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Recommended by Annika in Library Teen Services

the cheerleaders
muse of nightmares
what the night sings
the astonishing color of after
meet cute
blood water paint
save the date
a very large expanse of sea
the lady's guide to petticoats and piracy
darius the great is not OK
let's talk about love
truly devious
dread nation
to all the boys i have loved before
i have lost my way
tyler johnson was here
emergency contact
american panda
the cruel prince
a girl like that
starry eyes
what if it's us
leah on the offbeat
the hazel wood
love, hate, other filters
children of blood and bone
boots on the ground
check, please
hey kiddo
unwanted stories of a syrian refugee

We have put together a list of popular books in 2018 that we think you will enjoy. Click any book jacket to read about it in the catalog. Some are books in print,  or are available in e-book format. Some are audiobooks on CD, or are available  as a digital download.  Books in the print collection are located in the Young Adult Fiction and Nonfiction section, or Young Adult Graphic Novels section of the library.

Preparing for College

Rear view of graduates in caps and gowns

Information on the college admission process.

Practice tests and resources for high school and college students, and for graduates.

College Preparation – Learning Express Library
Resources for College Students – Learning Express Library
College Board
College Board Practice Tests
Test Dates
Princeton Review


Navigate colleges. Select a degree or level of study, concentration, institution type, browse for programs, majors and careers.

College Navigator – The U.S. Department of Education College Search Website
College Blue Book – Gale Reference eBook. Log in with your Hershey Public Library card beginning with 2901 and select Education. – Find colleges offering online degree programs


Student Financial Aid Information

Department Student Financial Aid Resources                                                   Department of Education Student Financial Aid
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – file online
College Scoreboards
Sallie Mae


College Scholarships

College Scholarship Search by

Educational Websites

"Education" Button on Modern Computer Keyboard.

Websites to help increase your knowledge and proficiency in many subjects. English language, foreign language learning, math, science, technology and more.

General Academic Links

Subject specific links

Internet Search


Search engines to provide you with a broad knowledge base, thus increasing the odds that you’ll find what you seek. For the broadest single search selection, try one of the metasearch engines such as Dogpile. If you need help, don’t hesitate to ask a reference librarian.

Search Engines


Strategic Statement


Impact Statement

In Derry Township, we are the place of discoveries. Your possibilities can become realities here.

Mission Statement

The Hershey Public Library is the hub of our community, creating possibilities for everyone to enrich their lives.

Vision Statement

Community Engagement Vision

As the trusted hub of our community, we make it possible for everyone to access us. Our work and impact are not limited to our main location. While it serves as the center of our operations, we proactively reach into the community, identify users’ needs, and bring programs and services to the people who can’t come to us. In doing so, we bring the library and all of its services to all in our community.

Services Vision

We deliver programs and services that are not available elsewhere in our community. As part of this commitment, we identify low-user populations such as teens, seniors, minorities, and transient residents and develop programming focused on them. We collaborate with the school system and township recreation programs to leverage their efforts and deliver synergistic services.

We think like retail merchandisers, actively promoting seasonal books and resources and making new resources easily accessible to users. We know the technology needs of our users and deliver solutions that completely bridge the digital divide in our service area. Through hands-on experiences, users interested in making items or working on collective projects find the help and convening opportunities they need to pursue their common interests. We loan non-traditional items such as tech accessories, tools and instruments and provide opportunities for users to learn how to use and maintain them.

Organizational Culture and Staffing Vision

Our culture of customer service is characterized by the word “yes.” Flexible and willing to change to accommodate the needs of our users, we are committed to being first-class in all that we do.

The work of our staff is less structured and more flexible than in the past. Everyone is cross-trained to effectively serve our users, enabling us to reallocate staff to serve when and where needed. Mindful of the evolving service and technology needs of our users, our staff continually modifies our services to master new technologies and support multiple populations.

Facilities Vision

Highly aware of the emerging trends impacting our community and users, we actively practice space optimization. Through this practice, low-circulation resources are routinely moved to less-than-prime space, and prime space is used to deliver primary resources, services, and programs. This enables us to maximize our existing space and create space to meet specific program and user needs.

Outcomes Vision

As a result of our strategic focus and hard work, the Hershey Public Library is a high-caliber, first-class library through which everyone in our community has equal access to the programs, services, and resources they need to live in an ever-changing world. Most important, in Derry Township, we are the place of discoveries through which possibilities become real.

eBooks & Audiobooks through OverDrive


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  • OverDrive Read and OverDrive Listen allows users to read e-book or listen to audiobook content in their web browser without loading software or activating a device. However, it does count as part of your allowed number of titles to check out (6 titles at a time).
  • Renew your e-book or sudiobook? Yes, providing the title is not on HOLD for another patron, the renewal box will appear 3 days before it expires.
  • No late fees. Return titles early .

OverDrive Help, Apps, Lending Library Policies, Support

Getting help with devices or platforms 

Getting help with audiobooks



Technical support 





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Log on to access subscription databases with your Hershey Public Library card. Research help is available at the Reference desk.

eBooks for ReferencePower Library
Access a collection of more than 50 reference e-books covering a variety of subjects including Arts, Education, Environment, Medicine, Multicultural Studies and Technology. Find helpful tools: search tips, citation, e-mail, save links to articles and even download MP3. Thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, reference materials for adults and young people.
Learning Express LibraryEbook Collection
Skill building for grade school math, English, science and social studies. College test preparation. eBooks in a wide range of subject areas and topics in fiction and nonfiction for adults, young adults and children.
Power SearchGale Courses
Search many of the Gale e-resources available in POWER Library in one place! Find articles and information from Academic OneFile, General OneFile, InfoTrac Newsstand.Instructor-led interactive courses on many topics from Accounting and Finance to Writing and Publishing.
NoveList PlusMasterFile Complete
Recommended reading lists. Find fiction and nonfiction books by genre, mood, age group, read-alike and listen-alike titles and featured award winners.Full text articles in periodicals covering business, health, education, fitness, finance, sports, general science, fashion, multicultural issues and much more.
Science Reference CenterDuolingo Language Learning
Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.Create a free account and log in. Select a language to learn. French, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Turkish and more. Go at your own pace; from beginner level to more advanced.