June events at the Village Library

york county librariesRebecca Shives, librarian at the Village Library, 35-C N. Main St., Jacobus, has announced June events for children. For more information, call (717) 428-1034.

– Animals that Dig
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 12
Learn about animals that dig with the York County Parks Department. This program will be fun for the whole family.

– Tracking Dinosaurs
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 19
See fossilized dinosaur parts including some local examples. Children will not only enjoy the “show and tell” of fossils, but will have fun identifying dinosaur “poop” (but don’t tell anyone, this is a secret!) Also, children will assist in showing folks how dinosaurs walked and what we can tell about them just from their footprints. Finally, a mock dinosaur trackway will be set up so junior geologists can tell the story of what happened there. All children will receive a fossil to take home.

– Worm Races
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 26
Join Miss Laura for the first annual Village Library Worm Races. BYOW (bring your own worm) or try one of Miss Laura’s. Location to be announced.

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Northern students achieve book fair goals

Principal Lehman as The Hulk with, from left, superhero kindergarten students Jailynne Wright and Alesia Markle, with her younger brother, Carter.

Principal Lehman as The Hulk with, from left, superhero kindergarten students Jailynne Wright and Alesia Markle, with her younger brother, Carter.

Achieving book fair goals at two Northern York County School District elementary schools resulted in entertainment for students, fueling their desire to read.

At Wellsville Elementary, students poured green slime on Principal Steve Lehman at the end of a school day so he could transform into The Hulk at that evening’s Family Fun Night festivities.

Wellsville’s book fair grossed more than $5,000 in sales with $3,100 in scholastic funds for library purchases.

Principal Jeff Clifton as a Cheerleader

Principal Jeff Clifton as a Cheerleader

At South Mountain Elementary, Principal Jeff Clifton donned a Polar Bears cheerleading outfit and led cheers during student lunch periods.

South Mountain’s book sales totaled $9,300 with students contributing $160 in spare change for additional books for the library.
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Ore Valley student earns Buck a Book sponsorship

Red Lion American Legion Post 543 provided a $500 sponsorship to Vinny Doellinger, an Ore Valley Elementary student, for York County Literacy Council’s Buck A Book 2013 Reading Program. Vinny, encouraged by his grandmother, Jo Doellinger, read books to earn the award for Ore Valley, the top school in last year’s program. Pictured are, from left, Tony Dunlap, post manager; Rita Hewitt, council community relations manager; Vinny; and Heidi Snider, Vinny’s teacher.

Red Lion American Legion Post 543 provided a $500 sponsorship to Vinny Doellinger, an Ore Valley Elementary student, for York County Literacy Council’s Buck A Book 2013 Reading Program. Vinny, encouraged by his grandmother, Jo Doellinger, read books to earn the award for Ore Valley, the top school in last year’s program. Pictured are, from left, Tony Dunlap, post manager; Rita Hewitt, council community relations manager; Vinny; and Heidi Snider, Vinny’s teacher.

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January activities at York County libraries

york county librariesArthur Hufnagel Public Library, 32 Main St., Glen Rock

Call for information: 235-1127.

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

– Story Time
10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30
For children ages 3-6 and their siblings, join Miss Ellen for interactive stories, finger plays, shaky eggs, crafts and more. Parent/caregiver stays with the child. Registration not required.

– Read To Freckles
7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15
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. Freckles has been certified with KPETS (Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Services) since March 2009.

– Super Saturday
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 19 and April 20
Mark your calendar for our next Lego Maniac Super Saturdays. We have a tub of Legos – what we need are creators. Make something and we’ll display it for all to see.

– Home School Learning Through Literature
1-3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21
This group provides homeschoolers 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. Contact Leslie Martin at 927-9014 for more information or to register. Sessions will meet the third Monday of most months. Registration is required.

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

– Tech Day at Dillsburg Library
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5
Did you receive a Christmas gift that came with little or no instructions? Does that technology gift have you puzzled? This drop-in session features students from Trinity High School available to assist with setting up or using new smartphones, tablets, webcams, watches or other electronic devices.

Dover Area Community Library, 3700-3 Davidsburg Road, Dover

Call for information: 292-6814.

Glatfelter Memorial Library, 101 Glenview Road, Spring Grove

Call for information: 225-3220.

Guthrie Memorial Library, 2 Library Place, Hanover

Call for information: 632-5183.

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

Call for information: 244-2032.

