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McCormick Riverfront Library to close for a week in August as construction, renovation continues

McCormick Riverfront Library

The McCormick Riverfront Library will turn another page on its expansion project.

On Wednesday, the library announced that it would close from Aug. 8 to 13 as it starts the next phase of renovation.

The library will begin work in its upstairs area, as part of its $3.5 million “Your Place to Belong” project to connect the building to the neighboring Haldeman Haly House and renovate both properties. The project is expected to be completed by early fall.

Additionally, the library’s elevator, which provides access to the main floor will be unavailable until further notice. Members who cannot use the stairs can call library staff at 717-234-4976 to arrange curbside pick-up for their borrowed materials.

The community at-large is also able to use the library’s curbside pickup services during the closure. The Dauphin County Library System’s seven other libraries will remain open for access as well.

Items returned to the outside book drop boxes may not be checked in right away, but late fees are not currently being assessed due to COVID constraints.

The McCormick Riverfront Library is located at 101 Walnut St., Harrisburg. For more information on the library closing, call 717-234-4961. To learn more about the “Your Place to Belong” project, visit their website.


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