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.)

National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, runs midnight, November 1, through 11:59 p.m., November 30, challenging writers to compose a brand new 50,000-word novel in 30 days.

 

Check out NaNoWriMo.org for information, inspiration, and writing tips. Register to track your word count, connect with local writers, and find events, like our virtual Come-Write-In Writing Sprints via Discord. For full event details, see the Events Calendar.

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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  • 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 for storytimes, book readings, crafts, and tutorials.

  • 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!

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Join the Read Woke Challenge! 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!

Hey teens, join our Teen Discord channel for daily themed chats. Get your invite quickly emailed with our Ask A YA Librarian form. Just provide your name, email, library card number, and Discord username. Be sure to check out all of the Teen Virtual Winter Programs as well. Please note this channel is only for York County students ages 11-17.

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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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