In the Know

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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Holds Suggested as Collections are Moving

Martin Library staff members are methodically moving library collections to prepare the way for each phase of renovation.  Since the ability to personally browse collections is ever-changing as construction progresses, Martin Library Director Mina Edmondson suggests that members place a hold on items to be filled by the YCL collection. York County Libraries staff will...
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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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Progress on All Levels

Construction work at Martin Library is showing progress on all levels.  The library’s iconic 1935 weathervane has reclaimed its original spot, perched high above many York City structures.  Renovation in the library’s lower level is transforming the program room, teen forum, and library archives into spaces with renewed purpose.  Demolition work on the second floor...
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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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You Don’t Have to be an Artist to Work in Animation

“I hear a lot of people say, ‘I’d love to work in the animation industry, but I can’t draw’ and the truth is you don’t have to,” says Netflix Animation Supervisor Mike Greenholt. “We need people to plan schedules, manage budgets, set up workstations and screening rooms. Anyone who loves animation can be part of...
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Summer Read program. Sponsored by WITF, WellSpan Health, and Capital Blue Cross. A PA Forward Health Literacy Initiative.

Summer Read 2021

You Belong York County Libraries joins eight other central PA county library groups to present the Transforming Health Summer Read project, now in its ninth year. We’re excited to present You Belong: A Call for Connection by Sebene Selassie as this year’s selection. Our goal for 2021 is to align the  Summer Read program to complement Transforming Health’s “Here With You.” “Here...
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Martin Renovations-What To Expect In The Coming Months

Hard Hats, Hammers and Hazard Tape Miss Trish, seen here wearing a hard hat, gives her expert approval to the renovations planned for the lower level Children’s Program Room. As work in the lower level of the library nears completion, collaborative work spaces for Martin staff are created. Resulting in more space for our members...
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Library Construction Underway at Two Sites

Library construction is underway at two library locations: Kreutz Creek Library in Hellam and Martin Library in York.  Construction at a third location,  Kaltreider-Benfer Library in Red Lion, is expected to start this fall.  The projects are a direct result of the incredible community support received during YCL’s Imagine. Discover. Connect. Capital Campaign.   See the...
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Memorial Day 2021

What is Memorial Day? Memorial Day is a U.S. Federal holiday that falls on the last Monday of each May. It honors servicemembers of the armed forces who fell in the course of their duties, whether in war or in peacetime. In observance of Memorial Day, all York County Libraries locations are closed.  History Memorial...
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