Category: Youth Services

December 2022 Youth Newsletter

Holiday fun waits for you at the library!

December events are now open for registration!
Registration is required for most of our Youth programs except where noted. We open registration for each next month on the 15th day of the current month. If you are registered and find you can’t attend, thank you for being considerate and ‘unregistering’. When events are overbooked we cannot guarantee your spot if you do not arrive on time. Thank you for understanding.

ExtraGive logo
Thanks to everyone who participated in the ExtraGive on November 18. We greatly appreciate your generosity!

gingerbread men "Build a gingerbread house"
December 17 at 11:00 am. For ages 3+ with parent or caregiver. Space is limited, registration is required. Please register everyone who will be attending. Celebrate the season in sweet style by decorating your very own “gingerbread” house! We will provide all materials you’ll need to build your house (walls and glue), along with some decorating treats, but we ask that each family bring a bag of treats that can be shared with others and used to decorate (ex: a bag of candies, sprinkles, etc).

graphic 'coding for kids' with screen

December 8 at 4:30 pm. Registration for this free event is required. Ages 7-15, adults are welcome to observe. A library account with digital access is required to use library computers. You may also bring your own laptop or tablet.

Join us and over 100 million students for an Hour of Code. Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet. But only 47% of all high schools teach computer science. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this! If you’ve heard about the Hour of Code before, you might know it made history. More than 100 million students have tried an Hour of Code. We will have coding activities to try for the youngest students (pre-readers are OK with adult assistance) up through wannabe gamers who can learn to write code to make their own games!


Mrs claus and mystery guest come to quarryville library images of santa and mrs. claus
It’s “Claus for Claws” for a cause on December 15 at 6:30 pm here at the Quarryville Library! Mrs. Santa and her BFF are coming to our library to pick up donations of cat food (wet or dry) and cat litter for a cause! We won’t just let the merry couple come and go, of course! We plan to enjoy some songs and stories, face painting, and little ones can have a chance for a photo with the jolly couple! Donations for Hill Kitties, Inc. are appreciated. All ages, preferably under 8 to give little ones a chance to visit with our guests. Please register, space is limited.

my first book club! image of a pink book with children gathered around it
December 13 at 1:00 pm. A book club for preschoolers and their grown-ups! Registration is required along with an active library card to check out the title we’ll be reading!

local animals in wintertime! a parks and recreation program
December 29 at 4:30 pm. Ages 5+, please register everyone attending. Join our favorite naturalist Lisa Sanchez to dive deep into what our animal neighbors are doing when it gets cold! Some are hibernating, and others have different adaptation strategies!

four robots in circle 'holiday fun with robots'

December 22 at 1:00 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.


MORE QUARRYVILLE LIBRARY YEAR-ROUND EVENTS FOR KIDS IN DECEMBER!

1000 books before kindergarten logo

Our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten celebration is happening this month, but it’s by invitation only.

Reading is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your child’s success when they begin school. The goal of this program is to help your child start school ready to learn. How does it work? You begin tracking the books that someone (you, other caregivers, our library storytellers, siblings, etc.) read aloud to your child. At each 100 book milestone your child receives a sticker for encouragement. They also get a few gift books along the way! And when you’re finished, we celebrate along with you at events that are scheduled a few times a year for our finishers.

If you want to start the journey to help your young child achieve this goal, come to our service desk and request a folder. Or if you prefer to track your program with your device, download the Beanstack app or set up a computer account.  Does 1,000 seem like a lot? If you read 3 books per day, you can reach your goal in one year! Did you start and lose momentum? No worries…we understand and are happy to work with you to get you back on the path!


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basic literacy

YEAR-ROUND 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 except where noted and children should be accompanied by attentive caregivers. Some of our weekly programs will pause for the last two weeks of the year for presenters to do some planning and spend time with our families, but don’t worry, we’ll be returning in January!

