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April Afternoon Book Club Selection

dewey a small town library cat who touched the world book coverThe Afternoon Book Club has made their April 2019 book selection: Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, by Vicki Myron, with Bret Witter.

The April 2019 meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 10th 2019, from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM, in the Library’s Pennington Meeting Room.

The selection is available in several formats from the Library System of Lancaster County, including regular and large print, audio, and ebook.

Afternoon Book Club Selection for March 2019

The March 2019 selection for the Afternoon Book Club is When the English Fall by David Williams.when the english fall by david williams book cover

The meeting will be on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM, in the Library’s Pennington Meeting Room.

The libraries of Lancaster County have the book available in several formats, including paper, large print, audio, eBook, and eAudiobook.

All those who are interested are welcome!

10th Annual Go-Fore Golf at end of February

Tenth Annual Go-Fore Golf Fundraiser at the Quarryville Library

We here at the Quarryville Library are excited to announce our Tenth Annual “Go-Fore Golf at the Quarryville Library,” a fun, family-focused indoor miniature golf fundraiser designed to energize the public and build community partnerships.

The event to be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019, will consist of a sixteen-hole miniature golf course INSIDE the library that weaves in and around our bookshelves. The community will have a chance to come out of the cold and play a unique round of miniature golf through the library, enjoy lunch or a snack at our “17th Hole Café,” and participate in other family-friendly activities, all while helping to raise money for the library.

There will also be a Friends of the Library Book Sale taking place from 10 am – 3 pm, to supply your winter reading needs.

The course is open from 10 am – 4 pm, and admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children 12 and under.

Players may be of all ages but groups are limited to five players. Prizes will be awarded for best pre-school, child, teen, adult, and senior score of the day. Tee times are strongly suggested, but not required, and can be made by calling the library at 717-786-1336 or by visiting our website www.quarryvillelibrary.org/go-fore-golf/.

Schedule of Events

  • 10 am – 4 pm – Course & Café Open
  • 10 am – 3 pm – Friends of the Library Book Sale
  • 10:30 am – 1:30 pm – Balloon Animal Art with the Balunguy
  • 1 pm – 4 pm – Face-Painting with Joyful Canvas

This year’s event is sponsored by Ferguson & Hassler Supermarket and A&A Auto Sales & Service; the 17th Hole Café is sponsored by Stoner, Inc; and the Balunguy & Joyful Canvas are sponsored by PNC Quarryville.

Please note on Go-Fore Golf Saturday, the library will be closed for regular business. There will be no passport appointments taken, and no passport walk-ins will be available. Computers will not be available for use. You will be unable to check out new items. However, items due that day can be returned in the book drop. Thank you for your understanding.

Printable List of Feb. 2019 Youth & Family Events

Friday, February 1

5:30 – 7:30 pm: Teen Anime Club
Do you love anime? Check out this club! Watch anime, have some snacks, and socialize. Content will be PG/PG13. First and third Friday of the month.
(For ages 13 – 19.)

Saturday, February 2

1 pm – 4:30 pm: Adult Dungeons & Dragons Club
A club for adults devoted to playing the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game! One meeting per month, first Saturday.
(For ages 18 and up.)

4 – 5 pm: Teen Leadership Meeting
A volunteer initiative for teens! Do you want to make a difference at your library? Consider joining the Teen Leadership Group at the Quarryville Library! This is a group of teens who volunteer to plan, promote, and run programs and activities for kids and teens in the library. They also help us choose what items to buy for the library. Come to the meeting and find out what it’s all about
(For ages 13 – 19.)

Tuesday, February 5

10 – 11:30 am: Preschool Meet-Up
A casual, weekly meet-up for parents with preschool-age children! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your child to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 3 – 5 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older and younger siblings welcome!)

Wednesday, February 6

10 – 11:30 am: Toddler Meet-Up
A casual meet-up for parents with toddlers! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your toddler to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 1 – 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older siblings welcome!)

4:30 – 5:15 pm: Study Buddies
Would your child like to improve reading skills or spelling? Then stop by the library for Study Buddies, where students can practice spelling and reading skills with help from volunteers. Be sure to bring the spelling or vocabulary list that needs to be learned, or a book to read for practice.
To keep group sizes manageable for our volunteers, this program is limited to 8 participants per week. Please register if you wish to guarantee a spot for your child on a specific date. Otherwise, walk-ins welcome as group size allows. You can register on the library’s website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org/events, by calling us at 717-786-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(For children ages 5 – 10 in need of extra guided help in spelling or reading.)

