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December 2022 Youth Newsletter

Holiday fun waits for you at the library!

December events are now open for registration!
Registration is required for most of our Youth programs except where noted. We open registration for each next month on the 15th day of the current month. If you are registered and find you can’t attend, thank you for being considerate and ‘unregistering’. When events are overbooked we cannot guarantee your spot if you do not arrive on time. Thank you for understanding.

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the ExtraGive on November 18. We greatly appreciate your generosity!

gingerbread men "Build a gingerbread house"
December 17 at 11:00 am. For ages 3+ with parent or caregiver. Space is limited, registration is required. Please register everyone who will be attending. Celebrate the season in sweet style by decorating your very own “gingerbread” house! We will provide all materials you’ll need to build your house (walls and glue), along with some decorating treats, but we ask that each family bring a bag of treats that can be shared with others and used to decorate (ex: a bag of candies, sprinkles, etc).

graphic 'coding for kids' with screen

December 8 at 4:30 pm. Registration for this free event is required. Ages 7-15, adults are welcome to observe. A library account with digital access is required to use library computers. You may also bring your own laptop or tablet.

Join us and over 100 million students for an Hour of Code. Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet. But only 47% of all high schools teach computer science. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this! If you’ve heard about the Hour of Code before, you might know it made history. More than 100 million students have tried an Hour of Code. We will have coding activities to try for the youngest students (pre-readers are OK with adult assistance) up through wannabe gamers who can learn to write code to make their own games!


Mrs claus and mystery guest come to quarryville library images of santa and mrs. claus
It’s “Claus for Claws” for a cause on December 15 at 6:30 pm here at the Quarryville Library! Mrs. Santa and her BFF are coming to our library to pick up donations of cat food (wet or dry) and cat litter for a cause! We won’t just let the merry couple come and go, of course! We plan to enjoy some songs and stories, face painting, and little ones can have a chance for a photo with the jolly couple! Donations for Hill Kitties, Inc. are appreciated. All ages, preferably under 8 to give little ones a chance to visit with our guests. Please register, space is limited.

my first book club! image of a pink book with children gathered around it
December 13 at 1:00 pm. A book club for preschoolers and their grown-ups! Registration is required along with an active library card to check out the title we’ll be reading!

local animals in wintertime! a parks and recreation program
December 29 at 4:30 pm. Ages 5+, please register everyone attending. Join our favorite naturalist Lisa Sanchez to dive deep into what our animal neighbors are doing when it gets cold! Some are hibernating, and others have different adaptation strategies!

four robots in circle 'holiday fun with robots'

December 22 at 1:00 pm. Ages 5-12, under 8 with caregiver. Registration is required. Our bots are excited to come out of storage to play! We’ll have an assortment for different ages and abilities.


MORE QUARRYVILLE LIBRARY YEAR-ROUND EVENTS FOR KIDS IN DECEMBER!

1000 books before kindergarten logo

Our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten celebration is happening this month, but it’s by invitation only.

Reading is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your child’s success when they begin school. The goal of this program is to help your child start school ready to learn. How does it work? You begin tracking the books that someone (you, other caregivers, our library storytellers, siblings, etc.) read aloud to your child. At each 100 book milestone your child receives a sticker for encouragement. They also get a few gift books along the way! And when you’re finished, we celebrate along with you at events that are scheduled a few times a year for our finishers.

If you want to start the journey to help your young child achieve this goal, come to our service desk and request a folder. Or if you prefer to track your program with your device, download the Beanstack app or set up a computer account.  Does 1,000 seem like a lot? If you read 3 books per day, you can reach your goal in one year! Did you start and lose momentum? No worries…we understand and are happy to work with you to get you back on the path!


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basic literacy

YEAR-ROUND EARLY CHILDHOOD EVENTS IN DECEMBER

Come read, write, sing, talk, and play with your young child at the Quarryville Library’s own recurring programs! Registration is required except where noted and children should be accompanied by attentive caregivers. Some of our weekly programs will pause for the last two weeks of the year for presenters to do some planning and spend time with our families, but don’t worry, we’ll be returning in January!

  • Baby’s First Storytime (Birth through 18 months) December 6 & 13 at 10:00 am.
  • Little Nibblers (Ages 3-6) December 16 at 10:00 am.
  • Sing! Sign! Storytime! (Ages 0-6, other family members welcome) December 2 at 10:30 am.
  • Young and the Restless (1.5 through 3, other family members welcome) December 7 & 14 at 10:30 am.
  • Parachute Play (18 months – 3 years) December 1 at 10:00 am.
  • Parachute Games (Ages 3-6)  December 1 at 11:00 am.
  • Preschool Zone! Free play for young children in our Story Corner on Tuesdays and Fridays from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm as library needs allow. Adult supervision is required, no registration needed.

Chess club for ages 16+

Adults and teens 16+, casual chess club at 11:00 am on the first Saturday of each month. Please register so we know how many setups to prepare. Coaching is available, space is limited.

Youth chess will be coming early next year! Please check our event calendar for updates.


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

Our TAB will meet on December 9 at 4:30 pm. Several teens have recently stepped up to lead programs, adopt shelves, choose new activities, find out about jobs, and more! What will you bring to the library? What will you leave with?

More teen events for December include:
Teen Anime on First Fridays(4-5:30)
Adult/teen chess club on first Saturdays from 11-2.
Dungeons & Dragons for ages 16 to adult on December 10 (10-2),
Teen Board Games on December 17 (10-2). Drop ins are welcome.

