Friday, February 29, 2008

Dover Programs for the whole family

Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dover Area Community Library3700-3 Davidsburg RoadDover, PA 17315717-292-6814
CONTACT: Debbie Van de Castle

Family-friendly program teaches parents and children to manage money

Dover – The Dover Area Community Library is pleased to announce that it will be offering free, family-oriented money management lessons through an innovative new program developed for Pennsylvania community-based organizations and libraries. “Right on the Money” is a program that uses fun, age-appropriate children’s books to introduce kids to key financial concepts and provides parents with tools to reinforce their own financial knowledge as well as help their children build sound money management skills.
“Nearly 75% of parents feel they are unprepared to teach their kids about basic personal finances,” said Debbie Van de Castle, Director of the Dover Area Library. “This program helps parents strengthen their financial skills. It also gives them creative ideas and helps them feel more comfortable teaching positive money management skills to their children. And, frankly, it’s a lot of fun!”
“Right on the Money” was developed through a partnership between the Penn State University Cooperative Extension, the Heinz Endowments and the Pennsylvania Office of Financial Education to create an easy-to-use curriculum for teachers, librarians and other community members who are interested in providing financial education to children ages 5-7 and their parents.
The four-part program will begin April 9, 2008. For more information, contact Debbie Van de Castle @ 717-292-6814

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Winter Weather continues to effect Library Hours

Winter Weather Advisory - Wed Feb 13th
Sloppy weather continues to make driving treacherous and road conditions exciting. Many libraries have opened, but with a delay.
Please call your library to ensure that they are open for business.
Due to a large-area electrical outage, the Kreutz Creek Library in Hellam is closed. They will re-open when power has been restored.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Snow and Incliment Weather Closings

Due to the hazardous weather outlook for Central Pennsylvania, many Libraries are closing early.
Please call to ensure your library will be open, before venturing out.
Snow will be changing to sleet and freezing rain after noon, on Tuesday February 12th.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Herbs at the Paul Smith Library - February's class is full

The Paul Smith Library of Southern York County is hosting eight herb-related programs during the 2008 program year. The series is being presented by Master Gardener, Pat Sweetman, of the Mason-Dixon Unit of the Herb Society of America. The programs are free although pre-registration is required.

Registration for the February 27, 2008, seminar in the Herb Series at the Paul Smith Library filled up the first available day of registration – if you’re interested in the Herbal hors d'oeuvres class (held in March) you’ll want to sign up as soon as possible on the opening registration date - March 1st.

You can do this by phone (717) 235-4313, e-mail or in person at the library.

Podcasting? Podcasting!

A new local podcast has arrived!

Check out the latest broadcast with January’s artist of the month, Mary Swann. Mary will be speaking with Jason Hoppes and Carol Stampler about her art and life in southern York County.


What is a podcast?

Think of it Internet radio or television broadcasts.

The term "podcast" has nothing to do with iPods - rather, it is a portmanteau of the acronym "Pod"—standing for "Portable on Demand"—and "broadcast".

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Guitar Hero 3 Tournament runs January 31st. Do you have what it takes?

Guitar Hero (3) Tournament
Thursday, January 31, 2008

6:00 pm
Guthrie Library, Hanover PA

There is a cap of 30 participants, but there's always room and snacks for spectators! Cheer on your friends and watch as the songs get harder and the players dwindle in number.

We have 24 have already signed up, so get on it soon if you want to compete.

Special thanks go to Gamestop for their sponsorship and support - the top winners in each category will receive a Gamestop gift card.

All competitors must register in advance and may do so by calling (717) 632-5183 and asking for the Teen department.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Help a local kid win a $25,000 scholarship!

One of our library patrons is a top ten finalist in a $25,000 scholarship contest.

To win, he needs our help!

Please go to the Jif Peanut Butter site and vote!
Please vote for Ian from Pennsylvania's Monstwich. You can vote once each day from now until February 11th to help him.

There are ten incredibly creative recipes from children aged 6-12, so for some extra fun, copy down the recipes and try them out!