Library News and Notes

Lititz Public Library 25th Birthday Party!

March 16, 2024

Community Celebration- Saturday June 1, 11:00-4:00 11:00-4:00         Aaron’s Books New Book Bus 11:00-1:00          Face Painting 11:00-2:00          Bouncy House 12:00-2:00          Magic Andrew (Balloon Animals) 2:00-3:00            Lititz Community Band   Food Trucks Isabellas (Ice Cream) Dutch Country Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels Mad Dash-Gourmet Grilled Cheese Join us for a fun-filled day!…

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Community Read along with “One School, One Book” program

March 4, 2024

The premise of the One School, One Book program is to get families involved with student reading. Programs that engage families in supporting their children’s learning at home are linked to higher student achievement. Benefits include higher grade point averages, improved attendance, and better social skills and adaptation to school. In short, children with strong…

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25th Anniversary Bookmarks

February 21, 2024

25th Anniversary Bookmarks! We are so proud of the students of Bonfield Elementary and Kissel Hill Elementary that participated in our 25th Anniversary bookmark design project. We have turned six of the designs into commemorative bookmarks which we will have available throughout March and into April as supplies last. Each week, starting February 26th, we…

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“A Look at Libraries” Lecture Series

January 5, 2024

To help celebrate our 25th anniversary in the current location we will be having a year(ish)-long Lecture Series, A Look at Libraries. The first part of our sessions (January-April) will focus on libraries in their historical and current context. In May we will focus on the Lititz Public Library specifically, from its founding in 1936…

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Fine-Free Decision

January 1, 2024

Lititz Public Library Fine-Free for Juvenile and Young Adult Materials A few quick things to note about Lititz Public Library’s decision to go fine-free for Juvenile and Young Adult materials: This only affects Lititz-owned materials. Other county libraries will still charge fines for overdue materials. This only affects juvenile and young adult materials. Other items…

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National Milk Day

January 11, 2023

National Milk Day falls on January 11 to observe the very first time milk was delivered to homes inside sterilized glass bottles. It took until 1878 before anybody thought to fill bottles with milk and seal them with waxed paper. Before that, conditions for storing milk (let alone delivering it) were unsanitary at best and downright…

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Today is Black Cat Appreciation Day

August 17, 2022

Cats are delightful and friendly creatures, regardless of their color. Forget about the old superstitions and give black cats the love they deserve!   Books Starring Black Cats for Children                       Jane on Her Own: A Catwings Tale by Ursula K. Le Guin (J PB…

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Garfield the Cat Day

June 19, 2022

Did you know that the very first Garfield comic strip was published on June 19, 1978? That makes Garfield 44 years old! Feel free to celebrate with a lasagna dinner and read your fill of comics. (Thank goodness it isn’t Monday.)        Garfield at 25: In Dog Years I’d Be Dead This has…

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National Tap Dance Day

May 25, 2022

Tap dance is a type of dance in which a rhythm is formed by the noise of the dancer’s shoes on the floor – Cambridge Dictionary Tap dance was born in the United States in the early 19th century through a blending of African and Irish American dance forms and early tap shoes Early tap…

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National Notebook Day

May 19, 2022

It’s National Notebook Day—so scribble away, get creative, and organize your thoughts! If the blank page intimidates you, why not check out some books that celebrate notebooks, diaries, and journals, instead?    Cover to cover : creative techniques for making beautiful books, journals & albums by Shereen LaPlantz  “Even a beginner can start right out…

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