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Jul 23

Teen Craft: Pet Toys

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on July 23, 2021 at 11:54 AM by Elizabeth Land

The theme for week three of our 2021 Summer Reading Challenge is Dr. Doolittle and friends.

This summer, the York County Public Library wants teens to go wild with crafts. As part of the Tails & Tales summer reading program, we are offering free Teen Craft Kits, while supplies last. Just visit the Tabb Library Teen Area or use the Grafton Annex Curbside Pickup Services to get your craft kit. This week's theme is Dr. Doolittle & Friends, which celebrates our pets. Use our kit, or the instructions below, to make toys for your dog or cat. Don't forget to check out our Week 3 Middle and High School Book List to find your next read! To see the lists of supplies and instructions, click on "Continue Reading..." below.

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Tag(s): Teens, pets, craft

Jun 01

Teen Tuesday: June Craft Kit

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on June 1, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

June 1- Craft Kit

Are you looking for a fun way to display pictures or reminders for your busy life? We've got a craft kit for that!

Come by the Teen area at the Tabb Library starting Tuesday, June 1, to pick up your DIY message board craft kit. We've got 6 different designs to choose from, so there's sure to be one that's just right for you. Show your school spirit, create your own mini cosmos or sunset, or keep it simple with one or two colors. Kits are available while supplies last. If you have any questions, contact Youth Services at 757-890-5110.

Tag(s): Teens, Kit, Craft

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!