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Dinosaurs

How Do You Make Work Fun?

Whether you work in an office, at home, or on the go it is important to find ways to make work more enjoyable to avoid burning out. For example, I kept my dinosaur helpers on my desk even after Dinovember was over for 2020 because they make me smile and enjoy my work as a...
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2020

2020 Year in Review

2020.  The year that most of us would like to forget.  Many of us experienced much more “down time” than we are used to having in our normally hectic lives.  Time apart from friends and family.  Time away from our jobs and things we love to do.  A time of loss.  A time of quiet and reflection.  A new and unexpected experience...
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At Home Storytime, Play and Learning from Paul Smith Library

  Families with children ages 3-5 are invited to register for at home storytime kits. Register one time for the months of January and February. These kits will feature 6 weeks (2 weeks in January, 4 Weeks in February) of crafts, learning, and sensory activities that are themed weekly to compliment a weekly virtual storytime....
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Creativity Month

January: International Creativity Month

Each year, in January, the world celebrates International Creativity Month – a month to remind people around the globe to think outside of the box and be creative. It’s an opportunity to celebrate those around you that are creative and to inspire yourself to unleash your inner creativity! How are you getting creative this month? Show us...
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Music

Finding Comfort in Music During the 2020 Pandemic

In April 2020, a great number of public libraries (including our local YCL ones) were temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. During this sad time of not being able to work at or visit my library, I found great comfort in a song that was released by one of my favorite Canadian musicians–John K....
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eclipse glasses

There’s An Eclipse Today!

Do you remember the Great North American Eclipse in August 2017? Well, there’s another total solar eclipse today! Unfortunately, this eclipse isn’t visible in Pennsylvania. Today’s eclipse is a South American eclipse visible in Chile and Argentina. You can find out more about it here.     ...
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Remember: Votes for Women Poster Display

Don’t forget our poster display on the women’s suffrage movement. How did we get here? Come learn about famous women who have helped us on this journey of obtaining equal voting rights and their contributions to society. This exhibit will be on display in the Adult non-fiction section through the end of December 2020. ...
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Spine Labels

Using Spine Labels to Quickly Find Books

Did you know that the Paul Smith Library uses a variety of labels on the spines of our books to make it easier for you to find what you need? Not only can you use the labels to find specific genres of books, but you can use them to find books for different holidays too. You...
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Happy Holidays!

Add the Library to Your Christmas List

Now more than ever, we’re so grateful for the community that has funded, volunteered, celebrated, and advocated for Paul Smith Library of Southern York County through the years. At a time when everything feels uncertain, we find comfort and encouragement knowing that you care about our cause. While much of the world has stopped, our...
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