June 2022 Youth Newsletter


Summer is going to be better than ever at the Quarryville Library!

Oceans of Possibilities logo with two children riding a fish


Reading is its own reward, but we are excited to give extra! All children ages birth-19 are eligible to participate. Adults will have a special reading program, too!
If you want to use your device to track your program, use the BEANSTACK APP. Whether or not you’ve used it before, your 2022 challenge will appear on June 4.

Start anytime on or after June 4, finish anytime before or on August 13.


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!


toys for tots the UPS store logo
Lions club logo
Cherry Crest Adventure farm logo

black and white image of a woman holding a camera in front of her faceWe also thank Krista Elaine, local photographer, for her support of the Summer Reading program!  Based here in Lancaster County PA, she is a professional, published photographer with 12 years of experience.
On June 4 (all day), Krista will offer families a complimentary digital photo! Please schedule in advance through her business contact email at KristaElaineArt@gmail.com or call (717)-342-3871.

Whale, fish, child reading. SRP logo and Aquarium logo

Presented by the Center for Aquatic Sciences/Adventure Aquarium.

All ages!

 With “Oceans of Possibilities” there is so much to learn. Patrons will dive into the world of oceans with the Center for Aquatic Sciences, learning about some of the unique creatures that call the ocean home. From Narwhals to horseshoe crabs, this program will engage learners of all ages!
June 14 at 5 pm. Please register every person in your party separately.

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Do you have rhythms in your hands? In your feet? In your heart? We believe that there are rhythms to express, join in, and play together inside us and all around us. Come join us to explore your rhythm as we take a trip to West Africa to a village where rhythms are part of everyday living! Please join Tammi and Jami as we lead you through the how-to of drumming, and the how-to of fun! Drums and fun props provided, you just bring your smiles, hands, and hearts. June 17 at 1 pm, ages 5 and older. Please register all attendees.

Barnyard books with Lancaster 4-H - June 15th at 10:30 am
Join us on June 15 at 10:30 for a horse themed storytime presented by Lancaster 4-H! We’ll read stories to horses at their stable, do some fun activities, and make a horse-themed craft. Bring your stuffed or toy pony, and wear your favorite horse or unicorn clothes to add to the fun! For children ages 3-8 with caregiver. Please register participating child.

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Tuesday, June 21 at 1 pmDiscover the relative amounts of water in various reservoirs on Earth and play a game to discover how much of that water is safe and accessible for drinking. Ages 5-12, other family members welcome to observe. Younger or older children may participate if space is available.  Children below 8 should be accompanied by caregiver. Please register everyone attending.

Comic book & Animation workshops

Come join Keville’s fun and easy approach to art and animation. He will present Character Design for Quarryville, and you can follow him to other libraries this summer to get more topics such as Stop Motion and Comic Book Writing. June 22 at 1:30 pm, ages 9+. Registration is required for all participants.

Pollinators! Penn State master gardeners storytime. June 24 at 10:30 am. Join us as we read a book about bees and learn the honey bee waggle dance. Each child will receive seed packets to grow native wildflowers. For ages 3-6 with parent or guardian



Lancaster county libraries presents: Teen Summer 'zine 2022!



Young writers program for kids in grades K-5

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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 and children should be accompanied by attentive caregivers. If weather is mild we’ll move outdoors.

  • Sing! Sign! Storytime! (Birth through age 6) – June 3 at 10:30 am
  • Baby’s First Storytime (Birth through 18 months) – June 7142128  at 10:00 am
  • Stories with Ms. Sarah (Ages 3-6) – June 10 at 10:30 am
  • Family Craft Night (Ages 3-8) – June 8 at 6:00 pm
  • Young and the Restless (1.5 through 3 with all family members welcome) –June 22 and 29 at 10:30 am
  • Parachute Play (18 months- 3 years) – June 9 at 10:00 am
  • Family Storytime (18 months- 6 years) June 15 at 10:30 am. We’ve expanded the age group of our toddler storytime so older kids can enjoy meeting Officer Artale who will be our special guest!

NEW! Preschool Zone! Tuesdays and Fridays from 12 pm to 5 pm. Best for ages 2-6 with attentive caregiver. Registration is not required. Preschool Zone is an interactive space offered twice each week, where caregivers can engage with their children in uninterrupted play and bond with their child. It’s a destination outside the home where children can interact with others, and learn valuable skills through play. Preschool Zone also provides a platform for caregivers to connect with other adults and find out more about library offerings. Please note this drop in program will be offered as space permits. We may need to schedule meetings or programs at this time, so be sure to check the event calendar before you arrive.


  • Family Movie Night (all ages) – Please call for title!  June 2 at 6:00 pm
  • Lego Block Party (ages 5+June 16 at 4:30 pm
  • Oh, SNAP Circuits electronics for kids. (ages 8+) June 23 at 4:30 pm

Teen afternoon matinee! For ages 13+. Snacks provided!
June 28 at 1:30. We can’t divulge the titles, but they’re going to be ‘epic’!  Snacks are provided and all movies are PG-13.  Tweens under 13 must have a parent signed waiver to allow them to participate.

Join our teen advisory board! Plan events, make friends, have fun, eat snacks
Our TAB will meet on Friday, June 10 with some special snacks as we start the summer! More teen events for June include Teen Anime on June 3 , Dungeons & Dragons on June 11 and 25 and Teen Board Games on June 18.

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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. 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 library@quarryvillelibrary.org or inquire at the Service Desk to be put in touch with our director.

Field of tulips with the text "family museum passes"

The following Museums are again offering passes for checkout
(conditions apply – please note when reserving):
Demuth Museum
Ephrata Cloister
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
Railroad Museum

boy carrying a stack of booksDo 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!

1000 books before kindergarten logoEarly 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!

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