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Fused Glass Class and Summer Art Camp

Jr. Fused Glass Class and the Summer Art Camp are presented by Kathleen Forney.

Monday, June 11. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CLASS – Registration begins on June 4. The class is suitable for kids in 4th grade+. Class Fee: $15

Monday, August 13 to Friday, August 17.  1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CAMP – Registration begins on June 4. The camp is suitable for kids in 4th grade+.  Camp Fee: $50. 4 awesome projects – origami paper mobile, fused glass dish, woven basket, and mosaic pictures.

If you have questions about either the class or the camp, please contact Rita Smith at (717) 533-6555 ext. 3707.

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 at the Children’s desk from June 8. 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.

Hamilton Trivia Quiz

Name That Musical

Music Journalism Challenge


Summer In the Middle

In the Middle is for kids in grade 6 and higher.  Programs are at 2:30 p.m. (unless otherwise specified) and last for an hour. Please REGISTER register for each session you wish to attend. Registration begins June 4.

June 13 Libraries Rock ART! Come rock out with us while transforming rocks into pebble peacocks, stony sneakers, and rocky reactive faces.

June 20 Book Club.  Like a Rock Star: Read about a coming of age/discovering themselves teen . The story should include musicians, singers, and other protagonists who express themselves through the music they love.  A list of suggested titles will be available on the teen website and on the In the Middle display area.

June 27 STEAM challenge.  School of Rock: Create an instrument with recyclable materials, perform in a “drum” circle and experiment with sound waves using apps.

July 11 Rock’n mystical ART! Look deep into your rock and see the eye of a dragon or other magical creation that will escape from your rock.

July 18 Book Club. The Princess and the Pea: Read verison(s) of the Princess and the Pea and we’ll discuss the similarities/difference, as well as, consider how it was made into a musical.

July 25 STEAM challenge. Rocks-Rock: Explore the culture/art of stacking stones, cairns, or inuksuk and then create our own.

August 5 Family Fun at the Book Sale. Sign up to help us out by supervising a “play” station 12-5 PM. Service hours opportunity!

August 15th ROCK & READ. Join us for an afternoon of relaxed reading in rock chairs. Drop in anytime between 2-5 PM .

August 25th Help out at the Rock the Fort. 2:30-4:30 PM. Families may use materials from home to create reading forts in the library and then read together. Service hours opportunity!

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! Click this link to audiobooks for teens. Access a different audiobook each month from April 26, 2018  to July 25, 2018. 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.

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.

In the Middle


In the Middle program for kids in grade 6 and up will be offered throughout the school year on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. PLEASE REGISTER FOR EACH SESSION YOU WISH TO ATTEND. Register on the Event Calendar, or call (717) 533-6555 ext. 3708. (See Summer In the Middle.)

Facilitators: Jackie Sisco and Annika Sundberg. Meeting Room #1.

1st. Wednesday – Open room for playing games

2nd. Wednesday – Art

3rd. Wednesday – Book Club

4th. Wednesday – TBA (Wild Card)

Road Sign Quiz