The Quarryville Library and a grocery store are teaming up to show kids how to create healthy, balanced snacks.
Giant regional nutritionist Kilene Knitter is leading a monthly class for three different age groups.
The 2019 Extraordinary Give raised more than $10 million for nonprofits throughout Lancaster County.
In the Southern End, it also worked to achieve a less well-known goal - increase visibility of nonprofits' and the work they do.
One of the Friends of the Quarryville Library's most successful fundraisers is moving more upscale this year.
After offering small gifts along with hundreds of dozens of cookies and other baked goods at the holiday season bake sale, the group is adding more upscale presents to this year's event.
"We're going to offer vintage and specialty gifts," group member Deb Waite said.
Six local organizations work together year round to provide services to the Southern End.
Now they're joining forces for a special event geared to raise funds to assist them with the work they do.
A nine-month-long STEM program at the Quarryville Library wrapped up Saturday, September 14, with a final project and awards.
The next art exhibit at the Quarryville Library will feature works by Solanco students.
The show will open at the library, 357 Buck Rd., on June 29 and run through July 27. A reception for the artists will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 29.
This year's summer reading program at the Quarryville Library, 357 Buck Rd., takes its theme from the approaching 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing.
The 'We Have Liftoff' theme was developed by a national library organization, said youth services coordinator Sharon Roche.
This year's program will kick off with three events at the library on Saturday, June 1.
The Quarryville Library will host a meet-and-greet with a number of authors from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28.
Among the authors who will have books available for signing and purchase will be Carol A. Park, JP Robinson, Don Helin, J. Arthur Moore, Patricia L. Reese, and Kevin Hewitt. Books will also be available for purchase from local author, Mary Boomsma.
Gardeners will have plenty of choices at the seventh annual Quarryville Library benefit auction.
Owners of 15 local greenhouses will be donating plants to this year's sale, organizer Ron Althoff said last week.
"We expect to have annuals, perennials, and some shrubs and trees," he said.
"We're stressing flowers this year. We always do well with them."
Most of the works on exhibit at Quarryville Library's C.X. Carlson Gallery are watercolors.
That's artist Novelda "Bo" Ferguson's preferred medium, but it's not the only one she's used in a career that began while she was growing up in Quarryville. Some, including wood block prints, print cards, decorated trays, and a milk can, are also part of the show that includes about 100 items.
But watercolor remains her vehicle of choice.
"I do a few oils, but not many," she said. "Watercolor is what I enjoy most."
Parachute Play provides a perfect place for preschoolers to participate in a pleasurable pastime.
Parachute Play is a regularly scheduled, year round activity hosted by the Quarryville Library.
It is held every other Thursday during the school year and on Fridays in the summer when school-age kids can take part, library assistant Janee Anastasio said.
New lighting is bringing a change to the annual Go-Fore Golf fundraiser at the Quarryville Library.
The 10th annual fundraiser, to be held on Saturday, February 23, will be the first without a glow-in-the dark round of golf.
The after-dark round was dropped because the black light bulbs cannot be used in the library's new LED fixtures.
"We tried it last year with glo-sticks and that didn't work real well," said Randi Kennedy, the library's youth services coordinator.
Once a month, members of a library support group hold a two-day book sale to raise money.
When the sale is over, volunteers sort the remaining books, giving some away and saving others for future sales.
The unneeded books are donated to several nonprofits, including one that sends books to military personnel serving overseas.
Four local authors will participate in the Quarryville Library's authors' night on Tuesday, May 1.
"It all started with Stan [White] and Mike [Roth]," said library director Sylvia Drennen of the local authors who have written three books about the history of the Southern End.
A selection of paintings and other works by local artists will be among the featured items at the 6th annual Quarryville Library benefit auction.
Three paintings by Charles X. Carlson were donated by the late Diane Gicker. Two other Carlson paintings have been donated by other area residents.
Quarryville Library patrons will be able to choose a book sight unseen this week.
The books are all wrapped in plain paper that cover the titles.
All are suitable for adults and teens. Each has a one-sentence description of the story line. There is also a bar code on each cover so the books can be checked out.
Matthew Martin had used Cubelets before he came to Quarryville Library's Tinker with Tech program last Wednesday afternoon.
"I went to the science museum and played with them and I really liked them," the seven-year-old said.
On a normal night, the Quarryville Library has only books, computers, and other media inside when the doors are locked at the end of the day.
That won't be the case on Friday, July 21. That night, stuffed animals will also be in the building, ready to play.
Build a better world will be the theme for this summer's reading program, said Randi Kennedy, the youth services coordinator for the Quarryville Library.
"We will have a city silhouette on a large sheet of paper and the kids can fill it in with the stickers they win in the program," she said. Each child who finishes the program will get a sheet of stickers.
This year, the Quarryville Library is tweaking its most productive fundraiser.
In addition to the Saturday auction, organizers will be holding a preview sale earlier in the week.
There's no place like home.
Even when it's much smaller than the original.
The house, a replica of his home place in York County, was built by the late Ernest Fauth in 1983. The Quarryville resident built it as a favor for his daughter, Wilma Fauth Jones.
The Friends of the Quarryville Library plan to hold their next three-day book sale in October.
Those plans are very tentative, said the group's president, Carol Biscardi.
The quarterly three-day sales may become a thing of the past before fall, she said.
That doesn't mean the group will stop holding sales. They will hold more frequent smaller sales rather than scheduling them every three months, Biscardi said.
"The whole point is to get books in children's hands."
That's how organizer Becky McClure describes this month's sale of children's books at the Quarryville Library,
McClure and Barbara Walker, both retired Solanco teachers, are coordinating the sale for the Friends of the Quarryville Library.
"One of the sale's goals is to get kids' books out where they can see them for the summer reading program," said Friends president Carol Biscardi.
Organizers have been working at the Quarryville Library's annual fundraising auction, set for later this month.
Started in 2013, the auction has become the library's most productive fundraisers.
"Others are the Go Fore Golf event and the support we get from patrons, businesses, and municipalities," said board member Catherine Mundy, "but this is the biggest fundraiser."
But the parachute games held at the Quarryville Library also have a serious side.
"We're trying to teach them fine motor skills," said Randi Kennedy, the library's youth services coordinator.
The half-hour-long program for pre-school children also teaches the children to work together and to follow directions, she said.