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(717) 533-6555 library@derrytownship.org

If you have been diagnosed with Covid-19:

Have library books at home? Please give us a 📱 call at 717-533-6555, or send an 📧 email to library@derrytownship.org. We will extend the lending period on those 📚 materials until you are well again.

Edible Book Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest on Saturday, October 24 and to all who voted. The winners in the 4 divisions were: “Poison Apple” for the under 12 division, “Who Moved My Cheese?” for the teen 13-17 division, “As I Lay Frying” for the adult 18+ division, and “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” for the family division. Click here to see all edible book creations.

2020 Friends Book Sale is on!!

The sale will have a different schedule this year and will take place in the hallway to Meeting Room 2. The book sale begins on Monday, October 12 and runs until Saturday, December 5. It will operate during regular library hours. Click here for the book sale pop up schedule details and information on the Saturday sale bargains!

Curbside Pickup

Try our curbside pickup service! Search the library’s catalog to find an available (on the shelf) library item you would like to borrow. Contact the library by phone at 717-533-6555 or by email at library@derrytownship.org to request a curbside pickup reservation. Offered Monday through Saturday. 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. 10-item limit. Read more.

Programs and Classes

Mummy at the Mystery Mansion. Saturday, October 31. 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Register online for this Friends virtual children’s program Talewise (formerly Sciencetellers) presents the story of Frankie and Casey visiting their uncle for his annual Halloween party, only to find out that a creepy Mummy has been scaring everyone away! Join them on their adventure to unravel the mystery of the mummy! This virtual program will be presented on Zoom. A link will be emailed to all registered participants.

Financial Literacy Challenge. November 1 to December 31. Work through the Financial Literacy Challenge and improve habits, understanding and skill when dealing with your financial health. This online challenge is for children in grades 6-12, and for adults. Learn from Podcasts and complete activities. Register through Beanstack.

Watercolor Magic II. Tuesdays: November 3, 10 and 17. 7:00 pn to 8:00 pm. Join Marie Gamon from the Hershey Area Art Association (HAAA) who teaches a virtual class on how to build on the skills and experiments from the Magic I class. Register online at the HAAA.

LEGO Club. Virtual LEGO Club is on Wednesdays at 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm. November 4 and 18. Budding architects and LEGO fanatics ages 6+ are welcome to join. Please register online.

Kyle Carey Presents Scottish/Gaelic Songs. Sunday, November 8. 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Kyle has released three full-length albums, her most resent is “The Art of Forgetting.” Her music is a unique fusion of Appalachian and Celtic music she likes to call “Gaelic Americana.” Register online for this virtual program (from October 1.)

Blood Drive. Wednesday, November 11. 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Masks are required. Covid-19 Antibody Testing is available in November with each successful blood donation. A form of ID is required to donate. FREE bag of Emma’s Gourmet popcorn & a FREE blood donor T-shirt for everyone giving at this challenge time!

The Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture from Ten American Colleges & Universities. Sunday, November 15. 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Matthew Duman presents an illustrated virtual lecture, giving you a taste of the variety of ornament, history and humor these campuses have to offer. Register online.

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Voting Information

Changes to Polling Places
Effective for the November 3rd General Election, the Dauphin County Board of Elections has changed the voting locations for Precincts 1, 3, 10 and 12. The new locations for these Precincts are as follows. Click here for more voting information.

1st Precinct:
Lower Dauphin Field House Multi-Purpose Room
251 Quarry Road
Hummelstown, PA 17036

3rd Precinct:
First United Methodist Church of Hershey
64 West Chocolate Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033

10th Precinct:
Penn State Health – University Conference Center
30 Conference Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

12th Precinct:
Penn State Health – University Conference Center
30 Conference Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

New voter ID cards will be issued to those effected. To locate your polling place click here.

Questions? Please call 717-780-6360.