Paul Smith Library of Southern York County

The Gem of New Freedom & Shrewsbury

Due to the Pandemic, some of our library services are not currently available. Please visit our COVID-19 Reopening page for details.

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!

YCL Service Update:

York County Libraries are currently open for browsing starting January 25. Please visit our Reopening page for details.

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

  • Outside Baby and Toddler Time
    on April 19, 2021 at 10:00 am

    You’re invited to an outdoor storytime! Bring a blanket or a chair and join Miss Katie in front of the library for stories, shakers, and more. Weather permitting. Suggested ages 0-36 months. Everyone ages 2+ must […]

  • Mini Chef Mornings: Gardening Edition
    on April 19, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Gather up your mini chefs for a morning of healthier snack-crafting and a story with our nutritionists from GIANT! A new video will be available every Monday morning on Zoom! Recommended for children 6 years and […]

  • Outside Toddler and Preschool Time
    on April 19, 2021 at 11:00 am

    You’re invited to an outdoor storytime! Bring a blanket or a chair and join Miss Katie in front of the library for stories, shakers, and more. Weather permitting. Suggested ages 3-6 years. Everyone ages 2+ must […]


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