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Karla Trout, Executive Director of the Library System of Lancaster County, is interviewed on Agati Video Podcast. Trout shares her journey to libraries, the past year and a half, and her thoughts on reimagining spaces moving forward. ...

The Lancaster Library System has created a parody of  the Dragnet TV show of the 1950s and 1960s: LibraryNet video! — submitted by: Mary Ann Heltshe-Steinhauer, MLS PR/Community Relations Manager Library System of Lancaster County     ...

                  In 2013, Karen Payonk, Youth Services Director at the Lititz Public Library, initiated the first 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program in Lancaster County. Due to her encouragement and success stories, Renee Christiansen,...

music

  The Library System of Lancaster County received a grant  from Music for Everyone to provide percussion instruments to enhance programming. ...

bookmobile

The Library System of Lancaster System has a new bookmobile – The Possibility Machine! The new Bookmobile has been in production for the past several months and will replace the current bookmobile that has served Lancaster County residents for the past 17 years.  Purchase of...

Elizabeth Strout

Lancaster, PA – Elizabeth Strout is coming to Lancaster County! The award-winning author will appear at the 2018 Spring Author Luncheon on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 12:00 noon at the Calvary Church, 1051 Landis Valley Rd, Lancaster, PA. The Council of Friends of Public Libraries,...

  submitted by Mary Ann Heltshe-Steinhauer LSTA grant for STEM Maker Pass Partnership – A Technical Educational Resource November, 2016 – The Library System of Lancaster County has officially launched a new partnership with Lancaster-based make717 Innovation Center resources....

Read about the appointment of Bonnie Young as Executive Director of the Library System of Lancaster County. ...