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Two more Harrisburg libraries will reopen next week, DCLS says

The McCormick Riverfront Library in Harrisburg

Nearly all Dauphin County libraries soon will be open, with the reopening of two Harrisburg facilities next week.

The Dauphin County Library System (DCLS) today announced that the Kline and McCormick Riverfront libraries will reopen at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. They join the five other libraries in the system that previously reopened.

“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 Executive Director Karen Cullings, in a statement. “With these latest openings, we are happy to welcome members to all our Harrisburg locations.”

With these re-openings, the Johnson Memorial Library in Millersburg will remain the only library in the system still closed. That opening depends upon the pandemic status and staff availability, Cullings said.

DCLS has implemented health precautions along with its openings, including quarantining returned items for three days before returning them to circulation and having staff clean all publicly accessible areas every two hours. It asks all visitors to wear masks, which are available for those who need them.

For more information, visit the DCLS website.

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