  • Baby’s First Storytime (Birth through 18 months) December 6 & 13 at 10:00 am.
  • Little Nibblers (Ages 3-6) December 16 at 10:00 am.
  • Sing! Sign! Storytime! (Ages 0-6, other family members welcome) December 2 at 10:30 am.
  • Young and the Restless (1.5 through 3, other family members welcome) December 7 & 14 at 10:30 am.
  • Parachute Play (18 months – 3 years) December 1 at 10:00 am.
  • Parachute Games (Ages 3-6)  December 1 at 11:00 am.
  • Preschool Zone! Free play for young children in our Story Corner on Tuesdays and Fridays from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm as library needs allow. Adult supervision is required, no registration needed.

Chess club for ages 16+

Adults and teens 16+, casual chess club at 11:00 am on the first Saturday of each month. Please register so we know how many setups to prepare. Coaching is available, space is limited.

Youth chess will be coming early next year! Please check our event calendar for updates.


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

Our TAB will meet on December 9 at 4:30 pm. Several teens have recently stepped up to lead programs, adopt shelves, choose new activities, find out about jobs, and more! What will you bring to the library? What will you leave with?

More teen events for December include:
Teen Anime on First Fridays(4-5:30)
Adult/teen chess club on first Saturdays from 11-2.
Dungeons & Dragons for ages 16 to adult on December 10 (10-2),
Teen Board Games on December 17 (10-2). Drop ins are welcome.

Older teens are welcome at select adult events, such as Crochet 101 on Wednesdays at 4, and Mid Day Matinee on November 18 (rated PG-13 – call for title).

Teen Tech volunteers are welcome to help with coding and robotics programs. Contact sroche@quarryvillelibrary.org for service hours!


Teens 16+ looking for jobs? Ask about paid work experience through Career Link! They have other programs for younger teens as well!
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!

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.

SPECIAL NEED FOR CHESS COACHES AND COMPUTER CODING COACHES! ALL OUR STEM PROGRAMS ARE IN NEED OF EXTRA ADULT HANDS TO EXPAND THE OPPORTUNITY TO MORE CHILDREN!

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 except where noted
(conditions apply – please note when reserving):
Demuth Museum
Ephrata Cloister
Hands-on-House
Historic Rock Ford (currently not available)
Johannes Mueller House
Lancaster Art Museum
Lancaster Science Factory
Lancaster Symphony Orchestra (currently not available)
Landis Valley Farm Museum
Make 717 Makerspace (STEM Maker pass)
National Toy Train Museum
North Museum (currently not available)
President James Buchanan’s Wheatland
Railroad Museum
Click here to access helpful databases available through your library card.

November 2022 Youth Newsletter

We are thankful for our patrons!

November events are now open for registration!

Registration is required for most of our Youth programs except where noted. We open registration for each next month on the 15th day of the current month. If you are registered and find you can’t attend, thank you for being considerate and ‘unregistering’. When events are overbooked we cannot guarantee your spot if you do not arrive on time. Thank you for understanding.


ExtraGive logo
 

Our most important fundraiser of the year will be coming on November 18.

If the Quarryville Library has been important to your family, please consider supporting your library on this day! If a staff person pleased you by going that extra mile, if your children get excited to see new books on the display shelf, our growing backpack collection, or the free-play toys in the children’s area, you can help to continue offering these features and much more. Has your child participated in Summer Reading? Has your family developed friendships in our community by attending the library’s youth programs together? Has your teen gained workplace and leadership experience through teen volunteer and internship programs? Today would be a great day for you to ensure the library can keep offering these benefits to everyone in the community by giving your best gift.

We’ve planned several special events to show you how we appreciate you. What’s on the schedule for the Day of Giving?

  • 10:00 am – Little Nibblers – special Thanksgiving session with stories and a snack!  Ages 2-6 with caregiver (registration is required).
  • 11:18:01 am – 11:18:59 am: Mad giving minute! Lots of stretch pool dollars are available during these 60 seconds! We are designing a special Gnome craft kit that may be claimed by any donor who submits their ($60 or greater) gift anytime after 11:18:01 am (while supplies last). No registration is required, show proof of donation at the service desk.
  • 1:00-3:45 pm – Mid-Day Matinee – for adults and teens 13+. Co-hosted with Next Gen Senior Center! Join us as we screen a recent highly-reviewed release about a legendary rock and roll musician. Please call to confirm title! Treats will be provided by Next Gen.
  • 4:30 pm –  Food Art for Teens and Tweens – Another special Extra Give event to be thankful and share food! Teens (12+) will explore creating attractive and healthy garnishes and dips! Registration is required.
  • All day: Scavenger Hunt for kids – No registration required- look for supplies in the children’s area! All entries are eligible for prize drawings.

