Category: Book Club

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!

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!

Afternoon Book Club Selection for January 2019

Book cover of the novel, A Man Called Ove.The selection for the January meeting of the Afternoon Book Club is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

The meeting will be on Wednesday, January 9, 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!

December 2018 Selection for the Afternoon Book Club

cover the christmas train by david baldacciThe selection for the December meeting of the Afternoon Book Club is The Christmas Train by David Baldacci.

The meeting will be on Wednesday, December 12th, from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM, in the Library’s Pennington Meeting Room. (This meeting may take place at a local restaurant; check back for details.)

The libraries in Lancaster County have the book in available in several print and audio editions.

All who are interested are welcome!

October 2018 Selection for the Afternoon Book Club

upton sinclair the jungle book coverThe selection for the October meeting of the Afternoon Book Club is The Jungle by Upton Sinclair.

The meeting will be on Wednesday, October 10th, from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM, in the Library’s Pennington Meeting Room.

The libraries in Lancaster County have the book in available in several editions, including print, e-audio through Overdrive, and audio on CD.

All who are interested are welcome!

September 2018 Selection for the Afternoon Book Club

cover poison study maria v. snyderThe selection for the September meeting of the Afternoon Book Club is Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder.

The meeting will be on Wednesday, September 12th, from 1 PM – 2:30 PM, in the Library’s Pennington Meeting Room. (Special time to accommodate the author visit at 2:30 pm.)

The libraries in Lancaster County have the book in available in two editions.

All who are interested are welcome!

August 2018 Selection for the Afternoon Book Club

cover of The Girl You Left Behind by JoJo MoyesThe selection for the August meeting of the Afternoon Book Club is The Girl You Left Behind by JoJo Moyes.

The meeting will be on Wednesday, August 8th, from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM, in the Library’s Pennington Meeting Room.

The libraries in Lancaster County have the book in available in several editions, including print, large print, and on Quarryville Library’s Nook e-readers.

All who are interested are welcome!

July 2018 Afternoon Book Club Selection

cover little fires everywhere celeste ngThe selection for the July meeting of the Afternoon Book Club is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.

The meeting will be on Wednesday, July 11th, from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM, in the Library’s Pennington Meeting Room.

The libraries in Lancaster County have the book in regular print, large print, ebook, eaudiobook, and audiobook on CD.

All who are interested are welcome!

 

Summer Reading Kick-Off & Special Book Clubs

Kick-Off Event for Summer Reading 2018, Featuring Special Book Clubs

Libraries Rock!The Quarryville Library is once again taking part in the county-wide Summer Reading Program. The 2018 program begins on Saturday, June 2, and runs through Saturday, August 11.

This year, reading logs are available for the following levels:

  • Read-Aloud, for ages 0-4 years
  • Junior, for ages 5-9 years
  • Tween, for ages 10-12 years
  • Teen, for ages 13-19 years

The logs will be available starting June 2nd and must be returned by August 11th to receive the prize packs.

There will be weekly Lost in the Library Scavenger Hunts for the duration of the program, with a prize drawn each week from that week’s finishers. This year, each week’s winner will receive a $10 gift card to local eatery Son’s Ice Cream & Italian Ice.

The Quarryville Library will also be hosting a series of special programs, just available during the summer months. Please check our events calendar for our full roster for this summer. You can create an account on our website to sign up for programs at your convenience.

Special this summer for Tween and Teen Readers: It’s a Book Bingo summer! We’ve created special Bingo cards for the tween and teen reading levels. Read five books in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line and enter to win the $50 grand prize! And of course, all time spent reading also counts for the Lancaster County Summer Reading Log. To enter the drawing, Bingo Cards must be returned by August 11.

Join us for our official Summer Reading Kick-Off on Saturday, June 2. Drop in between 1 and 3 pm to pick up your summer reading logs, sign up for special summer reading activities and events, and help us color our GIANT coloring page! Also, back by popular demand, you can Adopt a Friend to practice your reading skills with and keep forever! (While supplies last; 50 friends available.) Come early to see the Barnstormers’ CYLO, who is visiting from 1 – 1:30 pm!

Be sure to check out the sign-ups for our summer book clubs:

Registration for the book clubs will begin on June 2nd at the Kick-Off event.

Summer Reading Club: Make finishing that reading log a breeze with our Summer Reading Club! Each club meeting will feature a new book to read together and enjoy. Meets for an hour once a week, Thursdays at 10 am, from June 28 – August 16.

Registration required, limited to 10 participants. Registration counts as registering for all club meetings (June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9, and August 16).

Award Winning Reads: Sign up to read one, two, or all eight of our Newbury Medal-winning book club picks! Meetings at 4 pm on Fridays.

Registration required, limited to 10 free books/selection. Each week has a separate registration, so readers can choose the books that interest them.

Book Schedule:

  • June 29: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
  • July 6: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
  • July 13: A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
  • July 20: The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
  • July 27: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
  • August 3: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  • August 10: Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
  • August 17: Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Page to Screen Book Club: A book club with a silver screen twist! For each month, we will read a book and then watch the movie. Discover some great books, some great movies, and then decide which you prefer! Thursday evenings at 5 pm.

Registration recommended; limited to 15 participants. Registration is separate for each meeting.

Book Schedule:

  • June 21: Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • July 19: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
  • August 9: Coraline by Neil Gaiman

All book clubbers receive free copies of each book selection to keep, made possible by the Solanco Family Life Network.

Please note that the above age ranges are suggested, but parents and children may choose whichever level is best for each individual reader.