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Feb 14

YCPL podcast debuts with romance-themed episode

Posted on February 14, 2022 at 11:17 AM by Elizabeth Land

We're excited to announce the arrival of A Book for Everyone, York County Public Library's very own podcast. Join York County Public Library staff members as they chat about reading and discuss the different ways that we find, select, and enjoy books. In Season One, we discuss the genres we love (or love to hate), why we read them, and our picks for books to add to your TBR pile. Listen to our very first episode - Why We Read...Romance - to explore the polarizing romance genre, just in time for Valentine's Day.

Looking for show notes? Visit the episode page to check out staff picks and romance authors to read no matter your interest. We believe there is a book for everyone, so to find your next book, subscribe to our podcast through Apple Podcast, Spotify, Amazon Music, PlayerFM, Google Podcasts and more today!

Jan 04

Teen Tuesday: YA Series Starters to try in 2022

Posted on January 4, 2022 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Happy New Year to all of our YCPL teens! The New Year is a great time to start on a new reading journey. Luckily, there are plenty of young adult series that allow you spend time with familiar characters all year long. Our intrepid youth services staff love diving into series and wanted to share their favorite underappreciated series with you. In the latest YCPL Book Talks video, Tyffany and Susan offer their top picks for Young Adult Series Starters. Check out the embedded video below.

Already read their suggestions? Check out our Underappreciated YA Series Starters Book List for even more ways to start your 2022 reading journey today!

Sep 07

Teen Tuesday: Anime Club

Posted on September 7, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Anime Club meets at the Tabb Library at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.Starting Monday September 13, York County Public Library will have a new monthly teen Anime Club! This will be a fun and relaxed time to get together with fellow anime lovers in middle and high school. We'll have snacks, discussions, and of course, watch anime! For the first Anime Club, we'll be watching My Hero Academia and making candy sushi. Bring your ideas for (age appropriate!) anime we can watch together in the coming months.

There's no registration - just show up at the Tabb Library meeting room at 6 p.m. on Monday September 13 (with your mask on). And if you're looking for some new manga to try out, check out these great choices in the Tabb Library Comics Cave:

  • Kingyo Used Books by Seimu Yoshizaki
    Summary: Recounts experiences in a fictional used book store, where patrons find books and manga that help them achieve their dreams. 
  • Anima by Natsumi Mukai
    Summary: The Anima are beings who possess animal-like powers. In this alternate universe, they walk among us-shunned by society-as they search for others who have similar traits. Cooro is a crow-like boy who is on a quest to find other Anima. When he meets Husky, a disrespectful boy with a past shrouded in mystery, he finds a kindred spirit who also possesses animal-like powers. Together, they try to gain acceptance in a world cruel to anyone or anything that is different. 
  • Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto
    Summary: In another world, ninja are the ultimate power--and in the village of Konohagakure live the stealthiest ninja in the world. But twelve years ago Konohagakure was attached by a fearsome threat-a nine-tailed fox demon which claimed the life of the Hokage, the village champion. Today, peace has returned, and a troublemaking orphan named Uzumaki Naruto is struggling to graduate from the ninja Academy. His goal: to become the next Hokage. But unknown to Naruto and his classmates, within him is a terrifying force.

For more suggestions, check out our Manga Book List