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July 2022 Adult Newsletter

~ Library Programs ~


Bermuda Triangle escape room

Come try our escape room challenge on Saturday, July 9! The Bermuda Triangle is a space in the North Atlantic where ships, planes, and people have allegedly gone missing. Roughly, its borders run from Florida to Bermuda to Puerto Rico. Can you work collaboratively to make it through? Registration is required.

Teen Session (Teens 13+): 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Adult Session (Adults 18+): 2:30 – 3:30 pm


 

row of colorful books

Friends’ Weekend Book Sale

Friday, July 22 & Saturday, July 23, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Join us for a book sale, run by the Friends of the Library. Items sold include children’s picture books and chapter books, popular fiction, nonfiction, puzzles, and more!


 

Headphones and movie clapperboard

Mid-Day Matinee

Friday, June 22, 1:00 pm. Bring your favorite movie snack and join us for this month’s film! We’ll offer new-to-video releases as well as classic titles. To find this month’s movie, please call the library at 717-786-1336. Movies may be rated PG-13. Best for adults ages 18+


 

Santa sitting on a chair on the beach

Pop-up Book Sale

It’s Christmas in July! Stop by the library to browse the selection in the lobby. We’ll have a variety of Christmas books on display beginning July 12th at 11:00 am and continuing through July 16th.


 

stacks of books

Friends of the Library Meeting

Tuesday, July 12, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Are you interested in helping with book sales or sorting book donations? Consider joining the Friends of the Library, who do all this and more! Stop by the meeting, or click here for more information.


 

Person sitting at a desk typing

Don’t be intimidated by technology!​

The Quarryville Library is offering a free computer & digital training course in partnership with Millersville University.​ Click here for more information.


cover of "The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek" by Kim Michele Richardson

Afternoon Book Club

Wednesday, July 13, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Join us for a monthly gathering of book lovers! This month we will be discussing The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson.

Registration is requested so that we may have sufficient copies of the month’s book selection available.


 

Balls of colored yarn

The Knitting & Crocheting Group

meets weekly at the library on Thursday afternoons from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. This group is open to interested knitters, crocheters, and other crafters of all ages.

Check out our summer reading challenge for adults!

What you do:

Pick up a map and stickers at the library to start your challenge. Select seven book titles to read between June 4 and August 13 that relate to this year’s theme: “Oceans of Possibilities”. Record the titles of your books on the stickers, and affix one sticker to each of the ‘Seven Seas’ on the map. Turn in your completed map at our circulation desk by August 13.

What you win:

Every finisher wins a small prize from a variety of items and certificates to be redeemed at our Friends’ bookstore. These prizes will be redeemed upon turning in your finished map. All finishers will be entered into an ‘end-of-summer’ drawing to win a Longwood Gardens family pass!


Calling all teenagers!

We have programs especially for you, including games, movies, a teen advisory board, and more! Visit our events calendar for details.


~ Other Library Offerings ~


Library system of Lancaster County bookmobile

The Bookmobile is coming to the Southern End! It will stop at the following locations on the second Monday of each month.

Bart Fire Co. (9:00 am – 10:15 am)
Sunrise Grocery (10:30 am – 11:30 am)
Pleasant Valley Store (12:45 pm – 2:00 pm)
East Drumore Foods (2:15 pm – 3:15 pm)
Wrightsdale Baptist Church (3:20 pm – 4:20 pm)


 

Sticker poster of a swallowtail butterfly

Virtual Sticker Posters

Get “stuck” on our virtual sticker posters.
Click here to begin, or visit our website and click on the “Virtual Offerings” tab. New posters are added as each one is finished.

 

U.S passport lying on a world map

Need a passport?

Come to the library! We are a full-service passport center, and offer passport services by appointment during our open hours. Please call (717) 786-1336 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Book donations

The Friends of the Library are accepting donations of clean, salable books on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.

Wowbrary logo
Want to know what’s new at your library? Sign up for Wowbrary to receive free weekly emails informing you of our latest books, audio books, and movies!

Sign up for youth program updates

Would you like to receive our monthly youth newsletters?
Click here to be added to the list!

~ Resources & Opportunities ~


 

laptop, pens, phone, pink notepad

Online resources

Did you know the library offers FREE resources that provide study and research help, reading, news, and more? Click here to check out all the options! All you need to gain access is your library card.


 

Full Circle Recycling logo

Full Circle Recycling is sponsoring a program that will donate the money you receive for recycled items to the library. Simply ask that the money generated be donated to the Quarryville Library, and they’ll take care of the rest!

9 hands raised in the air

Volunteer at the library!

Want to connect more with the community? Need volunteer or community service hours? Click here for information on the many opportunities available!

PA CareerLink logo
The Quarryville Library Center is partnering with PA CareerLink® to offer job-related courses and services here in the Southern End! We need your feedback to know what kinds of services to offer. Click here to fill out our survey, or click here to find the services that CareerLink is currently offering.

Want to help us make a difference in the community? Join the library board!
Do you believe that the Quarryville Library Center is an important community asset? Would you like to be involved in helping our library to grow and better serve all of Southern Lancaster County? If so, please contact us to be put in touch with a board member.

Solanco Neighborhood Ministries

The Solanco Food Bank is currently in need of the following items:
  • Chicken broth
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Tomato sauce
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Vegetable oil
  • Boxes of tissues
  • Shampoo
  • Diapers, sizes 3 & 5
  • Baby wipes
Renovation has begun on the ministry’s new building! Follow their progress and view renovation photos on their website.
Address: 355 Buck Road, Quarryville, PA 17566
Phone number: (717) 786-4308
Donations can be dropped off at the side of the building
Monday to Thursday from 9 – 4 and Fridays from 9 – 12.

Did you know?

The library has a Facebook page and Instagram account.
Check us out!

Contact us: (717) 786-1336  •  library@quarryvillelibrary.org

July 2022 Youth Newsletter

Summer is in full swing at the

Quarryville Library!

Our programs have been filling with wait lists, and we thank those of you who considerately unregister if your circumstances have changed. Please plan to arrive on time, as we will only honor your reservation until the event begins. If you are running late and wish us to know, please call the Library and we’ll be happy to hold your seat. Thank you for your thoughtfulness in allowing as many families as possible to enjoy our free events!

Talewise STEM Pirate Adventure: Lost at sea! July 19 at 10am

July 19 at 10 a.m. For ages 4 to 12 with parent or caregiver. Please register everyone in your group! Ahoy! Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to repair their ship before all hope is lost … at sea! Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, combustion, air pressure and more through amazing Next Generation Science experiments!


Magician Mike Rose
July 21 at 1 pm. All ages. PLEASE REGISTER ALL MEMBERS OF YOUR GROUP!

Magician Mike’s show consists of impossible magic tricks and off the wall comedy all themed around water. And the show features lots of audience participation-many children will become part of the show! Throughout the program Mike Rose will be referencing various children’s books and promoting library use in a fun and entertaining manner.


young man holding a turtle
July 28 at 10 am. PLEASE REGISTER EVERYONE IN YOUR GROUP!
Laugh and learn with Jesse Rothacker and his merry band of castaway critters. You’ll meet snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocs from around the world, and they’ll all be in one place – at your local library – so you won’t have to cross the seven seas! Make sure to pick up a free reptile bookmark, and check out some reptile books from the library the day of the show! For children ages 5+ with a parent or caregiver.

