For Families

For Families
Because libraries foster curiosity to promote lifelong learning…

What resources do York County Libraries provide for families?

In our York County Libraries, we strive to create a family friendly space that everyone can enjoy!

Spaces and Programs for All

All 13 locations provide special areas for families to engage in play and interactive learning for young children as well as spaces for teens and older adults.  With our casual reading areas, we hope to entice visitors to share stories or spend a comfortable time browsing for materials.

Family Support

Our libraries are very interested in providing support to families by sharing information about services in the community and offering programs around the PA Forward five literacies that affect all our members: Basic, Information, Civic and Social, Financial and Heath Literacy.

York County Libraries also reach out into the community to bring service to members in offsite locations.  Our Beyond Our Walls program with the York County prison is an example of service to incarcerated parents as they try to stay connected to their children by recording stories with library staff that will be sent to their children to listen to.

Other Available Resources & Programs:

  • Salem Square Library in Western end of York City: Available for families who are not able to visit other library locations
  • SummerQuest  Formerly known as the Summer Reading Program, this program includes activities for kids from birth to 18.
  • Homeschooling Families: Meet with other families sharing the same lessons, socialize with others, or work on school work together! All our libraries are sensitive to the challenges and rewards of homeschooling and we try to make their visits to the library successful and pleasant.

For more information about what resources York County Libraries provides for individuals of all ages, feel free to explore our What Can I Do? tab.