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

– Tween Program
6:30-7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8
Book Talk: “Dead End in Norvelt” by Jack Gantos. Twelve -year old Jack Gantos is grounded for the summer in Norvelt, Pa., until he is asked to help an unconventional elderly neighbor with a task involving the newly dead, molten wax, underage driving, history lessons and numerous bloody noses. We will explore aspects of the autobiographical process and make paper airplanes. Please sign up to bring a snack or a drink.

– Preschool Story Times
10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21 and 28
Come and 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 by calling 252-4080.

– Tween Program
6:30-7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22,
Six Word Memoirs — Here’s a challenge for you: can you write your own life story in just six words? Come to the library and try this activity for yourself and also see if you can guess the celebrity six-word memoirs we have created. Please sign up to bring a snack or a drink.

Martin Library, 159 E. Market St., York

Call for information: 846-5300.

Mason-Dixon Public Library, 250 Bailey Drive, Stewartstown

Call for information: 993-2404.

Paul Smith Library of Southern York County, 80 Constitution Ave, Shrewsbury

Call for information: 235-5806.

Red Land Community Library, 48 Robin Hood Drive, Etters

Call for information: 938-5599.

Village Library, 35-C N. Main St., Jacobus

Call for information: 428-1034.

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Martin Library book sale by teens, for teens

Martin Library, 159 E. Market St., York is having a Big Book Sale, Nov. 30 to Dec. 9 in the atrium.

There will be tables filled with books, which will be refilled throughout the week. The sale is hosted by teens and the proceeds will be used for programs put on by teens for teens.

For more information, email Grace Thackston at gthackston@yorklibraries.org or call the library at 846-5300.

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Library open house features therapy dogs

The Arthur Hufnagel Public Library of Glen Rock, 32 Main St., will host a Therapy Dogs Open House, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 22.

The volunteer team of Jenn Irwin and Hilary and Madelyn Bull of KPETS will bring their therapy dogs Ziva Marie, a Staffordshire bull terrier, and Shep, a great Pyrenees. They are trained and certified to bring love and comfort to brighten a day.

The event provides an opportunity for emergent readers to meet the dogs prior to reading therapy programming begins. The goal is for the dogs to give unconditional attention and to provide the children with a relaxing environment in which they can build reading confidence, skills and understanding.

Registration is not necessary. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call the library at (717) 235-1127.

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Buck A Book students surprised with BMX bikes

Kaylyn Trout and Jim Seevers of Adventure Cycling

By RITA P. HEWITT
Community relations manager,
York County Literacy Council

York — The York County Literacy Council presented BMX bikes, donated by Adventure Cycling & Fitness, to Kaylyn Trout and Sierra Jenkins, winning students of the 2012 Buck A Book Reading Program bike drawing.

Students from school districts around York County were entered into the drawing when they participated in the program. Jim Seevers and Tim Rodencal of Adventure Cycling & Fitness presented the bikes on the field at York Revolution games.

It was a surprise for both girls as their names were announced at the Buck A Book games. Kaylyn received her bike at the York Revolution game on May 22 and Sierra received her bike at the May 24 game.

Tracy Jenkins (Sierra’s mother) and winner Sierra Jenkins with Tod Rodencal of Adventure Cycling

The reading program motivates students to read and become involved in community service by providing prizes to the students for different levels of fundraising. Students read books and raise money for literacy causes in York County. Participating students are also made aware of the difficulties illiterate adults face on a daily basis.

Sponsors included:
Adventure Cycling & Fitness,
Doceo Office Solutions,
McDonald’s, York-Adams operator/owners,
Roundtop Mountain Resort,
WSBA 910,York City Ice Arena,
York Newspaper Co.,
York Revolution.

Approximately 3,000 students participated and read more than 20,000 books.

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District promotes reading through parent/child program

Jenny Tracy, Shrewsbury Elementary reading specialist, reads a story to a toddler during the Parent/Child Reading Night.

By TERRI REUTER
Publications/public information coordinator,
Southern York County School District

Glen Rock, Pa – The Southern York County School District invited parents and their toddlers to an evening of shared reading as parents learned the importance of reading and how to read to their young children. A Parent/Child Reading Night was geared toward three and four year-olds along with their parents. The program, which was recently held at Shrewsbury Elementary School, is the start of an annual event.

“We talked about the importance of reading and writing, and how to read a book,” Shrewsbury Elementary School Principal, Jodie Sauers said. “Reading increases their vocabulary words.”

Through the event, Sauers said that the District promotes the love of reading and encourages parents to spend time reading to their children. As a result, the children become better readers. “National research shows that the earlier you read to a child, the better reader he or she becomes,” she said.