5 – 6 pm: A Scribble or a Masterpiece: a Plant the Seed of Learning Workshop
Plant the Seed of Learning is an early childhood education initiative that supports the foundation of learning for children ages birth to two. By age three, 85 percent of a child’s core brain structure is formed, driving the need to support a child’s education from birth. This class will offer helpful tips on early childhood education in a playful environment. Local medical and school district professionals will present the classes.
Advanced Registration is required please call 717-529-2181
(For children and babies, infant – age 2, and their caregiver.)

Thursday, February 7

6 pm: Family Movie Night
Join us for a FREE movie and popcorn in a family friendly atmosphere! All ages welcome – Movie rated PG. This month, we’re watching a sequel about a writer of scary children’s books whose characters come to life on Halloween. Please contact the library at 717-786-1336 for the specific title. Popcorn provided by the library!
(All ages welcome)

Friday, February 8

10:30 – 11 am: Wee Readers
Join us for our Family Story Times, which include a mix of stories, crafts, songs and fun! You never know what we’ll be doing next! For children and their caregivers.
(Ages 1-5 years with a caregiver.)

Saturday, February 9

9 am – 12 noon: Legopalooza!
Located at Wrightsdale Baptist Church, 310 Little Britain Rd, Peach Bottom, PA 17563
It’s a celebration of creativity, imagination, and, of course, Legos!

Visit our Lego stations, each organized by a different local organization. Complete a challenge at each station and enter to win a prize! We have some new challenges and some old favorites, including car racing, I spy, and Duplo blocks for our youngest block enthusiasts.

Presented by Wrightsdale Baptist Church, the Quarryville Library, Solid Rock Youth Ministries, Elizabethtown Public Library, and Oxford Public Library. Located at Wrightsdale Baptist Church.
(All ages welcome.)

1 pm – 4:30 pm: Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club
Join the quest in our bi-monthly Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game!
(For ages 12 – 19.)

Tuesday, February 12

10 – 11:30 am: Preschool Meet-Up
A casual, weekly meet-up for parents with preschool-age children! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your child to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 3 – 5 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older and younger siblings welcome!)

Wednesday, February 13

10 – 11:30 am: Toddler Meet-Up
A casual meet-up for parents with toddlers! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your toddler to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 1 – 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older siblings welcome!)

4:30 – 5:15 pm: Study Buddies
Would your child like to improve reading skills or spelling? Then stop by the library for Study Buddies, where students can practice spelling and reading skills with help from volunteers. Be sure to bring the spelling or vocabulary list that needs to be learned, or a book to read for practice.
To keep group sizes manageable for our volunteers, this program is limited to 8 participants per week. Please register if you wish to guarantee a spot for your child on a specific date. Otherwise, walk-ins welcome as group size allows. You can register on the library’s website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org/events, by calling us at 717-786-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(For children ages 5 – 10 in need of extra guided help in spelling or reading.)

Thursday, February 14

10 – 10:30 am: Parachute Play
Thirty minutes of fun with a parachute plus silly songs and rhymes will be just what your child needs to get the wiggles out! Bubbles, balls, and other props will ensure that the fun never stops!
(Ages 1 – 3 years with a caregiver)

10:45 – 11:15 am: Parachute Games
It’s parachute fun for the preschool crowd! Songs, rhymes, and games to keep your preschooler moving, laughing, and having fun! 30 minutes.
(Ages 3-6 years with a caregiver)

Friday, February 15

5:30 – 7:30 pm: Teen Anime Club
Do you love anime? Check out this club! Watch anime, have some snacks, and socialize. Content will be PG/PG13. First and third Friday of the month.
(For ages 13 – 19.)

Saturday, February 16

10 am – 11:30 am: STEM Saturday
The Quarryville Library is offering a new monthly series of STEM activities! STEM is short for Science Technology, Engineering, and Math. STEM-based programming is all about getting kids and families excited about math and the sciences. These monthly programs are hands-on, using kits provided by Agilent Technologies that attendees get to keep at the end!
Limited to 12 participants, so registration is preferred. Walk-ins welcome as class size allows.
(Best for children ages 8 – 12 years of age.)

11 am – 3:30 pm: Teen Board Games
Open board game time in the library! Bring your favorite board games to share with the group.
(Ages 12 – 19)

Tuesday, February 19

10 – 11:30 am: Preschool Meet-Up
A casual, weekly meet-up for parents with preschool-age children! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your child to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 3 – 5 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older and younger siblings welcome!)

Wednesday, February 20

10 – 11:30 am: Toddler Meet-Up
A casual meet-up for parents with toddlers! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your toddler to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 1 – 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older siblings welcome!)

