July 2023 Adult Newsletter


~ Library Programs ~


books on the beach

Summer Reading

started on June 3rd, and it’s not just for children! Read six books by August 12 to win a small prize and be entered into a drawing to win a Longwood Gardens family pass. Come to the library to pick up a log to track your reading!


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Pop-up Book Sale

July 21 & 22, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Looking for treasure? This book sale is for you! Join us in the library lobby for a pop-up sale featuring an eclectic mix of signed books, vintage and classic copies, art books, cookbooks, and more!


railroad tracks

Riding the Rails

Thursday, July 20, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania will deliver a history lecture with Q&A on passenger rail service. For adults and interested older youth. Click here to register.


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Insects – Friend or Foe?

Thursday, July 27, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Learn how to attract the best bugs to your garden! Presented by Lancaster Parks & Recreation. For adults and interested youth. Click here to register.


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Food for Thought!

Friday, July 28, 3:30 – 4:30 pm. Join us to make a healthy snack. We’ll be making homemade trail snacks with oats, nuts, seeds and dried fruits. For ages 18+. Click here to register.


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Mid-Day Matinee

Friday, July 21, 1:00 pm. Bring your favorite movie snack and join us as we show a new release about a group of friends who like football. Please call the library for the name of this month’s selection. Best for adults ages 18+


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1:1 Computer Help

PA CareerLink® of Lancaster County will be at the library every Wednesday from 10 am to 3 pm to give resume and interview tips and help you with job searching, leveling up your computer skills, exploring careers, and much more!


king and queen chess pieces

Chess Club

Saturday, July 1, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Come join our monthly chess club for adults and older teens (16+). All levels are welcome; we have a coach available to help you learn! Click here to register.

cover of open season by C.J. Box

Afternoon Book Club

Wednesday, July 12, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Join us for a monthly gathering of book lovers! This month we will be discussing Open Season by C.J. Box. Click here to register.

~ Other Library Offerings ~


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Silent Auctions

Check out the silent auction items in the library lobby! The Friends of the Library add new things each month, and the proceeds support your library!


dolphin stickerboard

Virtual 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.


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Book donations

The Friends of the Library are accepting donations of new or gently used books and puzzles on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.

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~ Resources & Opportunities ~

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Join the Friends!

The Friends of the Library are looking for help as they support the library by holding book sales and an annual holiday cookie and gift sale, operating the bookstore, running food services during Go-Fore Golf, and more. Any time you can offer is greatly appreciated! Click here for more information.

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Volunteer at the library!

Do you need volunteer or community service hours or simply want to connect more with the community? Click here for information on the many opportunities available!

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Looking for a way to help the community? Solanco Neighborhood Ministries is currently collecting items for their backpack drive! Click here for more information. They are also in need of the following items:
  • Soup (no salt or low salt)
  • Chicken noodle soup (10.75 oz.)
  • Tomato soup (10.75 oz.)
  • Seafood based soups
  • Peanut butter crackers (4 or 6 pack)
  • Granola bars
  • Triscuits or Wheat Thins
  • Boxed cereal
  • Brown rice
  • Mayonnaise
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes (adult or children’s)
  • Disposable razors (men’s or women’s)
  • Deodorant (men’s or women’s)
  • Baby wipes
  • Diapers (size 5 or 6)
  • Pull-ups (size 3T-4T or 4T-5T)
  • Birthday gift bags (size 10″ x 12″ x 3.5″)
  • Birthday candles

Donations may be dropped off Monday through Thursday, 9 am – 4 pm and Friday, 9 am – 12 pm.

Address: 14 South Church Street, Quarryville, PA 17566
Phone number: (717) 786-4308
Website: solanconeighborhoodministries.org

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Contact us: (717) 786-1336  •  library@quarryvillelibrary.org