Friday, November 16, 2007

Holiday Home Tour!

The Friends of the Collinsville Library will present a Holiday Home Tour featuring five decorated homes, a living nativity, refreshments, live Christmas music and much more on December 1, 2007 from 2:00 to 7:00 pm.

Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $12.00 on December 1st. Theme baskets will be on display at the Collinsville Library for a silent auction from November 15th through December 1st. These baskets would make perfect gifts for the holidays!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Heading to College? Lifehacks just made it easier!

Both Software for Starving Students and 10 great web tools for college students could make your college life quite a bit easier.

Brought to you from those wonderful folks at Lifehacker, you'll save money and have things you need for classes available at your fingertips. Save time, be more efficient, and get better grades with less wasted effort - what's not to like?

Thursday, July 26, 2007

One Book, One Community

Imagine - what if everyone in one community was reading the same book at the same time?

(no, we don't mean Harry Potter but we're enjoying that as well)

Just think - as with Harry Potter you'd stimulate dialogue. You could possibly meet new folks with similar interests. Libraries and communities could really build a core of like-minded people from diverse and exciting walks of life. You'd be one of the cool kids.

That's the whole purpose behind One Book One Community.

Launched in Seattle in 1998 with great success, the “One Book” concept has swept the nation, including such cities as Chicago, New York, Detroit, Philadelphia and Houston. In 2002, it hit Pennsylvania, and we've been going strong ever since. Folks that participate with us are Adams County Library System, Berks County Libraries , Cumberland County Library System, Dauphin County Library System, Library System of Lancaster County, Lebanon County Library System and the Perry County Libraries

So what is the book? Well, we're keeping it under wraps for now. You'll find out August 8th what the title is and all of the wonderful programs we have in store. To get an idea of what the books are like, here's a history of titles that were offered in York County.

2003 Tuesdays with Morrie
2004 Rocket Boys
2005 The White
2006 The Kite Runner
2007 ????

So keep your ears and eyes open; you'll read some awesome literature, there are many programs that will be available, and you'll be part of a movement that's sweeping the nation. What's not to like?

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Your Opinion Matters!

We'd like to understand your perception of libraries and your views on library funding - your input will help us, as we continue to identify ways to serve you better in the future.

We have a three minute survey (that's the most it'll take) we'd like people to fill out.

Please click here to tell us what you think.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Mysteries of York - postponed until the 18th of July!

If you didn't register for this program, you'll likely want to go on the waiting list.
Due to imminent severe bad weather, (strange coincidence, hmmmmm?) this walking tour of York has been postponed.

Procrastinators: someone else's schedule conflict may be your ticket to this really neat event.

Explore some of the strange, the hidden, the unexplained, the mystical and the magical sides of Downtown York in this two-hour walking tour with historian Georg Sheets.

This two-hour tour, covering thirteen city blocks, begins and ends at Martin Library’s Market Street entrance. Participants will wend their way through forbidden spaces, over cracked sidewalks and behind ghostly monuments. The Tour blends history and folklore with mystery and wonderment. Wear sensible shoes and bring your camera, if you dare. Not for the faint of heart or the ill at ease.

Library: Martin Library
Contact: Allison Meckley
Contact Number: 846-5300 x 279

Monday, July 9, 2007

Mystery Faire!

at 10:00, this Saturday, (July 14th) Summer Readers are all welcome at the Codorus State Park for FREE entertainment and more.

Highlights include Miss York County, Boone: The search Rescue Dog, and much, much more!

Join in the festivities as the York County Libraries gather at Codorus Park for some mysterious fun! Pack up your family and friends and stop by for FREE crafts, activities, presenters, storytellers, and more!

Grab a blanket or lawn chair; pack a picnic or buy your lunch at one of our vendors. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Tell us what you think!

If you have joined the Summer Reading Club, we're asking you what you think.

Now Adults can register themselves online (sorry teens and kids - for now it's still F2F for you)

Everyone can write a book review.

Adults, Teens, and Kids who write book review will see it appear on the website within a few days.

