Your Place to Belong

We are writing a new chapter in your library’s story--a story that spans more than a century of service and transformation. In the midst of today’s extraordinary new world of social distancing, social unrest, and economic uncertainty, your trusted catalyst for personal and community transformation is undergoing an exciting transformation of its own!

The Library had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire the stately property adjacent to the McCormick Riverfront Library. With the addition of the Haldeman-Haly House, we are now endeavoring to seamlessly unite two historic buildings in the heart of downtown Harrisburg and transform them to further connect and unite the community in this high-need capital city.

Always more than just a repository for books, The Library is again rising to meet the challenges of today. At The Library, our community can find expanded early childhood education programs, advance workforce development, and blaze a pathway to positive change. This new space will build a vibrant community space through these action steps.

The "Your Place to Belong" project draws on the Library's and Harrisburg’s significant past to inform a vibrant and hopeful future.







Your Place to Belong’ campaign to transform McCormick Riverfront Library wins Premier Project Award

The Dauphin County Library System’s “Your Place to Belong” campaign focused on expanding the McCormick Riverfront Library with the restoration and linking of an adjacent historic townhome has won a Dauphin County “Premier Project Award’’ from the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission.

Selected from a record 23 entries competing for five categories, The Library’s campaign won for “Growing Our Economy.” Projects were judged on effectiveness and results; originality and innovation; ease of replication; community involvement and participation; and compatibility with the Dauphin County Comprehensive Plan. Read more >