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Joseph T. Simpson Public Library

  • Address: 16 North Walnut Street Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
  • Phone: (717) 766-0171
  • Address: 16 North Walnut Street Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
  • Phone: (717) 766-0171
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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.