Family Craft night!
July 6 at 6 pm.
Join us for this special Summer family crafting program! Families are invited to create a craft that will be based on our Summer Reading theme: Oceans of Possibilities! Crafts will be different each month. Ideal for children ages 3-8; siblings welcome! Please register all who are attending.
Crafts in the middle! For kids entering grades 6-9.
July 13 at 2 pm. What does “in the middle” mean? Middle grade? Middle of the month? Middle of the day?  “Yes” to all! Make and take a different craft each session. Capacity 8 participants. Registration is appreciated so that we have enough supplies! Walk-ins will be accommodated as space and materials allow.

Lancaster County department of parks and recreation logo
JULY 27 AT 6 PM. Ages 2-6 with caregiver, other family members welcome to observe. Preschoolers will listen, play, and create, as they learn about the ocean and its inhabitants. Bobbie Kalman’s book, Baby Animals in Ocean Habitats, will set the stage for a matching game of ocean animals. Children will then create their own ocean scenes which will be finished with a saltwater wash.

Bermuda Triangle Escape room
 

Come check out our first ever Escape Room! We’ll find our way out of the Bermuda Triangle!

Family session #1 (ages 8+)  at 10:00

Family session #2 (ages 8+)  at 11:30

Teen session (ages 13-17) at 1:00

Adult session (ages 18+) at 2:30


Mini Drive-in
 

July 29 at 10 am. Beat the heat with our Mini Drive-In! Children will create and decorate their own “cars” using cardboard boxes and other supplies. Then we’ll sit in our cars and have a snack while watching a cartoon – just like you would at a real drive-in!

For ages 3-5 with parent or caregiver. Registration is required; walk-in families will be accommodated as space permits.


child cracking an egg into a bowl
July 8 at 10:30 am. Kilene Knitter, GIANT Food Stores Nutritionist, returns to the Quarryville Library for a special summer preschool cooking event! These classes provide children with basic skills needed to create a balanced snack. Space is limited, registration required. Ages 2-6 with caregiver.

Mini Science: for kids entering grades k-2 with caregiver
July 14 at 1:30. Younger kids (Pre-K through 2nd grade) and their adult partners build a balloon-propelled car from upcycled materials! Not recommended for anyone with latex allergies.
blue rectangle with science equations
July 14 at 3:30. Older kids (entering grades 3-6) build a balloon-propelled car from upcycled materials! Not recommended for anyone with latex allergies.

Oceans of Possibilities logo with two children riding a fish

SUMMER READING IS IN FULL SWING! OUR LIBRARY IS ON TRACK FOR THE BIGGEST OUTREACH EVER.  

IF YOU HAVEN’T SIGNED UP YET, IT’S NOT TOO LATE. YOU CAN SIGN UP ANYTIME THIS MONTH AND STILL FINISH BY AUGUST 13!

IF YOU WANT TO USE YOUR DEVICE TO TRACK YOUR PROGRAM, USE THE BEANSTACK APP.  WHETHER YOU’VE USED IT BEFORE OR NOT, YOUR 2022 CHALLENGE WILL APPEAR AS SOON AS YOU REGISTER.


We know and love the great businesses that sponsor the program for the entire county, and a special thank you goes out to our local SRP sponsors!


toys for tots the UPS store logo
Lions club logo
Cherry Crest Adventure farm logo
Maplehofe dairy farms logo

toy dinosaurs on top of a stack of books

YEAR-ROUND EARLY CHILDHOOD EVENTS IN JULY

Come read, write, sing, talk, and play with your young child at the Quarryville Library’s own recurring programs! Registration is required and children should be accompanied by attentive caregivers. If weather is mild we’ll move outdoors.

  • Baby’s First Storytime (Birth through 18 months) – July 51226  at 10:00 am. Space is limited.
  • Stories with Ms. Sarah (Ages 3-6) – July 22 at 10:30 am
  • Family Craft Night (Ages 3-8) – July 6 at 6:00 pm
  • Young and the Restless (1.5 through 3 with all family members welcome) – July 6, 13, 20, 27  at 10:30 am
  • Parachute Play (18 months- 3 years) – July 14 at 10:00 am
  • Preschool Zone! Tuesdays and Fridays from 12 pm to 5 pm. Best for ages 2-6 with attentive caregiver. Registration is not required.

MORE QUARRYVILLE LIBRARY EVENTS FOR KIDS IN JULY!

Teen afternoon matinee! For ages 13+. Snacks provided!
 

July 26 at 1:30. We can’t divulge the titles, but this month we will be screening a book-to-movie that is also on many of our rising 7th graders’ reading lists!  This month’s movie is rated PG so it’s open to younger kids for this session only. We’ll have special activities and snacks as well. Do you “wonder” what this month’s movie will be? Call the Library to reveal the title!


Join our teen advisory board! Plan events, make friends, have fun, eat snacks

 

Our TAB will meet on Friday, July 8 with a special guest speaker from Career Link to talk about job resources for teens – including their paid internship opportunities! Snacks are provided. Please register!

More teen events for July include Teen Anime on July 1, Dungeons & Dragons on July 9 and 23, and Teen Board Games on July 16.


Young adult program, serving Lancaster County residents ages 16-24. Let us help you develop a career path plan! Our services include paid work experience, career readiness workshops, job shadowing, on the job training, personalized career exposure activities, earn your high school equivalency, and mentoring. Connect with us today!

handprint tree with handprint leaves on a canvas background
Do you have a talent to share with our youth? We welcome willing hands: parents, teachers, teens, seniors, etc. There are many ways you can be involved! Lead a program by teaching a skill or sharing a hobby with young people. OUR STEM PROGRAMS ARE IN NEED OF EXTRA ADULT HANDS TO EXPAND THE OPPORTUNITY TO MORE CHILDREN! Assist at a big event, or help with shelving books. We can tailor a volunteer opportunity to your interests and abilities.
Clearances are required. Contact us at library@quarryvillelibrary.org or inquire at the Service Desk to be put in touch with our director.

Field of tulips with the text "family museum passes"
The following Museums are again offering passes for checkout
(conditions apply – please note when reserving):
Demuth Museum
Ephrata Cloister
Hands-on-House
NEW: Historic Rock Ford (Snyder gallery only)
Johannes Mueller House
Lancaster Art Museum
Lancaster Science Factory
Lancaster Symphony Orchestra
Landis Valley Farm Museum
Make 717 Makerspace (STEM Maker pass)
National Toy Train Museum
President James Buchanan’s Wheatland
Railroad Museum
Click here to visit our events calendar

boy carrying a stack of books
Do you know about our readers’ advisory form for children to help with selection of materials? A growing number of homeschool families are using this service, and we’ve been happy to get requests that have guided us to purchase a few new collection items to support those learning at home. You don’t need to be a homeschooling parent, if you would like assistance finding a ‘just right’ book please consider sending us the form!
1000 books before kindergarten logo
Early Literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write. This free program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she enters school. One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books every day. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid foundation, a key to school and learning success. Plus, sharing stories together is fun! Ask for a folder at the Service Desk, or sign up with the Beanstack app!

