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Dungeons and Dragons

Fridays: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Dungeons and Dragons is open to 6-12th graders. Come for fun gameplay and camaraderie. Please register online for each session you wish to join. If you have questions, please contact Annika Sundberg at


Teen Lounge & Tween Lounge

Teen Lounge is for high school students, and open on Thursdays from 3-5 pm.  Play Playstation games (including online games like Overwatch and Fortnite), tabletop games such as Munchkin and 5-Minute Dungeon, or utilize our art supplies to create. Be sure to look at the books at the front of the room and check out what you like! No registration needed.

Tween Lounge is for students in grade 6-8, and  open on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 3-5 pm. Video games, tabletop games, and art supplies all available to Middle Schoolers. No registration needed.

Winter Reading Program

From January 3 to March 31.  Please register online. This program is for teens ages 12-17.

Read to earn badges and a raffle ticket to put in for one of three great prizes! On completion, you will also receive a mug.
Read four books of certain types to earn a raffle ticket to guess who you think it was, where, and eating what. Read all eight book options in order to get an extra ticket. You can only win one prize, so choose where you put your raffle ticket wisely!
Each raffle ticket allows you guess who stole Milt’s guitar.
He knows it was one of his four friends: Rhianna, Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland, or Shawn Mendes. He was with all four in four different places around town: Cocoa Castle, Hershey Public Library, Hershey Park, and Hershey High School. Lastly, he knows that when the person stole his guitar, they were eating one of four Hershey brand candies: Hershey Kisses, Reese’s Cups, Kit-Kat, or Almond Joy.
Help Milt find his guitar!

If you have questions, please contact Annika Sundberg at asundberg@derrytownship,org or call 717-533-6555.

USCF Rated Chess Tournament

Join us at the Hershey Public Library for a Chess Tournament on Saturday, January 5. 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, January 4 . On-site registration: $20 Saturday, January 5. 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

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, car care 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

Dates, times and topics vary each month.

In the Middle

  • Campaigning and politics are for teens, too.

About In the Middle – This is a program for kids in grade 6 and up.  Register to join themed programs of art and writing projects.

Facilitator – Suze Moll (Art) and Annika Sundberg (Writing).

Times – 3:00 pm to -4:30 pm  on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Please register online for each session.

Websites for Teens


Find websites for technology interests, writing and art contests, fashion, music and other media recommendations, world current affairs and reading suggestions.

TED ideas worth spreading – global issues.

GC3 – activities and information on careers for girls in science and technology. – 10 cool websites for music, writing, bond with math fanatics, how to stand out, how to make a difference. – websites for teens, and what they want to know: includes fashion, games, and music.

NoveList Plus – looking for ideas on fiction and nonfiction read – alikes? (log in with your Hershey Public Library card). – 12 awesome websites for music, science, careers, games, news,  networking for saving the planet, and more.

Pomegranate Words – links to several writing contests for teens including Ray Bradbury Creative Writing Contest, Kids-in-Print Book Contest, and MISFITS Writing Contest.

Teen Ink – variety of writing contests including cover art contests, poetry contests, fiction writing contests, and environment writing contests.

Girls Who Code


REGISTER HERE. Registration begins August 27.

Tuesday afternoons 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. beginning September 18. If you have questions, call 533-6555. 

Girls in grades 6-12 learn how to use computer science to impact their community and join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. The program is designed for students with a wide range of computer science experience. Activities are available for girls with ZERO computer science experience all the way up to activities that introduce college-level concepts. The broad set of soft and hard skills taught are: Teamwork, confidence, time management, communication, functions, variables, conditional, and loops. Instructor: Lin Taylor.