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Unlocking your past with libraries

“We all carry, inside us, people who came before us.” Liam Callanan.                 As humans we seek answers. We want to know how we got here. Who made me? Sometimes, that’s a hard question to answer. My question was; Who were my great grandparents? I knew nothing about them except for their names. What color...
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Need Help Finding Grants

Did you know that Martin Library can help you research grants?  If you are a nonprofit or individual grant-seeker, we have a resource for you! We are a Foundation Information Network (FIN) partner.  Which means we provide free on-site access to the Foundation Directory Online, from Candid. What is the Foundation Directory? The Foundation Directory...
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SummerQuest at Martin Library

SummerQuest is here! This year’s theme is A Universe of Stories, and we have hundreds of ways for you to explore. Pick up a registration packet on June 1st at our Kickoff events in Dover, Hanover, or Nixon Park (there’s a GO York! challenge in Nixon Park). If you can’t make it to Kickoff, just...
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Tech Guru is Now TechTime!

Technology changes fast. Whether you have been using smartphones and tablets for years, or just got your first one, it can all seem overwhelming. If you or a family member is looking for some plain-English explanations of how all this “tech stuff” works, come see the technology specialist at any of the 13 York County...
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Summer Reading… Summer Learning… SummerQuest 2019!

Have a Stellar Summer! It’s that time of year again! The nights are longer, the sun shines brighter, the kids laugh longer, and the fun gets better. Kids and teens love summer. No more schoolwork and nothing but fun for three months! But parents know that kids who don’t read over the summer lose one...
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Big Changes Ahead: The Campaign for York County Libraries

Three Locations to Undergo Transformation Three York County Libraries have renovation and expansion plans in their future.  The project will transform Martin Library, Kreutz Creek Library, and Kaltreider-Benfer Library into state-of-the-art library facilities.   The endeavor marks the first simultaneous, multi-location expansion project in the York County Libraries’45-year history.    Here’s a Quick Look at What’s Happening...
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Food For Fines May 2019

We’ll Trade You Food for Fines Project Erases Late Fees and Hunger We want to make a trade with library members who have late fees.  All YCL libraries will reduce a library cardholder’s late fees by one dollar for each non-perishable item he or she donates at the library.  The food drive provides members with...
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Meet Martin Library’s Spring Honoree

Celebrating Children’s Champion Paula Gilbert The Martin Library Honors Committee has announced its selection of Paula Gilbert as its Martin Honors Spring honoree.  They will recognize Gilbert for her outstanding service to children, libraries, and the community on Sunday, April 28 at 2 pm. The public is invited to attend the event which will be held...
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