February 2024 Youth Newsletter

February events are open for registration!
Registration is required for most of our youth programs except where noted. Registration opens for each month on the 15th of the previous one. Programs with insufficient registrants will be canceled; please monitor your email for updates.

Go Fore Golf - gopher in a golf hole
Registration is open NOW and spaces are going fast for our favorite mini-golf fundraiser happening on Saturday, February 10! We still have sponsorships available for local businesses (families may also sponsor and decorate a hole), so it’s not too late to put your name on the course! Contact Sharon at sroche@quarryvillelibrary.org for a pledge form.

Reminder that on February 10, the library will be CLOSED except for this event. There will be no computers available, no passport appointments, and no books may be checked out or renewed all day. Thank you for understanding.

nature's candy
Lisa Sanchez, Senior Park Naturalist with the Lancaster County Dept. of Parks and Recreation, will teach us everything we 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! Please register all attendees! Appropriate for all ages.

Other kids’ events for February include:
Family Movie Night: February 1 at 6:00 pm.
Lego Block Party: February 13 at 4:30 pm.
Oh, SNAP Circuits®: February 22 at 4:30 pm.

valentine's swap
February 13 at 1:00 pm. A time for all of our library friends to celebrate our friendships with stories, snacks, crafts, and swapping valentines!
Registration will close a few days early so that we can notify everyone of how many valentines to bring. If you are unable to purchase or create valentines but would like to participate, please email Ms. Sarah. For ages 1-6 with caregiver.

paper bag princess storytime
Calling all princes, princesses, and dragons! You are cordially invited to our storytime, where we’ll read “The Paper Bag Princess” by Robert Munsch and do fun crafts and activities. Make the day extra special by coming dressed up in your favorite costume or create your own using paper bags!

Please register. For ages 2-6 with parent or caregiver.

Play k at your local library
February 6, 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
Come and enjoy activities that are set up for caregivers to play with their children with suggestions for enriching the literacy experience. This session will look at the concept of transportation. Ages 2-8 with caregiver. Registration is requested, drop-ins welcome as space allows.

cover of the belonging tree
Our current Storywalk® is The Belonging Tree by Maryann Cocca-Leffler. This is a thoughtful picture book about respect, inclusion, and acceptance in a woodland community of animals. We will award several copies of the book to families who submit a brochure letting us know you walked the path.

PA forward basic literacy logo
(with thanks to our sponsor, Reynolds & Shivery Funeral Homes, Inc.)
  • Baby’s First Storytime (Ages birth – 17 months) Tuesdays, February 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 10:00 am.
  • Young and the Restless (Ages 18 months – 3 years, other family members welcome) Wednesdays, February 7 and 28 at 10:30 am.
  • Parachute Play (Ages 18 mo – 3 years)Thursday, February 8 at 10 am.
  • Sing! Sign! Storytime! (Ages birth – 6 years) Wednesday, February 14 at 10:30 am.
  • Family Storytime (ages 1.5 – 6 years) Wednesday, February 21 at 10:30 am.

Teen events for February include:

Solanco High School students: We deliver! The Quarryville Library is coming to you now with monthly programs during your school day! Ask Mrs. Dawley at your school library when we’re coming and what we’ll be doing each month, and make sure to reserve a spot – space is limited.

Interested teens are always welcome at select adult events, such as:
Robber Barons (history lecture) on February 16, 23 at 1 pm
Museums in a Minute (informational lecture) on February 29 at 6 pm
Walking Book Club (social fitness and literacy) on February 26 at 10 am*
Chess Club (all abilities) on February 3 at 11 am
Anime Club on February 2 at 4 pm (parent permission under 16)
Mid Day Matinee on February 2 at 1 pm*
Dungeons & Dragons for ages 16+ on February 24 at 10 am
Landlord/Tenant Disputes for high school ages and up on February 22 at 6 pm*
Tech Tutoring – Tuesdays and Thursdays through February – see calendar for daily topics!

*These programs require a minimum registration or will be cancelled, so please register if you’re interested.

Teens who are seeking employment can get help finding internships through PA CareerLink, and learning digital literacy skills through our partnership with Millersville University (through February).

Teen volunteers needing service hours are welcome to help with special events, coding and robotics programs. Contact sroche@quarryvillelibrary.org.

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

LYNX infographic
The library is much bigger than what is found within its four walls! Use your library card here to unlock vast amounts of information and entertainment!

Solanco neighborhood ministries logo
Looking for a way to help the community? Solanco Neighborhood Ministries is currently in need of the following items:
  • toothpaste
  • tooth brushes
  • packs of bar soap
  • baby wipes
  • diapers (sizes 3,4,5,6 and pull-ups)
  • mayonnaise
  • ketchup
  • pudding cups
  • fruit cups
  • applesauce cups
  • juice boxes
  • canned chili
  • boxed flavored potatoes
Donations may be dropped off Monday through Thursday from 9 am – 4 pm and Friday from 9 am – 12 pm.
Address: 14 South Church Street, Quarryville, PA 17566
Phone number: (717) 786-4308
Website: solanconeighborhoodministries.org