Category: Exhibits

Exhibit Grand Opening at the Milanof-Schock Library!

An Event Celebrating the Arts and Literature

The Milanof-Schock Library in Mount Joy will open for public appreciation the Reading and Writing with Anne Frank traveling exhibit on Monday, February 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Be among the first to visit this exhibit that takes a look at Anne Frank’s short stories and other writings as well as what books she read while in the Secret Annex. The display reminds viewers of this teenager’s indomitable spirit even during the worst of times.

As part of the celebration, the Library is excited to host cast members of the Susquehanna Stage Co. of Marietta who will perform a couple scenes from their upcoming production of The Diary of Anne Frank running February 17-19 and 23-26.

The traveling exhibit comes to the Library from the Anne Frank Center of Mutual Respect. The exhibit is sponsored by Lanco Federal Credit Union, Members 1st Federal Credit Union, The Rotary Club of Mount Joy, and Kiwanis Club of NORLANCO-RHEEMS.

Please visit the Library’s website for information about this event or call 653-1510.

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Anne Frank Traveling Exhibit Coming to the Milanof-Schock Library

Reading & Writing with Anne Frank exhibit first time in Pennsylvania!

The Milanof-Schock Library in Mount Joy is excited and honored to be able to offer an amazing exhibit to the public! “Reading & Writing with Anne Frank” is coming to us from the Anne Frank Center USA and will be on display at the library from February 6 through March 9, 2017.

This is the first time that the “Reading & Writing with Anne Frank” traveling exhibit has come to Pennsylvania! This engaging display will help us all get to know Anne Frank as a writer and learn what books Anne read that were smuggled into the Secret Annex. Everyone is invited to the Library to enjoy and experience this display. Larger groups – classrooms, home-school groups, women’s groups, book discussion groups, school clubs, Scouts, history enthusiasts – are also welcome, and it’s free for public appreciation!

The Library is in the process of planning programs and events to highlight this incredible exhibit and will make sure to promote them as the time nears. Teachers, families, or anyone who plans to visit the display, are welcome to print out a workbook to bring along to make the experience more interactive and personal; the workbook can be found on our web site for two different age groups.

The Library is also searching for individuals to volunteer their time to be Docents for the exhibit. Docents will be trained to work with the public and students of all ages and are needed to serve two-hour shifts when the Library is open or for specially-scheduled visits. All Docents MUST provide the Library with copies of their PA Police Criminal Background Check and the PA Child Abuse Clearance. Interested Docents must sign up by January 23 for the training to be held on Friday, February 3 from 9-11a.m. and can call the Library to do so.

We are so thankful to have this unique opportunity to bring something so special to our community.  Please visit the Library’s website to register for this program or call 717-653-1510.

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“Celebrate Libraries” Gala Event at the Ware Center!

Library CakeThe public is invited to join the Public Libraries in Lancaster County and Sandy Asher, Lancaster County’s Children’s Laureate, at a special gala event that will celebrate libraries!  The event is happening at the Ware Center, 42 North Prince Street, Lancaster on Friday April 1 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  The celebration, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Atrium on the 3rd floor of the center.  The gala is the culmination of public library visits by Sandy Asher during the months of February and March that resulted in the creation of projects by children and their families that celebrate libraries!  Those creations will also be on display during the event.

Come and meet representatives from the public libraries in Lancaster County and learn about new and exciting resources that will enhance the library experience!   Learn about the Library’s new Mobile App; OverDrive downloadable audiobooks, e-Books; and more!

Guests will also be able to participate in a special Public Library Scavenger Hunt during the event to win a Kindle™.  They will be asked to answer questions like “Which library has a bank vault in the middle of its main floor?” or “Which library is in a town designated as a ‘great place to visit’ by Smithsonian Magazine?”  There will also be a Kids’ Craft activity and a special Minecraft™ demonstration by the Manheim Township Public Library.  Take advantage of this opportunity to find out more about the programs, resources and services at your public library!

Sandy AsherAbout Sandy Asher

Sandy Asher was named Lancaster County’s Children’s Laureate in December 2014 by the Lancaster Literary Guild.  She quickly saw this honor as an opportunity to promote literacy and libraries.  She states, “There was no job description, other than a general charge to promote literacy and creativity among young people, county-wide.  I figured the best way to reach as many of those young people as possible would be through their libraries.  And so the Celebrate Libraries project was born.”  The project is a collaboration between Asher, The Public Libraries of Lancaster County, and staff from the Library System of Lancaster County.  For more information about Sandy Asher and her work, visit  or

“All Crow” Art Exhibit at the Manheim Township Public Library

Painting of crow by Paige BaxterLancaster’s 2nd Annual “All-Crow” Art Show starts Friday, January 15, 2016 at the Manheim Township Public Library.  The Crow-themed art exhibit includes works by professional and amateur artists. Highlights include works by Deborah Diana, Mimi Shapiro, Judy Smith; an art project from residents of Lancaster Youth Detention Center; and student artwork from J.P. McCaskey and Donegal High Schools. The Opening Reception starts at 5:30 p.m. and includes crow-themed foods and drinks.

The “All-Crow” Art Show is part of “Something to Crow About” 2016, a Jan-Feb series of events and activities in Lancaster with “crows” as the theme.  Then on February 19, attend the “Farewell To Crows” Party for the “Something To Crow About 2016” awards and a last chance to view crow art and enjoy crow-themed food and drinks from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The Manheim Township Public Library is located at 595 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster in the Overlook Community Campus off Fruitville Pike.

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