DURHAM — Effective September 30, 2013, Durham County Library will begin providing services to the McDougald Terrace location on an outreach only basis.
The library will provide programming for children and teens, and the location will become a regular stop for the bookmobile, however the library will no longer maintain a staffed facility there.
“The reasons for this are budgetary as well as related to staff allocation,” said Tammy Baggett, library director. “We did not receive funds in the FY 2014 budget to provide for cleaning or security at the facility, and there is a need to reallocate staff to our Stanford L. Warren and Bragtown libraries to accommodate an increase in programming and services at those locations.”
The library plans to leave 10 desktop computers and a printer at the facility to ensure that residents maintain access to technology, and will provide internet connectivity through the balance of the fiscal year.
“We are committed to continuing to serve the residents of the McDougald Terrace community,” Baggett said. “Budgetary realities make this difficult decision necessary, but we will ensure that children, teens and adults have access to library resources going forward.”
Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit durhamcountylibrary.org.
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