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Durham County Library Wraps Up Summer Reading at the Museum of Life and Science

Program: Summer Reading Finale
Date: Saturday, August 9
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Museum of Life and Science, 433 W Murray Ave., Durham
Cost: Free and open to the public

DURHAM — After a summer of reading fun, Durham County Library will end the season with a finale at the Museum of Life and Science on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring all of the museum attractions plus magic, puppets and music. The museum, which is located at 433 W. Murray Ave., will be free and open to the public during the event.

“Our theme this year was Fizz, Boom, Read!,” said Lynne Barnette, chair of the Summer Reading Committee. “So for the past two months we’ve had science themed storytimes, programs for children and teens that included exciting experiments, and even a science fiction film festival for adults. A finale celebration at the Museum of Life and Science is the perfect way to end Summer Reading 2014.”

Summer Reading, the library’s most popular program, is funded by Durham County, Durham Library Foundation and the Friends of the Durham Library. This year, almost 5,000 registered participants earned a total of 2 million points for reading, attending programs, using online resources and writing almost 1,000 book reviews. Points qualify participants for prizes throughout the summer and a grand prize drawing, which will be held after the program wraps up.

More information about the Summer Reading program is available at For more information about the library, 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
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