GOAL: Grade One at the Library

RSVP for the GOAL Celebration

Because a library card is the most important school supply of all…

Reach your GOALs with GOAL!

Help your first-grade students shoot for the GOAL of a lifelong love of reading and learning! First grade is a time for children to learn to read. With our GOAL initiative, we strive to encourage a thirst for reading by introducing your child to the abundance of books, programs, and computer resources available through a library membership.

Every September, York County Libraries and PeoplesBank team up for the Grade One At the Library (GOAL) Membership program, and your first grader is invited to join!

Simply fill out an online application below. If you prefer, paper copies of the application are available at your child’s school; please return the paper copy to your child’s teacher or school building.

Annual Celebration & Prizes


With your first three visits to the library, you will receive a new prize to take home with you! From year to year, our prizes change, but our third and final prize will always include the featured book of the year. This featured book becomes the center of our Campaign Celebration at the end of the 3-month program.

  • Visit 1: GOAL pencil or gel bracelet 
  • Visit 2: GOAL sports/book bag
  • Visit 3: A FREE copy of Anthony D Fredericks’ book Tall Tall Tree and a PeoplesBank® flying disc

Campaign Celebration & Author Visit

Click here to RSVP for our 2021 GOAL Celebration!

Our 2020 Classroom Winner

Congratulations to the Mrs. Mahoney’s First Grade class from Locust Grove Elementary in Red Lion for participating in GOAL 2020. Every student in the class signed up for a library card. Way to go, first graders! 

GOAL Application

GOAL Application

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Solicitud para la tarjeta GOAL

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