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Apr 05

Homeschool Huddle: Book Club & Poetry Month

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on April 5, 2021 at 12:15 PM by Elizabeth Land

Welcome to the Homeschool Huddle, where we share announcements for our homeschool community. For more information about our services for homeschoolers, call the Tabb Youth Services desk at 757-890-5110 or email us at

It's April so it is time for some spring reading!In this month's homeschool huddle we share information about our book club and activities for Nat

This month's Booklastic books are...Geronimo Stilton for K-2nd, and Waylong! One Awesome Thing by Sara Pennypacker for our 3rd to 5th graders. Our Booklastic Book Clubs will be held on Tuesday, April 27, through Zoom. K through 2nd Graders meet at 11:30 a.m. and 3rd through 5th graders meet at 12:30 p.m. Register to get your Zoom link by calling Tabb at 757-890-5110 or Yorktown at 757-890-3236, or by visiting our Online Event Calendar.

But wait there's more! April is National Poetry Month, so our teen and tween homeschoolers can stop by the library during the week of April 19 to find their to-go packs in the Young Adult section! The packs contain everything you need to create your own blackout poetry. To learn more about this program, check out tomorrow's Teen Tuesdays post. And don't forget that we will also be offering a teen and tween activity kit while supplies last. April's kit will challenge you to reuse egg cartons, boxes and more to create art.

Looking for more library fun? Check our Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or our website to stay up-to-date on everything your library has to offer! And don't forget to subscribe to our Youth Services Update newsletter to get each month's news and book reviews emailed directly to you!

Mar 08

Science Kit: Engineer a Bridge

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on March 8, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Science kits are back at the York County Public Library! This month's kit explores engineering and bridge design. Different shapes have different strengths. So, put on your thinking cap and think about what makes a strong bridge and what makes a weak bridge. 

Galloping Gerdie

The strongest type of bridge is a stone arch. However, these bridges are expensive to build and are limited in size and height. They are not the best choice when building over a very wide river that has a lot of big boat traffic. A suspension bridge is an economical way to build and they are easy to maintain and update over time. However, they must be built in specific way. Take a look at this video of a poorly designed suspension bridge:

To continue reading about how important engineering is to bridge design, as well as to get more information about our March Science Kit, click on "Continue Reading..." below.

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Mar 03

Zoom-ing Through Spring: Pets

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf 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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