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             June 2018           Cleve J. Fredricksen Library E-Newsletter

Fredricksen Library
Kickoff & Concert
Saturday, June 9
1 pm to 4 pm

This summer, we’re celebrating how much LIBRARIES ROCK at our Summer Reading Kickoff! There’s no better band to kick things off than Tonks & the Aurors, the internationally-celebrated wizard rock band! Tonks & the Aurors play music about the Harry Potter series and are great for all ages! We’ll also have a Professional Photo Booth, Face Painting, Balloon Animals, Fun with Bubbles, Fun Crafts, FREE Cupcakes, Prize Give-Aways, Snacks for Sale and much more!

Summer Reading for ALL AGES – LIBRARIES ROCK!
Join us at Fredricksen and East Pennsboro Branch for another great summer of reading, music and programs for adults, children and teens. It's easy to do! If you register JUNE 1st to JUNE 15th for Summer Reading and/or signup for a NEW library card, you will be eligible to win a fun summer prize such as family pool memberships, an iPad Mini and Hershey Park tickets!  If you register ONLINE, you must come to the libraries for your entry.
The 2018 Summer Reading Program is sponsored by Friends of Fredricksen Library, a donation in Memory of Ashley Dietrich, Weis Markets, UGI Utilities, Riverview Bank, our municipalities and additional generous sponsors. Concert sponsored by the McCormick Family Foundation.



East Pennsboro Branch Kickoff & Concert

Tuesday, June 12
from 12 pm to 2:30 pm

Join us from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm as we kick off a rockin' good summer of reading, discovering, and learning for all ages! Starting at noon, enjoy a picnic and make your own instrument and your own library bag (all materials will be provided). Then at 1:30, come inside to enjoy the music of Steven Courtney. All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. The 2018 Summer Learning Program is sponsored by Friends of East Pennsboro Library, Weis Markets, UGI Utilities, Riverview Bank and additional generous sponsors.


7:00 pm on the Lawn

Thursday, June 14 - Trinidad & Tobago 
Thursday, July 12 - Ernie Fields Motown Band 
Tuesday, July 24 - Shea Quinn & Friends  - British Invasion!
Thursday, August 9 - Final Fling - Janelle Verones Band 

 Friends Spring Book Sale 2018

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who helped make this Spring Book Sale a huge success! We raised $11,314 in just four days.
A special thanks to everyone who donates books and materials to the library. Your daily book donations at the reference desk and monthly donation station offerings allow us to hold two successful books sales each year as well as offer left over books to East Pennsboro, Salvation Army, and to Better World Books which provides donated books to libraries around the world. We are the original recycling program in that all our donations are sold at the book sale, become part of the library collection, or are passed on to other groups for use and sale in the community and abroad. Please continue to donate and think of us when you’re doing spring and fall cleaning. Lots of people, young and old, still like to hold and read a book.
Special thanks to all our book sorters, book sale workers, and helpers who make these sales possible. During the sale time alone, volunteer hours totaled 266. Huge thanks to our teen librarian and her crew of eager teens who helped box the books after the sale and take down tables. We couldn’t do it without all of you! Monies from Friends fundraisers go to the library upon request to cover things the budget can’t afford.
We are proud to support our local library and welcome you to look at the Friends page on the website for an application to join us and for listings of future events. JOIN THE FRIENDS OR GET MORE INFO

BLUEBERRIES FOR BOOKS    We have hit 500 boxes SOLD - help us reach our goal of 1500 boxes!

