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Lititz Library Sets Schedule November 15, 2018

Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road, Lititz, has announced its schedule of programs for November. Readers may call the library at 717-626-2255 for more information.

The library will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25.

Parachute Play for children ages 3 to 5 will be held on Mondays, Dec. 3 and 10, at 9:30 a.m. or Tuesdays, Dec. 4 and 11, at 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. The program encourages cooperative play, following directions and motor skills coordination. Each class is limited to 12 children.

Holiday Family will be held on Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. Attendees will kick off the holiday season with a special story time all about Christmas trees. Children of all ages are welcome with an adult.

Paws to READ will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 10, 10:30, and 11 a.m. The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (READ) love to have children read to them and to be petted. Children may bring a favorite story or pick a book to read from the library. Participants should sign up for a half-hour slot.

Holiday Happening will be held on Saturdays, Dec. 8 and 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees may make crafts and browse a table decked with children's library materials that can be purchased to commemorate someone special. A children's holiday-themed film will be shown throughout the day.

Santa Claus will make his annual stop at the library on Dec. 8 and 15 from 10 a.m. to noon to listen to children's wishes. He will read "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" at 11 a.m.

A holiday train display will be offered on Dec. 8 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Tuesday, Dec. 11, and Thursday, Dec. 13, from 3 to 6 p.m. All are welcome to see the model train displays set up by Lavon Stauffer, Greg Phillips and others.

Hank the Health Hero Tells a Story will take place on Dec. 8 at 10:30 a.m.

A Scrabble Meet-Up will be held on Monday, Dec. 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants should bring their own boards for casual games of Scrabble.

The History Book Club will meet on Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss "Enrique Krause: Mexico, Biography of Power."

The Great Decisions Discussion Group will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m. The moderated, nonpartisan discussion group is for those with an interest in foreign affairs.

Registration for winter story time sessions, including Little Steps (for ages 6 to 24 months with a caregiver), will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at the library, for residents of Elizabeth Township, Lititz Borough and Warwick Township. Beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 9 a.m., story time registration will be open to all if openings are available. Story time programs will begin the week of Monday, Jan. 28.


Library Think Tank Sessions Set November 15, 2018

York County Libraries (YCL) president Robert F. Lambert has posted this quarter's Library Think Tank sessions, both of which will start at 7 p.m. and will be free and open to the public. The sessions will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Dover Area Community Library, 3700-3 Davidsburg Road, Dover, and on Thursday, Nov. 29, at Paul Smith Library of Southern York County, 80 Constitution Ave., Shrewsbury.

Library Think Tanks provide a forum for discussion about how libraries are transforming lives and building communities.

There is free parking in close proximity to both libraries. Readers with questions may call Dover Library staff at 717-292-6814 or Paul Smith Library staff at 717-235-4313.


Library Programs Scheduled November 15, 2018

Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey, has announced its programs for December.

The Holiday Terrarium Workshop will take place on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. Instructor Kim Bailor will show participants how to build holiday-inspired terrariums, and attendees may choose between moose and forest themes. Containers, plants, soil and decorative holiday figures will be provided. Registration for this class is online only at Payment will be made directly to the instructor through the site. Youths ages 10 to 15 may also register but must be accompanied by an adult.

A Evergreen Wreath Class will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. Led by Andrea Beitzel, participants will make an evergreen wreath to decorate their home. Fresh-cut greens, a ring, wire and ribbons will be supplied and are included in the cost of the class. Attendees may register in person at the library. The class fee is payable at registration.

A drop-in card making class will be offered at 6 p.m. on Thursdays, Dec. 13 and 20. Attendees will create their own seasonal cards with instructor Wendy Makes. The fee is payable at the class.

Artemis Simulation for youths age 10 and up will return on Friday, Dec. 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. A special holiday-themed space adventure will be featured. Pizza and holiday treats will be served. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is available at

On Thursday, Dec. 20, at 6:30 p.m. the library will show the movie "A Muppet Christmas Carol" as part of its ninth annual Holiday Movie Extravaganza. Children may wear pajamas. Popcorn and apple juice will be provided, and there may be a few surprises. Registration is not required. For more details, readers may contact Rita Smith at 717-533-6555.

The library will be closed for Christmas on Monday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25.

The theme for the children's Winter Break Movies is "Be Yourself, Be Brave!" "A Wrinkle in Time" will be shown at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27. "Moana" will be shown at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28. Both movies are rated PG. Registration is not required.


Homework Hangout Slated November 15, 2018

Atglen Public Library, 413 Valley Ave., Atglen, offers a Homework Hangout on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The program supplies basic homework help, a snack, and activities.

For more details, contact the library at 610-593-6848 or visit


Library Plans Story Time Events November 15, 2018

Parkesburg Free Library, 105 West St., Parkesburg, will offer story time from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays, Nov. 21 and Dec. 5 and 12, as well as Jan. 9 and 16, 2019. The program is open to children ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver.

