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June is Pride Month

June is Pride Month June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month. (Wondering why June? See our blog on the history behind the month here.) LGBTQIA+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer, intersex, asexual, and the “plus sign” encompasses other genders and identities. Explore our Tool:  Below, we’ve built an interactive tool to help you start exploring...
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Text: Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! [Image: painting of MKLJ]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – 2022

Celebrating Dr. King Today is Martin Luther King Day in the United States. To honor the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we put together a read aloud video of his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. We’ve also included a new, uplifting work, The Undefeated, by Newbery-winning author Kwame Alexander.  In...
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Hiking Books

Autumn Hiking

This is the time of year to get outside and see the season change! Walk, hike, or bike, it’s all good!   Best tent camping. your car-camping guide to scenic beauty, the sounds of nature, and an escape from civilization Pennsylvania by Willen, Matthew Backroads & byways of Pennsylvania : drives, day trips & weekend...
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Hygge

The Season for Hygge

The dictionary describes the word Hygge as: noun~ “Especially in the Danish lifestyle, the feeling of coziness and contentment evoked by simple comforts, as being wrapped in a blanket, having good conversations , enjoying food, beverage, etc”: adjective~ “Cozy and comforting.”     With colder weather comes the desire to “cozy up” the Danish word...
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One Book One Community

Voting for next year’s One Book, One Community has ended and the winner will be announced this December.  Next year’s community read will be one of the following: either The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens, Miracle Creek by Angie Kim, The Other Madisons: The Lost History of A President’s Black Family by Bettye Kearse, or They Called Us Enemy by George Takei.  If...
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November is Native American Heritage Month

What is Native American Heritage Month? Native American Heritage month (also called American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month) was created to celebrate Indigenous peoples’ “rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories, and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people” in the United States (excerpted from the National Congress of American Indians website). Native...
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Job Search

Job and Career Service

According  to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are approximately 10 million jobs available in the US.  A library card from the York County Library system enables you to  explore a  variety of resources   to help you gain employment.   PA Career Link:  Resumes, interviews and job information EBSCO Learning Express:  High School Equivalency,...
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Limited Time! Free Video Workshops for 1000 Books 2021

Our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program keeps getting better! On October 14, we held a private online celebration for the 74 children who completed their 1000 Books between August 2020 and September 2021. Our guest of honor was author Lindsay Barret George, whose beautifully illustrated books make for wonderful story times.   What’s 1000 Books? ...
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Love From Kids

Ask the Kids

In need of a smile today? This week I asked a group of young children what they think about the Paul Smith Library. Here are their honest and wholesome responses:   “Great books!” -R. Age 6    “I like how we can pick out books and read them!” -A. Age 8   “It has cool dinosaur...
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Spooky

Spooky Fall Reads

Fall is my favorite season. I grew up in New England, so the second I spot a leaf changing color, I’m ready to bake an apple pie, don all my scarves, and break into a giant pile of horror books.     Whenever someone learns that that I’m a fan of horror literature, that tidbit is...
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