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September is Sign-Up for a Library Card Month!

Want to instill a love of reading in your children that will benefit them for a lifetime? Get a library card. A library card means you can fill your home with new reading material as often as you’d like, for free. Current cardholders, pick up a flyer at the library to enter a drawing to win a prize. Simply recruit a new card holder, write your name on the flyer and give to your friend (the new card holder) to bring it in to be added to the raffle box when they get their library card. Both you and your recruit may enter the drawing. For information on getting a library card, please click here. Sorry, we do not have online sign-up for library cards. You must come in person to the library. Thank you.

Programs and Classes

LEGO Club. Virtual LEGO Club is on Wednesdays at 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm beginning on September 23, October 7 and 21. Budding architects and LEGO fanatics ages 6+ are welcome to join. Please register online.

Terrarium Therapy Workshop. Wednesday, September 23. 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Join us outside the library for a Terrarium Therapy Workshop with Tiffany Anderson, who will be helping you set up your very own Rustic Box Planter!  Price ranges from $44-$63 and 10% of all ticket sales supports FRIENDS of the Hershey Public Library. Read more. Please register online at Eventbrite.com.

Fear of Commitment Book Group: Short Fiction. Thursday, September 24. 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Join Aly Tran outside at the Hershey Public Library for a Fear of Commitment Book Group: Short Fiction. We will be under the trees at the library. Bring a chair, picnic stuff, and read the Original Grimms’ Fairy Tale of Cinderella, originally titled Ashputtel. This can be found on Project Gutenberg and there are copies at the library’s front desk.

Artemis. Friday, September 25. 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Come join us in The R.G. (Reading Garden) for some outside virtual fun. We will be flying missions and defending against alien invaders. Only 6 spots so register quickly. For kids ages 14-ish and up. Register online.

Finance in Covid Times. Wednesday, September 30. 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. (Rescheduled from Monday, September 14.) Please join Michael J. Fedash MBA, AIF – Senior Private Client Wealth Advisor with Members 1st Investment Services & Wealth Management to walk through strategies to help manage your finances during COVID uncertainty. Register online.

Fused Glass Class. Saturday, October 3. 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Join Kathleen Forney, fused glass artist, under the trees at the library and make either a fused glass plate or a fused glass coaster. Register online for this outside class. (Ages 14 and older.)

Open Mic in the R.G. Friday, October 9 and Friday, October 23. 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Join us in the R.G. (Reading Garden) for some socially distant live music. We will be hanging outside and listening to some local musicians share their talent. No registration required.

The Art of Truth: A Writing Class on Creative Nonfiction. Sundays from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. October 4 to November 8. Register on Eventbrite.com to join an adult virtual class with Laura English, and xplore the exciting genre of creative nonfiction.

Outside Pumpkin Planter Terrarium Therapy. Wednesday, October 14. 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Register on Eventbrite.com to join Tiffancy Anderson or a workshop fit for a fairytale, the pumpkin succulent planter! A portion of every ticket sold will be donated back to Hershey Public Library! Rain date: October 21st at 6pm. For anyone age 14 and older.

Intermediate to Advanced Photoshop Class. Saturday, October 17 at Saturday and October 24 at 9:30 am. Register online to join Bryson Leidich in a virtual class and learn essential tools to achieve better image processing. For anyone age 16 and older.

Cassel Vineyards of Hershey: Fear of Commitment Book Group. Thursday, October 22. 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Meet at Cassel Vineyard (80 Shetland Drive, Hummelstown, PA 17036) to enjoy the short story Taste by Roald Dahl. You must be age 21 and older to attend.

Edible Book Contest. Saturday, Octobert 24. 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. (Voting from 3-4pm.) Use your amazing culinary skills to recreate a favorite book (fiction or non-fiction) with food! Edible books can look like a book, be inspired by a book or author, be a pun, refer to a character, or reproduce the book cover. Register online to participate. Open to all ages.

Tim Burton Movie Trivia. Sunday, October 25. 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Register online to join Ms. Aly and Ms. Rita on Zoom and/or Facebook Live for Tim Burton Movie Trivia. Make sure you try and watch movies like Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice, Frankenweenie, and others. Just don’t say Beetlejuice three times.

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! Some say the house is haunted, but Frankie and Casey have a different idea. Join them on their adventure to unravel the mystery of the mummy! Along the way, you’ll explore some spooky and exciting science concepts about blackouts, mummification, and more! This virtual program will be presented on Zoom. A link will be emailed to all registered participants.

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Temporary Changes During Covid-19

  • A mask or face covering must be worn inside the building
  • Returned library items are quarantined for 3 days
  • Sorry, the water fountain and the hot drink maker will be unavailableJoin us as we explore the exciting genre of creative nonfiction.
  • Children’s toys and board books will be unavailable
  • All programs and classes will continue online
  • Reduced seating to comply with social distancing
  • Printing is available from public computers at 25 cents a page. Photocopying available
  • No meeting rooms available for reservation
  • Please use hand sanitizer and wash hands frequently

New Library Hours

Monday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Wednesday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Thursday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday – CLOSED

Getting ready to return to school? The library has great e-resources (aka databases) in LearningExpress Library, Power Kids, Power Teens and Science Reference Center for free online e-resources for students in grades K-12 and for college test preparation. Please click here for details.