Starting Tuesday, May 26th, Adams County Library will open its doors to the public for limited services on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 10 am to 4:30 pm.

As the first part of Adams County Library’s re-opening process, patrons may visit the library in person. 

The stacks are closed to the public, but Library card holders can request staff to pull materials from the shelves, have items photocopied or faxed, and do quick internet searches on a public computer.  

Space in the library is limited. Patrons are encouraged to wear masks, observe social distancing guidelines, and to keep visits short. 

The Library is continuing curbside service.  To set up a pickup, call or email the staff with notice of the items you want. Staff will set up an appointment for pickup. 

Contact us at 608-339-4250 or .

All checked-out items have been renewed until July 1. They may be returned any time using the book drop at the back door, or inside the library.

Library staff are excited to welcome you back!

2017 Short Story Contest press release


Annual Short Story Contest a marvelous success.

Robert Theim, Master of Quincy Lodge #71, Free and Accepted Masons of Wisconsin was proud to announce the annual Short Story Contest, hosted by Quincy Lodge in conjunction with the Adams County Library, was a wonderful success.

“Each year the writing seems to get better and better,” Theim said. “This year’s stories were funny, sad, magical, nostalgic, and downright adventurous.  I am so impressed, each year, by the improvements, regular participants make. A number of the kids have participated each year, since the original contest in 2015. It’s so rewarding to watch the technical as well as the imaginative side of their writing grow and develop.”

“I am particulary grateful to the Masonic brotherhood for hosting such an awesome event," Theim noted. "After-all, it’s promoting the growth and development of the kids in our community and that’s a big part of what the Free and Accepted Masons are about.”

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Short Story Contest!


Click on the titles to read the stories.

Ages 10 and younger:

Ages 15 and younger:

Ages 18 and younger: