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Mystery Series Reviews | The Face of a Stranger

January 14, 2021
The Face of a Stranger - Anne Perry - cover

Anne Perry’s William Monk series takes us across to London, England, in 1856. William Monk is a detective with the city police who wakes up in a hospital, does not know who he is, where he is, where he came from, what he did, and how he got to where he is. He is told…

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More Take and Make Kits for Kids of All Ages!

January 8, 2021

We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive response to our first round of Take and Make Kits, so we’re rolling out some more! Kits are divided into three categories: Preschool/Kindergarten, Big Kid, and Tween/Teen. We hope you’ll check in often to see what’s new, as we’ll be switching things up regularly. -Each kit helps kids build literacy…

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Mystery Series Reviews | The Cat Who Could Read Backwards

January 7, 2021

Just as writers have their style, readers have their preferences. Some readers like to read fiction, some non-fiction. Some enjoy romance novels, others prefer murder mysteries. Just as both fiction and nonfiction abound in variety, so is the variety of readers. Several authors have written series that combine murder, mystery, intrigue, some humor, and a…

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Did You Know? Youth Take-And-Make Kits Are Now Available!

December 22, 2020

For the month of December, we’re offering FREE Gnome take-and-make craft kits for kids! Many of you have already stopped by to pick up your kit (which comes with cocoa and cookies, thanks to Weis Markets!) and shared some photos of your adorable completed gnomes. These will still be available through the end of December…

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Using TumbleBooks, by Lindsay Bandy

December 1, 2020

Next in our how-to series for online resources, we’ll explore how to use TumbleBooks! It’s another great, free resource for kids available through our web site, and all you need is a library card to access it from home. Here are the five easy steps you need to follow: Visit https://lancasterlibraries.org and select Programs and…

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Q&A with Hillary Daecher and Angie Hohenadel, the Author and Illustrator of SOAR! with Lindsay Bandy

November 12, 2020

Hi, everyone! I’m excited to introduce you to a local author/illustrator pair and their beautiful picture book, SOAR! Soar tells the story of Ramone, a shy ruby-throated hummingbird who’s about to leave the nest for the first time. But his anxiety and fear keep him from taking off as he contemplates all that could go…

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Accessing E-books Through BookFlix, by Lindsay Bandy

October 27, 2020

  There are so many amazing online resources through the library’s web site, but how do you find them? How do you use them? What are they, where are they, and why should you use them? Fear not! I’m here to help. Today I’m going to show you how to use Scholastic’s BookFlix, which I…

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Welcome to Youth Services! by Lindsay Bandy

October 26, 2020

Dear Manheim families, I’m excited to start a brand-new blog for you, featuring library news, information and literacy resources, how-to videos for digital resources, book recommendations, and more! I’m also looking forward to getting to know you better and interacting in this digital space, since we’re limited with what we can do in person these…

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