Last year Fredricksen sold a record 1,250 boxes of blueberries – thank you! Order your fresh New Jersey blueberries for just $30.00 to benefit the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library. Pick up on June 28 – just in time for your July 4th picnics! Payments may be made by cash, credit card or check at the Reference Desk until June 24 at 5 pm. Prefer to order online?   Easy ordering below and pay through Paypal ($1.00 extra per box). For more information, call 761-3900, ext. 236   ORDER ONLINE


LAST DAYS TO VOTE! Voting closes June 15th

It's time to VOTE for Simply the Best Library 2018!
If you have enjoyed programming Fredricksen has offered, borrowed books, CDs and DVDs, utilized our free internet computers, learned something new at a workshop, or just needed a beautiful place to get away, please take the time to VOTE! We appreciate your votes! There have been some changes to the voting procedure to make it easier this year. Organizations and businesses were nominated by voting in March, those nominated are now listed for final voting. Voting is open until June 15th.




Sing your heart out to your favorite films! Costumes are encouraged but not required. We'll provide the popcorn, you bring any other snacks or drinks to keep you singing! We've got a few surprises up our sleeves. Seating  limited, first come, first served. 
Sing Alongs - Friday, June 1 at 6:30 pm - The Wizard of Oz
Friday, July 6 at 2 pm – Frozen; 6:30 pm - Annie
Friday, August 3 at 6:30 pm - The Lion King
Friday, August 17 at 2 pm - Moana

 At our East Pennsboro Branch...

Tape Town!
Monday, June 4 from 2 pm to 5 pm

You’ll stop around our town to visit the train station, the zoo, the store, the construction zone, and other stations where you can build, play, and create. Bring your favorite car or train (6 inches or under please) or borrow one from the library. Drop in any time between 2:00 to 5:00 pm. All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

Sleeping Beauty Storytime with Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
Saturday, June 30 at 1:30 pm

Join the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet at our library as we read and dance during Sleeping Beauty Storytime. Ages 3 and up please; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.


Bike RaffleTickets

Tickets are $5 per ticket, $12 for three tickets. The drawing will be held on July 12  at the Ernie Fields Motown concert.


For the fifth year in a row, Holmes is donating a bike (with a value of $450) to Fredricksen Library. The family-owned, Camp Hill shop has provided quality customer service and products since 1974. They are also great neighbors who support the library! Thank you!

Teen Plus – Rockumentaries & Musicals!
Our Teen Plus film series offers a chance for teens to share a music event with an older friend, parent, brother/sister or grandparent. For teens ages 12-18. Adults 18+ may attend in the company of a teen. No registration necessary.
Mondays from 6:30* pm to 8:30 pm
June 11 - The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years
June 25 - Rent   July 9 - Sound City    July 23 - It Might Get Loud
August 6 - Lagaan (*5 pm – 9 pm with intermission)


Drive-In Movie!

Thursday, June 14
10:30 am to 11:15 am

Come decorate your own car before enjoying snacks in front of a short film at Fredricksen Library's very own Drive-In Movie Theatre! For ages 5-7 with registration starting May 31.


Teens Create! Contest
Saturday, June 9 to Sunday, July 8

Enter our 3rd Annual teen creative expression contest! Submissions will be accepted in 4 categories - painting/illustration, photography, poetry and short story. Detailed instructions regarding themes and dimensions for each category will be available May 1st. Submissions are accepted June 9th - July 8th and will be on display in the library July 9th - July 31st. The best entry in each category will be chosen by a panel of judges and the winners will receive $50. You may enter once in each category. For teens ages 12 -18. DOWNLOAD Information and submission forms HERE


Fredricksen's Foreign Language Collection has a new home!
Our foreign language books and media have a new home! Located in the back of the upper level, this beautiful display houses our audiobooks, DVDs and books on foreign language self-instruction and foreign language literature. The display contains both Adult and Children’s materials. We are grateful to the Pollock Foundation who awarded us a grant for this foreign language display unit, as well as new foreign language books, books that feature other countries and cultures and our recent children’s bookjoy celebration. Be sure to look for it during your next visit! (Foreign Films are still located in the DVD section of the library.)


