November 2023 Youth Newsletter

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We need your help to ensure that our library programs and services continue to offer the quality and variety we are becoming known for! Government sources cover only about a third of our library’s operating costs so we rely heavily on the generosity of our patrons to keep our doors open.

November 17, the Extra Give, is our most important fundraising day of the year. Please consider donating on our event page anytime during that day to help us (and increase the stretch pool of funds we get based on all donations received).

Donations of $60+ will be eligible for a DIY gnome kit we’ve put together. Just come in and show us your receipt to claim one for your family.

the petroglyphs of uncharted Lancaster
Join Adam Zurn, founder of Uncharted Lancaster, as he recounts his expeditions down the lower Susquehanna to explore the mysterious Native American petroglyphs hidden on the ancient river at Safe Harbor. These rock carvings represent the oldest man-made artifacts in Lancaster County and are one of the most significant archeological sites in the northeastern United States. Adam will discuss their significance and possible meaning, as well as some local legends surrounding them. Registration is required for every person attending. Perfect for adults and older children who love to explore or enjoy local history. Zurn will have free Uncharted Lancaster stickers and magnets for those in attendance, plus replica arrowheads for children.

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Crazy 8’s is a math club unlike any other! It offers unique, high-energy math activities that appeal to kids of all math abilities. We meet for 8 weeks from October 3 through November 21. We are offering two sessions – please choose the one that meets your child’s age. Registering for a week will enroll you for the rest of the session.

Grades 3-5: 3 pm through 4 pm. Grades K-2: 4:30 pm through 5:30 pm.

Parent helpers are very welcome.

native american games. November 30 at 4:30 pm
Did you know that early Native American children played games together that developed their skills as hunters and warriors while having fun? Learn about and try your hand at authentic games played by early indigenous peoples!

Registration is required.


  • Family Movie Night (all ages) November 2 at 6:00 pm. 

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Our next Storywalk® will be Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert. This is an outstanding alphabet book showcasing 75 fruits and vegetables, which include the familiar as well as plenty that are mildly exotic (kumquat, radicchio). Just in time for your special holiday meals! We will award several copies of the book to families who submit a brochure letting us know you walked the path.

family place parent/child workshop and play and learn
Come play with us at the Quarryville Library for our Family Place program! We offer two programs each week, differentiated by child’s age.

Weekly topics:

  • November 1: Pediatric Nutrition
  • November 8: Music and Movement

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. Register online for Family Place (birth-3) or Play & Learn (3-5).

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(with thanks to our sponsor, Reynolds & Shivery Funeral Homes, Inc.)
  • Sing! Sign! Storytime! (Ages birth – 6 years) Friday, November 3 at 10:30 am.
  • Baby’s First Storytime (Ages birth – 17 months) Tuesdays, November 7, 21 and 28 at 10 am.
  • Young and the Restless (Ages 18 months – 3 years, other family members welcome) Wednesday, November 29 at 10:30 am.
  • Eating Away From Home (ages 2 – 6 years) presented by CAP Lancaster Nutritionist. Thursday, November 16 at 10:30 am.
  • Little Nibblers! (Ages 2 – 6 years) Friday, November 17 at 10:30 am.

Teen events for November include:

Teen Anime November 3 (4:00-5:30)
Adult/Teen Chess Club November 4 (11:00-3:00)
Teen Board Games November 18 (10:00-2:00)

Teens are welcome at select adult events, such as:

“Leading Men” history lecture on November 3 at 1 pm.
Dungeons & Dragons for ages 16+ on November 11 and 25 at 10 am.
Trivia Night for high school ages and up on November 9 at 6 pm.
Petroglyphs of Lancaster – learn folklore of our area. November 17 at 6 pm – registration required.
Watt & Shand – a history lecture by a descendent of the founder of this famous landmark. November 29 at 6 pm.
It’s Crummy! The History of the Caboose – lecture and discussion presented by Strasburg Railroad Museum staff. November 30 at 6 pm.

Teens who are seeking employment can get help finding internships through PA CareerLink, and learning digital literacy skills through our partnership with Millersville University.

Teen tech volunteers needing service hours are welcome to help with coding and robotics programs. Contact!

Field of tulips with the text "family museum passes"
The following museums are offering passes for checkout:
(conditions apply – please note when reserving):
Demuth Museum
Ephrata Cloister
Johannes Mueller House
John J. Snyder Art Gallery
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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The library is much bigger than what is found within its four walls! Use your library card here to unlock vast amounts of information and entertainment!