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Browsealoud Service

New to our website – Browsealoud is innovative support software that adds speech, reading, and translation to websites facilitating access and participation for people with Dyslexia, Low Literacy, English as a Second Language, and those with mild visual impairments. Online content can be read aloud in multiple languages using the most natural and engaging voice to transform the user’s reading experience.This product was secured by a grant through Census 2020 funding. When you visit our website, look for the logo in the lower right corner and click on it.

What Can You Find in Our Virtual Library?

What Can You Find in Our Virtual Library?
If you have always meant to see what we offer on our website – for free with a library card, which is also free – this is the perfect opportunity! There are so many GREAT RESOURCES under the Digital Resources tab on our home page.  Click this link for direct access:

– Click on Ebooks/E-audiobooks for a large selection of fiction and non-fiction that you can access through OverDrive.

– Click on Databases and you will find a wealth of information:
~ Employment Help: Job Coaching and Interview/Resume help, finding jobs in Pennsylvania, keeping your CRM up-to-date thru Hoovers, and more.

~ Reading: Hundreds of audiobooks for all interests; find books and authors that match your interests with Books and Authors; gain access to literary works and authors throughout history with LitFinder; books for romance lovers; books and GN for middle-grade and YA

~ Homework Help: There is tutoring and educational support for school-age children, which might be really helpful now that the schools are closed and our kids are “Distance Learning”; access to age-appropriate multi-media content on many topics; Explore topic collections from Agriculture to World History; browse the database for more!

~ Have time to finally draw your family tree? Get started with Heritage Quest.

~ Get detailed information on repair for a variety of small engines with Small Engine Repair and basic auto repair for thousands of vehicles with Auto Repair Source.

~KIDS: Ages pre-K thru 3rd grade can pair video storybooks with non-fiction; a broad range of educational information for kids K-5; access award-winning True Books content with multi-media info with TrueFlix; enjoy an interactive library of animated talking story books for various reading levels; animated math stories for all ages with Tumble Math.

Library Takes to the Air Waves!

The Milanof-Schock Library in Mount Joy will take part in a WHP580 radio interview to air on Saturday, July 7 during the 7am hour. Michael Parks of the Michael Parks Show on WHP580 will interview Barbara Basile, the director of the library, and Jan Betty, coordinator extraordinaire of the Library’s youth services. Barbara and Jan will share information about their Library, how libraries in general benefit their communities, and they will promote National Summer Learning Day July 12. Make sure to tune in!

Meet Libby!

Did you know that we have thousands of ebooks and audiobooks at your disposal? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand. The Library offers more than 140,000 in the catalogue, covering 138 different subjects. Many books at the Library can be sent to Kindle if you prefer to read that way – if you have a Kindle, we can streamline the way you send books to your device.

Libby will ask, “Do you have a Library Card?” and which Library is your home Library.

If you have a Library card, enter the number. If you do not, please visit the Library of your choice to get one for free. Search the entire catalog, or visit the popular collections like Fiction, Nonfiction, Romance, Thriller, Literature and Fantasy. Browse through the “Best Books of 2017”, “winter Reads”, “In the Kitchen”, “Just Added”, “Celebrity-Narrated Audio”, “To Hot to Hold” and more!

Click on a title and read a synopsis. You can read a sample, borrow it if it’s available, place a hold on it if it’s not. Once you have the book downloaded you have 2 weeks to read it before it magically disappears – no worries about returning it on time. You can also renew the book if you are not finished in 2 weeks, returns it to the Library if you finish early, and send the book to another device.


Eclipse Viewing Party at the Milanof-Schock Library

We are so pleased with our wonderful community, and we wanted to share our joy with you!


So many people visited the Library to experience the Eclipse together!! We had only 60 glasses to hand out, but participants shared with one another, making sure that everyone who attended our event had the opportunity to view this amazing phenomenon. Cars were parked on side streets around the Library, people brought blankets and chairs, gathering together as one community. We were unable to arrive at an official number, but we counted at least 280 – 300 people of all ages socializing and having fun. What a great experience!


Inside the Library, Miss Jan had her Art in the Park program that was on the calendar before Barbara Basile, the Library’s Director, planned the Viewing Party. Miss Jan had 12 kids pre-registered but welcomed anyone who came inside to participate in her program, ending up with 60 community members! Basile and her husband, Dave, had made some fun old-fashioned cereal box viewers for people to use, and refreshing freeze pops were provided for a cool relief from the hot day. People arrived on the lawn hours before the event and lingered well after its completion. Thank you to everyone who attended!