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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: 27JULY2021 All adult groups are now eligible...
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Holds Suggested as Collections are Moving

Martin Library staff members are methodically moving library collections to prepare the way for each phase of renovation.  Since the ability to personally browse collections is ever-changing as construction progresses, Martin Library Director Mina Edmondson suggests that members place a hold on items to be filled by the YCL collection. York County Libraries staff will...
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The Excitement is Building

The excitement for the brand new Kreutz Creek Library is building!  All signs – most notably, the ones now mounted on the building – point to the library’s near completion.  Next month, furnishings and shelving should be in place in preparation for the big move.  Staff, friends and volunteers will be moving library collections from...
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Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

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. Hispanic Americans are people who come from, or whose ancestors come from Spanish-speaking areas, particularly Latin American countries. Nearly one...
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September is National Library Card Signup Month

September is National Library Card Signup Month York County Libraries is excited to celebrate National Library Card Signup Month in September. We’re glad that you want to share in the celebration! Library cards provide equitable access to books, technology, music, research, and more to Americans of all classes and backgrounds.  Marley Dias is the honorary...
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Progress on All Levels

Construction work at Martin Library is showing progress on all levels.  The library’s iconic 1935 weathervane has reclaimed its original spot, perched high above many York City structures.  Renovation in the library’s lower level is transforming the program room, teen forum, and library archives into spaces with renewed purpose.  Demolition work on the second floor...
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It is Beginning to Look Like A Library

Construction at the former Hellam Township Building is totally transforming the 8,800 square foot building into a new structure, a library to be exact.  In just a few short months, Kreutz Creek Library is moving into this future state-of-the-art facility.  Construction is slated to be done this fall.   Behind the Scenes Interested in a behind the...
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Donuts and Other Proclamations of Love

“The truth is, I wouldn’t be a writer if I hadn’t first been a teacher,” says Jared Reck, local educator and author of the newly released book Donuts and Other Proclamations of Love.  Jared will discuss the novel via Zoom at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 3.   The virtual author visit is part of this year’s...
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You Don’t Have to be an Artist to Work in Animation

“I hear a lot of people say, ‘I’d love to work in the animation industry, but I can’t draw’ and the truth is you don’t have to,” says Netflix Animation Supervisor Mike Greenholt.  “We need people to plan schedules, manage budgets, set up workstations and screening rooms. Anyone who loves animation can be part of the action...
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Summer Read program. Sponsored by WITF, WellSpan Health, and Capital Blue Cross. A PA Forward Health Literacy Initiative.

Summer Read 2021

You Belong York County Libraries joins eight other central PA county library groups to present the Transforming Health Summer Read project, now in its ninth year. We’re excited to present You Belong: A Call for Connection by Sebene Selassie as this year’s selection. Our goal for 2021 is to align the  Summer Read program to complement Transforming Health’s “Here With You.” “Here...
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Library Construction Underway at Two Sites

Library construction is underway at two library locations: Kreutz Creek Library in Hellam and Martin Library in York.  Construction at a third location,  Kaltreider-Benfer Library in Red Lion, is expected to start this fall.  The projects are a direct result of the incredible community support received during YCL’s Imagine. Discover. Connect. Capital Campaign.   See the...
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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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