Category: Youth Services

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 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 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 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 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!

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. 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.

Palette with two paintbrushes
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!

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
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

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!

Bright by Text logo

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.

February 2022 Youth Newsletter

Hibernating? You’ll miss out on fun at the Quarryville Library!


February events are now open for registration.

* CDC continues to recommend masks for all over 3 years old for programs conducted indoors. Please register so we can send you any last minute weather-related updates!


You're invited! Join the cast of Solanco High School's spring musical: Seussical. February 5, from 2-4 pm at the Quarryville Library.
 

No registration required but space may be limited.  This program is offered in collaboration with Solanco High School.

Join the cast of Solanco High School’s Spring Musical for an afternoon of fun and activities, and a sneak peak of the show! Special appearances by the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, and Gertrude McFuzz! Crafts and activities will be offered in-between story readings and the show preview while supplies last. Best for children in grades K-5.


Go-Fore Golf! A fun event for the whole family at the Quarryville Library!
 

Go Fore Golf (scheduled for February 12, 2022) is open for registration now! Sign up early to secure your preferred tee time as the course is filling fast!  We thank our generous sponsors for making this event possible.

Please note on Go-Fore Golf Saturday,
The library is NOT open for regular business.
Phones will not be staffed for service.
Items due that day can be returned in the book drop.
No passport appointments will be taken that day
Computers are not available for use.


Nature's Candy! All about maple sugaring with Lancaster Parks Department. February 8th at 1pm
 

Adults, teens, and older kids will love this unique program from the Parks and Recreation department coming on February 8 at 1:00 pm! Lisa Sanchez, a Park Naturalist with the Lancaster County Dept. of Parks and Recreation, will teach us about everything you need to know about maple syrup! Learn how to identify maple trees, some of the history of sugaring, and how to do it locally. Participants will also be given a sample of syrup cooked longer than usual (candy!) to try! Registration is requested, space is limited.


Family Craft night!
 

February 2 at 6:00 pm.  Join us for a family fun night of crafting – this month we’ll make Valentines! This program is ideal for children ages 3-8; siblings welcome! Please register all who are attending.

Registration is requested; walk-in families will be accommodated as space permits.


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 February 3February 17, and February 24. Please register for all sessions you wish your child to attend. Space is limited.


ball of yarn with multicolored crochet hooks
 

Crochet 101: Ages 12+

Are you interested in crocheting but need some help getting started? Our new director, Susan, continues her beginner crocheting lessons on Wednesdays, February 2 and February 9 at 4 pm.


babies in a parachute

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parachute Play!  Thursday, February 17 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+) at our circulation desk for your use. 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.

Courtesy post for our partners in Solanco School District for this free outreach program coming to Quarryville library: 
Please look to stay connected with Solanco School District’s Early Learning Program!  We provide and plan activities and events for children birth to age five who are not yet in school and reside in Solanco School District.  Please consider scanning the QR code to be added to the Solanco Early Learning email list to receive the most current information about our upcoming events!


 

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 FEBRUARY
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): February 2916 at 10:30
  • Baby’s First Storytime (birth through 18 months – considerate siblings are welcome): February 25 at 10:30
  • Sing! Sign! Storytime! (Birth through age 6 with caregiver) February at 10:30.
  • Parachute Play (18 months- 3 years with caregiver) February 17 at 10 am.

MORE QUARRYVILLE LIBRARY EVENTS FOR FAMILIES IN FEBRUARY!

Thursdays at 6 pm.  Please register.

  • Family Movie Night (all ages) – Please call for title! February 3
  • Family Craft Night (all ages) February 2

popcorn in paper holders
 

The Quarryville Library is partnering with the Solanco High School to offer a free movie field trip on Wednesday morning, February 23!  Open to all interested teens. Film will be PG-13. Call for title.


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

Recurring teen events for February include Teen Anime on February 4, Teen Board Games on February 19, and Dungeons & Dragons on February 26. Special programs include Crochet 101 and the Sunset Book Club on February 8 for adults and older teens.


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. 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.

Palette with two paintbrushes
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!

Field of tulips with the text "family museum passes"
The following Museums are again offering passes for checkout
(conditions apply – please note when reserving):
Hands-on-House
Ephrata Cloister
Landis Valley Farm Museum
Railroad Museum
Lancaster Science Factory
Johannes Mueller House
Make 717 Makerspace (STEM Maker pass)
President James Buchanan’s Wheatland
Toy Train 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!

