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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

The perfect St. Patrick’s Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history — the untold story of Ireland’s role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe....
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Seuss

Dr. Seuss

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”...
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Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie

“The man who dies thus rich dies disgraced.” Andrew Carnegie      In an 1889 essay, steel magnate Carnegie told his fellow business leaders, “The man who dies thus rich dies disgraced.” Carnegie believed that the wealthy should repay their debt to society. True to his beliefs, by his death in 1919 he had divested himself of more than 95 percent of his fortune....
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Dr. Seuss Day

Join us at Paul Smith Library for our special Dr. Seuss Day on Saturday, March 2 from 10:30am to 3:00pm for activities based on classic Dr. Seuss books. A special storytime will take place at 10:30am. Following storytime, a variety of activities will be available for kids to play with at their leisure. Activities including...
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Mount Rushmore

Presidents’ Day

Happy Presidents’ Day! Presidents’ Day is celebrated on the third Monday of February and marks the birthday of America’s first President, George Washington. The day was originally celebrated on Washington’s actual birthday- February 22nd- but in 1968 Congress passed the Monday Holiday Law in an effort to make various fluctuating holidays a uniform date or...
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Reading Love

Make a Date With the Library

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Did you know that today is not only Valentine’s Day, but it is also Library Lovers’ Day? Actually, the entire month of February is Library Lovers’ Month! Do you love your library? We love you! When was the last time you stopped by to see us? If it’s been awhile (even if...
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Amanda’s Chapter Book Recommendations

Kid’s often get stuck in a rut with chapter book series. It’s similar to binge watching on Netflix. What to do once that series is done? Here are a few suggestions that I’ve enjoyed immensely. What series can you add to the list? Magisterium Series by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare Let’s say you took all your...
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Opioid addiction training

Free educational series on opioid addiction, treatment and family recovery

Opioid Addiction & Treatment Education 2018-2019 York County Libraries is hosting a series of educational programs addressing the issues of opioid addiction, substance abuse, treatment, and family recovery at libraries across the county over the next several months.  Experts from York/Adams Drug & Alcohol Commission, The RASE Project,  Wellspan, and Recovery Coaching Associates will be speaking...
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten family reading together

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

How to prepare your child to succeed: Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten To encourage York County families to read with their young children, we now offer an exciting new program: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. This is an offshoot of a national program made with our unique style of fun style of fun. Just one book...
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