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252,000 Books… & Counting!

The idea behind 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is simple: read 1000 books with your newborn, infant, toddler, or preschooler before they begin kindergarten—and they’ll benefit for years to come! 1000 Books makes it fun to build a daily habit of reading.  York County Libraries launched its #1000BooksB4K program in October of 2018.  Our goal was to have 1,000...
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Award Winning Books

Award Winning Books

Award Winners for Your Kids (and you)! Do you want to expand your kids’ reading—or your own? Do you want to choose works that have made a difference in the literary community? There’s nothing better than reading great books together. Each year, the American Library Association chooses books for kids and teens that are outstanding...
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York County Libraries is PA Forward

York County Libraries is PA Forward

YCL is PA Forward! What’s PA Forward? It’s a state-wide library program that supports learning in five key areas. Almost half of York County Libraries are actively pursuing different “star” levels of achievement.   The Five PA Forward Literacies  Basic literacy helps you understand reading and writing. Thirteen percent of Pennsylvanians lack basic literacy skills...
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Community Conversations: We Hear You!

We care.  We listen.  And we take time to respond.  Robert F. Lambert started in his role as York County Libraries President just a few years ago. Since then, he has consistently taken time to visit library locations countywide.  Most importantly, he wants to hear what community members want and need from their libraries.  Joining...
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Cupcake Wars 2019

Challenging all teens ages 13-18! It’s the third annual Cupcake Wars this summer! What’s Cupcake Wars? It’s a chance to show off your creativity with cupcake decorating, while competing against other York County teens! Register for one of the eight qualifying rounds, come show off your creative decorating skills, and if you’re one of the...
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Marketing intern Katie Martel standing next to a banner. Spring 2019 Internship.

My Internship with YCL

When you are a college student, it seems like everyone has the same questions for you. All the dreaded questions you know you will hear when you sit down at your next family dinner. “How’s school going?” “Why did you pick that degree?” “What do you plan on doing after you finish school?” Once you...
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Summer Reading… Summer Learning… SummerQuest 2019!

Have a Stellar Summer! It’s that time of year again! The nights are longer, the sun shines brighter, the kids laugh longer, and the fun gets better. Kids and teens love summer. No more schoolwork and nothing but fun for three months! But parents know that kids who don’t read over the summer lose one...
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2019 Give Local York is May 3rd!

The second annual Give Local York day of giving is right around the corner on Friday, May 3rd.  Last year’s event turned into a community-wide celebration that helped hundreds of nonprofit organizations serving York County including our libraries.  We were overwhelmed by the generosity of our library members and community members who donated and came...
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