Click here to access helpful databases available through your library card.

June 2022 Adult Newsletter

~ Library Programs ~


 

row of colorful books

Friends’ Weekend Book Sale

Friday, June 24 & Saturday, June 25, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Join us for a book sale, run by the Friends of the Library. Items sold include children’s picture books and chapter books, popular fiction, nonfiction, puzzles, and more!


 

Headphones and movie clapperboard

Mid-Day Matinee

Friday, June 10, 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Bring your favorite movie snack and join us for this month’s film! We’ll offer new-to-video releases as well as classic titles. To find this month’s movie, please call the library at 717-786-1336. Movies may be rated PG-13. Best for adults ages 18+


 

Person sitting at a desk typing

Don’t be intimidated by technology!​

The Quarryville Library is offering a free computer & digital training course in partnership with Millersville University.​ Click here for more information.


cover of "where the crawdads sing" by Delia Owens

Afternoon Book Club

Wednesday, June 8, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Join us for a monthly gathering of book lovers! This month we will be discussing Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

Registration is requested so that we may have sufficient copies of the month’s book selection available.


 

Balls of colored yarn

The Knitting & Crocheting Group

meets weekly at the library on Thursday afternoons from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. This group is open to interested knitters, crocheters, and other crafters of all ages.

Map of the world labeled with the "7 seas" and the words "Oceans of Possibilities"
The Summer Reading Program begins on June 4, and we’ll have a reading challenge for adults as well as for children!
What you do:

Pick up a map and stickers at the library to start your challenge. Select seven book titles to read between June 4 and August 13 that relate to this year’s theme: “Oceans of Possibilities”. Record the titles of your books on the stickers, and affix one sticker to each of the ‘Seven Seas’ on the map. Turn in your completed map at our circulation desk by August 13.

What you win:

Every finisher wins a small prize from a variety of items and certificates to be redeemed at our Friends’ bookstore. These prizes will be redeemed upon turning in your finished map. All finishers will be entered into an ‘end-of-summer’ drawing to win a Longwood Gardens family pass!


Calling all teenagers!

We have programs especially for you, including games, movies, a teen advisory board, and more! Visit our events calendar for details.


~ Other Library Offerings ~


 

Sticker poster of a swallowtail butterfly

Virtual Sticker Posters

Get “stuck” on our virtual sticker posters.
Click here to begin, or visit our website and click on the “Virtual Offerings” tab. New posters are added as each one is finished.

 

U.S passport lying on a world map

Need a passport?

Come to the library! We are a full-service passport center, and offer passport services by appointment during our open hours. Please call (717) 786-1336 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Book donations

The Friends of the Library are accepting donations of clean, salable books on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.

Wowbrary logo

Sign up for Wowbrary to receive free weekly emails informing you of our latest books, audio books, and movies!


Sign up for youth program updates

Would you like to receive our monthly youth newsletters?
Click here to be added to the list!

~ Resources & Opportunities ~


PA CareerLink logo
The Quarryville Library Center is partnering with PA CareerLink® to offer job-related courses and services here in the Southern End! We need your feedback to know what kinds of services to offer. Click here to fill out our survey, or click here to find the services that CareerLink is currently offering.

Want to help us make a difference in the community? Join the library board!
Do you believe that the Quarryville Library Center is an important community asset? Would you like to be involved in helping our library to grow and better serve all of Southern Lancaster County? If so, please contact us to be put in touch with a board member.

9 hands raised in the air

Volunteer at the library!

Want to connect more with the community? Need volunteer or community service hours? Click here for information on the many opportunities available!

Solanco Neighborhood Ministries

The Solanco Food Bank is currently in need of the following items:
  • Mayonnaise
  • Olive or canola oil
  • Canned chicken or tuna
  • Hotdogs
  • Loaves of bread
  • Hamburger
  • Taco dinner kits
  • English muffins
  • Brownie mix
Save the Date: Auction Fundraiser at Britain Hill on July 20th (5:30-8:30pm)Their capital campaign has kicked off and work has begun on the new building. Follow their progress and view renovation photos on their website.
Address: 355 Buck Road, Quarryville, PA 17566
Phone number: (717) 786-4308
Donations can be dropped off at the side of the building
Monday to Thursday from 9 – 4 and Fridays from 9 – 12.

Free resources! Brainfuse HelpNow provides online academic support in tutoring, writing, and study for all ages and levels. Brainfuse JobNow connects users with online career coaches to assist them during all stages of their job search.

Click here to access Brainfuse and more!

Did you know?

The library has a Facebook page and Instagram account.
Check us out!

Contact us: (717) 786-1336  •  library@quarryvillelibrary.org

June 2022 Youth Newsletter

 

Summer is going to be better than ever at the Quarryville Library!

Oceans of Possibilities logo with two children riding a fish
 

SUMMER READING STARTS SATURDAY, JUNE 4! 

Reading is its own reward, but we are excited to give extra! All children ages birth-19 are eligible to participate. Adults will have a special reading program, too!
If you want to use your device to track your program, use the BEANSTACK APP. Whether or not you’ve used it before, your 2022 challenge will appear on June 4.

Start anytime on or after June 4, finish anytime before or on August 13.

COME SEE US ON SATURDAY JUNE 4. WE’LL HAVE LOTS OF FUN CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE DAY!


We know and love the great businesses that sponsor the program for the entire county, and a special thank you goes out to our local SRP sponsors!

 

toys for tots the UPS store logo
Lions club logo
Cherry Crest Adventure farm logo

black and white image of a woman holding a camera in front of her faceWe also thank Krista Elaine, local photographer, for her support of the Summer Reading program!  Based here in Lancaster County PA, she is a professional, published photographer with 12 years of experience.
On June 4 (all day), Krista will offer families a complimentary digital photo! Please schedule in advance through her business contact email at KristaElaineArt@gmail.com or call (717)-342-3871.


Whale, fish, child reading. SRP logo and Aquarium logo
 

Presented by the Center for Aquatic Sciences/Adventure Aquarium.

All ages!

 With “Oceans of Possibilities” there is so much to learn. Patrons will dive into the world of oceans with the Center for Aquatic Sciences, learning about some of the unique creatures that call the ocean home. From Narwhals to horseshoe crabs, this program will engage learners of all ages!
June 14 at 5 pm. Please register every person in your party separately.


graphic of woman with curly hair and glasses, plus assorted drums

Do you have rhythms in your hands? In your feet? In your heart? We believe that there are rhythms to express, join in, and play together inside us and all around us. Come join us to explore your rhythm as we take a trip to West Africa to a village where rhythms are part of everyday living! Please join Tammi and Jami as we lead you through the how-to of drumming, and the how-to of fun! Drums and fun props provided, you just bring your smiles, hands, and hearts. June 17 at 1 pm, ages 5 and older. Please register all attendees.


