Category: Fundraising

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.

Friends of the Library Announce their 2019 Fundraiser Schedule

The Friends of the Library have announced their 2019 schedule of fundraisers, composed of book sales and other events. More information about this organization, including how to join and their meeting dates, can be found on their webpage.

2019 Dates & Times

January

Friends of the Library Monthly Book Sale

  • Saturday Jan. 19, 10 am – 3 pm
  • Tuesday, Jan. 22, 10 am – 8 pm

February

Friends of the Library Monthly Book Sale

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 10 am – 3 pm
  • Tuesday, Feb. 26, 10 am – 8 pm

March

Friends of the Library Monthly Book Sale

  • Saturday, March 23, 10 am – 3 pm
  • Tuesday, March 26, 10 am – 8 pm

April

Friends of the Library Monthly Book Sale

  • Tuesday, April 23, 10 am – 8 pm

May

Friends of the Library Annual Yard Sale – Saturday, May 11, 8 am – 1 pm

Friends of the Library Monthly Book Sale

  • Tuesday, May 28, 10 am – 8 pm

June

Friends of the Library Monthly Book Sale

  • Saturday, June 22, 10 am – 3 pm
  • Tuesday, June 25, 10 am – 8 pm

July

Friends of the Library Monthly Book Sale

  • Saturday, July 20, 10 am – 3 pm
  • Tuesday, July 23, 10 am – 8 pm

August

Friends of the Library Monthly Book Sale

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 am – 3 pm
  • Tuesday, Aug. 27, 10 am – 8 pm

September

Friends of the Library Monthly Book Sale

  • Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 am – 3 pm
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24, 10 am – 8 pm

October

Friends of the Library Monthly Book Sale

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 am – 3 pm
  • Tuesday Oct. 22, 10 am – 8 pm

November

Friends’ Holiday Craft Fair – November 9, 10 am – 3 pm

Contact: Maye, Friends of the Library, 717-284-4730

Friends of the Library Monthly Book Sale

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 am – 3 pm

December

Friends’ Holiday Bake & Book Sale

  • Friday, December 13, 9 am – 4 pm
  • Saturday, December 14, 9 am – 1 pm

Contact Anne Fisher, Friends of the Library, at 786-7095, or Deborah Waite, Friends of the Library, at 717- 1786- 5455.

Friends of the Library Monthly Book Sale (paired with the Bake Sale)

  • Friday, December 13, 9 am – 4 pm
  • Saturday, December 14, 9 am – 1 pm

Update 12/18/2018 – dates of booksales updated to reflect the library’s closed dates for 2019.

Special Summer Reading Sponsorships and Prizes

The Quarryville Library is pleased to announce that two local businesses are providing prize sponsorships for this summer’s Summer Reading Program. These special prizes are exclusive to Quarryville Library!

Musser’s Market Buck, the Quarryville location of Musser’s Market, is sponsoring a prize for the Junior level readers. Each reader at the Junior level (ages 5 – 9 years) will receive a coupon for a free Musser’s cookie upon completion of the program.

Maplehofe Dairy is sponsoring the Read-Aloud level. Each completed Read-Aloud level child (ages 0 – 4 years) will receive a coupon for a free small Maplehofe ice cream cone.

These prizes will be awarded in addition to the prizes listed on the reading logs, which are given out county-wide.

The Quarryville Library would also like to thank the Quarryville Lions for sponsoring our series of summer reading events for 2018. Their generous support helps us offer a great variety of activities for our children and youth.

The Summer Reading Program begins on June 2, when the reading logs become available, and runs through August 11. Logs must be returned on or before August 11 in order to receive prizes.

Library Donors Support the PA One Book, Every Young Child Program

book cover for my cousin momo
2018 Selection, PA One Book. Every Young Child
Daniel Finds a Poem Cover
2017 selection, PA One Book, Every Young Child

The Quarryville Library would like to extend the warmest of thanks to the Solanco Community for supporting the annual Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child Program.

The Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child Program is an early literacy initiative administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, with collaboration from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, The Carnegie Science Center, Pennsylvania Library Association, Pennsylvania Center for the Book, Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children, Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children and The Pennsylvania Child Care Association, with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The goal of this program is to get copies of the annual selected book into the hands of as many young children in Pennsylvania as possible.

For the last several years, the Solanco community has supported this program through their generous donations at the library’s Annual Benefit Auction. Between 2015 – 2017, over $1500 was raised to benefit this program. This money was then used to purchase copies of the One Book, Every Young Child selection: over 600 books have been given to Solanco’s children in the last three years!

The books are given out at library tours and programs each spring. For 2018, there were 6 library tours and 3 traveling story time visits, as well as a special PA One Book, Every Young Child Story Time at the library, where copies of this year’s selection My Cousin Momo were handed out to the children. A total of 240 books were distributed during March, April, and May.

The 2018 Benefit Auction crowd was the most generous yet. This year’s donors gave $790 to purchase books for 2019, enough for over 300 books! These books will be purchased in the fall, and will be handed out in the spring of 2019.

Thank you, Solanco, for helping us get so many books into the hands of our children!

Mini-Golf is Back for 9th Year

2018 Go-Fore Golf advertising posterIt’s Mini-Golf Time again at the Quarryville Library!

We here at the Quarryville Library are excited to announce our Ninth Annual “Go-Fore Golf at the Quarryville Library.” The event to be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018, 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 play this unique round of miniature golf, enjoy lunch or dinner 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.

For Regular Golf, from 10 am– 3 pm, admission is $5.00 for adults / $3.00 for children 12 and under.
For Glow Golf, from 5 pm – 8 pm, admission is $6.00 for adults / $4.00 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 at www.quarryvillelibrary.org.

Schedule of Events
10 am: Doors Open
10 am – 3 pm: Friends of the Library Book Sale
11 am – 2 pm: Balloon Animal Art & Face-Painting with the Balunguy and Friends
3 pm – 5 pm: Course closed for intermission
5 pm – 8 pm: Course Open for GLOW Golf

Please note on Go-Fore Golf Saturday, the library will be closed for regular business. There are no passport appointments, and no passport walk-ins are permitted. Computers are not available for use. However, items due that day can be returned in the book drop.

February 2018 Newsletter Available

2018 Go-Fore Golf advertising posterAttention, Library Supporters,

The February 2018 Quarryville Library Newsletter is now available!

Contents include:

  • info about our upcoming miniature golf fundraiser,
  • a missing troll,
  • career counseling services,
  • info about an upcoming open needlework show,
  • and more!

We also have our February Activity Calendar ready.

Calendar Highlights include:

  • First Friday Film on February 2,
  • Legopalooza! at Wrightsdale Baptist Church on February 10,
  • Go-Fore Golf on February 24