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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, intersex, asexual, and the “plus sign” encompasses other genders and identities. Explore our Tool:  Below, we’ve built an interactive tool to help you start exploring...
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day – 2022

Celebrating Dr. King Today is Martin Luther King Day in the United States. To honor the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we put together a read aloud video of his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. We’ve also included a new, uplifting work, The Undefeated, by Newbery-winning author Kwame Alexander.  In...
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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, and histories, and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people” in the United States (excerpted from the National Congress of American Indians website). Native...
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Limited Time! Free Video Workshops for 1000 Books 2021

Our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program keeps getting better! On October 14, we held a private online celebration for the 74 children who completed their 1000 Books between August 2020 and September 2021. Our guest of honor was author Lindsay Barret George, whose beautifully illustrated books make for wonderful story times.   What’s 1000 Books? ...
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September is National Library Card Sign Up Month

September is National Library Card Signup Month York County Libraries is excited to celebrate National Library Card Signup Month in September. We’re glad that you want to share in the celebration! Library cards provide equitable access to books, technology, music, research, and more to Americans of all classes and backgrounds.  Marley Dias is the honorary...
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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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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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Financial Literacy Month, Post 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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