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Community Yard Sale

Do you have a bunch of stuff to sell but no place to have a yard/garage sale? Are you a product vendor (Pampered Chef, artist, etc) looking for an opportunity to sell your wares?
Rent a space at our yard sale—sponsored by the Friends of Milanof-Schock Library! A 10 x 15 space is just $15. Forms will be inside the Library at the front desk beginning April 1 or click here for printable form

~ Food and Beverage Stand ~ Shop for Great Deals ~ The Community is Welcome!

1. To register, please return the registration form and your payment for the appropriate amount.
2. If you call to reserve a space, it will be held for one week until your registration form and payment are received.
3. Once payment is received, the space will be secured for you.
4. Please enter the Library Yard Sale Area from Farm View Lane, the road behind the Library. Please do not use the back drive area of the Library parking lot except to unload.
5. Each space holder will be permitted to keep one vehicle on the street parking. Vehicles are not to exceed 20 feet in length.
6. The sale of firearms or adult material is prohibited. We want our event safe and family oriented. No food or drinks may be sold by Vendors. The Friends of the Library will be selling food and drink during this event.

Milanof-Schock Library Offers Story Time Outreach


Beginning January, 2019, Jan Betty (a.k.a. Miss Jan), Director of Children and Youth at Milanof-Schock Library, will be offering monthly story times at two off-site public locations within the Library’s service area as a way to reach out to the surrounding communities and promote the joy of reading and early literacy.

On Monday, January 7 at 10:30, Miss Jan will offer Family Story Time at the East Donegal Township Municipal Building located at 190 Rock Point Road, Marietta. Story Time will be held there every first Monday of the month thereafter. She will also offer Family Story Time at the old First National Bank located at 100 W. Market Street in Marietta on Monday, January 21 at 10:30 and every third Monday of the month thereafter. All are welcome to attend either or both of these programs – as well as those held at Milanof-Schock Library – to enjoy stories, songs, and a craft based on a theme of the week. At this point, registration is not required.

For the last two years, Miss Jan has been sharing her gift of storytelling with the kindergarten classes of the Donegal School District. Once a month during the school year, Miss Jan packs up her special book-box on wheels and travels down the road to Donegal Primary School. She reads a picture book to the students and leaves them with a special bookmark to color and take home.

Little Free Library


Milanof-Schock Library now has an official “Little Free Library” located inside the old First National Bank at 100 E. Market Street in Marietta! We even took the extra step and ordered an official plaque and were given Charter #82580. For fun, look it up on the worldwide map after Jan. 1, 2019.

Starting a Little Free Library has been a goal of MSL for quite some time. MSL Board VP, Stan Tucker, approached building owners Steve and Abby Ulrich (pictured above), who also own the businesses located inside – First National Escape and My Digital Conversion. The couple was thrilled with the idea and is excited to have a little Library in their establishment.

How does a Little Free Library (LFL)work? Anyone may contribute or take books. The more the merrier! If you take a book (or two) from an LFL, you do not need to return that exact book. However, in order to keep the Little Library full of good choices for the whole neighborhood, the next time you swing by the LFL bring a few books to share. Little Library book exchanges function on the honor system; everyone contributes to ensure there are always quality books inside. This way, we all win!

Milanof-Schock’s Little Free Library is accessible Mon-Fri 10am to 5pm and Saturdays 10am to 1pm.

Click here to read the article printed in the Merchandiser.

Remember us on Extra Give Day, November 16!

The Library is joining hundreds of other county non-profit organizations for the Extraordinary Give, Lancaster County’s largest day of online giving! We encourage you to donate to groups that are near to your heart, and we hope that includes Milanof-Schock Library. Please keep in mind that government funds only half of our budget, and the remaining 50% must be earned through fundraisers. Life-enriching services and books are provided to the community at no cost to its residents, and when we get together and give together, a little can go a long way!

What is the Extraordinary Give?   The Lancaster Community Foundation hosts the “Extraordinary Give” for local community benefit organizations because they are invested in bringing awareness to the community benefit organizations that make the community a vibrant place to live, work, and play. Community benefit organizations play a huge role in all our lives and as a Community Foundation, they are deeply dedicated to supporting the good work that they do.

The aim of the Extraordinary Give program is to:  Raise the level of knowledge about community benefit organizations in our county and highlight their positive impact on our well-being.
Support the operating needs of community benefit organizations that serve Lancaster County through at least $500,000 of stretch pool dollars and $50,000 in prizes from the Foundation, our presenting sponsors Rodgers & Associates and the High Foundation, and other community supporters.
Grow the base of engaged donors in Lancaster – bringing new donors to our community benefit organizations.
Spotlight the charitable trends in our community. Where are we giving? What are our community benefit organizations saying is vital and needed right now?

In just 6 days of giving, the Extraordinary Give has raised more than $31 MILLION for organizations across our community! Thanks to Presenting Sponsors Rodgers & Associates, the High Foundation, and other supporters, this year will offer the biggest Stretch Pool to date at more than $500,000. Mark your calendars for November 16, 2018 as we work together to make this the biggest Extraordinary Give yet!