April 2022 Youth Newsletter

Hop on over to Quarryville Library!

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Our library is collaborating with Solanco School district to offer our popular free-play event with special visitors from Lancaster Early Intervention to answer any questions you may have! Two times based on age level. Register through the Solanco School District (either session) or through our website (for the birth-3 session). Space is limited and this session is nearly full!

Book cover "Canopy Career Chronicles"

Longwood Gardens Community Read:

Canopy Career Chronicles – Be a Tree Detective!

To connect to this year’s selection, Canopy Career Chronicles, a graphic novel by Greg Mercer and illustrated by Pat Bradley, we welcome our Parks Naturalist Lisa Sanchez who will teach us how to discern a variety of native trees. Please note that program time is 4:30, not 1:30 as previously posted.

One registered patron will win a Longwood Gardens family pass.

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Crochet 101: Ages 12+

Extended by demand! Weekly on Wednesdays through summer at 4 pm.

babies in a parachute

Parachute Play!  Thursday, April 21 at 10 am.  For toddlers ages 18 months – 3 years old with a caregiver. Older siblings may assist the caregivers by holding the parachute – this program is designed with  toddlers in mind! Registration is required-space is limited.

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Come read, write, sing, talk, and play with your young child at the Quarryville Library’s own recurring programs. Registration is required and children should be accompanied by attentive caregivers. All programs begin at 10:30 am, except where noted. If weather is mild we’ll move outdoors.

  • Sing! Sign! Storytime! (Birth through age 6) – April 1 at 10:30
  • Baby’s First Storytime (Birth through 18 months) – Tuesdays April 5, 12, 19, 26 at 10:00
  • Family Place/Play & Learn  April 6 (Nutrition), April 13 (Music & Movement) Register through Solanco School district – space is limited!
    • Birth-3 meets from 10-11
    • Prek (3-5) meets from 11-12
  • PA One Book Storytime – April 6, 6:00 pm Ages 2-6 
  • Library Storytime – April 8, 10:30 am. Ages 3-6 
  • Let’s Get Crafty – April 14, 10:30 am. Ages 3-6
  • Young and the Restless (1.5 through 3 with all family members welcome) – April 20 at 10:30
  • Parachute Play (18 months- 3 years) – April 21 at 10 am
  • Stories with Ms. Sarah – April 27, 10:30 am. Ages 3-6

  • Family Movie Night (all ages) – Please call for title!  April 7 at 6 pm
  • Meet authors Dannel Wissler and Rev. Lester Swope for their new book launch on April 9 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Springtime Fun with Robots!  (ages 5-12) April 14 @ 4:30 pm
  • Lego Block Party (ages 5+April 21 @ 4:30 pm
  • Oh, SNAP Circuits electronics for kids. (ages 8+April 28 @ 4:30 pm
  • Longwood Gardens Tree Detectives (recommended ages 10-17) April 29 @ 4:30 pm

Join our teen advisory board! Plan events, make friends, have fun, eat snacks

Recurring teen events for February include Teen Anime on April 1  and Dungeons & Dragons on April 9 and 23. Special programs include Crochet 101 and the Sunset Book Club on April 12 (for adults and older teens). The Sunset Book Club, along with the Parks Department program “Tree Detectives”, are both chances for teens to win a Longwood Gardens Family Pass by registering and attending!

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Do you have a talent to share with our youth? We welcome willing hands: parents, teachers, teens, seniors, etc. There are many ways you can be involved! Lead a program by teaching a skill or sharing a hobby with young people. OUR STEM PROGRAMS ARE IN NEED OF EXTRA ADULT HANDS TO EXPAND THE OPPORTUNITY TO MORE CHILDREN! Assist at a big event, or help with shelving books. We can tailor a volunteer opportunity to your interests and abilities.
Clearances are required. Contact us at library@quarryvillelibrary.org or inquire at the Service Desk to be put in touch with our director.

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The following Museums are again offering passes for checkout
(conditions apply – please note when reserving):
Demuth Museum
Ephrata Cloister
NEW: Historic Rock Ford (Snyder gallery only)
Johannes Mueller House
Lancaster Art Museum
Lancaster Science Factory
Lancaster Symphony Orchestra (4/8 and 4/9 performances)
Landis Valley Farm Museum
Make 717 Makerspace (STEM Maker pass)
National Toy Train Museum
President James Buchanan’s Wheatland
Railroad Museum
Click here to visit our events calendar

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Do you know about our readers’ advisory form for children to help with selection of materials? A growing number of homeschool families are using this service, and we’ve been happy to get requests that have guided us to purchase a few new collection items to support those learning at home. You don’t need to be a homeschooling parent, if you would like assistance finding a ‘just right’ book please consider sending us the form!
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Early Literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write. This free program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she enters school. One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books every day. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid foundation, a key to school and learning success. Plus, sharing stories together is fun! Ask for a folder at the Service Desk, or sign up with the Beanstack app!