Special Events

Join the Lancaster Public Library for one or more of these upcoming special events…


Friday, October 27 * 6-8:30 PM

Family-friendly, Halloween activities abound at the 5th Annual Haunted Library. Older children, teens and adults can brave the Hollywood Horrors Haunted Maze. Anyone ages 0-18 can participate in the costume contest for fantastic prizes. Refreshments provided by: Herr’s, Hershey Candy, Kegel’s Produce, Members 1st, Turkey Hill, BJs Wholesale Club, and Stauffer’s of Kissel Hill. Community Support Partner: ELKS Lancaster Lodge.

Only $5 per person. Kids 2 and under are free!

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Support Lancaster Public Library!

Join us to celebrate at the Great Giving Gig * Friday, November 17 * 5 – 9 PM * Tellus360

The annual Extraordinary Give raises critical funds that are essential to the day-to-day operation of the Lancaster Public Library in Lancaster City, Mountville and Leola.  Every $25 donation supplies educational resources, free computer sessions, programing, learning opportunities, professional development and so much more to children, teens, adults and seniors all across Lancaster County. Join us in our mission to inspire, empower and strengthen our community!

On November 17, choose Lancaster Public Library!




Get out your dancing shoes! Held at the Lancaster Public Library on Friday, December 1 from 7 – 11 PM

Join the Lancaster Public Library as we celebrate 258 years serving the Lancaster community. This epic, adult-only celebration will include a gourmet dessert and coffee bar, DJ entertainment, signature cocktails, wine and beer, and a progressive raffle with $6,000 in cash prizes!

Thank you Birthday Bash Partners: Trump Tschudy Design LLC, Good Spirits Lancaster, DJ Mast Productions, H & H Group, Barley Snyder, Paul Davis, Inova Payroll.

Sponsorship Available! Raffle and event tickets on sale NOW!

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Friends Seeking Donations for Annual Baubles & Bling Sale

Drop off your new or gently used donations of fine jewelry, vintage jewelry, costume jewelry, handbags, purses, and scarves to either of the Friend’s used book stores – Juliana (located at 125 N. Duke St. inside the Lancaster City Branch) or  the Marshall Street Book Shop (225. N. Marshall Street, Lancaster). Donations also accepted at the circulation desk at the Lancaster City Branch.

The Annual Baubles & Bling Sale will take place on November 2, 3 & 4, 2017.




Want to sponsor any of these special events? Contact Lori Dietrich, Director of Development, via email or by calling 717-394-2651, ext. 119 for more information.