Older teens are welcome at select adult events, such as Crochet 101 on Wednesdays at 4, and Mid Day Matinee on November 18 (rated PG-13 – call for title).

Teen Tech volunteers are welcome to help with coding and robotics programs. Contact sroche@quarryvillelibrary.org for service hours!


Teens 16+ looking for jobs? Ask about paid work experience through Career Link! They have other programs for younger teens as well!
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. Assist at a big event, or help with shelving books. We can tailor a volunteer opportunity to your interests and abilities.

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!

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 except where noted
(conditions apply – please note when reserving):
Demuth Museum
Ephrata Cloister
Hands-on-House
Historic Rock Ford (currently not available)
Johannes Mueller House
Lancaster Art Museum
Lancaster Science Factory
Lancaster Symphony Orchestra (currently not available)
Landis Valley Farm Museum
Make 717 Makerspace (STEM Maker pass)
National Toy Train Museum
North Museum (currently not available)
President James Buchanan’s Wheatland
Railroad Museum
Click here to access helpful databases available through your library card.

November 2022 Adult Newsletter

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Our most important fundraiser of the year will be coming on November 18!

If the Quarryville Library has been important to you or your family, please consider supporting your library on this day! If a staff person pleased you by going the extra mile, if you get excited to see new books and movies on the shelves, or if you or your children enjoy coming to library programs, today would be a great day for you to ensure the library can keep offering these benefits (and more!) to everyone in the community by giving your best gift.

We’ve planned several special events to show you how we appreciate you. Click here to find what’s on the schedule for the Day of Giving!


~ Library Programs ~


 

wrapped gifts

Friends’ Craft Fair

Saturday, November 12, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. The Friends of the library are holding a craft fair! This is a great place to find unique, handmade items for Christmas gifts!


 

question marks

Trivia Night!

Thursday, November 10, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. 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 (max 4 people). We’ll also have prizes and refreshments! Best for adults and older teens. Click here to register.


 

art reception text, hand holding paintbrushes

Art Reception

Saturday, November 19, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Our art exhibits are back! Join us for this reception for a new exhibit for the Octorara Art Association. Refreshments will be served – all are welcome!


 

chestnuts on leaves

Nature’s Feast!

Thursday, November 10, 4:30 – 5:30 pm. Join naturalist Lisa Sanchez from Lancaster Parks & Rec and learn local foraging tips, including how to identify edible tree nuts. Best for ages 8+ (including teens & adults!) Click here to register.


 

headphones and director's clapboard

Extra Give Mid-Day Matinee!

Friday, November 18, 1:00 – 4:00 pm. We are partnering with Next Gen Senior Center to offer an exciting recent movie release about a legendary rock and roll musician. Next Gen will be bringing snacks and sharing information about their services and events! Please call to confirm the title. Best for ages 13+


 

wooden chess pieces on a chess board

Chess Club

Saturday, November 5, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Come join our new chess club for adults and older teens (16+). All levels welcome, we have a coach available to help you learn! Click here to register.


 

ball of yarn with five colored crochet hooks

Crochet 101

Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Are you interested in crocheting but need some help getting started? Our director, Susan, is leading beginner crocheting lessons! For ages 12 and up. Click here to register.


 

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Intro to PA CareerLink® Services

Wednesday, November 2, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. This orientation is intended to give you a full understanding of all the services available at PA CareerLink®. If you are interested in personalized services, including training, this workshop is your first step! Click here to register.


 

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PA CareerLink® Job Search Basics

Wednesday, November 16, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Discuss how to begin an effective job search and how to access the resources available at PA CareerLink®. Click here to register.


 

Pennie: connecting Pennsylvanians to health coverage

Pennie Information sessions

Saturday, November 5, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, and Wednesday, November 16, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Are you uninsured? Do you need a health care plan that lowers your monthly premium? Do you want a high quality plan that meets required standards for coverage? Come learn more about the new state based insurance marketplace . . . Pennie.


Cover of "The Lincoln Highway" by Amor Towles

Afternoon Book Club

Wednesday, November 9, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Join us for a monthly gathering of book lovers! This month we will be discussing The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles.

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


 

Balls of colored yarn in a basket

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.

~ Other Library Offerings ~


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Access your favorite magazines digitally using Flipster®. Flipster offers an easy, browse-able reading experience, and all you need is your library card! Click here to get started, or search the app store for “Flipster – Digital Magazines”.

 

sticker poster of pumpkins

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.

 

U.S passport lying on a world map

Need a passport?

Come to the library! We are a full-service passport center, and offer passport services by appointment. 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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Want to know what’s new at your library? Sign up for Wowbrary to receive free weekly emails informing you of our latest books, audio books, and movies!

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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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!

Solanco Neighborhood Ministries

The Solanco Food Bank is currently in need of the following items:

  • Turkey (10-12 lb) OR gift card to Giant
  • Stuffing
  • Green beans
  • Cream of mushroom soup
  • French fried onions
  • Cranberry sauce (whole berry)
  • Canned pineapple (small)
  • Yams or fresh potatoes
  • Margarine or butter
  • Rolls
  • Gravy packets
  • Canned pumpkin
  • Cream cheese block
  • Powdered sugar

Solanco Neighborhood Ministries has moved! They are now located in Quarryville Borough, and are excited to be serving the community in their new building. Visit their website or Facebook page for more information.

Address: 14 South Church Street, Quarryville, PA 17566
Phone number: (717) 786-4308


Did you know?

The library has a Facebook page and Instagram account.
Check us out!

Contact us: (717) 786-1336  •  library@quarryvillelibrary.org

November 2022 Youth Newsletter

We are thankful for our patrons!

November events are now open for registration!

Registration is required for most of our Youth programs except where noted. We open registration for each next month on the 15th day of the current month. If you are registered and find you can’t attend, thank you for being considerate and ‘unregistering’. When events are overbooked we cannot guarantee your spot if you do not arrive on time. Thank you for understanding.


ExtraGive logo
 

Our most important fundraiser of the year will be coming on November 18.

If the Quarryville Library has been important to your family, please consider supporting your library on this day! If a staff person pleased you by going that extra mile, if your children get excited to see new books on the display shelf, our growing backpack collection, or the free-play toys in the children’s area, you can help to continue offering these features and much more. Has your child participated in Summer Reading? Has your family developed friendships in our community by attending the library’s youth programs together? Has your teen gained workplace and leadership experience through teen volunteer and internship programs? Today would be a great day for you to ensure the library can keep offering these benefits to everyone in the community by giving your best gift.

We’ve planned several special events to show you how we appreciate you. What’s on the schedule for the Day of Giving?

  • 10:00 am – Little Nibblers – special Thanksgiving session with stories and a snack!  Ages 2-6 with caregiver (registration is required).
  • 11:18:01 am – 11:18:59 am: Mad giving minute! Lots of stretch pool dollars are available during these 60 seconds! We are designing a special Gnome craft kit that may be claimed by any donor who submits their ($60 or greater) gift anytime after 11:18:01 am (while supplies last). No registration is required, show proof of donation at the service desk.
  • 1:00-3:45 pm – Mid-Day Matinee – for adults and teens 13+. Co-hosted with Next Gen Senior Center! Join us as we screen a recent highly-reviewed release about a legendary rock and roll musician. Please call to confirm title! Treats will be provided by Next Gen.
  • 4:30 pm –  Food Art for Teens and Tweens – Another special Extra Give event to be thankful and share food! Teens (12+) will explore creating attractive and healthy garnishes and dips! Registration is required.
  • All day: Scavenger Hunt for kids – No registration required- look for supplies in the children’s area! All entries are eligible for prize drawings.

Thanks to the special patrons who have volunteered to be peer fundraisers! If you would be interested in helping the library in this way (reaching out to others via social media), please let us know!


Leap into Science! September 29th, October 18, and November 23 at 10:30 am. Join us for hands-on activities where we'll think like scientists! Each session will be a different theme (wind, light & shadows, or balance). For ages 3-8 with caregiver. Please register
Offered in collaboration with the Solanco School District. Space is limited.

my first book club! image of a pink book with children gathered around it
Tuesday, Nov 8 at 1 pm. A book club for preschoolers and their grown-ups! Registration is required along with an active library card to check out the title we’ll be reading!

Little nibblers!
Special Extra Give session on November 18 at 10 am. This program supports preschool health literacy as well as basic literacy in a delicious way! Space is limited and registration is required. Ages 2-6 with caregiver.

Nutcracker storytime!
We welcome the Sugar Plum Fairy on November 29 at 10:30 am for an extra-sweet storytime! This event will feature local students who are cast in the upcoming show at Solanco High School.

Play and Learn: Parent/child workshop
The Quarryville Library is a Family Place workshop! We offer a special five-week parent-child workshop for babies through 3 year olds for five weeks from 10-11 am.

November 2: Growth and development
November 9: Pediatric Nutrition
November 16: Music and Movement

Play and Learn: Parent/child workshop
Then from 11-12, we’ll welcome families with children ages 3-5, for a more structured playtime that still focuses on the weekly theme!

Offered in partnership with Solanco School District and the Lancaster Interagency Coordinating Council! Registration is required for both age levels.


We offer two levels of Parachute programs for young children! If you have little ones in both age groups we thank you for choosing one each month to allow us to serve as many families as possible.

 

Parachute games
Nov. 11 at 11 am. For ages 3-6 with parent or caregiver. Please register.
five children holding a parachute
Nov 11 at 10 am. For ages 18 months-3 with parent or caregiver. Please register.

image of a tree and purple flowers with the lancaster county parks and rec logo
November 10 at 4:30. Tweens/Teens and adults: Are you interested in foraging for food? Come discover how to safely find sustenance in the wild with Lancaster Parks Naturalist Lisa Sanchez. Registration is required.

Trivia night!
November 10 at 6 pm. Best for adults and high-school age students (based on academic content). Phil Gruber returns with even more challenges for us! Light refreshments are provided. Teams of four or individuals may enter. Prize for best score!

MORE QUARRYVILLE LIBRARY YEAR-ROUND EVENTS FOR KIDS IN NOVEMBER!
  • Family Movie Night (all ages) – Please call for title!  November 6 at 6 pm. Registration preferred but drop in guests are welcome.
  • Lego Block Party (ages 5+November 17 at 4:30 pm. Please register.

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basic literacy

YEAR-ROUND EARLY CHILDHOOD EVENTS IN NOVEMBER

Come read, write, sing, talk, and play with your young child at the Quarryville Library’s own recurring programs! Registration is required except where noted and children should be accompanied by attentive caregivers. If weather is mild we may move some events outdoors.

  • Baby’s First Storytime (Birth through 18 months) November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Stories with Ms. Sarah (Ages 3-6, other family members welcome) November 10 at 10:30 am.
  • Little Nibblers (Ages 3-6) November 18 at 10 am.
  • Sing! Sign! Storytime! (Ages 0-6, other family members welcome) November 4 at 10:30 am.
  • Young and the Restless (1.5 through 3, other family members welcome) November 30 at 10:30 am.
  • Parachute Play (18 months – 3 years) November 11 at 10:00 am.
  • Parachute Games (Ages 3-6) November 11 at 11:00 am.
  • Preschool Zone!  Canceled through November 21 due to conditional room use.  After this date we will resume offering free play times on Tuesdays and Fridays from 12 pm to 5 pm as library needs allow.

Chess club for ages 16+
Adults and teens 16+, casual chess club on the first Saturday of each month. Please register so we know how many setups to prepare. Coaching is available, space is limited.

Youth chess is still seeking a coach! Please contact sroche@quarryvillelibrary.org if this is something you’d like to help with!


Join our teen advisory board! Plan events, make friends, have fun, eat snacks
Our TAB will meet on Friday, November 11. Several teens have recently stepped up to lead programs, adopt shelves, choose new activities, find out about jobs, and more! What will you bring to the library? What will you leave with?

More teen events for November include Teen Anime on November 4 (4-5:30), Dungeons & Dragons for ages 16 to adult on November 12 and 26 (10-2), and Teen Board Games on November 19 (10-2). Drop ins are welcome.

AND NEW: Adult/teen chess club on first Saturdays from 11-2.

Older teens are welcome at select adult events, such as Foraging with the Parks department on November 10 at 4:30 pm, Trivia Night on November 10 at 6 pm, Crochet 101 on Wednesdays at 4, and Mid Day Matinee on November 18 (rated PG-13 – call for title).


Teens 16+ looking for jobs? Ask about paid work experience through Career Link! They have other programs for younger teens as well!
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. Assist at a big event, or help with shelving books. We can tailor a volunteer opportunity to your interests and abilities.

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!

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 except where noted
(conditions apply – please note when reserving):
Demuth Museum
Ephrata Cloister
Hands-on-House
Historic Rock Ford (currently not available)
Johannes Mueller House
Lancaster Art Museum
Lancaster Science Factory
Lancaster Symphony Orchestra (currently not available)
Landis Valley Farm Museum
Make 717 Makerspace (STEM Maker pass)
National Toy Train Museum
North Museum (currently not available)
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!

Click here to access helpful databases available through your library card.

October 2022 Adult Newsletter

 

~ Library Programs ~


BBQ, Book sale & indoor yard sale at the library!

BBQ, Book Sale & Indoor Yard Sale

Saturday, October 22, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Join us at the library, rain or shine, for chicken barbeque, a book sale, and an indoor yard sale! BBQ tickets are now available for purchase at the library. Click here for details.


 

colorful paint

Art Show Reception

Saturday, October 15, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Join us for this reception for a new exhibit: George Chapman: a retrospective of his art. All are welcome! The exhibit will be available for public viewing from October 15th through November 5th.


 

Garfield assassination

Six American Political Assassins!

Fridays from 1:00 – 2:00 pm through October 28. Join history expert Dr. Frick for some compelling glimpses of lesser-known details of American history! Adult program, older teens are welcome. Click here to register.


 

ball of yarn with five colored crochet hooks

Crochet 101

Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Are you interested in crocheting but need some help getting started? Our director, Susan, is leading beginner crocheting lessons! For ages 12 and up. Click here to register.


 

black and white image of shadowy trees

Haunted Lancaster

Tuesday, October 25, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Join librarian and local history buff Keith Greenawalt for an evening of local legends and lore dealing with Lancaster County and some of its colorful characters. For adults and older teensClick here to register.


cover of Camino Island by John Grisham

Afternoon Book Club

Wednesday, October 12, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Join us for a monthly gathering of book lovers! This month we will be discussing Camino Island by John Grisham.

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


 

Balls of colored yarn in a basket

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.

 

two people's hands holding pens and paperwork

Library Board Meeting

Monday, October 10, 6:00 pm. Our monthly board meetings are open to the community, and we always welcome new members!


 

stacks of books

Friends of the Library Meeting

Tuesday, October 11, 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.


~ Other Library Offerings ~


 

sticker poster of pumpkins

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.

 

U.S passport lying on a world map

Need a passport?

Come to the library! We are a full-service passport center, and offer passport services by appointment. 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.

Wowbrary logo
Want to know what’s new at your library? Sign up for Wowbrary to receive free weekly emails informing you of our latest books, audio books, and movies!

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 ~


 

laptop, pens, phone, pink notepad

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.


Annual Open Enrollment Announcement

Lancaster County Office of Aging runs a program called PA Medi, which assists older adults with Medicare/Medicaid and health insurance questions. Volunteers from the group will be at the library on October 27 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Call PA Medi at 717-229-7979 to sign up for a free appointment to go over your medical plan. The appointments are done confidentially and in an unbiased manner. At this time you can switch your part D plan (RX) or switch from your current Advantage Plan to another. Plan changes will be effective in the new year 2023. This is only for those who already have Medicare.

Chat with a Librarian! Information when, where, and how you need it. Check it out today: powerlibrary.org/chat
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 blue and 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.

Solanco Neighborhood Ministries

The Solanco Food Bank is in need of the following items:

  • Applesauce snack pack cups
  • Pudding cups
  • Fruit cups
  • Packs of snack crackers
  • Individual cereal packs
  • Individual oatmeal packs
  • Tomato or chicken noodle soup
  • Green beans or cans of corn

Solanco Neighborhood Ministries has moved! They are now located in Quarryville Borough, and are excited to start serving the community in their new building. Visit their website or Facebook page for more information.

Address: 14 South Church Street, Quarryville, PA 17566
Phone number: (717) 786-4308


Library Hours:

Sunday & Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Did you know?