Not only that, but we're also interested in finding out what folks think about the events held at the different libraries.
Many libraries are offering prizes; your review is like a raffle ticket, and there are no limits to how often you may enter.
So... check and see what's happening at your library.

And remember - when it's hot you can come inside someplace cool and relax with a nice book.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Arrrrrrgh? Elllllllll Ooooooohhhhhh Elllllllll!

Any teens (for the purposes of clarity, that's folks aged 13-18) who have a yen for things Piratey are invited to Pirate Movie Night at the Teen Forum of Martin Library.

This Wednesday night there will be two movies - Pirates of the Caribbean 1 & 2 - shown from 4-9 p.m.
There will be all kinds of snackage; poporn and soda will be provided free of charge, and candy machines are available for those who need sugary, chocolaty, or other tasty goodness.

Anyone who talks too loud, has their cell phone go off, or is disruptive to other viewers will be flogged and fed to the sharks.
For a quick preview of the two movies click here; in thirty seconds, and re-enacted by bunnies.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Graphic Novels - the new hotness!

With 1004 distinct items in the Library System, we have a veritable treasure chest of Graphic Novels. We can't keep them on the shelf, they're the most rapidly-growing niche in publishing, and many are spawning a new renaissance in Hollywood. Good Stuff!

But wait - what is a Graphic Novel? You don't know?

Graphic novels are similar to comic books. Like comic books, they use sequential artwork to help tell a story. However, they are more likely to be stand-alone stories, and plot lines are more extended.

Some are collections of comics (Usagi Yojimbo) and some are books in their own right (Pride of Baghdad) . Still others have won prostigeous awards like the Xeric Award (Clan Apis) and one has even won the Pulitzer Prize (Maus)

Better to refer to them as a format (just as we do a book, magazine, audiobook, or movie) because they cover many genres; Cyberpunk, Horror, Romance, Fantasy and more.

Does this mean that these books are only for teens?
Not at all. Graphic Novels tend to be very appealing for all ages. (This includes the staff that develop this collection) The visual presentation, great character development, well-written plots, and escapism make this format of book very appealing.

Graphic Novels are all about Superheroes, right?

Actually, no...they’re not even all fiction.

Although we do have superheroes such as Wonder Woman, Spiderman, and Wolverine we also have other fiction and non-fiction books.

Here are a few examples:

· Pedro and Me
· The amazing true story of a Teenage Single Mom
. Persepolis

· Sandman
· Tapping the Vein
. Thirty Days of Night

· Heavy Liquid
· Channel Zero

Christian Fiction
· Left Behind
· Tribulation Force

· Moby Dick - Melville
· Remembrance of Things Past—Proust

· Cartoon Guide to Genetics
· Cartoon Guide to Physics
. Jack The Ripper

BEST OF ALL many are now coming to the big screen.

So if you're interested in this 'new' format, why not give them a try?
There are many terrific books out there, just waiting for you to discover them.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Summer Reading Kickoff - At the West Manchester Mall!

Noon - 2 p.m. on Wednesday June 13th, please join the library and the Mall Kid's Club for this exciting kick-off event!

Zoo America will have live animals to see and there will be crafts and activities as well as an opportunity to sign up for the Summer Reading Club.

Visit us for this free event and have a blast. Win fabulous prizes! Take home some great giveaways and start a summer of fun!
If you have any questions, please call 846-5300 x 242

Friday, June 8, 2007

Libraries: answering trivia and earnest questions since 1879

If you're not familiar with this logo, you really need to aquaint yourself. This FREE service is FREELY available for FREE 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (except major holidays when the Librarians are FREE to do what they wish)

Now we know that you use Google. We're not even bitter about it, because we have a little secret; Google doesn't always have the answers. Sometimes, it even has the totally wrong answer altogether. And don't even get us started on Wikipedia.

So when you're looking at a bazillion wrong answers to what should be an easy question, and you're ready to throw things at the monitor, why not give us a try?

If you're questioning the value of something that's free, here's a suggestion; try out Ask Here PA. If you're pleased, but uneasy about something for nothing, why not write a check out to York County Libraries?

