Enjoy lunch or dinner with your family and friends, and up to 25% of the cost of your meal will go directly to the Friends of Simpson Library. Pick up a flyer or download one now and give it to your server when you pay for your meal.
Enjoy a delicious meal at Diener's Downtown Restaurant with your family and friends, and 20% of the cost of your meal will be donated to the Friends of the Simpson Public Library! Be sure to bring a dine-out flyer with you!
This month’s session will feature guest speaker, Dennis Baker, President of the West Shore Photography Club, who has discovered that he really can create amazing pictures with his iPhone camera. Registration is not required.
Think you know about all things Disney? Test your knowledge of Disney movies, characters, stories, theme parks, history, and more at After Hours Trivia in March. Come in costume and earn an extra point. Registration opens February 1.
We supply cups, bottle openers, snacks, and prizes. You bring your beverage of choice and your knowledge. This program is for adults, ages 21 and older. Registration is required.
Rhyme Time, Toddler Time, and Story Time are presented several times a week throughout the year, and Family Story Time is presented every Monday at 6:30 pm. Registration is not required; join us when you can. Visit our Children's Services page to view the current schedule.
Are you or a loved one unable to visit the library because of age, illness, or a disability? STAR service provides homebound adults with delivery of books, large-print books, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs.
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.
Our display in the lobby this month is provided by the West Shore Stamp Club. Members of the club contributed to the display of beautiful and fascinating examples of stamps from around the world. Along with the stamps, check out the historical post cards — see if you can identify places you have visited.
February is Black History Month, and we have a very special display in our Pennsylvania Room. Did you know there were African-American men who lived in Mechanicsburg and enlisted to fight for the Union in the Civil War? Once one of our patrons, Sam Hepford, discovered there are eight of these soldiers buried in Lincoln Cemetery off Winding Hill Road, he asked the assistance of Beverly Bone from the Mechanicsburg Museum Association, who pieced together some details of their lives. Sam has compiled a notebook telling their story along with artifacts supplied by Rick Fitzgerald from Ritters’ Hardware. Don’t miss this little-known part of Mechanicsburg’s history.
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.
There are many ways you can help ensure that the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library will continue to provide valued quality library services for generations to come. Our Sponsorship Opportunities catalog provides a variety of options.
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, West Shore Home LLC, and Members 1st Federal Credit Union 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.