Starting June 1, you will be able to pick up your holds at Simpson Library! You may put items on hold now and schedule a time for pickupafter you receive notification that they are ready. You may then pick them up in our vestibule.
Plus, we are here! Email us at email@example.com if you need to renew your card or have other questions. Visit our website for more information, or give us a call us at 717-766-0171. Staff is in the library Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Stay tuned for information about a reopening date, hopefully later in June.
All of the material you've been able to access from home is still available. Visit our Collections and Services page for more information.
Readers of all ages can participate in our 2020 Summer Learning Challenge. Things are a little different this year, and the preschool and school-age children's programs will be virtual, but we are still excited about the 2020 Summer Learning Program.
Registration is now open! Register or update your information in Beanstack, and then track your progress online with Beanstackbetween June 7 and August 1. Childrenwill track reading and do activities to earn prizes, teenswill track reading and do activities for raffle tickets to win one of nine prizes, and adultswill track books for chances to win a weekly drawing for gift cards to local businesses as well as the grand prize of a Kindle Fire. Click on the applicable link for more info about each program. Also see the Summer Learning Program Guide.
Subject to change or cancellation in accordance with prevailing
Get ready for summer gardening with a trip to Ashcombe Farms, and the Friends of Simpson Library will earn up to 20% of the proceeds! Just present your Shop for a Cause flyer or show them one on your smartphone at the cash register. [More.]
Join us for this insightful onlne presentation of Wills, Trusts, & Charitable Intentions hosted by the Mechanicsburg Area Community Foundation, a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, Simpson Library, and Walters & Galloway, PLLC. Topics include: getting your estate plan in order and incorporating charitable gifts, and explanation of death taxes and the benefits of charitable giving. The presentation will be offered through Zoom. Register for this informational session TODAY! Registration required and login information will be provided after registration.
T.J. Rockwell's Dine-Out
June Book Sale
Due Dates, Fines, Older Holds, Oh My!
You Have Questions, We Have Answers
Delivery of materials between Cumberland County's Public Libraries will be limited in June. All new interlibrary loans from outside the county are temporarily suspended.
Due dates for all materials due on or after March 13 are extended until June 1, with a grace period through June 4.
Books on hold and interlibrary loan items from March are in the library waiting for residents to pick up. Contactless holds pick up begins June 1 at Simpson. More info.
Returns will be accepted in book return bins only. All items will be quarantined for 72 hours before check-in, but residents will not accrue additional fines while their materials are quarantined.
Book Sale Donations Accepted Starting June 1
The Shed Is Open Again!
Thank you for your patience while the book donation center was closed. As of June 1, we will be accepting donations again. The June Book Sale has been cancelled because of COVID-19 restrictions, but you can help make the October book sale the best ever! Please deliver all donations to our Book Donation Drop Off Center, 114 North York St., Mechanicsburg.
Please note: Staff will be on site during regular business hours to process hold requests, check in returns, answer the phones, and prepare the library for reopening. For the safety of our staff and patrons, the library building will not be open to the public.
Our Summer Learning Challenge instills a love of reading in children, helps them become better readers, and ultimately lifelong learners. Your gift will encourage children and parents to continue reading together this summer and open the door to a lifelong love of reading for pleasure. [More]
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.