Thanks to the special patrons who have volunteered to be peer fundraisers! If you would be interested in helping the library in this way (reaching out to others via social media), please let us know!


Leap into Science! September 29th, October 18, and November 23 at 10:30 am. Join us for hands-on activities where we'll think like scientists! Each session will be a different theme (wind, light & shadows, or balance). For ages 3-8 with caregiver. Please register
Offered in collaboration with the Solanco School District. Space is limited.

my first book club! image of a pink book with children gathered around it
Tuesday, Nov 8 at 1 pm. A book club for preschoolers and their grown-ups! Registration is required along with an active library card to check out the title we’ll be reading!

Little nibblers!
Special Extra Give session on November 18 at 10 am. This program supports preschool health literacy as well as basic literacy in a delicious way! Space is limited and registration is required. Ages 2-6 with caregiver.

Nutcracker storytime!
We welcome the Sugar Plum Fairy on November 29 at 10:30 am for an extra-sweet storytime! This event will feature local students who are cast in the upcoming show at Solanco High School.

Play and Learn: Parent/child workshop
The Quarryville Library is a Family Place workshop! We offer a special five-week parent-child workshop for babies through 3 year olds for five weeks from 10-11 am.

November 2: Growth and development
November 9: Pediatric Nutrition
November 16: Music and Movement

Play and Learn: Parent/child workshop
Then from 11-12, we’ll welcome families with children ages 3-5, for a more structured playtime that still focuses on the weekly theme!

Offered in partnership with Solanco School District and the Lancaster Interagency Coordinating Council! Registration is required for both age levels.


We offer two levels of Parachute programs for young children! If you have little ones in both age groups we thank you for choosing one each month to allow us to serve as many families as possible.

 

Parachute games
Nov. 11 at 11 am. For ages 3-6 with parent or caregiver. Please register.
five children holding a parachute
Nov 11 at 10 am. For ages 18 months-3 with parent or caregiver. Please register.

image of a tree and purple flowers with the lancaster county parks and rec logo
November 10 at 4:30. Tweens/Teens and adults: Are you interested in foraging for food? Come discover how to safely find sustenance in the wild with Lancaster Parks Naturalist Lisa Sanchez. Registration is required.

Trivia night!
November 10 at 6 pm. Best for adults and high-school age students (based on academic content). Phil Gruber returns with even more challenges for us! Light refreshments are provided. Teams of four or individuals may enter. Prize for best score!

MORE QUARRYVILLE LIBRARY YEAR-ROUND EVENTS FOR KIDS IN NOVEMBER!
  • Family Movie Night (all ages) – Please call for title!  November 6 at 6 pm. Registration preferred but drop in guests are welcome.
  • Lego Block Party (ages 5+November 17 at 4:30 pm. Please register.

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basic literacy

YEAR-ROUND 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 except where noted and children should be accompanied by attentive caregivers. If weather is mild we may move some events outdoors.

  • Baby’s First Storytime (Birth through 18 months) November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Stories with Ms. Sarah (Ages 3-6, other family members welcome) November 10 at 10:30 am.
  • Little Nibblers (Ages 3-6) November 18 at 10 am.
  • Sing! Sign! Storytime! (Ages 0-6, other family members welcome) November 4 at 10:30 am.
  • Young and the Restless (1.5 through 3, other family members welcome) November 30 at 10:30 am.
  • Parachute Play (18 months – 3 years) November 11 at 10:00 am.
  • Parachute Games (Ages 3-6) November 11 at 11:00 am.
  • Preschool Zone!  Canceled through November 21 due to conditional room use.  After this date we will resume offering free play times on Tuesdays and Fridays from 12 pm to 5 pm as library needs allow.

Chess club for ages 16+
Adults and teens 16+, casual chess club on the first Saturday of each month. Please register so we know how many setups to prepare. Coaching is available, space is limited.

