Dauphin County Library System Closing Two Harrisburg Locations Saturday as a Precaution


Harrisburg, PA — The McCormick Riverfront and Madeline L. Olewine Memorial libraries in Harrisburg will be closed Saturday as a precaution due to heightened security concerns, and a decision on when to reopen later in the week will depend on the situation downtown.

McCormick Riverfront, 101 Walnut Street, and Madeline L. Olewine Memorial, 2410 North Third St., do not have Sunday hours and were scheduled to be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Library’s other six locations will be open as usual.

“We fervently hope that any protests remain peaceful; however, we feel it is important to err on the side of caution to keep our staff and visitors safe,’’ said Karen Cullings, The Library’s Executive Director. “Given the increased security throughout downtown Harrisburg due to potential threats, we think it is best to keep both locations closed until we are sure the situation is safe.’’

Cullings said members can still access a wide range of materials on The Library’s website, Additionally, the public can check the site for updates on when the two locations will reopen.


Law enforcement officials outline plans to protect Pennsylvania Capitol in case of unrest (WGAL)

Guard to defend Pennsylvania Capitol, city to close streets (WITF)

Some businesses close ahead of Sunday protest in Harrisburg (ABC27)

Dauphin County Library System closing 2 Harrisburg locations Saturday as a precaution (PennLive)


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