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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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June 1st: Additional Services & Hours

Visit open.yorklibraries.org What’s happening? York County Libraries will expand in-library services and hours at several locations starting Tuesday, June 1.  The libraries will be shifting from their current browse and go model to one that can accommodate members who want to stay a little longer. There are two exceptions.  Kreutz Creek Library in Hellam will...
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Kreutz Creek Library Community Information Session

Community Invited to Information Session

York County residents curious about the construction happening at the future Kreutz Creek Library are invited to attend a virtual community information session. The free event will be held on Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 18. Registration is now underway on the YCL events calendar.  Sign up today!  A link for the event will...
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Financial Literacy Month Post, Week 4

How to Give Back Over the past three weeks we have shared information from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) about how to manage your money during the COVID-19 pandemic, how to create a budget and ways to start saving. Our last financial blog for April’s National Financial Literacy Month is about charitable giving. As...
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Kreutz Creek Library Exterior

Kreutz Creek Library Construction Update

Save the date!  Please join us at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 18 on Zoom for the Kreutz Creek Library Community Information Session.  York County Libraries President Robert F. Lambert, Kreutz Creek Library Branch Manager Susan Nenstiel, and key project leaders will detail construction progress.   Learn what the NEW Kreutz Creek Library will offer the community...
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