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Now entering its thirteenth year, Get Outdoors (GO) York! continues to encourage York County children and families to read and be physically active during the summer months. This summer, WellSpan Health and York County Libraries are excited to partner in encouraging you to GO and Find Your Story! That story may be something you read, something you do, something you learn or something you discover – it’s your story. Stories connect us. They engage our spirit, spur our imagination, and help us explore our dreams. Stories enliven our existence. They help us discover other stories, learn about other people, and open up a world of possibilities. Amazing things happen when people connect with others and the world of reading, writing and storytelling allows connections to happen. As you venture through this summer’s program, look for your story and share it with others along the way.  

This summer, GO York! helps you explore many stories and introduces you to folk tales, mythology, and fantasy while you search for thirty “story pages” – wooden marker posts with a unique etching attached – that are hidden in various local, county, and state parks. Take your Storybook, along with the rubbing sheets you received at a York County Library and GO and Find Your Story!

When you find the story page, you will see the unique etching, along with a 4-digit code. Make sure you remember this code (take a picture, write it down, etc.) and don’t forget to enter it into the Beanstack app to earn credit for your hike. If you choose to do the rubbing on your rubbing sheet, please be sure to follow social distancing practices and sanitize your hands afterward. Rubbing sheets will not be collected this year, so they are yours to keep. But remember — to receive credit for your hikes, you must enter the codes online in the Beanstack app. See the Rewards and Prizes page on this site or in your Storybook (p. 48) for details. Also, don’t forget to check out the rest of this site for additional information, including recommended library books, story nuggets, outdoor safety tips, summer parks programs, and more.

In addition to “finding story pages” you can Find Your Story! by visiting any York County Library, checking out and reading a few books about dragons, mermaids, magic wands, and unicorns. Reading this summer will grow your reading and learning abilities!  In addition to the GO York! prizes, York County Libraries is offering rewards for readers. Record your time spent reading to move up levels. The GO York! and York County Library events count as 20 minutes each. Log your minutes and your GO York! story pages in the Beanstack app to make them count and earn amazing prizes. There are hundreds of free library programs planned just for you… attend one or all of them!

Make sure you read pages 44–47 in your Storybook for information on using the Beanstack app. You can also go to for more information.

Now get outdoors, have fun, and Find Your Story!


Proudly sponsored by:

WellSpan Health logoYork County Libraries logoYork Water Company logo

WellSpan Health and York County Libraries would like to thank the following
municipalities, organizations and park systems for allowing GO and Find Your Story! story page posts to be located at their respective sites:

Dillsburg Borough
E. Manchester Township
Hellam Township
Jacobus Borough
Lower Chanceford Township
Lower Windsor Township
Manchester Township
Newberry Township
North Codorus Township
North Hopewell Township
Paradise Township
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR)
and West Manheim Township
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR)
and Warrington Township
Springettsbury Township
Springfield Township
Upper Chanceford Township
Windsor Township
York City
York County Rail Trail Authority
York Township

Lastly, thanks for joining us for another summer of exploring parks and trails throughout
York County. We hope that you and your family found new locations to visit throughout
the year and learned about different story pages. The world is a big place, we encourage
you to GO and Find Your Story!


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