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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Kreutz Creek Library

We Spent 40 Years in a Double-wide Trailer

Step inside our Kreutz Creek Library in Hellam and you are standing inside a 1,250 square foot double-wide trailer.  The trailer has housed the library since its opening on February 19, 1979.  That’s forty years!  Bursting At The Seams This tiny library is bursting at the seams with activity.  It serves 43,000 visitors per year...
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Get Ready to Prepare Your Income Taxes

Get ready to prepare your income taxes: we can help Our libraries can help you with your income taxes.  You read that right! York County Libraries are teaming up with experts in our community to help you prepare your income taxes with a little less pain this year. Imagine, stress-free tax filing… It could happen… Here’s how...
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Playing with Blocks Builds More than Towers

In our modern and tech-savvy world, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills are crucial for keeping up with the newest technological advancements.  This is important for young children as they prepare for school and life.  York County Libraries offer a variety of free programs that can help your children acquire the fundamentals.  Wee Build...
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Grow with Google

Did you Grow with Google?

Tech giant Google made its way to Martin Library last week as part of a nationwide tour of libraries to impart digital skills that will help fuel economic success.  Libraries are a natural partner for this initiative as library professionals regularly connect community members with core resources and learning opportunities. York County Libraries President Robert F....
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