November 2021 Adult Newsletter

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Meet the staff!

Janee Anastasio volunteered with the Friends of the Library for many years before starting as a library volunteer in 2016. In 2018 she joined the staff, and loves being able to talk to and help the library patrons. When she’s not working at the library, Janee enjoys gardening, walking her dog, and, of course, reading!


Want to help us make a difference in the community? Join the library board!
We’re looking for board members! Do you believe that the Quarryville Library Center is an important community asset? Would you like to be involved in helping our library to grow and better serve all of Southern Lancaster County? Would you consider becoming a member of the library’s Board of Trustees? If so, please contact us, and we will connect you with a board member who will help you explore whether this task would be a good fit for you.

the Extraordinary Give. November 19, 2021

On November 19, donate online at and your generous gift will go even further, thanks to the Stretch Pool and prizes from the Community Foundation other extraordinary sponsors. Help us go the EXTRA mile together!

We are planning lots of small events to thank you for your support on the day of the Extra Give:

Crafts to Go! – All day
Free crafts for kids, teens, and adults will be available at the front desk!

Thanks for Giving Storytime
10:30 am, for ages 3-6. Join Ms. Sarah for stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft about thankfulness!

Chem-STEM Program for Little Kids
1:30 pm, for ages 4-7. Join Ms. Sharon for this STEM program, where we’ll explore a chemistry concept!

Chem-STEM Program for Older Kids
2:30 pm, for grades 3-6. Join Ms. Sharon for this STEM program, where we’ll explore a chemistry concept!

After-hours Trivia Game Night!
6:00 pm. Enjoy a night of trivia at the library, led by a Quiz Bowl veteran! Test your knowledge of a variety of topics individually or as a team. Maximum 4 people per team. Questions will be at a difficulty level appropriate for adults and older teens (high school age). Please register all team members.

Find our ExtraGive donation page here!

~ Library Programs ~


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Free Medicare Open Enrollment Consultation Appointments 
November 9, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Lancaster County Office of Aging runs a program called PA Medi, formerly APPRISE. This group assists those with questions about Medicare, Medicaid, and other health insurance. They will be scheduling confidential appointments in their office and at other sites all over the county between October 15 and December 7, 2021, to go over what Medicare Plan you currently have and compare it with upcoming 2022 plans. Please call 717-299-7979 for more information or to set up a one-hour appointment at the Quarryville Library or elsewhere.

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Join us on Saturday, November 13, between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm, for a craft fair, run by the Friends of the Quarryville Library. We are expecting around 20 vendors, who will be offering a variety of crafts for sale, including jewelry, candles, many kinds of needlecrafts, and more! This is a great place to find unique, handmade items for Christmas gifts!

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Program Survey

What would you like to see the Quarryville Library offer? Take this survey and let us know!

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The Knitting & Crocheting Group

meets weekly at the library on Thursday afternoons from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. This group is open to all interested knitters, crocheters, and other needle or fabric crafters.

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The Afternoon Book Club

invites you to join them for their monthly gathering of book lovers! They will be meeting at the library on November 10 at 2:00 pm to discuss The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.

Registration is requested.

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Winterizing our Feathered Friends

November 5, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Learn how to attract birds to your backyard all winter long and make a bird feeder with Naturalist Lisa Sanchez from the Lancaster County Parks Department!

Click here for more information or to register.

Calling all teenagers!

We have programs especially for you, including games, movies, a teen advisory board, and more! Visit our events calendar for details.

~ Other Library Offerings ~


Cover of the book Quarryville in Lancaster County's "Southern End", by Mike Roth and Stanley White
Are you interested in Southern End history? Copies of the following books are available for sale at the library: Quarryville in Lancaster County’s “Southern End”, A Railroad for the Southern End, and General Merchandise Stores of the Southern End of Lancaster County PA.

A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the library.

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Virtual Sticker Posters

Get “stuck” on our virtual sticker posters.
Click here to begin, or visit our website and click on the “Virtual Offerings” tab. New posters are added as each one is finished.

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Need a passport?

Come to the library! We are a full-service passport center, and offer passport services by appointment during our open hours. Please call (717) 786-1336 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Book donations

Cleaning out? The Friends of the Quarryville Library are accepting donations of gently used books, DVDs, puzzles, and audiobooks in our Pennington room on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Your donated items raise funds to help support library operations!

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Sign up for Wowbrary to receive free weekly emails informing you of our latest books, audio books, and movies!

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We’re looking for volunteers!

Do you love the library and want to help us serve the community? We are looking for people like you to join our team of volunteers! Click here for more information on the many opportunities available.

~ Work, School, & More ~

If you are looking for ways to help in the community, please consider donating to the Solanco Food Bank. They are currently collecting the following items for Thanksgiving meals:
  • Turkey (10-12 lb) OR gift card to Giant
  • Stuffing
  • Green beans
  • Cream of mushroom soup
  • French Fried Onions
  • Cranberry sauce (whole berry)
  • Canned pineapple (small)
  • Yams or fresh potatoes
  • Margarine or butter
  • Rolls
  • Gravy packets
  • Canned pumpkin
  • Cream cheese block
  • Powdered sugar

If donating perishable items, please make sure they are dated past Thanksgiving Day (11/25/21). All items should be dropped off at the food bank by Monday, November 15th.

Address: 355 Buck Road, Quarryville, PA 17566
Phone number: (717) 786-4308
Donations can be dropped off at the side of the building
Monday to Thursday from 9 – 4 and Fridays from 9 – 12.

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Need help with homework? Whether you are learning from home or at school, Brainfuse is here to help with free live online tutoring and more.
Click here to access all Brainfuse offers through your library card.

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Check out eParachute
and more through
Brainfuse JobNow:
free with your library card.

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