November 2021 Youth Newsletter

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 and our 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:
Thanks-for-Giving Storytime at 10:30 am for 3-6 years
Chem-STEM program for little kids ages 4-7 with caregiver at 1:30 pm
Chem-STEM program for older kids grades 3-6 at 2:30 pm
Trivia Night for older teens and adults at 6 pm
Crafts-to-go all day for preschool, kids, and adults too!
Find our donation page here!

November events are now open for registration.

*Children’s events will be scheduled outside whenever possible. We are following the guidance of the Solanco School District and the Governor’s office to require masks for children’s programs conducted indoors.  Please register so we can send you any last minute weather-related updates!

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Family Place programs are back!

Each week offers opportunities for children to play with developmentally appropriate toys in a play group setting and for parents to meet and question community experts in the areas of child development, speech and language, nutrition, play, movement, and music. Ages birth to three, with a caregiver. Older siblings welcome!.

November 3:  Kristie – Focus:  Pediatric Physical Therapy

November 10:  Elisa – Focus: Pediatric Speech Therapy

This event is planned to be held outside in the library backyard unless otherwise specified on our website.  Please register so that we may contact you if program plans change due to weather or other circumstances.

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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. All programs begin at 10:30 am, except where noted. All are planned to be held outside.  Registered patrons will be contacted for weather-related changes.
  • Young and the Restless (1.5 through 3 with all family members welcome): November 17 and November 24
  • Baby’s First Storytime (birth through 18 months – considerate siblings are welcome): This month at a new time! Saturday, November 20
  • Sing! Sign! Storytime! will return in December!  We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Extra Give Special! “Thanks for Giving” Story Time! (3-6 years with all family members welcome): November 15.
  • Family Place / 1-2-3, Play with Me! (Birth through 3 with all family members welcome).  November 3November 10.
  • Mini Mules Book Club (ages 3-5 residing in Solanco School District). Our Solanco early literacy partners are coming to Quarryville Library to provide stories, crafts, songs and a free book each week! Thursday mornings November 4, 11 & 18 at 10:00 am

We are partnering with the Reading Royals to offer a Winter Reading program for kids ages 5-15. The program will launch in mid November. Stay tuned for further information!


Thursdays at 6 pm.  Please register.

  • Family Movie Night (all ages) – Please call for title!  November 4.

Special events this month:

Chem-STEM for little kids – an Extra Give event! Play with your food and learn some chemistry!  November 19, 1:30 pm Ages 4-7 with caregiver.

Chem-STEM for older kids – an Extra Give event! Learn some of the mad science behind acids and bases in common foods!  November 19, 2:30 pm.   Grades 3-6 or homeschool equivalent.

Winter Reading program for kids and teens ages 5-15 starting mid November! Read 20 minutes for 30 days during the winter and win a hockey game ticket plus a gift book from our giveaway collection!

Do you want to make a difference at your library AND get volunteer hours for having fun? Think about joining the Teen/Tween Advisory Board (TAB) at the Quarryville Library!

We are lining up volunteer slots for Extra Give, Gingerbread Event, and Go Fore Golf! Be part of a great crew of helpers!

We are meeting this month at the library on November 12 so YOU can help us decide what new offerings we can provide to area teens and tweens like you!

Our TAB has a NEW tween chapter too!  Ages 11-12 are welcome to check it out. Volunteer opportunities may be adapted.

PLEASE register so we can be ready with snacks!

Other November programming for Teens includes:

  • Anime Club for ages 13-18 on November 5
  • Dungeons & Dragons for ages 12-18 on November 13 and 27.
  • Teen Board Games on November 20.
  • Reading Royals Winter Reading program for kids and teens up to age 15. Read 20 minutes per day for 30 days through the winter – earn a hockey game ticket and a book from our giveaway collection!
  • Extra Give Trivia Night for teens and adults (After hours on Friday, November 19)

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


Launchpad pre-k academy. Kindergarten Readiness starts here. Image of a Playaway Launchpad.
Check out our new tablets-we have selections for older kids and big people too!  Kit agreement is required and must be checked out on an adult library card.


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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!

STARTING THIS MONTH:  Not just for little kids anymore…Make Me! Crafts for Teens and Adults!

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

boy carrying a stack of booksThe library has created a 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.



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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!

Bright by Text logoQuarryville 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.