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SummerQuest at Kaltreider-Benfer Library

SummerQuest is here! This year’s theme is A Universe of Stories, and we have hundreds of ways for you to explore. Pick up a registration packet on June 1st at our Kickoff events in Dover, Hanover, or Nixon Park (there’s a GO York! challenge in Nixon Park). If you can’t make it to Kickoff, just...
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Photo of speakers at capital campaign press conference

Expansion Ahead:The Campaign for York County Libraries

Three Locations to Undergo Transformation Three York County Libraries have renovation and expansion plans in their future.  The project will transform Kaltreider-Benfer Library, Martin Library, and Kreutz Creek Library, into state-of-the-art library facilities.   The endeavor marks the first simultaneous, multi-location expansion project in the York County Libraries’45-year history.    Here’s a Quick Look at What’s Happening Kaltreider-Benfer...
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2019 SummerQuest: A Universe of Storage Image

Summer Reading… Summer Learning… SummerQuest 2019!

Have a Stellar Summer! It’s that time of year again! The nights are longer, the sun shines brighter, the kids laugh longer, and the fun gets better. Kids and teens love summer. No more schoolwork and nothing but fun for three months! But parents know that kids who don’t read over the summer lose one...
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Remember Us on Friday: Give Local York!

The second annual Give Local York day of giving is right around the corner on Friday, May 3rd.  Last year’s event turned into a community-wide celebration that helped hundreds of nonprofit organizations serving York County including our libraries.  We were overwhelmed by the generosity of our library members and community members who donated and came...
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We’ll Trade You:Food For Fines May 2019

We’ll Trade You Food for Fines Project Erases Late Fees and Hunger Kaltreider-Benfer Library wants to make a trade with library members who have late fees.  All YCL libraries will reduce a library cardholder’s late fees by one dollar for each non-perishable item he or she donates at the library.  The food drive provides members...
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Photo of speakers at capital campaign press conference

Big Changes Coming

Three Locations to Undergo Transformation Three York County Libraries have renovation and expansion plans in their future.  The project will transform Martin Library, Kreutz Creek Library and Kaltreider-Benfer Library into state-of-the art library facilities.   The endeavor marks the first simultaneous, multi-location expansion project in the York County Libraries’45-year history.    Here’s a Quick Look at What’s...
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Opioid addiction training

Free educational series on opioid addiction, treatment and family recovery

Opioid Addiction & Treatment Education 2018-2019 York County Libraries is hosting a series of educational programs addressing the issues of opioid addiction, substance abuse, treatment, and family recovery at libraries across the county over the next several months.  Experts from York/Adams Drug & Alcohol Commission, The RASE Project,  Wellspan, and Recovery Coaching Associates will be speaking...
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten family reading together

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

How to prepare your child to succeed: Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten To encourage York County families to read with their young children, we now offer an exciting new program: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. This is an offshoot of a national program made with our unique style of fun style of fun. Just one book...
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Jump Into the Library Think Tank

Join YCL President Robert F. Lambert in Hanover and Red Lion Have you attended a Library Think Tank?  Here’s your chance…two chances in fact! YCL President Robert F. Lambert is heading to Hanover and Red Lion for this quarter’s Library Think Tank sessions.  Both events start at 7:00 p.m. and are free to attend.  The...
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One-Book-Candidates

Meet the 2019 One Book Candidates

One Book, One Community Organizers Seek Public Votes for 2019 Book! by Guest Blogger Karen Hostetter Red Land Community Library Branch Manager One Book, One Community (OBOC) organizers are once again asking the public to vote for next year’s book selection!  The public vote initiative is a way to invite community involvement in the selection...
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