Closing Notice: As a result of potential exposure to Covid-19 from positive testing, Fort Mill Public Library is temporarily closed. The safety of our libraries, patrons, and staff is a top priority. Standard protocol for exposure will be followed, which includes closing for staff to quarantine for 14 days, encouraging tests for themselves and their families, and deep cleansing of the building. During this closing:

  • Curbside services and book drops will be unavailable.

  • No fines or fees will be charged.

  • Holds will remain at the branch until reopening. Holds already in transit cannot be redirected to another location.

  • Items can be returned at other branch libraries or held until reopening.

 

Our goal is to reopen Fort Mill Monday, December 7. Please continue to check our website and social media for updates, and thank you for your patience and support during this difficult time. 

Interlibrary Loans: Please return interlibrary loan materials inside the library only. Do not use outside book drops.

All York County Library Locations are Now Open for Limited In-Person Services

As part of Phase 3 of our reopening plan, the following in-person services are now available:

 

  • Branch operating hours are the same as curbside hours.

  • Browsing and borrowing materials (we recommend a visit of 30 minutes in consideration of other patrons waiting to enter).

  • Checkout and general assistance at service desks

  • Take and Make Kits available (kits vary by location)

  • Computer use limited to 30-minute sessions

  • Curbside pickup for holds and mobile printing

For more information, see our Phase 3 Overview, continue to check our website, Library Updates, and Facebook pages, or contact us.

YCL In-Person, Curbside Pick-Up, & Phone Service Hours:

Clover, Lake Wylie, & York: Monday - Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Fort Mill & Rock Hill: Monday - Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., & Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

(*Fort Mill is temporarily closed until December 7 due to Covid-19.)

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December 14, 2020 – January 31, 2021 • Register Online Now

The Totally Cool Winter Reading Challenge is back! We're joining Zoobean in partnership with Simon & Schuster’s Books Like Us program for Beanstack’s Annual Winter Reading Challenge. Help us read at least 1 million minutes for a chance to win 1 of 8 virtual author visits and other prizes! Sign up at any YCL location or online and tag us on Facebook or Twitter: #WinterRead2021!

Help Spread Kindness This Holiday Season! 

YCL Food Drive: Donate nonperishable food and canned goods to your local YCL location from December 1-31. Donations will benefit local area charities within the community they are donated. And don't forget our furry friends — we'll also be collecting pet food donations! 

 

Mitten Trees: Contribute new gloves, hats, scarves, and mittens at participating YCL locations through December 31, to send to area shelters throughout York County for those in need.

"Take, Make, and (Maybe) Donate" Crochet Kits: Crochet a winter item for yourself or a friend and donate it to a local organization or the Rock Hill branch's Mitten Tree! Kits with yarn, a pattern, and a crochet hook for your crafting projects will be available starting December 1, while supplies last, at the reference desk on the second floor.

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS, TEACHERS, & STUDENTS OF ALL AGES

  • Online Learning - Get homework help from a live tutor and other learning tools for any age on computer skills, crafts, languages, literacy, and more.

  • Virtual Programming - Watch weekly videos from YCL staff via YouTube and Facebook, join our Teen Discord channel, and call our new Dial-A-Story service to enjoy virtual storytimes, tutorials and instructional videos, games, and more.

  • Research Tools - Access a wealth of resources that includes encyclopedias, newspapers, magazines, journals, and more. 

  • Internet Access - Connect to free Wi-Fi access and check out mobile hotspots at each YCL location.

  • A YC Library Card - Don't forget the most valuable school supply of all!

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!

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Join the challenge — Discover diverse books, log activities, and Read Woke! Choose books from 10 different categories for all ages, start whenever you want, and complete it at your own pace. Read the full details at YCL's Read Woke Challenge page, and register online now!

Join our Teen Discord channel for daily themed chats. Get your invite with our Ask A YA Librarian form. Provide your name, email, library card number, and Discord username. This channel is only for York County students ages 11-17. Check out all of the Teen Virtual Winter Programs as well.

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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!

What the Community is Saying About YCL ...

I am so grateful for all the on-line resources and curbside service. I miss my in-person book club! I think our library does an outstanding job of serving all the public with not the biggest budget.

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Catherine Sullivan

York County Library

138 East Black Street

Rock Hill, SC 29730

803.981.5858

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