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Writing Poetry

Writing Poetry

Writing Poetry The how, what, and why! Writing and reading poetry offers amazing benefits, so it might surprise you to ...
GOAL Celebration 2023

GOAL Celebration 2023

What is GOAL? Each fall, York County Libraries and PeoplesBank® team up to introduce first graders around York County to ...
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2023: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration

We Celebrated! On Friday September 8th, York County Libraries celebrated the children who completed 1000 Books Before Kindergarten this year! ...
TroveStreet Aging-in-Place Tour Visits YCL

TroveStreet Aging-in-Place Tour Visits YCL

TroveStreet to Visit 11 York County Libraries  The TroveStreet fall tour will stop at 11 York County Libraries this October ...
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Livestream Author Visit with Rachel Hanna

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2023 Bestselling Author Rachel Hanna Talks about “The Bucket List” Libraries Host Livestream Author Visit ...
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Program Features Author Ebony LaDelle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2023 Teen Library Program to Feature “Love Radio” Author Ebony LaDelle YORK, PA – One ...
1000 Books Before Kindergarten's 5th Year!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten’s 5th Year!

Have you heard of 1000 Books Before Kindergarten? This is York County Libraries' fifth year for this program. 1000 Books ...
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Reading Journey Celebration 2023

Reading Journey  Calling all lovers of dragons, princes and princesses, magical creatures and fairytales! York County Libraries will be hosting ...
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All About Chocolate!

ChocolateFest (and All the Rest) What do white beans, Peru, and mysteries have in common? They are all major aspects ...
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Celebrating GOAL 2022

On Saturday November 12th, York County Libraries presented the Annual Goal Celebration Event at the Dover Community Center in Dover, ...
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2022 Gratitude and Giving

by Robert F. Lambert, President of York County Libraries York County Libraries are grateful for so much in 2022 as ...
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34th Annual A Celebration of Poetry Contest

York County Libraries presents the 34th Annual 'A Celebration of Poetry' contest for children in 1st-12th grades in York and ...
2022 GOAL Celebration

2022 GOAL Celebration

To celebrate getting library cards into the hands of first grade students in York County, York County Libraries is hosting ...
November Happenings at Kreutz Creek Library

November Happenings at Kreutz Creek Library

The holidays are rapidly approaching and Kreutz Creek Library is planning events to share the spirit of the season with ...
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Get Ready for NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo November What’s NaNoWriMo? It stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it’s a free challenge for aspiring authors to ...
YCL Celebrates 1000 Books Readers

YCL Celebrates 1000 Books Readers

YCL recognized 88 children and their families for achieving the milestone of reading 1000 books during a recent celebration at ...
October Happenings at Kreutz Creek Library

October Happenings at Kreutz Creek Library

October is almost here and we, at Kreutz Creek Library, are planning a full array of fall programs.  Don't miss ...
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Libby by OverDrive is Here!

Meet Libby! Libby by OverDrive, that is. Libby is OverDrive’s current e-reading app. In February 2023, York County Libraries will ...
Explore Online Library Resources

Explore Online Library Resources

Explore Our Online Library Resources Your library card is more powerful than you know! Your YCL card gets you access ...
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Celebrate York County History

Celebrate York County History Did you know a lot of things had their start here in York County? We've pulled ...
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June is Pride Month

June is Pride Month June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month. (Wondering why June? See our blog on the history behind the ...
Self-Care Tips for May: Mental Health Month

Self-Care Tips for May: Mental Health Month

Do some self-care during May! May is Mental Health Month! While it might feel like mental health awareness is a ...
April is Autism Acceptance Month

April is Autism Acceptance Month 2022

April is Autism Acceptance Month April is Autism Acceptance Month. Another name is Autism Awareness Month, or World Autism Month ...
Early Literacy Resources

Early Literacy Resources

Beyond Story Time: Supporting Learning at Home Through story time, parents, caregivers, and children are developing a love of reading ...
Grand Opening Celebration April 11 - 16

Grand Opening Celebration April 11 – 16

Kreutz Creek Library is ready to swing open the doors and officially introduce its new space to the community during ...
Women's History Month 2022

Women’s History Month 2022

Can you name these notable American women? See below! Women's History Month In 1911, Sonoma County, Caliornia decided to establish ...
2022 Award-Winning Books at YCL

2022 Award-Winning Books at YCL

Award-Winning Books Each year, the American Library Association chooses books for kids and teens that are outstanding in different fields ...
Kreutz Creek Library Opens

Kreutz Creek Library Opens

Library members have been waiting for this day! On Monday, February 7th, members can step inside the brand new Kreutz ...
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Black History Month 2022

Do you know all the people illustrated here? Check the bottom of this page to see if you're correct! What ...
November is Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month

What is Native American Heritage Month? Native American Heritage month (also called American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month) was ...
Ready to Furnish

Ready to Furnish

The physical transformation of the former Hellam Township Building into the new Kreutz Creek Library is in a word: amazing.  ...
Hispanic Heritage Month - Books for Teens & Up

Hispanic Heritage Month – Books for Teens & Up

Did you know September 15–October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States? Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the contributions ...
The Excitement is Building

The Excitement is Building

The excitement for the brand new Kreutz Creek Library is building!  All signs - most notably, the ones now mounted ...
Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

Did you know September 15—October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States? Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the contributions ...
Progress on All Levels

Progress on All Levels

Construction work at Martin Library is showing progress on all levels.  The library's iconic 1935 weathervane has reclaimed its original ...
It is Beginning to Look Like A Library

It is Beginning to Look Like A Library

Construction at the former Hellam Township Building is totally transforming the 8,800 square foot building into a new structure, a library ...
Library Construction Underway at Two Sites

Library Construction Underway at Two Sites

Library construction is underway at two library locations: Kreutz Creek Library in Hellam and Martin Library in York.  Construction at ...
Celebrate Juneteenth! Now a Federal Holiday

Celebrate Juneteenth! Now a Federal Holiday

What is Juneteenth? Now a federal holiday (officially, Juneteenth National Independence Day) is a holiday that marks the date the ...
Did You Miss It?

Did You Miss It?

Did you miss it?!  YCL President Robert F. Lambert and librarian Susan Nenstiel shared floor plans and a virtual tour ...
Community Invited to Information Session

Community Invited to Information Session

York County residents curious about the construction happening at the future Kreutz Creek Library are invited to attend a virtual ...
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Kreutz Creek Library Construction Update

Save the date!  Please join us at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 18 on Zoom for the Kreutz Creek Library Community ...
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Library Construction Underway

Watch the groundbreaking ceremony A recent groundbreaking ceremony signaled the start of construction for three York County Libraries. They include Kreutz ...
YCL Officially Breaks Ground

YCL Officially Breaks Ground

York County Libraries has officially broken ground after a successful capital campaign to make our libraries prepared and proactive for 21st century ...
YCL Breaks Ground

YCL Breaks Ground

Join York County Libraries virtual groundbreaking ceremony to kickoff construction of our three campaign project libraries: Kreutz Creek Library, Kaltreider-Benfer Library and Martin Library ...
Spooky Reads for Chilly Nights - 2020

Spooky Reads for Chilly Nights – 2020

Are you doing the 2020 Beanstack Hallow-Read Challenge? We've picked some books to get you started! They range from seasonal ...
Great Books for GOAL!

Great Books for GOAL!

Parents of first graders, your children are learning how to read and are EXCITED for their trips to the library! ...