Special Experiences

The Library is more than a place to find your next book or movie. We have fun & unique events and programs which occur throughout the year. Some of these are educational, some are celebratory, and some are about having a great time with people in our community. Check out the list of Special Experiences below and you can also click here to see all upcoming programs and events at the Library.

Book Sales

Enjoy reading and want to keep the book instead of returning it? Then come to one of the Library’s Book Sales! These Book Sales are a great opportunity to find good books and more at an affordable price and help support the Library. 

The 2024 Spring Book Sale is set to take place from Tuesday, April 2 through Saturday, April 6. The sale will be open from 2pm to 7pm on Tuesday, 9am to 7pm Wednesday through Friday, and 9am to 4pm on Saturday. The first day of the sale, April 2, is a preview day. Admittance is $10 per person regardless of age, or people with a Friend’s membership can enter for free. Every other day of the sale has no entrance fee.

If you are looking to shop for books, movies & more now, come to the Friends of the Library Bookstore. Their bookstore is open during Library hours so that you have the opportunity to buy some entertaining and educational materials while supporting the Library year round! For more information about the Friends of the Library and their bookstore, visit their page here.

Annual Craft Fair with a Small Business Flair

Our Annual Craft Fair will be returning for its fifteenth year! If you would like to be a vendor, please fill out a registration form and return it to the Library. You can download one here or pick one up at your next visit.

We are pleased to host local artisans, crafters, and small business vendors annually! Our Craft Fair with a Small Business Flair will have unique items offered for sale, including upcycled crafts, jewelry, doll clothes, handmade items, holiday items, wood crafts, unique cards, and wonderful gifts. The Craft Fair is always a great time to come to the Library, as the Friends’ Book Sale, Elizabethtown Coffee Company specials, and other programs typically occur during this awesome weekend.

The Craft Fair will be held on Friday, September 6 from 4pm to 8pm, and Saturday, September 7 from 9am to 4pm.


This ExtraOrdinary day takes place the Friday before Thanksgiving in Lancaster County. Click here to learn about this event and how it raises money for us. You can also visit ExtraGive.org for more information about the county wide event. 

Summer Reading Program

Our 10-Week Summer Reading Program occurs every year with a different theme. It is open to everyone; infants, children, teens, and adults are all encouraged to participate! Our kick-off day is Saturday, June 1. The last day of Summer Reading is Saturday, August 10.

We have lots of exciting programs planned for you to participate in this summer. Many of the favorites like themed Storytimes and Touch a Truck are returning. Check out our calendar for all of the fun opportunities to learn, socialize, and be entertained now and stay tuned for what’s coming up this summer.

Taste of Western Lancaster County (TWLC)

This annual event brings the community together to celebrate food & fellowship in the Greater Elizabethtown Area. Make sure to save the date for the first Friday in February. For more information, click here!