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YCL Extending Pickup/Online Only

Visit open.yorklibraries.org What’s happening? York County Libraries will extend its temporary shift to pickup and online services only at most* YCL locations. This pause of in-person browsing will last until it is safe to resume broader library services. (Learn more about York County’s COVID-19 rates here.)  Since the initial statewide closure in March, YCL has...
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Temporary Service Change Dec 21–Jan 10

Visit open.yorklibraries.org What’s happening? Starting Monday, Dec 21, 2020, York County Libraries will temporarily shift to pickup and online services only. This pause of in-person browsing will last through Sunday, January 10, 2021. Due to the significant increase of COVID-19 cases in York County and the surrounding area, we’re making this change to help minimize...
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Winter Reading Challenge returns this January: #BooksLikeUs

Take the Challenge! Note: Pre-Registration for the Winter Reading Challenge 2021 begins on December 18. Minutes will not count until after January 1. Winter Reading Challenge 2021: Books Like Us From January 1st to January 31st, York County Libraries will participate in Beanstack’s National Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Simon & Schuster. This year’s theme,...
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November is Native American Heritage Month

What is Native American Heritage Month? Native American Heritage month (also called American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month) was created to celebrate Indigenous peoples’ “rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories, and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people” in the United States (Excerpted from the National Congress of American Indians website). A...
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Spooky Reads for Chilly Nights – 2020

Are you doing the 2020 Beanstack Hallow-Read Challenge? We’ve picked some books to get you started! They range from seasonal to super-scary books for all different ages. Tips to use our tool: Hover over the bottom edge of the image below. Click the arrows ↔ for fullscreen & speaker ◙ for sound. ESC key will...
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Kids’ Books for Hispanic Heritage Month

Did you know September 15—October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States? Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. We asked our experts to compile a list to help you & your kids celebrate and explore this part of...
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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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