York County Libraries are expanding delivery of online library services to meet member needs while our physical locations remain closed. The Office of Commonwealth Libraries has instructed all Pennsylvania libraries to stay closed until further notice to help flatten the curve of COVID-19. This is consistent with Governor Wolf’s directive that K-12 schools stay closed indefinitely.
Although our physical doors are temporarily closed, we are here for you. We have staff members working remotely to assure that York County residents have access to the library services they need through our website and social media. – York County Libraries President Robert F. Lambert
Keep Borrowed Materials at Home
All physical library materials currently checked out through York County Libraries have been renewed until May 27. Fines will not be assessed during the time of closure. Members are asked to hold onto borrowed materials and book donations until the libraries reopen.
Try our Digital Collection
New books are being added weekly to YCL’s digital collection on Axis 360 which offers over 28,000 eBooks and audiobooks for loan. There are titles of interest for all ages. An additional service, Hoopla, provides instant access to over 58,000 movies, music, comics, books and audiobooks through the library website or Hoopla App. All Items on Axis 360 and Hoopla are available for free digital checkout with a York County Libraries card. Find the loan details here.
Take the YCL @Home Brain Bonanza Challenge
Year–round, libraries offer extensive databases and resources for school projects, research and personal learning. With community members looking for interesting things to do at home, our information services professionals created the YCL @Home Brain Bonanza. It is for all ages and kicks off April 1 here on the YCL News blog with five themed questions about Notorious Fools. This is a challenge that can be done as a group, individually, or as a challenge among family members to see who can find the answers the fastest. New questions will go up weekly.
Join Us for Digital Story Times
Youth services staff members are launching digital story times starting Friday, April 3 at 10:00 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on York County Libraries Facebook. Your favorite storytellers from our libraries across the county will share books, finger plays, songs, and more! Each week’s story times will also be posted here on the YCL News blog!