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Financial Literacy Month, Post 2

Missed our first post? Find it here. All About Budgets! In my growing-up years, when it came to money, my parents were frugal. Many of their ways were passed down to me: Use coupons; shop for the best price; shop sales; save for what you want; ask yourself, “is this a want or a need?”...
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Financial Literacy Month: Book List 2021

Books from York County Libraries’ Collection Below is a list of some books that will help boost your financial smarts. Even better, they are available in the York County Libraries collection!  (Borrowing books from the library saves you money, too.) They are in alphabetical order by title. Click a title to go to the catalog...
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April is Financial Literacy Month, Post 1

Since April is Financial Literacy Month, it’s a great time to take advantage of FREE programs and learning. Get yourself more educated about finances, budgeting, and planning for the future. No matter your income level, no matter your age, this is a great skill to work on! Your Finances and the Coronavirus Pandemic The Consumer...
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World Health Day

World Health Day

As we continue living through a pandemic, access to healthcare and life saving medicine might be on your mind more than ever before. There are many disparities for access to healthcare geographically – both in the United States and around the world. April 7 is recognized as World Health Day, sponsored by the World Health...
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A Day in the Life of a Library Assistant–Covid Edition

In December of 2019 I wrote a blog article describing an average day working at the Paul Smith Library, which you can read here.     Due to the current pandemic we are experiencing though, A LOT has changed. The following is an updated version of a typical day during these not-so-typical times.   9:30AM: I...
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Welcome to the Roaring Twenties at the Libraries

Celebrate National Library Week 2021!

National Library Week (April 4–10, 2021) is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries, library workers’ contributions and promote library use and support. The theme for National Library Week 2021 is “Welcome to Your Library.”   During the pandemic, library workers continue to exceed their communities’ demands, and adapt resources and services to meet their users’...
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April at Home Storytime, Play, and Learning

Families with children ages 3-5 are invited to register for an at home storytime kit. These kits will feature 4 weeks of crafts, learning, and sensory activities that are themed weekly to compliment a weekly virtual storytime. Each week Miss Katie will read one or two stories and sing a few songs that go along...
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Who Is Your Altar Ego?

We are all familiar with famous writers who also write under a pen name.  Stephen King writes as Richard Bachman, J.K. Rowling has written under the pen name Robert Galbraith and Nora Roberts has her “In Death” series written under the name JD Robb.  Even Agatha Christie who is credited with 66 detective novels and 15...
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Check out Axis 360- Your Digital Library

In the past year between the pandemic and weather closures, going to the Library can be a challenge.  A great alternative, offered by YCL, is Axis 360.  This handy APP allows you to download books and audio books to a variety of devices, including phones, iPads, Kindles (except a Paperwhite) or Nook.     You can...
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SummerQuest Sponsors Needed!

2021 Sponsor Benefits and Commitment Form Every summer, hundreds of children participate in Paul Smith Library’s summer learning program, SummerQuest. Families have access to a variety of free events, programs, and resources that encourage and inspire children of all ages to continue learning, even when school is not in session. Like many organizations, library funding...
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