May 2022 Youth Newsletter

Literacy, learning, and leisure fun on display at Quarryville Library!

May events are now open for registration.

Family Craft Night! May 4th at 6pm. Click on the image to register

Free Comic book day! Saturday, May 7th. Click on the image for more information

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Parachute Play!  Thursday, May 19 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.

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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) – May 6 at 10:30 am
  • Baby’s First Storytime (Birth through 18 months) – May 310 & 17 at 10:00 am
  • Hank’s Healthy Smile (Ages 2-6 ) – May 13 at 10:30 am
  • Stories with Ms. Sarah (Ages 3-6) – May 12 & 24 at 10:30 am
  • Family Craft Night (Ages 3-8) – May 4 at 6:00 pm
  • Young and the Restless (1.5 through 3 with all family members welcome) – May 4, 11 & 18 at 10:30 am
  • Parachute Play (18 months- 3 years) – May 19 at 10:00 am


Thursdays at 4:30 pm except where noted.  Please register.

  • Family Movie Night (all ages) – Please call for title!  May 5 at 6 pm
  • Lego Block Party (ages 5+May 19 
  • Oh, SNAP Circuits electronics for kids. (ages 8+May 26

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Save the date!

Summer Reading starts on June 4, 2022!
If you’re registered on Beanstack just accept your challenge that morning, but if you use paper forms come in to the library to register! We’ll have lots of great activities waiting for you all day long!

Join our teen advisory board! Plan events, make friends, have fun, eat snacks

Our TAB will meet on Friday, May 13 with some special snacks as we plan for summer! More teen events for May include Teen Anime on May 6Dungeons & Dragons on May 14 and Teen Board Games on May 21 

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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 or inquire at the Service Desk to be put in touch with our director.

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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 (4/8 and 4/9 performances)
Landis Valley Farm Museum
Make 717 Makerspace (STEM Maker pass)
National Toy Train Museum
President James Buchanan’s Wheatland
Railroad Museum

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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!