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Winter Reading Program

From January 3 to March 31.  Please register online. (Link is not yet available.) 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, 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

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.

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.

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.

Artemis Starship Simulation (After Hours)

Friday, December 14. 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

You and others assume the jobs of Captain, Helm, Science, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Together you operate your ship and defend the sector from evil aliens. Sign in to the starship “deck” at 4:00 p.m. (“After Hours” because the program continues after the library closes at 5 pm. Children under the age of 12 must have an adult in the building.)

Please register online.