Paul Smith Library of Southern York County

Programs that are Uniquely Ours & Yours

Because libraries foster curiosity to promote lifelong learning…

What can I do at Paul Smith Library? 

When you visit any one of our libraries within York County, you will find programming offered across many of our libraries.  To find those countywide programs and their descriptions, visit the What Can I Do? tab or our events calendar for an updated list of current activities. Additionally, each library has their own unique offerings scheduled throughout the year.

At Paul Smith Library, you and your family can enjoy unique activities especially for:


For Families

Truck Zoo

See and touch all kinds of trucks, buses and equipment from local businesses and municipalities. Event is free and open to the public, though donations are kindly accepted. Hope to see you there!

Who is this for? Families
When is this held? Annually in April. Check our Events Calendar for updates.
What should I bring? Your camera to take cool pictures with the trucks!
Do I need to register? No



For Adults

Quilts for Kids

Join Quilts for Kids on the third Saturday of each month to make quilts for sick children in hospitals across the United States. All are welcome to help, and no previous quilting experience is needed. For more information, visit the Quilts for Kids website, or contact Mary Anne or Sue at or 717-428-0236.  

Who is this for? Adults
When is this held? 3rd Saturday of the month, 10am-4pm
What should I bring? Contact Quilts for Kids
Do I need to register? No


Designer Bag Bingo

Try your luck at our annual Designer Bag Bingo! Held in the New Freedom Community Center, this fundraiser serves as a great community involvement event. Funds raised from the event support Paul Smith Library’s advances to improve literacy in the community, offer free programs for children and adults and purchase new items for the public to use.

Please note: This is a smoke-free, alcohol-free event. A ticket is required for entrance to the Bingo, no matter the age of the person. Those without tickets in hand will not be admitted into the event.

Who is this for? Adults
When is this held? Annually in June. Check Events Calendar for Updates.
Where is this held? New Freedom Community Center: 150 East Main St., New Freedom, PA 17349
What should I bring? Your tickets
Do I need to register? No- Tickets are to be purchased at the library.



For Kids

Gingerbread House Festival

Calling all Gingerbread House architects and designers! Display your masterpiece during our annual holiday tradition.

Who is this for? Kids all ages
When is this held? Annually in late November through early December. Check events calendar for Updates.
What should I bring? Completed gingerbread house
Do I need to register? No- Check events calendar for house guidelines