Category: FYI

Penn Medicine COVID Update Jan 8

Getting an Online Library Card

Click here to register for an online Library Card.

Please read below for all information about the card and what services you can perform with it.

Who Can Register Online:

Residents of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Patrons 14 and older

Everyone else should contact their local library to find out how to get a library card.

Temporary Library Card:

After you complete the form found at the link above, you will receive a temporary library card number that you can use to sign in to many of our libraries’ online resources.

Your temporary library card is valid for 3 months. You must visit or contact us to upgrade your temporary library card to a full access library card. Otherwise your temporary library card will expire. You will need to complete a full paper application in the library and produce proof of address to upgrade your card.

Your temporary library card can be used to:
-Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks
-Place holds on physical library items
-To pickup your held items, you must visit or contact us to upgrade your temporary library card to a full access library card.
-Use Online Resources

Your temporary library card cannot be used to:
-Borrow physical library items
-Use public access computers in the libraries
Please contact us to upgrade your limited access library card to a full access library card.

Adult Clubs Return in January!

Our Adult Clubs will return to the Library this month – Hooray! Knitting, cross-stitching, art, and book discussions, including a brand new Book Group called the Northwest Book Club, formerly the Elizabethtown Book Club, who lost their meeting space and has reassembled in-person at our Library!

Reading Treasures at MSL

We have opened a new virtual store at the Library called Reading Treasures.

It is our mission to preserve the beauty and stories of vintage books by connecting them with someone who will appreciate them. We have a Facebook page set up specifically to sell old books that are donated to us by our generous book-loving community, and we have a complete listing of available books on our website (click here to be taken to our page). Purchased books can be picked up at the library, or they can be shipped within the United States.

Book Donations have Resumed

Our self-service donation shed is open for gently-used books and media. The shed will be open Wed/Thurs 10-8 and Sat 9-noon. If the shed is full when you bring your items, we ask you to bring come back the next available day. Please do not leave donations outside the shed.

Roof Repairs and Gutter Replacement

The Library roof has been an issue for many years. When inside the Library, there are visible water stains on ceiling tiles throughout the building. Specifically, the rubber roof people cannot see behind the green metal roof façade has been leaking and has been repaired many times over the years. The Library’s lighting, security system, and insulation have all been impacted. Additionally, the gutters on the roof proved to be a constant problem during the winter months. Their small size caused improper roof run-off leading to the formation of dangerous icicles over the building sidewalks and entrances.

In 2019, Library staff wrote and won a Keystone Grant from the PA Department of Education. To help meet the matching component of the grant, money was donated by the Lions Club of Mount Joy, the Rotary Club of Mount Joy, generous donors at the Library’s 2019 benefit auction, and our Library patrons.

Eagle Scout Project

Dillon raised funds to install a flag box for retired American flags as his Eagle Scout project. His troop will periodically collect the flags and provide a proper retirement ceremony for the flags. When your American flag is torn or worn or has seen better days, we invite you to bring them to this repository located near the Library’s flag pole.