Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and our desire to keep our community safe, the Run for Reading event has gone virtual this year! We hope you are able to participate in our virtual run/walk. Register online, or pick up a paper application at Simpson Library.
The program will be held via Zoom with instructor Jack Scott. If you've attended in the past, Jack will be sending you the Zoom login information. If you are not familiar with this group and want to check it out, please email Joelene Diana at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take your mates to Outback Steakhouse, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Simpson Library! It's also a chance to check out their new location at the Capital City Mall. Bring a dine-out flyer and give it to your server.
The 2020 Online Auction is back on! We have a delightful selection of art, collectibles, handmade items, gourmet food, event experiences, and gift cards for you. It's the perfect place to shop for weddings, graduations, or birthdays — or just to treat yourself!
Book bundles are a group of five books chosen by our children's librarians. It's a fast and easy way to put books on hold. We have a wide variety of topics for kids of all ages. Just fill out the electronic order form and we'll notify you when your books are ready to pick up.
George Carlin once asked, "When someone asks you, 'A penny for your thoughts,' and you put your two cents in, what happens to the other penny?" We don't know, but we will gladly accept your cents and other spare change (or even dollar bills!). Look for our collection cans in several local Mechanicsburg businesses now through the end of the year
Programs for Adults, Teens, and Children
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All visitors, including children 2 years old and older, are required to wear a
face covering in the library, even if you are maintaining social distancing.
Mah jongg welcomes beginners every Thursday in August. If you've always wanted to learn how to play, now's the time. Registration is required. Tea and Stitches and our book clubs continue to meet via Zoom. Please email Joelene Diana at email@example.com for more information.
Have fun while being safe; social distancing will be observed for all in-person events. Join us for Teen Game Night on August 6 or outdoor teen games on August 20. D&D is being offered in person and via Zoom on August 14 and August 28.
Programs continue throughout August! Some are meeting at local park. Others will be offered via Zoom, and some will be held at the library! Check the Event Calendarfor details. Join us on Zoom for Try It Tuesdays, or come to the Block Party on August 8 or August 22.
Show off your knowledge of 90s pop culture, music, and all things from the last decade of the previous century! Wow us with your memory — from your couch! Once again, Cheaters Never Prosper is hosting a virtual trivia game for us. Only 25 people can sign up, and your entire household can play under one sign-up. Please register online for this event.
Please note that events are subject to change based on prevailing COVID-19 guidelines.
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Simpson Library offers faxing services (sending only) for a flat rate of $1 per page!
Did You Know?
The Joseph T. Simpson Public Library collects eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses for the Mechanicsburg Lions Club. The Lions then refurbish, repair, and refit glasses for people in need both locally and globally. Bring your old glasses with you on your next trip to the library and deposit them in the Lions Club container in our lobby.
If you shop at Amazon, use AmazonSmile, select Joseph T. Simpson Public Library, and 0.5% of your eligible purchase prices will be donated to Simpson Library.
Local businesses are supporting Simpson Library's events all year round by becoming Library Pillar Sponsors. Thank you Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory/Buhrig’s Gathering Place, Fry Communications, Chris Loeffert – State Farm Agency, Members 1st Federal Credit Union, and West Shore Home LLC for being 2020 Library Pillar Sponsors! We are grateful for your generous support!
The Friends of the Simpson Library support the library with fundraising activities, community activities, library programs, and advocacy for quality library service.
Community Aidcan now accept donations under specific guidelines. ContactCommunity Aidfor details. Please do not place items outside the bins; if the bin is full, please take your donation to a donation center.
Bags for Books: For each reusable bag used by shoppers, Karns will donate 3 cents to local public libraries. Bring your reusable bags every time you shop at Karns and help support Simpson Library.
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