November 2022 Youth Newsletter

We are thankful for our patrons!

November events are now open for registration!

Registration is required for most of our Youth programs except where noted. We open registration for each next month on the 15th day of the current month. If you are registered and find you can’t attend, thank you for being considerate and ‘unregistering’. When events are overbooked we cannot guarantee your spot if you do not arrive on time. Thank you for understanding.

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Our most important fundraiser of the year will be coming on November 18.

If the Quarryville Library has been important to your family, please consider supporting your library on this day! If a staff person pleased you by going that extra mile, if your children get excited to see new books on the display shelf, our growing backpack collection, or the free-play toys in the children’s area, you can help to continue offering these features and much more. Has your child participated in Summer Reading? Has your family developed friendships in our community by attending the library’s youth programs together? Has your teen gained workplace and leadership experience through teen volunteer and internship programs? Today would be a great day for you to ensure the library can keep offering these benefits to everyone in the community by giving your best gift.

We’ve planned several special events to show you how we appreciate you. What’s on the schedule for the Day of Giving?

  • 10:00 am – Little Nibblers – special Thanksgiving session with stories and a snack!  Ages 2-6 with caregiver (registration is required).
  • 11:18:01 am – 11:18:59 am: Mad giving minute! Lots of stretch pool dollars are available during these 60 seconds! We are designing a special Gnome craft kit that may be claimed by any donor who submits their ($60 or greater) gift anytime after 11:18:01 am (while supplies last). No registration is required, show proof of donation at the service desk.
  • 1:00-3:45 pm – Mid-Day Matinee – for adults and teens 13+. Co-hosted with Next Gen Senior Center! Join us as we screen a recent highly-reviewed release about a legendary rock and roll musician. Please call to confirm title! Treats will be provided by Next Gen.
  • 4:30 pm –  Food Art for Teens and Tweens – Another special Extra Give event to be thankful and share food! Teens (12+) will explore creating attractive and healthy garnishes and dips! Registration is required.
  • All day: Scavenger Hunt for kids – No registration required- look for supplies in the children’s area! All entries are eligible for prize drawings.

Thanks to the special patrons who have volunteered to be peer fundraisers! If you would be interested in helping the library in this way (reaching out to others via social media), please let us know!

Leap into Science! September 29th, October 18, and November 23 at 10:30 am. Join us for hands-on activities where we'll think like scientists! Each session will be a different theme (wind, light & shadows, or balance). For ages 3-8 with caregiver. Please register
Offered in collaboration with the Solanco School District. Space is limited.

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Tuesday, Nov 8 at 1 pm. A book club for preschoolers and their grown-ups! Registration is required along with an active library card to check out the title we’ll be reading!

Little nibblers!
Special Extra Give session on November 18 at 10 am. This program supports preschool health literacy as well as basic literacy in a delicious way! Space is limited and registration is required. Ages 2-6 with caregiver.

Nutcracker storytime!
We welcome the Sugar Plum Fairy on November 29 at 10:30 am for an extra-sweet storytime! This event will feature local students who are cast in the upcoming show at Solanco High School.

Play and Learn: Parent/child workshop
The Quarryville Library is a Family Place workshop! We offer a special five-week parent-child workshop for babies through 3 year olds for five weeks from 10-11 am.

November 2: Growth and development
November 9: Pediatric Nutrition
November 16: Music and Movement

Play and Learn: Parent/child workshop
Then from 11-12, we’ll welcome families with children ages 3-5, for a more structured playtime that still focuses on the weekly theme!

Offered in partnership with Solanco School District and the Lancaster Interagency Coordinating Council! Registration is required for both age levels.

We offer two levels of Parachute programs for young children! If you have little ones in both age groups we thank you for choosing one each month to allow us to serve as many families as possible.


Parachute games
Nov. 11 at 11 am. For ages 3-6 with parent or caregiver. Please register.
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Nov 11 at 10 am. For ages 18 months-3 with parent or caregiver. Please register.

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November 10 at 4:30. Tweens/Teens and adults: Are you interested in foraging for food? Come discover how to safely find sustenance in the wild with Lancaster Parks Naturalist Lisa Sanchez. Registration is required.

Trivia night!
November 10 at 6 pm. Best for adults and high-school age students (based on academic content). Phil Gruber returns with even more challenges for us! Light refreshments are provided. Teams of four or individuals may enter. Prize for best score!

  • Family Movie Night (all ages) – Please call for title!  November 6 at 6 pm. Registration preferred but drop in guests are welcome.
  • Lego Block Party (ages 5+November 17 at 4:30 pm. Please register.

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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 except where noted and children should be accompanied by attentive caregivers. If weather is mild we may move some events outdoors.

  • Baby’s First Storytime (Birth through 18 months) November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Stories with Ms. Sarah (Ages 3-6, other family members welcome) November 10 at 10:30 am.
  • Little Nibblers (Ages 3-6) November 18 at 10 am.
  • Sing! Sign! Storytime! (Ages 0-6, other family members welcome) November 4 at 10:30 am.
  • Young and the Restless (1.5 through 3, other family members welcome) November 30 at 10:30 am.
  • Parachute Play (18 months – 3 years) November 11 at 10:00 am.
  • Parachute Games (Ages 3-6) November 11 at 11:00 am.
  • Preschool Zone!  Canceled through November 21 due to conditional room use.  After this date we will resume offering free play times on Tuesdays and Fridays from 12 pm to 5 pm as library needs allow.

Chess club for ages 16+
Adults and teens 16+, casual chess club on the first Saturday of each month. Please register so we know how many setups to prepare. Coaching is available, space is limited.

Youth chess is still seeking a coach! Please contact if this is something you’d like to help with!

Join our teen advisory board! Plan events, make friends, have fun, eat snacks
Our TAB will meet on Friday, November 11. Several teens have recently stepped up to lead programs, adopt shelves, choose new activities, find out about jobs, and more! What will you bring to the library? What will you leave with?

More teen events for November include Teen Anime on November 4 (4-5:30), Dungeons & Dragons for ages 16 to adult on November 12 and 26 (10-2), and Teen Board Games on November 19 (10-2). Drop ins are welcome.

AND NEW: Adult/teen chess club on first Saturdays from 11-2.

Older teens are welcome at select adult events, such as Foraging with the Parks department on November 10 at 4:30 pm, Trivia Night on November 10 at 6 pm, Crochet 101 on Wednesdays at 4, and Mid Day Matinee on November 18 (rated PG-13 – call for title).

Teens 16+ looking for jobs? Ask about paid work experience through Career Link! They have other programs for younger teens as well!
Young adult program, serving Lancaster County residents ages 16-24. Let us help you develop a career path plan! Our services include paid work experience, career readiness workshops, job shadowing, on the job training, personalized career exposure activities, earn your high school equivalency, and mentoring. Connect with us today!

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.

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The following Museums are again offering passes for checkout except where noted
(conditions apply – please note when reserving):
Demuth Museum
Ephrata Cloister
Historic Rock Ford (currently not available)
Johannes Mueller House
Lancaster Art Museum
Lancaster Science Factory
Lancaster Symphony Orchestra (currently not available)
Landis Valley Farm Museum
Make 717 Makerspace (STEM Maker pass)
National Toy Train Museum
North Museum (currently not available)
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!

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