May 2024 Youth Newsletter

May 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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Family Movie Night

Thursday, May 2 at 6:00 pm.
Get your golden ticket and join us to watch Wonka in a family friendly atmosphere! Light snacks will be provided. All ages are welcome!


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Spring Clean Up Day

Saturday, May 4, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Looking for a way to help the library? Bring your family and friends and join us as we work on various projects around the outside of the building.​


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Author Series: Annette Whipple

Wednesday, May 9 at 6:00 pm.
We are thrilled to welcome author Annette Whipple to our library! Her newest release, Quirky Critter Devotions: 52 Wild Wonders for Kids, and many of her additional works will be available for purchase after the educational presentation. Please register all attendees.


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Terrific Trails

Thursday, May 16 at 6:00 pm.
If your family is excited to start this summer’s Go Lancaster challenge, this will give you some tips – and Keith will cover hikes in neighboring counties as well! Best for adults, but interested older kids and teens are welcome. Please register all attendees.


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Coding for Kids

Thursday, May 23 at 4:30 pm.
Participants must have a library card with digital access or bring their own laptop. For ages 7-12 – all skill levels are welcome. Please register all attendees, as space is limited.

Crazy 8’s has been canceled for spring as we had insufficient enrollment to meet the grant guidelines. We apologize for the inconvenience. Watch our calendar for possible pop-up STEM events on some Thursday afternoons!

Other kids’ events for May include:

Lego Block Party: May 14 at 4:30 pm.

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(with thanks to our sponsor, Reynolds & Shivery Funeral Homes, Inc.)
  • Baby’s First Storytime (ages birth – 17 months) Tuesdays, May 7 & 14 at 10:00 am.
  • Young and the Restless (ages 18 months – 3 years; other siblings are welcome to attend) Wednesday, May 15 at 10:30 am.
  • Family Storytime (ages 6 and under) May 8 at 10:30 am.

Teen events for May include:

Teen Board Games – May 18 at 10 am.

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

Chess Club on May 4 at 11 am (all abilities).
Anime Club on May 3 at 4 pm (parent permission under 16).
Mid Day Matinee (Ordinary Angels) on May 10 at 1 pm.
Dungeons & Dragons on May 11 at 10 am (for ages 16+).
Trivia Night on May 23 at 6 pm (for high school through adult).

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.

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

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Summer Reading begins on June 1!

We have lots of great performers and prizes from local and county-wide sponsors coming this summer, so stay tuned for next month’s newsletter!

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. Our summer reading program applies to everyone ages birth to 19 (and we have an adult program again this year too!)

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!


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

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