Or, cheerfully and happily keep your money, secure in the knowlege that you have a good answer.

somewhere, someone
really fell for this

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Summer Reading Club!

It's time for Summer Reading Club!

Beginning Monday the 11th of June, folks of all ages are welcome to participate, read, have fun, and try for fabulous prizes.

Nobody is too young or too old for the club;

  • "Read to Me" is for babies in arms up to age 6,

  • "Summer Readers" are folks 6-12

  • "Teen Readers" are 13 to 18 and

  • "Adult Summer Readers" are over 18.

There are programs, contests, books, and other 'club' activities available all summer.
Check out the website for more information and don't forget the concurrent GO series.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Yummy tastes of summer - Lemon Stix

If you're familiar with the Glen Rock Street Fair, you'll know that there are many things to see and do - and in PA Dutch fashion, plenty of wonderful things to eat as well.

If you're unfamiliar with this delicious treat, you really MUST check it out. Not only will you be able to savor the sweet/tangy blend that's oh-so-refreshing, but you'll also be supporting your local library.
Don't fail to check out the enormous booksale; incredible deals on books of all sorts.
So refresh yourself, put a bounce back in your step, and load up on Vitamin C in this nutritious and yummy treat.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

terrific and free Bibliography tool -

This is pretty fantastic; is a new automatic bibliography generator.

It uses a multitude of web services to auto-fill bibliography info for a works cited then lets you download the bibliography in MLA, APA, or Chicago formats.

Even better, it's available for sharing on facebook.

Show off the books that you love, make your research easier, or just make a great long list of books.

It's all good!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

MURDER at Martin Library!!

At 5:30 on August 3rd, a book signing with famed botanist Professor Paige E. Reizer will go horribly awry.

At some point in the evening a scream will be heard, a body shall be found and the game will be afoot.

It will be up to you to find the clues, interrogate the suspects and identify the killer.

Take a stab (hyuk hyuk) at solving this interactive murder mystery. Free your inner Sherlock Holmes or Miss Marple and walk home with a prize for correctly deducing whodunit.

And no - the Butler didn't do it.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Spring is here, but it's still kind of chilly - try wool for warmth and beauty

The weather we're having , to put it mildly, has been rather bizarre.
On cold/chilly days, I'm rather fond of warm snuggly items - and it only gets better when you were the one to knit it yourself.

If you're interested in knitting or crocheting, here are some upcoming events you'll want to explore

Ongoing Knitting @ Your Library-

Every Fourth Wednesday at 10:00 at Mason Dixon Library - If you love to knit come to the library and join our new knitting group. Knit, chat and improve your skills. Feel free to bring your current and enjoy knitting and time at their lovely Fireplace Area.

Every third Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at the Glen Rock Library - Bring a knitting project or start a new one! All levels welcome at this friendly and informal knitting circle.

Two Tuesdays a month! At 6:00 p.m. Kreutz Creek Library in Hellam - The 2nd Tuesday of the month will continue to be our crafting night, the 4th Tuesday will be for a skills class. Learn something new at this fun library knitting/crocheting circle.

Check out this class!

Held over two Saturdays, May 19 and June 16, 10 AM- 1 PM at Kreutz Creek Valley Library Center, Hellam -

You can Learn to Make a Top Down Raglan Sweater - Join pattern designer and local knitting expert Joan Hamer as she shows us how to knit a sweater form the collar down to the hem! Upon registration and payment of $10 you will receive a materials list and a homework assignment that should be completed before the first class. Bring your lunch! Beverages will be provided! Space is limited and registration is required.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Gardening season is in full swing!

The Old Farmer's Almanac says that the last date of Frost should have been Apr. 20 - even given the odd weather we've been having, at this point in the year we should be pretty safe. Perfect time, and perfect weather for plants, gardens, and Library sales.

May 19th The Friends of the Collinsville Library and Southern York County Garden Club will be selling plants, as well as books, baked goods, and other items at the Collinsville Community Library.

