Library News

ExtraGive is November 17!

November 9, 2023

CLICK HERE FOR OUR VIDEO! Milanof-Schock Library will be participating in the Extraordinary Give on Friday, November 17. One extraordinary day each year, for 24 hours, Lancaster County is transformed into a community-wide celebration of generosity that supports hundreds of community benefit organizations like ours. Milanof-Schock Public Library receives only 50% of it’s annual funding…

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Recognizing Veterans

November 6, 2023

We invite you to honor a Veteran by coming into the Library to fill out a card in their honor. We will hang the names in the Library and run a short video of recognition in the Library on November 11. If you are not able to come in but would like to fill out…

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Patron Appreciation Oct. 16 – Oct. 31

October 18, 2023

Patron Appreciation started on Monday, Oct. 16 and will run through October 31. We have a few raffles that are free to enter – patrons can fill out one ticket per visit through the end of the month. What fun items do we have? 1. Guess how many pieces of candy in the jar. Closest…

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Volunteer Appreciation Week

April 17, 2023

Our volunteers repair books, shelve books, and stuff envelopes. They water plants inside and outside, weed the flowerbeds, and spread mulch. They hold fundraisers, sort through donated books, and organize and run the annual book sale. They build things and fix things. They are valuable to us, and we are so grateful for them! We…

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Honor a Veteran

November 7, 2022

Honor a special veteran by posting his/her info in the Library. Visit the Library to complete an Honor Card by Wed, Nov 9 to have the information displayed in the Library Nov. 10 (the Library is closed on Friday, Nov 11). A Library card is not needed to honor the veteran. If interested, an Honor…

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October 27, 2022

From the Director, Joseph McIlhenney: Milanof-Schock Library has participated in the ExtraGive since the beginning, and this will be my second year. When talking to folks about ExtraGive, I’m often asked, “What do I support when I make a donation to Milanof-Schock Library through ExtraGive?” That’s an excellent question, and not easy to answer. Your…

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Courtyard Legacy Bricks

September 20, 2022

Be a permanent part of your favorite local library! We are offering community members the opportunity to purchase a Legacy Brick that will be part of our Library Courtyard currently in the construction process. Does your family love the Library? Purchase a brick with your names on it. Do you know someone who loves this…

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Books for Sale by Donation

September 8, 2022

In addition to the Book Store off the lobby that is run by the Friends Group, we always have a good variety of gently-read to almost-new books and movies for sale by donation in our lobby. Paperback and hardcover, romance and action, fiction and nonfiction, inspirational and self-help, even books for kids! Thank you to…

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20th Annual Benefit Auction Recap

September 7, 2022

The Library earned more than $22,000 in event sponsorships and merchandise bids. Hooray! Please click here for THANK YOUs and more details about the day!

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“Shelf Control” Cash Appeal

September 7, 2022

This year’s Cash Appeal at the Benefit Auction was for the replacement of sagging bookshelves in the Children’s Area of the Library. Auction attendees were asked to donate cash toward this specific cause, and we were touched by the monetary donations made at the event. If you would like to participate in this Appeal and…

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