Bus Trip to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Wash. D.C.
Just a few seats left!  Register NOW!
At the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, you can meet communities from around the world presenting music, dance, crafts, foodways, storytelling, and other living traditions. Their goal is to strengthen and preserve these cultures by presenting them on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. This year's focus is Armenia and Catalonia. Learn about feasting and handmade craft traditions, meet artisans, taste ancient wine varietals, and picnic on the National Mall with Armenia folk and jazz music. More information HERE.
Price includes: round trip motor coach transportation from Camp Hill, boxed continental breakfast served en route to Washington, D.C., free time to explore and participate in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and gratuity for bus driver. The bus departs from the Camp Hill Radisson's parking lot at 8:30 am. On the way home, we will make a stop for dinner on your own. We will return by 9:30pm. Cost: ONLY $45.00 per person. Register in person or online HERE!

Fredricksen Library

Stained Glass Window Replicas

Window replicas are 12” x 12”, 1/4” plexiglass with white backing, two drilled holes for hanging (optional) with a narrow black U channel frame. Priced @ $65.00 a piece. Proceeds will support programs and services at Fredricksen Library. 

DOWNLOAD an order form showing the 28 windows available. 



Device Advice
By Appointment only
Reference Desk, Main Floor

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations for up to an hour to help you navigate the basics of your eDevice! One of our trained Reference Librarians will assist you with downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, as well as offer basic help with your tablet. You must have the device, login name and password for your appointment. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Our brand new program will help prepare your child for one of their biggest milestones: kindergarten! Reading aloud to your child is one of the best ways to prepare them for kindergarten. With 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, parents are challenged to read to their children to get them ready to read. Stop by the Children's Desk to register for the program and learn more! Registration NOW OPEN!


Support Fredricksen with your Amazon Purchases! 

When you shop on AmazonSmile, 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases will be donated to the charitable organizations you select. Use the link from our website or go to and select Fredricksen Library. Use your regular Amazon login and password - no need to re-register. 

Click HERE or on the AmazonSmile logo to get started!

  Connect with US! 

Do you know all the places Fredricksen can be found on Social Media? We’re on FacebookPinterest, Instagram (fredricksenlibrary) and Twitter @cjfredricksen! You can also find photos of our events on our Flickr page. Click on any of the links at the bottom of this email, or on our website homepage to follow us and stay up to date with what’s happening.  Please like, share, pin and retweet our posts as well. (And tell all your friends and family too!)


June Events


 Adult Programs

Community Plant Swap
Sunday, June 10
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Here's a chance to share what you have in abundance and find something new for your garden! Bring as many plants as you would like to take home. (If you bring two plants, you may take two home.) Plants should be divided in advance and in containers. Plants should be labeled with their name if possible, and the type of conditions they grow best in (shade, sun, etc.). No invasive plants, please. We will have Master Gardeners on site to help categorize and answer questions. No registration necessary.

Language at the Library:
SPANISH: every Thurs @ 10 am
RUSSIAN: Thurs 6/14, 6/28 @ 9 am
GERMAN: Thurs 6/7, 6/21 @ 11:30 am
FRENCH: Thurs 6/7, 6/21 @ 1 pm
ITALIAN: Thurs 6/14, 6/28 @ 12:30 pm
BRAZILIAN PORT.: Sat 6/30 @ 2 pm
Master Gardener Plant Clinics – Every Tues, 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Family Friendly Sing Along – The Wizard of Oz – Fri 6/1 @ 6:30 pm
Fredricksen Writes – Mon 6/4, 6/18 @ 6:45 pm
Curl Up with the Classics: The Great Gatsby – Tues 6/5 @ 10 am - Reg Required
Foreign Film Friday: Call for Title Fri 6/8 @ 2 pm and 7 pm
Summer Reading Kickoff – Sat 6/9 @ 1 pm
Trivia After Hours – BYOB – 80s Music – Sat 6/9 @ 7 pm
Community Plant Swap – Sun 6/10 @ 1:30 pm
Twisted Stitchers – Mon 6/11 @ 6:30 pm - Registration Required
Canning Your Own Jams and Jellies – Tues 6/12 @ 6:30 pm
Trinidad & Tobago Steel Drum Orchestra – Thurs 6/14 @ 7 pm (6/21 rain date)
Fredricksen Reads: Visit from the Goon Squad -Tues 6/19 @ 7 pm - Reg. Required
Gardening with Nature: Rain Gardens – Tues 6/19 @ 7 pm - Reg. Required
Blood Pressure Screenings – 6/21 from 9:30 am to 1 pm
Foreign Film Friday: Beat the Drum – Fri 6/22 @ 2 pm & 7 pm
Hamiltunes – Raise a Glass (BYOB) – Sat 6/23 @ 6:30 pm
German Lang. Film Group – 6/28 @ 2 pm
Bus Trip to Smithsonian Folk Life Festival – Sat 6/30 @ 8:30 am
Device Advice – Call 717-761-3900 ext. 225 to reserve a time slot.
Coffee Corner - Weekdays 9:30 am to 3 pm
Donation Station - First Saturday of every month from 1 pm to 3 pm

