The monthly updates from Youth & Family Services for March 2019 are now available! Access the newsletter here.
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
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!
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 : https://www.lctcb.org/
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 – 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.
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.
- 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.
The monthly Youth Services Updates for February 2019 are available.
Inside are links to February’s activities and a printable February calendar.
You can sign up to receive our updates in your email inbox at the link.
UPCYCLED YARN CLASS on Saturday, January 12
For 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.
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.
Enter 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Youth Services department at the Qville Library has emailed out December’s monthly updates.
Quarryville Library Youth Services are preparing for November!
Our monthly announcements, including a printable monthly calendar, is available here.
You can also subscribe to our mailing list at the same link.
Updated, 10/22/2018 – We have had to cancel our weekly tech help program E-Training until further notice. We have an updated printable event calendar available.
The Solanco Family Life Network, in collaboration with the IU13 and United Way, are offering High School Equivalency (GED) classes here in the Southern End!
It’s not to late to sign up. Classes run September 24th through December 19th, on Monday & Wednesdays from 6 – 8:30pm.
Classes take place at the Southern End Community Association (SECA). (Address 299 Park Ave in Quarryville.)
These classes are free!
Contact Cassi at IU13 to sign up at 717-947-1480 or email@example.com.
Book Signings Feature Amish Authors
- Hear from Sam S. Stoltzfus, author of “What It’s Like to be Amish,” and Elsie Kline, author of the “Farm Home Cookbook” during one of three book signings:
- 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, at the Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata, Pa.;
- 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, at the Bart Township Firehouse, 11 Furnace Road, Quarryville, Pa.; or
- 7 p.m. on Friday, October 19, at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, Pa.
Lancaster, Pa., September 17, 2018—Learn about Amish life and more when Elsie Kline and Sam S. Stoltzfus, both members of the Old Order Amish, share from their recent books. Kline is the author of “The Farm Home Cookbook” emphasizing the use of whole foods and illuminated by her ruminations on gardening, farming, family, and life. Stoltzfus has recently published “What It’s Like to Be Amish,” a memoir reflecting on life and the realities of maintaining the Amish faith.
There will be three opportunities to hear Stoltzfus and Kline speak at locations across Lancaster County. The first is on Wednesday, October 17, at 7 p.m. at the Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center near Hinkletown, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata, Pennsylvania. The next day, they will speak at 7 p.m. at the Bart Township Firehall in Georgetown, 11 Furnace Road, Quarryville, Pennsylvania. The final opportunity to hear from Kline and Stoltzfus will be on Friday, October 19, 7 p.m. at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Sam S. Stoltzfus is well-known as an Amish historian and storyteller. Now retired from farming, he is active in the Pequea Bruderschaft Library and the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. With his wife Katie, he lives outside Gordonville, Pennsylvania. They are the parents of nine, with fifty-one grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Elsie Kline is well-known as the Garden and Food Editor of “Farming Magazine.” She is an Amish mother and grandmother who loves cooking, gardening, and beekeeping. Elsie and her husband David live on the organic farm where they reared their 5 children. They have been pioneers in sustainable small-scale farming.
This book signing is hosted by Walnut Street Books in collaboration with the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society.
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
2215 Millstream Rd., Lancaster PA 17602
(717) 393-9745 • www.lmhs.org