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Partners at the Library

Partnerships with other community agencies provide an important and efficient way to extend the reach of both organization’s missions.


Thank you to our current community partners:

Waste Management & RecyclingDauphin County Waste Management and Recycling

Cell Phone and Printer Cartridge Recycling

In this partnership, The Library serves as a drop-off point for old cell phones and printer cartridges. The Library collects the items, Dauphin County picks them up and recycles them. Proceeds from the recycling benefit The Library.

Dauphin County Probation & Parole

This collaboration between The Library and Dauphin County channels donated children’s books to families who are in the probation and parole system. In addition, the partnership provides information on resources available to them at The Library and free programs that they can attend.  This gives these families the opportunity to learn and grow.

Highmark Caring Place, Highmark Blue Shield

Helping Children Cope with Grief

Highmark Caring PlaceThe Highmark Carking Place has partnered with The Library to assist families and children coping with loss and grief. Highmark has donated a collection of specialized materials on this topic to each library in the system. The Library will promote these items and the Caring Place services as part of its displays during Children’s Grief Awareness Day in November.


JumpStreetPromoting Reading and Literacy

The current Library partnership with JumpStreet is focused on promoting reading via the Big Read initiative, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The NEA presents The Big Read in partnership with Arts Midwest. The Big Read brings together partners across the country to encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment.

Nonprofit Evaluation and Services Training (NEST) Center,

Temple NestTemple University Resources for Community Nonprofits and Government Human Services Agencies

TempleNEST is designed to assist nonprofit and governmental human service agencies to effectively serve their communities through best practices in management, research and training.

This partnership is designed assist nonprofit and governmental human service agencies to effectively serve their communities through best practices in management, research and training. The Library offers information on TempleNEST services to area nonprofits via brochures and other materials in its libraries. Temple University, in turn, provides information on library services, including the Foundation Center resources at East Shore Area Library, to its customers via newsletters and other outlets.

>> TempleNEST Events & Trainings

Institute on Disabilities, Temple University, College of Education

Information Access for the Visually Impaired

Temple Institute on DisabilitiesThis partnership provides equipment and specialize resources for the visually impaired at the East Shore Area Library. This includes access to the internet and electronic resources as well as to large print, Braille, and recorded items.

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