Youth chess is still seeking a coach! Please contact sroche@quarryvillelibrary.org if this is something you’d like to help with!


Join our teen advisory board! Plan events, make friends, have fun, eat snacks
Our TAB will meet on Friday, November 11. Several teens have recently stepped up to lead programs, adopt shelves, choose new activities, find out about jobs, and more! What will you bring to the library? What will you leave with?

More teen events for November include Teen Anime on November 4 (4-5:30), Dungeons & Dragons for ages 16 to adult on November 12 and 26 (10-2), and Teen Board Games on November 19 (10-2). Drop ins are welcome.

AND NEW: Adult/teen chess club on first Saturdays from 11-2.

Older teens are welcome at select adult events, such as Foraging with the Parks department on November 10 at 4:30 pm, Trivia Night on November 10 at 6 pm, Crochet 101 on Wednesdays at 4, and Mid Day Matinee on November 18 (rated PG-13 – call for title).


Teens 16+ looking for jobs? Ask about paid work experience through Career Link! They have other programs for younger teens as well!
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!

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.

SPECIAL NEED FOR CHESS COACHES AND COMPUTER CODING COACHES! ALL OUR STEM PROGRAMS ARE IN NEED OF EXTRA ADULT HANDS TO EXPAND THE OPPORTUNITY TO MORE CHILDREN!

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 except where noted
(conditions apply – please note when reserving):
Demuth Museum
Ephrata Cloister
Hands-on-House
Historic Rock Ford (currently not available)
Johannes Mueller House
Lancaster Art Museum
Lancaster Science Factory
Lancaster Symphony Orchestra (currently not available)
Landis Valley Farm Museum
Make 717 Makerspace (STEM Maker pass)
National Toy Train Museum
North Museum (currently not available)
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!

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

October 2022 Youth Newsletter

Come learn at your library this month!

October events are now open for registration!

Registration is required for most of our Youth programs except where noted. We open registration for each next month on the 15th day of the current month. If you are registered and find you can’t attend, thank you for being considerate and ‘unregistering’. When events are overbooked we cannot guarantee your spot if you do not arrive on time. Thank you for understanding.


cartoon children in costumes
Starting now! Bring your outgrown costumes and accessories (in good condition) to our library service desk anytime we’re open, and receive a voucher for an equivalent exchange! Then return on October 8 to ‘shop’ with your voucher and go home with a just-right costume for your child! “Swappers” with vouchers will be admitted at 10 am for first selection. We’ll open to the public for regular purchases at 10:30.

Accepting costumes for all ages! Please include a tag with the costume size when donating! We cannot guarantee all sizes will be available for swapping. By participating you agree to donate your costume freely if there is no acceptable swap. No registration is required to participate.


Leap into Science! September 29th, October 18, and November 23 at 10:30 am. Join us for hands-on activities where we'll think like scientists! Each session will be a different theme (wind, light & shadows, or balance). For ages 3-8 with caregiver. Please register
Offered in collaboration with the Solanco School District. Space is limited.

Little nibblers!
October 14 at 10 am. This program supports preschool health literacy as well as basic literacy in a delicious way! Space is limited and registration is required. Ages 2-6 with caregiver.

Firefighter storytime! October 12th at 10:30 am. Fire truck image on a dark blue background

October 12 at 10:30 am. Join us for a Fire Prevention Week story time, with special guest firefighters from the Quarryville Fire Department! We’ll have fun with stories, songs, crafts, and even get to check out the fire truck. Ages 18 months to 6 years with caregiver, registration only please.


Pumpkin parade! Smiling carved Pumpkins
Come join us on October 28 from 4-6 pm for a late afternoon ‘parade’ of stations! We’ll have stories, crafts, dancing, and more! Registration is required. Ages 3-8 with caregiver.

Play and Learn: Parent/child workshop
The Quarryville Library is a Family Place workshop! We offer a special five-week parent-child workshop for babies through 3 year olds for five weeks from 10-11 am.

October 19:  Early literacy
October 26: Speech and language development

Play and Learn: Parent/child workshop
Then from 11-12, we’ll welcome families with children ages 3-5, for a more structured playtime that still focuses on the weekly theme!

