March 2024 Youth Newsletter

March 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 one. Programs with insufficient registrants will be canceled; please monitor your email for updates.

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Drop in to the Story Corner to make and take your own constellation in a jar! In addition to your craft, you will receive eclipse-viewing glasses for next month’s special event!

Ages 5-15; kids under 8 require adult partners. Please register as supplies and space are limited. If you bring your own jar we can expand the limit. Drop in anytime from 1 to 3, but plan on at least 45 minutes to complete the craft.

Other kids’ events for March include:
Family Movie Night: March 7 at 6:00 pm.
Lego Block Party: March 12 at 4:30 pm.
Oh, SNAP Circuits®: March 28 at 4:30 pm.

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Join us for a special Leap into Science program all about eclipses! We’ll focus on the “light and shadows” theme, learn about the upcoming total eclipse, and make a craft!

Children who are registered will receive a pair of viewing glasses that they can use on April 8th to safely view the total eclipse.

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Ages 18 months to 36 months. Join us for this new staff-led program as we use research-based activities for building little brains through musical movement with active stories, games, dancing and more! Registration is required.
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Ages 3 to 6 years. Join us for this new staff-led program as we use research-based activities for building growing brains through musical movement with singing, stories, dancing, games. We’ll have a great time! Registration is required.

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Did you know Quarryville Library is a certified Family Place library? This five-week program is guided by the principles of this nationally-recognized certification. Children and caregivers will arrive to engage in a variety of play centers that help with early development in a fun way! Each week we welcome a different early childhood expert that can help answer your questions (if you wish) about the topics. Registration is required for the five week session.


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Our wonderful partners from Solanco Early Learning are returning again to collaborate with us to offer this five week Play and Learn program. Enjoy the play centers we have set out, along with a story and craft – just enough structure to get your child some practice with group learning but with caregivers at their side for support! We will also have early intervention experts on the side each week to provide information in case you have questions about your child’s development. Please register!

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March will allow us a bit more time to enjoy our winter Storywalk®, The Belonging Tree by Maryann Cocca-Leffler. This is a thoughtful picture book about respect, inclusion, and acceptance in a woodland community of animals. We will award several copies of squirrel-themed books to families who submit a brochure letting us know you walked the path.

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There will be TWO StoryWalk® exhibits in March! The second one is our annual Longwood Gardens Community Read event for young children. The Secret Garden is a beautifully illustrated, condensed picture-book version of the classic children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. We will read the book, enjoy related stories, crafts and dancing, and if weather allows, stroll the StoryWalk® as a group.
A Longwood Gardens family pass and a copy of the book will be raffled off to all registered families. Afterward, the exhibit will remain in place for several weeks and additional passes may be won by families who visit the StoryWalk® on their own!

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(with thanks to our sponsor, Reynolds & Shivery Funeral Homes, Inc.)
  • Baby’s First Storytime (ages birth – 17 months) Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 10:00 am.
  • Sing! Sign! Storytime! (ages birth – 6 years) Wednesday, March 6 at 10:30 am.
  • Family Storytime (Storywalk launch) (ages 1.5 – 6 years) Wednesday, March 13 at 10:30 am. Registration is required to be included in prize drawing!
  • Block Party (wood blocks) (ages 3 – 8) Tuesday, March 19 at 1:00 pm for registered patrons and 2:00 pm for waitlist or drop ins if space permits.

Teen events for March include:

Solanco High School students: We deliver! The Quarryville Library is coming to you now with monthly programs during your school day! Ask Mrs. Dawley at your school library when we’re coming and what we’ll be doing each month, and make sure to reserve a spot – space is limited.

Teen Board Games – March 16 at 10 am.

Interested teens are always welcome at select adult events, such as:
Robber Barons (history lecture) on March 1, 8, 15 & 22 at 1 pm.
Walking Book Club (social fitness and literacy) on March 25 at 10 am.*
Chess Club (all abilities) on March 2 at 11 am.
Anime Club on March 1 at 4 pm (parent permission under 16).
Dungeons & Dragons for ages 16+ on March 9 and 23 at 10 am.
We Grow Together: A Parks & Rec lecture on companion planting. This will also be eligible for a Longwood Gardens Family Pass drawing (registered families only).

*This program requires a minimum registration or will be cancelled, so please register if you’re interested.

Teens who are seeking employment can get help finding internships through PA CareerLink.

Teen volunteers needing service hours are welcome to help with special events, coding and robotics programs. Contact

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Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors, volunteers, and patrons who made this year’s event another great success!

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The following museums are offering passes for checkout:
(conditions apply – please note when reserving):
Demuth Museum
Ephrata Cloister
Johannes Mueller House
John J. Snyder Art Gallery
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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The library is much bigger than what is found within its four walls! Use your library card here to unlock vast amounts of information and entertainment!

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Looking for a way to help the community? Solanco Neighborhood Ministries is currently in need of the following items:
  • Triscuits/Wheat Thins crackers
  • Cheerios (regular, yellow box)
  • Oatmeal (boxes of individual packs)
  • Mayonnaise
  • Pudding cups
  • Applesauce cups
  • Juice boxes
  • Chef Boyardee micro meals
  • Baby wipes
  • 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.
Address: 14 South Church Street, Quarryville, PA 17566
Phone number: (717) 786-4308