Community Outreach

YWCA of Greater Harrisburg

Betty Sullivan Memorial Library

AAUW/Harrisburg Branch established and maintains a library at the YWCA for use by clients, shelter residents and staff. The collection includes adult fiction, large print fiction, adult non-fiction (including material on parenting skills, inspirational literature, and biographies) and a large variety of young children’s story books and non-fiction and a small collection of juvenile chapter books. AAUW updates the collection on a regular basis. The library is located just off the reception area inside the main entrance and is open daily.


Free Books and Magazines

AAUW maintains a container of free reading materials in the lobby of the YWCA. Adult paperbacks, small children’s softcover and board books, and a variety of magazines are replenished on a weekly basis with donations from AAUW members and some local area public libraries. (Donations for this project may be made by contacting  Judy.)

National History Day

The 2020 theme is “Breaking Barriers in History.”  On Saturday, March 7th, 2020, at Messiah College, middle and high school students from all over the south-central Pennsylvania Region 8 presented exhibit displays, performed skits, and demonstrated websites and documentaries around this theme.

These regional competitions are open to all Pennsylvania students in grades 6-12.  Students who are ranked 1st, 2nd, or 3rdat the regional NHD competition go on to the Pennsylvania State Competition in May. Statewide winners participate in the national competition at the University of Maryland.

The winners of the two prizes awarded for the best research in women’s history at the Region 8 competition were Eva Melendrez from Holy Name of Jesus School and Lola Gehman from Carlisle Area High School. Congratulations!