Barnyard books with Lancaster 4-H - June 15th at 10:30 am
Join us on June 15 at 10:30 for a horse themed storytime presented by Lancaster 4-H! We’ll read stories to horses at their stable, do some fun activities, and make a horse-themed craft. Bring your stuffed or toy pony, and wear your favorite horse or unicorn clothes to add to the fun! For children ages 3-8 with caregiver. Please register participating child.


Image of a tree on top of a picture of flowers, with the Lancaster county parks & rec logo in the corner
 

Tuesday, June 21 at 1 pmDiscover the relative amounts of water in various reservoirs on Earth and play a game to discover how much of that water is safe and accessible for drinking. Ages 5-12, other family members welcome to observe. Younger or older children may participate if space is available.  Children below 8 should be accompanied by caregiver. Please register everyone attending.


Comic book & Animation workshops
 

Come join Keville’s fun and easy approach to art and animation. He will present Character Design for Quarryville, and you can follow him to other libraries this summer to get more topics such as Stop Motion and Comic Book Writing. June 22 at 1:30 pm, ages 9+. Registration is required for all participants.


Pollinators! Penn State master gardeners storytime. June 24 at 10:30 am. Join us as we read a book about bees and learn the honey bee waggle dance. Each child will receive seed packets to grow native wildflowers. For ages 3-6 with parent or guardian

WRITING FOR TEENS & TWEENS

 

Lancaster county libraries presents: Teen Summer 'zine 2022!


WRITING FOR YOUNGER KIDS

 

Young writers program for kids in grades K-5

toy dinosaurs on top of a stack of books
 

YEAR-ROUND EARLY CHILDHOOD EVENTS IN JUNE

Come read, write, sing, talk, and play with your young child at the Quarryville Library’s own recurring programs! Registration is required and children should be accompanied by attentive caregivers. If weather is mild we’ll move outdoors.

  • Sing! Sign! Storytime! (Birth through age 6) – June 3 at 10:30 am
  • Baby’s First Storytime (Birth through 18 months) – June 7142128  at 10:00 am
  • Stories with Ms. Sarah (Ages 3-6) – June 10 at 10:30 am
  • Family Craft Night (Ages 3-8) – June 8 at 6:00 pm
  • Young and the Restless (1.5 through 3 with all family members welcome) –June 22 and 29 at 10:30 am
  • Parachute Play (18 months- 3 years) – June 9 at 10:00 am
  • Family Storytime (18 months- 6 years) June 15 at 10:30 am. We’ve expanded the age group of our toddler storytime so older kids can enjoy meeting Officer Artale who will be our special guest!

NEW! Preschool Zone! Tuesdays and Fridays from 12 pm to 5 pm. Best for ages 2-6 with attentive caregiver. Registration is not required. Preschool Zone is an interactive space offered twice each week, where caregivers can engage with their children in uninterrupted play and bond with their child. It’s a destination outside the home where children can interact with others, and learn valuable skills through play. Preschool Zone also provides a platform for caregivers to connect with other adults and find out more about library offerings. Please note this drop in program will be offered as space permits. We may need to schedule meetings or programs at this time, so be sure to check the event calendar before you arrive.


MORE QUARRYVILLE LIBRARY EVENTS FOR KIDS IN JUNE!


Teen afternoon matinee! For ages 13+. Snacks provided!
June 28 at 1:30. We can’t divulge the titles, but they’re going to be ‘epic’!  Snacks are provided and all movies are PG-13.  Tweens under 13 must have a parent signed waiver to allow them to participate.

Join our teen advisory board! Plan events, make friends, have fun, eat snacks
Our TAB will meet on Friday, June 10 with some special snacks as we start the summer! More teen events for June include Teen Anime on June 3 , Dungeons & Dragons on June 11 and 25 and Teen Board Games on June 18.

handprint tree with handprint leaves on a canvas background
Do you have a talent to share with our youth? We welcome willing hands: parents, teachers, teens, seniors, etc. There are many ways you can be involved! Lead a program by teaching a skill or sharing a hobby with young people. OUR STEM PROGRAMS ARE IN NEED OF EXTRA ADULT HANDS TO EXPAND THE OPPORTUNITY TO MORE CHILDREN! Assist at a big event, or help with shelving books. We can tailor a volunteer opportunity to your interests and abilities.
Clearances are required. Contact us at library@quarryvillelibrary.org or inquire at the Service Desk to be put in touch with our director.

Field of tulips with the text "family museum passes"

The following Museums are again offering passes for checkout
(conditions apply – please note when reserving):
Demuth Museum
Ephrata Cloister
Hands-on-House
NEW: Historic Rock Ford (Snyder gallery only)
Johannes Mueller House
Lancaster Art Museum
Lancaster Science Factory
Lancaster Symphony Orchestra
Landis Valley Farm Museum
Make 717 Makerspace (STEM Maker pass)
National Toy Train Museum
President James Buchanan’s Wheatland
Railroad Museum


boy carrying a stack of booksDo you know about our readers’ advisory form for children to help with selection of materials? A growing number of homeschool families are using this service, and we’ve been happy to get requests that have guided us to purchase a few new collection items to support those learning at home. You don’t need to be a homeschooling parent, if you would like assistance finding a ‘just right’ book please consider sending us the form!

1000 books before kindergarten logoEarly Literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write. This free program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she enters school. One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books every day. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid foundation, a key to school and learning success. Plus, sharing stories together is fun! Ask for a folder at the Service Desk, or sign up with the Beanstack app!
 

Click here to access helpful databases available through your library card.

May 2022 Adult Newsletter

~ Library Programs ~

 

 

Stack of books on a windowsill with a plant and a mug of tea

Sunset Book Club

Tuesday, May 10, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. This month we’ll be discussing A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of The American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell. Adult program, older teens (16+) are welcome. Click here to register.


 

Ball of yarn with colored crochet hooks

Crochet 101!

Every Wednesday in May from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Are you interested in crocheting but need some help getting started? Our director, Susan, is leading beginner crocheting lessons! Ages 12+

 

Cookbooks

Friends
Cookbook Sale

The Friends of the Library will be selling an assortment of cookbooks, including some featuring local churches and other organizations of interest in our community. The books will be on display in the lobby area of the library May 17th at 11:00 am through May 21st. Stop by the library to browse the shelves and find some new recipes to try!


 

Person sitting at a desk typing

Don’t be intimidated by technology!​

The Quarryville Library is offering a free computer & digital training course in partnership with Millersville University.​ Click here for more information.


Cover of "Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult

Afternoon Book Club

Wednesday, May 11, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Join us for a monthly gathering of book lovers! This month we will be discussing Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult.

Registration is requested so that we may have sufficient copies of the month’s book selection available.


Balls of colored yarn

The Knitting & Crocheting Group

meets weekly at the library on Thursday afternoons from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. This group is open to interested knitters, crocheters, and other crafters of all ages.

Calling all teenagers!

We have programs especially for you, including games, movies, a teen advisory board, and more! Visit our events calendar for details.