The library has a Facebook page and Instagram account.
Check us out!

Contact us: (717) 786-1336  •  library@quarryvillelibrary.org

October 2022 Youth Newsletter

Come learn at your library this month!

October events are now open for registration!

Registration is required for most of our Youth programs except where noted. We open registration for each next month on the 15th day of the current month. If you are registered and find you can’t attend, thank you for being considerate and ‘unregistering’. When events are overbooked we cannot guarantee your spot if you do not arrive on time. Thank you for understanding.


cartoon children in costumes
Starting now! Bring your outgrown costumes and accessories (in good condition) to our library service desk anytime we’re open, and receive a voucher for an equivalent exchange! Then return on October 8 to ‘shop’ with your voucher and go home with a just-right costume for your child! “Swappers” with vouchers will be admitted at 10 am for first selection. We’ll open to the public for regular purchases at 10:30.

Accepting costumes for all ages! Please include a tag with the costume size when donating! We cannot guarantee all sizes will be available for swapping. By participating you agree to donate your costume freely if there is no acceptable swap. No registration is required to participate.


Leap into Science! September 29th, October 18, and November 23 at 10:30 am. Join us for hands-on activities where we'll think like scientists! Each session will be a different theme (wind, light & shadows, or balance). For ages 3-8 with caregiver. Please register
Offered in collaboration with the Solanco School District. Space is limited.

Little nibblers!
October 14 at 10 am. This program supports preschool health literacy as well as basic literacy in a delicious way! Space is limited and registration is required. Ages 2-6 with caregiver.

Firefighter storytime! October 12th at 10:30 am. Fire truck image on a dark blue background

October 12 at 10:30 am. Join us for a Fire Prevention Week story time, with special guest firefighters from the Quarryville Fire Department! We’ll have fun with stories, songs, crafts, and even get to check out the fire truck. Ages 18 months to 6 years with caregiver, registration only please.


Pumpkin parade! Smiling carved Pumpkins
Come join us on October 28 from 4-6 pm for a late afternoon ‘parade’ of stations! We’ll have stories, crafts, dancing, and more! Registration is required. Ages 3-8 with caregiver.

Play and Learn: Parent/child workshop
The Quarryville Library is a Family Place workshop! We offer a special five-week parent-child workshop for babies through 3 year olds for five weeks from 10-11 am.

October 19:  Early literacy
October 26: Speech and language development

Play and Learn: Parent/child workshop
Then from 11-12, we’ll welcome families with children ages 3-5, for a more structured playtime that still focuses on the weekly theme!

Offered in partnership with Solanco School District and the Lancaster Interagency Coordinating Council! Registration is required for both age levels.


Folding with Friends - image of a child making origami
October 26 at 4:30 pm. This program, designed and led by a local teen, will introduce kids to origami or give them a chance to share their interests with other like-minded kids!  Make several projects during the hour or just make and take one to go!  We’ll be set up on the children’s library floor, no registration is required! Recommended for kids 6-11.

We now offer two levels of Parachute programs for young children! If you have little ones in both age groups we thank you for choosing one each month to allow us to serve as many families as possible.
Parachute games

Oct 5 at 1 pmOct 13 at 11 am. For ages 3-6 with parent or caregiver. Please register.

five children holding a parachute
Oct 13 at 10 am. For ages 18 months-3 with parent or caregiver. Please register.

MORE QUARRYVILLE LIBRARY YEAR-ROUND EVENTS FOR KIDS IN OCTOBER!
  • Family Movie Night (all ages) – Please call for title!  October 6 at 6 pm. Registration preferred but drop in guests are welcome.
  • Oh, SNAP Circuits (ages 8+October 27 at 4:30 pm. Please register.

PA Forward Pennsylvania libraries logo
basic literacy

YEAR-ROUND EARLY CHILDHOOD EVENTS IN OCTOBER

Come read, write, sing, talk, and play with your young child at the Quarryville Library’s own recurring programs! Registration is required except where noted and children should be accompanied by attentive caregivers. If weather is mild we may move some events outdoors.

  • Family Storytime (18 months through 6 yearsOctober 1 at 10 am.
  • Baby’s First Storytime (Birth through 18 months) October 41825 at 10 am.
  • Stories with Ms. Sarah (Ages 3-6, other family members welcome) October 20 at 10:30 am.
  • Little Nibblers (Ages 3-6) October 14 at 10 am.
  • Sing! Sign! Storytime! (Ages 0-6, other family members welcome) October 7 at 10:30 am.
  • Young and the Restless (1.5 through 3, other family members welcome) October 5 at 10:30 am.
  • Parachute Play (18 months – 3 years) October 13 at 10:00 am.
  • Parachute Games (Ages 3-6) October 13 at 11:00 am.
  • Preschool Zone! Tuesdays and Fridays from 12 pm to 5 pm. Canceled October 21 and 28.  Best for ages 2-6 with attentive caregiver. Registration is not required. Please check calendar as we may update for further changes as space needs arise.

Join our teen advisory board! Plan events, make friends, have fun, eat snacks
Our TAB will meet on Friday, October 21 at 4:30. Several teens have recently stepped up to lead programs, adopt shelves, choose new activities, find out about jobs, and more! What will you bring to the library? What will you leave with?

More teen events for September include Teen Anime on October 7, Dungeons & Dragons for ages 16 to adult on October 8 and 22, and Teen Board Games on October 15.

Coming soon: Adult/teen chess club on first Saturdays from 11-2.

