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!



Please log on to TumbleBooks with your Hershey Public Library card beginning with 2901 to access e-books for fiction and nonfiction story books and chapter books. Language learning in Chinese, Russian, French and Spanish. Interactive games and videos. Select by reading level. Download the FREE TumbleBooks Library app for your iOS mobile device through the Apple app store or Google Play for Android. (Authenticate with your Hershey Public Library card beginning with 2901.)





BookFlix is a resource for e-books from Scholastic and brought to you through POWER Library. Log in with your library card and select Find a Book. Enjoy nine different categories that pair fiction and nonfiction for your children in K – grade 3. Also available in Spanish.

Reading Recommendations

2018 Children’s Choice Book Awards

Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader awards provide young readers with an opportunity to voice their opinions about new books being written for them. The most popular books in each age group become the Children’s Choice Book Award finalists.  See the 2018 winners.



Children’s Librarian Recommendations. Click to reserve a copy.

doll bones
flora and ulysses
the crossover
brown girl dreaming
press here
the read the book lemmings
hugely-wugely spider
ramona the pest
the wednesday wars
the graveyard book
all of a kind family uptown
miraculous journey of edward tulane
when you reach me
a wrinkle in time
egypt game
freight train
an egg is quiet
pete the cat
blink and gollie
elephants cannot dance
hush little baby
no fits, nilson!
red eyed tree frog
mike mulligan and his steamshovel
how do dinosaurs ger well soon
the doorbell rang
don't let the pidgeon drive the bus
the bus for us
bark, george

PA School Librarian Association Recommendations for Juvenile Readers

pa_school_librarian_associationEach year, the Pennsylvania School Librarian Association (PSLA) nominates quality books for the PA Young Reader’s Choice Award.  You know what that means….Kids get to vote for their favorite!  Follow the link for the PSLA website of current nominees and past winners.


Caldecott Award


Each year, the Association for Library Service for Children awards the Caldecott Medal to “the artist of the most distinguished picture book for children.”  The award is named after Randolph Caldecott, a renowned illustrator of the 19th century.  Although only one book is selected each year to receive the Medal, several books are also given the Caldecott Honor distinction. List of Medal and Honor winners!


Newbery Award for Younger Readers


Each year, the Association for Library to Children awards the John Newbery Medal to “to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.”  John Newbery was a British publisher, especially of children’s books. Like the Caldecott Award, only one book is chosen to receive the Newbery medal but additional notable books are named Newbery Honor books. List of Medal and Honors winners!

OverDrive for E-Books and Audiobooks


Through Capital Area District Library, OverDrive provides a collections of e-books and audiobooks for children in fiction and nonfiction titles. Log in with your library card. Download digital media to your mobile device or computer with the OverDrive app or use OverDrive Read or OverDrive Listen to enjoy digital media through a browser and with Internet connection. Click here for information on OverDrive and apps.



Click Kids on the main image for the Kids collection. Dedicated to children’s literature displayed in an easy to search format, make selections from the Subjects or Collections tab for e-books and audio-books in genres like beginning reader, comics and graphic books, science fiction and fantasy, mystery, technology, westerns, and much more. Over 2,264 titles and rising!




Do you like to read magazines?  View a list currently available at the library.  We keep up to 3 years worth of back issues that can be borrowed!

american_girl  cobblestone  ranger_rick  ladybug    Fun_for_Kidz

click-magazine    cricket  discovery-girls  national_geographic_kids  sports -illustrated_kids babybug

American Girl – For girls ages 8 and up.

Babybug – Designed for babies and filled with colorful pictures, simple rhymes, and short stories.

Click – For kids ages 3-7.  Stories and activities about nature, science, and the environment.

Cobblestone – For kids 9 and up who like to read about historical events and places.

Cricket – For kids ages 9-14.  Stories, poems, puzzles, recipes, and science and nature articles.

Discovery Girls – For girls ages 7-12.  Stories, sports, contests, quizzes, fashion.

Fun for Kidz – Themed issues: stories and fun facts, science experiments, animals, crafts and building projects.

Ladybug – For kids ages 2-6.  Filled with stories, songs, poems, and activities.

National Geographic Kids – For kids ages 6-14.  Animals, entertainment, science, technology, current events, and world cultures.

Ranger Rick – Nature magazine for kids ages 7 and up.

Sports Illustrated for Kids – For kids ages 6 and up.