~ Other Library Offerings ~


 

Sticker poster of a swallowtail butterfly

Virtual Sticker Posters

Get “stuck” on our virtual sticker posters.
Click here to begin, or visit our website and click on the “Virtual Offerings” tab. New posters are added as each one is finished.

 

U.S passport lying on a world map

Need a passport?

Come to the library! We are a full-service passport center, and offer passport services by appointment during our open hours. Please call (717) 786-1336 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Book donations

The Friends of the Library are accepting donations of clean, salable books on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.


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Sign up for Wowbrary to receive free weekly emails informing you of our latest books, audio books, and movies!

Sign up for youth program updates

Would you like to receive our monthly youth newsletters?
Click here to be added to the list!


~ Resources & Opportunities ~


PA CareerLink logo
The Quarryville Library Center is partnering with PA CareerLink® to offer job-related courses and services here in the Southern End! We need your feedback to know what kinds of services to offer. Click here to fill out our survey, or click here to find the services that CareerLink is currently offering.

Want to help us make a difference in the community? Join the library board!
Do you believe that the Quarryville Library Center is an important community asset? Would you like to be involved in helping our library to grow and better serve all of Southern Lancaster County? If so, please contact us to be put in touch with a board member.

9 hands raised in the air

Volunteer at the library!

Want to connect more with the community? Need volunteer or community service hours? Click here for information on the many opportunities available!

Solanco Neighborhood Ministries

The Solanco Food Bank is currently in need of the following items:
  • Juice boxes
  • Cake mix and icing
  • Salad or Canola oil
  • Green beans, corn, and/or mixed vegetables
  • Scalloped or Au Gratin potatoes
  • Boxes of pudding or jello
  • Jello, pudding and applesauce snack packs
  • 4-pack fruit cups
  • Canned peaches-29 oz. can
  • Fruit cocktail-29 oz. can
  • Mayonnaise
  • Pancake mix
  • Syrup
  • Chef Boyardee micro meals
  • Egg noodles
Exciting news is coming May 10th. Visit Solanco Neighborhood Ministries’ website and Facebook/Instagram pages on that day for more details!!
Address: 355 Buck Road, Quarryville, PA 17566
Phone number: (717) 786-4308
Donations can be dropped off at the side of the building
Monday to Thursday from 9 – 4 and Fridays from 9 – 12.

Free resources! Brainfuse HelpNow provides online academic support in tutoring, writing, and study for all ages and levels. Brainfuse JobNow connects users with online career coaches to assist them during all stages of their job search.
Click here to access Brainfuse and more!

May 2022 Youth Newsletter

Literacy, learning, and leisure fun on display at Quarryville Library!

May events are now open for registration.

Family Craft Night! May 4th at 6pm. Click on the image to register

Free Comic book day! Saturday, May 7th. Click on the image for more information

babies in a parachute
 

Parachute Play!  Thursday, May 19 at 10 am.  For toddlers ages 18 months – 3 years old with a caregiver. Older siblings may assist the caregivers by holding the parachute – this program is designed with  toddlers in mind! Registration is required-space is limited.


toy dinosaurs on top of a stack of books
EARLY CHILDHOOD EVENTS IN MAY

Come read, write, sing, talk, and play with your young child at the Quarryville Library’s own recurring programs! Registration is required and children should be accompanied by attentive caregivers. If weather is mild we’ll move outdoors.

  • Sing! Sign! Storytime! (Birth through age 6) – May 6 at 10:30 am
  • Baby’s First Storytime (Birth through 18 months) – May 310 & 17 at 10:00 am
  • Hank’s Healthy Smile (Ages 2-6 ) – May 13 at 10:30 am
  • Stories with Ms. Sarah (Ages 3-6) – May 12 & 24 at 10:30 am
  • Family Craft Night (Ages 3-8) – May 4 at 6:00 pm
  • Young and the Restless (1.5 through 3 with all family members welcome) – May 4, 11 & 18 at 10:30 am
  • Parachute Play (18 months- 3 years) – May 19 at 10:00 am

MORE QUARRYVILLE LIBRARY EVENTS FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES IN MARCH!

Thursdays at 4:30 pm except where noted.  Please register.

  • Family Movie Night (all ages) – Please call for title!  May 5 at 6 pm
  • Lego Block Party (ages 5+May 19 
  • Oh, SNAP Circuits electronics for kids. (ages 8+May 26

Oceans of Possibilities Summer reading graphic

Save the date!

Summer Reading starts on June 4, 2022!
If you’re registered on Beanstack just accept your challenge that morning, but if you use paper forms come in to the library to register! We’ll have lots of great activities waiting for you all day long!


Join our teen advisory board! Plan events, make friends, have fun, eat snacks
 

Our TAB will meet on Friday, May 13 with some special snacks as we plan for summer! More teen events for May include Teen Anime on May 6Dungeons & Dragons on May 14 and Teen Board Games on May 21 


handprint tree with handprint leaves on a canvas background
Do you have a talent to share with our youth? We welcome willing hands: parents, teachers, teens, seniors, etc. There are many ways you can be involved! Lead a program by teaching a skill or sharing a hobby with young people. OUR STEM PROGRAMS ARE IN NEED OF EXTRA ADULT HANDS TO EXPAND THE OPPORTUNITY TO MORE CHILDREN! Assist at a big event, or help with shelving books. We can tailor a volunteer opportunity to your interests and abilities.
Clearances are required. Contact us at library@quarryvillelibrary.org or inquire at the Service Desk to be put in touch with our director.

Field of tulips with the text "family museum passes"
The following Museums are again offering passes for checkout
(conditions apply – please note when reserving):
Demuth Museum
Ephrata Cloister
Hands-on-House
NEW: Historic Rock Ford (Snyder gallery only)
Johannes Mueller House
Lancaster Art Museum
Lancaster Science Factory
Lancaster Symphony Orchestra (4/8 and 4/9 performances)
Landis Valley Farm Museum
Make 717 Makerspace (STEM Maker pass)
National Toy Train Museum
President James Buchanan’s Wheatland
Railroad Museum

boy carrying a stack of books
Do you know about our readers’ advisory form for children to help with selection of materials? A growing number of homeschool families are using this service, and we’ve been happy to get requests that have guided us to purchase a few new collection items to support those learning at home. You don’t need to be a homeschooling parent, if you would like assistance finding a ‘just right’ book please consider sending us the form!
1000 books before kindergarten logo
Early Literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write. This free program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she enters school. One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books every day. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid foundation, a key to school and learning success. Plus, sharing stories together is fun! Ask for a folder at the Service Desk, or sign up with the Beanstack app!

April 2022 Adult Newsletter

~ Library Programs ~


 

graphic with books, grilling chicken, and plants with the words "chicken bbq, plant sale & book sale"

Chicken BBQ, Plant Sale, & Book Sale

Saturday, April 23, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Join us at the library, rain or shine, for chicken barbeque, a plant sale, and a book sale! BBQ tickets are now available for sale at the library. Click here for details.


