Category Archives: Literacy

Reading aloud helps children grow

A couple weeks ago, I read a story on the New York Times about the value of reading aloud to children when they’re young. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that parents read aloud to children as a “daily fun … Continue reading

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On the Shelves: Library and school get silly to get kids to read

It was a hair-raising experience when Maryland Science Center Education Outreach Specialist Seth Schuler introduced a school student to static electricity using the Van de Graaff machine during a Traveling Science program. Submitted photo. by Reading, ice cream, and duct … Continue reading

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Metro Bank offers $10 incentive to young summer readers

Metro Bank announced this week that it is launching its Reading Rocks program, which offers a $10 incentive to kids who read 10 books during summer vacation and complete a Reading Rocks brochure before the Sept. 30 deadline. The program … Continue reading

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York County Libraries applies for $20K YorIt grant for STEM Center at Martin Library

York County Libraries submitted a video proposal for a STEM center at Martin Library for the 2014 YorIt Social Venture grant in York, Pa.

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Martin Library to host ‘A Day of Exploring STEM’

Martin Library will host “A Day of Exploring STEM” Dec. 14, 2013, as a way to introduce kids to science, technology, engineering and math.

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York County Libraries debuts financial literacy database

Deb Sullivan discusses the new financial literacy database available at yorklibraries.org in November’s On the Shelves column.

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York Emporium, Irvin’s Books to participate in 2014 World Book Night

The York Emporium and Irvin’s Books will participate as host sites in York County for the 2014 World Book Night.

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York County Libraries to hold GOAL Celebration Nov. 16

York County Libraries will hold its Grade One At the Library (GOAL) celebration Nov. 16, 2013, at Penn State York.

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Royer’s ‘Bouquets for Books’ to benefit York County libraries

Royer’s Flowers and Gifts’ “Bouquet for Books” runs Nov. 1-9, 2013, offering free bouquets to those who donate a new book to their area libraries, including York County Libraries.

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Red Land Community Library launches sensory storytime

Red Land Community Library will begin sensory storytime for young children on the autism spectrum, with the first program Oct. 19, 2013.

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