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2020 Youth Media Awards – Teen/Young Adult Books

2020 Award Winning Teen & Young Adult Books! Jump to an award: Newbery   Coretta Scott King   Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe   Printz   Alex    Edwards   Odyssey   Sibert   Stonewall   Morris   YALSA Nonfiction Excellence   Asian/Pacific American Literature   Taylor   American Indian Youth Literature The American Library Association names winners for book awards every January. In 2020, there...
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2020 Youth Media Awards – Middle Grades Books!

2020 Award Winning Middle Grades Books! Jump to an award: Newbery   Coretta Scott King   Printz   Schneider   Edwards   Batchelder   Odyssey  Pura Belpre   Sibert    Asian/Pacific American Literature   Taylor   American Indian Youth Literature The American Library Association names winners for book awards every January. In 2020, there were so many winners, we’ve had to divide them into...
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2020 Award Winning Children’s Books!

2020 Award Winning Middle Grades Books! Jump to an award: Newbery    Caldecott    Coretta Scott King     Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe     Schneider     Children’s Literature Legacy     Batchelder      Odyssey     Belpre     Sibert     Stonewall    Seuss    Asian/Pacific American Literature     Taylor     American Indian Youth Literature The...
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Sensory Story Time Expanded in Winter 2020

Join us for Sensory Story Times! Our Sensory Story Times have been developed to aid children aged 2-5 with their sensory needs. Therapists from Connections Early Intervention & Supports partner with York County Libraries staff to provide story times that children of all abilities can enjoy! Connections Early Intervention & Supports believes that children learn...
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1000 Reasons to Celebrate

York County Libraries is celebrating its young readers and families on Saturday, January 25 in The Family Place at Martin Library in York. The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Midway Celebration runs from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event is free and is geared to children from birth through five and their families.  The celebration...
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Use a book’s pictures to help kids learn to read

Let’s talk about the pictures The way you talk with your child as you read books together helps them to learn to read by themselves.  Try talking about the pictures in the book to build your child’s word bank (vocabulary) and understanding (comprehension). Start when your child can answer a question with a short phrase....
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New Year, New Challenge: #WinterRead2020

Take the Challenge! Note: Pre-Registration for the Winter Reading Challenge is open now. Minutes will not count until after January 1. Winter Reading Challenge Kicks off the New Year From January 1st to January 31st, York County Libraries will participate in Beanstack’s Third Annual Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Penguin Random House (PRH). Beanstack is...
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Text reads "Available for rental: Hotspots to Go" with an image of a T-Mobile hotspot device

Hotspots To Go at York County Libraries

YCL is happy to announce we’re trying out a new service to enrich the lives of York County residents… Wireless Hotspots! This service will begin on Monday, December 2, 2019 at Collinsville and Martin Libraries.  What’s a Wireless Hotspot? It’s a portable device that allows you to take a cellular Internet connection with you. It’s...
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Teens celebrating Youth Empowerment Summit award

YES Garners Two Statewide Awards

York County Libraries is proud to announce that it has won two 2019 Pennsylvania Library Association (PALA) Best Practices Awards for the teen initiative, the Youth Empowerment Summit (YES).  Martin Library Teen Forum Manager Jennifer Johnson accepted the awards on behalf of the library’s Teen Leadership Committee and York County Libraries at the association’s annual...
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Celebrating Kaltreider-Benfer's Escape Book Club

Escape Book Club Earns Award

Kaltreider-Benfer Library won a Pennsylvania Library Association Best Practices Award in the School Age category for its Escape Book Club. The book club is geared to middle grade students and combines the escape room concept with a book, discussion, activities and a skype interview with the author.  The interactive program is run by North Hopewell...
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Celebrating our 4 awarding winning programs!

We Swept the 2019 PALA Best Practice Awards

York County Libraries won five Best Practices Awards for youth services during the Pennsylvania Library Association’s annual conference in October 2019.  The Carolyne L. Smith Best Practices Awards are given in nine different categories focused on library programs for children, teens, and families. Each category is for a different aspect of growth and learning, and there...
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Beyond Our Walls Program Receives Best Practices Award

York County Libraries won the 2019 Best Practices Award for Family/Multi-generational programming during the annual Pennsylvania Library Association Conference in Erie.  YCL was honored for the program collaboration, Beyond our Walls: Read Me A Story, which connects incarcerated parents with their children through books. Program Launched in 2016 Now in its third year, the program...
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Celebrating Martin Library's Pride Dance

Pride Dance Honored at State Level

Martin Library is proud to announce that they have won a Pennsylvania Library Association Best Practices Award for High School for the Martin Library Pride Dance. We spoke to teen forum manager Jennifer Johnson about the Pride Dance. What is the Pride Dance? It’s a teen-created, teen-led dance where all teens who are LGBTQIA+ or...
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Martin Library Proudly Celebrates Georg Sheets

Martin Library to Honor Georg Sheets

The Martin Library Honors Committee has announced its selection of Georg Sheets as its Fall 2019 Martin Honors honoree. Georg Sheets has served the York community in a variety of roles over the years, which will be recognized in an honors ceremony on October 20, 2019, at 2pm. About Georg Sheets Georg’s family moved to...
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