 


Bright by Text logoQuarryville 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.

January 2022 Youth Newsletter

New youth programs for a new year, plus some returning favorites, too!

January events are now open for registration.

*Children’s events will be scheduled outside as weather permits. CDC continues to recommend masks for all over 3 years old for programs conducted indoors. Please register so we can send you any last minute weather-related updates!


Go-Fore Golf! A fun event for the whole family at the Quarryville Library!
 

Go Fore Golf (scheduled for February 12, 2022) will open registration for tee times on January 1. Sign up early to secure your preferred tee time!  If your business or family wants to see your names on our course, please contact the Library to discuss remaining sponsorship opportunities.


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. Starting January 13 at 4:30pm, this program runs for eight weeks.


ball of yarn with multicolored crochet hooks
 

Crochet 101: Ages 12+

Are you interested in crocheting but need some help getting started? Our new director, Susan, is leading beginner crocheting lessons starting on Wednesday, January 5 at 4 pm. Attend all six lessons and you’ll receive a gift of a skein of yarn!


Wildlife Leadership Academy logo
Talking Turkey – a Wildlife Conservation Story

Appropriate for middle and high school age students and their parents. All interested patrons are welcome!  Registration is requested, walk-ins allowed as space permits.

This program is being offered to the community by a local teen who participated in the Wildlife Leadership Academy, sponsored through the Pennsylvania Game Commission. His experience in this program was a significant opportunity, and the culmination of the project is to give back to the community by sharing what he has learned through his experiences. His presentation will include details about turkey habitat and tips for identifying them in the wild.


babies in a parachute
Parachute Play!  Thursday, January 27 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+) at our circulation desk for your use. 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.

Winter reading challenge with the Reading Royals. Does your child love hockey? Complete the challenge and your child will receive a free ticket to one home game! A portion of additional tickets purchased will benefit the library. For ages 5-15.
 

This program is easy to follow! Read 20 minutes for 30 days. Win a hockey ticket when you’re done (and let us know, we’ll also throw in a giveaway book). Forms are available at our circulation desk. More details here.


toy dinosaurs on top of a stack of books
EARLY CHILDHOOD EVENTS IN JANUARY
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): January 5121926 at 10:30
  • Baby’s First Storytime (birth through 18 months – considerate siblings are welcome): January 21 at 10:30
  • Sing! Sign! Storytime! (Birth through age 6 with caregiver) January 7 at 10:30.
  • Parachute Play (18 months- 3 years with caregiver) January 27 at 10 am.

MORE QUARRYVILLE LIBRARY RECURRING EVENTS FOR FAMILIES IN JANUARY!

Thursdays at 6 pm.  Please register.

  • Family Movie Night (all ages) – Please call for title!  January 6.

Join our teen advisory board! Plan events, make friends, have fun, eat snacks
Recurring teen events for January include Teen Anime on January 7, TAB on January 14, Dungeons & Dragons on January 8 and 22, and Teen Gaming on December 18. New programs include Crocheting 101,  Talking Turkey, and the NEW Sunset Book Club starting January 11 for adults and older teens.


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. 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.

Launchpad pre-k academy. Kindergarten Readiness starts here. Image of a Playaway Launchpad.
Check out our tablets-we have selections for older kids and big people too!  Kit agreement is required and must be checked out on an adult library card.


Palette with two paintbrushes

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!


Field of tulips with the text "family museum passes"
The following Museums are again offering passes for checkout
(conditions apply – please note when reserving):
Hands-on-House
Ephrata Cloister
Landis Valley Farm Museum
Railroad Museum
Lancaster Science Factory
Johannes Mueller House
Make 717 Makerspace (STEM Maker pass)
President James Buchanan’s Wheatland
Toy Train Museum

boy carrying a stack of booksThe library has created a 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.

 

 


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!


Bright by Text logoQuarryville 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.

December 2021 Youth Newsletter

December events are now open for registration.

*Children’s events will be scheduled outside as weather permits. CDC continues to recommend masks for all over 3 years old for programs conducted indoors. Please register so we can send you any last minute weather-related updates!


