Guthrie Memorial Library

Amenities & Unique Offerings

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What can I find at Guthrie Memorial Library? 

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Public Computers
  • Tours & Group Visits
  • Printing, Copying & Scanning
  • After Hours Book Drop
  • Senior Tuesdays at the Library
  • Phone Chargers
  • Ancestry.com and FamilySearch
  • Room Rental
  • Year-Round Book Sales
  • Public Restrooms
  • Study/Quiet Rooms 
  • Video Magnifyer 
  • Regular Blood Pressure Screenings
  • Take-Home Blood Pressure Cuffs
  • Play, Learn, Grow*

*Play, Learn, Grow centers around the idea of learning through play. Through various resources in the library such as blocks, toys, games and interaction with others, children learn creativity and expression, while also growing as individuals. Learn more about Play, Learn, Grow

Senior Tuesdays at the Library

Every Tuesday from 10:15 – 11:45am, join us in the John and Joan Bare Center (basement level) for a series of health and wellness workshops, followed by lunch and fellowship. Anyone age 55 or older is welcome. Each week features a different topic from a different expert speaker. Lunch is generously provided by Windy Hill on the Campus in Spring Grove on the first two Tuesdays of each month, and we ask you to bring your own lunch or a dish to share on other days.

Note: Registration is required in order to receive lunch! For more information about current topics, or to register, please see our Events calendar or call the Main Desk at 717-632-5183.

Pennsylvania Room: Genealogy Resources & Microfilm (open limited hours, please check schedule)

You can find a monthly schedule of operating hours here: February 2024 (subject to change, please call to confirm!)

Ever wonder about your family history? The Pennsylvania Room at Guthrie Memorial Library is a great place to start your venture! The Pennsylvania Room houses an extensive collection of genealogical tools such as church and cemetery records, ships’ passenger lists, and family histories. Some of the records you may find include:

  • Pennsylvania Archives & History
  • County Histories
  • Family Histories
  • Local School Yearbooks
  • 2,000+ Photographs
  • Obituary Indices
  • Marriage Indices
  • Church Registries

This extensive collection of historical records is available for onsite use when the Pennsylvania Room is open. We also have a subscription to Ancestry.com, available for use from any of the public computers located in our building (note: off-site access to Ancestry is not available at this time). Ancestry.com access is made available thanks to a generous contribution from the Hormel family. And new in 2023, we’ve now partnered with FamilySearch: create a free account and get access to special FamilySearch collections from any of our public access computers.

Also found in the Pennsylvania Room are video magnifiers. Video Magnifiers are made available to those who may need assistance with readability. As with our other technology in the library, volunteer staff will also explain how to use the magnifiers as needed.

Meeting Rooms Available for Rental

Within the Guthrie Memorial Library, there are several rooms available for the public to utilize. Community organizations, scout troops, businesses, etc. are welcome to rent the spaces available for an hourly fee.  Contact the library at 717-632-5183 or [email protected] for more information.

Family Place

Offered only at two York County Libraries, Family Place is a great way to get the whole family involved in the library! Family Place is an exciting family-friendly environment where we encourage growth through play and interaction. Parents and children are given the opportunity to play with each other and interact with their peers in a comfortable, supportive environment. At the same time, they can interact with a variety of community developmental specialists. We welcome all families to join our free 5-week session of workshops!

Once you have completed the Workshop sessions, you are invited to join one of our weekly play groups! For more specific dates and times of upcoming sessions, visit our Events Calendar.

Library Delivery Service

At Guthrie Memorial Library, we proudly offer delivery of library materials to those in the surrounding areas who are unable to make it into our building. Our volunteers will find your books in the library and deliver them to you at your convenience.

If you or someone you know could use this service, contact Ryan Bankert at 717-632-5183 x6206