Friends of the Hershey Public Library

Friends of the Hershey Public Library


Here until 7:30pm. Thank you Friends if the Hershey Library. Friends of the Hershey Public Library
If you noticed some activity in the library yesterday, it was Budget Blinds installing our new window treatments! Thanks to the Hershey Library Endowment Trust for sponsoring this project and Friends of the Hershey Public Library for setting up the Endowment. For more information on the Endowment Trust, please visit our website:
Many thanks to SPLAT Studio and Friends of the Hershey Public Library for a creative respite on this rainy day! (And Happy Mother's Day to all!)
On Saturday, April 2nd, I'll be in Hershey, PA talking about The Lions of Fifth Avenue and The Magnolia Palace for the Friends of the Hershey Public Library. If you're in the area, please join us! Info below. Book Tour
Friends of the Hershey Public LibraryGuess the Book has it's first winner for 2022, Mary Maher. This month's prize was a $10 gift card for Desserts Etc...
Thank you everyone who guessed in Jan. We will keep your name for a fun drawing at the end of the year. Keep guessing on Wednesdays so that you can be entered into Feb. drawing.
There’s still time to register! Another great way to spend a dreary day! Zoom program starts at 2pm. Register on the events calendar at! See you at 2pm Friends of the Hershey Public Library
Our Friends are wonderful. They sponsor our fabulous programs and events throughout the year including our annual visit from an author! This Giving Tuesday, make a donation to Friends of the Hershey Public Library and help them continue their great work!
Thanks to Friends of the Hershey Public Library for sponsoring this upcoming program about the history of Christmas Celebrations! Register on our website:
It's getting colder outside and that means it's time to learn "The Art of Cozy" with Thirsty Radish! Stay at home, curl up with some tea and your device of choice to enjoy this program virtually. Thanks to Friends of the Hershey Public Library for sponsoring this program.
There's so much going on at the library. Go to the Events Calendar at to get more information and register. This Thursday read Masque of the Red Death and join us at Cassel Vineyards. Saturday, get the oven preheated and the baking started for the Friends Edible Book Contest (register soon). Finally, November 13 welcome Fall with the Friends Art of Cozy with Thirsty Radish and Vanessa Young.
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AHHH! They're trying to get in!!! What will we do with this Dino-Invasion! Stay tuned and see what else these Dino-disasters get into. Friends of the Hershey Public Library
It's time to celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week! The support of Friends of the Hershey Public Library means everything to our library and we couldn't be prouder to have such wonderful friends.
Out and about this ☀️morning? Come say hi to Ms. Rita and Ms. Aly! We are at the Market on Chocolate until 1pm.

Don’t forget to pick up your Carry & Craft!

Then head over to the library for Friends of the Hershey Public Library Book 📚Sale!
We had a wonderful time this morning singing and dancing with Mark DeRose Music in Chocolatetown Park. Many thanks to the Friends of the Hershey Public Library for sponsoring!
We are not sure if our Friends membership was paid for this year. Is there a way to find out?
We had a bubblicious time with Jeff Boyer Productions at Chocolatetown Park this afternoon. Many thanks to the Friends of the Hershey Public Library for sponsoring the program!

Through volunteers, outreach and funding, Friends partner with the Hershey Public Library and Derry T


Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish community from the Friends of Hershey Public Library. Hanukkah begins this evening, Sunday, December 18, and ends the evening of Monday, December 26. “Chag sameach.”🕎


Pop-Up Book Sale ends Saturday, December 17. Library opens at 10am.

This a truly special event that has taken months of volunteer hours to put together. Books have been sorted by genre, and checked for quality to ensure that the sale is the best it can be.

💙💚❤️Thank you to staff of Hershey Public Library for their help. We could not do it without them! And, our gratitude to the community for turning out to shop.

Photos from Friends of the Hershey Public Library's post 12/15/2022

Looking for a winning read? ⭐️🌟These are just some of the 🏆2022 Literary Prize Recipients. Whatever your taste in books, these titles offer a diverse variety in literature sure to jump-start your reading list for 2023.

Ask a librarian at the Hershey Public Library next time you visit for help to locate a copy.

See image captions for the Literary Award.


“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” 🎶at the library. Fa la la la la, the Friends Pop-Up Book Sale 📗begins tomorrow! (Friday, Dec. 16.)

Doors open at the at 10am. 🤑

Great prices on everything is always a given. And not to be underestimated, your purchases help to ♻️recycle reading material, which is environmentally responsible. Ta da.🎺

Please come to shop the pop-up in the hallway to Meeting Room 2. Get there early ⏰for the best selection.

Sale ends Saturday, December 17 at 5pm.


The word is out, ladies and gentlemen. Friends are holding a Pop-Up Book Sale! 📢 Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17 | 10am to 5pm!

What do you love 🤍most about the Friends Pop-Up Book Sale? Is it a chance to explore new genres, or discover different authors?

Maybe the best part about pop-up book sales is that you never know what you will find. It could be your next great read 📖for an even better price than you thought!

