December 2021 Adult Newsletter

Thank you! We are so grateful for your support through the ExtraGive and our patron fund drive!

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Meet the staff!

Janis Hohenwarter started at the library as a volunteer, and volunteered for eight years before joining the staff over five years ago. She likes to help patrons find books and to keep the library organized and presentable. When not at the library, Janis enjoys gardening and visiting family, as well as some reading, hiking and theatre.

Holiday Drive!

From now through December 23rd we’re having a holiday drive for the Solanco Food Bank! If you would like to donate like-new or handmade hats, gloves, scarves, and mittens, please bring them to the library. They are especially in need of gloves and mittens in all sizes.

~ Library Programs ~


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Friends of the Library Holiday Sale

Friday, December 10, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, December 11, 10:00 am – 2:00 pmBooks! Baked goods! Gift items!Drop in during the sale hours on Friday or Saturday to browse the selection and find some fun things to take home with you!

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The Knitting & Crocheting Group

meets weekly at the library on Thursday afternoons from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. This group is open to all interested knitters, crocheters, and other needle or fabric crafters.
Coming soon: Crochet 101! Starting in January 2022, director Susan Eshleman will be sharing the basics of crocheting on Wednesday afternoons over a six-week period. Progress takes practice, so to motivate you to attend all six sessions we’ll give a skein of yarn to anyone with perfect attendance!

Pediatric vaccination clinic

December 15, 3:30 – 6:30 pm

The Quarryville Library is collaborating with Penn Medicine and Lancaster General Health to offer a vaccination clinic for youth ages 5-11.
Click here for more information.

Calling all teenagers!

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

~ Other Library Offerings ~

Holiday bells sticker posterVirtual Sticker Posters

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

U.S passport lying on a world mapNeed a passport?

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

Book donations

Cleaning out? The Friends of the Quarryville Library are accepting donations of gently used books, DVDs, puzzles, and audiobooks in our Pennington room on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Your donated items raise funds to help support library operations!

Please note: the Pennington room will be closed for donations on Thursday, December 9, in preparation for the holiday sale. Thank you for your understanding.

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

~ Resources & Opportunities ~

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We’re looking for volunteers!

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

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

 – Gloves and mittens of all sizes for boys, girls, men and women
 – Syrup
 – Jelly
 – Mac ‘n’ Cheese
 – Tomato and chicken noodle soup
 – Individual size cereal boxes
 – Fruit cups
 – Canned fruit (all sizes and varieties)

Sign-ups for Christmas meals start November 29th. Current clients should call Solanco Neighborhood Ministries at 717-786-4308 to register.

Address: 355 Buck Road, Quarryville, PA 17566
Phone number: (717) 786-4308
Donations can be dropped off at the side of the building
Monday to Thursday from 9 – 4 and Fridays from 9 – 12.

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Visit this link to see all that PA CareerLink® is currently offering.

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

Click here to access Brainfuse and more!