Paul Smith Library of Southern York County

The Gem of New Freedom & Shrewsbury

Paul Smith Library, a “green” LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certified building, is conveniently located adjacent to the Shrewsbury YMCA. Our friendly staff and volunteers are here to assist you and your family! Engage in our community through book clubs, book sales, and events such as Truck Zoo and Designer Bag Bingo. Our innovative early childhood activities are designed to meet state educational standards. Enjoy our collection of materials designed to educate, entertain, and inspire. Access the world using our computers or bring your own and enjoy free high-speed internet. Come visit us!

Available Amenities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Public Computers
  • Tours & Group Visits
  • Printing, Copying, and Scanning
  • After Hours Book Drop
  • Test Proctoring
  • Faxing
  • Room Rental
  • Ongoing Used Book Sale
  • Public Restrooms
  • Study/Quiet Rooms
  • Play, Learn, Grow

Upcoming Events

  • Sensory Story Time 
    on December 2, 2021 at 10:00 am

    This fall, YCL will be guiding families through interactive sensory experiences with a blend of stories, songs, movement, and hands-on activities designed specifically for young children with sensory processing […]

  • Saturday Afternoon Tabletops | Teen Discord Server
    on December 4, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Come play Dungeons & Dragons from home! Every Saturday we host a role-playing game session on our Discord server. New players are always welcome. We’ll help you create a character, learn the basics, and join […]

  • Outdoor Baby Time
    on December 6, 2021 at 10:15 am

    Join Miss Katie outside of the library for songs, stories, shakers and more.  Storytime will take place in the back covered garden area. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Suggested ages 0-2 years.  As we are […]


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