June 2024 Youth Newsletter

June 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 month. Programs with insufficient registrants will be canceled; please monitor your email for updates.

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Summer Reading begins on June 1!

We registered over 3,000 children in last year’s Summer Reading program. We’re hoping we can break another record this year! All ages can participate; the goals are adapted to your child’s age. Adults have a program all their own as well!

If you have an account for your child on Beanstack (or if you’re a teen using the app), you’ll see your reading challenge appear on June 1st – just click on it to begin! If you prefer a paper program form, please come see us at the library.

Babies 0-4 can count each book read during the summer as eligible for both the 1,000 Books Program and Summer Reading. Kids and teens might want to know that we report the finishers to the local school principals in August. And you can count your school-required reading toward your goals in our reading program as well!


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Launch Party!

Saturday, June 1. We are delighted to welcome Phredd and his Ukulele One-Man Band to kick off Summer Reading at 11:00 am. Registration is required for guaranteed admission. If weather is fair we’ll be outside and you may bring a lawn chair or blanket.

We’ll also have lots of fun activities for children between 10 am and 2 pm. Come and say hello to Ms. Sarah and Ms. Sharon and get your reading forms!

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Family Movie Night

Thursday, June 6 at 6:00 pm. Join us to watch Migration in a family friendly atmosphere! Light snacks will be provided. All ages are welcome!

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Drum for Fun with Tammi Hessen

Friday, June 14 at 10:00 am. Please join Tammi and Jami as they 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. For ages 5+. Registration required.

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Music and Art with Mark DeRose

Friday, June 21 at 1:30 pm. Mark DeRose’s music & art show combines his love for the visual arts with his love for songwriting. For ages 4-15. Registration required.


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Workin’ on the Railroad!

Tuesday, June 11 at 4:30 pm. What did railroad workers do? Hands-on exploration of artifacts will teach kids about the history of railroad jobs. For ages 5-15. Registration is required.

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Survive Outside!

Tuesday, June 18 at 4:30 pm. Do you have what it takes to survive your outdoor adventures? Would you know what to do if you ever got lost? Join a Lancaster Park Naturalist to learn helpful and cool techniques! For ages 8-17. Registration required.

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Cartooning Made Easy!

Tuesday, June 25 at 1:30 pm. Learn how to illustrate from professional artist Ed Klein. For ages 5-17. Registration required.

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Lancaster Science Factory Robotics

Friday, June 28 at 10:00 am. Learn fundamental robotics using Edison Robots. For grades K-3. Space is limited, please register.

Other kids’ events for June include:

Young Writers Club: June 4 at 2:00 pm
Lego Block Party: June 7 at 10:30 am
Coding for Kids: June 20 at 4:30 pm

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We welcome back our friends from Breakthrough Music Therapy for two engaging sessions on June 6. Choose the one that fits your child’s age.

10:00 am for 6-23 months.
10:30 am for 2-5 years.


  • Sing! Sign! Storytime! (ages birth-6 months) June 5 at 10:30 am.
  • Baby’s First Storytime (ages birth – 17 months) Tuesdays, June 11, 18 & 25 at 10:00 am.
  • Family Storytime (ages 6 and under) June 12 at 10:30 am.
  • Block Party (ages 3-8) Play with our wood blocks June 13 at 10:30 am.
  • Little Nibblers (ages 2-6) June 18 at 10:30 am.
  • Pollinator Storytime with Penn State Extension Master Gardeners (ages 2-6) June 19 at 10:30 am.
  • Play K: A Home for Me and You (ages 2-6) June 21 at 10:30 am.
  • Young and the Restless (ages 18 months – 3 years; other siblings are welcome) Wednesday, June 26 at 10:30 am.

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This program is being offered county-wide. If you are not able to register using a QR code, please contact the program coordinator Lindsay Bandy at lindsay@lindsaybandybooks.com

More teen events for June include:

Crafts in the Middle – June 12 at 2 pm.
Teen Video Gaming – June 14 at 3 pm (registration required).
Teen Board Games – June 15 at 10 am.

Interested teens are always welcome at select adult events, such as:

Chess Club on June 1 at 11 am (all abilities).
Anime Club on June 7 at 4 pm (parent permission under 16).
Mid Day Matinee (Desk Set) on June 7 at 1 pm.
Dungeons & Dragons on June 8 and 22 at 10 am (for ages 16+).
Local author JP Robinson presents his recent work on June 18 at 6 pm.
Down by the Station – Railroad Museum history lecture. June 27 at 6 pm. Please register.
Salad Days – a Tasting Adventure! Bring a dish to share sourced on our online health database recipe bank! Please register.

Teens needing service hours are welcome to volunteer to help with special events. Contact sroche@quarryvillelibrary.org.


fun fact: You can visit local museums for free by checking out a pass from the library!

Participating museums:

Demuth Museum
Ephrata Cloister
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

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Looking for a way to help the community? Solanco Neighborhood Ministries is currently in need of the following items:
  • Cheerios (regular, yellow box)
  • Oatmeal (boxes of individual packs)
  • Triscuits/Wheat Thins
  • Seafood chowder
  • Low/no salt soups
  • Mayonnaise
  • Pudding cups
  • Applesauce cups
  • Juice boxes
  • Diapers (sizes 5, 6, and pull-ups)
Donations may be dropped off Monday through Thursday from 9 am – 4 pm and Friday from 9 am – 12 pm. Non-perishable donations may also be dropped off at the library.

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

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