March 2022 Youth Newsletter

Signs of spring at Quarryville Library!

Our library is collaborating with Solanco School district to offer our popular free-play event with special visitors from Lancaster Early Intervention to answer any questions you may have! Two times based on age level. Register through the Solanco School District (either session) or through our website (for the birth-3 session). Space is limited!

Oh, snap! Circuits. March 24th at 4:30 pm. A kids program for beginner electronics programming! For ages 8-14.

Flyer for Covid booster vaccine event on March 2 - click on image for more information


March 5th at 2pm: Paper Bag Princess Day. Come celebrate "The Paper Bag Princess" by Robert Munsch! Costumes are encouraged!
For children ages 3 to 6 with caregiver; other family members and siblings welcome! Please register everyone who is attending (including parents, grandparents, siblings, etc.) to ensure we put out enough seating.

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Designed for children in grades K-2 or homeschool equivalent.

Crazy 8s is a math club unlike any other! It offers unique, high-energy math activities that appeal to kids of all math abilities. February sessions will meet on March 3March 10, and March 17. Please register for all sessions you wish your child to attend. Space is limited.


Shapes Storytime! March 11th at 10:30am. For ages 3-5 with parent or caregiver
Join us for a storytime all about shapes! We’ll read books, sing songs and rhymes, and end with a craft! Our books and activities for today all focus on concepts and skills to help your child get ready for preschool. Please register!

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Crochet 101: Ages 12+

Extended by demand! Weekly on Wednesdays through March 30 at 4 pm.


babies in a parachute
Parachute Play!  Thursday, March 24 at 10 am.  For toddlers ages 18 months – 3 years old with a caregiver. Older siblings may assist the caregivers by holding the parachute – this program is designed with  toddlers in mind! Registration is required-space is limited.

Stone carving of soldiers with the words "Picturing America"
We have introduced an educational humanities program that your family may enjoy! Each month, explore our display in the Children’s area including a copy of a renowned American art work and commentary to connect to American history and culture, along with related books from our collection (available for checkout). If you want to take the project further, we will have extension activities for children at different age levels (4-7, 8-12, and 13+) by request from our youth services coordinator at sroche@quarryvillelibrary.org. This exhibit and educational activities will change monthly so check back each month!

Picturing America is provided through a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities.

SAVE THE DATE – MARCH 1! Courtesy post for our partners in Solanco School District for this free outreach program. Please note his program is not being offered at Quarryville Library. 

Solanco’s Early Learning Program is bringing Seuss to Clermont Elementary School! Children ages 3-5 are invited to join in a night filled with stories, STEM, literacy, and math activities that promote school readiness while exploring the fun and silly world of Seuss! Join the Early Learning Program on Tuesday, March 1st from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm for dinner and Stories and STEM in Seussville!


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EARLY CHILDHOOD EVENTS IN MARCH
Come read, write, sing, talk, and play with your young child at the Quarryville Library’s own recurring programs. Registration is required. All programs begin at 10:30 am, except where noted. If weather is mild we’ll move outdoors.
  • Young and the Restless (1.5 through 3 with all family members welcome): March 2 at 10:30
  • Baby’s First Storytime (birth through 18 months – considerate siblings are welcome): Now onTuesdays March 8, 15, 22, 29 at 10:00
  • Sing! Sign! Storytime! (Birth through age 6 with caregiver) March 4 at 10:30.
  • Parachute Play (18 months- 3 years with caregiver) March 24 at 10 am.
  • Play & Learn – March 16, 23, 30
  • Paper Bag Princess Day – March 5, 2 pm. Ages 3-6 with caregiver.
  • Shapes Storytime- March 11, 10:30 am. Ages 3-6 with caregiver.

MORE QUARRYVILLE LIBRARY EVENTS FOR FAMILIES IN MARCH!

Thursdays at 6 pm.  Please register.

  • Family Movie Night (all ages) – Please call for title!  March 3

Join our teen advisory board! Plan events, make friends, have fun, eat snacks
Recurring teen events for February include Teen Anime on March 4, Teen Board Games on March 18, and Dungeons & Dragons on March 12 and 26. Special programs include Crochet 101 and the Sunset Book Club on March 8 for adults and older teens.
Events for adults that older teens may enjoy:

  • Digital literacy and workforce development skills (inquire at our circulation desk) Tuesdays 10 am and Thursdays 3 pm
  • Crochet 101 – Wednesdays at 4 pm (BYO materials)
  • The Supreme Court – 6 decisions that changed America. Fridays at 1 pm
  • Museums in a Minute! Learn insider tips about Lancaster County museums. March 9 at 6 pm
  • Trivia night! Test your wits against the challenges developed by our host, a local Quiz Bowl veteran!
  • In a pretty pickle! Learn to preserve vegetables with Parks Dept. naturalist Lisa Sanchez! Bring a mason jar for take home goodies!

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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. 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.

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Make me! Crafts for kids at home
We’re offering a series of crafts and activities that you can make at home. Ages vary and are described for each choice. Inquire at our Service desk for the crafts of the month!

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The following Museums are again offering passes for checkout
(conditions apply – please note when reserving):
Demuth Museum
Ephrata Cloister
Hands-on-House
Johannes Mueller House
Lancaster Art Museum
Lancaster Science Factory
Landis Valley Farm Museum
Railroad Museum
Make 717 Makerspace (STEM Maker pass)
President James Buchanan’s Wheatland

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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!


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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!

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Quarryville Library, a Family Place library, is proud to offer a unique resource like Bright by Text to provide literacy tips on your smart phone. For a limited time we are partnering with this service to share local news of interest, such as free vision screenings, special library events, etc. that are tailored to your child’s specific age and location! To enroll, text FAMILYPLACE to 274448 or visit this link. Message and data rates apply. Click here for more information.