Library News and Notes

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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Hoopla Bonus Borrows for May 2022

May 5, 2022

hoopla Bonus Borrows are back!  Choose from hundreds of titles in 8 categories and download as many as you want without them counting against your monthly 4 downloads. May’s categories are: Finding Your Voice Your Travel & Culture Companion Discover a New Series Suspenseful Tales Learn a New Skill Just for Kids! Criminal Mysteries Sci-Fi…

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National Librarian Day

April 16, 2022

“Librarians are tour-guides for all of knowledge” – Patrick Ness Did you know that the first library was founded in the 7th century B.C.”? And that the profession of librarianship has existed for over 2,000 year?  Come learn about librarians at the Lititz Public Library and celebrate National Librarian Day with your favorite library staff! Books and Movies…

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