Gingerbread house cartoon
Build a “Gingerbread” house! 
(Babies through age 17) We have two options for this program: our popular in-person event happening on December 18, and our alternative “Grab-and-Go” kits which can be ordered by registration and we’ll call you when they’re ready to pick up. In addition to the sweet building project, all children will receive a holiday gift book and a few age-appropriate crafts to entertain you for the winter break!
We thank the UPS Store 2450 and Toys for Tots for their generous donation of new giveaway books for children in our community.

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+) at our circulation desk for your use. 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.

Winter reading challenge with the Reading Royals. Does your child love hockey? Complete the challenge and your child will receive a free ticket to one home game! A portion of additional tickets purchased will benefit the library. For ages 5-15.
 

This program is easy to follow! Read 20 minutes for 30 days. Win a hockey ticket when you’re done (and let us know, we’ll also throw in a giveaway book). Forms are available at our circulation desk. More details here.


Code Break logo
Start December with STEM!

December 8 at 5 pm! Ages 5-15, under 8 with caregiver. Registration is required.

We invite your child to try an Hour of Code to celebrate Computer Science Education Week! There will be opportunities to use pre-literate coding programs for the younger kids. Older kids and teens have several coding options. An email account (provided by parents if appropriate) will allow them to save their projects!

Holiday Fun with Robots! December 28th at 1pm
End December with STEM!

December 28 at 1 pm! Ages 5-12, under 8 with caregiver. Registration is required.

Our bots are excited to come out of storage to play! We’ll have an assortment for different ages and abilities.

 


toy dinosaurs on top of a stack of books
EARLY CHILDHOOD EVENTS IN DECEMBER
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. All are planned to be held outside.  Registered patrons will be contacted for weather-related changes.
  • Young and the Restless (1.5 through 3 with all family members welcome):  December 1815 at 10:30
  • Baby’s First Storytime (birth through 18 months – considerate siblings are welcome): December 17 at 10:30
  • Sing! Sign! Storytime! (Birth through age 6 with caregiver) December 3 at 10:30.
  • Snowy Story Time! (3-6 years with all family members welcome): December 22 at 10:30
  • Countdown to Noon! (Ages 1 through 6 with all family members welcome).  December 29 at 11 am

Coming Soon!
Go-Fore Golf!
Crochet 101 for teens and adults
Crazy 8's club

MORE QUARRYVILLE LIBRARY RECURRING EVENTS FOR FAMILIES IN DECEMBER!

Thursdays at 6 pm.  Please register.

  • Family Movie Night (all ages) – Please call for title!  December 2.
  • Lego Block Party (ages 4+) December 16

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

Teen events for December include Teen Anime on December 3, TAB on December 10, Dungeons & Dragons on December 11, and Teen Gaming on December 18. Teens will also be interested in the Reading Royals reading challenge (up to age 15 – please inquire at circulation desk), and the STEM program on December 8 “Coding for kids“.


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. 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.

Launchpad pre-k academy. Kindergarten Readiness starts here. Image of a Playaway Launchpad.
Check out our new tablets-we have selections for older kids and big people too!  Kit agreement is required and must be checked out on an adult library card.

Palette with two paintbrushes

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!

STARTING THIS MONTH:  Not just for little kids anymore…Make Me! Crafts for Teens and Adults!


Field of tulips with the text "family museum passes"
The following Museums are again offering passes for checkout
(conditions apply – please note when reserving):
Hands-on-House
Ephrata Cloister
Landis Valley Farm Museum
Railroad Museum
Lancaster Science Factory
Johannes Mueller House
Make 717 Makerspace (STEM Maker pass)
President James Buchanan’s Wheatland
Toy Train Museum

boy carrying a stack of booksThe library has created a 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.

 

 


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!


Bright by Text logoQuarryville 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.

November 2021 Youth Newsletter

On November 19, donate online at extragive.org and your generous gift will go even further thanks to the stretch pool and prizes from the Community Foundation and our extraordinary sponsors. Help us go the EXTRA mile together!
We are planning lots of small events to thank you for your support on the day of the Extra Give:
Thanks-for-Giving Storytime at 10:30 am for 3-6 years
Chem-STEM program for little kids ages 4-7 with caregiver at 1:30 pm
Chem-STEM program for older kids grades 3-6 at 2:30 pm
Trivia Night for older teens and adults at 6 pm
Crafts-to-go all day for preschool, kids, and adults too!
Find our donation page here!