Older teens are welcome at select adult events, such as Haunted Lancaster on October 25 at 6 pm, Crochet 101 on Wednesdays at 4, and our history lecture series on Famous American Assassinations on Fridays at 1 pm.


Teens 16+ looking for jobs? Ask about paid work experience through Career Link! They have other programs for younger teens as well!
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!

ExtraGive logo
Did you know that the Quarryville Library depends heavily on voluntary donations? State and county funding, while essential, do not come close to covering the operational costs of libraries in Pennsylvania. Corporate and individual giving campaigns have brought in much less since the pandemic began, and our Board and Administration have been doing their best to stay within our budget without cutting staff, materials or program offerings. With inflation at over 8% this year, it’s increasingly hard to thread that needle! If you live in the Southern End, your municipality donates a discretionary amount ranging from $0.31 to $5.07 per person* annually for you to access everything we offer, from borrowing books and movies, museum passes, kits, games, our wide range of free programs, and so much more!  As we support ten unique municipalities vs. a single ‘owning’ township,  we must pay full market value for operational services (e.g., snow removal, maintenance, legal services), unlike several other Lancaster County libraries with dedicated townships or cities. Yet, we offer a fairly broad range of services on par with nearby well-funded libraries, at least for now.Our most important fundraiser of the year will be coming on November 18.  Last year, just 130 generous individuals helped make it possible for us to continue to deliver the programs, materials, and services we proudly offer you by donating through the Extraordinary Give platform on the designated day. If you are counted among those donors, or you contribute to us through other avenues, we thank you for your support.

If this is the first you have heard of the Extra Give, we would like to ask you to consider making an online gift to our Library on November 18. This Youth newsletter gives you a small glimpse of what we offer the community throughout the year for babies, children and teens.  If you utilize Quarryville Library Center and want to help ensure that we can continue delivering the level of programs, materials, and services that you enjoy, November 18 would be a great day to show your support during the Extra Give – even small contributions can make a difference!

We are hoping to also recruit library families to consider helping us as ‘Peer-to-Peer Champions’!  This year’s Extra Give event will allocate a ‘stretch pool’ of corporate funds among Lancaster County nonprofits based on the number of unique donors, regardless of the amount given. As a Peer-to-Peer Champion, your challenge would be to reach out to a number of friends, family, coworkers and others to encourage them to contribute to Quarryville Library through the Extra Give website on the day of the event! If this sounds like a way you’d like to help us, please contact us at library@quarryvillelibrary.org to let us know and we’ll provide you with more details!

*2020 Census, 2022 donations pledged to date.


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. Assist at a big event, or help with shelving books. We can tailor a volunteer opportunity to your interests and abilities.

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!

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
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!
1000 books before kindergarten logo
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!

Click here to access helpful databases available through your library card.

September 2022 Adult Newsletter

~ Library Programs ~


 

red apples and three jars of cider

Cider Making

Thursday, September 29, 4:30 – 5:30 pm. Johnny Appleseed was born on September 26! Join naturalist Lisa Sanchez from the Lancaster County Parks & Rec department for some fresh apple cider to (belatedly) celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s birthday. We will explore the history of the apple tree and make fresh cider with an old-fashioned cider press. Appropriate for all ages. Click here to register.


 

Headphones and movie clapperboard

Mid-Day Matinee

Friday, September 9, 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. For details about this month’s title, please call the library at 717-786-1336. Movies may be rated PG-13. Best for adults ages 18+


 

ball of yarn with five colored crochet hooks

Crochet 101

Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Are you interested in crocheting but need some help getting started? Our director, Susan, is leading beginner crocheting lessons! For ages 12 and up. Click here to register.


 

Garfield assassination

Six American Political Assassins!

Fridays from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, September 23 through October 28. Join history expert Dr. Frick for some compelling glimpses of lesser-known details of American history! Adult program, older teens are welcome. Click here to register.


Cover of "When Breath becomes Air"

Afternoon Book Club

Wednesday, September 14, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Join us for a monthly gathering of book lovers! This month we will be discussing When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi.

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


 

Balls of colored yarn in a basket

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.

 

stacks of books

Friends of the Library Meeting

Tuesday, September 13, 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.


Orion Client services logo

Medicare 101

Friday, September 16, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Confused about Medicare? This free, educational seminar will walk you through the Medicare process. Register through the provider’s site or call 717-323-2000.

~ Other Library Offerings ~


 

sticker poster of pumpkins

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.

 

U.S passport lying on a world map

Need a passport?

Come to the library! We are a full-service passport center, and offer passport services by appointment. 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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Want to know what’s new at your library? Sign up for Wowbrary to receive free weekly emails informing you of our latest books, audio books, and movies!

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 ~


 

laptop, pens, phone, pink notepad

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.


Annual Open Enrollment Announcement

Lancaster County Office of Aging runs a program called PA Medi, which assists older adults with Medicare/Medicaid and health insurance questions. Volunteers from the group will be at the library on October 27 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Call PA Medi at 717-229-7979 to sign up for a free appointment to go over your medical plan. The appointments are done confidentially and in an unbiased manner. At this time you can switch your part D plan (RX) or switch from your current Advantage Plan to another. Plan changes will be effective in the new year 2023. This is only for those who already have Medicare.

Chat with a Librarian! Information when, where, and how you need it. Check it out today: powerlibrary.org/chat
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 blue and yellow chat icon to get started!

Over 80 local businesses and organizations support the Quarryville Library Center. Does yours? Our business fund drive is going on now! Donations may be mailed to 357 Buck Road, Quarryville, PA 17566

9 hands raised in the air

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.

