For Families

For Families
Libraries bring families together

What resources do York County Libraries provide for families?

York County Libraries 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. Our libraries also provide spaces for teens and older adults.  With our casual reading areas we invite visitors to share stories or spend browsing the shelves.

Family Support

We support families by sharing information about community services and offering programs related to the PA Forward 5 literacies: Basic, Information, Civic & Social, Financial, and Health Literacy.

York County Libraries reach out to the community to bring services to members in offsite locations.  The Beyond Our Walls program with the York County Prison help incarcerated parents stay  connected to their children by recording stories for them to listen to at home.

Other Available Resources & Programs:

  • Salem Square – A library in the West end of York City that is 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 years
  • Homeschooling Families – Meet with other families, share lessons, socialize, and work together! 

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.