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Leaving Our Mark on the World

Inherited Family History by guest blogger Janine Pflaum York County Libraries Director of Development Many years ago I inherited family history documentation with hundreds of photographs that nobody else in the family seemed interested. I had no idea what I was to do with all of it, but I knew that it had to be...
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York County Librarian Receives Distinguished Service Award

Pennsylvania Library Association Recognizes Paula Gilbert The Pennsylvania Library Association presented Paula Gilbert, director of youth services for York County Libraries, with its highest professional laurel, the “Distinguished Service Award” during its annual conference Tuesday.  The award is presented annually to a librarian who exemplifies exceptional meritorious statewide service to libraries of the Commonwealth and...
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Library of the Year

Pennsylvania Library Association Names Martin Library as Library of the Year

The York County Library is the First in Pennsylvania to Receive the Statewide Award The Pennsylvania Library Association named Martin Library as “Library of the Year” Tuesday during the association’s annual conference.  The York County library is the first in Pennsylvania to receive this statewide award.  The designation comes on the heels of the library’s...
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Martin Library Gold Star Award

Martin Library Receives PA Forward Gold Star Award

The Pennsylvania Library Association recognized Martin Library in York for becoming a PA Forward Gold Star Library during a recent ceremony.  Martin Library is the first library in York County to achieve this distinction.     According to Pennsylvania Library Association Executive Director Christi Buker, the PA Forward Star Library program recognizes libraries who clearly demonstrate their...
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Dr. Mitzel

Friends of Kreutz Creek Library to Honor Dr. Timothy Mitzel

Ceremony & Reception Sunday, November 4 The Friends of Kreutz Creek Library have announced their selection of Dr. Timothy Mitzel as the 2018 Honoree for their inaugural Honors Reception.  They will recognize Mitzel for his outstanding dedication to education and the community during a special ceremony and reception on Sunday, November 4 at 2 p.m....
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opioid addiction and treatment Opioid and Narcan training at your library

Free educational series on opioid addiction, treatment and family recovery

Opioid Addiction & Treatment Education 2018-2019 York County Libraries is hosting a series of educational programs addressing the issues of opioid addiction, substance abuse, treatment, and family recovery at libraries across the county over the next several months.  Experts from York/Adams Drug & Alcohol Commission, The RASE Project,  Wellspan, and Recovery Coaching Associates will be speaking...
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten family reading together

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

How to prepare your child to succeed: Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten To encourage York County families to read with their young children, we now offer an exciting new program: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. This is an offshoot of a national program made with our unique style of fun style of fun. Just one book...
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Jump Into the Library Think Tank

Join YCL President Robert F. Lambert in Hanover and Red Lion Have you attended a Library Think Tank?  Here’s your chance…two chances in fact! YCL President Robert F. Lambert is heading to Hanover and Red Lion for this quarter’s Library Think Tank sessions.  Both events start at 7:00 p.m. and are free to attend.  The...
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C. Kim Bracey

Martin Library Honors Committee to Recognize C. Kim Bracey

Ceremony & Reception Sunday, October 7 The Martin Library Honors Committee has announced its selection of C. Kim Bracey as its Fall 2018 Martin Honors honoree.  They will recognize Kim for her outstanding dedication to libraries and the community during a special ceremony and reception on Sunday, October 7 at 2 p.m. at the library. ...
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The Five Finger Game: how to find that just right book

The Five Finger Game Your child is excited to pick out his or her own books at the library.  Yea!  Choosing books to read is so much fun, but there are so many to choose from.  How can you help find great new books to read that are not too easy or too hard for your child to...
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