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 offering pickup and online services only. One location, Guthrie Memorial Library in Hanover, is open for Limited Browsing and Limited Computer Services (by appointment only) starting Monday, January 11. 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

  • Virtual Mini Chef Mornings with GIANT!
    on January 18, 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 […]

  • Rhyme Time
    on January 18, 2021 at 10:15 am

    Join Miss Katie every Monday at 10:15 am on the Paul Smith Library Facebook Page to hear your favorite storytime songs and rhymes!

  • Digital Baby & Toddler Story Time | Winter/Spring ’21
    on January 19, 2021 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 […]


   View All Events...