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Library Construction/Renovation News

Artistic rendering of the family entrance.

The next phase of library renovations will start in the fall (October) and will last up to six months. Plans include a new teen area, a new story time area, and a family entrance (artistic rendering above). Any changes to normal operations will be announced with as much notice as possible. Read more.

2019 Banned Books Week.  September 22 to 28, check out the book display on banned and challenged books and read all about Banned Books Week here!

Program highlights in September and October

My Friendship with Fred Rogers

Sunday, September 22. 2:00 pm. Please register online for this Friends Adult Program. Tim Madigan gives an account of an unlikely friendship, and a deep and abiding relationship with Fred Rogers that lasted until Rogers’ death in 2003. Madigan’s book, "I’m Proud of You" reveals Fred Rogers as a person who deserves a place among history’s greatest people. It chronicles male friendship at its finest and most powerful. Books will be sold and signed at the event.

Teen Volunteers Wanted!

The Hershey Public Library is now accepting teen volunteer applications.  Please pick up a form at the children's desk. Sorry, applications are not available online. There will be a training session on October 1st at 4 p.m. The Jr. Volunteer Application Form must be completed before attending training. If you have questions, please contact Kendra Mase at 717-533-6555 ext. 3708, or send Kendra an e-mail at: kmase@derrytownship.org

Rotator Cuff Seminar

Wednesday, October 2 at 6:30 pm. Please register online for this Adult Library Program. If you are experiencing shoulder pain, come to this Rotator Cuff Seminar presented by Joe Hribick, Physical Therapist and Clinical Director of Madden Physical Therapy will help you to understand the three most common causes of rotator cuff problems and what successful treatment looks like without medications, injections, or surgery.

What is Fracking?

Sunday, October 13 at 2:00 pm, What is Fracking? is a library program presented by local author, Sherry Knowlton. Hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, is a controversial topic. In this talk, she’ll discuss the pros and cons of fracking and bring attendees up to date on its status in the Commonwealth. Please register online or call the library at 717-533-6555.

ZooAmerica presents Native PA Species

Sunday, October 20 at 2:00 pm. Learn about the wildlife species who call our state home. You might be surprised to discover who’s living in your backyard! Enjoy an exciting presentation that includes live animal encounters, natural history information and much more, for a truly, adventure-filled zoo experience! Registration is not required. This Friends program is suitable for children in grades K-5.

Friends Special Film Showing - "Labyrinth"

Saturday, October 26. 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Please come to enjoy this adventure, family friendly, fantasy film rated PG from 1986 starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly. A 16-year-old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King. Registration is not required. Open to children age 8 and older with an accompanying adult.

Edible Book Contest

An Edible Book Contest will be held on Friday, October 25. 1-4 pm. Design an edible creation based on the wonderful world of books. Submit your own entry or just stop by, enjoy refreshments and cast your ballot to select a winner for the three categories: Book Title or Character Representation, Funniest/Punniest, People’s Choice Award Register online or pick up an entry form & contest rules at the library. Please click for details.

Ghostly Tales of Gettysburg

Sunday, October 27 at 2:00 pm. Join presenter, Steve Anderson as we explore the history and legends of Gettysburg, one of the most haunted places in America. Steve Anderson has given almost 1500 ghost tours in Gettysburg. As an actor, storyteller, and living history interpreter, he presents original one-man shows and history programs. Registration this Friends program begins September 27. Please register by calling the Circulation desk at 717-533-6555, or register online.