Reasons to visit your local library in November

Posted by on November 8, 2012 in Healthy/Happy | Comments Off

Some of the November events scheduled at libraries in York County include:

Arthur Hufnagel Public Library, 32 Main St., Glen Rock; 235-1127

– Preschool Story Time and Craft
11 a.m. Thursdays
For ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Registration not necessary.

– True Colors: You Make a Difference
6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14
For grades 3-5, provided by the Susan Byrnes Health Education Center, students will learn about basic personality traits, the need to accept and value people different from one’s self, defining and improving communication, and team building. The participants will also identify ways in which kids bully, and how to stop bullying. Registration is required.

Collinsville Community Library, 2632 Delta Road, Brogue; 927-9014

– Preschool Story Time
10:30 a.m. Wednesdays in November
Children ages 3-6 join Miss Ellen for interactive stories, finger plays, shaky eggs, crafts and more. Parent/caregiver stays with the child and siblings are welcome. Registration accepted but not required. The last session is Dec. 12.

– Home School Learning Through Literature
1-3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19
This group provides home-schoolers with an opportunity to develop new friendships, a sense of community within the library, and an opportunity to share the joy of literature and learning. New members are welcome. Sessions meet the third Monday of most months. Registration is required.

– Read To Freckles
7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20
Freckles is a certified therapy dog and is owned and handled by his favorite person, Toni. He loves to have children read to him. He is a German short-haired pointer mix. Freckles is very laid back and gentle. He likes belly rubs and ear scratches. Please call or stop in to sign up now.

– A Beekeeper’s Story
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13
David Papke has seen many changes in his 36 years of keeping bees and harvesting honey, both in the hives and in the beekeeping industry. Find out what it’s like to be a beekeeper; what does it take to become one? What’s going on with the bees these days? Have your questions answered and be entertained in this lively talk on bees and honey. David Papke is a York County beekeeper, providing pollination services to growers and producing honey for the local market.

– Spelling Bee
6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27
Join us for our very first Collinsville Community Library Spelling Bee! Participants will compete by grade or age (adults). Test yourself and have some fun with others that rely on their own brain and not on a spell-check program. The only requirement is that you bring your good sportsmanship (and a cheering section if you want). Sign-up by Friday, Nov. 23.

– Learn To Be Healthy
Ongoing registration at the library circulation desk
Free premium online membership giving you access to a variety of health-related topics including: nutrition and fitness, mental health and bullying prevention, tobacco and inhalant prevention, dental health, the five senses, and adolescence. Website content divided into adult, grades K-6, and grades 7-12. An adult must be the primary account holder. Offered in partnership with the Susan Byrnes Health Education Center.

Dillsburg Area Public Library, 17 S. Baltimore St., Dillsburg; 432-5613

– LEGO Club
The Library is interested in starting a LEGO Club. The club will meet once a month for an hour. Anyone 6 years or older is invited to join. We need donations of LEGOs. We do not need instructions or full sets. We need miscellaneous pieces for creative minds to use to create masterpieces. All donations may be dropped off at the library during regular hours. Please do not leave LEGOs on the porch or put them in the book drop.

– Storytime at the Library
10:30 a.m. Tuesdays
Preschoolers are invited to listen to stories, sing, and do a craft each week. No registration is required. This is a social time for preschool children and caregivers.

– Light Up Night
7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30
After the tree is lit on the square in Dillsburg, Mr. and Mrs. Clause will arrive on a fire truck and lead all the children to the library where they can visit with Santa and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate.

Dover Area Community Library, 3700-3 Davidsburg Road, Dover; 292-6814

– Monday Evening Story Time
7 p.m. Mondays
This evening session is geared for families with children of all ages. Join the fun as one of our volunteers shares her love for books. Gather the gang and discover books sure to become favorites. No registration needed.

– Preschool Story Time
1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
These sessions are geared for children ages 4, 5 and 6. Parents may join us or browse in the library. Join Miss Karen as she shares books, music, action games, and more. Select one session.

– Super Saturday Board Games
10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 17
Join us for a fun morning of playing board games. We will make our own Mancala game to take home.

– Tales for Tails
Saturday, Oct. 13
This session is geared for beginning readers, reluctant readers, readers who need some practice and readers who love dogs. Join Miss Janice and Cosworth, Miss Barb and Crissy, and Miss Rose and Mitzy to read a book or two. Cosworth, Crissy, and Mitzy are certified Therapy Dogs who love to listen to stories. Sign-up please, but drop-ins welcome if there is time. Program held the second Saturday monthly.

Glatfelter Memorial Library, 101 Glenview Road, Spring Grove; 225-3220

– Family Drop-In Craft
Noon Thursdays, Nov. 15 and 29
We supply materials and the directions. Simply join in the fun.

– Chess Club For All Ages
1 p.m. Saturdays in November
All ability levels are welcome. Stop in to find out more. Registration is not required.

