In the Know

Love From Kids

Ask the Kids

In need of a smile today? This week I asked a group of young children what they think about the Paul Smith Library. Here are their honest and wholesome responses:   “Great books!” -R. Age 6    “I like how we can pick out books and read them!” -A. Age 8   “It has cool dinosaur...
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Spooky

Spooky Fall Reads

Fall is my favorite season. I grew up in New England, so the second I spot a leaf changing color, I’m ready to bake an apple pie, don all my scarves, and break into a giant pile of horror books.     Whenever someone learns that that I’m a fan of horror literature, that tidbit is...
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Vote

Important Voter Information

Remember to register to vote then GO VOTE! Here are some important dates.  Monday, October 18. Voter registration deadline for November General Election.  Tuesday, October 26. Application deadline for mail-in or civilian absentee ballot.  Tuesday, November 2 7am-8pm. GENERAL ELECTION and last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted mail-in or civilian absentee ballots.    US...
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Canning

Canning at the Library!

Happy Fall’Yall!   This warm weather we are experiencing can yield pleasant surprises in the garden department.   It is not too late to can those last minute tomatoes or stone fruit local to your area.   Eighteen years ago when I had the desire to can, it was not “hip” nor did it seem...
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Peace Day

International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. Two decades later, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the Day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire.   Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding – Albert Einstein...
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Illustration Love

Illustration Love

I was recently drawn to the beautiful illustrations of Marc Simont’s picture book The Stray Dog, which is about a family that meets a stray dog during a picnic in the park.  My favorite part of this book is how even though Simont’s illustrations are simple, they still give the dog so much personality and energy, and...
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September is National Library Card Sign Up Month

September is National Library Card Signup Month York County Libraries is excited to celebrate National Library Card Signup Month in September. We’re glad that you want to share in the celebration! Library cards provide equitable access to books, technology, music, research, and more to Americans of all classes and backgrounds.  Marley Dias is the honorary...
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Honors

Paul Smith Library to Honor Jim & Jean Holley

It is with great pride that the Paul Smith Library of Southern York County announces our rescheduled second annual Honors Event and invites you to join our celebration on our new date. Jim and Jean Holley will be honored at a special reception at the library on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 2 pm. Our...
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Donuts and Other Proclamations of Love

“The truth is, I wouldn’t be a writer if I hadn’t first been a teacher,” says Jared Reck, local educator and author of the newly released book Donuts and Other Proclamations of Love. Jared will discuss the novel via Zoom at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 3. The virtual author visit is part of this year’s...
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Classics

Summer Reading

Ah … sweet summer.  Time to relax at the beach or in the yard with a good book.  Do you have a plan for your summer reading?    I like to challenge myself each summer with a reading goal (and a treat at the end!)  Last year, I re-read many of my childhood favorites like Alice In Wonderland,...
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