November events are now open for registration.

*Children’s events will be scheduled outside whenever possible. We are following the guidance of the Solanco School District and the Governor’s office to require masks for children’s programs conducted indoors.  Please register so we can send you any last minute weather-related updates!


Family Place Libraries logo
Family Place programs are back!

Each week offers opportunities for children to play with developmentally appropriate toys in a play group setting and for parents to meet and question community experts in the areas of child development, speech and language, nutrition, play, movement, and music. Ages birth to three, with a caregiver. Older siblings welcome!.

November 3:  Kristie – Focus:  Pediatric Physical Therapy

November 10:  Elisa – Focus: Pediatric Speech Therapy

This event is planned to be held outside in the library backyard unless otherwise specified on our website.  Please register so that we may contact you if program plans change due to weather or other circumstances.


Solanco SD flyer for early learning events

 

toy dinosaurs on top of a stack of books
EARLY CHILDHOOD EVENTS IN NOVEMBER
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. All are planned to be held outside.  Registered patrons will be contacted for weather-related changes.
  • Young and the Restless (1.5 through 3 with all family members welcome): November 17 and November 24
  • Baby’s First Storytime (birth through 18 months – considerate siblings are welcome): This month at a new time! Saturday, November 20
  • Sing! Sign! Storytime! will return in December!  We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Extra Give Special! “Thanks for Giving” Story Time! (3-6 years with all family members welcome): November 15.
  • Family Place / 1-2-3, Play with Me! (Birth through 3 with all family members welcome).  November 3November 10.
  • Mini Mules Book Club (ages 3-5 residing in Solanco School District). Our Solanco early literacy partners are coming to Quarryville Library to provide stories, crafts, songs and a free book each week! Thursday mornings November 4, 11 & 18 at 10:00 am

We are partnering with the Reading Royals to offer a Winter Reading program for kids ages 5-15. The program will launch in mid November. Stay tuned for further information!

MORE QUARRYVILLE LIBRARY RECURRING EVENTS FOR FAMILIES IN NOVEMBER!

Thursdays at 6 pm.  Please register.

  • Family Movie Night (all ages) – Please call for title!  November 4.

Special events this month:

Chem-STEM for little kids – an Extra Give event! Play with your food and learn some chemistry!  November 19, 1:30 pm Ages 4-7 with caregiver.

Chem-STEM for older kids – an Extra Give event! Learn some of the mad science behind acids and bases in common foods!  November 19, 2:30 pm.   Grades 3-6 or homeschool equivalent.

Winter Reading program for kids and teens ages 5-15 starting mid November! Read 20 minutes for 30 days during the winter and win a hockey game ticket plus a gift book from our giveaway collection!


Do you want to make a difference at your library AND get volunteer hours for having fun? Think about joining the Teen/Tween Advisory Board (TAB) at the Quarryville Library!

We are lining up volunteer slots for Extra Give, Gingerbread Event, and Go Fore Golf! Be part of a great crew of helpers!

We are meeting this month at the library on November 12 so YOU can help us decide what new offerings we can provide to area teens and tweens like you!

Our TAB has a NEW tween chapter too!  Ages 11-12 are welcome to check it out. Volunteer opportunities may be adapted.

PLEASE register so we can be ready with snacks!

Other November programming for Teens includes:

  • Anime Club for ages 13-18 on November 5
  • Dungeons & Dragons for ages 12-18 on November 13 and 27.
  • Teen Board Games on November 20.
  • Reading Royals Winter Reading program for kids and teens up to age 15. Read 20 minutes per day for 30 days through the winter – earn a hockey game ticket and a book from our giveaway collection!
  • Extra Give Trivia Night for teens and adults (After hours on Friday, November 19)

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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.

 

Launchpad pre-k academy. Kindergarten Readiness starts here. Image of a Playaway Launchpad.
Check out our new tablets-we have selections for older kids and big people too!  Kit agreement is required and must be checked out on an adult library card.

 

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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!

STARTING THIS MONTH:  Not just for little kids anymore…Make Me! Crafts for Teens and Adults!


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

boy carrying a stack of booksThe library has created a 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.

 

 


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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!


Bright by Text logoQuarryville 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.