ALL Adult Events


Children's Programs

Fractured Tales
Wednesday, June 20
10:30 am to 11:15 am
What happened after . . . happily ever after? What is the villain's tale? Who knocked Humpty Dumpty off the wall? What would you do if your home was invaded by Hansel and Gretel? Do you really need to kiss a frog to get a prince? Come and explore the next adventure through story, rhyme, songs, and games. For ages 5 - 7 with registration starting June 4.

Youth Chess Night – Fri 6/1 @ 6:30 pm
Family Friendly Sing Along – The Wizard of Oz – Fri 6/1 @ 6:30 pm
Summer Reading Kickoff – Sat 6/9 @ 1 pm
Summer Drop In Story Times – Mon & Fri 6/11 – 8/3 @ 9:30 am and 10:30 am
Steven Courtney Concert – Tues 6/12 @ 10:30 am
Music for Youngsters – Wed 6/13 @ 9:30 am and 10:15 am Reg. Required
Drive-In Movie – Thurs 614 @ 10:30 am – Reg. Required
Drop In Family Story Time – Thurs 6/14 and 6/28 @ 6:30 pm
Family Movie Night – The Incredibles – Fri 6/16 @ 6:30 pm
Andrew’s Big Show – Tues 6/19 @ 10 am
Creekview Park Story Times – Wed 6/20 – 8/8 @ 9:30 am
Fractured Tales – Wed 6/20 @ 10:30 am – Reg. Required
Name that Bird – Thurs 6/21 @ 10:30 am – Reg. Required
Let’s Talk Comics – Thurs 6/21 @ 4:30 pm
Story Time and Music by Sovia Therapy - Sat 6/23 @ 3:00 pm
Candy Hunger Games – Mon 6/25 @ 1 pm
Musical Nick – Tues 6/26 @ 10:30 am
Dragons Love Tacos – Wed 6/27 @ 10:30 am – Reg. Required
Tape Town – Thurs 6/28 @ 10:30 am – Reg. Required
1000 Books Before Kindergarten – Register at the library

 ALL Children's Events

Teen Programs

HamilTunes for Teens
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Back and better than ever it's Hamiltunes! Fans ages 12-18 will sing along to the CD, and lyric sheets will be provided. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Because of profanity used in the musical teens under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Fans who are interested in singing along to a specific part in a specific song, can reserve a spot by emailing with the subject “Teen HamilTunes.” This is a Teens Plus event. Adults ages 18+ (older siblings, parents, grandparents and friends) may attend in the company of a teen.