Offered in partnership with Solanco School District and the Lancaster Interagency Coordinating Council! Registration is required for both age levels.


Folding with Friends - image of a child making origami
October 26 at 4:30 pm. This program, designed and led by a local teen, will introduce kids to origami or give them a chance to share their interests with other like-minded kids!  Make several projects during the hour or just make and take one to go!  We’ll be set up on the children’s library floor, no registration is required! Recommended for kids 6-11.

We now offer two levels of Parachute programs for young children! If you have little ones in both age groups we thank you for choosing one each month to allow us to serve as many families as possible.
Parachute games

Oct 5 at 1 pmOct 13 at 11 am. For ages 3-6 with parent or caregiver. Please register.

five children holding a parachute
Oct 13 at 10 am. For ages 18 months-3 with parent or caregiver. Please register.

MORE QUARRYVILLE LIBRARY YEAR-ROUND EVENTS FOR KIDS IN OCTOBER!
  • Family Movie Night (all ages) – Please call for title!  October 6 at 6 pm. Registration preferred but drop in guests are welcome.
  • Oh, SNAP Circuits (ages 8+October 27 at 4:30 pm. Please register.

PA Forward Pennsylvania libraries logo
basic literacy

YEAR-ROUND EARLY CHILDHOOD EVENTS IN OCTOBER

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

  • Family Storytime (18 months through 6 yearsOctober 1 at 10 am.
  • Baby’s First Storytime (Birth through 18 months) October 41825 at 10 am.
  • Stories with Ms. Sarah (Ages 3-6, other family members welcome) October 20 at 10:30 am.
  • Little Nibblers (Ages 3-6) October 14 at 10 am.
  • Sing! Sign! Storytime! (Ages 0-6, other family members welcome) October 7 at 10:30 am.
  • Young and the Restless (1.5 through 3, other family members welcome) October 5 at 10:30 am.
  • Parachute Play (18 months – 3 years) October 13 at 10:00 am.
  • Parachute Games (Ages 3-6) October 13 at 11:00 am.
  • Preschool Zone! Tuesdays and Fridays from 12 pm to 5 pm. Canceled October 21 and 28.  Best for ages 2-6 with attentive caregiver. Registration is not required. Please check calendar as we may update for further changes as space needs arise.

Join our teen advisory board! Plan events, make friends, have fun, eat snacks
Our TAB will meet on Friday, October 21 at 4:30. Several teens have recently stepped up to lead programs, adopt shelves, choose new activities, find out about jobs, and more! What will you bring to the library? What will you leave with?

More teen events for September include Teen Anime on October 7, Dungeons & Dragons for ages 16 to adult on October 8 and 22, and Teen Board Games on October 15.

Coming soon: Adult/teen chess club on first Saturdays from 11-2.

Older teens are welcome at select adult events, such as Haunted Lancaster on October 25 at 6 pm, Crochet 101 on Wednesdays at 4, and our history lecture series on Famous American Assassinations on Fridays at 1 pm.


Teens 16+ looking for jobs? Ask about paid work experience through Career Link! They have other programs for younger teens as well!
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!

ExtraGive logo
Did you know that the Quarryville Library depends heavily on voluntary donations? State and county funding, while essential, do not come close to covering the operational costs of libraries in Pennsylvania. Corporate and individual giving campaigns have brought in much less since the pandemic began, and our Board and Administration have been doing their best to stay within our budget without cutting staff, materials or program offerings. With inflation at over 8% this year, it’s increasingly hard to thread that needle! If you live in the Southern End, your municipality donates a discretionary amount ranging from $0.31 to $5.07 per person* annually for you to access everything we offer, from borrowing books and movies, museum passes, kits, games, our wide range of free programs, and so much more!  As we support ten unique municipalities vs. a single ‘owning’ township,  we must pay full market value for operational services (e.g., snow removal, maintenance, legal services), unlike several other Lancaster County libraries with dedicated townships or cities. Yet, we offer a fairly broad range of services on par with nearby well-funded libraries, at least for now.Our most important fundraiser of the year will be coming on November 18.  Last year, just 130 generous individuals helped make it possible for us to continue to deliver the programs, materials, and services we proudly offer you by donating through the Extraordinary Give platform on the designated day. If you are counted among those donors, or you contribute to us through other avenues, we thank you for your support.

