The first book featuring girl detective Nancy Drew was published in April 1930! This month, we are celebrating 91 years of Nancy Drew with programs for adults, teens, and children. Learn about the history of the Nancy Drew books, participate in a murder mystery game or trivia game, follow the clues in a scavenger hunt, or learn how to be a detective. We hope you'll join in the fun!
The English Conversation group will meet in-person at Pleasant View Park in Mechanicsburg. If English is not your first language and you would to practice, come to the park! Join other new English language speakers for friendly, low-stress conversations.
Why has Nancy Drew remained an inspiration to generations of loyal reader? Grab your magnifying glasses and join us as we welcome Jennifer Fisher, the curator of The Nancy Drew Sleuth Unofficial Website to find out! As a writer and historian of Nancy Drew, Jennifer was also the Nancy Drew consultant for Warner Brothers on the 2007 movie, Nancy Drew. This Zoom program is on Tuesday, April 20 at 2:00 pm.
Do you love a good mystery? Become a detective like Nancy Drew on Saturday, April 24! Spend an hour making your own secret agent ID, decoding secret messages, analyzing fingerprints, identifying shoe prints, and solving other mysteries! All the centers will be safely spaced apart, and families will take turns at each activity to prevent crowding.
Nancy Drew books have been published for 90 years, and we are continuing our week-long celebration by offering a Nancy Drew themed trivia on Saturday, April 24. This should be easy if you read any of her books since memories from long ago stick the best! Give it a try, you just might rediscover your love of mystery. Prizes given to 4 members of the top team. Cheaters Never Prosper will be back to host a virtual game for us. Please register online for this event.
It's that fabulous time of the year...tax filing season! We now have federal 1040 and 1040-SR forms and instructions booklets for you to pick up. All other forms have to accessed online or you can request forms to be sent to you. Find out how.
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 a cart in the vestibule. Please have your library card number handy when you arrive to pick up your holds.
Simpson 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! Be sure to mention our partner number, 10351. 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.