• 100th Anniversary Photo Gallery

    Each week throughout 2014, we will add new photos to this photo gallery and will have more than 100 by the end of the year! Watch the gallery grow here and on our social media accounts. Do you have historic Library photos? Please email them to dclswebmanager@dcls.org -- we would love to feature them here!

  • 100 sara haldeman haly garden lot

    In 1889, Sara Haldeman Haly bequeathed this property, located at the corner of First and Walnut streets in downtown Harrisburg, to become a public library.


    A cornerstone was laid to build a new public library in downtown Harrisburg in the summer of 1912. The library would be under construction for about a year and a half.

    1925 cardinal ladies

    In 1925, the first county-wide bookmobile service in Pennsylvania began with "The Cardinal." This bright red vehicle was the first of many bookmobiles operated by the Harrisburg Public Library.

    1970 media mobile

    The Media Mobile, shown here in the 1970s, was one of the last "bookmobiles" operated by the Dauphin County Library System.


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