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Last Year’s Books

I usually read about 200 books per year. If that number sounds high, consider that I don’t do much else. Reading is life is reading. Last year I was a little slower than usual and the number lands at about 150. With those sorts of numbers, a book needs to be especially good to stand...
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Text: Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! [Image: painting of MKLJ]

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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Volunteer Spotlight: Amy VanZandt

Amy has volunteered at the Dillsburg Area Public Library for about 2 ½ years, but prior to that she was a member of our staff for 5 years, serving as the library’s Volunteer Coordinator. She enjoys the people who use the Dillsburg Library and the history of the area. A self-described “townie”, Amy grew up...
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2022 Dillsburg Area Public Library Mid-Winter Reading Challenge

The Dillsburg Area Public Library’s 2022 Mid-Winter Reading Challenge is here. Fill out a word search, read two books, and submit to us by February 28, 2022. Find the Challenge and all rules here: https://www.yorklibraries.org/dillsburg/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2022/01/2022-Winter-Reading-Challenge.pdf Happy Reading!...
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Dillsburg's monthly newsletter

January 2022 Happenings

Yes, the January Happenings is available, the first edition of 2022. Click here to get the latest Dillsburg Area Public Library news. ...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Karen Nellis

Karen is one of the Dillsburg Area Public Library’s newest volunteers. She and her husband moved to Dillsburg from Illinois in June, 2021. Her favorite things about volunteering at the library are being surrounded by books and seeing what others are choosing to read. Before moving to Pennsylvania, Karen taught early childhood and special education...
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Featured Artist: Bill Andrew

Bill Andrew is the Dillsburg Area Public Library’s featured artist for November and December 2021. Art wall guru Shelby Pizzarro caught up with him for the following interview:   What is the source of your inspiration? All forms of Nature. I love being outside – running, kayaking, or biking. I’m always looking at my surroundings...
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Veterans Day Recommended Reads

In appreciation and honor of Veteran’s Day, I would recommend the following military history titles that have a more local flair. These are good ways to try to understand the experience of those who served this nation throughout its history. Battlefield Pennsylvania by Brady Crytzer This title is a guide to the battlefields and military...
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