See our Current Newsletter for a complete schedule
of all programs and events for Children

Try our new Nook Book Program and borrow a preloaded Nook HD tablet!

Find out more information HERE!

Weekly Programs:

Infant Lapsits (infants to two years old)
Wednesdays @10:30 a.m.
Join Miss Kathleen for stories, fingerplays, songs, and rhymes designed to appeal to children from infants to two year olds.
Preschool Story Hours:
Thursdays & Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for 3-5 year olds.

Monthly Programs:

Our regular monthly programs are held during the school year from October – May

Music in Motion
October – May
First Tuesdays, 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
A monthly program of music and dance for young children that celebrates the joy in stories and songs is led by York educator, Holly MacAdam.

Hands-On Tuesday
October – May
2nd Tuesdays, 10:15-11:00 a.m.
Lauren Pollard and Kate Pfirman invite children and their caregivers to explore different sensory activities. Please wear old clothes or a smock as these programs can get messy!

Preschool Recy-cool!
October – May
3rd Tuesdays, 10:15-11:00 a.m.
Make cool projects from recycled materials. This program is designed for children ages 3-6 with their caregivers. Children are invited to be creative and have fun. Wear play clothes!

Tuesday Traditional Tales
October – May
4th Tuesdays, 10:15-11:00 a.m.
Join us for an story telling program of folktales and nursery rhymes that focuses on listening skills, builds cultural awareness, and fosters imagination. For ages 3-6.

2nd Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Do you love to build with Legos? Come to the library Legos group where you can create and share your Lego structures, Kindergarten to Middle School children.

American Girl Fans
3rd Thursdays, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
Calling all elementary-aged American Girl doll fans! Join us for a fun-filled hour to learn more about the American Girl doll of the month, the time period she lived in, and to make a craft.

Nature backpacks are here! This is a great family activity. Check one out today in the Children’s Room.

Remember to use our museum passes. Reserve yours at the Circulation Desk on the Main Level or call 363-2818.

New Junior Fiction at YPL

Community Resource Directory
A family guide to discover enrichment programs and child care opportunities in the greater York area

Book Lists

Browse kid’s magazines:
(click on the image below)


Articles online

The Web is a wonderful resource. Here are some sites we like:

Here’s a fantastic list of historical fiction,
listed by time periods
–the wonderful descriptions will entice you to read, read read!

Children’s books in series–a searchable database

Guys Read – Great lists of books that boys like to read. This website has a web-based literacy program for boys and a mission to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers.

From the American Library Association:
Great Web Sites for Kids

Homework Help from Oregon: Multnomah County Library

Resources for homeschoolers – Waterboro Library has done a great job with these sites!

Find a good book to read! – 
Fiction Booklists for Kids
Booklists for Young Adults

American Cultural History – The Twentieth Century – A helpful site for current middle school project

American Cultural History–The Nineteenth Century – More from the same source as above

Child Safety on the Information Highway

Engaging the Community in the Joy of Learning