Simpson Library is closed beginning at 5 pm on Wednesday, December 2 through Sunday, December 6 for additional cleaning in the building due to COVID-19.

No items are due and no holds will expire. We apologize for the short notice and inconvenience but are doing this in the best interests of staff and customer safety.

in-person programmingDue to the number of COVID-19 cases in our community, we are suspending most in-person programs until further notice. Many programs for adults and children are available online. Please see the events calendar for the most up-to-date information. We will continue to be open during our regular hours. 

Contactless Holds Pickup Contactless holds pickup is still available at Simpson Library. Place items on hold online or over the phone, and after you're notified that your holds are available, head to Simpson Library! Give us a call at 717-766-0171 when you arrive, and we'll check out your items before bringing them out to your car or the porch. Please have your library card number handy when you arrive to pick up your holds.

Teen SquadCalling all you creative teens! If you know what you would like to see in the library, have suggestions for books to order, or events you'd like to attend, then apply to join the Teen Squad today! To apply, stop by the library and pick up an application at any of our circulation desks or download an application (PDF, 1MB, 2 pages). 

Family Holiday Story TimeIt's a Holiday Story Time for the whole family! Santa will be reading a story to us from the North Pole on Zoom, and everyone will receive a Take and Make bag with fun crafts and games. The same program will be offered twice on Saturday, December 12.

If you'd like a Take and Make bag instead of attending in person, please sign up here

gingerbread housesDecorate a cute 3-D foam gingerbread house on December 5! Everything you need for your gingerbread house is provided. If you'd rather pick up a kit and make it at home, register here

Cents for Simpson Help us reach our goal of collecting one million cents by the end of the year! Bring your spare change to the library and drop it in the coin collector at the main desk or in one of the animal banks in the children's library. You'll also find donation canisters at businesses around town. Your donations will purchase books and materials for Simpson Library.

Contactless Holds Pickup Contactless holds pickup is still available at Simpson Library. Place items on hold online or over the phone, and after you're notified that your holds are available, head to Simpson Library! Give us a call at 717-766-0171 when you arrive, and we'll check out your items before bringing them out to your car or the porch. Please have your library card number handy when you arrive to pick up your holds.

Community AidSimpson Library is now a Virtual Partner with Community Aid! We no longer have a bin in our parking lot, but every time you take donations to Community Aid, tell them you want the proceeds to go to Simpson Library! We'll still earn money for your donations, and Community Aid saves money by not picking up donations from our location.

Read this month's issue of "BookPage" online! You can also pick up a print copy at the library.

Back to SchoolSchool looks different for many students this year, but your public library is still here for you. Check out the many resources Simpson Library has to offer learners and educators to make this a successful school year in the midst of the challenges we're facing.

amazonsmileDonate to Simpson this holiday season simply by shopping at Amazon.com! Just select Joseph T. Simpson Public Library as your charity at smile.amazon.comor turn AmazonSmile ON in the app, and complete your purchase.

Statues with masksWe're now open for regular hours! All floors are available for browsing. Click here for more information.