To register or for more information, contact the library at 610-857-5165 or visit


Library System Posts Fund Drive November 15, 2018

The Dauphin County Library System's 2018 annual fund drive is currently underway. Last year, public support raised more than $76,000 to keep the system's libraries open and provide services to the community. As 2019 approaches, the library system faces a $614,000 budget deficit. The library system aims to raise $85,000 during this year's annual fund drive to help offset this deficit.

Individual public gifts are essential and will help ensure that libraries stay open and continue to meet the community's need for continued learning and personal development across all ages. Libraries also play a critical role in providing free computer and internet access to individuals who do not have it at home, allowing children to complete homework assignments, adults to apply for jobs, families to keep in touch with loved ones, and more.

The Dauphin County Library System's 150 employees from all eight library locations are also contributing to the annual fund drive by making donations to launch the campaign. This year, the staff goal is to raise $1,350, which includes matching donations by the senior management team and the interim executive director, Karen Cullings.

Currently, 137,942 community members are library cardholders. To donate, readers may visit their local Dauphin County library or visit Current cardholders may also respond to the mailing sent in early November.


Gift-A-Book Program Set November 15, 2018

Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road, offers a Gift-A-Book program. Members of the community are now able to add to the library's juvenile collection by purchasing new books, audiobooks and DVDs from those on display and donating them to the library. Cash or checks will be accepted for each Gift-A-Book purchased. A special commemorative bookplate with the donor's name will be added.

For more information, call the library at 717-626-2255.


Lace Cottage Meeting Slated November 15, 2018

Elizabethtown Public Library, 10 S. Market St., will host a Lace Cottage meeting on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. Meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month, with attendees meeting informally for tatting instruction, to work on projects and to share ideas. All types of handicraft projects are welcome.

For more information, visit or call 717-367-7467.


Library Will Host Book Club November 15, 2018

The Boone Area Library, 129 N. Mill St., Birdsboro, will host a meeting of the Cliffhanger Book Club on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. The group will discuss David Morrell's thriller "Creepers."

For more information, readers may call 610-582-5666 or visit


Library Kicks Off Fund Drive November 15, 2018

Mason-Dixon Public Library, 250 Bailey Drive, Stewartstown, has kicked off its annual fund drive. Appeal letters have been mailed to homes and businesses in surrounding areas.

More information about the library can be found at Tax-deductible donations can be dropped off at or mailed to the library.


Boone Area Library Slates Events November 15, 2018

The Boone Area Library, 129 N. Mill St., Birdsboro, announced upcoming activities. The library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

For children, story time will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., with the exception of Monday, Nov. 26. The Nick Jr. Library Adventure series will be held on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., with the exception of Friday, Nov. 23.

For adults, iPad Basics will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 5 to 6 p.m. and on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 6 to 7 p.m. " 101" will take place on Monday, Nov. 26, from 6 to 7 p.m. and on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 4 to 5 p.m. Tech Help will be available on Nov. 29 from 3 to 5 p.m.

For more information, readers may contact the library at 610-582-5666 or


Mitten Tree Campaign Posted November 9, 2018

The Lititz Public Library will hold its annual Mitten Tree campaign. Each year, the library participates in the local Mitten Tree campaign. The campaign will run from Monday, Nov. 19, through Friday, Dec. 14.

Individuals interested in participating should bring new, unwrapped mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, umbrellas and earmuffs to the library during its hours of operation.

Donated items will be given to families in Lancaster County. For further information, readers may call 717-626-2255.


Library Plans Blood Drive November 9, 2018

Milanof-Schock Library, 1184 Anderson Ferry Road, Mount Joy, has partnered with the Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank for another community blood drive on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A Bloodmobile will be located in the library's parking lot.

All donors will receive a coupon good for a free movie rental at the library, two free admission vouchers to a comedy show, and coupons for pizza and ice cream. A form of identification is required to donate. For more information about blood donation, as well as answers to frequently asked questions, readers may visit Information about the blood drive and all other library programs and services is available at


Library Posts Programs November 9, 2018

Quarryville Library, 357 Buck Road, Quarryville, has announced a number of upcoming programs. For more information, readers may visit

On Tuesdays, Nov. 20 and 27, the library will host Preschool Meet-Up from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for children ages 3 to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers. (Older and younger siblings are welcome.)

On Nov. 20 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Robot Adventures Story Time will be held for children ages 4 to 7 with a caregiver.

On Wednesdays, Nov. 21 and 28, the library will host Toddler Meet-Up from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for children ages 1 to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. (Older siblings are welcome.)

The library will close at 3 p.m. on Nov. 21 to begin the observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, and the library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23.

On Saturday, Nov. 24, the library will host Teen Dungeons and Dragons Club from 1 to 4:30 p.m. for individuals ages 12 to 18.

On Wednesday, Nov. 28, Study Buddies will be offered from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. for children ages 5 to 10. Students can practice spelling and reading skills with help from volunteers. The program is limited to eight participants per week, so families may register in advance to guarantee a spot for their child on a specific date. Otherwise, walk-ins will be welcome as group size allows. Readers may register on the library's website at, by calling 717-786-1336, or by emailing

On Friday, Nov. 30, Wee Readers will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. for children ages 1 to 5 years old with a caregiver. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Teen Anime Club will meet on a special night. The gathering is for individuals ages 13 to 19.

