Family Programs for Summer


Tuesday afternoons, drop in to enjoy great live performances. No registration is necessary. All programs below are free.



The Gilded Age with Kit’s Interactive Theatre

Tuesday, June 20 at 1:00 p.m.

We kick off our summer programming with a look at the Gilded Age and the Industrial Revolution, a time of growth and improvement in the United States. Our own Milton Hershey brought the Industrial Revolution to Hershey and built a model town around his chocolate factory. Be part of the show!.


Building a Better World through Music with the Bravura Brass

Tuesday, June 27 at 1:00 p.m.

Our good friends the Bravura Brass will demonstrate the ways music makes the world a better place. This talented Lancaster based group is a kid oriented, interactive and entertaining family program that has become an audience favorite at the Hershey Public Library. Featuring the trumpet, french horn, trombone and the tuba, this inspiring performance will have families enthralled with their musical virtuosity.


RAP (Rapping about Prevention)

Tuesday, July 25 at 1:00 p.m.

Sterlen Barr and the RAP crew return to help us hip-hop our way to a better world!

Movies and Crafts

watching_movies2 crafts

For all ages and especially for families! All movies begin at 10:00 a.m. No registration required.

June 30 – The LEGO Movie (PG) 

lego_movieFriday, June 30 at 10:00 a.m.

A lowly Lego figure (voiced by Chris Pratt) joins a group intent on battling an evil force after a case of mistaken identity. Will Arnett co-stars as the voice of Batman, who along with Superman, make appearances in the Warner Bros. picture. Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, and Alison Brie head up the rest of the voice cast.


July 14 – The BFG (PG)


Friday, July 14 at 10:00 a.m.

Steven Spielberg directed this adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved novel, which centers on the unlikely friendship between a lonely orphan named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) and the titular “big friendly giant” (brought to life via a motion-capture performance from Mark Rylance. (We will make a fun craft before watching the movie.)

Build a Better Family Fort


Saturday, August 27. From 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Let’s end the summer with some family reading fun! Meet us for stories at 2:30 p.m. When the library closes at 3 p.m, registered families may use materials from home to create reading forts in the library. Enjoy family reading time and earn a medal for your efforts! ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT FOR THIS PROGRAM. Registration is requested for this event. Derry Township registration begins on Monday, June 5. Open registration begins on Monday, June 12. Register online, or call 533-6555 ext. 3708.

Meet Us At The Market


The library visits the Farmer’s Market! Stop by the Children’s Tent between at the Farmer’s Market in Hershey on the following Thursdays: June 15, July 13 and August 10 from 2:30-5:00 p.m. The Market is located next to the Cocoa Beanery at 1214 Research Blvd (off of Bullfrog Valley Road/US 322).