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Robert Lambert and Carol Hill Evans present Henry and Andrea Nye with their 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Certificate of Completion

1000 Books 2022 Celebration

It’s nearly time to celebrate!   We’re excited to welcome author Marie Lamba to Martin Library! She’s our guest of honor at this year’s 1000 Books Before Kindergarten celebration on September...
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Learn a New Language at the Library

In an increasingly connected world, there are more advantages than ever to studying a new language. With technological increases it has also never been easier to learn one while stuck...
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1953

Last year I postulated on our Facebook page the connection between the final episode of M*A*S*H and the founding of the library. The Korean War, as depicted in the TV show,...
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The Library’s Early Days

I’ve never really been able to pin down an exact founding date of the library (and yes this does bother me a little – I like things neat and tidy...
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York County History over an image of a map of York County with a pin in it

Celebrate York County History

Celebrate York County History Did you know a lot of things had their start here in York County? We’ve pulled just a few out in our interactive timeline below (which...
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Featured Artist: Jeanney Wharton

Editors Note: The Dillsburg Area Public Library’s featured artists for July and August 2022 is Jeanney Wharton. Our art wall coordinator, Shelby Pizzarro, caught up Wharton. What is the source...
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Instagram logo. Illustration of art materials. Text: Teen Art Contest Rules for Entry 2022

2022 Teen Art Contest Rules

Teen Art Instagram Contest Rules WHO MAY ENTER: Teens, aged 13-18, who are members of York County Libraries (in York County, Pennsylvania) and registered for SummerQuest 2022 may submit pictures...
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June is Pride Month against a rainbow gradient background

June is Pride Month

June is Pride Month June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month. (Wondering why June? See our blog on the history behind the month here.) LGBTQIA+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer,...
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Temporary Location Opens May 23

Kaltreider-Benfer Library will open with limited services at Windsor Manor Elementary School, 2110 Windsor Road,  on Monday, May 23. Members should use the school’s Second Street entrance and rear door 5A to access the...
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On the Home Stretch

Martin Library’s campaign building project is on the home stretch. Construction and renovation are almost complete. And while the last few remaining jobs are finished, the wait for furniture and...
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Photograph of a reader doing a virtual story time; photo of a person holding books; photo of a child accessing technology. Text reads "York County Libraries. Friday May 6th. Give Local York."

Celebrate Give Local York May 6

For the fifth consecutive year, York County Libraries will participate in Give Local York, the biggest day of giving in York County! The 24-hour online event will be held on...
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Donation Expands Teen Collection

The book collection for teens at Dover Area Community Library has expanded thanks to a $2,500 literacy grant from global bookseller, Better World Books. The funds enabled the library to...
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April is Autism Acceptance Month

April is Autism Acceptance Month 2022

April is Autism Acceptance Month April is Autism Acceptance Month. Another name is Autism Awareness Month, or World Autism Month internationally. It seeks to provide a space to share stories...
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Early Literacy Resources

Beyond Story Time: Supporting Learning at Home Through story time, parents, caregivers, and children are developing a love of reading and the library. Story time invites curiosity, discovery, and exploration....
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Service Changes Start April 4th

Kaltreider-Benfer Library will be changing its services offerings starting Monday, April 4th in preparation for construction. There will be many changes over the next several months as the library expands...
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Spring Story Times Announced

York County Libraries are starting spring story times for children and families in March and April at locations across the county. The weekly offerings include story times geared to babies,...
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Women’s History Month 2022

Can you name these notable American women? See below! Women’s History Month In 1911, Sonoma County, Caliornia decided to establish a Women’s History Week. This local celebration took place in...
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Construction Rolling Right Along

Construction at Martin Library is rolling right along towards its anticipated completion this spring.  The newly renovated Children’s Room is now open for holds pickup and browsing of the children’s...
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2022 Award-Winning Books at YCL

Award-Winning Books Each year, the American Library Association chooses books for kids and teens that are outstanding in different fields for many different awards, collectively called the Youth Media Awards....
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Kreutz Creek Library Opens

Library members have been waiting for this day! On Monday, February 7th, members can step inside the brand new Kreutz Creek Library to browse and explore the 8,800 square foot...
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Celebrate Black History Month with illustrations of Black notable people across the bottom

Black History Month 2022

Do you know all the people illustrated here? Check the bottom of this page to see if you’re correct! What is Black History Month? During Black History Month, we celebrate...
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Renovation Closure Announced

Martin Library in York will close for renovation from December 20, 2021 through January 3, 2022.  During that time, members will not be able to enter the building but can...
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Moving to New Quarters

Kreutz Creek Library staff and volunteers have been busy moving library books, story time props, and more from storage and the trailer to its new quarters just steps across the...
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Going to New Heights

Renovations at Martin Library recently went to new heights as construction workers hoisted the library’s new chiller to the rooftop.  Work on the second floor is nearing completion and the...
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The Season for Hygge

The dictionary describes the word Hygge as: noun~ “Especially in the Danish lifestyle, the feeling of coziness and contentment evoked by simple comforts, as being wrapped in a blanket, having...
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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,...
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It Looks Totally Different

The space that was once served as the information services department and adult computer lab looks totally different.  Renovations led by Kinsley Construction, Inc. have significantly altered the second floor...
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Ready to Furnish

The physical transformation of the former Hellam Township Building into the new Kreutz Creek Library is in a word: amazing.  Kinsley Construction, Inc. and crews from several local companies did...
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The Unifying Power of Stories

Banned Books Week, Sept. 26 – Oct. 2, is a reminder of the unifying power of stories. This year, YCL’s celebration of Banned Books Week looks very different than what we have done in past years. We are not...
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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,...
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