Sauers, along with Southern Elementary Principal, Donna Koval, and Friendship Elementary Principal, Beth Koontz, joined several of the schools’ reading specialists and other administrators to demonstrate how to read books to young children.

“Parents walked away with a wealth of understanding of how they can promote a love of reading at home,” Assistant Superintendent Sandra Lemmon said and added that the evening also introduced parents and their children to the School District.

About 15 families attended the event and Lemmon said she hopes the parents and their young children will attend each year. The three and four year-olds along with their parents were able to read together during the program. Each family received a gift bag that included a book.

“We emphasized how reading aloud increases vocabulary and print concepts,” Southern Elementary School Reading Specialist Kathy Emdad said. “We discussed the benefits of reading aloud and shared pointers on reading aloud.”

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Have a joyful June at your local library

June happenings at York County libraries:

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

– Preschool Story Time and Craft
11 a.m. Thursdays, June 21, 28
Ages 3-5, Miss Joanne weaves a story and craft every week; join in the fun! Caregivers must stay with children. Registration not required.

– Craft Night: Duct Tape Wallets
7 p.m. Monday, June 18
Ages 9-13, Get your creative juices flowing and take part in making your one-of-a-kind wallet. Huge variety of duct tape colors and designs to choose from! Registration not required.

– Magician, Tom Lilly
1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20
All ages, Tom Lilly performs magic like no other! Lots of laughs as the interactive audience Helps to make the magic happen. Registration not required.

– Nixon Park Presents, “Under the Moon”
1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 27
All ages, Experts from Nixon Park Nature Center talk about animals that are active at night! Whooo do you think they may be? Registration not required.

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

– Pre-School Story Time For Ages 3 To 6 W/Adult
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 27
Join Miss Ellen for stories, finger plays, shaky eggs and more! Perhaps you will hear a new story or an old favorite. You may even make a new friend. What’s not to like about a fellow book lover? This time listening to stories will count toward your SRC minutes! Pa Forward Basic Literacy program.

Make It; Take It!
1 p.m. Thursday, June 21: Create 3-D Pleated Bats.
1 p.m. Thursday, June 28: Create Tooth Fairy Boxes!
Join us for this drop-in program – a great way for the family to ‘get artsy’. Miss Kate has done all the hard work: selected a craft, created a sample, written the instructions, and gathered supplies. All you need to do is stop in and create! PA Forward Information Literacy program.

– Art: (Age 10 And Up) Make Your Own Jumbo Dream Catcher
10:30 a.m. Monday, June 18
We have some programs just for our older readers! We have the giant rings for a foundation to your Dream Catcher. You get to decide how to personalize it from all the other assorted supplies on hand. All you need to bring is your creativity! PA Forward Information Literacy program.

– Home School Learning Through Literature
1 p.m. Monday, June 18
This group provides homeschoolers 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. Held the 3rd Monday of most months; topics as follows: January – Excercise, February – Nutrition, March – Art, April – History, May – Math, June – Sports! New members are welcome! Please contact LESLIE MARTIN at (717) 927-9014 for more information or to register. Registration is required.

– Intro To Knitting 4 Parts (Age 8 And Up)
3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 19, 26, July 10, 17
The library’s very own knitting group, the Purls of Brogue, will teach you to knit. You must be able to attend all our sessions. By the end of part four, you will have a finished creation that you made! Sign-up required. Get the Supply List when you sign-up and arrive with all the items listed. PA Forward Information Literacy program.

– Read To Freckles
7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19
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 and to hear children read. Please sign up (drop-ins okay IF there is space). Freckles has been certified with KPETS (Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Services) since March 2009. (This program aimed at improving Basic Literacy Skills.) Pa Forward Basic Literacy program.

– Your Cell Phone Photo Workshop with Randy Flaum (AGE 10 AND UP)
12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23
This program is held at Kaltreider-Benfer Library in Red Lion. The best camera to use is the one you always have with you, and that is your cell phone. During this one-day workshop, Randy Flaum, photographer for The York Dispatch, will cover subjects such as shooting indoors and out, different camera angles, lighting, and even more. Stay tuned to find out how you can get your photos published on the web! Ages 10 and up. Sign-up please. PA Forward Information Literacy program.

– Worm Races!
10:30 a.m. Monday, June 25
If you have a fast worm, bring it along – otherwise – take your chances with one of ours. No, you don’t get to ride the worms but I hear they do appreciate a good cheering section. Sign-up please – don’t forget your worm or your camera! Fun for all ages

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

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