Give Local York is May 4-5, 2023

For the sixth consecutive year, York County Libraries will participate in Give Local York, the biggest day of giving in York County! The 27-hour online event will start on Thursday, May 4 from 9:00:00 p.m. and the giving will run through 11:59:59 p.m on Friday, May 5. Last year, community members came together to raise an amazing $4.17 million for nearly 300 local nonprofits. Give Local York amplifies the work that local organizations are doing collectively to enrich the lives of community members.

A Big Thank You from YCL!

“Give Local York spotlights the many local organizations dedicated to enriching the lives of York Countians. It is inspiring to see the collective outpouring of community support for York County’s nonprofits,” says York County Libraries President Robert F. Lambert. “Our libraries are appreciative of the enthusiastic support we receive through this initiative each year. Donations help our 13 libraries connect readers of all ages to information, technology, and educational experiences.” 

Have a favorite library you would like to support? Here are some quick links for May 4th & 5th!

Collinsville Community Library   Village Library  

Join Our Library Celebrations!

Every year, staff and library friends plan fun community events to celebrate Give Local York. And 2023 is no different!  Libraries are hosting a variety of special activities online, at libraries, and in the local community.

Here’s a Sneak Peek at What’s Happening!

  • Arthur’s Friends (the Friends group of Arthur Hufnagel Public Library of Glen Rock) will lead the big giving on Friday! Join us:

Glen Rock Mill Inn
50 Water Street
Glen Rock, PA 17327

Friday, May 5, from 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Celebrate Give Local York, Cinco de Mayo style. 
Support the Hufnagel Library of Glen Rock and have a good time with us during Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour at the Glen Rock Mill Inn patio and bar!

  • Paul Smith Library will hold a Give Local York: Bookmark Craft event!

    Paul Smith Library
    80 Constitution Avenue
    Shrewsbury, PA 17361

    Friday, May 5, from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Join us at Paul Smith Library to create your own customized Give Local York bookmark! All supplies and light refreshments provided. Come support your library. Stay for the crafting, creativity, and community!

  • Red Land Community Library in Etters is setting up headquarters at The Blue Sky Tavern for Give Local York on BOTH giving days (details below). Grab a free book, ask library staff and volunteers questions, and enjoy great food and drink while supporting the library!

    Jim Topper, musician photo
    Musician Jim Topper! See him during Give Local York at The Blue Sky Tavern

    The Blue Sky Tavern
    895 Old Trail Road
    Etters, PA 17319

    Thursday, May 4 8:00 p.m.–12:00 midnight, at the Blue Sky Tavern
    8:00 p.m.—12:00 midnight — Red Land staff and volunteers will work the library table with buttons for donors, free books and door prize entries for all!
    8:oo p.m. — Trivia with Domi downstairs (Theme: Cinco de Mayo)  
    8:00 p.m. — “Baked Beans” plays upstairs (music with Eric Madar)
    9:00 p.m. — Kick-off of Give Local York! 

    Friday, May 5 11:00 a.m.–12:00 midnight, at the Blue Sky Tavern
    11:00 a.m.–12:00 midnight — Visit Red Land staff and volunteers at the library table from 11am to 12 midnight!
    1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. — Music: Jim Topper, acoustic originals
    8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. — Kari Hilt: celebrity MC
    9:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m. — Music: Wes Hoke and the Bare Roots Band 


Find more event details on our YCL Calendar!