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Friends of the Durham Library Needs Book Donations

Durham – The Friends of the Durham Library are in need of book donations for the holiday season.

“We’re sort of the victims of our own success,” said Jane Goodridge, book sale chair. “We did very well with the Fall Book Sale, and our ongoing satellite sales within the libraries are going so well that we’re actually low on books. That hasn’t happened in a long time.”

The Friends sell the donated books and use the proceeds to support library programs and services, and to provide scholarships for library staff pursuing additional education in their field.

Books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs of all kinds are needed, but nonfiction, African-American titles and children’s books are in especially high demand. Small donations (no more books than can fit in a brown paper grocery bag) are accepted at all library locations. Larger donations should be brought to the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St., on Tuesday mornings between 9 a.m. and 12 noon. The Friends book sorters are on-site and can help donors unload the books. The Friends do not accept donations of encyclopedias, magazines, cassettes and condensed books.

For more information about the Friends and donating books to the library, call Dionne Greenlee at 919-560-0190 or visit

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

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or


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