4:30 – 5:15 pm: Study Buddies
Would your child like to improve reading skills or spelling? Then stop by the library for Study Buddies, where students can practice spelling and reading skills with help from volunteers. Be sure to bring the spelling or vocabulary list that needs to be learned, or a book to read for practice.
To keep group sizes manageable for our volunteers, this program is limited to 8 participants per week. Please register if you wish to guarantee a spot for your child on a specific date. Otherwise, walk-ins welcome as group size allows. You can register on the library’s website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org/events, by calling us at 717-786-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(For children ages 5 – 10 in need of extra guided help in spelling or reading.)

Friday, February 22

10:30 – 11 am: Wee Readers
Join us for our Family Story Times, which include a mix of stories, crafts, songs and fun! You never know what we’ll be doing next! For children and their caregivers.
(Ages 1-5 years with a caregiver.)

Saturday, February 23

10 am – 4 pm: 10th Annual Go-Fore Golf Fundraiser

For Go-Fore Golf Saturday:

  • The library is NOT open for regular business on this special day, to accommodate the mini-golf fundraiser.
  • Items due can be returned in the book drop.
  • No passport appointments will be taken and no passport walk-ins are available.
  • Computers are not available for use.
  • New items cannot be checked out.
  • Items that are due can be returned in the drop-box

1 pm – 4:30 pm: Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club – Optional Meeting
Join the quest in our bi-monthly Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game!
(For ages 12 – 19.)

Tuesday, February 26

10 – 11:30 am: Preschool Meet-Up
A casual, weekly meet-up for parents with preschool-age children! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your child to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 3 – 5 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older and younger siblings welcome!)

Wednesday, February 27

10 – 11:30 am: Toddler Meet-Up
Toddler Meet-Up is back! A casual meet-up for parents with toddlers! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your toddler to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 1 – 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older siblings welcome!)

4:30 – 5:15 pm: Study Buddies
Would your child like to improve reading skills or spelling? Then stop by the library for Study Buddies, where students can practice spelling and reading skills with help from volunteers. Be sure to bring the spelling or vocabulary list that needs to be learned, or a book to read for practice.
To keep group sizes manageable for our volunteers, this program is limited to 8 participants per week. Please register if you wish to guarantee a spot for your child on a specific date. Otherwise, walk-ins welcome as group size allows. You can register on the library’s website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org/events, by calling us at 717-786-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(For children ages 5 – 10 in need of extra guided help in spelling or reading.)

Thursday, February 28

10 – 10:30 am: Parachute Play
Thirty minutes of fun with a parachute plus silly songs and rhymes will be just what your child needs to get the wiggles out! Bubbles, balls, and other props will ensure that the fun never stops!
(Ages 1 – 3 years with a caregiver)

10:45 – 11:15 am: Parachute Games
It’s parachute fun for the preschool crowd! Songs, rhymes, and games to keep your preschooler moving, laughing, and having fun! 30 minutes.
(Ages 3-6 years with a caregiver)

Update Regarding Weather Delays & Closings

The Library has updated its weather closure and delay information, effective immediately for the rest of winter 2019.

If the Solanco School District is closed or on a two-hour delay, the Library will make a decision regarding a delayed opening or a closure on an individual basis. If we do delay opening, all morning activities scheduled to start before we open will be canceled.

Closings & delays will be announced through the following:

Quarryville Library’s website
Quarryville Library’s Facebook page
WGAL’s website

Determinations about delayed openings and closures are made based on weather forecasts and changing weather conditions. If the weather looks bad, please check before you come, to be sure we are open. You can check the above sources or give us a call at 717-786-1336; if we don’t answer, than we’re not here!

Tax Information for 2019

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With the new year comes new information about filing your local, state, and federal taxes.

Local

Local tax forms for Lancaster County can be picked up at the Library. The forms and additional information are also available via the Lancaster County Tax Collection Bureau website : https://www.lctcb.org/

Call 717-569-4521 for more information about Lancaster County taxes.

State

PA state tax forms are no longer available in paper form to be distributed to the public, as the the state is no longer providing copies for distribution.

You may file the PA-40 PA Income Tax Return online and free of charge, beginning January 28, 2019!
1. PA Direct File – https://padirectfile.state.pa.us
2. Access the PDF versions of tax forms from the PA Department of Revenue website : www.revenue.pa.gov 

The front desk will be able to print copies of PA forms at $0.15/page when they become available starting on January 28th.

Call 1-888-728-2937 for PA state tax questions.

