August 2022 Youth Newsletter

Slow summer days?

Not at the Quarryville Library!

Our programs have been filling with wait lists, and we thank those of you who considerately unregister if your circumstances have changed. Please plan to arrive on time, as we will only honor your reservation until the event begins. If you are running late and wish us to know, please call the Library and we’ll be happy to hold your seat. Thank you for your thoughtfulness in allowing as many families as possible to enjoy our free events!

the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland
 

Don’t forget that Summer Reading ends on August 13!  Readers should come to redeem their prizes on or before that date!


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ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS!

Friday, August 5, 11 am. Ages 3-10 with caregiver.  Please register every family member who is attending.

What does it feel like to have a shark’s “sixth sense”? How about having no opposable thumbs? Hands-on House Children’s Museum invites children and their families to find out as they investigate the mysterious world of animals. This workshop takes a child’s natural connection with animals and turns it into an interactive learning experience.

The workshop features hand-on learning activities which are fun and entertaining. Participants will learn about animal habitats, animal adaptations, and animal traits. Family members work together to complete self-directed educational activities which blend learning with fun.


Family Craft night!
 

August 3 at 6 pm.
Join us for this special Summer family crafting program! Families are invited to create a craft that will be based on our Summer Reading theme: Oceans of Possibilities! Crafts will be different each month. Ideal for children ages 3-8; siblings welcome! Please register all who are attending.

Crafts in the middle! For kids entering grades 6-9.
 

August 10 at 2 pmWhat does “in the middle” mean? Middle grade? Middle of the month? Middle of the day?  “Yes” to all! Make and take a different craft each session. Capacity 8 participants. Registration is appreciated so that we have enough supplies! Walk-ins will be accommodated as space and materials allow.


origami shapes
Are you interested in origami? We have a survey for you! Let us know your thoughts about forming a group to share this interest!

Life in the Water! a parks and rec program. graphic of water with aquatic plants and a frog
AUGUST 9 AT 2 PM. Ages 5+  
What is living in our local waterway? Participants will touch and see live critters that came from a local creek or river. Through microscope use and identification activities, attendees will learn about the life cycles of each specimen and how to determine the health and quality of the water in which they live.

Mini Science: for kids entering grades k-2 with caregiver
MINI-SCIENCE
August 11 at 1:30. Younger kids (Pre-K through 2nd grade) and their adult partners will explore kitchen chemistry to better understand acids and bases.
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STEM-SATIONAL SUMMER
August 11 at 3:30.
Older kids (entering grades 3-6) will explore kitchen chemistry to better understand acids and bases.

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SUMMER READING HAS A FEW WEEKS REMAINING – THERE IS STILL TIME TO ENROLL UP THROUGH AUGUST 6.  

IF YOU HAVEN’T SIGNED UP YET, IT’S NOT TOO LATE. YOU CAN SIGN UP BY AUGUST 6 AND STILL FINISH BY AUGUST 13!

IF YOU WANT TO USE YOUR DEVICE TO TRACK YOUR PROGRAM, USE THE BEANSTACK APP.  WHETHER YOU’VE USED IT BEFORE OR NOT, YOUR 2022 CHALLENGE WILL APPEAR AS SOON AS YOU REGISTER.


We know and love the great businesses that sponsor the program for the entire county, and a special thank you goes out to our local SRP sponsors!
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Cherry Crest Adventure farm logo
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YEAR-ROUND EARLY CHILDHOOD EVENTS IN AUGUST

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. If weather is mild we may move outdoors.

  • Baby’s First Storytime (Birth through 18 months) – August 2916  at 10:00 am. Space is limited.
  • Stories with Ms. Sarah (Ages 3-6) – August 12 and August 18 at 10:30 am.
  • Barnyard Books with Lancaster 4H (rescheduled) – August 10 at 10:30 am.
  • Family Craft Night (Ages 3-8) – August 3 at 6:00 pm.
  • Young and the Restless (1.5 through 3; other family members welcome) – August 3 and 17 at 10:30 am.
  • Parachute Play (18 months- 3 years) – August 4 at 10:00 am
  • Preschool Zone! Tuesdays and Fridays from 12 pm to 5 pm. Best for ages 2-6 with attentive caregiver. Registration is not required.

MORE QUARRYVILLE LIBRARY YEAR-ROUND EVENTS FOR KIDS IN AUGUST!
  • Family Movie Night (all ages) – Please call for title!  August 4 at 6 pm
  • Lego Block Party (ages 5+August 18 at 4:30 pm

Trivia night!
 

August 18 at 6 pm. Ideal for teens in high school and adults.

Enjoy a night of trivia at the library! We welcome back Quiz Bowl veteran Phil Gruber as he challenges how much we know! Participate individually or as a team. Maximum 4 people per team. We’ll also have prizes and refreshments!

Registration required for all team members.


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

Our TAB will meet on Friday August 12  This month we’re making a craft based on the new stop-motion sensation coming to theaters soon! Take one home, and make more to support a special project to inspire younger kids to read more! Please register so we have sufficient snacks!

More teen events for July include Teen Anime on August 5, Dungeons & Dragons for ages 16 to adult on August 13 and 27 and Teen Board Games on August 20. Teen Zine will have its final sessions on August 2 and 16 at 4 pm.


Teens 16+ looking for jobs? Come to the Job Fair on August 24 hosted by Career Link! If you don’t feel ready to apply for a job, check out the other services this organization offers below!

 

Young adult program, serving Lancaster County residents ages 16-24. Let us help you develop a career path plan! Our services include paid work experience, career readiness workshops, job shadowing, on the job training, personalized career exposure activities, earn your high school equivalency, and mentoring. Connect with us today!

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.

SPECIAL NEED FOR CHESS COACHES AND COMPUTER CODING COACHES! ALL 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.


Field of tulips with the text "family museum passes"
The following Museums are again offering passes for checkout
(conditions apply – please note when reserving):
Demuth Museum
Ephrata Cloister
Hands-on-House
NEW: Historic Rock Ford (Snyder gallery only)
Johannes Mueller House
Lancaster Art Museum
Lancaster Science Factory
Lancaster Symphony Orchestra
Landis Valley Farm Museum
Make 717 Makerspace (STEM Maker pass)
National Toy Train Museum
President James Buchanan’s Wheatland
Railroad Museum

boy carrying a stack of books
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!

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