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 9am to 7pm each day except for Saturday, which will be open from 9am to 4pm.

If you are looking to shop for books, movies & more now, come to the Friend’s 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

We are now accepting applications for our Annual Craft Fair! Please join us as we celebrate local artists and craftspeople on Friday & Saturday, September 8 & 9.

The Library is 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.

All registration fees support Library services. If you are interested in being a vendor, you can access the application here. We look forward to you joining us!


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!

The theme for 2023 is All Together Now. Make sure to stop by and sign up for a reading log so you can earn prizes! 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. We also will have multiple art sessions with Miss Allison, a Chronicles of Narnia book club and movie viewing, magic shows, and so much more! Check out our calendar for all of the fun opportunities to learn, socialize, and be entertained this summer.

Our kick-off day is Saturday, June 3. The last day of Summer Reading is Saturday, August 12. We hope you join us as we are All Together Now!

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!