Dillsburg Public Library Newsletter

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Library Hours

Monday 10 am-8 pm

Tuesday 10 am-8 pm

Wednesday 10 am-8 pm

Thursday 10 am-8 pm

Friday 10 am-3 pm

Saturday 10 am-5 pm

Closed Sundays

After several months of construction and landscaping, the Jordan Richardson Reading Garden officially opened to the public on October 19. The Dillsburg Area Public Library thanks all who made it possible. The community will be enjoying this lovely space for many years to come.

For the Thanksgiving holiday, the library closes early (3:00 PM) on November 27 and remains closed for the 28th and the 29th. Regular hours resume on Saturday, November 30.

Cash for Causes GIANT Gift Cards. Want to help the library while doing your holiday shopping? When you purchase a GIANT gift card at the library we get 5% of all sales. It's an easy way to help us help the community!

Canning and Food Preservation — Nov 13, 6:00 pm —7.00 pm. After you’ve harvested the bounty of your garden, how do you keep all the tomatoes and zucchinis? On November 13 at 6:00 PM, you can learn canning and home food preservation techniques from Penn State Extension educator, Stacy Reed. This one-hour program is an introduction to the different methods and equipment of home food preservation. Registration is required; call the library at 717-432-5613.

Adult Holiday Card Making. —Dec 5, 6:00 pm —8:00 pm. Save the date! Stamp-It-Up demonstrator Lori Staley leads us in the creation of fun and festive cards for the holiday season. There is a $5 fee (payable at the time of the class) to cover the supplies for 2 cards. Registration is required by calling the library at 717-432-5613.

Mitten Tree Project. Again this year we are collecting scarfs, hats, mittens, and gloves to decorate our lobby tree. These items will be donated to New Hope Ministries. New and newly-crafted handmade items are welcome. Look for the tree starting November 30, the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Artist’s Corner. Shelby Pizarro will be the feature artist for November and December. Shelby is a graduate of the York Academy of Arts, York, PA and received further education at The Harrogate School of Arts at Harrogate College, UK. Her work as a commercial illustrator integrates both digital and conventional techniques. Additionally, she has licensed images worldwide for advertising, web design, bookmarks, calendars, datebooks, sportswear and accessories.


Metabolism and Gut Health with Natural Solutions—Nov 11, 6:30 pm—7:30 pm. The third installment in a series of natural health discussions focuses on metabolism & gut health. Learn about your metabolism and weight concerns with natural, safe, and effective tools. Registration is required at 717-432-5613.

Canning and Food Preservation—Nov 13, 6:00 pm—7.00 pm See front for description. Register by calling 717-432-5613

GFWC Woman’s Club Knitting Group—November 20, 6:30 pm—7:30 pm. Join the ladies of the GFWC Dillsburg Woman’s Club as they knit or crochet and enjoy friendly conversation. Bring a project in progress, or learn from the pros. No registration required. Open to all.

Tech Time—Nov 14, 1:30 pm—3:15 pm. Get one-on-one help for your tech needs. No registration required.

Scanning Event!—Nov 21, 22, and 23. Have old photos, documents, slides, or standard-size VHS tapes you’d like to make digital files of? We can help with that. The Library will have equipment available to turn your treasures into easy to store and share digital media files. Must provide a flashdrive (can be purchased on-site). Staff will be available to assist, but equipment is self-service. The equipment will be available during normal library hours. Call 717-432-5613 to register for a 2-hour session.

Please note that the Library Board meeting will take place on November 19 at 7pm.


Preschool Story Time—Tuesdays , 10:30 am—11:30 am. Our weekly story time for ages 3-5. Includes a story and a craft. No registration required.

Babies & Toddlers Story Time—Weds and Thurs, 10:30 am—11:30 am. Our twice weekly story time for ages 0-3 with a caregiver. Includes a story and play time. A reminder that the library is closed on the 28th, so there is no story time that day. No registration required.

Dungeons & Dragons—Mondays, 5:00 pm—7:00 pm. This is a new club for Dillsburg Area Public Library. Aimed at teens, but suitable for any D & D enthusiast, this club allows you to match wits against dungeon masters, wizards, and trolls. Try a short mission or prepare for an epic quest. You can even learn the skills to build your own D & D world. No registration required.

LEGO® Club—Nov 7, 6:00 pm—7:00 pm. LEGO® Club is the first Thursday of every month for ages 6 and up. We provide the pieces! No registration required.

Coding Club— Nov 13, 6:00 pm—7:00 pm. Solve a challenge or code for fun. Bring your own laptop or device, or use one of ours (let us know ahead of time). Ages 8 and up. Registration is required at 717-432-5613.

Sit, Stay, Read—Nov 14 6:00 pm—7:00 pm. Young readers can practice with Bliss, a trained service dog who loves to listen. Register for a 15-minute block by calling 717-432-5613.

Go Bananas—Nov 20, 6:00 PM—7:00 pm. Use our Makey Makey Invention Kits to build the classic banana piano and then create your own electronic game. Ages 6 and up. No registration required.


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