Whatever your motivation, the hunt for some great books at bargain prices is a lot of fun, and who can resist a new haul of print reads, especially when it won’t break the bank?

Don’t forget this, Friends and book lovers, your pop-up book sale purchases support library programming that benefits everyone!


Get ready for the January line-up of Friends programs at the Hershey Public Library.

WED 18. 6-7PM. The Armchair Traveler Series: Western Turkey. Part 1
SAT 21. 2-3PM. Black History Heroes, Soldiers, and Spies
WED 25. 6-7PM. The Armchair Traveler Series: Western Turkey. Part 2
SAT 28. 2-4PM. Found Family Movie Series: Goonies

Something for everyone! Please check the Events Calendar on the library’s website at for registration information.


December 10 is U.S. Dewey Decimal System Day, honoring Melville Louis Kossuth "Melvil" Dewey.

Melville Dewey was an influential American librarian, an educator, and inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of classification, which is an efficient way many libraries, like the Hershey Public Library, maintain inventory of nonfiction books.

000 Computer science, information & general works
100 Philosophy & psychology
200 Religion
300 Social sciences
400 Language
500 Science
600 Technology
700 Arts & recreation
800 Literature
900 History & geography

Check out the📚New Nonfiction books for the latest and popular titles added to the collection each month.


Happy Friday, Friends and library community. We are so excited because there’s only 7 days to go until the Pop-Up Book Sale at the Hershey Public Library.

Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17. 10am to 5pm.

Volunteers have been busy setting up. The pop-up book sale is not just about books. Shop for puzzles and games, 🧩🎲 and lots of children’s books, too. Cash, credit cards and checks accepted. Thank you for supporting the .

Photos from Friends of the Hershey Public Library's post 12/08/2022

Friends of Hershey Public Library Pop-Up Book Sale is a two day event. 🗓️Mark your calendars for Friday, December 16 | 10am to 5pm and Saturday, December 17 | 10 am to 5pm.

Books, books, books! 🎁Did we mention books? Books make great gifts for the Holidays. 📚


It’s a Pop-Up Book Sale!! 📕📗📘📙
Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17 | 10am to 5pm, the Friends pop-up book sale returns. Great Holiday shopping opportunity in the hallway to Meeting Room 2. The sale will include puzzles and games, hardback fiction, and some children’s items. Items will be individually priced and payment will be made at the front desk - cash, check or credit. Proceeds benefit library programming.


on Tuesday, November 29👏is a global day of giving held on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. This is an excellent opportunity to support the Friends of the Hershey Public Library and its mission of partnering the Hershey Public Library to provide enriching programs for our community.

Please consider a gift to the Friends as part of your season of giving back! Become a member, renew or bump up the level your membership to the Friends with your donation, or even give the gift of a Friends Membership to your family or friends.

Making an online donation is simple and safe through a secure payment system at a level comfortable for you. Thank you. ❤️🙏🏻🥰😍Please visit

Wishing you all a very Happy Holiday.


Tech tune-up Tuesday, Friends and library community. 👨🏾‍💻👩🏾‍🔧How would you rate your social media smarts? Learn more on GALE E-Books with the Social Media Smarts collection, where there is always something to discover. 🔎Access POWER Library on the ’s website and use your library card to log in to Gale E-Books.

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Photos from Hershey Public Library's post 11/22/2022

Photos from Hershey Public Library's post


Join us on November 18th for National High Five a Librarian Day! 🙌Celebrate why you love your library with High Fives for all the librarians at the Hershey Public Library. Please post your emojis 🙌❤️😄to show your support.

The Best Books of 2022 11/16/2022

The Best Books of 2022

Friends and library community. We know you love books as much as we do. Sometimes, it is hard to know what to read next. Here are great reading recommendations from BookPage. Ask one of the librarians to find you a copy of these titles.

The Best Books of 2022 The BookPage editors share their top titles of the year, across all genres and categories.


Tech tune-up Tuesday, Friends and library community! Do you know about Gale Ebooks? It’s an e-resource within POWER Library.

Among the almost 1,000 new E-Books POWER Library added recently are STEM 👾Minecraft books to help teach children through the game they already love! Check them out today! Log in to Power Library using your library card 24/7.

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Joy To The World! The Stories Behind Our Favorite Christmas Carols is on Saturday, December 3 | 2pm.

Folk tunes, pagan revels, and medieval hymns have all contributed to the musical treasure we enjoy every year during the Christmas season. This program presents the colorful stories behind twenty of our favorite Yuletide carols. Among other fascinating facts, you’ll learn who King Wenceslas really was… how a partridge got into a pear tree… why a Pennsylvania pastor immortalized the visit of the three kings to the baby Jesus… and how a snowy, starry night in an Austrian village inspired a beloved song of Christmas joy and peace. Presented by John Maietta at the Hershey Public Library— 701 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033.

This program, sponsored by the Friends, is also suitable for children in grade 4+.