June 2nd the Kreutz Creek Valley Library Center will have their annual used book sale, plant, craft and yard sales and food! You can also sign up early for Summer Reading Club, as well as get a peek at Bob the Critter Man's critters.

Want to learn how to enjoy your garden without killing your back or weeding for endless tedious hours? On May 23, Southern York Library will be offering a class on "Lasagna Gardening" - stop by at 1:00 and learn more about how this is easy, why it is better, and how it got such a wacky name.

So - stay tuned for classes, events and sales around York County. Libraries can help you populate your yard and garden, for a fraction of the cost you might otherwise spend. Not only do you save money, but you're also helping your local library.

Of course, you can always check out the newest books on gardening at your library!

Friday, May 4, 2007

Summer Reading - just around the corner!!

The County-wide Summer Reading Club is just around the corner - beginning June 11th, folks of all ages can read, attend wonderful programs, and enter to win fabulous prizes at any of the Libraries in York County.

Click here for the teaser page; the closer we get to June 11th, the more information there will be.

Kids and Teens will have similar programs to last year, but this is the first year we'll have a County-Wide Adult Summer Reading Club.

Stay tuned - more information will be coming soon!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

RSS in plain English

RSS means “really simple syndication” but that doesn’t matter; the acronym is becoming just as recognizable as SCUBA , IQ , TGIF, or ATM.

Click To Play
There are two types of Internet users, those that use RSS and those that don't. This video is for the people who could save time using RSS, but don't know where to start.
If this player doesn't work, click here for another (web based) player.

news of web 2.0

The Technology Taskforce attended the "Computers in Libraries" conference, and came back with new skills, saw some great opportunities, and some facinating information as it relates to Libraries and technology.

From Becky Shives, the Director of Village Library, we get the following:

The title of the opening day keynote address at the Computers in Libraries conference was "Web 2.0 and What It Means to Libraries". The speaker, Lee Rainie of the Pew Internet and American Life Project, focused on six aspects of the Web 2.0 world that should matter to libraries.

Number 1: "The Internet has become the computer." Translation: More people use the Internet, more often, and from more places. More people have faster connections, which makes video more prevalent and makes people's use of the Internet more social. Here are some stats:

  • In 2000, 62% of American adults had a computer--but only 46% had Internet access. Today, 75% have a computer and 73% have Internet access.
  • At the same time home broadband access (cable, DSL, etc. as opposed to dial up) has increased from 3% to 46%.

  • Because of broadband, video has become a large part of the online experience. 85% of young broadband users have watched video online. 19% have posted videos.

  • On a typical day, 49% of the public go online; up from 24% in 2000.

  • People go online from more places: 89% of teens go online from home; 75% from school; 70% from a friend or relative's computer; and 50% from a library.

  • Other things teens do online:
    67% play games online with others;
    67% share photos; and
    39% share computer files.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

the art of Mary-Louise Biasotti-Hooper

The Mason Dixon Library is pleased to offer an exhibition of the work of Mary-Louise Biasotti-Hooper.

Friday May 4th the Library will host a reception from 6 pm-8 pm, and the art will be on display through May 25th in the library's Quiet Reading Room.

More on the Artist from the York Dispatch

you can view her original oils and watercolors by visiting her website.

Spring Grove -have a great day/win fabulous prizes

Spring Grove Community Day
Saturday May 19th, 2007 at the Spring Grove Area High School
7 am until 2 pm.

You are invited to attend the 1st Annual Spring Grove Community Day! The Glatfelter Memorial Library and the Spring Grove Scholarship Foundation have teamed up to offer this day of fun, food, and festivities in beautiful Spring Grove.

  • Sit down meals offered in the school cafeteria
  • 200 yard sale stands (available)
  • 100 craft stands (available)
  • Non-Profit Organizations will have displays and activities
In conjunction with Community Day there will be a raffle.
Tickets are $10.00 and the prizes are:
1st PRIZE A 6 Day- 5 Night Cruise Baltimore to Bermuda for Two(or $3200.00)
2nd PRIZE $1000.00
3rd PRIZE $500

Your chances of winning are very good compared to the PA Lottery!!

All proceeds will be split between Glatfelter Memorial Library and the Spring Grove Scholarship Foundation. If you would like to purchase a ticket, please contact the Library.

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

YES! Youth Empowerment Summit at MML

Wednesday May 9th
from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Youth Empowerment Summit has been completely planned by Martin Library’s Teen Advisory Board, and is thus truly by teens, for teens.

This program will last from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm and will consist of 90 minute morning and afternoon workshops (see below). There will also be a performance by the local band Rosematter, and a keynote speech by noted Young Adult author Vivian Vande Velde. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

We can accept up to eight students from every high school in York County.

If you would like to participate in this program, please call Clio (846-5300 ext 246) for more information as soon as possible, or contact your school principal or librarian.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 846-5300 ext 246 or via email at
  • A Keynote Speech by author Vivian Vande Velde

  • Breakfast and Lunch provided

  • A performance by local band, Rosematter

  • and tons and tons of prizes

Classes offered in 90 minutes segments - learn something new, learn something fun.

Bead Working
Learn to create and design different jewelry from glass and plastic beads as well as designs for elegant and intricate jewelry. Beads can be used to make bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and key chains. Limit: 20 per workshop.

Bring in your own pictures from home and use photo safe adhesives, papers, enhancements, stickers, cutting tools, and other tools to make your own scrapbook. It’s easy to make a scrapbook, each of which tells its own story! Limit: 20 per workshop.

College Prep.
Learn from college consultant, Vicki Keriazes, all you need to know about the college application process. Everything from how to get money to myths and truths about college. Limit: 30 per workshop.

Salsa Dancing
Watch a salsa dancing routine performed by Pasos Caribenos and learn some moves of your own. A great workshop for performance artists! Limit: 25 per workshop.

Professor of Film and Media at Towson University, Brian Plow, will teach all there is to know (or all that can be taught in 90 minutes) about filmmaking. Limit: 20 per workshop.

Writing Workshop
Get tips on writing and learn about getting published from noted Young Adult author, Vivian Vande Velde. Limit: 15 per workshop.

Bead Making
Use a rod and blowtorch to make up to three decorative glass beads of various shapes, sizes, and color! Considering a career in jewelry? This one’s for you! Limit: 10 per workshop.

Freelance artist, Mike Hawthorne, shares some tales of what it’s like drawing for a living and teaches some basic drawing techniques. Learn skills useful for a career in the visual arts! Limit: 25 per workshop.

Comic Book History
Learn about the history of one of America’s most popular visual media with Joe Miller who shares his vast knowledge of the history of comic books in America with plenty of show and tell. Limit: 25 per workshop.

Web Design
Hear about the places to host your site, the best services to keep your pictures, video and tunes, and how you can move from talented amateur to money-making web designer. We'll be in the computer lab, so you can build your own site through the session.
Emphasis is on fast and free. Limit: 12 in workshop

Monday, April 23, 2007

Everything Alpaca -

“Everything Alpaca”
Comes to Dillsburg Library
Thursday May 17th, at 7 P.M.
Photo credit Christophe Meneboeuf

Alpacas-of-Fieldstone-Crossing Farm owner Kathy Ammerman will wax enthusiastic about wool at the Dillsburg Area Public Library Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m. Comparing her alpacas, llamas, and sheep, she will explain the differences in their fleece, while Nancy Scott from Boiling Springs, will demonstrate carding, cleaning, spinning, and the differences in the wearable items produced by the varied structure of the woven fibers.

Ms. Ammerman will bring “Bebo Norman,” the farm’s prize juvenile male alpaca. She also will show the new ram “Zeek, son of Zachary,” in front of the library. Father and son are known for having scores of healthy progeny “on the ground”.

The presentation will include “everything alpaca,” such as birth, feeding, trimming feet, injections, showing, shearing, and sales. Tax incentives accompany the raising of alpacas, which has made it possible for the farm to keep or train horses, sheep, goats, llamas, and peacocks, and accept neglected animals. On June 21, Jubilee Day in Mechanicsburg, the animals will comprise a “Noah’s Ark” reenactment.

Lee Ammerman, an endodontist, and Kathy receive visitors to the farm from churches, camps, and nursing homes. They arrange activities with Girl and Boy Scouts, and Royal Rangers. Some volunteers on the farm are from the physical fitness classes Kathy leads at the West Shore YMCA.

Programs in the library’s 2006-2007 series “TREASURES: Made in the USA” have been underwritten by the Dillsburg Rotary Club. The library is at 17 South Baltimore St. (Route 74) near the light, phone 432-5613.

The library’s 2007-2008 series, starting November 8, is “COMICS: From the Classics to the Graphics”.

Auction for Local Artwork

On display at Martin Library, "Time Artwork" created by Dallastown High School Students is up for Silent Auction; you can bid online up until Sunday the 29th of April.

There are banners, posters, ceiling tiles, and even a sculptural piece that all reflect the overall theme. Click here to see the main aution page

All proceeds from the auction will support future GO programming.

thinking ahead to the winter holidays

Would you like to have a magnificent hand-knitted holiday stocking for only $10?

Betty Druck, our knitter of considerable skill, is ready to take orders; she has a huge portfolio of patterns and colors, and each stocking can be personalized with a name.

They make great gifts for baby or bridal showers, adoptions, blended families, or "just because that felt stocking from a big box store is tacky" - some folks even order them for cherished pets.

Betty adds special embellishments to her stockings--beads for the center of flowers or tree decorations; angora yarn for beards and tiny ribbons on packages. A variety of patterns are available and you may view pictures at the library.
Stockings will be delivered in November
and they still cost only $10.
Each stocking is a labor of love as well as a work of art. What are you waiting for? Call the library today!

Catch a flick at Southern York!

Each and every Saturday, there are movies shown at Southern York County free of charge and for folks of all ages.

Now, you might be laboring under a mistaken impression; some people think that Libraries find the most obscure and stale movie, blow the dust off of the VHS tape, and cram it into a creaky and cranky player for their patron's "enjoyment."

Not So! Could not be any further from the truth... not only are these new releases on DVD, but they're being shown with a gorgeous projector in a home theatre-like experience. Portable, practical, and given to the library for this express purpose, this new projector will last for many years.

Although the licence for showing movies prevents us from digitally advertising EXACTLY what's being shown, this page has some hints as to what newly released movies are being offered. If you can't figure out the hints, feel free to call the library and ask. (717) 235-4313

10:30 are movies for everyone, 1:00 feature films rated PG-13 and are suitable for teens and adults.

A few kid-safe examples are; Flicka, Shrek 2, and Night at the Museum.

Stranger than Fiction, The Guardian, and Dreamgirls are other examples of movies that might be shown for teens and adults.

We aren't offering popcorn (yet) but you can get free coffee every Saturday.

Both programs are underwritten by the Friends of Southern York County Library to whom we are very grateful.

Would you like to help the library offer fun, relevant, and exciting programs for the community? Become a Friend of the Library!

Collinsville Library - Annual Yard, Book, & Plant Sale

Does this beautiful spring weather have you yearning to get your fingers dirty?

Check out the Collinsville Library - Annual Yard, Plant, and Book sale.

Held Saturday, May 19th (after the last date of frost!!) you'll have the oppportunity to support your local library AND get inexpensive plants, books, and gently used items.

Interested in cleaning out your clutter? Yard sale spaces available for a fee! Call 927-9014 to reserve a space and cash in on your own “treasures.”
But wait- there's more!!

Are you a whiz with your baking skills?
New This Year: A pie baking contest for adults (ages 18+)

Details can be found here - We're going to have some fun, hope you can be there!

Meet and Greet @ the Collinsville Library

Have you met your local government officials?
Do you know who the candidates are for Township Supervisor or Borough Council?

The Friends and Staff of Collinsville Community Library are proud to announce a meet and greet to be held on Thursday, May 3rd.

The event will be held from 7-8 p.m. at the library located on Rt 74 on the grounds of the Clearview Elementary School.

That night, officials and candidates from Chanceford, Lower Chanceford, and Peach Bottom Township as well as Delta Borough will visit the library.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend, meet, ask questions, have some refreshments and thank these local officials for their continued support of our local library.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Dear Reader, I'm sorry but I think it's time I started seeing more patrons....

ONLINE BOOK CLUBS coming soon!

If you are interested in one of the many genres, we'll email you a 5-minute portion of a book. (bite-sized niblets of information, if you will)

During the week you can read 2-3 chapters at your convenience, and decide if you want to check the book out of the library.

Opt out at any time, and know that in this (as in all things) we value and will protect your privacy.

No cost, no obligation, and no sweat; you can get as many or as few as you'd like.

Nift tool helps you with car repair 24/7 - free from Your Library

"AutoIQ" a helpful new database from Power Library!

You can now see the purpose, functionality and service requirements of any vehicle system, at any time of day or night. Of particular use are the nifty features that help you intuit your way through home-based auto repair.
(WHAT is that widget, and why are there so many screws left over??)
  • full-motion video
  • animated technical diagrams
  • detailed instructions

all help to show YOUR vehicle and what things should look like.

Information in AutoIQ is organized into seven main automotive areas

  • fuel management,
  • engine management,
  • heating and air conditioning,
  • ignition system,
  • brakes,
  • suspension and steering and
  • engine mechanical.

Each of these categories is further divided into detailed subcategories.

You need a computer, an Internet connection, and the most recent version of Adobe Flash Player. Check it out at

Collinsville Teens will now meet on Thursday evenings


Under the guidance and leadership of Essy Day, TAFFY meetings will now take place the second Thursday evening of each month.
Their next meeting will be Thursday May 10th, 2007 at 6:00 PM, and you can call 717-927-9014 for more information.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs

This exciting program will be held at the Guthrie Memorial Library Hanover’s Public Library Thursday, April 26 at 2pm John D. Bare Center
and later that same day at Gettysburg Library -
140 Baltimore Street at 7 pm

Leslie Warden, Ph.D., student in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania, will be presenting a program based on the Egyptian history and King Tut exhibits currently on display in Philadelphia

Tutankhamun, ancient Egypt's famous boy pharaoh, grew up 3,300 years ago in the ancient city of Akhet-aten. This extraordinary royal city grew, flourished and vanished in hardly more than a generation's time.

This presentation examines the religious, artistic and cultural changes that took place during the reigns of famous pharaohs Akhenaten and his probable son Tutankhamun during the "Amarna Period" (circa 1353 to 1336 BCE)
The Outreach Lecture Program is funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The program is sponsored locally by the Friends of the Library.

Library sponsors a bus trip to the National Book Festival!

Book Lovers, folks with a fondness for free things, or people looking for a day in DC; we can set you up!

(we have scored many free books, and some sweet sweet swag from a variety of vendors.... it has to be seen to be believed)

$38 gets you a seat on the bus for Saturday September 29th; we leave from Martin Library in York promptly at 7:30 a.m. and will return to at roughly 6 p.m. Parking is free on Saturdays, so please park on the street.

Send the check (write "Book Festival" in the note section)

attn: Jo Roussey at Martin Library.

159 E Market Street, York, PA 17401.

If you don't have your phone number printed on your check, please write it in. For more than 1 person/payment, please have a list of who's coming in your group.

Website for information
(please note: this is for 2006, and will update to 2007 when they have the information ready)

Some details from what we know, now...


The National Book Festival, organized by the Library of Congress and hosted by the first lady, Laura Bush, will be held on Saturday September 29, on the National Mall in Washington D. C., between 7th and 14th streets from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m. (rain or shine).

The festival is free and open to the public.

The 2006 festival attracted 70 award-winning authors, illustrators, poets and storytellers, and a crowd of more than 85,000.

Festival goers may bring books, or buy them at the festival, for authors to sign. Children can meet some of their storybook characters, who will appear on the festival grounds throughout the day

This is a fantastic opportunity to meet some of your favorite authors.

Mother's Day tea - May 19th - Glen Rock Public Library

Now here's a lovely idea for you and your mother; enjoy a few hours chatting over tea and yummy delights, and support the library as well.

The woman catering this event is well known in the area, and has an absolutely exquisite facility in her own right.

Hufnagel Public Library of Glen Rock

Mother's Day Tea May 19th 1-3PM

$10/ to 30 people

contact the Glen Rock Library to purchase tickets and make arrangements

The tea is being catered by Nancy Swindler of The Joy Garden Tea House in New Freedom. Her website is

Storytelling Workshop at Martin Library April 28th


Contact: Frances E. Keller, Director of Marketing

Phone: (717) 846 5300 ext. 225


159 E. Market Street / York, PA 17401

Judy Wolfman Teaches Storytelling at Martin Library

The Art of Storytelling is the focus of an upcoming four-hour workshop at Martin Library, 159 E. Market Street in York. Professional Storyteller Judy Wolfman will share her trade secrets during the class on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For those who enjoy ‘spinning a yarn’ and sharing the fascination with others, this session will offer coaching and feedback. Finding stories, techniques and strategies for telling a story, and marketing of your craft will be discussed.

Class size is limited to 15, and registrations are accepted on a first come basis. Fee for the course is $45. Participants are invited to bring a brown bag lunch.

Wolfman has been a professional storyteller for 15 years, performing throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, Florida and California, and on cruise ships. She is a member of the National Storytelling Network. Wolfman teaches The Art of Storytelling for McDaniel College, and at York College, and is the founder of York Tellers. In addition to storytelling, Wolfman is the published author of 9 children's books.

For more information, please call Fran Keller at (717) 846-5300 ext. 225, email or visit

AARP Driver Safety Program offered May 19 and 20

April 15, 2007 – For Immediate Release

Contact: Demi Fair, Director

Day: (717) 235-4313

AARP Driver Safety Program at Library – New Dates

Shrewsbury, PA – The Southern York County Library, 80 Constitution Avenue, Shrewsbury, will be hosting an AARP Driver Safety Program. The 2-session course will be held on Saturdays, May 19 and 26, from 1 – 5 pm in the Library’s Heritage Room. The cost of the program is $10.

The 8-hour classroom course, facilitated by AARP volunteer Jim Healy, is designed to help drivers update their driving knowledge; sharpen their driving skills; compensate for normal age-related physical changes; reduce traffic violations, crashes and chances for injury; and drive more safely. The course covers subjects such as “Judging Yourself”, “Potential Trouble Spots” and “Aggressive Driving/Road Rage.”

Pre-registration is required for this program. The class is limited to 25 participants. The course is designed for ages 50+, but really anyone who drives can attend. To register, send or hand-deliver a $10 check payable to AARP to the Southern York County Library with your name, address and phone number. Mail to Southern York County Library, PO Box 239, Shrewsbury, PA 17361. Registrations must be received no later than Thursday, May 17.

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Demi Fair

Director, Southern York County Library

(717) 235-4313

free health insurance for Children; information session

April 15, 2005

For Immediate Release

Contact: Demi Fair, Director (717) 235-4313

Expanded CHIP coverage – Sign-ups at Library

Shrewsbury, PACover All Kids is Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell's expansion of the CHIP Progam. With Cover All Kids, all uninsured children and teens in the commonwealth who are not eligible for Medical Assistance will have access to affordable, comprehensive health-care coverage. Now, no family makes too much money for CHIP. It's the same great program, now available to all families

The Southern York County Library, located at 80 Constitution Avenue, Shrewsbury, will be providing information and registration materials for CHIP, led by Colleen Salvatore of Capital Blue Cross, on Saturday, May 5 from 10:30 – 11:30 am in the Library’s Children’s Activity Room. No advance registration is necessary. Questions can be directed to Demi Fair at the Southern York County Library at (717) 235-4313.

Demi Fair

Director, Southern York County Library

(717) 235-4313

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