The Library to Host Menstrual Health Product Drive & Learning Series

Dauphin County Libraries host a product drive and three-week educational series for teens

May 14, 2021

The Library has partnered with Hamilton Health Center to celebrate Menstruation Hygiene Day, held on May 28, by presenting a three-week program series about the menstrual cycle for teens.  

Kourtney Rider, Community Educator from Hamilton Health Center’s HOPE Program, will compare different products, explain the four phases of the cycle, and discuss personal values and sexual boundaries.  

Products: Friday, May 14, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

The Four Phases: Friday, May 21, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Personal Values and Sexual Boundaries: Friday, May 28, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

The “Menstruation Celebration!” program series gives teens an opportunity to ask questions and receive answers about a traditionally taboo topic. The program series is designed for teens, ages 13 – 18 years old. All genders are welcome. Program sessions will be held virtually on Zoom. Sign up or learn more by visiting 

Leave One or Take One Product Drive
This May, community members can help fight period poverty by donating to the Dauphin County Library System’s month-long Take One or Leave One Product Drive.

A problem faced by many menstruators is access to products such as tampons, pads, and menstrual cups. During May, all Library locations will accept new, unopened menstrual health product donations during open hours.

Visitors in need of products are encouraged to take what they need. At the end of the month, the remaining donated products will be donated to a local shelter. For more information on period poverty, visit For a full list of library locations and hours, visit 

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