April 2024 Youth Newsletter


April events are open for registration!
Registration is required for most of our youth programs except where noted. Registration opens for each month on the 15th of the previous one. Programs with insufficient registrants will be canceled; please monitor your email for updates.

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April 8 at 2:00 pm. For all ages. View the total eclipse at the library! We’ll have limited viewing glasses available, along with crafts & activities. This program is offered in partnership with Solanco early learning. Registration is required.

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April 24 at 4:30 pm. Best for ages 7-14, other family members welcome to observe. Kids and teens will learn about fairy folklore and make a keepsake for your own fairy garden! Registration is required by the morning of the event to be eligible to win a Longwood Gardens Family Pass.

Thursday, April 11, 6:00 pm. Join Lancaster Parks staff who will help us learn how to read maps and use a compass for navigation. For ages 7-adult; younger family members are welcome to observe. Click here to register.

Other kids’ events for April include:
Family Movie Night: April 4 at 6:00 pm.
Lego Block Party: April 9 at 4:30 pm.
Springtime Fun with Robots: April 23 at 4:30 pm.

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We are welcoming back the great folks at Breakthrough Music Therapy for two sessions guaranteed to target and promote your child’s developmental skills in an interactive, engaging way! Space is limited and registration is required.
Infants/toddlers from 6-23 months, please register for the 10:00 am session. Preschoolers from ages 2-5, please choose the 10:30 am session.

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Quarryville Library is thrilled to offer you access to ParentTV through our Family Place membership! 

ParentTV offers thousands of on-demand parenting videos and courses with content designed to support those who care for children, from pregnancy through to teenage years.

ParentTV works with leading psychologists, pediatricians, mental health specialists, nutritionists, occupational therapists and parenting educators across the globe. 

Search and find videos with research-based advice you can trust on general parenting, play, behavior, child development, mental health, sleep, nutrition, technology and more. Most videos are under 10 minutes in length and can be accessed on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Access it here for free and enter your library card barcode to log in.

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Our Family Place Parent Child Workshop has several weeks remaining, so please feel free to register! This five-week program is guided by the principles of this nationally-recognized certification. Children and caregivers will arrive to engage in a variety of play centers that help with early development in a fun way! Each week we welcome a different early childhood expert that can help answer your questions (if you wish) about the topics.
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If your child is ready for a bit more structure, you’ll want to check out the second session – Play & Learn for 3-5 year olds. Hosted by our partners at Solanco Early Learning, it’s a great way to practice kindergarten readiness and our early interventionists will be on hand to answer any questions you have at this stage of development. Please register!

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There is still time to enjoy our seasonal StoryWalk®. The Secret Garden is a beautifully illustrated picture-book version of the classic children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Walk the path anytime you like, grab an entry flyer from the brochure box and complete it with your contact information. Return it to our circulation desk or in the book drop if we’re closed. We are drawing weekly winners for a chance to win a Longwood Gardens Family Pass! You may return and submit up to three (3) entries per family.

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(with thanks to our sponsor, Reynolds & Shivery Funeral Homes, Inc.)
  • Baby’s First Storytime (ages birth – 17 months) Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 10:00 am.
  • Sing! Sign! Storytime! (ages birth – 6 years) Friday, April 5 at 10:30 am.
  • Little Nibblers (ages 2 – 6 years) Friday, April 12 at 10:30 am. Registration closes 2 days prior to program!
  • 1,000 Books Celebration (by invitation only for finishers) April 15 at 1:00 pm. If you are interested in participating, ask for materials at our service desk!
  • Play K (ages 2 – 6) Friday, April 19 at 1:00 pm for registered patrons and 2:00 pm for waitlist or drop ins if space permits. This session we’ll focus on shopping!

Teen events for April include:

Solanco High School students: We deliver! The Quarryville Library is coming to you now with monthly programs during your school day! Ask Mrs. Dawley at your school library when we’re coming and what we’ll be doing each month, and make sure to reserve a spot – space is limited.

Teen Board Games – April 20 at 10 am.

Interested teens are always welcome at select adult events, such as:

Chess Club (all abilities) on April 4 at 11 am.
Anime Club on April 5 at 4 pm (parent permission under 16).
Mid Day Matinee on April 12 at 1 pm.
Dungeons & Dragons for ages 16+ on April 13 and 27 at 10 am.
Walking Book Club (social fitness and literacy) on April 22 at 10 am.

Teens who are seeking employment can get help finding internships through PA CareerLink.

Teens needing service hours are welcome to volunteer to help with special events, coding and robotics programs. Contact sroche@quarryvillelibrary.org.

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The following museums are offering passes for checkout:
(conditions apply – please note when reserving):
Demuth Museum
Ephrata Cloister
Lancaster Museum of Art
Lancaster Science Factory
Landis Valley Farm Museum
Make 717 (STEM Maker pass)
North Museum
National Toy Train Museum
President James Buchanan’s Wheatland
Railroad Museum

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The library is much bigger than what is found within its four walls! Use your library card here to unlock vast amounts of information and entertainment!

Would you like assistance navigating the LYNX resources? Virtual field trips for groups are available by arrangement. Please contact library@quarryvillelibrary.org to schedule!

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Looking for a way to help the community? Solanco Neighborhood Ministries is currently in need of the following items:
  • Triscuits/Wheat Thins crackers
  • Mayonnaise
  • Cheerios (Regular yellow box)
  • Oatmeal (boxes of individual packs)
  • Pudding cups
  • Applesauce cups
  • Juice boxes
  • Low/no salt soups
  • Seafood Chowder
  • Diapers (sizes: 5,6, and pull-ups)
Donations may be dropped off Monday through Thursday from 9 am – 4 pm and Friday from 9 am – 12 pm.
Address: 14 South Church Street, Quarryville, PA 17566
Phone number: (717) 786-4308
Website: solanconeighborhoodministries.org

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