Please register on the library’s Events Calendar at



Starting tomorrow is Young Readers Week—November 14-18, 2022.

Come on down to the Hershey Public Library with the kids to explore the Storytime room’s Picture Books, and easy readers and chapter books in the Juvenile Book Collection. 📚Children’s Librarian, Miss Rita, can help you find books just right for little readers. And, it’s Dino-vember at the library. Lots of wonderful stories await, and little dinos 🦖🦕to discover around and about. Best of all, share the joy of books and reading. 💚❤️💙💜💛🖤🤎

Photos from Friends of the Hershey Public Library's post 11/11/2022

Cozy up this fall with great 📚books and the Hershey Public Library’s Extreme Book Nerd Challenge, sponsored by the .

50 weeks, 50 categories, 50 books—go at your own pace. Can you do it? The challenge ends on June 18, 2023.

Sign up on Beanstack.


November 11 is Veterans Day. 🇺🇸We celebrate and honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Thank you.

📚Find books at the written by and about veterans.

Photos from Friends of the Hershey Public Library's post 11/09/2022

Tonight, we were fortunate to meet the amazing and super accomplished Nnedi Okorafor, an international award-winning New York Times bestselling novelist of science fiction and fantasy.

Dr. Ellen Stockwell, Assistant Professor at Penn State Harrisburg, moderator for the event, asked Ms. Okorafor, given that it’s Election Day, whether literature can bring diversity to light? Ms. Okorafor answered that speculative fiction can increase understanding among cultures, races, etc. Her remarks were informative and inspiring. It is no wonder that she has such a loyal and diverse fan base! Among the 100 attendees, some had traveled considerable distance to be there this evening.

Nnedi Okorafor is a vibrant and inventive author. We can’t wait for her next book, and hope there are many to come!

Our thanks also to Dr. Stockwell, and to the Hershey Country Club.


👋Hello Friends of the library, and everyone who loves 📙books and reading. November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Check out the Hershey Public Library for topical fiction and nonfictions reads for all ages.


Happy November 1st, Friends and library community. We are celebrating National Family Literacy Month; an opportunity for families to learn and read together.💡Here are some ways to celebrate National Family Literacy Month.

🏫Visit Hershey Public Library. In addition to books, find out about all the programming, like classes, movie nights, reading programs, and lots more for all ages.

📙Join a book club or start a book club.

📱Try reading in a different format. If you are use to printed books, try reading via audiobooks or digital books. (Libby app, and hoopla app.)

📚Attend a book festival.

📌Take a trip to the Bullfrog Valley Pond in Hummelstown, and bring a book with you to exchange for another book at the Friends Little Free Library. Even create a book exchange in your neighborhood!

📗Donate books and media to the library for the Friends annual book sale.

♻️Save the environment by recycling damaged books rather than tossing them in the garbage.

💛Share the joy of reading. And, if you are having a hard time deciding, try a curated book list like the 100 Books to Read Before You Die at

Best of all, get booked up at the —where access is everything.


Nnedi Okorafor will be in conversation with Dr. Ellen Stockstill from Penn State University, Harrisburg on November 8 at 7pm at the Hershey Country Club. Get your tickets at:

Sponsored by Hershey All Things Diversity, HERSHEY'S, Cupboard Maker Books, and Penn State Health’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Friends of Hershey Public Library.

Photos from Friends of the Hershey Public Library's post 10/26/2022

Happy Wednesday, Friends and library community. 📢Great news... hoopla digital Bonus Borrows return in November 2022 with new themed collections — coming soon! Choose from 💯hundreds of titles in hoopla's Bonus Borrows collection. These downloads will be debited ZERO borrows from your monthly hoopla borrows.

In addition to these titles, you'll also continue to have access to hoopla's Instant collection of over 1,000,000 📱eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, comics, and more. All you need is the hoopla app, a Hershey Public Library card 🪪and a free account to


Happy Halloween from the Friends of Hershey Public Library! 🎃👻💀Trick-or-Treat in Derry Township is on Monday, October 31 from 6-8pm.


Mixed Media Make & Take is an 🖼art program for kids presented by the Art Association of Harrisburg on Saturday, November 19. 2pm and 3pm at the Hershey Public Library. Program is sponsored by the Friends of the library.

Join Allison Juliana from the Art Association of Harrisburg, who will explore mixed media. Kids will learn how to create an original artwork using oil pastels and watercolor. Please wear clothes that can get messy!

Register online by age group at

🎨2:00pm to 2:45pm. For children in grades K-3.

🎨3:00pm to 3:45pm. For children in grade 3 and higher.


Saturday, November 5 at 2:00 pm. Andy & Judy: New England Folk Music.🎶🎤

Join us at the Hershey Public Library (701 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033) for a family program, and enjoy Andy & Judy as they play New England Folk Music. Andy & Judy are a Boston area folk duo who perform original, lyric driven songs that combine their beautiful vocals and instrumentation. Registration is not required. Everyone is welcome. This program is sponsored by the .

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