York County Libraries have planned a roster of activities in celebration of National Library Week, Sunday through April 14, at its 13 locations.
This year's theme centers around PA Forward, a statewide initiative by Pennsylvania's libraries that collectively agree that five essential literacies are the foundation for individual success and for creating a strong Commonwealth: health literacy, basic literacy, financial literacy, civic and social literacy, and information literacy.
"This year, National Library Week provides us with an opportunity to highlight these essential literacies," says Deb Sullivan, community relations director for York County Libraries. "Health literacy, in particular, really simmered to the top as librarians planned activities for this week. There is a Healthy Living Fair in Glen Rock, Taters and Tots Yoga in Dover, and an opportunity for all library cardholders to try a fitness class for free at one of seven YMCAs in the York and Hanover area."
Also on the roster are financial literacy programs such as the Money Matters & Magic program for children and families at Glatfelter Memorial Library; Wills and Other Estate Planning Documents at Dover Area Community Library; and Savvy Social Security Planning at Kaltreider-Benfer Library. Most programs are free. Visit yorklibraries.org for details.