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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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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 trying out a new service to enrich the lives of York County residents… Wireless Hotspots! This service will begin on Monday, December 2, 2019 at Collinsville and Martin Libraries.  What’s a Wireless Hotspot? It’s a portable device that allows you to take a cellular Internet connection with you. It’s...
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Teens celebrating Youth Empowerment Summit award

YES Garners Two Statewide Awards

York County Libraries is proud to announce that it has won two 2019 Pennsylvania Library Association (PALA) Best Practices Awards for the teen initiative, the Youth Empowerment Summit (YES).  Martin Library Teen Forum Manager Jennifer Johnson accepted the awards on behalf of the library’s Teen Leadership Committee and York County Libraries at the association’s annual...
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Celebrating Kaltreider-Benfer's Escape Book Club

Escape Book Club Earns Award

Kaltreider-Benfer Library won a Pennsylvania Library Association Best Practices Award in the School Age category for its Escape Book Club. The book club is geared to middle grade students and combines the escape room concept with a book, discussion, activities and a skype interview with the author.  The interactive program is run by North Hopewell...
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Celebrating our 4 awarding winning programs!

We Swept the 2019 PALA Best Practice Awards

York County Libraries won five Best Practices Awards for youth services during the Pennsylvania Library Association’s annual conference in October 2019.  The Carolyne L. Smith Best Practices Awards are given in nine different categories focused on library programs for children, teens, and families. Each category is for a different aspect of growth and learning, and there...
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Beyond Our Walls Program Receives Best Practices Award

York County Libraries won the 2019 Best Practices Award for Family/Multi-generational programming during the annual Pennsylvania Library Association Conference in Erie.  YCL was honored for the program collaboration, Beyond our Walls: Read Me A Story, which connects incarcerated parents with their children through books. Program Launched in 2016 Now in its third year, the program...
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Celebrating Martin Library's Pride Dance

Pride Dance Honored at State Level

Martin Library is proud to announce that they have won a Pennsylvania Library Association Best Practices Award for High School for the Martin Library Pride Dance. We spoke to teen forum manager Jennifer Johnson about the Pride Dance. What is the Pride Dance? It’s a teen-created, teen-led dance where all teens who are LGBTQIA+ or...
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Martin Library Proudly Celebrates Georg Sheets

Martin Library to Honor Georg Sheets

The Martin Library Honors Committee has announced its selection of Georg Sheets as its Fall 2019 Martin Honors honoree. Georg Sheets has served the York community in a variety of roles over the years, which will be recognized in an honors ceremony on October 20, 2019, at 2pm. About Georg Sheets Georg’s family moved to...
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