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Your Anniversary Wish/Memory

Please join us in these celebrations by submitting your favorite library memory or anniversary wish. Fill out the form with your name and message, then click "add note" below. All memories and wishes will be added to our online message board, below!

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Happy Anniversary!!.Wow 100 years.. I really enjoy the library and everything that it offers.... The most memorable thing was getting my library card..It was like hitting the lotto.So many things I can do with that card and a lot of it was free entertainment.. So a big thank you for all your services..

Paula white, 7/19/2014 7:39:50 PM



Our kids grew up coming to the library. Now every Sunday it is our library day. Thank you to all the wonderful people that make the library a special place.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Phelan, 6/14/2014 2:25:38 AM



A couple of decades ago the powers that be in the Dauphin County Library System entertained the idea of disposing of the original building at 101 Walnut and Front Streets, citing a variety of problems, among them, lack of parking and modern conveniences. A group of concerned citizens met and organized for the purpose of dissuading officialdom from that idea, and they were successful, which is why we have the lovely building to celebrate a 100th anniversary in! Many of those farsighted citizens have passed away, though not all. We owe some debt of gratitude to them for preserving the heritage of the grand old edifice.

Richard Slade, 6/13/2014 2:14:58 PM



I would be lost without the library. I have been coming a lot of years. Thank you for being here.

Sherman Reeves, 4/21/2014 1:54:30 PM



When my children were just toddlers, I started bringing them to the HUB library. In the children's area then was a big rowboat, with lots of pillows, and we would all sit together in the boat and read together. There was also a table (child-size, of course) where kids could put together jigsaw puzzles. My kids knew that, as soon as they learned to print their name, they would get a library card of their own (the youngest, at age 18, decided to pay the $1 replacement fee to get a new card; his original signature embarrassed him!).

Ann Michael Rosenberg, 3/5/2014 9:31:51 AM



A book that was on my request list, for months, became available. I visited the Library but the book was not available. Library staff researched this issue and advised the book was checked out by someone in error. Staff went above and beyond to remedy the error and to provide this book ASAP. Errors happen and I appreciate the wonderful service provided by the Library. Thank you.

Cathy Schauss, 3/4/2014 11:01:37 AM



My favorite library memory is to get all of the good books. I also like all of the sweet people that work there. They help us when we can't find something.

Ciara Schreffler, 3/4/2014 10:58:12 AM



My favorite memory at the library is when that guy Alex helped me find a book. It was a great book.

Jen, 3/4/2014 10:56:00 AM



I don't have 1 specific library memory. I've been going to libraries my whole life and have always appreciated them. I moved 35 miles away into a different county and library system. Those people however did not take care of my library needs. So every week I drive 35 miles just so I can go to the Dauphin County libraries, in particular the Johnson Memorial Library in Millersburg. The staff there take such excellent care of me that I'm glad to drive the extra 35 miles!! Thank you Johnson Memorial staff very much!!

Zenobea Weaver Dilliplane, 2/18/2014 9:50:33 AM



When I was a very young child my parents would buy my younger sister and I a new book every week or so. I read mine and then my sister's book. I complained to my parents that we didn't have enough books for me to read. My mother "woke up" to the fact that we lived a couple of blocks from the library and took me there. I loved it and have been an avid library user for all of my life.

Sara Jane Cate, 2/4/2014 12:54:46 PM



I lived on the what was called the Hill in Harrisburg on South14th Street behind the former Webster Elementary School at 13th and Kittatinny Street where I lived from 1933 to 1943 and attended Webster School. I have fond memories of the Walnut Street Library--the visual, the many shelves of colorful books and the olfactory, the new book smell-- when we were transported from school to the library where we were read stories and had the wonderful experience of perusing a plethora of books before checking out ones we took with us to enjoy. In addition to being surrounded by books at home, the Walnut Street Library experience awakened my love and enjoyment of books from early childhood to mid-life researching information for my doctoral dissertation. An important outgrowth of the library was the Bookmobile for which we excitedly awaited on the Webster School playground in the summers to select books during summer vacations. Thus library books were made available to us year round.

Jacqueline B. Jackson, PhD., 1/21/2014 11:38:22 AM



Happy 100th Anniversary! May the library continue to be a great resource for the future as it has been for the last 100 years.

cheryl goldman, 1/15/2014 9:16:35 PM



We remember when the Col. Park Branch opened as a storefront library in the Col. Park Mall. At that time a neighbor remarked that we'd never need more room than that. How We wish he were alive today to see how much room we needed. Congratulations on the 1st hundred and best wishes on the start of the 2nd hundred.

Pat and Henry Greenawald, 1/15/2014 3:58:16 PM



Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday to the Walnut Street Library. Who would of thought that after so many years you will still be open and operating. It is great to see the recronstruction to the library, but the authenicity that it still has from the past. Since moving to Harrisburg, this was the first library I step foot into. It has been a pleasure and an honor to be a part of history. The staff has changed but the staff is a great part of the many great blessings that a library has. Congratulations on making 100.

AJA 2001, 1/15/2014 12:52:43 PM



Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday to the Walnut Street Library. Who would of thought that after so many years you will still be open and operating. It is great to see the recronstruction to the library, but the authenicity that it still has from the past. Since moving to Harrisburg, this was the first library I step foot into. It has been a pleasure and an honor to be a part of history. The staff has changed but the staff is a great part of the many great blessings that a library has. Congratulations on making 100.

Aisha (NYC), 1/15/2014 12:52:12 PM



Hooray for Libraries! The best place on the planet. McCormick Riverfront Library has THE BEST STAFF EVER!

Renee C, 1/10/2014 7:51:53 PM



Wonderful memories of childhood programs at the "old" ND Library and now great memories of programs for my son to enjoy. We both have wonderful memories of many great staff, past and present! Thank you all for all you do!

Shana Dauberman, 1/9/2014 11:01:52 AM



Favorite library memory: Playing on the computer and being in the Lego Program.

Aiden Dauberman, 1/9/2014 10:59:36 AM



I lived on the what was called the Hill in Harrisburg on South 14th Street behind the former Webster Elementary School at 13th and Kittatinny Street where I lived from 1933 to 1943 and attended Webster School. I have fond memories of the Walnut Street Library--the visual, the many shelves of colorful books and the olfactory, the new book smell--when we were transported from school to the library where we were read stories and had the wonderful experience of perusing a plethora of books before checking out ones we took with us to enjoy. In addition to being surrounded by books at home, the Walnut Street Library experience awakened my love and enjoyment of books from early childhood to mid-life researching information for my doctoral dissertation. An important outgrowth of the library was the Bookmobile for which we excitedly awaited on the Webster School playground in the summers to select books during summer vacations. Thus library books were made available to us year round.

Jacqueline B. Jackson, PhD., 1/6/2014 8:53:01 AM



One of my fondest childhood memories is when my mother and I would take the bus to downtown Harrisburg to go to the beautiful and stately main library building at the corner of Front and Walnut Streets. I loved going up the beautiful curving steps and loved the inside architecture. The scent of the books and the peaceful quiet atmosphere always gave me a feeling of serenity. The privilege of being able to borrow so many wonderful books was always exciting. This has stayed with me today, some 68 years later and has made libraries one of my most favorite places anywhere I have lived. Congratulations and Good Wishes for continuing success.

Brenda Kleinman Weintrob, 1/5/2014 12:25:54 PM


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