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York County Public Library

Mar 03

Zoom-ing Through Spring: Pets

Posted on March 3, 2021 at 2:44 PM by Elizabeth Land


Calling all Kindergarteners through Fifth Graders! Do you miss connecting with your peers at the library? Do you want to make new friends? Then we have the perfect program for you!

Zoom-ing Through Spring

On the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Monday of every spring month, the library will host virtual gatherings on Zoom. Each month will feature a different theme and activity. Each week provides a virtual hangout space for different age ranges. To check out our list of upcoming themes and dates for the different age groups, click on "Continue Reading..." below.

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Mar 02

Teen Tuesdays: Spring Blossom Tree craft

Posted on March 2, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Spring Blossom Tree craft example Did you know that you can make unique, fun paper designs with just strips of colored paper and something to wrap it around? The technique is called paper quilling and has many applications.

Teens and tweens can pick up a craft kit right now to learn this technique and use it to create a Spring Blossom Tree. Pick up a kit, then join Ms. Susan on our YouTube Channel to get step-by-step instructions. In the video, we cover two simple kinds of quilling techniques that together can create a beautiful spring blossom tree design. Visit the YCPL YouTube Channel or scroll below to watch the video.

Can't make it to the library in time to get your kit? Download this pdf for a list supplies and instructions

Tag(s): Teens, Spring, Craft

Mar 01

News Flash: Science Kits Coming to Your Library

Posted on March 1, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Science Kits to be distributed at the library March 8-13, 2021

The library science kits are back and will be arriving at the Tabb and Yorktown Library on Monday, March 8!

This month, we will focus on engineering. Did you know that bridges have to be built in a certain way to ensure their strength and stability? In this kit, we will build our engineering skills by creating three different bridges and testing their strength. Kits will be available while supplies last beginning Monday, March 8. Kits are for children ages 5-12.

Can't make it to the library to grab your kit? We'll post the content right here on the same day the kits are available. 

Questions? Call the Tabb Library at 757-890-5110 or call the Yorktown Library at 757-890-3236.