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Library Construction/Renovation News

Artistic rendering of the family entrance.

Interior library renovations will start on October 28. 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. Completion is expected in early spring 2020. Read more.

Program highlights in October and November

NEWS!! Representatives from libraries across the state announced the selection of "Heartland: a Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke In the Richest Country on Earth" by Sarah Smarsh as the 2020 One Book, One Community: Our Region Reads! selection. Please click for more information.

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.

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.

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.

Ghostly Tales of Gettysburg

Sunday, October 27 at 2:00 pm, Steve Anderson presents Ghostly Tales of Gettysburg, a Friends Adult Program. An actor, storyteller and living history interpreter, Steve presents a truly original one-man show and spook-tacular history program. Please register online, or call the Public Services desk at 717-533-6555.

Trick-or-Treat Storytime

Thursday, October 31 at 1:30 pm. Children between the ages of 3 and 6 are invited to come to the library to enjoy a seasonal story and to trick-or-treat at the library. Don't forget to come in costume! Registration is not required. If you have questions, please call the Children's desk at 717-533-6555 ext. 3708.

USCF Rated Chess Tournament

Saturday, Noember 2. 9:00 am until 1:00 pm or later. Open to chess players of all ages and skill levels. This will be a rated chess event so current United States Chess Federation (USCF) membership is required. (Sign up for USCF at www.uschess.org) Young players and players new to rated chess tournaments are welcome and encouraged to participate! Click here for registration information.


Children ages 6+ meet on the first Wednesday of the month for LEGO Club. Next session is on Wednesday, November 6. 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm. Please register online for each month you would like your child to attend. The session begins with a story then a construction challenge is set. LEGO Club: building the world one brick at a time!

"Staying Safe on our Roads Today" Seminar

This Adult Library Program will be presented by Penn State Health in collaboration with the Derry Township Police Department at the Hershey Public Library on Tuesday, November 12 at 5:00 pm. There is no fee, but all persons must register to attend, either online or by calling the library’s Public Services Desk at 717-533-6555. Click here to read more. Registration begins October 12.