Solanco Neighborhood Ministries

The Solanco Food Bank is in need of the following items:

  • loaves of bread
  • jelly
  • instant oatmeal (8 or 10 pack)
  • applesauce (24 oz)
  • spaghetti/pasta/egg noodles
  • canned fruit (any size or variety)
  • cleaning items
  • cream of mushroom/cream of chicken soup
  • Manwich
  • size 3 & 5 diapers and baby wipes

The ministry is excited to be moving to their new location at 14 South Church Street, Quarryville! Their office, the food bank, and the drop-off room will be closed from September 19-23. For details about the move, visit their website.

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.


Library Hours:

Sunday & Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

September Closures:

Saturday, September 3: Closed for Labor Day
Wednesday, September 14: Closing at 3 pm for the Solanco Fair Parade

September 2022 Youth Newsletter

 

We hope to see you in September!

September events are now open for registration!

 

Cider making with Lancaster parks and recreation. Image of jar of golden liquid with apples sitting around it.

Johnny Appleseed was born on September 26! Join naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez for some fresh apple cider to celebrate (belatedly) Johnny Appleseed’s birthday. We will explore the history of the apple tree and make fresh cider with an old-fashioned cider press. Participants will help make and then drink the cider. Participants wishing to taste the cider will need to sign a liability waiver. Appropriate for all ages – space is limited, registration required. Please list all attendees.


Leap into Science! September 29th, October 18, and November 23 at 10:30 am. Join us for hands-on activities where we'll think like scientists! Each session will be a different theme (wind, light & shadows, or balance). For ages 3-8 with caregiver. Please register
Offered in collaboration with the Solanco School District. Space is limited.

solanco fair
Our Youth programs will pause during the Fair; we look forward to seeing you there!

Little nibblers!
We are excited to offer this new program to support preschool health literacy as well as basic literacy! Space is limited and registration is required.

Oceans of possibilities - summer reading logo. Two children riding a fish; one child is holding a book and the other is holding a banner that says "read more".
Our Summer Reading Program included 1,073 Southern End children this year! Thanks again to our local and county-wide sponsors who helped motivate young people to read more this summer:

10,728 books (ages 0-4)
15,229 hours (ages 5-19)

Wow! That represents a lot of reading! Thanks to parents and caregivers as well for your enthusiasm and support!

toys for tots the UPS store logo
Lions club logo
Cherry Crest Adventure farm logo
Maplehofe dairy farms logo

It's a great day to get a library card! Did you know anyone age 5+ can get a library card? Image of bookshelves and children reading
September is National Library Card month! We have a small giveaway for new cardholders!

MORE QUARRYVILLE LIBRARY YEAR-ROUND EVENTS FOR KIDS IN SEPTEMBER!
  • Family Movie Night (all ages) – Please call for title!  September 1 at 6 pm
  • Oh, SNAP Circuits (ages 8+September 22 at 4:30 pm

PA Forward Pennsylvania libraries logo
basic literacy

YEAR-ROUND EARLY CHILDHOOD EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER

Come read, write, sing, talk, and play with your young child at the Quarryville Library’s own recurring programs! Registration is required except where noted and children should be accompanied by attentive caregivers. If weather is mild we may move some events outdoors.

  • Baby’s First Storytime (Birth through 18 months) – September 62027 at 10:00 am.
  • Stories with Ms. Sarah (Ages 3-6, other family members welcome) – September 23 at 10:30 am.
  • Little Nibblers (NEW!) – (Ages 3-6) September 9 at 10 am
  • Sing! Sign! Storytime! September 2 at 10:30 am (Ages 0-6, other family members welcome) –
  • Young and the Restless (1.5 through 3; other family members welcome) – September 72128 at 10:30 am.
  • Parachute Play (18 months- 3 years) –September 8 at 10:00 am
  • Parachute Games (NEW!)  (Ages 3-6) September 8 at 11:00 am
  • Preschool Zone! Tuesdays and Fridays from 12 pm to 5 pm. Best for ages 2-6 with attentive caregiver. Registration is not required.

Join our teen advisory board! Plan events, make friends, have fun, eat snacks
Our TAB will meet on Friday September 23 at 4:30. This month along with our other fun activities, we’re organizing a costume swap for little kids that will happen in October! Teen Advisory Board participants have recently developed and led an Origami program, trained as shelving volunteers, and created “Shell-ter Pets” for younger kids to adopt and read to every day! What can your teen accomplish with us? Come find out! Please register for this event so we prepare sufficient snacks!

More teen events for September include Teen Anime on September 2, Dungeons & Dragons for ages 16 to adult on September 10 and 24 and Teen Board Games on September 17.

Older teens are welcome at select adult events, such as the Mid Day Matinee (call for title), Crochet 101, and our history lecture series on Famous American Assassinations starting on September 30.


Teens 16+ looking for jobs? Ask about paid work experience through Career Link! They have other programs for younger teens as well!

 

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!

Extra give logo 2022
 

Did you know that Quarryville Library depends heavily on voluntary donations? State and county funding, while essential, do not come close to covering the operational costs of libraries in Pennsylvania. Corporate and individual giving campaigns have brought in much less since the pandemic began, and our Board and Administration have been doing their best to stay within our budget without cutting staff, materials or program offerings. With inflation at over 8% this year, it’s increasingly hard to thread that needle! If you live in the Southern End, your municipality donates a discretionary amount ranging from $0.31 to $5.07 per person* annually for you to access everything we offer, from borrowing books and movies, museum passes, kits, games, our wide range of free programs, and so much more!  As we support ten unique municipalities vs. a single ‘owning’ township,  we must pay full market value for operational services (e.g., snow removal, maintenance, legal services), unlike several other Lancaster County libraries with dedicated townships or cities. Yet, we offer a fairly broad range of services on par with nearby well-funded libraries, at least for now.