Family Friendly Sing Along – The Wizard of Oz- Fri 6/1 @ 6:30 pm

The Plot Twisters - Every Thurs @ 6:30 pm
Summer Reading Kickoff - Sat 6/9 @ 1 pm
Teens Create Contest – 6/9 through 7/8
Teen Plus – Rockumentaries & Musicals
The Beatles – Mon 6/11 @ 6:30 pm
Book Bingo – Tues 6/12 @ 2 pm
Movie Matinee – Thor: Rangorak - Wed 6/13 @ 2 pm
Open Mic Night – Wed 6/13 @ 6:30 pm
Paint Night – Tues 6/19 @ 6 pm
Movie Matinee – Maze Runner: Death Cure - Wed 6/20 @ 2 pm
Hamiltunes for Teens – Wed 6/20 @ 6:30 pm
Teen Plus- Rockumentaries & Musicals – Rent – Mon 6/25 @ 6:30 pm
Once Upon a Murder! A Mystery Dinner – Tues 6/26 @ 6 pm
Movie Matinee – Star Wars The Last Jedi - Wed 6/27 @ 2 pm

ALL Teen Events

East Pennsboro Branch

Reading Rock and Roll
Thursday, June 21 at 6:30 pm
Registration required
Join us for a discussion of the novel “The Music Shop” by Rachel Joyce. From “Joyce has a winner in this deceptively simple love story about Frank, owner of a London hole-in-the-wall music store . . . Joyce’s odes to music from Aretha Franklin and J.S. Bach to Puccini and the Sex Pistols—and the notion that the perfect song can transform one’s life make this novel a triumph.” Please either have read the book or listened to the audiobook before the meeting.

Friday Fun - Every Fri @ 11 am
Tape Town - Mon 6/4 @ 2 pm
Nature Writing – Wed 6/6 @ 6 pm Registration Required
Adventures in Reading – Wed 6/7 @ 6:30 pm – Registration Required
Summer Reading Kickoff - Tues 6/12 @ 12 pm
Steven Courtney Concert - Tues 6/12 @ 1:30 pm
Bingo For Books - Tues 6/12 @ 6:30 pm - Registration Required
Chix with Stix – Wed 6/13 @ 6 pm
Andrew's Big Show - Tues 6/19 @ 1:30 pm
Eat Well to Live Well Series - Tues 6/19 @ 6 pm - Registration required
Let's Go Camping Storytime! - Wed 6/20 @ 10 am (2 and under) and 11 am (ages 2 +)
Reading Rock & Roll: The Music Shop - Thurs 6/21 @ 6:30 pm- Reg. Required
Magical Nick - Tues @ 1:30 pm
Coloring for Adults - Tues 6/26 @ 6:30 pm
Let's Paint - Sat 6/30 @ 10:30 am
Sleeping Beauty Storytime with CPYB - Sat 6/30 @ 1:30 pm

 ALL East Pennsboro Branch Events


Coffee Corner Ca$h!
Available for purchase at the Reference Desk in increments of $5.00 and $10.00, these Coffee Corner Cash cards may be purchased using cash, check or credit card.
Coffee Corner Cash cards spend like cash, and have no expiration date. READ MORE


Hampden Township Pick-up and Drop-off Service
Fredricksen Library provides a pick-up and drop-off site for library materials at the Recreation Building, 5001 Hampden Park Dr., Mechanicsburg, PA 17050, just off Sporting Hill Road.  Great idea!  How does this work?   GET MORE INFO

Get information and registration dates on all  upcoming June, July & Aug. programs and events!
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Recent Arrivals and Collection News

All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin
Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky
The Endless Beach by Jenny Colgan
Liar, Liar by Lisa Jackson
The Moscow Deception by Karen Robards
Murder in Paradise by James Patterson
The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand
To the Moon and Back by Karen Kingsbury
Turbulence by Stuart Woods
The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly

The Americans: Season 5
The Greatest Showman
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Legion: Season 1
Mr. Robot: Season 3
Murder on the Orient Express
Outlander: Season 3
Rebecka Martinsson: Series 1
Shameless: Season 8
Taboo: Season 1

 NEW RELEASES Available $2 for 3 days - GET INFO!


David Byrne – American Utopia
Dashboard Confessional – Crooked Shadows
The Decemberists – I’ll Be Your Girl
Fall Out Boy – MANIA
Justin Timberlake – Man of the Woods
They Might Be Giants – I Like Fun


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