In the Know

SummerQuest at Paul Smith Library

SummerQuest registration is officially open! Click here to register for the 800 minute reading challenge and the Go York hikes. You may begin logging reading minutes on May 30. Go York hikes will not start until July 1 this year. There will again be prizes for all readers which will be announced at a later...
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Creativitity

April 21st is World Creativity & Innovation Day

New ideas can change our community and the world! For World Creativity and Innovation Day on April 21,  share your ideas with us and tell us how we can help you make them a reality by commenting and tagging us on Facebook! We have lots of digital resources that can help you with your ideas. ...
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A Variety of Resources at the Library

Your local library offers many values services to advance your skill set, education and career.   The Learning Express is a great place to hone your test skills through tutoring and test preparation. Need some refresher work? Check out KHAN academy, a free online class curriculum accessed through the York County Libraries website resource pages....
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STEM to GO

Did you know that with your library card you can check out more than just books? Last year we added the STEM to Go section to our children’s collection. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) toys and kits give children the opportunity for hands on learning. We currently have over 20 kits which may be checked...
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A Celebration of Comics, Graphic Novels, and Free Speech

Will Eisner Week is an annual celebration in March promoting comics, graphic novel literacy, free speech, and the legacy of Will Eisner. This celebration highlights Eisner’s life and accomplishments, but also celebrates Eisner’s values of literacy, community, and free expression. Will Eisner Week is an opportunity to honor and remember Eisner’s legacy in comics and...
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Celebrate Leap Day

Leap Year occurs because there isn’t actually 365 days in a year but rather 365.242190.  To compensate for this extra time, an extra day is added to our calendar once every 4 years.   Here are some Fun Ways you and the kids can celebrate Leap Day!   Have your kids write a letter to...
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History at the Library

Your local small town library is a great resource for historians, local history buffs and genealogists. Want to research your family or take a trip down memory lane?   The Paul Smith Library has books from local historians on Glen Rock, Shrewsbury and New Freedom, and The Herald newspaper archives from the 60’s. You can...
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Mr. Rax is (temporarily) taking over Storytime!

Storytime is starting; ring the bells!   That’s right– I (Mr. Rax) will be temporarily taking over Storytime and I could not be more excited! Get ready to have some fun because we are going to sing songs, recite rhymes, make music, and blow bubbles in addition to reading books together.   Trust me, you won’t want...
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February is Library Lovers Month

We show love to each other on Valentine’s Day, but did you know that the month of February is all about showing love to libraries and those who love them? Celebrate Library Lovers Month with us all of February at Paul Smith Library of Southern York County. It’s a leap year, so we even get...
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Avoid the Rabbit Hole

How are your New Year’s resolutions coming along? Don’t give up and don’t fall into the rabbit hole! Take some inspiration to stick with your resolutions (or to make some—it’s never too late) from Lewis Carroll, author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and born on this day in 1832.   Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many...
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