 

the words "book drive" on a red background with a row of books at the bottom

Book Drive

The Friends of the Quarryville Library need your donations of clean, salable books for their book sales! Drop off your books outside the library on Saturday, April 2nd, any time between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Your donated items help raise funds to support the library!


 

Ball of yarn with colored crochet hooks

Crochet 101!

Every Wednesday from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Are you interested in crocheting but need some help getting started? Our new director, Susan, is leading beginner crocheting lessons! Ages 12+

Cover of A Trick of the Light, by Louise Penny (the moon shining through trees at night)

Afternoon Book Club

Wednesday, April 13, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Join us for a monthly gathering of book lovers! This month we will be discussing A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny.

Registration is requested so that we may have sufficient copies of the month’s book selection available.


 

Person sitting at a desk typing

Don’t be intimidated by technology!​

The Quarryville Library is offering a free computer & digital training course in partnership with Millersville University.​ Click here for more information.


 

Stack of books on a windowsill with a plant and a mug of tea

Sunset Book Club

Tuesday, April 12, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Special Longwood Gardens Program! We’ll discuss the Community Read book, The Songs of Trees, by David Haskell. You will also have a chance to win Longwood Gardens passes! Adult program, older teens (16+) are welcome. Click here to register.


Balls of colored yarn

The Knitting & Crocheting Group

meets weekly at the library on Thursday afternoons from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. This group is open to interested knitters, crocheters, and other crafters of all ages.

Calling all teenagers!

We have programs especially for you, including games, movies, a teen advisory board, and more! Visit our events calendar for details.


~ Other Library Offerings ~


Sticker poster of a swallowtail butterfly

Virtual Sticker Posters

Get “stuck” on our virtual sticker posters.
Click here to begin, or visit our website and click on the “Virtual Offerings” tab. New posters are added as each one is finished.

U.S passport lying on a world map

Need a passport?

Come to the library! We are a full-service passport center, and offer passport services by appointment during our open hours. Please call (717) 786-1336 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Book donations

The Friends of the Library are accepting donations of clean, salable books on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.


Wowbrary logo
Sign up for Wowbrary to receive free weekly emails informing you of our latest books, audio books, and movies!

Tax season is here!

Looking for tax forms? We can help you! Visit this link for more information.

Sign up for youth program updates

Would you like to receive our monthly youth newsletters?
Click here to be added to the list!


~ Resources & Opportunities ~


Want to help us make a difference in the community? Join the library board!
Do you believe that the Quarryville Library Center is an important community asset? Would you like to be involved in helping our library to grow and better serve all of Southern Lancaster County? If so, please contact us to be put in touch with a board member.

9 hands raised in the air

Volunteer at the library!

Want to connect more with the community? Need volunteer or community service hours? Click here for information on the many opportunities available!

Solanco Neighborhood Ministries

Give 10 graphic

To celebrate 10 years of service in the Southern End, Solanco Neighborhood Ministries is encouraging everyone to “Give 10”, now through April 8! Click the image above for a community checklist of needed items.
For information about food items needed for Easter meals, visit this link. The food bank will be giving out Easter meals on Tuesday, April 12.
Address: 355 Buck Road, Quarryville, PA 17566
Phone number: (717) 786-4308
Donations can be dropped off at the side of the building
Monday to Thursday from 9 – 4 and Fridays from 9 – 12.

Free resources! Brainfuse HelpNow provides online academic support in tutoring, writing, and study for all ages and levels. Brainfuse JobNow connects users with online career coaches to assist them during all stages of their job search.
Click here to access Brainfuse and more!

April 2022 Youth Newsletter

Hop on over to Quarryville Library!

Family place logos, adult and child
 

Our library is collaborating with Solanco School district to offer our popular free-play event with special visitors from Lancaster Early Intervention to answer any questions you may have! Two times based on age level. Register through the Solanco School District (either session) or through our website (for the birth-3 session). Space is limited and this session is nearly full!


Book cover "Canopy Career Chronicles"
 

Longwood Gardens Community Read:

Canopy Career Chronicles – Be a Tree Detective!

To connect to this year’s selection, Canopy Career Chronicles, a graphic novel by Greg Mercer and illustrated by Pat Bradley, we welcome our Parks Naturalist Lisa Sanchez who will teach us how to discern a variety of native trees. Please note that program time is 4:30, not 1:30 as previously posted.

One registered patron will win a Longwood Gardens family pass.


ball of yarn with multicolored crochet hooks
 

Crochet 101: Ages 12+

Extended by demand! Weekly on Wednesdays through summer at 4 pm.


babies in a parachute
 

Parachute Play!  Thursday, April 21 at 10 am.  For toddlers ages 18 months – 3 years old with a caregiver. Older siblings may assist the caregivers by holding the parachute – this program is designed with  toddlers in mind! Registration is required-space is limited.


toy dinosaurs on top of a stack of books

EARLY CHILDHOOD EVENTS IN MARCH

Come read, write, sing, talk, and play with your young child at the Quarryville Library’s own recurring programs. Registration is required and children should be accompanied by attentive caregivers. All programs begin at 10:30 am, except where noted. If weather is mild we’ll move outdoors.

  • Sing! Sign! Storytime! (Birth through age 6) – April 1 at 10:30
  • Baby’s First Storytime (Birth through 18 months) – Tuesdays April 5, 12, 19, 26 at 10:00
  • Family Place/Play & Learn  April 6 (Nutrition), April 13 (Music & Movement) Register through Solanco School district – space is limited!
    • Birth-3 meets from 10-11
    • Prek (3-5) meets from 11-12
  • PA One Book Storytime – April 6, 6:00 pm Ages 2-6 
  • Library Storytime – April 8, 10:30 am. Ages 3-6 
  • Let’s Get Crafty – April 14, 10:30 am. Ages 3-6
  • Young and the Restless (1.5 through 3 with all family members welcome) – April 20 at 10:30
  • Parachute Play (18 months- 3 years) – April 21 at 10 am
  • Stories with Ms. Sarah – April 27, 10:30 am. Ages 3-6

MORE QUARRYVILLE LIBRARY EVENTS FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES IN MARCH!
  • Family Movie Night (all ages) – Please call for title!  April 7 at 6 pm
  • Meet authors Dannel Wissler and Rev. Lester Swope for their new book launch on April 9 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Springtime Fun with Robots!  (ages 5-12) April 14 @ 4:30 pm
  • Lego Block Party (ages 5+April 21 @ 4:30 pm
  • Oh, SNAP Circuits electronics for kids. (ages 8+April 28 @ 4:30 pm
  • Longwood Gardens Tree Detectives (recommended ages 10-17) April 29 @ 4:30 pm

Join our teen advisory board! Plan events, make friends, have fun, eat snacks
 

Recurring teen events for February include Teen Anime on April 1  and Dungeons & Dragons on April 9 and 23. Special programs include Crochet 101 and the Sunset Book Club on April 12 (for adults and older teens). The Sunset Book Club, along with the Parks Department program “Tree Detectives”, are both chances for teens to win a Longwood Gardens Family Pass by registering and attending!


handprint tree with handprint leaves on a canvas background
Do you have a talent to share with our youth? We welcome willing hands: parents, teachers, teens, seniors, etc. There are many ways you can be involved! Lead a program by teaching a skill or sharing a hobby with young people. OUR STEM PROGRAMS ARE IN NEED OF EXTRA ADULT HANDS TO EXPAND THE OPPORTUNITY TO MORE CHILDREN! Assist at a big event, or help with shelving books. We can tailor a volunteer opportunity to your interests and abilities.
Clearances are required. Contact us at library@quarryvillelibrary.org or inquire at the Service Desk to be put in touch with our director.

