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Library System Executive Director announces retirement

November 29, 2018

The Board of Directors of the Library System announced that Bonnie Young, Executive Director, will retire from her post on December 31, 2018.   Young has served as Executive Director since January 2016 and has provided leadership for the library system staff and operations during the past three years. During her tenure as Director, Young…

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

November 28, 2018

ROYER’S ANNUAL BOOK DRIVE COLLECTS MORE THAN 800 NEW CHILDREN’S TITLES FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES  Nearly 19,000 in event’s 13-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,…

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Bookmobile expands services due to greater demand!

November 27, 2018

The Library System is pleased to announce the expansion of their popular Bookmobile service! During the past year, the bookmobile significantly increased their service by adding an additional 8 Head Start stops and 4 stops to other communities: Country Meadows Assisted Living Facility; Woodcrest Villa Retirement Village; Manor Heights (Mountville); and Pleasant Valley Amish Store…

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Public Libraries encourage giving with their Annual Mitten Tree Project!

October 25, 2018

Public Libraries throughout Lancaster County will hold their 19th annual Mitten Tree Campaign beginning on Monday, November 19. 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 in need living in Lancaster County. Several of…

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Richard Scarry’s Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm to visit public libraries!

October 23, 2018

Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm costume characters, the loveable storybook characters created by popular author/illustrator, Richard Scarry, will visit local public libraries this fall! Children audiences will enjoy hearing and looking at Scarry’s engaging art and stories during the scheduled programs. The visits will take place from November 3 – 17. (See schedule below.) Parents…

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Bookmobile receives funding to add STEM resources for Head Start and preschool youth!

October 22, 2018

The Library System is pleased to announce that the Bookmobile will be promoting STEM throughout Lancaster County in the coming years.   Currently, the Bookmobile sees as many as 41 Head Start class rooms around the county each month, plus an additional 11 pre-school and childcare classes at other locations such as the Wonder Club and San Juan Bautista Learning…

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Library Telephone Renewal service will discontinue

October 17, 2018

The Library System is discontinuing the Telephone Renewal Service that allows library users to renew their books and other library items by a designated telephone number. The service will discontinue on December 31, 2018. The decision to terminate the service was made due to outdated software and decline in usage. Despite the discontinuation of this…

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Royer’s Bouquets for Books Drive Returns to Benefit Public Libraries!

October 16, 2018

Customers receive free bouquet for donating! Royer’s Flowers and Gifts’ annual children’s book drive returns Oct. 28-Nov. 10 to benefit area public libraries!  This exciting initiative is now in its 12th year.  For each new book, donors will receive a free bouquet, up to three per family per visit, while supplies last. Used books will…

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Adamstown Area Library announces new design for the final stage of their “Room to Grow” Capital Campaign!

October 15, 2018

New Design ~ Front View The Adamstown Area Library Board of Directors are pleased to announce that they approved a redesign for their new library plan. A rendering of the new design has been completed as library officials are embarking on the final leg of their “Room to Grow” capital campaign. Over $960,000 has been…

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Brad Rutter, all-time Jeopardy! Champion, funds online catalog enhancements for better searching!

September 18, 2018

We have exciting news for Public Library users thanks to Brad Rutter, all-time Jeopardy Champion! Rutter has donated funds that have been used to support Syndetics Unbound, which is an online catalog enhancement tool that is now available. The Lancaster County native has been contributing funds for the past eight years through his Lancaster County…

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