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The Library is Celebrating its Centennial!

The York Public Library celebrates its 100th Birthday this month, and has announced special events and programming in honor of its centennial. May 29 will mark 100 years since the York Public Library Association was incorporated. While smaller lending libraries existed in various forms prior to...

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September 2022 Staff Picks

This month we celebrate Banned Books Week. This is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it...

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August 2022 Staff Picks

Looking to try out a new book? Try one of our staff picks! Michelle: The Ride of her Life: the True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and their Last-Chance Journey Across America by Elizabeth Letts In 1954, Annie Wilkins, a 64 year old farmer from Minot, Maine, had next to nothing. She had just lost...

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Thank You for Celebrating With Us!

Over the past several months, we’ve been working hard to plan an awesome 100th Birthday Party for York Public Library. We’re pretty happy with how it turned out–and we hope you are, too! Over the course of the day, those of us who were at a service desk, manning a booth, or otherwise interacting...

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July 2022 Staff Picks

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” -– John Lubbock, The Use of Life Reading a book isn't either! Try one of our recent favorites...

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Shining a Light on Literacy

The Youth Services department is shining brighter at York Public Library. Our new light table, a unique literacy tool, is the focal piece of the new literacy discovery area in the Children’s Room. This exciting addition to the Library was made possible thanks to a generous donation from Altrusa...

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How to Bid in the Centennial Online Auction

When the Auction is live (Friday, June 10 at 8AM through Saturday, June 18 at 5PM), follow these instructions to bid on auction items. If you still have questions, please contact Jane Siviski Hoffman, York Public Library Development and Marketing Coordinator, at 207-363-2818 ext. 1016 or email...

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June 2022 Staff Picks

Looking for a good beach read? Try one of our favorites!Barb: This is MY Fort by Drew Daywalt An early reader book about conflicts & friendship - you can find a way to figure things out together :)Devin: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan I read this book for our Book to Movie Club, and I really...

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