– Afternoon Story Time
1 p.m. Mondays in November
These sessions are geared for children of all ages and home-schoolers. Hear stories, sing songs, rhyme a bit, act silly, plus shake-an-egg, make a craft and more. No need to register.

– Monday Evening Story Time
7 p.m. Mondays in November
This session is geared for children (especially targeting early elementary) and their families. Join Miss Colleen or Miss Peggy for stories just before bedtime. This story session is held year round. Just come when you can.

– Preschool Story Time
10 a.m. Tuesdays in November
For ages 4-6, parents may join us or browse in the library. Miss Martha shares books, crafts, fun and more. No need to register.

– Read To The Dogs/Tales For Tails
10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10
Therapy dog reading sessions are designed for new or reluctant readers and dog lovers. The program runs on the second Saturday of the month, year round. Bella and all of the dogs are wagging their tails in anticipation. Pre-registration is required.

Guthrie Memorial Library, 2 Library Place, Hanover; 632-5183

– Monday Evening Family Story Time
6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12

– Story Time for ages 3-5
10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13
10:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14

– Therapy Dog, Hurricane
10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17
Call the Children’s Library to sign up for your 15 minute session.

– Thanksgiving Family Story Time
6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19

– Therapy Dogs, Baxter & Carmen
10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24
Call the Children’s Library to sign up for your 15-minute session.

– Teen Advisory Group
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28
Meeting open to all teens.

Kaltreider-Benfer Library, 147 S. Charles St., Red Lion; 244-2032

– Family Movie Night
6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15
Bring the whole family and enjoy a free movie. November’s movie is “Brave,” the story of Princess Merida, determined to make her own path in life, defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. Refreshments will be provided. Space is limited to the first 25 people. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

– Story Time
10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays in November
Come sing songs and hear stories with Miss Gina and other guest storytellers. For ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. No sign up required.

Kreutz Creek Valley Library Center, 66 Walnut Springs Road; 252-4080

– Preschool Story Times
10:30 a.m. Mondays in November
Come enjoy a story presented by Ms. Susan or Ms. Doris and do a fun craft. This is for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Please register so that we may expect you.

– Life Size Candy Land
2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10
Celebrate National Gaming Day. The tweens have been working on a life-sized version of Candyland and would like to invite you to come play with them.

– Tweens Program
6:30-7:40 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27
November is National Healthy Skin Month. We are going to explore the subject of skin in fiction and non-fiction, introduce the Learn to be Healthy website and make our own soap! Please sign up so we may expect you.

Martin Library, 159 E. Market St., York; 846-5300

– Preschool Story Time
10 a.m. Tuesdays in November
Children ages 3-5 are invited to join Miss Trish for stories, songs, games and crafts. Pennsylvania’s Early Learning Standards are incorporated into our story times. Registration is required.

– Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament
4 p.m. Tuesdays in November

– Leap Into Science Family Fun, The Force Is With You
10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17
Join our staff and York College students to explore the world of magnets. Do hands-on experiments and discover what the Force is. Sign up early, space is limited. Parents, please plan to attend with your children.

– YCPD Youth Outreach Program
3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21
York City Police visit and play video games with kids up to age 15. Pizza and snacks are provided.

Mason-Dixon Public Library, 250 Bailey Drive, Stewartstown; 993-2404

– Art Classes
4 and 5 p.m. Mondays through May 20
New Freedom Art is offering art classes for ages 4 to 17. Personalized art instruction with Molly Adler will be held each Monday. Tuition is $45 and term is month to month. Register through email at

– Story Time
10:30 a.m. Mondays in November
Nov. 12: Carol Stampler will present “The Big Nap.” Hear stories about hibernation; make a sleeping bear.
Nov. 19: Carol Stampler will present “Harvest Corn.” The library will be giving thanks and reading stories about family and Thanksgiving. We will be making an Indian corn craft.
Nov. 26: Carol Stampler will present “Going Nuts!” Share stories about and make a nest for squirrels.

Paul Smith Library, 80 Constitution Ave, Shrewsbury; 235-5806

– Pre-School Story Time
10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 13 and 27
Join Miss Dawn for stories, songs and a craft. For ages 4-5.

– Tales For Tails
10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17
Read to the Therapy Dogs on the third Saturdays of the month.

Red Land Community Library, 48 Robin Hood Drive, Etters; 938-5599

– Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Fridays in November
For ages 3 to 6. The session ends Dec. 7

– American Girl Book Discussion
4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20
This month we will talk about American Girl McKenna. For children grades 1 to 5. Craft and snack are included.

Village Library, 35-C N. Main St., Jacobus; 428-1034

– Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m. Wednesdays in November
Join Miss Angela for interactive stories, finger plays, music and motion, crafts, and more. Registration is not required. For ages 3 through 5, but siblings are welcome.