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Jan 11

Snow Much Fun: Winter Activity Kit

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on January 11, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Celebrate winter with these activities for preschoolers and a list of wintry picture booksWe're celebrating all things winter this January. Preschoolers can stop by the Tabb and Yorktown Libraries to pick up your very own "Snow Much Fun" activity kit. The kit will be available while supplies last between Monday, Jan. 11 and Saturday, Jan. 16. The kits include a craft, coloring page, sticker and booklist. Can't make it to the library before we run out of kits? Don't worry. In today's blog post we will share the kit's book list, as well as links to some of our favorite winter activities and coloring pages. To check out the content, click on "Continue Reading..." below.

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Dec 14

Cookie Week at the Library

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on December 14, 2020 at 10:48 AM by Elizabeth Land

Cookie Week at York County Public Library is Dec. 14-19, 2020.

Tis the season for baking cookies and making gingerbread houses, so we are celebrating Cookie Week at the York County Public Library. Celebrate inside and outside the library with plenty of fun! This week we're offering a Snuggle Stories Time, a Cookie-themed Activity To-Go Kit and hosting a Gingerbread Man Hunt at both libraries. Visit our YouTube Channel or click on "Continue Reading..." below to join Ms. Dreama and Ms. Sarah for a story time, then learn about our Gingerbread Man scavenger hunt and see what's in our special Cookie-themed Activity To-Go Kits!

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Nov 02

November Science Activity To-Go Kit: Static Electricity

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on November 2, 2020 at 9:22 AM by Elizabeth Land

Library to offer Activity To-Go kits

Library staff created Library To-Go Kits for those who are missing our library programs. Supplies are limited, though, so if you can't get to the library in time, we have you covered. Today we will share the content in this week's Science Kit. 

DISCOVERING STATIC ELECTRICITY
Static Electricity can cause your hair to lift off your head.Have you ever walked across the room to pet your dog, but got a shock instead? Or have you taken your hat off on a dry winter’s day and your hair began to crackle and stick out straight? What is going on here? All physical objects are made up of atoms. Inside an atom are protons, electrons and neutrons. The protons are positively charged, the electrons are negatively charged, and the neutrons are neutral. Most of the time there is an equal number of positive and negative charges everywhere.
Static electricity is formed when something picks up extra electrons or negative charges. When your shoes rub across the carpet or the hat rubs your hair electrons are transferred. Now the object is no longer neutral and strange things can happen. Let’s do a couple experiments and discover more about static electricity! To get instructions for our static electricity experiments and a list of related books, click on "Continue Reading..." below.

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