Our most important fundraiser of the year will be coming on November 18.  Last year, just 130 generous individuals helped make it possible for us to continue to deliver the programs, materials, and services we proudly offer you by donating through the Extraordinary Give platform on the designated day. If you are counted among those donors, or you contribute to us through other avenues, we thank you for your support.

If this is the first you have heard of the Extra Give, we would like to ask you to consider making an online gift to our Library on November 18. This Youth newsletter gives you a small glimpse of what we offer the community throughout the year for babies, children and teens.  If you utilize Quarryville Library Center and want to help ensure that we can continue delivering the level of programs, materials, and services that you enjoy, November 18 would be a great day to show your support during the Extra Give – even small contributions can make a difference!

We are hoping to also recruit library families to consider helping us as ‘Peer-to-Peer Champions’!  This year’s Extra Give event will allocate a ‘stretch pool’ of corporate funds among Lancaster County nonprofits based on the number of unique donors, regardless of the amount given. As a Peer-to-Peer Champion, your challenge would be to reach out to a number of friends, family, coworkers and others to encourage them to contribute to Quarryville Library through the Extra Give website on the day of the event! If this sounds like a way you’d like to help us, please contact us at library@quarryvillelibrary.org to let us know and we’ll provide you with more details!

*2020 Census, 2022 donations pledged to date.


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. Assist at a big event, or help with shelving books. We can tailor a volunteer opportunity to your interests and abilities.

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!

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
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!
1000 books before kindergarten logo
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!

Click here to access helpful databases available through your library card.

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!

 

blue question marks in bubbles

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!


 

row of colorful books

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!


 

Headphones and movie clapperboard

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+


 

book with pages folded to form a heart and a red background

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.


 

stacks of books

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.


 

Person sitting at a desk typing

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.


Cover of "The Friend" by Sigrid Nunez

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.


 

Balls of colored yarn in a basket

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)


 

Sticker poster of a swallowtail butterfly

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.

 

U.S passport lying on a world map

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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Want to know what’s new at your library? Sign up for Wowbrary to receive free weekly emails informing you of our latest books, audio books, and movies!

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.


 

Full Circle Recycling logo

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: powerlibrary.org/chat
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!

9 hands raised in the air

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

Toiletries

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

  • 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.

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!


Hands-on house logo
 

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.
graphic of various math and geometry equations and symbols
STEM-SATIONAL SUMMER
August 11 at 3:30.
Older kids (entering grades 3-6) will explore kitchen chemistry to better understand acids and bases.

Oceans of Possibilities logo with two children riding a fish
 

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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Lions club logo
Cherry Crest Adventure farm logo
Maplehofe dairy farms logo

toy dinosaurs on top of a stack of books

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!
1000 books before kindergarten logo
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!

Click here to access helpful databases available through your library card.

July 2022 Adult Newsletter

~ Library Programs ~


Bermuda Triangle escape room

Come try our escape room challenge on Saturday, July 9! The Bermuda Triangle is a space in the North Atlantic where ships, planes, and people have allegedly gone missing. Roughly, its borders run from Florida to Bermuda to Puerto Rico. Can you work collaboratively to make it through? Registration is required.

Teen Session (Teens 13+): 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Adult Session (Adults 18+): 2:30 – 3:30 pm


 

row of colorful books

Friends’ Weekend Book Sale

Friday, July 22 & Saturday, July 23, 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!


 

Headphones and movie clapperboard

Mid-Day Matinee

Friday, June 22, 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+


 

Santa sitting on a chair on the beach

Pop-up Book Sale

It’s Christmas in July! Stop by the library to browse the selection in the lobby. We’ll have a variety of Christmas books on display beginning July 12th at 11:00 am and continuing through July 16th.


 

stacks of books

Friends of the Library Meeting

Tuesday, July 12, 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! Stop by the meeting, or click here for more information.


 

Person sitting at a desk typing

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.


cover of "The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek" by Kim Michele Richardson

Afternoon Book Club

Wednesday, July 13, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Join us for a monthly gathering of book lovers! This month we will be discussing The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson.

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


 

Balls of colored yarn

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.

Check out our summer reading challenge for adults!

What you do:

Pick up a map and stickers at the library to start your challenge. Select seven book titles to read between June 4 and August 13 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 at our circulation desk by August 13.

What you win:

Every finisher wins a small prize from a variety of items and 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!


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)


 

Sticker poster of a swallowtail butterfly

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.

 

U.S passport lying on a world map

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.

Wowbrary logo
Want to know what’s new at your library? Sign up for Wowbrary to receive free weekly emails informing you of our latest books, audio books, and movies!

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 ~


 

laptop, pens, phone, pink notepad

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.


 

Full Circle Recycling logo

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!

9 hands raised in the air

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!

PA CareerLink logo
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 in need of the following items:
  • Chicken broth
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Tomato sauce
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Vegetable oil
  • Boxes of tissues
  • Shampoo
  • Diapers, sizes 3 & 5
  • Baby wipes
Renovation has begun on the ministry’s new building! Follow their progress and view renovation photos on their website.
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.

Did you know?

The library has a Facebook page and Instagram account.
Check us out!

Contact us: (717) 786-1336  •  library@quarryvillelibrary.org