In the Know

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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Diversity of Graphic Novels

Think Graphic Novels are all Manga and Superheros? Think again. There is a trend in the industry to adapt classics into the more visual graphic novel format. Take for instance the lively rendition of A Wrinkle in Time. And Sherlock Holmes. Even Archie and Jughead and the gang have made a comeback! Check out this Epic Reads...
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Shamrock

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

The perfect St. Patrick’s Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history — the untold story of Ireland’s role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe....
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Seuss

Dr. Seuss

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”...
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Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie

“The man who dies thus rich dies disgraced.” Andrew Carnegie      In an 1889 essay, steel magnate Carnegie told his fellow business leaders, “The man who dies thus rich dies disgraced.” Carnegie believed that the wealthy should repay their debt to society. True to his beliefs, by his death in 1919 he had divested himself of more than 95 percent of his fortune....
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Dr. Seuss Day

Join us at Paul Smith Library for our special Dr. Seuss Day on Saturday, March 2 from 10:30am to 3:00pm for activities based on classic Dr. Seuss books. A special storytime will take place at 10:30am. Following storytime, a variety of activities will be available for kids to play with at their leisure. Activities including...
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Mount Rushmore

Presidents’ Day

Happy Presidents’ Day! Presidents’ Day is celebrated on the third Monday of February and marks the birthday of America’s first President, George Washington. The day was originally celebrated on Washington’s actual birthday- February 22nd- but in 1968 Congress passed the Monday Holiday Law in an effort to make various fluctuating holidays a uniform date or...
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Reading Love

Make a Date With the Library

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Did you know that today is not only Valentine’s Day, but it is also Library Lovers’ Day? Actually, the entire month of February is Library Lovers’ Month! Do you love your library? We love you! When was the last time you stopped by to see us? If it’s been awhile (even if...
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