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Paul Smith Garden

How Does Your Garden Grow

Inside Paul Smith library you’ll find all sorts of food for you brain, but did you know there’s a place out back for your soul? Well, ok it’s a garden. This enclosed space is open the same hours as the library. In winter, the grape arbor sleeps under snow but now that spring is here, the...
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Once Upon A Time

May is Short Story Month

Come in and check out our short story collection. We have short stories from many genres: romance, western, classic, mystery, holiday, and British....
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2019 SummerQuest: A Universe of Storage Image

Summer Reading…Summer Learning…SummerQuest 2019!

Have a Stellar Summer! It’s that time of year again! The nights are longer, the sun ☀️ shines brighter, the kids laugh longer, and the fun gets better. Kids and teens love summer. No more schoolwork and nothing but fun for three months! But parents know that kids who don’t read 📚 over the summer...
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It’s Time to Give Local York

Remember Us on Friday! The second annual Give Local York day of giving is right around the corner on Friday, May 3rd.  Last year’s event turned into a community-wide celebration that helped hundreds of nonprofit organizations serving York County including our libraries.  We were overwhelmed by the generosity of our library members and community members...
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We’ll Trade You:Food For Fines May 2019

We’ll Trade You Food for Fines Project Erases Late Fees and Hunger We want to make a trade with library members who have late fees.  All YCL libraries will reduce a library cardholder’s late fees by one dollar for each non-perishable item he or she donates at the library.  The food drive provides members with...
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Earth Day

Environmental Read

Earth Day may be past now, but it’s never to late to think about what you can do for the environment. Read this book and discover the small changes you can make now that will add up to make a big difference....
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What is STEM To Go?

STEM is a term used to describe an applied approach of educating  in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. President Barack Obama said,  “[Science] is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore...
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NLW2019

National Library Week

Did you know that it is National Library Week? NLW is an annual celebration to honor and highlight the role that libraries play within the community. The theme for 2019 is “Libraries equal Strong Communities.” How are we helping to strengthen the Southern York County community? What can we do that we aren’t already doing?...
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Books

In Defense of Reading the “Wrong Way”

“There’s no way you’re going to read all those; put some back!” “You can’t just stop reading a book because you lost interest!” “If all you read is that one genre you will never be well rounded!” “Listening to books or reading them online is cheating!” Do any of these sentiments sound familiar to you?...
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