Adamstown is a borough in Berks and Lancaster counties in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The population was 1,789 at the 2010 census. The town promotes itself as the "antiques capital of the United States" because it attracts many antiques dealers and collectors. Adamstown is home to the Stoudt's Brewery, Pennsylvania's first microbrewery, which was established here in 1987.
The Adamstown Area Library is located at 3000 North Reading Road. The Library shares a building with the Adamstown Borough office. In recent years, the role and responsibility of the Library has increased. It became a full-fledged member of the Library System of Lancaster County and is now responsible for providing library services to the 28,000+ residents of Adamstown, Brecknock, Denver, East Cocalico and West Cocalico. The library is run by its own Board of Trustees. The spirit of volunteerism is still strong in the library and volunteers continue to play a key role in ensuring the library is funded and assisting in library functions. The library also now benefits from a staff of full-time and part-time trained employees, including a Library Director who holds a Masters degree in Library and Information Science.