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Celebrate Give Local York May 6

For the fifth consecutive year, York County Libraries will participate in Give Local York, the biggest day of giving in York County! The 24-hour online event will be held on Friday, May 6 from 12:00 a.m. through 11:59:59 p.m. Last year, community members came together to raise an amazing $3.7 million for more than 300...
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Self-Care Tips for May: Mental Health Month

Do some self-care during May! May is Mental Health Month! While it might feel like mental health awareness is a modern-day concern, this month-long advocacy effort dates back to 1949. According to youth.gov, its goal is to “raise awareness of trauma and the impact it can have on the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of...
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On the Home Stretch

Martin Library’s campaign building project is on the home stretch. Construction and renovation are almost complete. And while the last few remaining jobs are finished, the wait for furniture and the library’s member services desk continues.  Supply chain delays have impacted their arrival.  However, once the furnishings and desk are in place, the library will...
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Martin Library Honors Victoria Connor

The Martin Library Honors Committee announced its selection of Victoria Connor as its 2022 Spring Honoree. Victoria has served the York community in a variety of roles over the years and will be recognized in a virtual honors ceremony on May 25, 2022 at 5:00pm via Zoom. To make a contribution in honor of Victoria,...
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Kaltreider-Benfer Moving to Temporary Site

Kaltreider-Benfer Library is moving to a temporary site while its current location undergoes major renovation and expansion. Starting May 2, the 147 S. Charles St. building will be closed until construction is completed. Thanks to the Red Lion Area School District, the library has a temporary home. Kaltreider-Benfer Library will offer limited library services beginning...
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Donation Expands Teen Collection

The book collection for teens at Dover Area Community Library has expanded thanks to a $2,500 literacy grant from global bookseller, Better World Books. The funds enabled the library to add over 250 books to its collection for teens, along with 40 new titles for elementary school age members. The new teen fiction, non-fiction, graphic...
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April is Autism Acceptance Month

April is Autism Acceptance Month 2022

April is Autism Acceptance Month April is Autism Acceptance Month. Another name is Autism Awareness Month, or World Autism Month internationally. It seeks to provide a space to share stories and increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism. Over 75 million people worldwide have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In the United States, approximately 1...
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Early Literacy Resources

Beyond Story Time: Supporting Learning at Home Through story time, parents, caregivers, and children are developing a love of reading and the library. Story time invites curiosity, discovery, and exploration. These interactive programs incorporate reading, singing, talking, writing and playing in order to build the skills needed for school in a welcoming environment supported by...
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Service Changes Start April 4th

Kaltreider-Benfer Library will be changing its services offerings starting Monday, April 4th in preparation for construction. There will be many changes over the next several months as the library expands and renovates. Starting April 4th, only the front part of the library will be open for member use. Holds pick up and other services will...
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Grand Opening Celebration April 11 – 16

Kreutz Creek Library is ready to swing open the doors and officially introduce its new space to the community during its Grand Opening Celebration April 11 – 16.  The week’s festivities kick off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:00 a.m. Monday, April 11.  Join York County Libraries President Robert F. Lambert, new Kreutz Creek Library...
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Spring Story Times Announced

York County Libraries are starting spring story times for children and families in March and April at locations across the county. The weekly offerings include story times geared to babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and families. While many programs are being held inside the library, some are heading outdoors to the rail trail, Lake Marburg, and other...
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Women’s History Month 2022

Can you name these notable American women? See below! Women’s History Month In 1911, Sonoma County, Caliornia decided to establish a Women’s History Week. This local celebration took place in the week surrounding International Women’s Day (March 8). By the early 1980s, it expanded to weeks-long conferences and discussions of women’s contributions. In 1980, President...
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