Library Donors Support the PA One Book, Every Young Child Program

book cover for my cousin momo
2018 Selection, PA One Book. Every Young Child
Daniel Finds a Poem Cover
2017 selection, PA One Book, Every Young Child

The Quarryville Library would like to extend the warmest of thanks to the Solanco Community for supporting the annual Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child Program.

The Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child Program is an early literacy initiative administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, with collaboration from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, The Carnegie Science Center, Pennsylvania Library Association, Pennsylvania Center for the Book, Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children, Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children and The Pennsylvania Child Care Association, with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The goal of this program is to get copies of the annual selected book into the hands of as many young children in Pennsylvania as possible.

For the last several years, the Solanco community has supported this program through their generous donations at the library’s Annual Benefit Auction. Between 2015 – 2017, over $1500 was raised to benefit this program. This money was then used to purchase copies of the One Book, Every Young Child selection: over 600 books have been given to Solanco’s children in the last three years!

The books are given out at library tours and programs each spring. For 2018, there were 6 library tours and 3 traveling story time visits, as well as a special PA One Book, Every Young Child Story Time at the library, where copies of this year’s selection My Cousin Momo were handed out to the children. A total of 240 books were distributed during March, April, and May.

The 2018 Benefit Auction crowd was the most generous yet. This year’s donors gave $790 to purchase books for 2019, enough for over 300 books! These books will be purchased in the fall, and will be handed out in the spring of 2019.

Thank you, Solanco, for helping us get so many books into the hands of our children!