Dauphin County Library System Helps Bridge the Digital Divide with Ethernet Services from Comcast Business
Scalable, High-performing Internet and WiFi Capabilities Support New Technology Initiatives for Eight Libraries Across Central Pennsylvania
Regional Library System Brings Literacy and Recreational Programs to Thousands of Local Adults and Children
Comprised of eight independently operating facilities, the Dauphin County Library System (The Library) serves approximately 270,000 Pennsylvania citizens residing in Harrisburg, Elizabethville, Millersburg, Lykens, Hummelstown and the surrounding areas. The eight libraries saw 695,000 in-person visits and a greater amount of online traffic in 2017. They share a collection of nearly 380,000 items that range from books, movies and music to video and board games, puzzles and digital downloads. The system also owns a state-of-the-art mobile Exploration Station that brings smart TV, digital media, laptops, a WiFi hotspot that provides free wireless Internet access and fun activities to shelters, elder and child care facilities, parks and community events.
In addition to these resources, The Library regularly hosts events for users of all ages. Just a few examples include monthly book clubs, author visits and leisure activities for adults, educational story and playtime sessions for young children, and after-school programs and video clubs for teenagers. All users also have the option of bringing their own laptops or using the library system’s complimentary WiFi to browse the Internet, stream online videos, use social media and play games.