August 2022 Adult Newsletter

~ Library Programs ~

PA CareerLink Lancaster County presents: job fair!

CareerLink Job Fair

Wednesday, August 24, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Meet with a variety of employers hiring for full-time, part-time, and temp/seasonal positions. For a list of registered employers, please follow PA CareerLink Lancaster County’s Facebook page. Connect with CareerLink to discuss their young adult program for Lancaster County residents ages 16-24: their services include paid internships, career readiness workshops, and more!


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Trivia Night!

Thursday, August 18, 6:00 pm. We welcome back Quiz Bowl veteran Phil Gruber as he challenges how much we know! Participate individually or as a team (max 4 people). We’ll also have prizes and refreshments! Best for adults and high school age teens based on the challenge level of questions. Click here to register.

map of the world labeled with the "seven seas", with the words "oceans of possibilities" written over the map

There’s still time to sign up for summer reading!

What you do:

Pick up a map and stickers at the library to start your challenge. Select seven book titles to read that relate to this year’s theme: “Oceans of Possibilities”. Record the titles of your books on the stickers, and affix one sticker to each of the ‘Seven Seas’ on the map. Turn in your completed map by August 13.

What you win:

Every finisher wins a small prize from a variety of items, plus certificates to be redeemed at our Friends’ bookstore. These prizes will be redeemed upon turning in your finished map. All finishers will be entered into an ‘end-of-summer’ drawing to win a Longwood Gardens family pass!


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Friends’ Weekend Book Sale

Friday, August 26 & Saturday, August 27, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Join us for a book sale, run by the Friends of the Library. Items sold include children’s picture books and chapter books, popular fiction, nonfiction, puzzles, and more!


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Mid-Day Matinee

Friday, August 19, 1:00 pm. Bring your favorite movie snack and join us for this month’s film! We’ll offer new-to-video releases as well as classic titles. To find this month’s movie, please call the library at 717-786-1336. Movies may be rated PG-13. Best for adults ages 18+


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Pop-up Book Sale

Romance novels, anyone? Stop by the library to browse the selection in the lobby. We’ll have a variety of romances on display beginning August 9th at 11:00 am and continuing through August 13th.


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Friends of the Library Meeting

Tuesday, August 9, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Are you interested in helping with book sales or sorting book donations? Consider joining the Friends of the Library, who do all this and more! Come to the meeting, or click here for more information.


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Don’t be intimidated by technology!​

The Quarryville Library is offering a free computer & digital training course in partnership with Millersville University.​ Click here for more information.

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Afternoon Book Club

Wednesday, August 10, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Join us for a monthly gathering of book lovers! This month we will be discussing The Friend by Sigrid Nunez.

Registration is requested so that we may have sufficient copies of the month’s book selection available.


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The Knitting & Crocheting Group

meets weekly at the library on Thursday afternoons from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. This group is open to interested knitters, crocheters, and other crafters of all ages.

Calling all teenagers!

We have programs especially for you, including games, movies, a teen advisory board, and more! Visit our events calendar for details.

~ Other Library Offerings ~

Library system of Lancaster County bookmobile

The Bookmobile is coming to the Southern End! It will stop at the following locations on the second Monday of each month.

Bart Fire Co. (9:00 am – 10:15 am)
Sunrise Grocery (10:30 am – 11:30 am)
Pleasant Valley Store (12:45 pm – 2:00 pm)
East Drumore Foods (2:15 pm – 3:15 pm)
Wrightsdale Baptist Church (3:20 pm – 4:20 pm)


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Virtual Sticker Posters

Get “stuck” on our virtual sticker posters.
Click here to begin, or visit our website and click on the “Virtual Offerings” tab. New posters are added as each one is finished.


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Need a passport?

Come to the library! We are a full-service passport center, and offer passport services by appointment during our open hours. Please call (717) 786-1336 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Book donations

The Friends of the Library are accepting donations of clean, salable books on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.

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Sign up for youth program updates

Would you like to receive our monthly youth newsletters?
Click here to be added to the list!

~ Resources & Opportunities ~


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Online resources

Did you know the library offers FREE resources that provide study and research help, reading, news, and more? Click here to check out all the options! All you need to gain access is your library card.


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Full Circle Recycling is sponsoring a program that will donate the money you receive for recycled items to the library. Simply ask that the money generated be donated to the Quarryville Library, and they’ll take care of the rest!

Chat with a Librarian! Information when, where, and how you need it. Check it out today:
Did you know that you can chat online with a live librarian? No matter what your question is, we’re happy to help you find the answers you need, and some of the staff here at the Quarryville Library actually help with this service! Visit our website and click on the yellow chat icon to get started!

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Volunteer at the library!

Want to connect more with the community? Need volunteer or community service hours? Click here for information on the many opportunities available!


Pennsylvania CareerLink: a proud partner of the American Job Center network

The Quarryville Library Center is partnering with PA CareerLink® to offer job-related courses and services here in the Southern End! We need your feedback to know what kinds of services to offer. Click here to fill out our survey, or click here to find the services that CareerLink is currently offering.

Want to help us make a difference in the community? Join the library board!
Do you believe that the Quarryville Library Center is an important community asset? Would you like to be involved in helping our library to grow and better serve all of Southern Lancaster County? If so, please contact us to be put in touch with a board member.

Solanco Neighborhood Ministries

The Solanco Food Bank is currently collecting supplies for their backpack giveaway, which will be held on Saturday, August 13, from 9 am – 2 pm.

Middle/High School

  • Boys/girls book bags
  • Notebook/filler paper (1pkg)
  • Highlighters
  • Folders
  • Note cards
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Erasers
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Binders
  • Note books
  • Pencil pouch


  • Deodorant
  • Travel size toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, hand sanitizer, hand lotion)
  • Tissue packs (small, for backpacks)

  • Boys/girls book bags
  • Folders
  • Crayons
  • Pencils
  • Markers
  • Pens
  • Colored pencils
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Erasers
  • Pencil cases
  • Glue sticks (2) or glue bottle (1)
  • Scissors
  • Rulers
Address: 355 Buck Road, Quarryville, PA 17566
Phone number: (717) 786-4308
Donations can be dropped off at the side of the building
Monday to Thursday from 9 – 4 and Fridays from 9 – 12.