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Durham County Library to Host a Presentation on the Design Progress of the New Main Library

DURHAM, NC – Durham County Library will host a meeting to share progress and gather community input for the new Main Library at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 11, at 300 N. Roxboro St.

“The Main Library is an integral part of the downtown community,” said Tammy Baggett, Library Director. “We know that Durham residents are very passionate about their library, and we want to keep them informed on the design progress that is occurring with this transformative project.”

Vines Architecture of Raleigh has been selected to design the library, and will present an overview of the finalized building program and conceptual planning and design strategies for the renovated facility. The library will also host invitation-only forums for representatives of key constituencies like downtown businesses, providers of services to the homeless and surrounding neighborhood associations.

The Main Library renovation is tentatively scheduled to go on a bond referendum in November 2016. After passage of the bond, construction will begin in late summer or early fall 2017, with a completion date of early 2019.

No RSVP is necessary for this meeting. Additional public forums will be held throughout the design process.

For additional information, please contact Anita Robinson at 919-560-0167.

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.

Contact: Matthew Clobridge
919-560-0128 or mclobridge@dconc.gov

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