Category: announcements

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


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


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 :

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


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 –
2. Access the PDF versions of tax forms from the PA Department of Revenue website : 

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.


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 : 

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 :

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.

Fun Crafting Events for Adults Coming in 2019

UPCYCLED YARN CLASS on Saturday, January 12

Making t shirt yarnFor Experienced Crocheters— Think outside the box and learn to re-purpose old grocery bags and t-shirts into yarn that you can use with your favorite patterns to make totes, rugs, and more!

Come for a demonstration of how to make both kinds of yarn (plastic bag and cotton knit) and take home a ball of each, and a simple pattern for making a tote bag.

Bring along a sharp pair of scissors, a few clean plastic grocery bags and an old t-shirt to cut up.

Time: 11 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

Registration is suggested: register at this link.

Romance-inspired Valentine’s Programs Scheduled for Saturday, February 2nd

11:00 AM, Paper Flowers

Learn to make 2 different paper flowers using scrapbook paper, bamboo skewers and a little glue! You’ll leave the class with a lovely rose and an origami “star” flower to keep for yourself or share with someone special! Good for all skill levels, best for ages 12 and older.
Registration is suggested: register at this link.

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM, Fun with Chocolate

We will learn about tempering chocolate and how to make chocolate truffles and a flourless chocolate cake. If needed, snow date will be February 9 at 12:30 pm.
Registration is required to attend: register at this link.


Calling all Photographers

old fashioned camera lying on its sideEnter Quarryville Library’s 2019 Open Photography Show

Sponsored by the Quarryville Library Art Committee
C.X. Carlson Gallery @ the Quarryville Library
357 Buck Rd, Quarryville, PA 17566

Opening Reception on Saturday, January 19, 2019, 1 – 3 pm
Open to the public. Awards to be announced at 2 pm.

Amateur and professional photographers, age 16 and up, are invited to enter one or two photos, with an entry fee of $10 per photo.

Bring entries to the library on:
Wednesday, January 16, 2019, between 10 am – 12 noon,
or Thursday, January 17, between 4 – 7 pm.

Cash prizes to be awarded: $200 for First Place & $100 for Second Place

Works may or may not be for sale, and are expected to hang throughout the show. Photos should be framed or mounted and ready for hanging with either wire or saw-tooth hangers. Photos must be appropriate for public viewing in a gallery used for children’s programs. The exhibit will be available for viewing during regular library hours through Saturday, February 23, 2019.

For more information, please contact: