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!