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Explore Our Online Library Resources Your library card is more powerful than you know! Your YCL card gets you access to dozens of online databases, just by using your YCL card number. You may be familiar with some of our online databases already. Families with kids in school are probably familiar with Academic OneFile, Ben’s...
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Temporary Location Opens May 23

Kaltreider-Benfer Library will open with limited services at Windsor Manor Elementary School, 2110 Windsor Road,  on Monday, May 23. Members should use the school’s Second Street entrance and rear door 5A to access the library. Thanks to the elementary school and the Red Lion Area School District, the library has a temporary place to operate while its permanent location at...
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Kaltreider-Benfer Moving to Temporary Site

Kaltreider-Benfer Library is moving to a temporary site while its current location undergoes major renovation and expansion. Starting May 2, the 147 S. Charles St. building will be closed until construction is completed. Thanks to the Red Lion Area School District, the library has a temporary home. Kaltreider-Benfer Library will offer limited library services beginning...
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Service Changes Start April 4th

Kaltreider-Benfer Library will be changing its services offerings starting Monday, April 4th in preparation for construction. There will be many changes over the next several months as the library expands and renovates. Starting April 4th, only the front part of the library will be open for member use. Holds pick up and other services will...
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Text: Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! [Image: painting of MKLJ]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – 2022

Celebrating Dr. King Today is Martin Luther King Day in the United States. To honor the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we put together a read aloud video of his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. We’ve also included a new, uplifting work, The Undefeated, by Newbery-winning author Kwame Alexander.  In...
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November is Native American Heritage Month

What is Native American Heritage Month? Native American Heritage month (also called American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month) was created to celebrate Indigenous peoples’ “rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories, and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people” in the United States (excerpted from the National Congress of American Indians website). Native...
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Limited Time! Free Video Workshops for 1000 Books 2021

Our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program keeps getting better! On October 14, we held a private online celebration for the 74 children who completed their 1000 Books between August 2020 and September 2021. Our guest of honor was author Lindsay Barret George, whose beautifully illustrated books make for wonderful story times.   What’s 1000 Books? ...
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September is National Library Card Sign Up Month

September is National Library Card Signup Month York County Libraries is excited to celebrate National Library Card Signup Month in September. We’re glad that you want to share in the celebration! Library cards provide equitable access to books, technology, music, research, and more to Americans of all classes and backgrounds.  Marley Dias is the honorary...
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Donuts and Other Proclamations of Love

“The truth is, I wouldn’t be a writer if I hadn’t first been a teacher,” says Jared Reck, local educator and author of the newly released book Donuts and Other Proclamations of Love. Jared will discuss the novel via Zoom at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 3. The virtual author visit is part of this year’s...
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You Don’t Have to be an Artist to Work in Animation

“I hear a lot of people say, ‘I’d love to work in the animation industry, but I can’t draw’ and the truth is you don’t have to,” says Netflix Animation Supervisor Mike Greenholt. “We need people to plan schedules, manage budgets, set up workstations and screening rooms. Anyone who loves animation can be part of...
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