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Great Books for GOAL!

Parents of first graders, your children are learning how to read and are EXCITED for their trips to the library! But when your library offers over 700,000 items, it can be hard to find just the right book for your new reader. That’s why we’ve asked our literacy and reading experts from across York County...
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A Summer Read 2020 — Videos & Resources

Each summer, York County Libraries partners with community health organizations to read a health-focused book and discuss the issues raised in it. In 2020, we explored the book Option B, which deals with best practices for a healthy mind under unexpected circumstances. Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy is authored by Sheryl Sandberg...
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YCL Renewed!

York County Libraries: Renewed! 2020 has given us quite a spring and summer here at York County Libraries! Everyone has had to learn new ways to do everyday tasks, your local libraries included.  We quickly transformed our in-library SummerQuest program to the virtual world, incorporating story time videos, live book chats, and interactive Zoom events....
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Text reads "Available for rental: Hotspots to Go" with an image of a T-Mobile hotspot device

Hotspots to Go at York County Libraries!

YCL is happy to announce we’re bringing back Wireless Hotspot rentals—now at more YCL locations! What’s a Wireless Hotspot? It’s a portable device that allows you to take a cellular Internet connection with you. It’s perfect if you live in an area that can’t get cable Internet or if you don’t have a data plan...
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Summer Read 2020: Week Six: Loneliness: Resources

Jump back to the main Summer Read 2020 post here. Click to watch the video if you missed the live discussion with our health experts. Before making any changes to your diet, medicine, or health practices, please consult a board-certified physician or psychiatrist to address your specific needs. Community Resources Heritage Senior Center Heritage Senior...
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Summer Read 2020: Week Five: Grief and Loss: Resources

Jump back to the main Summer Read post here. Missed the discussion with the health professionals? Click here to watch a recording on our YouTube channel. Session 5- Grief and Loss Click to download the handout given to participants. Community Resources Empty Arms Perinatal (pregnancy and newborn) loss support group. Where: Apple Hill Medical Center, York...
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Summer Read 2020: Week Four: Divorce & Family Challenges: Resources

Jump back to the main Summer Read 2020 post here. Missed the discussion with the health professionals? Click here to watch a recording on our YouTube channel . One Sheet for Option B Divorce and Family Challenges Click here to download the handout given to participants. Community Resources CAP4Kids Resources from the Children’s Advocacy Project of...
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Summer Read 2020: Week Three: Incarceration: Resources

Jump back to the main Summer Read 2020 post here. Missed the discussion with the health professionals? Click here to watch a recording on our YouTube channel. Session 3 -Incarceration Click for a digital copy of the handout given to participants. Community Resources Beyond our Walls: Read Me A Story, York County Prison and Board of...
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Summer Read 2020: Week Two: Building Resilience/Resilient Kids: Resources

Jump to the main Summer Read 2020 post here. Missed the discussion with the health professionals? Click here to watch a recording on our YouTube channel. Session 2-Building Resilient Kids Click here to download the handout given to participants. Community Resources Children’s Aid Society—The Lehman Center Children’s Aid Society focuses on meeting children’s emotional & immediate...
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Summer Read 2020: Week One: Health, Illness, and Injury Resources

Jump back to the main Summer Read 2020 post here. Missed the live discussion with the health professionals? Click here to watch a recording on our YouTube channel. Session 1-Health & Wellness Click to download a copy of the handout participants received.  Community Resources Active Living Center—Ages 60+ A welcoming space for older adults to...
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Summer Read | Resilience with Option B

York County Libraries Summer Read 2020 | Resilience with Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant’s Option B Each summer, York County Libraries partners with community health organizations to read a health-focused book and discuss the issues raised by the book. In 2020, we invite you to join York County Libraries, WellSpan Health, and WITF as they...
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Robert F. Lambert

Robert F. Lambert Joins Capital BlueCross Board of Directors

York County Libraries President Robert F. Lambert has been elected to serve on the Capital BlueCross Board of Directors. As an independent, community-focused health plan, the board is comprised of individuals who represent a tradition of integrity, philanthropy and service to the community. “Robert Lambert is clearly an accomplished community leader with extensive experience in...
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Fourth of July Reads

Happy Independence Day!

What’s Independence Day? The United States’ Independence Day, also called the Fourth of July, is a U.S. national holiday that commemorates the United States’ declaration of independence from Great Britain. Today, when we refer to the ‘Declaration of Independence,’ we generally refer to the physical document. In 1776, what was seen as important were the...
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Using Beanstack for GO! York | 2020

What is Beanstack? Beanstack is the website and mobile application (Android & Apple iOS) that is used for logging your reading and activities during SummerQuest and other York County Libraries’ programs. From this site, you can track your books and time spent reading, activities you’ve accomplished, and the GO (Get Outdoors) York parks you’ve visited....
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Pride Month & the Stonewall Riots

June is Pride month! What’s Pride Month? June celebrates LGBTQIA+ people and their struggle for recognition and rights in the eyes of the law. LGBTQIA+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual. The + (plus) indicates all other orientations and genders.  Pride Month is celebrated in June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots (aka...
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