GOAL: Grade One at the Library

Reach your GOALs with GOAL!

Help your first-grade students shoot for the goal of a lifelong love of reading and learning! First grade is a time for children to learn to read. With our Grade One At the Library (GOAL) initiative, York County Libraries and PeoplesBank® team up to introduce first-graders around York County to the abundance of books, special programs, and technology available through a library membership.

Each September, library staff visit first-grade classrooms and encourage students to join GOAL. Please look for information from your first-grade teachers!

Annual Celebration & Prizes

Stop by your local library through December 30th to pick up your prizes. 

Don’t forget to tell our library staff that you’re a GOAL participant when you visit!

Participant Prizes

With your first three visits to the library, you will receive a new prize to take home with you! From year to year, our prizes change, but our third and final prize will always include the featured book of the year. This featured book becomes the center of our Campaign Celebration at the end of the 3-month program.

  • Visit 1: GOAL pencil or gel bracelet 
  • Visit 2: GOAL sports/book bag
  • Visit 3: A FREE copy of Laura Gehl’s book Who Made This Mess? and a PeoplesBank® flying disc

Campaign Celebration & Author Visit

Our annual GOAL celebration was held on November 11, 2023 at Kreutz Creek Library. Author presentation, autographs, stations and more!

Classroom Prizes

Pictured above: Mrs. Martinak’s 2022-2023 class from Friendship Elementary. This class won the featured author visit! (Southern York SD)

Teachers who achieve 100% student participation will be entered in three drawings:

  1. ZooAmerica virtual classroom visit
  2. Book sets: 5 winners will receive a set of 20 new books to add to their classroom library
  3. Author visit with Laura Gehl

Special Thanks 

A very special thank you goes to Laura Gehl for being our featured author and presenter for York County Libraries’ current GOAL campaign. We greatly appreciate the stories and enthusiasm you will share with the students of York County!