Dauphin County Library System’s Millersburg location now open
Health precautions remain in place
Harrisburg, PA – The Johnson Memorial Library, in Millersburg on East Center Street, reopened on Monday, August 17, marking the partial reopening of all Dauphin County Library System locations.
“We are excited to announce that all eight of our libraries are now available to our members,” said Karen Cullings, executive director. “We continue to offer a wide range of services online and will keep offering curbside pickup at most of our libraries."
The Johnson Memorial Library, which connects to the Millersburg Area high school and middle school complex, will be open from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The Millersburg Area School District expects to reopen schools on August 24, and students will be able to use The Library during and after school.
The following services are available throughout The Library system:
• Senior-only Hour: In all other library locations, a seniors-only hour from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays is being offered.
• Limited Lifted on District Loans: Starting Monday, August 24, district loans will no longer be limited to 5 requests per month. Members may now submit unlimited requests for materials from the Capital Area Library District, which include libraries in Cumberland and Perry counties, as well as the Hershey and Middletown libraries. Loan requests to libraries outside the Capital Area Library District (interlibrary loan) are still limited to three per month.
• Limited meeting room availability: One meeting room each at the East Shore Area and Elizabethville Area Libraries and three in the William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library are now available for community gatherings of 10 or fewer persons. Virtual Zoom rooms are also available. For more information or to reserve a room, go to dcls.org/meetingrooms
• Free Wi-Fi, available at all locations inside and outside of the libraries, will remain accessible.
Online programs and curbside delivery
During this limited building reopening, members can request materials online for check out using Curbside Pickup – either through BookAdvisor or the online catalog – choosing their preferred available location for pickup. Members without computer access may request materials by calling 717-652-9380. Please note that curbside pickup is not available at McCormick Riverfront or Johnson Memorial libraries.
Once notified that their materials are ready, members have one week to retrieve their selections. All items are placed in new, clean, recyclable paper bags. A designated parking area is available, and members can call the number on the sign, verify their information, and remain in their cars while a staff member brings their items.
Members who wish to browse for their materials, or pick-up their requested materials inside The Library, can visit and browse for up to one hour. Public computers are also available for one-hour use.
Due to coronavirus health concerns, The Library continues to offer all programs virtually through Zoom or Facebook, from children’s storytimes to adult book clubs. Visit dcls.org/eventscalendar to register for programs hosted on Zoom, visit facebook.com/DCLS.PA and click on “Groups” in the left sidebar to join the “Adult Programs at The Library” Facebook Group, or join a book club on the Beyond the Shelves blog.
Cullings encourages the public to explore the full range of databases, eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming music and movies available online. Users need a library card for access, and Dauphin County residents can get a card for free by visiting dcls.org/getcard.
For more information about The Library’s reopening plan, specific locations, ordering materials, accessing the vast array of online programming and other information, please visit dcls.org.