Field of tulips with the text "family museum passes"
The following Museums are again offering passes for checkout
(conditions apply – please note when reserving):
Demuth Museum
Ephrata Cloister
Hands-on-House
NEW: Historic Rock Ford (Snyder gallery only)
Johannes Mueller House
Lancaster Art Museum
Lancaster Science Factory
Lancaster Symphony Orchestra (4/8 and 4/9 performances)
Landis Valley Farm Museum
Make 717 Makerspace (STEM Maker pass)
National Toy Train Museum
President James Buchanan’s Wheatland
Railroad Museum
Click here to visit our events calendar

boy carrying a stack of books
Do you know about our readers’ advisory form for children to help with selection of materials? A growing number of homeschool families are using this service, and we’ve been happy to get requests that have guided us to purchase a few new collection items to support those learning at home. You don’t need to be a homeschooling parent, if you would like assistance finding a ‘just right’ book please consider sending us the form!
1000 books before kindergarten logo
Early Literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write. This free program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she enters school. One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books every day. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid foundation, a key to school and learning success. Plus, sharing stories together is fun! Ask for a folder at the Service Desk, or sign up with the Beanstack app!

March 2022 Adult Newsletter

~ Library Programs ~

 

Trivia night graphic with an image of a person with question marks around their head

Trivia Night!

Friday, March 18, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Enjoy a night of trivia at the library after we’re closed! We welcome back Quiz Bowl veteran Phil Gruber as he challenges how much we know. We’ll also have prizes and refreshments! Participate individually or as a team. Best for adults and older (high school age) teens. Click here for more information or to register.


 

Wooden gavel

The Supreme Court of the U.S. Six Decisions that Changed America

Fridays, 1:00 – 2:00 pm.
Join local history expert, author, and retired principal Dr. Robert Frick as he takes us through one notable Supreme Court case per week through March 25. Adult program, older teens are welcome. Click here for more information or to register.


 

jars of pickles

In a Pretty Pickle!

Saturday, March 26, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. We welcome back naturalist/educator Lisa Sanchez who will guide us in the methods of preservation known as pickling! Appropriate for adults, teens, and older kids. Click here for more information or to register.


 

Stack of books on a windowsill with a plant and a mug of tea

Sunset Book Club

Tuesday, March 8, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. This month we will be discussing State of Terror by Louise Penny and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Adult program, older teens (16+) are welcome. Click here to register.


 

Ball of yarn with colored crochet hooks

Crochet 101!

Every Wednesday in March, from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Are you interested in crocheting but need some help getting started? Our new director, Susan, is leading beginner crocheting lessons! Ages 12+

 

museum graphic

“Museums-In-a-Minute”

Wednesday, March 9, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Join librarian and local history enthusiast, Keith Greenawalt, on a whirlwind tour of regional museums and historic sites – many of which can be accessed for free with our Museum Pass program! Find new places to visit and explore, or rediscover some old favorites that you perhaps forgot. Appropriate for adults and older teens. Click here for more information or to register.


 

Person sitting at a desk typing

Don’t be intimidated by technology!​

The Quarryville Library is offering a free computer & digital training course in partnership with Millersville University.​ Click here for more information.


 

the words "book drive" on a red background with a row of books at the bottom

Book Drive

The Friends of the Quarryville Library need your donations of clean, salable books for their book sales! Drop off your books outside the library on Saturday, April 2nd, any time between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Your donated items help raise funds to support the library!


Cover of "the lost girls of Paris" by Pam Jenoff

Afternoon Book Club

Wednesday, February 9, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Join us for a monthly gathering of book lovers! This month we will be discussing The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff.

Registration is requested so that we may have sufficient copies of the month’s book selection available.


 

Balls of colored yarn

The Knitting & Crocheting Group

meets weekly at the library on Thursday afternoons from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. This group is open to interested knitters, crocheters, and other crafters of all ages.

graphic with books, grilling chicken, and plants with the words "chicken bbq, plant sale & book sale"

Mark your calendars for April 23rd

and join us at the library, rain or shine, for chicken barbeque, a plant sale, and a book sale! All proceeds from this event will support the library.


Calling all teenagers!

We have programs especially for you, including games, movies, a teen advisory board, and more! Visit our events calendar for details.


Booster vaccination clinic

Wednesday, March 2, 3:30 – 6:30 pm

The Quarryville Library is collaborating with Penn Medicine/Lancaster General Health to offer a drop-in booster vaccination clinic for adults and children 5+. There is no charge or insurance requirement.


~ Other Library Offerings ~

 

 


Virtual Sticker Posters

Get “stuck” on our virtual sticker posters.
Click here to begin, or visit our website and click on the “Virtual Offerings” tab. New posters are added as each one is finished.

 

U.S passport lying on a world map

Need a passport?

Come to the library! We are a full-service passport center, and offer passport services by appointment during our open hours. Please call (717) 786-1336 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Book donations

The Friends of the Library are now accepting donations of clean, salable books and DVDs on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.

Wowbrary logo
Sign up for Wowbrary to receive free weekly emails informing you of our latest books, audio books, and movies!

~ Resources & Opportunities ~

 

Tax season is here!

Looking for tax forms? We can help you! Check out this website page for more information!

Want to help us make a difference in the community? Join the library board!
We’re looking for board members! Do you believe that the Quarryville Library Center is an important community asset? Would you like to be involved in helping our library to grow and better serve all of Southern Lancaster County? Would you consider becoming a member of the library’s Board of Trustees? If so, please contact us, and we will connect you with a board member who will help you explore whether this task would be a good fit for you.

9 hands raised in the air

We’re looking for volunteers!

Do you love the library and want to help us serve the community? We are looking for people like you to join our team of volunteers! Click here for more information on the many opportunities available.

The Solanco Food Bank is currently in need of the following items:

  • Baby wipes
  • Salad or Canola oil
  • Nissan cup noodles
  • Lance snack crackers
  • Rice Krispy treats
  • Loaves of bread
  • 8 individual pack cereal
  • Snack bars
  • Tomato sauce (15 oz)
  • Applesauce snack pack
They will be giving out Easter meals on Tuesday, April 12th.
Sign-ups begin on March 1st.
Address: 355 Buck Road, Quarryville, PA 17566
Phone number: (717) 786-4308
Donations can be dropped off at the side of the building
Monday to Thursday from 9 – 4 and Fridays from 9 – 12.

Pennsylvania CareerLink Lancaster County logo
Visit this link to see all that PA CareerLink® is currently offering.

