Stay in Touch

Click Log in at the top of this page to access your Friends membership profile. If you do not know your password, click "Forget Password" to receive a link to get a new password in your email Inbox. You can now download/print your Friends membership card and update your contact information. Please be sure to include your email address to receive notifications of our upcoming programs.

If you want help, send an email to hersheylibraryfriends@gmail.com and we will add your email address to your profile. No more FOMO!

Become a Friend

Please become a member or consider the gift of a Friends Membership to your family or friends. Don't forget to include your e-mail address so Friends can contact you with our news and information.

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. Making an online donation is simple and safe through a secure payment system at a level comfortable for you. Thank you.

Friends Programs

Programs for children, teens and adults are open to the public. Some will be held virtually on Zoom and some programs will be in-person. Visit Upcoming Events for details and links to registration.

Silent Book Group - NEW!!

January 5, February 2, March 2. 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. For anyone age 21+.

Grab your current read and join us at Mount Gretna Craft Brewery, 2701 Horsehole Pike, Palmyra at 6:30 pm for Silent Book Group. What is Silent Book Group you ask. Well, it's the easiest book group you can belong to. There are NO assigned books. NO required sharing. NO awkward discussions. Just bring your book, order a beverage or bite, and sit and read. We will share a bit about what we are currently reading and make recommendations, but that is all. It's a great opportunity to gather and read in the company of other book enthusiasts who understand the importance of not interrupting you. Meet us at the Corner and bring your book. Please register online for all dates individually due to the flexibility this group allows. Meeting January - May usually on the first Wednesday of the month.

Pop-up book sale is back by popular demand!


The Friends currently hosts a pop-up book sale. Sale operates during regular library hours and is located in the hallway to Meeting Room 2. Books and media are in great condition and at amazingly low prices. Puzzles. Music. Audiobooks on CD while stocks last. Don’t miss out on a great selection of popular genres and well known authors. 

The prices are as follows:

Hardbacks and audiobooks-$3. Trade paperbacks-$2. DVDs and CDs-$1. Regular paperbacks-$1. Children’s books- priced by sticker, $1 to $3. Everything else, priced as marked.

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The library produces a monthly e-newsletter that will come automatically to your e-mail Inbox when you subscribe. Get all the latest program news and much more!!

If you have any questions related to Friends children's program, please contact Rita Smith at ritahuntsmith@derrytownship.org. If you have questions on Friends adult programs, please contact Aly Tran at atran@derrytownship.org

Dates to mark on your calendar:

#Giving Tuesday: November 30, 2021.

Library Lovers Day: February 14, 2022.

National Library Week: April 3 to April 9, 2022.

National Book Month: October 16 to October 22, 2022.


Please donate gently used books and media

Declutter your basement, closets or bookshelves at home by donating your gently used books and media to the library so we can replenish our stocks for the next book sale. Items can be dropped off in the front entrance lobby during regular library hours.



Contact the Friends

Send an e-mail to: HersheyLibraryFriends@gmail.com

Postal address: 701 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033

Why join the Friends?

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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