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USCF Rated Chess Tournament

Join us at the Hershey Public Library for a Chess Tournament on Saturday, November 3rd. Open to chess players of all ages and skill levels. 3 rounds with players in Quad sections based on rating and age. Young players and players new to rated chess tournaments are welcome and encouraged to participate! Check out the details below and do not hesitate to contact the Leteef Street with any questions you have. This will be a USCF rated chess event.


  1. Current United States Chess Federation (USCF) membership is required. Sign up for USCF at
  2. Advanced registration: Players must register online in advance through Eventbrite, or arrive by 10:00 AM to register at the site to participate. $15 online through Friday, November 2nd . On-site registration: $20 Saturday, November 3rd. 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

CONTACT PERSON: Hershey Chess Club facilitator & Tournament Director: Leteef Street


Phone: (267) 461-0204



Open (all ages) and Scholastic Quads. Quads are 4 player sections. Each player plays one game vs each player in his/her quad.

Time Control

G/25; d/5. Games played with chess clocks, 25 minutes per player (5 second delay for each move)


At site Registration: 9:30 – 10:00 AM

Round 1: 10:30 AM

Rounds 2 & 3: 11:30 AM & 12:30 PM or earlier


Open Quads: $40 1st place

Scholastic quads: Trophy: 1st place (minimum 2 pts)

Medal: 2 pts (non-trophy winners)

Ribbons: Players not qualifying for a trophy or medal

Fused Glass Ornament Class

November 11. 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For kids ages 10+ (4th grade+).

Join Kathy Forney to make a tree or a Star of David ornament for decorating or giving. Cost for class is $15. Pay at the children’s and teen desk–cash or check made out to Kathleen Forney. Please note that student will remain on the waiting list until payment is made. Being on the waiting list does not guarantee a place in the class.  Register online. Registration will not be confirmed until payment is made.

Adulting for Teens

High school-aged teens are invited to register. Learn important information about how to get by in life.  Topics range from financial wellness to apartment hunting. These courses are meant to allow teens to start adult life knowing as much as they can. It will be fun–we promise! REGISTER online, or call the library at (717) 533-6555. If you have questions, contact Annika Sundberg at

Ready, Set, Goal – Thursday, September 20.                                                  3:00 p.m.  to 6:00 p.m. ( Registration begins September 6.)

Come learn about goal setting and goal achievement. Take part in projects and exercises to guide you to achievement of your school year goals. These skills are invaluable. Presented by Kathleen Frascona.

Library Community Page

Fallen by Evanescence (Music on CD)
Eragon by Christopher Paolini (Book)
(Alternative Rock.) I love the music of Evanescence, if you could get any of their albums, I would love it. Reviewed by SGL.(Fantasy fiction and part of The Inheritance Cycle series.) I love fantasy of any kind, as well as dragons. These are probably my favorite books, the story really draws you in. Reviewed by SGL.
Throne of Glassby Sarah J. Maas (Book)
(Fantasy fiction.) When I like a book, it gets finished quickly. I finished the first two books of the series (total of 822 pages) in one day. Reviewed by SGL.

Summer Quest

Teens Rock

2018 Young Adult Summer Reading Challenge begins on June 8.  Teens, ages 13-17, are invited to participate in their own summer reading challenge. Prove Libraries Rock!  by reading great books and trying out our 3 mini-challenges in the links below, or pick up a copy in the YA area. For each challenge, (Create, Read,  or Explore challenge) earn credit and exchange for books, Library Bucks, and an invitation to our Tech Night/VR Party, and a USB hub. REGISTER FOR SUMMER QUEST.


Hamilton Trivia Quiz

Name That Musical

Music Journalism Challenge


SYNC AudioFile

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Two complete audiobook downloads a week – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Keeps teens engaged with books all summer. Great for avid readers/listeners and reluctant readers/listeners! Access a different audiobook pairing each week from April to July. Each SYNC audiobook will be available for download for a period of 7 days (only). Titles, once downloaded, are yours to keep. Sync is powered by OverDrive. Available for iOS®, AndroidTM, Kindle®, and Windows Phone®, as well as for Windows and Mac desktop platforms.