• Special Programs
    Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Program
    PYRCA Winners
    2017 - 2018  PYRCA Winners 
    K-3  Mother Bruce
     by Ryan T. Higgins
    3-6   Ghosts
     by Raina Telgemeier
    Students in the Hershey Primary and Intermediate Elementary Schools participate in the Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award Program (PYRCA) sponsored by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association.

    The purpose of this program is to promote the reading of quality books by the young people in the state; to promote teacher and librarian involvement in children’s literature; and to honor an author whose work has been recognized by the children of Pennsylvania.
    Students read books from the appropriate Grades K-3 or Grades 3-6 lists developed by the PYRCA committee. To qualify to vote for their favorite book, students must have read or have listened to three books read aloud. Students cast their votes in March, and the state winners are announced at the Pennsylvania School Librarians Conference in the spring

  • Author Visits
    The Hershey Elementary PTO generously provides the monies to fund special author/illustrator visits. Students and staff alike enjoy the 40-minute assembly programs authors/illustrators present, as well as the opportunity to purchase autographed books.
  • Visiting Authors