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!

Starting Monday, August 31st:

Starting Monday, August 31, we're open for browsing & porch pickup. Come visit us and refresh your reading supply! Rather than our traditional “sit and read” library setting, it will be a renewed “browse and go” experience. This is part of our current reopening phase and the extra measures we’re taking to provide you with a safe and healthy library environment.

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

  • Digital Baby & Toddler Time | Fall 2020
    on September 29, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Join York County Libraries’ Youth Services staff as they take story time online! In our Digital Baby & Toddler Times, our staff will share short stories, songs, craft and activity ideas, as well as online […]

  • Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence!
    on September 29, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage in the U.S. with Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence! The story of women’s suffrage is a story of voting rights, of inclusion in and exclusion from the […]

  • A Summer Read: Beyond the Pages LIVE event on YouTube
    on September 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Join WITF for a discussion and audience Q&A about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks.th About this Event “The overwhelming message of this book is: We’re a lot more […]


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