Free resources! Brainfuse HelpNow provides online academic support in tutoring, writing, and study for all ages and levels. Brainfuse JobNow connects users with online career coaches to assist them during all stages of their job search.

Click here to access Brainfuse and more!


Did you know?

The library has a Facebook page and Instagram account.
Check us out!

Contact us: (717) 786-1336  •  library@quarryvillelibrary.org

March 2022 Youth Newsletter

Signs of spring at Quarryville Library!

Our library is collaborating with Solanco School district to offer our popular free-play event with special visitors from Lancaster Early Intervention to answer any questions you may have! Two times based on age level. Register through the Solanco School District (either session) or through our website (for the birth-3 session). Space is limited!

Oh, snap! Circuits. March 24th at 4:30 pm. A kids program for beginner electronics programming! For ages 8-14.

Flyer for Covid booster vaccine event on March 2 - click on image for more information


March 5th at 2pm: Paper Bag Princess Day. Come celebrate "The Paper Bag Princess" by Robert Munsch! Costumes are encouraged!
For children ages 3 to 6 with caregiver; other family members and siblings welcome! Please register everyone who is attending (including parents, grandparents, siblings, etc.) to ensure we put out enough seating.

Crazy 8's club logo
Designed for children in grades K-2 or homeschool equivalent.

Crazy 8s is a math club unlike any other! It offers unique, high-energy math activities that appeal to kids of all math abilities. February sessions will meet on March 3March 10, and March 17. Please register for all sessions you wish your child to attend. Space is limited.


Shapes Storytime! March 11th at 10:30am. For ages 3-5 with parent or caregiver
Join us for a storytime all about shapes! We’ll read books, sing songs and rhymes, and end with a craft! Our books and activities for today all focus on concepts and skills to help your child get ready for preschool. Please register!

ball of yarn with multicolored crochet hooks
Crochet 101: Ages 12+

Extended by demand! Weekly on Wednesdays through March 30 at 4 pm.


babies in a parachute
Parachute Play!  Thursday, March 24 at 10 am.  For toddlers ages 18 months – 3 years old with a caregiver. Older siblings may assist the caregivers by holding the parachute – this program is designed with  toddlers in mind! Registration is required-space is limited.

Stone carving of soldiers with the words "Picturing America"
We have introduced an educational humanities program that your family may enjoy! Each month, explore our display in the Children’s area including a copy of a renowned American art work and commentary to connect to American history and culture, along with related books from our collection (available for checkout). If you want to take the project further, we will have extension activities for children at different age levels (4-7, 8-12, and 13+) by request from our youth services coordinator at sroche@quarryvillelibrary.org. This exhibit and educational activities will change monthly so check back each month!

Picturing America is provided through a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities.

SAVE THE DATE – MARCH 1! Courtesy post for our partners in Solanco School District for this free outreach program. Please note his program is not being offered at Quarryville Library. 

Solanco’s Early Learning Program is bringing Seuss to Clermont Elementary School! Children ages 3-5 are invited to join in a night filled with stories, STEM, literacy, and math activities that promote school readiness while exploring the fun and silly world of Seuss! Join the Early Learning Program on Tuesday, March 1st from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm for dinner and Stories and STEM in Seussville!


toy dinosaurs on top of a stack of books
EARLY CHILDHOOD EVENTS IN MARCH
Come read, write, sing, talk, and play with your young child at the Quarryville Library’s own recurring programs. Registration is required. All programs begin at 10:30 am, except where noted. If weather is mild we’ll move outdoors.
  • Young and the Restless (1.5 through 3 with all family members welcome): March 2 at 10:30
  • Baby’s First Storytime (birth through 18 months – considerate siblings are welcome): Now onTuesdays March 8, 15, 22, 29 at 10:00
  • Sing! Sign! Storytime! (Birth through age 6 with caregiver) March 4 at 10:30.
  • Parachute Play (18 months- 3 years with caregiver) March 24 at 10 am.
  • Play & Learn – March 16, 23, 30
  • Paper Bag Princess Day – March 5, 2 pm. Ages 3-6 with caregiver.
  • Shapes Storytime- March 11, 10:30 am. Ages 3-6 with caregiver.

MORE QUARRYVILLE LIBRARY EVENTS FOR FAMILIES IN MARCH!

Thursdays at 6 pm.  Please register.

  • Family Movie Night (all ages) – Please call for title!  March 3

Join our teen advisory board! Plan events, make friends, have fun, eat snacks
Recurring teen events for February include Teen Anime on March 4, Teen Board Games on March 18, and Dungeons & Dragons on March 12 and 26. Special programs include Crochet 101 and the Sunset Book Club on March 8 for adults and older teens.
Events for adults that older teens may enjoy:

  • Digital literacy and workforce development skills (inquire at our circulation desk) Tuesdays 10 am and Thursdays 3 pm
  • Crochet 101 – Wednesdays at 4 pm (BYO materials)
  • The Supreme Court – 6 decisions that changed America. Fridays at 1 pm
  • Museums in a Minute! Learn insider tips about Lancaster County museums. March 9 at 6 pm
  • Trivia night! Test your wits against the challenges developed by our host, a local Quiz Bowl veteran!
  • In a pretty pickle! Learn to preserve vegetables with Parks Dept. naturalist Lisa Sanchez! Bring a mason jar for take home goodies!

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Do you have a talent to share with our youth? We welcome willing hands: parents, teachers, teens, seniors, etc. There are many ways you can be involved! Lead a program by teaching a skill or sharing a hobby with young people. Assist at a big event, or help with shelving books. We can tailor a volunteer opportunity to your interests and abilities.
Clearances are required. Contact us at library@quarryvillelibrary.org or inquire at the Service Desk to be put in touch with our director.

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Make me! Crafts for kids at home
We’re offering a series of crafts and activities that you can make at home. Ages vary and are described for each choice. Inquire at our Service desk for the crafts of the month!

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The following Museums are again offering passes for checkout
(conditions apply – please note when reserving):
Demuth Museum
Ephrata Cloister
Hands-on-House
Johannes Mueller House
Lancaster Art Museum
Lancaster Science Factory
Landis Valley Farm Museum
Railroad Museum
Make 717 Makerspace (STEM Maker pass)
President James Buchanan’s Wheatland

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Do you know about our readers’ advisory form for children to help with selection of materials? A growing number of homeschool families are using this service, and we’ve been happy to get requests that have guided us to purchase a few new collection items to support those learning at home. You don’t need to be a homeschooling parent, if you would like assistance finding a ‘just right’ book please consider sending us the form!


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Early Literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write. This free program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she enters school. One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books every day. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid foundation, a key to school and learning success. Plus, sharing stories together is fun! Ask for a folder at the Service Desk, or sign up with the Beanstack app!

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Quarryville Library, a Family Place library, is proud to offer a unique resource like Bright by Text to provide literacy tips on your smart phone. For a limited time we are partnering with this service to share local news of interest, such as free vision screenings, special library events, etc. that are tailored to your child’s specific age and location! To enroll, text FAMILYPLACE to 274448 or visit this link. Message and data rates apply. Click here for more information.