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Celebrate Juneteenth! Now a Federal Holiday

What is Juneteenth? Now a federal holiday (officially, Juneteenth National Independence Day) is a holiday that marks the date the last enslaved people in the U.S. learned of the official abolition of slavery in the states belonging to the Confederacy. It is also called Freedom Day, Emancipation Day, Cel-Liberation Day, and Jubilee Day; in PA,...
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Using Beanstack for GO! York | 2021

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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Community Invited to Martin Library Information Session

York County residents curious about the construction happening at the Martin Library are invited to attend a virtual community information session. The free event will be held on Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15. Registration is now underway on the YCL events calendar.  Sign up today!  A link for the event will be sent to your email.  York...
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Memorial Day 2021

What is Memorial Day? Memorial Day is a U.S. Federal holiday that falls on the last Monday of each May. It honors servicemembers of the armed forces who fell in the course of their duties, whether in war or in peacetime. In observance of Memorial Day, all York County Libraries locations are closed.  History Memorial...
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Did You Miss It?

Did you miss it?!  YCL President Robert F. Lambert and librarian Susan Nenstiel shared floor plans and a virtual tour of the future Kreutz Creek Library.  This tiny library is currently housed in a 1970’s FEMA trailer and in need of space!   And fortunately, more space is on the horizon in the form of an...
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June 1st: Additional Services & Hours

Visit open.yorklibraries.org What’s happening? York County Libraries will expand in-library services and hours at several locations starting Tuesday, June 1.  The libraries will be shifting from their current browse and go model to one that can accommodate members who want to stay a little longer. There are two exceptions.  Kreutz Creek Library in Hellam will...
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Kreutz Creek Library Community Information Session

Community Invited to Information Session

York County residents curious about the construction happening at the future Kreutz Creek Library are invited to attend a virtual community information session. The free event will be held on Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 18. Registration is now underway on the YCL events calendar.  Sign up today!  A link for the event will...
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Financial Literacy Month Post, Week 4

How to Give Back Over the past three weeks we have shared information from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) about how to manage your money during the COVID-19 pandemic, how to create a budget and ways to start saving. Our last financial blog for April’s National Financial Literacy Month is about charitable giving. As...
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Kreutz Creek Library Exterior

Kreutz Creek Library Construction Update

Save the date!  Please join us at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 18 on Zoom for the Kreutz Creek Library Community Information Session.  York County Libraries President Robert F. Lambert, Kreutz Creek Library Branch Manager Susan Nenstiel, and key project leaders will detail construction progress.   Learn what the NEW Kreutz Creek Library will offer the community...
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Give Local York on May 7

Give Local York 2021 is right around the corner! York County Libraries will again participate in this year’s Give Local York, the biggest day of giving in York County.  The 24-hour online event will be held from 12:00 a.m. through 11:59:59 p.m. Friday, May 7.   Last year, community members came together last year to raise...
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Financial Literacy Month, Post 3

How to Save Money Last week we shared some information about knowing where each of your dollars go, also known as  budgeting (click to go to the post)!  In that blog we mentioned that you should always pay yourself first, also known as saving.  Today, let’s talk about learning how to save money. As shared...
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Financial Literacy Month, Post 2

Missed our first post? Find it here. All About Budgets! In my growing-up years, when it came to money, my parents were frugal. Many of their ways were passed down to me: Use coupons; shop for the best price; shop sales; save for what you want; ask yourself, “is this a want or a need?”...
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April is Financial Literacy Month, Post 1

Since April is Financial Literacy Month, it’s a great time to take advantage of FREE programs and learning. Get yourself more educated about finances, budgeting, and planning for the future. No matter your income level, no matter your age, this is a great skill to work on! Your Finances and the Coronavirus Pandemic The Consumer...
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Financial Literacy Month: Book List 2021

Books from York County Libraries’ Collection Below is a list of some books that will help boost your financial smarts. Even better, they are available in the York County Libraries collection!  (Borrowing books from the library saves you money, too.) They are in alphabetical order by title. Click a title to go to the catalog...
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YCL Here We Go

Library Construction Underway

Watch the groundbreaking ceremony   A recent groundbreaking ceremony signaled the start of construction for three York County Libraries. They include Kreutz Creek Library in Hellam, Kaltreider-Benfer Library in Red Lion, and Martin Library in downtown York.  All are slated to undergo major changes to meet the service needs of York County residents.  Ceremony Goes Digital...
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