For Kids

Little YogisBecause caregivers and children grow together…

York County Libraries are excited to serve children from birth to age 12 across the county with a variety of unique and engaging programs from story time to Mine Craft! Our 13 libraries offer programs that serve the population of their communities, but we do strive to provide the highest quality programs possible based on the Pennsylvania learning standards for young children and school aged children.

What types of programs and materials does York County Libraries have for kids?

Story Times

Our story programs are learning experiences for children and caregivers and follow the same format across the county- bringing a level of quality to every child- whether this is a first learning experience or one that has been repeated since birth. All our libraries have story times for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Free Play Areas

Each of our libraries have family friendly areas that encourage play and parent-child interaction, reinforcing the knowledge we have about play as child’s work.  Libraries in York County are offering families an opportunity to experience early learning opportunities in a free and safe atmosphere that will help their children prepare for a successful school career.

Activities and Resources offered Year-Round

When children enter school, the libraries in York County continue to be a supportive resource and an active learning area for them as they explore STEAM activities, creative projects and discuss books they enjoy. All our libraries offer safe, supportive and fun after school activities and the opportunity to explore special interests all summer long in the County’s summer learning programs.

We also understand the challenges that our families face every day and all 13 libraries offer access to information about services that can help a family find child care, health care, support services and free activities for their families.

Other Unique Programs offered by York County Libraries