News

Fall/Winter Hours at York County Libraries

YCL Fall/Winter Hours 2019

Fall/Winter Hours 2019 Fall hours begin* Tuesday, September 3, 2019 *Arthur Hufnagel (Glen Rock) and Glatfelter Memorial (Spring Grove) will begin September 16, 2019...
Read Post....
1000 books before kindergarten logo

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...
Read Post....
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...
Read Post....
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...
Read Post....
YCLConvo

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...
Read Post....

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...
Read Post....
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...
Read Post....
SummerQuest York County LIbraries logo

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...
Read Post....

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...
Read Post....

Meet Martin Library’s Spring Honoree

Celebrating Children’s Champion Paula Gilbert The Martin Library Honors Committee has announced its selection of Paula Gilbert as its Martin Honors Spring honoree.  They will recognize Gilbert for her outstanding service to children, libraries, and the community on Sunday, April 28 at 2 pm. The public is invited to attend the event which will be held...
Read Post....

We’ll Trade You:Food For Fines May 2019

Project Erases Late Fees and Hunger York County Libraries want to make a trade with library members who have late fees.  YCL will reduce a library cardholder’s late fees by one dollar for each non-perishable item he or she donates at the library.  The food drive provides members with a way to erase their late...
Read Post....
photo of Press Conference Speakers

YCL Announces Big Changes

Three Locations to Undergo Transformation Three York County Libraries have renovation and expansion plans in their future.  The project will transform Martin Library, Kreutz Creek Library and Kaltreider-Benfer Library into state-of-the art library facilities.   The endeavor marks the first simultaneous, multi-location expansion project in the York County Libraries’45-year history.    Here’s a Quick Look at What’s...
Read Post....