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Aug 31

YA Reads: What You Might Have Missed

Posted on August 31, 2017 at 12:14 PM by Elizabeth Land

Book cover for Flame in the MistYork County Library system has a fantastic, continuously-growing YA collection that is sure to interest teens and adults alike. With the influx of new material, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices. Click "Continue Reading..." below to find eight titles from the past eight months that are can't miss reads. Check them out today!

For more young adult books, visit our online catalog. To get a customized list of book recommendations straight from our librarians, fill out our online Looking for a Great Read? survey.

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Aug 02

Library News: Solar Eclipse Viewing Party & Resources

Posted on August 2, 2017 at 1:47 PM by Elizabeth Land

Book cover for American EclipseOn Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible across the continental US for the first time since 1918. Every state will see at least 60% of the Sun covered by the Moon. People on a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina will see a total eclipse, with the Moon briefly covering the Sun and day turning into night.

Special eclipse glasses or indirect viewing techniques are needed to look at the Sun safely during an eclipse. (Sun glasses are not acceptable.) Thanks to the generosity of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, free eclipse glasses will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last, beginning August 1 at the Tabb Library Youth Services desk. A library card is not needed to receive glasses, but there is a limit of one pair of glasses per household member. An adult can pick up glasses for their household at the Tabb Youth Services desk (no phone requests). Learn more about eclipse glasses on our Library News & Information page. For more information on the eclipse, visit NASA's Eclipse website or continue reading for library resources related to the eclipse.

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Aug 01

Celebration Independence Day

Posted on August 1, 2017 at 6:12 PM by Elizabeth Land

1776 by David McCulloughThe Fourth of July is an excellent opportunity to dive into a book that explores this important period in our nation's history. Whether you are looking for a factual biography or a novel, the York County Public Library has you covered. Check out our items below or search our catalog for more items covering all aspects of the Revolutionary War. The library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, but our eBooks and eAudiobooks are always available.

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