If this is the first you have heard of the Extra Give, we would like to ask you to consider making an online gift to our Library on November 18. This Youth newsletter gives you a small glimpse of what we offer the community throughout the year for babies, children and teens.  If you utilize Quarryville Library Center and want to help ensure that we can continue delivering the level of programs, materials, and services that you enjoy, November 18 would be a great day to show your support during the Extra Give – even small contributions can make a difference!

We are hoping to also recruit library families to consider helping us as ‘Peer-to-Peer Champions’!  This year’s Extra Give event will allocate a ‘stretch pool’ of corporate funds among Lancaster County nonprofits based on the number of unique donors, regardless of the amount given. As a Peer-to-Peer Champion, your challenge would be to reach out to a number of friends, family, coworkers and others to encourage them to contribute to Quarryville Library through the Extra Give website on the day of the event! If this sounds like a way you’d like to help us, please contact us at library@quarryvillelibrary.org to let us know and we’ll provide you with more details!

*2020 Census, 2022 donations pledged to date.


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.

SPECIAL NEED FOR CHESS COACHES AND COMPUTER CODING COACHES! ALL OUR STEM PROGRAMS ARE IN NEED OF EXTRA ADULT HANDS TO EXPAND THE OPPORTUNITY TO MORE CHILDREN!

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
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 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.

September 2022 Youth Newsletter

 

We hope to see you in September!

September events are now open for registration!

 

Cider making with Lancaster parks and recreation. Image of jar of golden liquid with apples sitting around it.

Johnny Appleseed was born on September 26! Join naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez for some fresh apple cider to celebrate (belatedly) Johnny Appleseed’s birthday. We will explore the history of the apple tree and make fresh cider with an old-fashioned cider press. Participants will help make and then drink the cider. Participants wishing to taste the cider will need to sign a liability waiver. Appropriate for all ages – space is limited, registration required. Please list all attendees.


Leap into Science! September 29th, October 18, and November 23 at 10:30 am. Join us for hands-on activities where we'll think like scientists! Each session will be a different theme (wind, light & shadows, or balance). For ages 3-8 with caregiver. Please register
Offered in collaboration with the Solanco School District. Space is limited.

solanco fair
Our Youth programs will pause during the Fair; we look forward to seeing you there!

Little nibblers!
We are excited to offer this new program to support preschool health literacy as well as basic literacy! Space is limited and registration is required.

Oceans of possibilities - summer reading logo. Two children riding a fish; one child is holding a book and the other is holding a banner that says "read more".
Our Summer Reading Program included 1,073 Southern End children this year! Thanks again to our local and county-wide sponsors who helped motivate young people to read more this summer:

10,728 books (ages 0-4)
15,229 hours (ages 5-19)

Wow! That represents a lot of reading! Thanks to parents and caregivers as well for your enthusiasm and support!

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

It's a great day to get a library card! Did you know anyone age 5+ can get a library card? Image of bookshelves and children reading
September is National Library Card month! We have a small giveaway for new cardholders!

MORE QUARRYVILLE LIBRARY YEAR-ROUND EVENTS FOR KIDS IN SEPTEMBER!
  • Family Movie Night (all ages) – Please call for title!  September 1 at 6 pm
  • Oh, SNAP Circuits (ages 8+September 22 at 4:30 pm

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basic literacy

YEAR-ROUND EARLY CHILDHOOD EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER

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

  • Baby’s First Storytime (Birth through 18 months) – September 62027 at 10:00 am.
  • Stories with Ms. Sarah (Ages 3-6, other family members welcome) – September 23 at 10:30 am.
  • Little Nibblers (NEW!) – (Ages 3-6) September 9 at 10 am
  • Sing! Sign! Storytime! September 2 at 10:30 am (Ages 0-6, other family members welcome) –
  • Young and the Restless (1.5 through 3; other family members welcome) – September 72128 at 10:30 am.
  • Parachute Play (18 months- 3 years) –September 8 at 10:00 am
  • Parachute Games (NEW!)  (Ages 3-6) September 8 at 11:00 am
  • Preschool Zone! Tuesdays and Fridays from 12 pm to 5 pm. Best for ages 2-6 with attentive caregiver. Registration is not required.

