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  • The Great American StaycationThe complete guide to shedsP. Allen Smith's living in the garden homeKids Backyard Activities and GamesBackyard cottages & gazebos
    Family reunion planning kit for dummiesSeasonal celebrationsHandmade gatheringsBackyards for kids
    Let it shine!CelebrationNew backyard idea bookFamily reunion
    The big-flavor grillLatin grillingCharred & scruffedThe essential New York Times grilling cookbook
    Paleo grillingWeber's big book of burgersCool backyard grillingThe Deen bros. get fired up
    Beerlicious: the art of grillin' and chillin'July and AugustAmelia's longest biggest most-fights-ever family reunionTyler Perry's Madea's family reunionPictures from our vacation
    Lucinda's summer vacation: a Devon Gray novel
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    Fizz, Boom, READ!

    src 2014 homepage buttonJoin the Summer Reading Club!

    There are great prizes and special programs that will keep the whole family excited about reading all Summer long. Learn about the Check Out & Win promotion and the Exploding Table Adventure -- NEW this summer!

    >> Join the Club!

    Spring Book Drive

    spring book drivePlant a seed of learning and fun!

    Whether it is used to purchase children’s picture books, a subscription to Consumer Reports, access to a genealogical database, or another resource, your gift to the Book Drive will touch thousands of lives.

    >> Donate to the Book Drive

    100 Year Anniversary

    100 Years Logo Celebrating a Century at the Heart of the Community

    In 1914, the Harrisburg Public Library opened in downtown Harrisburg, starting what today has grown into The Library system. See history unfold in our interactive timeline. Leave us a birthday message. Attend special events.

    >> Celebrate with us!

    Storytimes & Discovery Programs

    Storytimes and Discovery Programs Learn and have fun at The Library

    Storytimes and Discovery Programs provide entertainment and developmentally appropriate education for children from birth to age 11. Foster a love of reading, science, math, art, and other important topics — all while having fun!

    >> Registration is now open. Sign up today!

  • News

    Finish Summer Reading Club!
    Turn in your reading log by August 23 for a chance at grand prizes such as MeepX2 and Kindle Fire. And plan to attend the Summer Reading Club Fun Festival on August 30.
    Join the Club and Fizz, Boom, READ!


    All library locations will be closed Sunday, August 31 and Monday, September 1 for Labor Day.
    See the full holiday schedule.


    East Shore lower door closed
    During the weeks of August 18 and 25, East Shore Area Library will be replacing the sidewalk outside the lower-level doors. Visitors will need to use either of the library level doors. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused by this situation.



     

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