701 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033

(717) 533-6555 library@derrytownship.org

WE ARE CLOSED UNTIL AT LEAST MONDAY, APRIL 6. 

Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf, has instructed complete closure of all public libraries during the Covid-19 Coronavirus health crisis until further notice. Please find online information on Covid-19 at the PA Department of Health.

We are so sorry that the Hershey Public Library is closed. If you feel unwell, please stay calm. Follow these steps.

  1. Call your doctor’s office. If you are unable to speak to some one, please use the “Coronavirus Assessment Tool”, online athttps://www.wellspan.org/coronavirus in the right hand corner of the web page you are re-directed to.
  2. Call the Covid-19 HOTLINE at 855-851-3641. 8:30 am to 7:30 pm. (Please be patient as it might take a few minutes before your call can be answered.)

(Posted March 24, 2020.)

INFORMATION FOR OUR LIBRARY COMMUNITY:

  • Sorry, but we are unable to answer the phone until further notice. You may e-mail us at library@derrytownship.org or send your question through “Ask a Librarian” on our website.
  • Please refrain from using the outside dropbox to return books, magazines and media. This includes interlibrary loan items.  Don’t worry about borrowed items being late—fines will be waived. Any item you placed on hold before March 14 will be waiting for you to pick up when we re-open.
  • Book donations are suspended.
  • Check out eBooks and eAudios from home.
  • Explore our e-resources for learning and research.
  • Follow us on social media to be notified of the most up-to-date news as affects our services.

 

CANCELED PROGRAMS:

All programs have been canceled at the Hershey Public Library in April due to Covid-19. We will keep you posted here and on social media about re-scheduling, but at this time, we are unable to provide further information. Please visit the Events Calendar for more.

 

TEMPORARY LIBRARY CARD: AVAILABLE NOW!

Don’t yet have a Hershey Public Library card but live in Derry Township with a ZIP code of 17033 and 17036? You may apply online for a temporary library card to access the e-Library for Hoopla, OverDrive, and also to access the library’s E-Resources,

If you are already a Hershey Public Library card holder, but do not know the PIN or you would like to add a PIN to access the library’s digital material, please kindly make that request in “Ask a Librarian” (on the left side of the Home page), or send an e-mail to library@derrytownship.org

Required information:

  • Your name
  • Your library card number
  • Your e-mail address
  • Request a PIN and provide one based on 4 letters or 4 numbers, or a combination

To get a temporary library card, please make that request in “Ask a Librarian” (on the left side of the Home page), or send an e-mail to library@derrytownship.org

Required information:

  • Your name
  • Your birth date
  • Your full home address with zip code
  • Your e-mail address
  • Please request a temporary library card

ADULT WINTER READING PROGRAM

The Adult Winter Reading Program at the Hershey Library has now been extended through April 30, 2020. If you would like to continue reading to earn additional raffle tickets AND ONLY, if you have already completed a registration form at the library, please follow these steps:
  1. Read a book from a genre you have not already chosen
  2. Once you have finished the book, write down the title, author, genre and date you completed it on a sheet of paper and attach it to your brochure. If you want to read additional selections*, be sure they are all from different genres and add the titles to this list.
  3. When the library re-opens and you have completed the program, bring the brochure and titles to the Public Services Desk to receive your raffle tickets.

*Audiobooks count, too.

CLICK AN IMAGE IN THE SLIDESHOW FOR CHILDREN’S LEARNING & READING RESOURCES, TEEN READS, E-RESOURCES AND THE E-LIBRARY!

 

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