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A decade of encouraging York County families to Get Outdoors (GO) and we are still growing strong! Once again this year, WellSpan Health and York County Libraries are partnering to encourage you to GO York! This year we want to invite you to GO and Make Music! According to some scientists, humans are uniquely designed for music and its benefits are amazing. Music strengthens brain function, affects our mood, has been shown to help in the physical healing process, improves productivity, and unites us despite communication and language barriers. So, whether you listen to music, play an instrument, sing, or just make a “joyful noise,” you too can discover the many benefits of music.

This summer, GO York! teaches you about instruments – some that you may know and others that may be a bit different. Thirty “instruments” – wooden marker posts with a unique etching attached – have been hidden in various local, county and state parks. Take this book, as your musical score, along with the rubbing sheet you received at your York County library and GO & Make Music!

When you find the instrument post, use a crayon or pencil to rub the unique etching onto your rubbing sheet. It proves you found it and is your key to winning some great prizes! See the Rewards and Prizes page on this site for details. Also, don’t forget to check out the GO York! website at for additional information, including recommended library books, facts about each instrument, outdoor safety tips, summer parks programs, and more.

In addition to “identifying instruments,” you can Make Music! by visiting a York County Library, checking out a few books about each instrument, and reading. When you read 800 minutes this summer, you’ll grow your reading and learning abilities! Read 20 minutes a day and log them online at to unlock cool badges and earn prizes! Get more badges after you visit parks, libraries, and attend programs. There are hundreds of free library programs planned just for you…attend one or all of them! You get to create your own super summer adventure! Go to for all the details!

So, get outdoors, have fun, and make music!

Proudly sponsored by:

York Water Company logoWellSpan Health logoGlatfelter Paper logo

The GO York! Task Force would like to thank the following municipalities, organizations and park systems for allowing GO and Make Music! Instrument posts to be located at their respective sites:

Conewago Township

Franklin Township

Holtwood Environmental Preserve

Newberry Township

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR)

Springettsbury Township

West Manchester Township

York City

York County Parks

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 musical instruments. In a world often filled with noise, we encourage you to GO and Make Music!


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