In the Know

How Do Books Get Into the Library Collection?

Ever wonder how books get into the library? It’s actually a fairly straight forward process. Librarians are trained to pick books for libraries. We are also trained to pick items that no longer belong in our collection.We call the whole process “collection development.” I have always liked to think of a library collection as a...
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Reflections of a New Library Director

I have been the director of the Dillsburg Area Public Library for a getting close to a year now. In that time I have learned, or in some cases reinforced, the importance of the local public library. The Dillsburg Area Public Library, and many similar libraries, serve an important role in the community. We are...
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Summer Story Time at the Dillsburg Farmers’ Market

While our last regular story time for the spring will take place on May 3rd, we’ll still be busy this summer. In addition to our Summer events (can be found at our online calendar), Miss Sue will be taking the show on the road and hosting a monthly story time at the Dillsburg Farmers’ Market....
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Picklefest and Spring Book Sale

This year we will be again participating in Picklefest, Dillsburg’s spring street fair. Picklefest features all kinds of events and activities. Picklefest is scheduled for May 12 this year. Make sure you look for the library display. Hope to see you there! Also, remember that our Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale will take...
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Dillsburg's monthly newsletter

May Happenings

Programs to look forward to in May: Give Local York – various events in Dillsburg on May 4th, including Family Fun time at the library 3:30-5 pm. Our spring Used Book Sale New adult programs, including Museums a Minute and Collage a Rock A coding club for kids For more info, read our monthly Happenings...
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National Volunteer Week

Last week, the Dillsburg Area Public Library joined many organizations around the country in celebrating National Volunteer Week. These groups benefit from the hard work provided by volunteers. For all practical purposes, some non-profits would not be able to operate without their efforts. Our volunteers staff the circulation desk, assist with special events, shelve books,...
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Give Local York

On May 4th, the Dillsburg Area Public Library will be participating in the first annual Give Local York campaign! Give Local York is a 24 hour online giving marathon. On May 4th, visit www.givelocalyork.org and find your favorite York County non-profits. Any donations are greatly appreciated all across the county! We are proud to be partnering...
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April Happenings

Coming up in April….. * How to make your yard bird-friendly * Revolutionary War in the Susquehanna River Basin * the return of the Minecraft Tournament and more! For details, click here for our newsletter –> Apr Happenings 2018...
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Local History

Ever wonder about the history of Dillsburg? It’s a town with over 200 years of history. Here are a couple of places worth looking: Local History of Dillsburg by A.J. Eslinger: https://archive.org/details/localhistoryofdi00esli Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Dillsburg: 1902 (http://collection1.libraries.psu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/maps1/id/6784), 1911 (http://collection1.libraries.psu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/maps1/id/6779), 1921 (http://collection1.libraries.psu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/maps1/id/6791) Matthew Dill Genealogy: A Study of the Dill Family of Dillsburg, York...
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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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