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What can I find at Guthrie Memorial Library?
- Public Computers
- Tours & Group Visits
- Printing, Copying & Scanning
- After Hours Book Drop
- Test Proctoring
- Room Rental
- Year-Round Book Sales
- Public Restrooms
- Study/Quiet Rooms
- Video Magnifyer
- 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.
Pennsylvania Room: Genealogy Research, Microfilm
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
During your visit to the Pennsylvania Room, our helpful volunteer staff will guide you along your research as they direct you to specific records. Additionally, our staff will further explain how our Microfilm/Microfiche readers work, as well as make copies upon request. As with most such repositories of regional records, a charge is levied for both staff research and photocopy requests. All proceeds are used to purchase materials for the Pennsylvania Room’s collection of local histories and genealogies.
Copies: $ 0.50 from books; $1.00 from microfilm
Research: $20.00 per hour prorated
This extensive collection of historical records is available for onsite use when the Pennsylvania Room is open.
You can find a monthly schedule of operating hours here.
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 various rooms available for the public to utilize. Community organizations, scout troops, churches, etc. are welcome to rent the spaces available for an hourly fee.
Learn more about our library’s Meeting Room Rental Policy here.
Print out your own copy of our general Meeting Room Rental Application here.
Offered only at two of 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.
Shut in Service
At Guthrie Memorial Library, we proudly offer a shut-in service to those in the surrounding areas. 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