After three years of planning, the $3.5 million library renovation and expansion finally triumphed over the challenges of the pandemic, labor and material shortages, and rising inflation costs. On October 20th, the library celebrated their grand reopening ribbon cutting event. Combining the existing McCormick Library and the historic Haldeman Haly House, the 5,400 square-foot expanded library features over 3,400 square-feet of family and STEM learning spaces, a children’s wing, 950 square-feet of public meeting space, and public computer resources. The library also features a welcome center dedicated to T. Morris Chester, a Harrisburg 19th century journalist and abolitionist, honoring his advocacy for civil rights.
Isett’s Samantha Melhorn, Regional Marketing Manager, and Bridget Leger, Structural Staff Engineer attended the event to celebrate the great addition to the Harrisburg community. The team at Barry Isett & Associates provided geotechnical engineering, structural design, and MEP engineering services including the MEP design of the newly opened coffee bar, Good Brotha’s Book Café.