York County Economic Development and the York County Chamber of Commerce are holding a Love York Biz contest! Submit a short video describing what makes a business special – it can be a store, restaurant, company, even a home-based business. Videos will be posted to Facebook. The best part is…both you AND the business may win a prize. Full contest rules are available online.
Yorktown Library Closes Saturday for Expansion Project
At 5 p.m., the doors at the Yorktown branch will close for an upgrade and expansion of this facility. Not only will the building be renovated, but 10,000 square feet will be added. Upon completion, the library will include new space for events and programs, an updated Children’s Wing and new story time room, new space for teens, and more. Patrons needing to return materials will be able to do so via the Yorktown Library’s book drop, which remains open through Friday, June 18. Beginning Tuesday, July 6, citizens may visit the Grafton Annex (5751 George Washington Memorial Highway) for curbside pickup service and book drop. In August, this temporary location will be open for browsing popular items including new titles. Details are available on the Library’s website. York County’s Public Library and Parks & Recreation are hosting “The Marvelous Land of Oz” puppet show, based on the second book in the series by L. Frank Baum, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, at the Boys & Girls Club, 11201 George Washington Memorial Highway. This performance is free, but registration is required through the Library’s events calendar.
While we’re on the Subject of Libraries…
The Little Free Libraries located adjacent to the Public Safety Building (301 Goodwin Neck Road) continue to provide free books and resources to adults and children. With swimming season upon us, the children’s little library contains coloring sheets on water safety and mini-colored pencil packs to help children and their caregivers understand the dangers of unsupervised swimming and also the need to wear a life jacket. Other coloring sheets are on rip currents, pool and deck safety, appropriate flotation devices, and wearing sunscreen. These free items will be available throughout the summer.