Harbaugh-Thomas Library

59 W. York Street
Biglerville, PA 17307-0277
phone: (717) 677-6257
fax: (717) 677-6357  

Mon: 12 pm to 6 pm
Tues: 12 pm to 8 pm
Wed: 10 am to 6 pm
Thurs: 12 pm to 8 pm
Fri: 10 am to 6 pm
Sat: 9 am to 5 pm


Something for Everyone at the Harbaugh-Thomas Library

            We are offering new programs for all ages at the Harbaugh-Thomas Library. No registration is required, and all are free of charge.

First, join Miss Karin for baby storytime every first and third Monday at 10 a.m. The library is closed, but we are open for storytime.  Little ones through age 2 and their grown-ups enjoy songs, rhymes, activities and short books for approximately 20 minutes (which is about as long as the babies will pay attention!). Then attendees can stay, chat, and watch the tykes play with our collection of new building toys provided from The Office of Commonwealth Libraries through the Cruise into Kindergarten program grant. Building improves spatial abilities and motor control for the babies and toddlers and allows the adults the chance to connect with each other. Most of all it is just fun, and thus a great way to introduce the idea to little ones that books and libraries are enjoyable. Our next baby storytime is Monday, March 20 at 10 a.m.

Also, we are excited to kick off our teen book club which is open to all high school age students. One of our enterprising teen volunteers initiated the organization of this group, and Miss Kaila, a library staff member, will facilitate every second and fourth Friday at 3 p.m. Teens will help choose the books. The next meeting is Friday March 24 and the group will be pondering the ins and outs of “Graceling” by Kristin Cashore, the first book in the Graceling Realm series. Katsa is a young woman born in a world where a select few are given a special skill, a grace. She’s forced to use her grace to become a warrior for the king, and the adventures soon follow. Copies are available at the library.

            Finally, we have a new knitting group led by Miss Nancy. Adults and teens can drop in anytime from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesdays. Knitters, bring whatever project you’re working on, and enjoy the camaraderie. Beginners, bring needles size 8, 9, or 10 and a skein of worsted weight yarn to learn the craft of knitting. And of course we have a nice selection of knitting books to spur ideas for the next project.

            I’d also like to spread the word about the upgraded audio visual technology in our Community Room. We have a wonderful new speaker system and projector to accompany our big screen. And presenters can choose between a handheld, standing, and lapel microphone to ensure excellent sound quality. Funding for this technology upgrade was generously provided by the Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust and the Harbaugh-Thomas Foundation.. Use of the room and equipment is free for nonprofit groups, and available for a fee by individuals and businesses. Please contact the library to reserve the room. Furthermore, the library periodically hosts free movies, performers and presenters in the Community Room. Call, drop by the library, or check the Harbaugh-Thomas Library Facebook page for library event details.

The Harbaugh~Thomas Library is located at 59 West York Street in Biglerville.  We are open Mondays noon – 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays noon – 8 p.m., Fridays 10– 6 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Call us at 677-6257.


Submitted by Barbara Buckley, Branch Manager, Harbaugh~Thomas Library