Special Events

Support the Lancaster Public Library by attending one or more of the following events.


Scoops Ice Cream & Grille Community Night * 312 Primrose Lane, Mountville
Hosted by the Friends of the Mountville Branch
Tuesday, August 14 * 5 – 8 PM
Enjoy dinner and/or ice cream and 20% of your food purchase will benefit the Mountville Branch!

Details on a mini golf fundraiser at Boulders on the same evening are coming soon! Mark your calendar for a fun community night in support of the Mountville Branch.




Annual Garage Sale * 225 N. Marshall Street, Lancaster
Hosted by the Friends of the Lancaster Public Library
Friday, September 14 * 8 AM – 4 PM
Saturday, September 15 * 8 AM – 3 PM
Thousands of items! Free Parking! Credit Cards Accepted!





Mountville Fall Book Sale * Mountville Church of the Brethren, 60 Clay Street, Mountville
Hosted by the Friends of the Mountville Branch
Friday, September 14 * 12 PM – 7 PM
Friday, September 15 * 9 AM – 2 PM
Thousands of quality books and DVDs! Free parking! Credit cards accepted!



Are You Smarter than a Librarian: Battle of the Decades
Tellus360 * 24 E. King Street, Lancaster
Thursday, October 11  * 6:30 PM
Assemble your team of trivia gurus and all-around smarty pants to take on our fun loving library team, The Dewey Decimators. This time you’ll be tested on your knowledge of all things 80’s, 90’s, and early millennial. $25 per team member with teams between 4 – 8 players. Past team participants early registration begins on August 27 with new team sign-ups opening on September 10.




The Night Circus * Presented by the Lancaster Public Library
125 N. Duke Street, Lancaster
Friday, December 7  * 7 PM – 11 PM
Library and community enthusiasts are invited to an after-hours, signature benefit like no other. Sip creative cocktails, nosh on inspired cuisine, indulge in circus sweets, enjoy adventurous entertainment, and a mysterious opportunity packaged in a red balloon. Circus admission tickets go on sale – September 14.  

Sponsorship Packages available now!


Would you like to be a community partner at one of our 2018 special events? Contact Lori Dietrich, Director of Development, via email or by calling 717-394-2651, ext. 119 for more information.