DAUPHIN COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM APPOINTS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

HARRISBURG, Pa.—  The Dauphin County Library System Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Karen Cullings as the system’s next Executive Director. Cullings was appointed Interim Executive Director in July of 2018. Andrew Enders, Board President, made the announcement today saying, “Karen is prepared to lead the Library into its next chapter with the support of the tremendous team we have throughout the system.”

Cullings began her career in libraries at Bosler Memorial Library in Carlisle, Pennsylvania where, as a high school student, she worked as a page part-time and also volunteered. A life-long-learner and avid reader, Cullings returned to library employment in 1991 when she started at Dauphin County Library System as the Adult Services Librarian. A year later she assumed the position of Public Information Officer and has been a part of the senior management team since that time.  As her position transitioned to Community Relations Director, she embraced new challenges as the development officer for the system. Starting in 2002, she was instrumental in a series of capital campaigns that provided funding for the replacement of three libraries and significant improvements to two others.

In July of 2018, the Board of Trustees appointed Cullings to the role of Interim Executive Director to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of the previous Executive Director. In the year since her appointment, she has worked with library staff to set an internal improvement plan in place that identifies and removes barriers to library service for the public. She has also overseen The Library’s broader engagement with the community through community conversations modeled on the The Harwood Institute approach to community building called “turning outward.” Turning outward equips people, organizations, communities and networks with the tools to bridge divides, build capacity, and tackle shared challenges.  The Library’s goal is to join forces with community partners to become a collective force for positive change.

I am grateful for this honor and for the open-hearted support I’ve received from the entire library staff this past year,” said Cullings. “It is a real privilege to be entrusted to lead such a dedicated team that has a positive impact on our community every day.

Dauphin County Library System provides county residents with free access to virtually any materials imaginable, both current and ageless. It offers books, movies, music, magazines, online access, people to help with research and programs that support personal and community growth. The library is the place to satisfy your curiosity. To learn more about The Library visit dcls.org. Getting a card is free -- just bring your driver’s license or other proof of residence to any of the eight libraries or register online at dcls.org.

 

Karen Cullings

HARRISBURG, Pa.—  Join us on Thursday, December 21 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Elizabethville Area Library, 80 N. Market St, Elizabethville for a family-friendly holiday film. Keep an eye on the Dauphin County Library System’s Facebook page for clues about what movie will be shown this month!

This free program is open to the public and families with children of all ages are welcome. Registration is not required. For more information about this series, call The Library at (717) 362-9825.

2017 is The Year of Engineering at The Library. Construct your best year yet by exploring the limitless possibilities at your library. Discover programs and resources for children, teens, adults and families. Join us! Together we can build a better world.

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Contacts

Christina Lauver

Marketing & Public Relations Manager

717 234-4961 ext. 1110

 

Karen Cullings

Community Relations Director

717 234-4961 ext. 1119

 

      July 10, 2018                                                                                   

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           

 

HARRISBURG, Pa.— Join The Library and BB&T for a three-part, summer-long financial education series. In the final part of the series, Becoming a Homeowner, attendees will learn about the process of buying a home and what they can do to prepare for the purchase.

Becoming a Homeowner will be presented in Spanish at the Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library, 2410 N. 3rd St, Harrisburg, on Tuesday, August 14 at 2:00 pm.

The program will be presented in English at the following locations:

 

East Shore Area Library, 4501 Ethel St, Harrisburg
Thursday, August 16 12 14 at 4:00 pm

 

Elizabethville Area Library, 80 N. Market St, Elizabethville

Tuesday, August 21 at 6:00 pm

 

Programs are approximately two hours long and are designed for adults. Registration is limited. Save your spot or learn more by visiting dcls.org/adultevents or calling (717) 652-9380 ext. 1044.

Dauphin County Library System provides residents of the county with free access to virtually any materials imaginable, both current and ageless. It has books, movies, music, magazines, online access, people to help with research and programs to help residents of the county grow. The library is the place to satisfy your curiosity. To learn more about DCLS visit dcls.org. Getting a card is free, just bring your driver’s license or other proof of residence to any of the eight DCLS libraries, or register online at dcls.org.

 

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HARRISBURG, Pa.— Whether you’re brand new to the Microsoft Office Suite or need to relearn the basics of the new suite, join us at the East Shore Area Library, 4501 Ethel St, Harrisburg, on Friday, August 10 at 11:00 am for Microsoft Office Basics.

