Category Archives: TEEN INTERESTS

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.

Teen Tech Week

The theme this year has been “Libraries are for Creating.”

Teen Tech Week, 2018  was March 4 to 10, 2018.  You can be a teen tech volunteer at any time, not just teen tech week. Download a JUNIOR VOLUNTEER APPLICATION  form to be a Teen Tech Assistant to patrons with computer questions, and help with library tech stuff. Do you have ideas on tech recycling?  Do you know how to be safe online and about identity theft prevention? Would you like to make posters,  or organize a bookmark contest that highlights the library’s digital resources?  Continue reading Teen Tech Week

Friends 7th Annual Student Film Festival

Student Submissions Are Needed by April 1 for Student Film Festival – The 7th Annual Friends of Hershey Public Library Student Film Festival seeks to showcase and recognize local student filmmakers’ creative work.

Download the 2019 STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSION FORM. Forms will be available for pick up at the library in February.

The festival will take place on April 27, 2019 from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Hershey Public Library. We will show as many films as possible in that time.

Please share this email with others to encourage more students to highlight their creative talents and join us to celebrate the students’ creativity!

General Rules:

  • All film entries are free.
  • Each applicant can submit up to three (3) films.
  • A committee will screen the films prior to the festival for appropriateness for a public library audience.
  • Films must be 25 minutes or less in length.
  • The films must be uploaded to You Tube and the You Tube link emailed along with the completed submission form which can be copy and pasted into the email.


There will be an “Audience Choice Award” by secret written ballots from the audience.

Submitting films — Upload your film to YouTube. Send the link with your submission form in an email to Steve Ballard & Martha Brown on or before APRIL 1 to: and

Filmmakers will be informed by the organizers (Steve Ballard and Martha Brown) by April 6 if their film will be shown at the festival.

We encourage filmmakers to attend the festival, and to bring friends and family. Each filmmaker will receive some Hershey’s chocolate at the festival. If you have any questions, please contact Steve Ballard at 717-435-5176 or