In the Know

Building Updates

After much activity this summer, the staff here at the Dillsburg Area Public Library are excited about some of the recent upgrades. First of all the Jordan Richardson Reading Garden was open to the public during a dedication event on October 19th. The Garden has seating areas, a water feature, and areas for both children’s...
Read Post....

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Anyone that knows me as the director of the Dillsburg Area Public Library knows that I am a military history buff (my office is decorated, among other things, with models of B-29s). I find the library has been an excellent place to find good material on American military history. We’ve also had our fair share...
Read Post....

Thankful for Books in the Children’s Room

One of the best parts about working in the Children’s Room at the Dillsburg Library is reading all the books.  Just because a book has pictures doesn’t mean it’s just for kids.  Every week, I read through more picture books in our collection, and I find more books to appreciate as an adult.  As Thanksgiving...
Read Post....
Dillsburg's monthly newsletter

November Happenings

The November 2019 Happenings Newsletter is here. There is lots to do! Have a Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at the Dillsburg Area Public Library!...
Read Post....

Spooky Stories!

On Monday, October 28, Library Director Keith Greenawalt will present a talk on some of the ghost stories from Lancaster and York counties, as well as a few others state-wide. If you are interested in local ghost tales, the following are excellent books: Big Book of Pennsylvania Ghost Stories by Mark Nesbitt and Patty Wilson,...
Read Post....

Dillsburg Farmers Fair Feature: Antique Farm Tractors

The week of October 14-19 is a special time in our community, and this year’s Fair will be no exception. One of the big attractions is a completely restored 1950 Super A Farmall tractor, pictured here, which will be raffled off Saturday evening, October 19. The tractor has been on display throughout the summer at...
Read Post....

Video Games at the Library – Why Minecraft?

Minecraft Night is a popular program in the Children’s room.  Four times a year, we gather kids together to play Minecraft together.  Why do we do it? First of all, kids love to play.  When we invite kids to the library to play a favorite video game, they also realize that we have books about...
Read Post....
Dillsburg's monthly newsletter

October Happenings

The October Happenings is here.  The books sale runs from September 28 through October 5.  To view newsletter click here.  ...
Read Post....

Rediscoveries: Finding Hidden Gems

One of the great joys of any library is discovering older books that you may have missed when they were first released. No, I am not talking about the classics or the books your English teacher made you read (though your English teacher was probably right about them). I am instead talking about popular fiction,...
Read Post....

Friends of the Dillsburg Area Library Set Fall Book Sale

The Friends of the Dillsburg Area Public Library will hold its annual Fall Book Sale, which will begin on September 28 at 9 am. It will continue through October 5 during regular library hours. The sale will be held at the library at 204 Mumper Lane in Dillsburg. As with past sales, plenty of bargains...
Read Post....