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!
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Come check out our first ever Escape Room! We’ll find our way out of the Bermuda Triangle!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 5, 12, 26 at 10:00 am. Space is limited.
Stories with Ms. Sarah (Ages 3-6) – July 22 at 10:30 am
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!
Our TAB will meet on Friday, July 8with 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.
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 email@example.com or inquire at the Service Desk to be put in touch with our director.
The following Museums are again offering passes for checkout
(conditions apply – please note when reserving):
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
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!
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!