The Friends of the Hershey Public Library has canceled the 2020 Book Sale because of health and safety concerns from the novel coronavirus pandemic. The annual sale, which features thousands of books for all ages, was scheduled to take place July 31 through Aug. 5. The event is the Friends’ largest fundraiser; all proceeds go toward supporting the library.

Even with the Hershey Public Library recently resuming some functions, the Friends’ board feared it would not be possible to adequately protect patrons during this popular event.

If you are interested in supporting the work of the Friends, please make a donation or join the Friends on a variety of membership levels.

Book Sale donations have been suspended since Gov. Wolf issued the statewide stay-at-home order. Donations at the library are likely to resume when Dauphin County enters the green phase of reopening.


Music and storytelling performers will present virtual programs on Tuesday afternoons from June 16 to July 21 at 1:00 pm. Please register online for each program.

Sorry, this program is canceled.

Mark DeRose

Tuesday, June 16 at 1:00 pm

Bright Star Theatre: Once Upon a Time

Tuesday, June 23 at 1:00 pm

Sciencetellers: Dragons...

Tuesday, June 30 at 1:00 pm

Bravura Brass

Date TBA at 1:00 pm

Kit's Interactive Theatre: Cinderella

Tuesday, July 14 at 1:00 pm

Dovie Thomason, Storyteller

Tuesday, July 21 at 1:00 pm

Please donate

Please donate to the Friends and join a great group of like-minded individuals in the community who have expressed their generosity. Select a level to donate that is just right for you. Thank you. 

Trailblazer $25.00 (USD)

Comet $50.00 (USD)

Great Bear $100.00 (USD)

Other amount: Fahrenheit ($USD)

Welcome Alyson Tran

We extend a warm welcome to Alyson (Aly) Tran, the library’s new Adult Programming Manager in charge of Friends Programs among her many other responsibilities. Aly, pictured here with her husband, Jeff Tran, has lived in the area for 15 years. Before working at the Hershey Public Library as an Administrative Assistant, Aly was a Houseparent and a Houseparent Training Specialist at Milton Hershey School. Aly says, “I look forward to working with the Adult Programming Committee and cultivating an active and varied experience at the library.”

Contact the Friends

Send an e-mail to:

Postal address:

701 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033

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