Federal

The library has obtained copies of the 1040 Form Instructions and the 1040 booklet for distribution.

For Tax Year 2018, form 1040A and form 1040EZ will no longer be available.

1040 and Schedules 1-6 are available in the 1040 booklet.

You can access the forms from home at the IRS website : https://www.irs.gov/ 

The library staff can also make copies for you at $0.15/page.

Call 1-800-829-1040 (or 1-800-829-4059 for hearing impaired assistance) for questions about federal taxes.

Tax Preparation Assistance

Qualifying individuals can receive assistance through the United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. More information, including qualifications and sites can be found on their website :  https://www.uwlanc.org/VITA

Next Gen Services in Quarryville is offering 2018 tax preparation assistance to qualifying individuals.

  • Appointments start on February 1st, and
  • All appointments are on either a Monday or a Friday.
  • Appointment times are: 8:15, 9:30, 10:45, or 12 noon.
  • Limited spots available.
  • Requirements
    • Must have previous year’s tax return along.
    • Income level of less than $60,000
    • No clergy
    • No investment portfolios (nothing with gains or losses)
    • No depreciation on rental properties
    • No business owners
    • People under 55 must make under $50,000 per year

Next Gen Services, Inc. is located at 184 S. Lime St, Quarryville, PA 17566, and their phone is 717-786-4770.

New STEM Programs in 2019

New Community Partnership Expands Quarryville Library’s STEM Program Offerings

The Quarryville Library is offering a new series of STEM activities! STEM is short for Science Technology, Engineering, and Math, and STEM-based programming is all about getting kids and families excited about math and the sciences.

These monthly programs are made possible thanks to a new partnership with Agilent Technologies via local STEM educator Bob Lydum. Bob Lydum served as the east coast public affairs manager for Agilent Technologies, and worked hard to bring his passion for science, technology, engineering, and math into the community by implementing Agilent After-School Science programs in the mid-Atlantic region. Mr. Bob (as students call him) has continued to volunteer as a STEM educator following his retirement in 2010, conducting workshops at the Lancaster Science Factory and Saturday programs for students at TEC CENTRO in downtown Lancaster. Now Mr. Bob is joining youth services coordinator Randi Kennedy and volunteers to expand the popular STEM programs at the Quarryville Library!

The hands-on kits–most of which participants get to keep at the end of the program–are provided by Agilent Technologies. Agilent Technologies is a global leader in diagnostic testing focused on food, environmental, forensics, energy and pharmaceutical markets. The company’s After-School Science program includes hands-on life, physical, and earth-science experiments that have been designed as complete “programs-in-a-box”.

The Quarryville Library is planning to hold STEM Saturdays during the spring, summer, and fall, as well as three Family Science Nights, using the Agilent After-School Science kits. Each event will use a different kit based around a theme, such as electricity, the solar system, solar energy, and more. The first program is coming up on January 26th, 10 am – 11:30 am!

This series of STEM Saturdays and Family Science Nights are best for children ages 8 – 12 years of age, or families with a child or children in this age range.

Participation is limited by kit availability, so registration is preferred. Walk-ins welcome as class size allows. You can register by clicking on the links below and going to our event calendar, by calling 717-786-1336, or by emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.

Program Dates and Tentative Topics

STEM Saturdays are all 10 – 11:30 am:
Sat., Jan. 26 – Periscopes
Sat., Feb. 16 – Night & Day
Sat., March 23 – Time Shadows (was Animated Movies)
Sat. May 18 – Invisible Forces
Sat. June 15 – Weather Station (was Time Shadows)
Sat. June 29 – Lighthouse
Sat. July 6 – Deep Sea Divers
Sat. July 27 – Oil Spill
Sat. August 3 – Solar Car
Sat. August 10 – Electronic Matching Game
Sat. Sept. 14 – Catapult

Family Science Nights are all 6 – 7:30 pm:
Wed. April 17 – Circuit Design: Steady Hand Game & Parallel Circuits 
Thursday, July 18 – Rocket Cars
Thurs., Oct 17 – Mystery Night

Topics may change. Each date has its own registration list, so be sure to register for all the dates you plan to attend.

Update – 2/16/2019 – topic for March 23 meeting changed.

Update – 2/26/2019 – Topic for June 15 meeting updated.

February 2019 Afternoon Book Club Selection

book cover major pettigrews last stand by helen simonsonThe Afternoon Book Club has selected Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson for for February meeting.

The meeting will be on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM, in the Library’s Pennington Meeting Room.

The libraries of Lancaster County have the book available in several formats, including paper, large print, and audio.

All those who are interested are welcome!