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STEM Programs are happening at Public Libraries!

January 17, 2017

With the current emphasis on STEM (S.T.E.M: Science, Technology, Electronics and Math) learning, the Library System of Lancaster County formed a partnership with Lancaster-based make717 Innovation Center** this past fall.  One component of this partnership, in addition to the availability of STEM Maker Passes to the make717 Innovation Center, is to increase technical educational resources…

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Murder Mystery Dinner at Mt. Hope Mansion

January 10, 2017

   It’s Murder at Mt. Hope Mansion! Join the Manheim Community Library for a benefit performance of a 1950’s fallout shelter themed murder mystery dinner, Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at 1:00 PM. Please accept this ultra-important invitation to save the world as well as humanity. Come enjoy a four-course meal during which you will find…

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Several Public Libraries will be closed on January 18th due to computer upgrades

January 9, 2017

The Library System will be upgrading their online catalog on Wednesday, January 18th in order to improve services to the public. During the upgrade, there won’t be access to the online catalog that day.  Although a number of our public libraries will be open during the upgrade date, there are several public libraries that will…

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Anne Frank Traveling Exhibit Coming to the Milanof-Schock Library

December 19, 2016

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…

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Rose Under Fire Tops 2017 One Book Votes!

November 29, 2016

Representatives from libraries in Berks, Dauphin, Lebanon, Lancaster, Perry and York Counties are pleased to announce the selection of Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein as the 2017 One Book, One Community selection.  The selection was made by the public vote. Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein is the unforgettable story of Rose Justice, a…

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NY Times best-selling author, Adriana Trigiani to speak at 2017 Author Luncheon!

November 22, 2016

Adriana Trigiani is coming to Lancaster County!  The award-winning author will appear at the 2017 Spring Author Luncheon on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 12:00 noon at the Calvary Church, 1051 Landis Valley Rd, Lancaster, PA.   The Council of Friends of Public Libraries, Aaron’s Books and the Library System of Lancaster County will host the…

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Mitten Trees at Public Libraries are ready for your donations!

November 22, 2016

Public Libraries throughout Lancaster County will hold their 17th annual Mitten Tree Campaign beginning on Monday, November 21.  Librarians from the county’s public libraries, in the spirit of holiday giving, will be collecting new mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, earmuffs and umbrellas that will benefit children & families served by Lancaster County Children & Youth Services.  …

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Tomorrow is the BIG Extra Give Day!

November 17, 2016

It’s Extra Give time once again! Join in this special day of GIVING to support Your Local Public Library or the Bookmobile! Visit www.extragive.org  and look up your Local Public Library or the Bookmobile on the Leaderboard to make your donation. The Bookmobile will be at The Comic Store, 28 McGovern Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602…

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Royer’s Annual Book Drive Collects New Children’s Books for Public Libraries

November 15, 2016

ROYER’S ANNUAL BOOK DRIVE COLLECTS 1,370 NEW CHILDREN’S TITLES FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES  Nearly 17,000 in event’s 11-year history From left, Renee Christiansen, youth services manager, Library System of Lancaster County, and Jill Williams, store manager of Royer’s Flowers & Gifts’ Lancaster West store. The books were collected at Royer’s Lancaster West, Lancaster North, Ephrata and…

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