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Financial Literacy Month, Post 2

Missed our first post? Find it here. All About Budgets! In my growing-up years, when it came to money, my parents were frugal. Many of their ways were passed down to me: Use coupons; shop for the best price; shop sales; save for what you want; ask yourself, “is this a want or a need?”...
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Financial Literacy Month: Book List 2021

Books from York County Libraries’ Collection Below is a list of some books that will help boost your financial smarts. Even better, they are available in the York County Libraries collection!  (Borrowing books from the library saves you money, too.) They are in alphabetical order by title. Click a title to go to the catalog...
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April is Financial Literacy Month, Post 1

Since April is Financial Literacy Month, it’s a great time to take advantage of FREE programs and learning. Get yourself more educated about finances, budgeting, and planning for the future. No matter your income level, no matter your age, this is a great skill to work on! Your Finances and the Coronavirus Pandemic The Consumer...
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There’s A Whole Book About That, Too?

I read Craig Magee’s take on unique book titles and found it rather interesting. Consider this a companion piece, based on my decade and a half in public libraries. If you haven’t read Craig’s thought, do so. It’s worth the effort. As a reference librarian, I’ve been asked for books and resources on a lot...
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Welcome to the Roaring Twenties at the Libraries

Celebrate National Library Week 2021!

National Library Week (April 4–10, 2021) is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries, library workers’ contributions and promote library use and support. The theme for National Library Week 2021 is “Welcome to Your Library.”   During the pandemic, library workers continue to exceed their communities’ demands, and adapt resources and services to meet their users’...
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A Whole Book About What?

Very early in my reading life, I discovered a fundamental truth about good books. There is no such thing as a boring topic. Yes, boring writers do exist, and they should be avoided at all costs. Life is too short to waste on them. However, talented writers can hold a reader’s attention no matter the...
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Leading Ladies You’ve Never Read Before

These days you can find countless examples of strong and powerful women on any given shelf you glance at. I propose that some of the best characters you’ll ever read, you’ve likely never heard of before. These authors and their crime fighting, book smuggling, space travelling ladies deserve your attention too. I present to you...
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The Lives of Library Books

The Dillsburg Area Public Library has a collection of approximately 30,000 items for our patrons to use. They range from children’s books to adult books, from board books to highly technical specialists material, from audiobooks to large print, and more. We also have access to digital resources as well. This collection of materials is never...
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Library Snow Days

I’m writing this in my living room on Friday, February 19, 2021. The library is closed due to snow and ice. This is the eighth closure we’ve had during the 2020-2021 winter season. That’s not even counting our early closure this past Monday. While this is far more than usual, the library, like many institutions...
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