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Martin Library Grand Reopening July 11-17

Community members are invited to come celebrate the Grand Reopening of Martin Library from July 11 – 17. The celebration kicks off at 9am Monday, July 11 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the library’s Market Street entrance. Tours of the reimagined and newly renovated library will be available starting at 10am. Programs are planned...
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On the Home Stretch

Martin Library’s campaign building project is on the home stretch. Construction and renovation are almost complete. And while the last few remaining jobs are finished, the wait for furniture and the library’s member services desk continues.  Supply chain delays have impacted their arrival.  However, once the furnishings and desk are in place, the library will...
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Martin Library Honors Victoria Connor

The Martin Library Honors Committee announced its selection of Victoria Connor as its 2022 Spring Honoree. Victoria has served the York community in a variety of roles over the years and will be recognized in a virtual honors ceremony on May 25, 2022 at 5:00pm via Zoom. To make a contribution in honor of Victoria,...
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Construction Rolling Right Along

Construction at Martin Library is rolling right along towards its anticipated completion this spring.  The newly renovated Children’s Room is now open for holds pickup and browsing of the children’s collection only. While there, members can see the new look of the Children’s Room.  Temporarily moved during construction, the Turtle Baby and the bronze girl...
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Text: Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! [Image: painting of MKLJ]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – 2022

Celebrating Dr. King Today is Martin Luther King Day in the United States. To honor the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we put together a read aloud video of his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. We’ve also included a new, uplifting work, The Undefeated, by Newbery-winning author Kwame Alexander.  In...
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Renovation Closure Announced

Martin Library in York will close for renovation from December 20, 2021 through January 3, 2022.  During that time, members will not be able to enter the building but can continue to drop off library materials in the outdoor book drops. Here’s what’s happening during the closure Demolition will start on the main floor for...
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Going to New Heights

Renovations at Martin Library recently went to new heights as construction workers hoisted the library’s new chiller to the rooftop.  Work on the second floor is nearing completion and the main focus now is the transformation of the Children’s Library.  Take a look at the amazing changes happening at Martin Library: Martin Library 11.19.21 by...
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November is Native American Heritage Month

What is Native American Heritage Month? Native American Heritage month (also called American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month) was created to celebrate Indigenous peoples’ “rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories, and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people” in the United States (excerpted from the National Congress of American Indians website). Native...
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Limited Time! Free Video Workshops for 1000 Books 2021

Our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program keeps getting better! On October 14, we held a private online celebration for the 74 children who completed their 1000 Books between August 2020 and September 2021. Our guest of honor was author Lindsay Barret George, whose beautifully illustrated books make for wonderful story times.   What’s 1000 Books? ...
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It Looks Totally Different

The space that was once served as the information services department and adult computer lab looks totally different.  Renovations led by Kinsley Construction, Inc. have significantly altered the second floor at Martin Library. And the work is still ongoing.  Landlocked, this city landmark cannot easily expand, but it can renovate and repurpose its current space. ...
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