On Saturday, Dec. 1, the Adult Dungeons and Dragons Club for people age 18 and up will meet from 1 to 4:30 p.m.


Public Library Plans Activities November 9, 2018

Pequea Valley Public Library, 31 Center St., Intercourse, will offer several special events. To learn more, readers may call the library at 717-768-3160 or visit

A Movie Marathon will be held on Friday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The movie selection and times are available on the library website.

Make a Christmas Ornament will be available on Tuesdays, Dec. 4 or 11, between 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., when patrons may stop in to make an ornament while supplies last and take it home. The program is open to youths ages 3 to 14.

Patrons may stop by the library through Monday, Dec. 17, to color a holiday or Christmas card to send to another library in the United States. Holiday pen pal cards from other libraries will be displayed in the children's room.


Friends Group Sets Holiday Sale November 8, 2018

The Friends of the Milanof-Schock Library will host the Holiday Gift, Book, and Bake Sale at the library, 1184 Anderson Ferry Road, Mount Joy, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. The community is invited to do early holiday shopping and enjoy punch and homemade cookies.

The Friends group will have regiftables, holiday decorations, books, handcrafted clothes and accessories for 18-inch dolls, handmade items, and more. Baked goods will be available for purchase, as well.

For more information on the event, as well as on the library and its programs, readers may visit or follow the library on Facebook and Instagram.


Students Set Reading Record November 8, 2018

For the ninth year in a row, Donegal High School joined forces with Milanof-Schock Library to participate in Jumpstart's Read for the Record early literacy campaign. On Oct. 25, 50 high school athletes boarded a bus and traveled to Donegal Intermediate and Primary schools in the Donegal School District.

The student-athletes had brought copies of the book "Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood" by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell. The high-schoolers read the book to every child in kindergarten through sixth grade in attendance that day, totaling 2,046 children. This total was a new record for the local effort.

Additionally, the students delivered one copy of "Maybe Something Beautiful" to every classroom in the Donegal Primary School. The books had been donated by the Norlanco-Rheems Kiwanis Club.

For more information about library services, readers may visit or find the library on Facebook and Instagram.


Library Director Receives Award November 7, 2018

On Oct. 26, Marguerite Dube, director of the Chester County Library and its Henrietta Hankin Branch, received the Difference of One Award at the Chester County OIC's 39th annual Award Gala. Dube received the 2018 Difference of One Award for her dedication to public service and personal commitments to excellence in helping her community and its members.

The Chester County Library partners with the Chester County OIC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free adult basic literacy education and life skills programs that prepare individuals for employment leading to economic self-sufficiency. The library supports adult literacy through its Adult Graded Reading collection and by providing office space, computers, supplies, and other amenities.

Dube began her career at the Chester County Library in January 2001 as the business/finance manager. She developed a passion for library services and in 2006 was awarded an IMLS grant to pursue a master's degree in library science at Drexel University. In September 2008, she was appointed as the director at the Chester County Library. During her tenure, she has overseen many physical changes to the buildings and strives to create a welcoming atmosphere for all the library's customers. She said one of her major accomplishments has been the redesign of the balcony area of the library, which houses the new young adult area, the Jacobs Technology Center with its Digital Media Lab, and the spacious OIC adult tutoring area.

The Difference of One Award is given in memory of the Rev. Dr. Leon H. Sullivan, founder of OIC of America. Sullivan impacted the quality of life in Philadelphia by developing an economic empowerment plan that led to a set of principles that aimed to empower people in their own communities in Philadelphia, across the country, and around the world. The Difference of One Award, developed by Chester County OIC, is given in honor of people who singlehandedly have made a difference in supporting the values of Chester County OIC.

The mission of the Chester County and Henrietta Hankin Branch libraries is to provide informational, educational, and cultural services to the residents of Chester County so that they may be lifelong learners. The Chester County Library and District Center is located at 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton. For more information, readers may visit


Higher Education Assistance Program Set November 7, 2018

Honey Brook Community Library, 687 Compass Road, Honey Brook, will host a Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) question-and-answer program on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. Parents who have a child who is getting ready to apply to college are invited to attend.

The discussion will be led by Michael Burke from PHEAA. Burke will be able to guide parents through the process of applying for scholarships and student loans.

To register or for more information, readers may call 610-273-3303 or email


Library Posts Youth Programs November 7, 2018

Boone Area Library, 120 N. Mill St., Birdsboro, will offer two programs for tweens and teenagers.

A Book and Bake Club will meet on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a book they are currently reading or have just read. After sharing book recommendations, attendees will make crustless pumpkin pie. The program is limited to 10 people.

A Newspaper Shoe Challenge will be offered on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6 p.m. Working independently or in partners or groups, participants will design shoes using only newspaper and masking tape. The shoes must be able to come off and on a foot and withstand a few steps.

Registration is required for both programs. To register, readers may call 610-582-5666 or email

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