50,000 Words. One Month.

National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, runs midnight, Nov. 1, through 11:59 p.m., Nov. 30, challenging writers to compose a brand new 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Come work on your writing project or NanoWriMo word count with other writers during our "Come Write In" sessions! Plenty of outlets will be available for charging laptops and other devices. Registration is required, as space is limited. For more information, visit


Totally Cool Winter Reading Challenge

Dec. 13, 2021 – Jan. 31, 2022 • Registration starts Nov. 29.

The Totally Cool Winter Reading Challenge is back! This winter, YCL joins Zoobean in partnership with sponsor Lerner Publishing Group for "Read for a Better World," Beanstack’s annual Winter Reading Challenge. Help us read at least 2 million minutes for a chance to win book collections, autographed books, and virtual author visits. For full details, visit  Happy Reading, York County!

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Subscribe to our YouTube channel for virtual programs from your favorite YCL staff members! View storytimes, book readings, and tutorials, find exercise and meditation classes from professional instructors, and more! New videos are posted each week, with something for the whole family!

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Do you want to hear a story from YCL staff at any time? Now you can!

Call the Library’s Dial-A-Story phone line at 803-620-8585. You'll hear a variety of stories for adults, teens, and children, as well as music and songs, poetry, jokes and riddles, history tidbits, trivia, and more!

COVID-19 Vaccination Information: York County Library is monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) with local, state, and national health officials. As this is a developing situation, YCL is committed to ensuring the safety of patrons and staff while offering limited in-person services.

  • Need internet or computer access? Visit York County Library, where free 60-minute computer sessions are available. Space is limited at each location, so please consider calling to confirm availability before your arrival. Due to our pandemic safety precautions, library staff cannot engage in close, one-on-one technology instruction at this time.

  • Don't have an email address or unsure how to proceed? Call DHEC's COVID-19 vaccination hotline at 1-866-365-8110 for help scheduling your appointment. For help creating an email account, YCL offers free online learning courses with step-by-step instructions through and

  • Need Broadband Internet? The FCC's Emergency Broadband Benefit, a temporary program for families and households struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic, provides discounts on broadband service and devices for qualified households. Learn more about the discounts, eligibility, and how to apply at

What the Community is Saying About YCL ...

I absolutely love our library! In an age where reading is taking a backseat to technology, it is uplifting to be able to visit here and fall in love with books all over again. The staff is top notch and truly love what they do. Thank you for the invaluable service you give to our community.


Kristi Tolman