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Get Outdoors (GO) Adams! has returned for a second year of encouraging Adams County children and families to read and be physically active during the summer months. This summer WellSpan Health and the Adams County Library System are excited to partner in encouraging you to GO and Make Music! According to some scientists, humans are uniquely designed for music and its benefits are amazing. Music strengthens brain function, affects our mood, has been shown to help in the physical healing process, improves productivity, and unites us despite communication and language barriers. So, whether you listen to music, play an instrument, sing, or just make a “joyful noise,” you too can discover the many benefits of music.

This summer, GO Adams! teaches you about instruments – some that you may know and others that may be a bit different. Fifteen “instruments” – wooden marker posts with a unique etching attached – have been hidden in various local and state parks. Take this book, as your musical score, along with the rubbing sheet you received at any Adams County library and GO & Make Music!

When you find the instrument post, 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 site for details. Also, don’t forget to check out the GO Adams! website at for additional information including recommended library books, instrument facts, outdoor safety tips, and more.

In addition to “identifying instruments,” you can Make Music! by visiting any Adams County Library, checking out a few books about each instrument, and reading. 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

So get outdoors, have fun, and make music!

Proudly sponsored by:

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GO Adams! would like to thank the following municipalities and organizations for allowing GO and Make Music! instrument 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

McSherrystown Borough

National Park Service – Gettysburg Military Park

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR)

Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve

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 musical instruments. In a world often filled with noise, we encourage you to GO and Make Music!


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