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Kline & McCormick Riverfront libraries partially reopening Tuesday

Sunday July 19th, 2020

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The Kline and McCormick Riverfront libraries in Harrisburg will partially reopen at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21, joining five other locations that began serving members last month. 

Karen Cullings, executive director, said the timing of the final location to reopen – Johnson Memorial Library in Millersburg – depends on the availability of staff and pandemic status.  

“We realize the important role The Library plays in the life of our community, and we are moving to open our facilities as quickly as possible while ensuring we keep our staff and the public safe,” said Cullings. “With these latest openings, we are happy to welcome members to all our Harrisburg locations.” 

During this limited building reopening, members wanting to check out items may request the materials online for Curbside Pickup –either through BookAdvisor or the online catalog – choosing their preferred open location for pickup. Members without computer access may request materials by calling 717-652-9380.

Curbside Pickup

  • For more information about Curbside Pickup, please visit dcls.org/ReopeningPlan 

  • Please note that curbside pickup is not available at McCormick Riverfront Library. 

Mindful of the ongoing threat posed by COVID-19, The Library will continue implementing the health precautions started with the initial openings, including allowing members up to an hour to enter the buildings to select and check out materials or use the public computers and quarantining returned items for three days before returning them to circulation. The Library also asks all visitors to wear masks, which are available for those who need them. 

Meeting rooms available 

Additionally, one meeting room in the East Shore Area Library and three in the William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library are now available for community gatherings of 10 or fewer persons. Virtual Community rooms are also available for larger meetings. For more information or to reserve a room, go to dcls.org/meetingrooms  

For more information about The Library’s reopening plan, ordering materials, accessing the vast array of online programming and other information, please visit dcls.org.



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