Give Local York on May 7

Give Local York 2021 is right around the corner! York County Libraries will again participate in this year’s Give Local York, the biggest day of giving in York County.  The 24-hour online event will be held from 12:00 a.m. through 11:59:59 p.m. Friday, May 7.   Last year, community members came together last year to raise $3.5 million for more than 300 local nonprofits.  Collectively, our libraries received nearly 1,000 gifts during last year’s Give Local event – more than any other participating organization.

Libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building – and everyone is welcome to use our services. During the pandemic, York County Libraries quickly shifted to enhance digital resources and create virtual story time programs to continue meeting community needs.  During the first three months alone, York County Libraries renewed and issued over 1,000 new library cards to residents, providing free access to 80 reference databases and over 80,000 digital books and materials.   This year, more than ever, we’re counting on the community’s support of York County’s libraries.

How to Help

On Friday, May 7,  consider supporting your library to provide essential programs and services to your friends, family, and neighbors. Your investment will have a real impact.

To support York County Libraries for Give Local York, go to between midnight and 11:59pm on May 7!  To support your favorite library, click on the name below to give on May 7.  We thank you for your support!

Make a Bigger Impact

Do you want to help us raise funds? Become a peer-to-peer fundraiser! Simply visit your library’s Give Local York profile and click the “Fundraise” button to sign up as a Fundraiser for the library.

Libraries Host Activities During Give Local York

During Give Local York Day on May 7, several York County Libraries will be hosting special activities online, outside, and off-site.  The following events are planned:

  • 7:00am – 5:00pm: Kreutz Creek Library at Hallamshire Family Restaurant
  • 9:00am – 4:00pm: Collinsville Library features South Central PA Search and Rescue
  • 9:00am – 4:00pm: Mason-Dixon Library at Heartwood Nursery – Go Native on Give Local York Day
  • 9:00am: Paul Smith Library PA Forward Gold Star Community Celebration (via Zoom)
  • 10:00am – 1:00pm: Glatfelter Memorial Library – meet the Tales for Tails Dogs
  • 10:00am – 2:00pm: Kreutz Creek Library – Grab & Go Hair Raising Fun Craft
  • 10:30am: Guthrie Memorial Library – Sidewalk Art
  • 10:30am: Mason-Dixon Library – Outdoor Story Time
  • 11:00am: Dillsburg Library – Outdoor Story Time
  • 11:00am: Dillsburg Library – Special Edition Online Story Time (via Facebook)
  • 11:00am – 9:00pm Mason-Dixon Library at Stewartstown Smokehouse & Beer Barn
  • 11:00am: Red Land Library at The Blue Sky Tavern – Select a Free Book
  • 12:15pm: Village Library Lunch – Time Stress Break (via YouTube)
  • 12:30pm: Guthrie Memorial Library – Sidewalk Art
  • 1:00pm: Dillsburg Library – Take a Hike! (via Facebook)
  • 1:00pm – 4:00pm: Red Land Library at The Blue Sky Tavern – Live Music
  • 2:00pm – 5:00pm: Arthur Hufnagel Library – Special Library Hours
  • 3:00pm – 6:00pm: Dover Library featuring Sarah’s Creamery Ice Cream Truck
  • 4:00pm: Dover Library – Outdoor Ice Cream Story Time
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm: Arthur Hufnagel Library – Make a Balloon Bracelet
  • 5:00pm – 8:00pm: Arthur Hufnagel Library – Happy Hour at Glen Rock Mill Inn
  • 6:30pm – 8:00pm: Kaltreider-Benfer Library – Outdoor Zumba-Thon
  • 7:00pm: Red Land Library at The Blue Sky Tavern – Trivia with Domi Miller
  • 8:00pm: Red Land Library at The Blue Sky Tavern – Celebrity Bartender
  • 9:00pm – 12:00am: Red Land Library at The Blue Sky Tavern – Live Music
  • 10:00pm: Red Land Library at The Blue Sky Tavern – Celebrity Bartender

For more details and to register for these events, visit our Events Calendar.