A Message from Robert Lambert, President
On the simplest of levels, modern public libraries are based on free, universal access to knowledge, literature and the arts in the communities they serve. For generations, this accessibility materialized in the form of stacks and stacks of books – novels, reference, biographies, narratives, just to name a few. Our grandparents relied on the traditional public library (and those stacks of books) as a resource for learning, and as a place to nurture literacy and education for our families.
Today, this model has shifted as changing needs surfaced within communities, and as a diverse range of educational opportunities outside of the public library have emerged. Our community and its needs are always evolving, and the York County Libraries are evolving with it. The resources and services YCL offers today look very different from 20, 10 or even 5 years ago. We knew it was time that our brand reflected that change and truly aligned with our offerings and the brand promise delivered by libraries across York County every day.
Brand New Look. Same Great Access.
You will notice we’ve visually changed in the form of our logo and other materials. While our look may be different, please be assured YCL’s commitment to our mission and vision has not changed as we promise to deliver the same great service and access to resources that our members expect and deserve.
We invite you to explore our new website and learn about the comprehensive services YCL brings to the York County community including special events and workshops; programming for kids, teens, families, adults and seniors; and access to more than 600,000 print and digital items for loan and use.
We also encourage you to explore Why Libraries Matter to learn more about how YCL is relevant in our community and how YCL is funded. We depend on community supporters like you to help fund our collections, technology, learning resources and programs. Gifts from the community help keep these vital services free for everyone in York County.
We hope you will visit us often, in person and online, and share your feedback. We would love to hear from you!
As always, thank you for your continued support of the York County Libraries.