Online Programs & Tools

York County Libraries is proud to offer a variety of online programs, resources, tools, and activities for members of all ages. From Digital Story Times for preschool kids to virtual History programs for Adults, YCL strives to provide the best online programs and tools to members near and far.

Online Offerings by Age

All Ages

Beanstack

Digitally track your reading, participate in challenges throughout the year, and discover new books through Beanstack! Available on desktop or mobile via the Beanstack Tracker App for Apple iOS and Android.

Need help getting started with Beanstack? Read our Tips & Tricks page!

Read & Stream

Explore the digital collection

  • Axis360– Access eBooks and eAudios with your library card. Borrow up to 5 items at once.
  • Hoopla– Access eBooks, eAudios, Music, and Movies. Borrow 3 items per month.

Online Resources

There are over 80 online resources available, including interactive games, research databases, movies, and more. For the full list, visit our Online Resource portal. With a range of topics areas, there is something for everyone’s interests.

Virtual Programs & Events

YCL has a variety of programs available for members of all ages.
View our calendar for upcoming virtual events and programs!

Kids

Online Resources

There are a variety of online resources dedicated for kids and students. Some of our favorites include:

Virtual Programs & Digital Story Times

Watch the latest story times on YouTube, or join us “live” on Facebook each week! We also offer private Sensory Story Times on Zoom.

Check the calendar for upcoming story times and other virtual programs for:

Story Time Rooms with Bitmojis!

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Library Rooms use the popular Bitmoji tool to create a virtual “classroom” led by our Youth Services Program Coordinators.

Each week, the “rooms” are updated with books, activities, websites, and other resources that correspond with weekly story time themes!

Teens

Discord

Join the York County Libraries’ Discord server to chat with teens from across the county! Share your interests with fellow teens in Discord channels including topics of: books, gaming, library programs, and much more. 

All participants must have a library card and submit an application online.

Learn more

Virtual Programs

View our calendar of upcoming programs for middle school and teen students.

Online Resources

Online schooling can be difficult. Locate research and homework help through our Online Resources portal.

Adults

TechTime Thursdays on Facebook

Get your tech questions answered during our TechTime Thursdays on our Facebook page! While our regular in-person TechTime sessions are not happening currently, tune in to the YCL Facebook page each Thursday to watch a short tech tutorial from Alex, our Technology Specialist.

Make sure you leave a comment to suggest additional topics for our Tech Specialist to explain. 

Virtual Programs

View our calendar of upcoming programs for adults.

Virtual Book Discussions

Take your book discussion online with one of our Virtual Book Clubs. Check our events calendar for upcoming book club meetings.

York County Libraries is also proudly offering the Murder at the Library series in partnership with Baker & Taylor, who selects the titles and provides an author event each month.

Most discussions require RSVP. Contact your local library or RSVP online through our calendar.