’t forget to check out this website for additional information including recommended library books, takeoff tips, outdoor safety tips, and more.

In addition to “identifying launch pads,” you can Explore the Universe! by visiting any Adams County Library, checking out a few books about astronomy, the science that studies space and the physical universe. Reading this summer will grow your reading and learning abilities! Come visit an Adams County Library to get your summer reading club materials and start earning points toward great prizes! More information can be found at

Now get outdoors, have fun, and explore the universe!

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GO Adams! would like to thank the following municipalities and organizations for allowing GO and Explore the Universe! launch pad posts to be located at their respective sites:

Arendtsville Municipal Authority

Bermudian Jaycees

Carroll Valley Borough

Cross Keys Village – The Brethren Home Community

East Berlin Borough

Gettysburg Borough

Gettysburg College

Hollabaugh Bros. Farm Market

National Park Service – Gettysburg Military Park

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR)

Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg

Strawberry Hill Foundation

Upper Adams Jaycees

Lastly, thanks for joining us for another summer of exploring parks and trails throughout Adams County. We hope that you and your family found new locations to visit throughout the year and learned about different launch pads. The world is a big place, so we encourage you to Go and Explore the Universe!


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