Join our teen advisory board! Plan events, make friends, have fun, eat snacks
Our TAB will meet on Friday September 23 at 4:30. This month along with our other fun activities, we’re organizing a costume swap for little kids that will happen in October! Teen Advisory Board participants have recently developed and led an Origami program, trained as shelving volunteers, and created “Shell-ter Pets” for younger kids to adopt and read to every day! What can your teen accomplish with us? Come find out! Please register for this event so we prepare sufficient snacks!

More teen events for September include Teen Anime on September 2, Dungeons & Dragons for ages 16 to adult on September 10 and 24 and Teen Board Games on September 17.

Older teens are welcome at select adult events, such as the Mid Day Matinee (call for title), Crochet 101, and our history lecture series on Famous American Assassinations starting on September 30.


Teens 16+ looking for jobs? Ask about paid work experience through Career Link! They have other programs for younger teens as well!

 

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!

Extra give logo 2022
 

Did you know that Quarryville Library depends heavily on voluntary donations? State and county funding, while essential, do not come close to covering the operational costs of libraries in Pennsylvania. Corporate and individual giving campaigns have brought in much less since the pandemic began, and our Board and Administration have been doing their best to stay within our budget without cutting staff, materials or program offerings. With inflation at over 8% this year, it’s increasingly hard to thread that needle! If you live in the Southern End, your municipality donates a discretionary amount ranging from $0.31 to $5.07 per person* annually for you to access everything we offer, from borrowing books and movies, museum passes, kits, games, our wide range of free programs, and so much more!  As we support ten unique municipalities vs. a single ‘owning’ township,  we must pay full market value for operational services (e.g., snow removal, maintenance, legal services), unlike several other Lancaster County libraries with dedicated townships or cities. Yet, we offer a fairly broad range of services on par with nearby well-funded libraries, at least for now.

Our most important fundraiser of the year will be coming on November 18.  Last year, just 130 generous individuals helped make it possible for us to continue to deliver the programs, materials, and services we proudly offer you by donating through the Extraordinary Give platform on the designated day. If you are counted among those donors, or you contribute to us through other avenues, we thank you for your support.

If this is the first you have heard of the Extra Give, we would like to ask you to consider making an online gift to our Library on November 18. This Youth newsletter gives you a small glimpse of what we offer the community throughout the year for babies, children and teens.  If you utilize Quarryville Library Center and want to help ensure that we can continue delivering the level of programs, materials, and services that you enjoy, November 18 would be a great day to show your support during the Extra Give – even small contributions can make a difference!

We are hoping to also recruit library families to consider helping us as ‘Peer-to-Peer Champions’!  This year’s Extra Give event will allocate a ‘stretch pool’ of corporate funds among Lancaster County nonprofits based on the number of unique donors, regardless of the amount given. As a Peer-to-Peer Champion, your challenge would be to reach out to a number of friends, family, coworkers and others to encourage them to contribute to Quarryville Library through the Extra Give website on the day of the event! If this sounds like a way you’d like to help us, please contact us at library@quarryvillelibrary.org to let us know and we’ll provide you with more details!

*2020 Census, 2022 donations pledged to date.


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.

SPECIAL NEED FOR CHESS COACHES AND COMPUTER CODING COACHES! ALL OUR STEM PROGRAMS ARE IN NEED OF EXTRA ADULT HANDS TO EXPAND THE OPPORTUNITY TO MORE CHILDREN!

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
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 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.

August 2022 Youth Newsletter

Slow summer days?

Not 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!

the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland
 

Don’t forget that Summer Reading ends on August 13!  Readers should come to redeem their prizes on or before that date!


Hands-on house logo
 

ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS!

Friday, August 5, 11 am. Ages 3-10 with caregiver.  Please register every family member who is attending.

