701 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033

(717) 533-6555 library@derrytownship.org

The Hershey Public Library will be closed on Friday, August 2 until 6 pm. Preview Night of the Friends Annual Book Sale is from 6 - 8 pm.


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Please visit the Events Calendar to see all library events, and to register for programs. Connect with us on our social media pages for daily updates and library news. Got a question? Contact us at library@derrytownship.org

Job Opportunity in Teen Services

The Hershey Public Library has an opening for a part-time position as Library Assistant in Teen Services. Read about the job. If you are interested in applying, please complete an application form and submit to the Library Director, Laura O’Grady. If you have questions, please contact the Hershey Public Library at 717-533-6555. Employment Application Form.

Program highlights in July and August for adults, teens and children

Computer Science Class for Teens and Adults

Thursdays: July 11 – August 8 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. CS50 Certification Assistance may help to further your professional career, or break into the lucrative field of computer science. Experienced computer science students will help you complete Harvard’s introductory computer science course. Read more.

Teen Time

Fun space themed activities for kids in grade 6 and higher at Teen Time on Wednesday, July 24 at 1:30 pm. Create Man-in-the-Moon or Rabbit-in-the-Moon cookies and eat them! Please register online.


Krypton Cougars Robotics Team

July 23 at 1:00 pm.  Join our local FIRST Robotics Team, fresh from competing at the World Championship in Detroit, as they demonstrate their robots. Registration is not required for this Terrific Tuesday Program for children. Sponsored by the Friends.

Dinosaur Dig

July 30 at 1:00 pm. Field Paleontologists, Mike and Roberta Straka will construct a dinosaur dig site right in the Hershey Public Library. Children will dig for REAL dinosaur bones. Registration is required to ensure a place. Everyone is welcome to listen to the introductory talk.

Space Forts for Families

Family Forts 2018

Saturday, August 24. 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Meet us for stories at 2:30 p.m. When the library closes at 3 p.m, registered families may use materials from home to create reading forts in the library. Enjoy family reading time and earn a medal for your efforts! Register online, or call the library at 717-533-6555 ext. 3708.

Movie and a Craft

Movies will be paired with a themed craft. All movies rated PG. Suitable for children in grades K-5. Registration is not required. Everyone is welcome. Read more.
Friday, July 12. 10:00 am to 12:00 pm – “Zathura”. Friday, July 26. 10:00 am to 12:00 pm – “Lilo & Stitch”.

Friends Annual Book Sale is Coming!

Friday, August 2. 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Preview night for Friends members, only. Not yet a member, or wish to join to enjoy the benefits of membership? Please click here to be re-directed to the Friends' website. Regular book sale hours. Pick up a flyer at the library. BEST BARGAINS IN TOWN. Unbeatable prices and great choices you don't want to miss.

Friends Summer Film Festival: Based on the Books

Sundays in July at 2:00 pm. Registration is not required to attend the Summer Film Festival. Please note the film’s rating for age appropriateness. Everyone is welcome. Snacks are provided by the Friends of Hershey Public Library.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs PG (7/7/19)
Mr. Popper’s Penguins PG (7/14/19)
Hugo PG (7/21/19)
Night at the Museum PG (7/28/19)

Adult Summer Reading Program

The library offers a new Adult Summer Reading Program. Pick up your game board from the front desk, and join Constellation Challenge, today! Materials and prizes are graciously provided by Friends of the Hershey Public Library. Ends September 3.

Summer Quest: A Universe of Stories

Register online for Summer Quest and for fun activities. Summer Quest is for children ages 0-17. Summer Quest provides a no-pressure and fun way to continue reading over summer vacation thereby maintaining reading skills mastered during the school year. All activities are free of charge. Ends August 24. Read more.