SummerQuest at Dillsburg

SummerQuest is here! This year’s theme is A Universe of Stories, and we have hundreds of ways for you to explore. Pick up a registration packet on June 1st at our Kickoff events in Dover, Hanover, or Nixon Park (there’s a GO York! challenge in Nixon Park). If you can’t make it to Kickoff, just stop in to Dillsburg Area Public Library for your registration packet on or after June 1.

We also have the full newsletter available on our website at, along with all the details about SummerQuest.

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We’ll have hundreds of events all around York County for all ages, including:

Special events for this year at Dillsburg Library include:

  • Escape room! June 26 & July 3, 2-4pm
    • On June 26, teens create puzzles and problems for an escape room. On July 3, elementary kids race the clock to make their escape! June 26: ages 12-18; July 3: ages 7-12.
  • Maker Monday every Monday, June 1-Aug 12, 11am-2pm
    • Drop in to take on a different weekly STEM challenge! Bring clean recyclables to help with supplies, if you can! Ages 6+.
  • Native American Stories Told Beneath the Stars on June 6 at 10:30am
    • Storyteller Ann Griffith becomes Mary Jemison and shares stories of the Seneca Tribe. Preschool & Elementary, but all are welcome.
  • “Christina Katerina and THE BOX” on July 2 at 10:30am
    • Beth Rebert from Fun-In-It Storytelling presents a lively tale of friendship, creativity, and forgiveness. Drop-in. All ages.

Take the Challenge!

We have an 800-minute summer learning challenge. Track time spent reading books and do SummerQuest and GO York! activities—each counts as 20 minutes worth of reading.

Prizes are offered at 200, 400, and 600 minutes while supplies last. Everyone who hits 800 minutes gets a FREE ticket to a Revs game in York on Sunday, August 18!

Here’s a hint: don’t stop at 800 minutes!

Our most amazing prize, for the person with the highest total minutes will not only throw out the first pitch at the August 18 game, they’ll arrive to do it in style… BY HELICOPTER!  

The SQ reader aged 5+ who clocks the MOST total minutes by 5pm on August 10 will be delivered to the pitcher’s mound at Revs Stadium by helicopter. (One of your parents/guardians rides along too!)

There are other chances to achieve “lift off:” if you log 800 minutes or more by 5pm August 10, you will be entered into a drawing to win a free helicopter ride on Saturday, August 17, 2019. One random winner per library. Must be 5 years old or older to ride the helicopter. 

Sign Up Now!

You can register online or at Dillsburg Area Public Library. Get set up here. If you’ve used Beanstack for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten or last year’s SummerQuest, you can use your existing login information. Learn more about Beanstack on

Don’t have a library card for each reader in your family? Get one online or come in and sign up. (If you’ve lost yours, we can help you there too.)

A universe of stories lies ahead this summer. Don’t miss out on a single one!