Linda & Harvey Freedenberg

Linda & Harvey Freedenberg

“The Library has always been at the core of downtown” As a child, Harvey Freedenberg would visit what is now McCormick Riverfront Library and leave with “an armload of books.” Those books came from the children’s area – the space that later became administrative...
Annie Garner

Annie Garner

“Access to a library is an essential element to a life well-lived.” Dauphin County Library System board members have a job to advocate for funding, programs, and partners, seeking out “people who can play to their strengths and bring their strengths to The Library.”...
Mary Warner and Stephen MacDonald

Mary Warner and Stephen MacDonald

We love the community focus of this project. In her small hometown in the mountains of Virginia, where there was no library, Mary Warner recalls the joy she felt when a bookmobile finally arrived. Her husband, Stephen MacDonald, cherishes the memories of the library...
Charles Alexander

Charles Alexander

Principal, Alexander Design Studios Architecture is not as permanent as we think when it comes to libraries. “I love the fact that libraries are always changing from a functional standpoint,” says Charles Alexander, principal, Alexander Design Studios. “What a library...
David Volkman

David Volkman

The Library is another opportunity for learning. David Volkman was 12 years old, and not much of a reader or writer, when he was idled by an accident leaving him with a broken arm and lacerated leg. He was bored, and his mother suggested they go to the library....
Jacquelyn Anderson

Jacquelyn Anderson

Penn National Insurance The historical ties between Dauphin County Library System and Penn National Insurance run deep. Both are revered, century-old institutions that have grown and changed to meet the community’s needs. Both are committed to downtown Harrisburg and...