We will present the common features of the Microsoft Office Suite – Backstage View, Ribbon, and Quick Access Tool Bar and more. Following the presentation, you will have time to explore basic Microsoft Office functions and become familiar with basic formatting, saving and printing.

Microsoft Office Basics is approximately 90 minutes long and is designed for adults. Space is limited to allow for a more personalized learning experience. Save your spot by calling (717) 652-9380 or visiting dcls.org/adultevents.

Dauphin County Library System provides residents of the county with free access to virtually any materials imaginable, both current and ageless. It has books, movies, music, magazines, online access, people to help with research and programs to help residents of the county grow. The library is the place to satisfy your curiosity. To learn more about DCLS visit dcls.org. Getting a card is free, just bring your driver’s license or other proof of residence to any of the eight DCLS libraries, or register online at dcls.org.

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Contacts

Christina Lauver

Marketing & Public Relations Manager

717 234-4961 ext. 1110

 

Christina Zeiders

Marketing Assistant

717 234-4961 ext. 1119

 

      July 23, 2018                                                                                  

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            

 

Body Positive Fitness and Movement: Enjoy Moving Your Body

 

HARRISBURG, Pa.— Women and girls are bombarded with message that they must fit a certain beauty standard to be “worthy” of success and happiness. Join The Library as we counter the negativity with a summer series aiming to help women build a positive relationship with their bodies, the food they eat, and the way their bodies move.

 

Whether it’s yoga, dance, strength training or breathing techniques, moving your body can and should be something you enjoy. During Body Positive Fitness and Movement, fitness instructor Jessie Stipe will introduce you to several fitness ideas that will help you embrace what your body can do. After a short discussion about the benefits of movement, there will be an interactive exercise demo. A waiver must be signed before participating in the demo.

 

Body Positive Fitness and Movement will be held at the following locations:

 

Saturday, August 4 at 11:00 am
East Shore Area Library, 4501 Ethel St, Harrisburg

 

Tuesday, August 7 at 6:30 pm

Elizabethville Area Library, 80 N. Market St, Elizabethville

 

These programs are designed for adults and older teens, ages 16 and older. Space is limited to allow for a more personalized learning experience. Save your spot or learn more about the series by visiting dcls.org/adultevents or by calling (717) 652-9380 ext. 1045. Funding support is provided by the Mary Sachs Charitable Trust.

 

Dauphin County Library System provides residents of the county with free access to virtually any materials imaginable, both current and ageless. It offers books, movies, music, magazines, online access, people to help with research and programs to help residents of the county grow. The library is the place to satisfy your curiosity. To learn more about DCLS visit dcls.org. Getting a card is free, just bring your driver’s license or other proof of residence to any of the eight DCLS libraries, or register online at dcls.org.

 

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Contacts

Christina Lauver

Marketing & Public Relations Manager

717 234-4961 ext. 1110

 

Christina Zeiders

Marketing Assistant

717 234-4961 ext. 1119

 

 

      August 10, 2018                                                                              

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           

 

HARRISBURG, Pa – Join us at the East Shore Area Library, 4501 Ethel St, Harrisburg, on Friday, August 24 at 7:00 pm for another special After Hours Concert featuring The Mike Foltz Band.

 

The Mike Foltz Band is an original variety cover band featuring music from The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Bruno Mars, Grand Funk Railroad and many more.

 

This After Hours Concert is designed for adults. No registration required. Learn more at dcls.org/adultevents or by calling (717) 652-9380 ext. 1044.

 

Dauphin County Library System provides residents of the county with free access to virtually any materials imaginable, both current and ageless. It has books, movies, music, magazines, online access, people to help with research and programs to help residents of the county grow. The library is the place to satisfy your curiosity. To learn more about DCLS visit dcls.org. Getting a card is free, just bring your driver’s license or other proof of residence to any of the eight DCLS libraries, or register online at dcls.org.

 

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Contacts

Christina Lauver

Marketing & Public Relations Manager

717 234-4961 ext. 1110

 

Christina Zeiders

Marketing Assistant

717 234-4961 ext. 1119

 

June 29, 2018                                                                                 

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            

 

HARRISBURG, Pa – Bounce and dance your way to the East Shore Area Library, 4501 Ethel St, Harrisburg, on Friday, August 3 at 7:00 pm for a high-energy, after hours concert featuring This Way to the Egress.

