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Summer Read 2020: Week One: Health, Illness, and Injury Resources

Jump back to the main Summer Read 2020 post here. Missed the live discussion with the health professionals? Click here to watch a recording on our YouTube channel. Session 1-Health & Wellness Click to download a copy of the handout participants received.  Community Resources Active Living Center—Ages 60+ A welcoming space for older adults to...
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Summer Read | Resilience with Option B

York County Libraries Summer Read 2020 | Resilience with Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant’s Option B Each summer, York County Libraries partners with community health organizations to read a health-focused book and discuss the issues raised by the book. In 2020, we invite you to join York County Libraries, WellSpan Health, and WITF as they...
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Robert F. Lambert

Robert F. Lambert Joins Capital BlueCross Board of Directors

York County Libraries President Robert F. Lambert has been elected to serve on the Capital BlueCross Board of Directors. As an independent, community-focused health plan, the board is comprised of individuals who represent a tradition of integrity, philanthropy and service to the community. “Robert Lambert is clearly an accomplished community leader with extensive experience in...
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Fourth of July Reads

Happy Independence Day!

What’s Independence Day? The United States’ Independence Day, also called the Fourth of July, is a U.S. national holiday that commemorates the United States’ declaration of independence from Great Britain. Today, when we refer to the ‘Declaration of Independence,’ we generally refer to the physical document. In 1776, what was seen as important were the...
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Using Beanstack for GO! York | 2020

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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Pride Month & the Stonewall Riots

June is Pride month! What’s Pride Month? June celebrates LGBTQIA+ people and their struggle for recognition and rights in the eyes of the law. LGBTQIA+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual. The + (plus) indicates all other orientations and genders.  Pride Month is celebrated in June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots (aka...
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Celebrate Juneteenth!

What is Juneteenth? It is a holiday celebrated across the U.S. (including Pennsylvania) 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, its official...
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Teen Forum on Discord

The Teen Forum at Martin Library is creating a Discord server for our teen patrons! The Teen Forum may be physically closed, but we recognize the importance of providing teens with a place to hang out and interact together. After all, we want to connect teens not only to library resources, but to each other....
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Making “Friends” at the Library with Randy Flaum

If you’ve spent any time around York, you’ve probably seen Randy Flaum, the “York StoryMan.” He’s often out documenting daily York County life from behind the lens of his camera. He has honed his visual storytelling skills for more than 50 years. During this time, he has worked both independently and as the assistant managing...
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Celebrating National Library Week

Along with our sister libraries across the country, we are celebrating National Library Week from April 19-25. Over the years, we did a variety of things from hosting authors, speakers and special events to asking staff and members to tell us how the library makes a difference in their lives.  Each year, the celebration looks...
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Resources for Families

York County Libraries’ professional librarians and educators have curated some of the best online resources to keep you and your family learning, active, and entertained! The focus of this list is families who have children in our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, but plenty of these resources are great for older children, as well. Don’t forget,...
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YCL’s Brain Bonanza 2: Renowned Rabbits

Ready for some questions? See our blog post for the rules and how to submit entries. Answer as many questions as you can: the more right answers, the more drawing entries you’ll get (once we’re open again). You don’t have to answer all the questions to enter. You must use YCL digital resources available on...
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Online Library Services Expanded

York County Libraries are expanding delivery of online library services to meet member needs while our physical locations remain closed.  The Office of Commonwealth Libraries has instructed all Pennsylvania libraries to stay closed until further notice to help flatten the curve of COVID-19.  This is consistent with Governor Wolf’s directive that K-12 schools stay closed indefinitely.   Although our physical doors are...
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YCL Brain Bonanza 1: Notorious Fools

All right, YCL members! Ready for a brain workout? See our blog post for the rules and how to submit entries. Answer as many questions as you can: the more right answers, the more drawing entries you’ll get (Once we’re open again. Prizes TBD. This is 99% for the fun of it!) You must use...
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