Month: May 2016

The 2016 Summer Reading Program is Here!

The Quarryville Library is once again taking part in the county-wide Summer Reading Program. We have levels for all ages!

  • This year, logs are available for the following levels:
  • Read-Aloud, for ages 0-4 years
  • Junior, for ages 5-9 yearson your mark, get set...read!
  • Tween, for ages 10-12 years
  • Teen, for ages 13-18 years

The logs will be available starting June 4, and the program runs through August 13th.

Special this summer for children of all ages: Quarryville Library is participating in Bedtime Math’s Summer of Numbers! Grab a star chart and stickers when you pick up your Summer Reading Logs; complete your star chart, return it to the library, and earn an additional prize from our Treasure Chest! This program is limited to 150 participants.

Special this summer for Juniors: Thanks to our partnership with CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health, we are holding the “Brush Twice-A-Day Challenge.” Each participant in the Junior category will receive a Health Hero Starter Pack. Children who complete the challenge as directed will receive a Health Hero Power Pack, and be entered into a drawing to win a Swag Bag, filled with back-to-school supplies worth up to $50. Please note that the CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health prizes will only be available during prize pick-up days.

Special this summer for Teens: we’re holding a special Teen Reading Challenge. The Challenge includes ten categories in which participants must read one book. Finishers in the challenge will be entered in a drawing for a new Kindle Fire.

This summer for adults: We are holding an Adult Reading Challenge: each time you finish a book, fill out a raffle ticket and place in the bucket. Four times throughout the summer we will pull a winner for our QVL prize pack. The prize packs will include:1 Quarryville Library Tote Bag, 3 Free Video Rental Certificates, $10.00 Grocery Card to Musser’s or Fergies, and 4 Advanced Reader’s Copies of a new book. More info will be forthcoming.

Join us for our official Summer Reading Kick-Off with Cylo on Saturday, June 18th, at 12 noon – 1 pm. Come help us start our summer reading challenge with a bang! Get signed up, meet Cylo, and stay for our first program.

At 1 pm, Sarah Drennen, Rock Ford Plantation Educator, visits in colonial dress, for the program Colonial Games! Did you ever wonder what it was like to be a child during Colonial times? Learn what children of the past did for entertainment; enjoy games and more! Come out and play like revolutionaries! For children ages 3-15. Children under 5 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Finally, check our events calendar for our full roster of special programs!

New website launch!

The Quarryville Library is excited to announce the launch of our new website! There are a lot of new features, so please take some time to check them out.

Some highlights include:

  • Our new, color-coded events calendar
  • The new materials pages, which feature new items in the collection
  • A new Youth Services tab, with info about youth and family programs and resources for the whole family.

Ed Bonekemper, III to speak on the Myth of the Lost Cause

Join usbook cover for myth of the lost cause on July 6th at 6:30 for a presentation by Civil War author Ed Bonekemper, III.  In his presentation Mr. Bonekemper examines the accuracy of the Myth and how it has affected our perception of slavery, states’ rights, the nature of the Civil War, and the military performance of Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant and James Longstreet. He begins by discussing the nature of slavery in 1860, including whether it was a benign and dying institution. The heart of his analysis is whether slavery was the primary cause of secession and the Confederacy’s creation. He does this by examining Federal protection of slavery, slavery demographics, seceding states’ conventions and declarations, their outreach to other slave states, Confederate leaders’ statements, and the Confederacy’s foreign policy, POW policy and rejection of black soldiers. Drawing on decades of research, Bonekemper  then discusses other controversial Myth issues, such as whether the South could have won the Civil War, whether Lee was a great general, whether Grant was a mere “butcher” who won by brute force, whether Longstreet lost Gettysburg for Lee, and whether the North won by waging “total war.”

Bonekemper is the author of six Civil War books, book review editor of the Civil War News and former adjunct military history lecturer at Muhlenberg College. His latest book is The Myth of the Lost Cause: Why the South Fought the Civil War and Why the North Won.