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The stone structure beside the Cumberland Valley Railroad is listed on an 1867 surveyor's map as a grain warehouse and in the 1872 Cumberland County Atlas as a grain store. During the Civil War, Confederate General J.B. Jenkins used the building as a hospital for his sick and ailing soldiers. The building was owned by various individuals through the years and was newly-renovated and opened to the public as a library on December 26, 1996. 

The three floors offer books, DVDs, audiobooks, reference materials, and more. There is free Wi-Fi throughout and 10 computers with high-speed Internet access. 

Online Auction - Preview: April 13-19, 2019 - Bidding: April 20-28, 2019
Visit www.simpsonlibraryauction.org for more information. Over 400+ items, huge variety -- from a 15-foot sailboat to a private wine and chocolate tasting to handmade treasures and gift cards to local businesses. It's the perfect place to shop for those spring weddings, birthdays, graduations, and anniversaries! Thank you to our sponsor Geisinger Holy Spirit! Proceeds benefit programs and services at the Simpson Public Library.

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A Taste of Mechanicsburg

Friday Coloring for Adults

SimCon Comic Convention

  • Date: May 18, 2019
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: First Church of God
  • Town: Mechanicsburg

Friends of Simpson Public Library June Book Sale

  • Dates: June 21, 2019 - June 23, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM; Saturday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM; Sunday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Joseph T. Simpson Public Library

Friends of Simpson Public Library October Book Sale

  • Dates: October 25, 2019 - October 27, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM; Saturday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM; Sunday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Joseph T. Simpson Public Library