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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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Welcome to the Roaring Twenties at the Libraries

Celebrate National Library Week 2021!

National Library Week (April 4–10, 2021) is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries, library workers’ contributions and promote library use and support. The theme for National Library Week 2021 is “Welcome to Your Library.”   During the pandemic, library workers continue to exceed their communities’ demands, and adapt resources and services to meet their users’...
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YCL Officially Breaks Ground

  York County Libraries has officially broken ground after a successful capital campaign to make our libraries prepared and proactive for 21st century challenges. We are deeply appreciative of the community’s support of our visionary campaign.   It is with great pleasure to announce construction at the site of the new Kreutz Creek Library is currently underway with Martin Library...
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YCL Breaks Ground

Join York County Libraries virtual groundbreaking ceremony to kickoff construction of our three campaign project libraries: Kreutz Creek Library, Kaltreider-Benfer Library and Martin Library. RSVP here to receive an email link to the online event. YCL Virtual Groundbreaking Ceremony Tuesday, March 16, 2021 12:00pm Premiering on YCL YouTube Channel (Watch the premiere Groundbreaking Here.)...
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One Lens PA Project

COVID-19 has changed many things in York County. We know many of our members have experienced disruptions in their lives. Many of you have even lost loved ones, and we offer our condolences to you. We also offer a heartfelt thank you to all frontline workers, from medical professionals to grocery store clerks, who have...
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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources in PA

COVID-19 Vaccine: Learn

The information on this page is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. See a licensed medical professional with your specific questions and concerns. Follow their medical advice; it will be specifically tailored to your individual needs. The following is provided for informational and...
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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

The information on this page is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. See a licensed medical professional with your specific questions and concerns. The following is provided for informational and educational purposes. This page last updated: 12APR2021 Groups 1A, 1B, and 1C are...
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February is Black History Month

What is Black History Month? Black History Month celebrates the achievements of black Americans throughout our nation’s history. Its origins as a national celebration can be traced back to early 20th century American historian Dr. Carter G Woodson, who saw that black Americans were unfairly subjected to stereotyping, derogation, and racism. He wished to elevate...
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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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