 

This Way to the Egress is a Bethlehem-based band that blends a variety of musical backgrounds and influences to create intricate audible cocktails that are guaranteed to make you move. Their rambunctious stage show generates enough energy to light up a small city and their genre-bending magic leaves you wondering what will happen next.

 

This After Hours Concert is designed for adults. No registration required. Learn more at dcls.org/adultevents or by calling (717) 652-9380 ext. 1044.

 

Dauphin County Library System provides residents of the county with free access to virtually any materials imaginable, both current and ageless. It has books, movies, music, magazines, online access, people to help with research and programs to help residents of the county grow. The library is the place to satisfy your curiosity. To learn more about DCLS visit dcls.org. Getting a card is free, just bring your driver’s license or other proof of residence to any of the eight DCLS libraries, or register online at dcls.org.

 

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HARRISBURG, Pa – If you’re feeling stressed, frazzled or over-busy this summer, stop by the East Shore Area Library, 4501 Ethel St, Harrisburg, on Thursday, July 26 at 7:00 pm to learn a few tricks to reduce that stressed-out feeling.

Dr. William Levan, D.C., of The Family Wellness Center, knows most people cannot step away from a stressful situation to breathe deeply for 20 minutes, so he will share tips on how to maximize a “mindful snack,” a two- to five-minute break that allows your mind and body to return to a low-stress state so you can continue your day on more peaceful footing.

A Mindful Snack is an hour-long program designed for adults. Registration is not required. Learn more by visiting dcls.org/adultevents or calling (717) 652-9380 ext. 1044.

Dauphin County Library System provides residents of the county with free access to virtually any materials imaginable, both current and ageless. It has books, movies, music, magazines, online access, people to help with research and programs to help residents of the county grow. The library is the place to satisfy your curiosity. To learn more about DCLS visit dcls.org. Getting a card is free, just bring your driver’s license or other proof of residence to any of the eight DCLS libraries, or register online at dcls.org.

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HARRISBURG, Pa.—  The Library has teamed up with four local breweries to bring you Books and Brews, a toast-worthy fundraising event held Friday, July 20 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at the McCormick Riverfront Library, 101 Walnut St, Harrisburg.

Tickets are $25.00 and include beer tastings by The Millworks, Boneshire Brew Works, Zero Day Brewing Company and Wolf Brewing Company, light fare Biergarden Bites, live Celtic music by The Blarney Tomes, and a tasting glass. There will also be an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to win a variety of raffle prizes donated by local businesses.

Tickets can be ordered online at dcls.org/beer or by picking up an order form available at all eight libraries. Proceeds from ticket sales and raffle ticket sales benefit The Library. This event is sponsored by The Library and Enginuity. For more information about this event, contact Wendy Allen at (717) 234-4961 x1101 or visit us online at dcls.org/beer.

Dauphin County Library System provides residents of the county with free access to virtually any materials imaginable, both current and ageless. It offers books, movies, music, magazines, online access, people to help with research and programs to help residents of the county grow. The library is the place to satisfy your curiosity. To learn more about DCLS visit dcls.org. Getting a card is free, just bring your driver’s license or other proof of residence to any of the eight DCLS libraries, or register online at dcls.org.

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HARRISBURG, Pa.— Join other new mobile device users at the East Shore Area Library, 4501 Ethel St, Harrisburg, on Thursday, July 19 at 1:00 pm for a monthly Device Club meet-up. Bring your iPad or tablet to The Library and learn about a general topic or specific app, followed by question and practice time.

Attendees will learn how to change settings, set up email, install or remove apps, access WiFi, download eBooks and more. Attend once or as many sessions as you would like; an additional session is scheduled for August 16.

Device Club meets for 90 minutes and is designed for adults. Space is limited to allow for a more personalized learning experience. Save your spot by calling (717) 652-9380 or visiting dcls.org/adultevents.

Dauphin County Library System provides residents of the county with free access to virtually any materials imaginable, both current and ageless. It has books, movies, music, magazines, online access, people to help with research and programs to help residents of the county grow. The library is the place to satisfy your curiosity. To learn more about DCLS visit dcls.org. Getting a card is free, just bring your driver’s license or other proof of residence to any of the eight DCLS libraries, or register online at dcls.org.

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