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Find Great Digital Reads

As librarians – and most admittedly bibliophiles – having our next great read within easy reach and being surrounded by collections of  intriguing books is what gives us joy and purpose.  We love creating our book collections to peak the interest of readers so they want to take the books home to discover what’s inside....
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YCL @Home Brain Bonanza

Going crazy? Need to exercise your brain? We have the perfect activity for you: YCL @Home Brain Bonanza During this time of home quarantine, join us as we begin the YCL @Home Brain Bonanza. This challenge is for members of all ages. You can do these activities as group or by yourself. Heck, you can...
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York County Libraries Participate in Give Local York

York County’s largest day of giving Give Local York is taking place on Friday, May 1.  On this day, thousands of people will come together to support hundreds of York County nonprofits, and your libraries are participating.   At York County Libraries, we recognize our role as a trusted civic institution. York County Libraries maintains robust digital resources that you...
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Take the Spring into Reading Challenge 

York County Libraries have launched a Spring into Reading Challenge for library members who want to see how much they can read now through April 30th.  Are you game? The challenge is open to all ages. It’s free to participate with a library card. Sign up and track your progress at yorklibraries.beanstack.org.    Members Rocked...
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Libraries Closed Through April 6

York County Libraries will be closed through Monday, April 6 following a recent directive from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.  Libraries across Pennsylvania will remain closed to help slow down the spread of COVID-19.  This action aligns with the extended closure of K – 12 schools.   What this means for you All library material due...
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As Seen On Instagram

If you’ve seen it on our Instagram, you’ll find it here. Live links to everything we feature on our Instagram profile as of 3/31/2020.    At Home Brain Bonanza Blog post with rules: https://www.yorklibraries.org/2020/03/29/ycl-home-brain-bonanza/ Blog post for questions (new post on Wednesdays): https://www.yorklibraries.org/about-us/news/   Additional Ebook Resources For Hoopla, visit www.hoopladigital.com For Axis360, visit ycl.axis360.baker-taylor.com...
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York County Libraries Temporarily Closing

Update as of March 24, 2020: York County Libraries will be closed through April 6, 2020. Further updates to come. York County Libraries will be closed Sunday, March 15 through Sunday, March 29 in support of the Governor’s decision to close all schools in Pennsylvania to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, and in compliance...
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COVID-19 What You Need to Know

COVID-19: What You Want to Know With heightened concerns about the Coronavirus (aka COVID-19), there is a steady stream of information circulating in the news, on the internet, and on social media.  As librarians, we know how important it is to find reliable, accurate information to make educated decisions for yourself and your family.  We...
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2020 Youth Media Awards – Teen/Young Adult Books

2020 Award Winning Teen & Young Adult Books! Jump to an award: Newbery   Coretta Scott King   Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe   Printz   Alex    Edwards   Odyssey   Sibert   Stonewall   Morris   YALSA Nonfiction Excellence   Asian/Pacific American Literature   Taylor   American Indian Youth Literature The American Library Association names winners for book awards every January. In 2020, there...
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2020 Youth Media Awards – Middle Grades Books!

2020 Award Winning Middle Grades Books! Jump to an award: Newbery   Coretta Scott King   Printz   Schneider   Edwards   Batchelder   Odyssey  Pura Belpre   Sibert    Asian/Pacific American Literature   Taylor   American Indian Youth Literature The American Library Association names winners for book awards every January. In 2020, there were so many winners, we’ve had to divide them into...
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2020 Award Winning Children’s Books!

2020 Award Winning Middle Grades Books! Jump to an award: Newbery    Caldecott    Coretta Scott King     Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe     Schneider     Children’s Literature Legacy     Batchelder      Odyssey     Belpre     Sibert     Stonewall    Seuss    Asian/Pacific American Literature     Taylor     American Indian Youth Literature The...
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Sensory Story Time Expanded in Winter 2020

Join us for Sensory Story Times! Our Sensory Story Times have been developed to aid children aged 2-5 with their sensory needs. Therapists from Connections Early Intervention & Supports partner with York County Libraries staff to provide story times that children of all abilities can enjoy! Connections Early Intervention & Supports believes that children learn...
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1000 Reasons to Celebrate

York County Libraries is celebrating its young readers and families on Saturday, January 25 in The Family Place at Martin Library in York. The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Midway Celebration runs from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event is free and is geared to children from birth through five and their families.  The celebration...
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Cat and kitten on a windowsill with a lake and a duck flying outside

Use a book’s pictures to help kids learn to read

Let’s talk about the pictures The way you talk with your child as you read books together helps them to learn to read by themselves.  Try talking about the pictures in the book to build your child’s word bank (vocabulary) and understanding (comprehension). Start when your child can answer a question with a short phrase....
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New Year, New Challenge: #WinterRead2020

Take the Challenge! Note: Pre-Registration for the Winter Reading Challenge is open now. Minutes will not count until after January 1. Winter Reading Challenge Kicks off the New Year From January 1st to January 31st, York County Libraries will participate in Beanstack’s Third Annual Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Penguin Random House (PRH). Beanstack is...
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