January 2022 Youth Newsletter

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

January events are now open for registration.

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

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

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

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

ball of yarn with multicolored crochet hooks

Crochet 101: Ages 12+

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

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Talking Turkey – a Wildlife Conservation Story

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

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

babies in a parachute
Parachute Play!  Thursday, January 27 at 10 am.  For toddlers ages 18 months – 3 years old with a caregiver. Older siblings may assist the caregivers by holding the parachute – this program is designed with  toddlers in mind! Registration is required-space is limited.

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

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

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

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

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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): January 5121926 at 10:30
  • Baby’s First Storytime (birth through 18 months – considerate siblings are welcome): January 21 at 10:30
  • Sing! Sign! Storytime! (Birth through age 6 with caregiver) January 7 at 10:30.
  • Parachute Play (18 months- 3 years with caregiver) January 27 at 10 am.


Thursdays at 6 pm.  Please register.

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

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

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

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

Palette with two paintbrushes

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

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

boy carrying a stack of booksThe library has created a readers’ advisory form for children to help with selection of materials. A growing number of homeschool families are using this service, and we’ve been happy to get requests that have guided us to purchase a few new collection items to support those learning at home.



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

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