Covid-19 Guidance

To view guidance for public libraries regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, please visit our resources page:

https://capitalarealibrarydistrict.org/covid19resources


 

GO BEHIND THE SCENES

Explore the expandable categories below to view useful information and documents regarding the administrative side of the Capital Area Library District.


Further questions and information requests can be directed to Brianna Crum.

What is a District Library Center?

The Office of Commonwealth Libraries divides the state of Pennsylvania into 29 different geographic regions called districts. At the head of each district, one library or library system serves as the District Center. For the Capital Area Library District, that role is filled by the Dauphin County Library System (DCLS).

 

Map of District Library Centers in Pennsylvania

 

Discover more about the role District Library Centers play in the PA Code:

 


Guidelines for Negotiating Agreements for District Library Center Services

 

Negotiation Agreements

Each year library directors from around the Capital Area Library District discuss how to best collaborate. These discussions result in a “District Negotiated Agreement” complete with a budget for how DCLS will be the fiscal agent in expenditure of the state funding they receive to serve the role of District Library Center.

Currently, in the Capital Area Library District, we do not use a formal District Advisory Council with trustees. In our district, instead, by mutual agreement, we use a core negotiation team of staff members who work with the district consultant to present the agreement to the signatories.

 

District Agreement 2020-2021

 

District Budget 2020-2021

 

5 Year Plan for District Services

 

State Assistance

Links to State Resources

 

 


2020 State Aid Calendar