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Miss Lisa’s Jazz Story Time Introduces Foundational Art and Math Concepts

Jazz Story Time: a STEAM event @ your library Reading specialist Lisa Schmittle will be teaching a Jazz Story Time in July as part of SummerQuest: Libraries Rock!  She offers families a fun and educational story experience based on the picture book “Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band” by Kwame Alexander.  She combines Alexander’s jazz...
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Leap into Science this July with Tara Tolton

What do you think those are for? What do you think those are for? Bring your elementary age children to your local library in July and find out in “Leap into Science”.  Join educator Tara Tolton to ask and answer questions like scientists do.   Together, your family will use books to learn information about a scientific topic,...
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New Saturday Hours Announced

York County Libraries have announced new Saturday hours for the summer months from July through Labor Day.  The shorter hours will start Saturday, July 7.  Collinsville Community Library will be closed on Saturdays in July, August, and September 1.  Here is a quick overview of the changes at YCL locations across the county: Closed on...
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June 1-3 Techmageddon & Axis 360

 We’re sorry for the recent “techmageddon” It sure seems that Murphy’s Law had its own plans for our launch of Axis 360 on June 1st. We sent an email to our members with links to details about the new service on our website. But alas, the website was on the fritz by Friday afternoon and was...
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Axis 360 Replaces Overdrive Service

Axis 360 is available! York County Libraries is live with a new digital platform Axis 360. Our content can be reached by using the Magic Wall or by downloading the Axis 360 app for Android, IOS, or Kindle.  During the month of June, set up your account and check out an item or place a hold, and you will be entered...
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See Dreamland Author Sam Quinones

Award-winning Journalist and Author Sam Quinones will take the stage at the Pullo Center on Monday, April 30th to kick off  the 2018 A Summer Read program.  His book  Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opioid Epidemic is this year’s A Summer Read selected title.   York County Libraries and other mid-state libraries are teaming up with WITF’s...
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April 8th-14th is National Library Week!

Did you Know? Probably the most well-known ancient library was the Library of Alexandria, which was in operation from around 295 BCE to 48 BCE when the building and its collections were tragically lost in a fire. However, people have been collecting records and keeping them in an organized fashion for millennia. Some of these...
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Meet our Crafty Volunteer

Let me tell you a bit about one of our substitute volunteers, Emily Shermeyer. An active library user for over 18 years, Emily has been volunteering in varied capacities for almost ten years. Emily will work the Main Desk as needed but more often than not; she is leading an Art class (Zentangle, Silhouettes, Paper-beading,...
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Meet the Treasurer (Friends of Collinsville Library)

Meet the Treasurer of our Friends of the Collinsville Community Library: Ron Rice. Ron has helped at the library for almost 9 years. In addition to his Treasurer duties, Ron volunteers at the Main Desk on Fridays and had helped in our recent building projects: conversion of a Tractor Trailer to The Second Read Used...
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