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  not open to the public before 11 a.m. All morning activities scheduled to start before 11 a.m. 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:

Youth & Family Updates for November 2018

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.

High School Equivalency Classes Available in the Southern End

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 now through December 19th, on Monday & Wednesdays from 6 - 8:30pm. Classes take place at the Southern End Community Association (SECA). Contact Cassi at IU13 to sign up at 717-947-1480 or 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

Book Signing Featuring Amish Authors Coming to Bart Township Firehall

Event flier: "Hear and Meet Authors Sam & Elsie!" Free admission to all three events. Description, "Sam S. Stoltzfus (Gordonville, PA) and Elsie Kline (Holmes County, Ohio) will be speaking, answering questions, reading, and signing their new books at the following three events." Event 1: "7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, at the Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata, Pa." Event 2: "7 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, at the Bart Township Firehouse, 11 Furnace Road, Quarryville, Pa." Event 3: "7 p.m. on Friday, October 19, at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, Pa." Sam S. Stoltfus is an Amish farmer, grandfather, historian and storyteller. In What It’s Like to Be Amish, he brings together his best stories and memories through the years, an insider’s perspective, respectful, insightful, and humorous. Elsie Kline (Fredericksburg, Ohio) is well known as the Garden and Food Editor of Farming Magazine. Her new Farm Home Cookbook is packed with delicious recipes! She and her husband David, a well-known Amish leader and author, are pioneers in sustaining the small farm. These books will be available for purchase at a 10% DISCOUNT atthese events. These two books are also available wherever books are sold. Host by Walnut Street Books in collaboration with the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society.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 •

Announcing Special STEM Programs for Fall 2018

Quarryville Library Announces Special STEM Programs for Fall 2018

Updated 10/17/2018 – new Robot Story Time Dates

The Quarryville Library is excited to announce our Fall 2018 STEM program calendar. STEM, short for Science Technology, Engineering, and Math, and STEM-based programming is all about getting kids and families excited about math and the sciences.

The library is planning two series of free STEM programs in October and November. One series is meant for younger children ages 4 – 7 years. the other for older children ages 8 – 12 years.

For younger children is our series of special STEM story times, Robot Adventures. This series is scheduled for Tuesdays at 1:30 pm on the following four dates: Oct. 23; Nov. 6,  13, and 20. These story times use the popular coding toy Cubetto to teach basic coding and computational thinking, all without the use of a screen. Attendees will join little robot Cubetto on a series of adventures around the globe: dive into the deep oceans, journey through Egypt, and even go to outer space! This series is best for ages 4 – 7, with a caregiver.

For older children, we are offering STEM Saturdays, scheduled for three Saturdays in October & November. These three programs are best for children ages 8 – 11 years.

ozobot gatheringThe first is on October 13, 10:30am to 1 pm and is called Robot Games. Participants will be given a variety of tasks to complete, using the selection of robots provided. Figure out the strengths and weaknesses of each robot, and see if you can complete the maze, knock over the tower, and more.

The second STEM Saturday is scheduled for Nov. 3, 10:30 am to 1 pm and is titled Building Brigade. Participants will try to build the tallest, the most stable, or the weirdest structure using a variety of engineering toys.

Our final STEM Saturday is on Nov. 17, 11 am—12:30 pm. This extra special STEM Saturday is called Virtual Reality, and will feature the STEM Mobile, provided by the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania. Participants are invited to, “Travel to new and exciting places using our virtual reality viewers!” (VR program description from GS Heart of PA STEM Mobile website.) (Please note: program provided by the Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA, but is available to all children.)

Registration is required for the STEM Saturdays, since participation is limited to 30 kids per week. Each week has a separate registration. Register on our online events calendar, by calling 717-786-1336, or by emailing