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Teens celebrating Youth Empowerment Summit award

YES Garners Two Statewide Awards

York County Libraries is proud to announce that it has won two 2019 Pennsylvania Library Association (PALA) Best Practices Awards for the teen initiative, the Youth Empowerment Summit (YES).  Martin Library Teen Forum Manager Jennifer Johnson accepted the awards on behalf of the library’s Teen Leadership Committee and York County Libraries at the association’s annual...
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Celebrating Kaltreider-Benfer's Escape Book Club

Escape Book Club Earns Award

Kaltreider-Benfer Library won a Pennsylvania Library Association Best Practices Award in the School Age category for its Escape Book Club. The book club is geared to middle grade students and combines the escape room concept with a book, discussion, activities and a skype interview with the author.  The interactive program is run by North Hopewell...
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Celebrating our 4 awarding winning programs!

We Swept the 2019 PALA Best Practice Awards

York County Libraries won five Best Practices Awards for youth services during the Pennsylvania Library Association’s annual conference in October 2019.  The Carolyne L. Smith Best Practices Awards are given in nine different categories focused on library programs for children, teens, and families. Each category is for a different aspect of growth and learning, and there...
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Beyond Our Walls Program Receives Best Practices Award

York County Libraries won the 2019 Best Practices Award for Family/Multi-generational programming during the annual Pennsylvania Library Association Conference in Erie.  YCL was honored for the program collaboration, Beyond our Walls: Read Me A Story, which connects incarcerated parents with their children through books. Program Launched in 2016 Now in its third year, the program...
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Celebrating Martin Library's Pride Dance

Pride Dance Honored at State Level

Martin Library is proud to announce that they have won a Pennsylvania Library Association Best Practices Award for High School for the Martin Library Pride Dance. We spoke to teen forum manager Jennifer Johnson about the Pride Dance. What is the Pride Dance? It’s a teen-created, teen-led dance where all teens who are LGBTQIA+ or...
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Martin Library Proudly Celebrates Georg Sheets

Martin Library to Honor Georg Sheets

The Martin Library Honors Committee has announced its selection of Georg Sheets as its Fall 2019 Martin Honors honoree. Georg Sheets has served the York community in a variety of roles over the years, which will be recognized in an honors ceremony on October 20, 2019, at 2pm. About Georg Sheets Georg’s family moved to...
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Fall/Winter Hours at York County Libraries

YCL Fall/Winter Hours 2019

Fall/Winter Hours 2019 Fall hours begin* Tuesday, September 3, 2019 *Arthur Hufnagel (Glen Rock) and Glatfelter Memorial (Spring Grove) will begin September 16, 2019...
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1000 books before kindergarten logo

252,000 Books… & Counting!

The idea behind 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is simple: read 1000 books with your newborn, infant, toddler, or preschooler before they begin kindergarten—and they’ll benefit for years to come! 1000 Books makes it fun to build a daily habit of reading.  York County Libraries launched its #1000BooksB4K program in October of 2018.  Our goal was to have 1,000...
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