In the Know

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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100 Great Pennsylvanians

While searching for interesting facts about Pennsylvania I found this list of interesting people. Enjoy!   The 100 Greatest Pennsylvanians of all time, ranked: Benjamin Franklin, Taylor Swift and more   ~Paul Smith Library Staff Member...
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January 21 is the National Day of Racial Healing

The National Day of Racial Healing (#NDORH) is a part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s (WKKF) Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) effort – a national and community-based process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change, and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism. Jan. 21, 2020 is the fourth...
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Best Fiction of the Decade

“New year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately, we write it. The choice is ours.” —Alex Morritt   As we come to the end of the year, we also come to the end of the decade.  Listed below is a Time Magazine link to the best Fiction Books of the 2010s!  Enjoy!...
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A Day in the Life of a Library Assistant

Ever wonder what it’s like to have a job at the library? Check out this typical day of mine working at the Paul Smith Library: 9:30AM: I arrive half an hour before the library opens to help prepare by doing things like turning on the computers and checking in the books from the book drop....
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