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What:       Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries kicks off National Library Week by reading

10:35 am   the 2016 “One Book, Every Young Child” book selection, Kite Day by Will  Hillenbrand to children from St. Stephens Episcopal School and the YMCA. Following the story, the children will be directed to the Pugh Community Room to make a craft.


10:55 am   New Executive Director, Rob Lesher, introduces the 2nd Century Campaign which aims to raise $700,000 for several services including an outreach van, more workshops and programming for adults and upgraded technology for our public meeting rooms, and also aims to build the endowment fund for the library system, ensuring consistent quality library services by stabilizing funding and keeping demand for public sources of income reasonable.

Rob Lesher will then announce the naming of the children’s area of the McCormick Riverfront Library in honor of the Estate of Jean and Harold Swope. The estate was one of the first bequests received for the 2nd Century Campaign and a representative of the estate, Maronette Miller, may make speak following the dedication.


11:10 am   Announcement of the Video Premiere and Meet Andy Enders Reception for the 2nd Century Campaign at the Midtown Cinema on Wednesday, April 13 at 6:30 pm and wrap up.

All children will be given a free copy of Kite Day, a sticker and a bag as they depart.


When:     Monday, April 11 at 10:30 am


Where:     McCormick Riverfront Library, 101 Walnut St, Harrisburg, PA


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