701 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033

(717) 533-6555 library@derrytownship.org

We will be closed Sunday, May 26 & Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day weekend.

Our after hours book/media drop off boxes are still closed. We hope to make them available again soon, after which time library fines will be applied to any item overdue. This first stage in our renovations is set to complete on target, which means the new Circulation desk will be open in the next few weeks. Thank you for your patience.

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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

Summer Reading Program

The library offers a new Adult Summer Reading Program, Constellation Challenge, from Saturday, June 1. Pick up your game board from the front desk from June 1. Materials and prizes are graciously provided by Friends of the Hershey Public Library.

Program highlights in June for adults, teens and children

Bravura Brass: A Universe of Music

June 18 at 1:00 pm. Bravura Brass: A Universe of Music is the first Terrific Tuesday family program. We welcome back our friends the Bravura Brass as they share a selection of spaced-out classics including Fly Me to the Moon, StardustBlue Moon and many more! Registration is not required. Sponsored by the Friends.

Summer Quest: A Universe of Stories

June 7. 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Summer Quest Kick-off. Come over right after school closes for the year! Kick off the summer the right way by stopping by the library to register for Summer Quest and for fun activities. Summer Quest is for children ages 0-17.

Next Generation Yoga for Teens

High school teens, please register online to join instructor, Cindy Lesher, for  yoga classes that offer the practice of peer connection and interaction, calming techniques, group discussion, yoga poses and group activities. Wednesdays at 3:00 pm to 3:50 pm. June 12 to July 17.

Teen Time

Wednesdays in June 19 and 26, July 3, 17 and 24 at 1:30 pm. Please register online for each Teen Time event for kids in grade 6 and higher. First up, Meteor Shower! on June 19. Come to an outdoor program (weather permitting) for “Meteor shower!” Decorate a fabric bag with hand-thrown paint balls (meteors!)

Programs for reading and book sharing

Book Buddies, Chewsy Readers (ages 7and 8), Chewsy Readers (ages 9 and 10), and Furry Tales are summer reading program favorites with kids and parents to encourage love of books, and to improve reading skills in young children. Registration is open for all three programs. Programs run from June 17 to July 24. Please visit each link for details. If you have questions, please contact Children's Librarian, Rita Smith at 717-533-6555 x. 3707 or e-mail: ritahuntsmith@derrytownship.org

The Books We Love to Read!

Once a year, library staff compile a list of their favorite books read during the previous year. This mixture of new and old, fiction and non-fiction is much anticipated and enjoyed by our patrons. For later years, find copies in print at the library. Staff Picks provides reading suggestions covering many genres. Staff Picks 2019 available NOW!

 

Adult Enrichment Classes

Card Making Class with Wendy Diem on Thursday, May 23 at 6:00 pm. Registration is not required. The Essay: Six Week Writing Class with Laura English begins Sunday, June 23 at 2:00 pm. Register at the libary.

Get more from your library - great reads, and resources!

Pop Up Classes return! Drop in to one or all three of the library's pop up classes. Learn how to get more out of the library's catalog and your next great read, and to explore our online resources to find reliable and trustworthy information on a variety of topics. Meet Reference staff at the Circulation desk on June 11 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, June 12 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm, on June 13 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.