Each year The Association for Library to Children awards the John Newbery Medal to “to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.” John Newbery was a British publisher, especially of children’s books. Like the Caldecott Award, only one book is chosen to receive the Newbery medal but additional notable books are named Newbery Honor books. Click here for the list of winners!
2.1 In accordance with Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Statutes (Title 24, Chapter 16, Article IV, 24P. S. 4428), and as recommended by the American Library Association, the following records, related to the circulation of library materials, identifying the names of Library users and other personally identifiable information shall be considered confidential in nature and may be revealed only to record holders for library business use. This includes:
- Titles and number of items checked out
- Titles and number of items on reserve
- Overdue and fine account information
- Reference questions
- Interlibrary loan requests and transactions
In order to borrow materials, you must present a valid library card. This may be a physical card or one scanned into a mobile device.
Children under the age of 18 may obtain their own card when accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult with the required identification. The consenting adult assumes all legal responsibility for any charges the minor may incur.
The Hershey Public Library welcomes and encourages community members of all ages.
In order to provide the best possible library experience for our customers, we ask parents to follow these guidelines.
Recommended sites for families concerning Internet safety and learn how to protect your family.
- CyberSmarts – click Children’s Resources in Power Library. (Log on with your Hershey Public Library card.)
- www.wiredsafety.org – Maintains several sites devoted to Internet safety for all ages.
- www.connectsafely.org – Parents guide to online safety, social media, mobile phones, cyberbullying and cybersecurity.
- www.NetFamilyNews.org – Kid-tech news for parents.
- Onguard Online.gov – Parent Guide: Talk to your Kids about Internet safety from the Federal Trade Commission.
- Google Safety Center – Tools to guide parents and teens.
- National Center for Missing & Exploited Children – Safety resources for families.
Library Patrons have the right to receive assistance from library staff and to use the library and its services without being disturbed by others.
They have a responsibility to behave in a manner that does not violate the rights of others and their use of the library or interfere with library services and operations, including library personnel’s performance of their duties. All areas of the library, including meeting rooms, entrances, restrooms, furnishings, and equipment must be used for their intended purposes and are covered by this policy.