GOAL: Grade One at the Library


Because a library card is the most important school supply of all…

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 GOAL initiative, we strive to encourage a thirst for reading by introducing your child to the abundance of books, programs, and computer resources available through a library membership.

With this campaign, all 1st grade children in York County Schools will receive an informational packet and application form to apply for a new membership and library card at their local libraries. Children with pre-existing memberships may also take part in the GOAL events and activities.

Annual Events and 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.

Clifford the Big Red Dog Visits Your School

In the first month of the program, our furry friend Clifford the Big Red Dog will be making his way to all the York County Schools to encourage reading and promote GOAL!

Campaign Celebration & Author Visit

GOALAt the end of our 3-month program, the whole family is invited to join us in celebration of their hard working first-grade students! While you are at the event, you will get the chance to meet the author of this year’s featured book and get your very own copy autographed!

Check the Events Calendar for more information about this year’s GOAL Celebration.