February 2022 Youth Newsletter

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

February events are now open for registration.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Family Craft night!

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

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

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Designed for children in grades K-2 or homeschool equivalent.

Crazy 8s is a math club unlike any other! It offers unique, high-energy math activities that appeal to kids of all math abilities. February sessions will meet on February 3February 17, and February 24. Please register for all sessions you wish your child to attend. Space is limited.

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Crochet 101: Ages 12+

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

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Parachute Play!  Thursday, February 17 at 10 am.  For toddlers ages 18 months – 3 years old with a caregiver. Older siblings may assist the caregivers by holding the parachute – this program is designed with  toddlers in mind! Registration is required-space is limited.

Stone carving of soldiers with the words "Picturing America"

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

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

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


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

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

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Come read, write, sing, talk, and play with your young child at the Quarryville Library’s own recurring programs. Registration is required. All programs begin at 10:30 am, except where noted. If weather is mild we’ll move outdoors.
  • Young and the Restless (1.5 through 3 with all family members welcome): February 2916 at 10:30
  • Baby’s First Storytime (birth through 18 months – considerate siblings are welcome): February 25 at 10:30
  • Sing! Sign! Storytime! (Birth through age 6 with caregiver) February at 10:30.
  • Parachute Play (18 months- 3 years with caregiver) February 17 at 10 am.


Thursdays at 6 pm.  Please register.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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