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Please become a member, renew or bump up the level your membership to the Friends with your donation, or even give the gift of a Friends Membership to your family or friends.

Every day is an excellent opportunity to make a donation. Your financial support helps the Friends of the Hershey Public Library and its mission of partnering with the Hershey Public Library to provide enriching programs for our community. Please consider a gift to the Friends as part of your season of giving back!  Making an online donation is simple and safe through a secure payment system at a level comfortable for you. Thank you.

Pop-Up Book Sale - ENDS JUNE 30

Friends of Hershey Public Library is currently holding an ongoing a pop-up book sale. The sale is a mix of items and operates during regular library hoursUnbeatable prices! Many books and media like new. Popular authors and collectibles. Book donations are accepted until June 30. News of the Annual Book Sale coming SOON!

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If you have any questions related to Friends children's program, please contact Rita Smith at If you have questions on Friends adult programs, please contact Aly Tran at

Dates to mark on your calendar:

National Friends of  Libraries Week. October 17 to 23, 2021.

Book and media donations will be accepted until June 30

Friends Annual Book Sale and Summer Block Party

The 2021 Friends annual book sale will return this summer with COVID19 precautions in place. Saturday, July 31 to Tuesday, August 3 during regular library hours. The sale will take place outside in the library’s Reading Garden and inside the library meeting rooms. There will be a one-way flow of traffic to help with social distancing. Masks or face coverings are required at the library and in the Reading Garden for those unvaccinated in accordance with CDC guidelines.  

Friday, July 30 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm is the popular Preview Night, a Friends members-only event which gives you first access to the books that have been piling up over the past two years, and there are some real gems in the collection! If you’re unsure of your membership status, please contact the library and we’ll be sure to get you that information. Additionally, you can sign up or renew memberships during the event. Saturday, July 31, the library will be adding a Summer Block Party to the mix with outdoor games, food, and drinks from 2-5 PM. Sunday, August 1. 11:00 pm to 5:00 pm (The library is closed). Monday’s sale will feature a 2-for-1 special, and Tuesday’s sale will be $5 for a whole box or bag of books! Prices will be hardcovers for $3, trade paperbacks for $2, and paperbacks for $1, DVDs for $2, and CDs for $1. Special items, puzzles, and children’s books will be priced as marked. Tuesday, August 3, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm ($5/box). 

Laura O’Grady, Library Director, says, “We're very excited to welcome the annual book sale back this summer. It's always such a vibrant event that brings the whole community together. While this year will be a little different, we know our patrons are eager for this signature event to return.” 

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Postal address:                                                        701 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033

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The Friends fund more than 80% of the Library’s programming every year!  Love your library? Become a Friend! Your membership helps to enrich the entire community. Join the Friends today.

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