Art in Science

Tuesday, March 26. 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Join students from Hershey High School’s Chem-Med Club as they lead school-age children through fun science activities. Earth Science will be the topic for experiments. Participants will take home a pamphlet filled with book recommendations you can get right here at the library, and ideas for experiments you can do at home. This program is suitable for kids in grade 3 to 5. Please register online, or call the library at 717-533-6555 ext. 3708. If you have questions, please send an e-mail to Children’s Librarian, Rita Smith at

IMPORTANT:Please download the Safety Form. This must be signed by the student and parent/guardian.

Future dates: The following Tuesdays from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. April 23, and May 28.

Storytime with Teens

Monday, April 22. 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Children ages 3-6, with caregiver, are invited to enjoy original stories and artwork by our very own Hershey Public Library teens. This program is for young children ages 3-5 and a parent  or caregiver. Please register online, or call 717-533-6555 ext. 3708. If you have questions, please contact Children’s Librarian, Rita Smith at

Summer Quest PREVIEW

Monday, May 6. 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Families with children ages 2-5 are welcome to preview our summer programming with an hour of center-based play. Families will have the opportunity to play together in our Universe of Stories. Presented by Rita Smith. If you questions, please send an e-mail to

Please register online, or call the library at 717-533-6555 ext. 3708.

The Franklin Institute Presents, “How to Build a Storm: Weather!”

Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Lightning, twisters and hail—oh my! This dynamic show reveals the science of weather—to the extreme. Where does our weather come from, and what factors make it a sunny day or a blustery one? We’ll make a cloud, explore thunder and lightning, and even create snow. We promise a stormy ending to this show as we demonstrate the power of a tornado!

Registration is not required.

Friends Children’s Series program are suitable for children K-5.


Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Yah-Oh-Way is presented by the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers. It means “it is good” in Hopi, and highlights the true depth and complexity of Native American societies. Experience the origins and meanings of the various songs, dances, and traditions of the many tribes that inhabited North America before the arrival of Europeans. By participating in traditional ceremonies, including the Feather Dance, an annual expression of Thanksgiving, we are encouraged to honor and celebrate the history and cultural diversity of Native peoples.

Registration is not required.

Friends Children’s Series program are suitable for children K-5.


Do you have children who love playing with LEGO? Budding architects and LEGO fanatics ages 6+ are welcome to join LEGO Club where building encourages imagination and creativity, and where children bring construction to life. Please register for EACH session your child will attend.

Winter Session

Meet on the first Wednesday of the month.

March 6, April 3, and May 1. 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Please register for each week you wish to attend, online, or call the Children’s Services at 533-6555 ext. 3708.

Sensory 1, 2, Whee!

A special mixed-age program for ones and twos with a caregiver. Attendance is capped to provide a quieter, calmer setting. New songs, new dances, same fun and learning.

Sessions are offered year round.

Sign up for a five week program. Wednesday mornings at 11:00 a.m. Register online, or call (717) 533-6555 ext. 3708.

Second Saturday


Second Saturday at 1:30 p.m. This program is a part of our literacy-based strategy encouraging reading, talking, playing, singing and writing in young children. We begin with a featured theme read-aloud story with plenty of time for exploration of theme through (blocks, learning centers, play areas, experiments) to promote active engagement of parents with their children. There will be an opportunity to take related books home after the program. Jackie Sisco presents the monthly program. If you have questions, please e-mail to Please register online, or call (717) 533-6555 ext. 3708.

If library programming for you and your family is difficult to attend during the week, register for Second Saturday.

March 9 – Design It: experiment centers exploring the basics of building; foundations and stable structures from LEAP into Science

April 13 – EASTER:  Activities, and Book Flix 

May 11 – The Art Lesson by Tomie DePaola art learning centers

Vox Books


These new audio-enabled books from Vox Books are picture books combined with an audio recording of someone reading the story. No CD or tape player, or a smartphone or tablet needed! The audio component is embedded in the book in the form of an attached 5mm digital player. Listen through the speakers or via headphones. Press a button and go!