What does it feel like to have a shark’s “sixth sense”? How about having no opposable thumbs? Hands-on House Children’s Museum invites children and their families to find out as they investigate the mysterious world of animals. This workshop takes a child’s natural connection with animals and turns it into an interactive learning experience.

The workshop features hand-on learning activities which are fun and entertaining. Participants will learn about animal habitats, animal adaptations, and animal traits. Family members work together to complete self-directed educational activities which blend learning with fun.


Family Craft night!
 

August 3 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.
 

August 10 at 2 pmWhat 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.


origami shapes
Are you interested in origami? We have a survey for you! Let us know your thoughts about forming a group to share this interest!

Life in the Water! a parks and rec program. graphic of water with aquatic plants and a frog
AUGUST 9 AT 2 PM. Ages 5+  
What is living in our local waterway? Participants will touch and see live critters that came from a local creek or river. Through microscope use and identification activities, attendees will learn about the life cycles of each specimen and how to determine the health and quality of the water in which they live.

Mini Science: for kids entering grades k-2 with caregiver
MINI-SCIENCE
August 11 at 1:30. Younger kids (Pre-K through 2nd grade) and their adult partners will explore kitchen chemistry to better understand acids and bases.
graphic of various math and geometry equations and symbols
STEM-SATIONAL SUMMER
August 11 at 3:30.
Older kids (entering grades 3-6) will explore kitchen chemistry to better understand acids and bases.

Oceans of Possibilities logo with two children riding a fish
 

SUMMER READING HAS A FEW WEEKS REMAINING – THERE IS STILL TIME TO ENROLL UP THROUGH AUGUST 6.  

IF YOU HAVEN’T SIGNED UP YET, IT’S NOT TOO LATE. YOU CAN SIGN UP BY AUGUST 6 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 AUGUST

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 may move outdoors.

  • Baby’s First Storytime (Birth through 18 months) – August 2916  at 10:00 am. Space is limited.
  • Stories with Ms. Sarah (Ages 3-6) – August 12 and August 18 at 10:30 am.
  • Barnyard Books with Lancaster 4H (rescheduled) – August 10 at 10:30 am.
  • Family Craft Night (Ages 3-8) – August 3 at 6:00 pm.
  • Young and the Restless (1.5 through 3; other family members welcome) – August 3 and 17 at 10:30 am.
  • Parachute Play (18 months- 3 years) – August 4 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 YEAR-ROUND EVENTS FOR KIDS IN AUGUST!
  • Family Movie Night (all ages) – Please call for title!  August 4 at 6 pm
  • Lego Block Party (ages 5+August 18 at 4:30 pm

Trivia night!
 

August 18 at 6 pm. Ideal for teens in high school and adults.

Enjoy a night of trivia at the library! We welcome back Quiz Bowl veteran Phil Gruber as he challenges how much we know! Participate individually or as a team. Maximum 4 people per team. We’ll also have prizes and refreshments!

Registration required for all team members.


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

Our TAB will meet on Friday August 12  This month we’re making a craft based on the new stop-motion sensation coming to theaters soon! Take one home, and make more to support a special project to inspire younger kids to read more! Please register so we have sufficient snacks!

More teen events for July include Teen Anime on August 5, Dungeons & Dragons for ages 16 to adult on August 13 and 27 and Teen Board Games on August 20. Teen Zine will have its final sessions on August 2 and 16 at 4 pm.


Teens 16+ looking for jobs? Come to the Job Fair on August 24 hosted by Career Link! If you don’t feel ready to apply for a job, check out the other services this organization offers below!

 

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!

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.

SPECIAL NEED FOR CHESS COACHES AND COMPUTER CODING COACHES! ALL 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 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.

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!
  • Family Movie Night (all ages) – Please call for title!  July 7 at 6:00 pm
  • Lego Block Party (ages 5+July 21 at 4:30 pm
  • Oh, SNAP Circuits electronics for kids. (ages 8+July 28 at 4:30 pm

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!

  • Family Movie Night (all ages) – Please call for title!  June 2 at 6:00 pm
  • Lego Block Party (ages 5+June 16 at 4:30 pm
  • Oh, SNAP Circuits electronics for kids. (ages 8+) June 23 at 4:30 pm

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!
 

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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.