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February is Black History Month

What is Black History Month? Black History Month celebrates the achievements of black Americans throughout our nation’s history. Its origins as a national celebration can be traced back to early 20th century American historian Dr. Carter G Woodson, who saw that black Americans were unfairly subjected to stereotyping, derogation, and racism. He wished to elevate...
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Mid-Winter Reading Challange

Dear Dillsburg Readers,  Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the library’s delightful!  Join us for our 2021 MIDWINTER READING CHALLENGE: complete the literary scavenger hunt using your memory, the library catalog at yorklibraries.org or other sources. Submit your answers by US mail, email, or in person at the library by March 15 to be entered into the...
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Online Story Time

Story time has always been a big hit with families at the Dillsburg Area Public Library.  Kids learn and have fun as we read, sing, rhyme, and do crafts together.  This year, you can find our story times online in our private facebook group.  All you need is a library card to join our group...
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The Hardest Working Person in Libraries!

Today we pay tribute to the hardest working person in libraries. Nearly every library has an image of this person somewhere in their building, on their logo, or at the very least somewhere around town. I am of course speaking of the National Library Symbol. the person in profile reading a book. Here in Dillsburg,...
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The Ultimate Reading Challenge

Diana Ross once told me (well, not directly to my face, you understand) that “there ain’t no mountain high enough.” She further mentioned a valley that wasn’t low enough or a river that wasn’t wide enough. She was able to overcome such trivial geographical obstacles. Alas, she was incorrect. In a lifetime of reading, I...
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What’s Your 2021 New Year’s Reading Resolution?

Every year lots of us make New Year’s resolutions, planning to lose weight, learn a new skill, quit a bad habit or exercise more. Among the top ten resolutions many people make is the resolution to read more. Despite our good intentions, many of us struggle to make good on our promises to ourselves as...
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Celebrity Authors

Here is a list of seemingly random celebrity names, from all walks of life and in no particular order: Willie Nelson, Hillary Duff, Kirk Douglass, Steve Martin, Hugh Laurie, Marlon Brando, Tony Curtis, William Shatner, Kareem Abdul-Jabar, Naomi Campbell … “Whoa there!” you might be thinking, “I know you said random, but this is ridiculous.”...
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Your Food Will Kill You

Actually, the original title of this essay was going to be “Your Job Will Kill You”. I was inspired by the number of murder mysteries that center around a specific profession. You know the type: a doctor who also solves murders, a librarian who also solves murders, a florist who also solves murders, an ornamental...
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Reading Pennsylvania

That’s “reading” (the verb) not Reading (the town). Even so, this blog post includes Reading (the town) while it talks about “reading” (the verb). So, if you want to spend some time reading some Pennsylvania writers, including a couple from Reading, here is a reading list. The first problem in making such a list is...
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