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Durham County Library Kicks Off Summer Reading 2016

Program: Durham County Library Summer Reading Kickoff at Northgate Mall
Day/Date: Saturday, June 11
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham, NC 27701
Cost: Free and open to the public

DURHAM – Durham County Library will celebrate the start of Summer Reading 2016 with the Kickoff on Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd. The festivities will take place on the Plaza, which is on the theater end of the mall. This fun-filled celebration is free and open to the public and will include everything from live performances on the Center Stage to face painting and bounce houses.

All Durham County Library locations will be closed until 2 p.m. that Saturday, June 11 in order for library staff to make sure the Summer Reading Kickoff is a success. For more information about the Kickoff, contact Lynne Barnette at or 919-560-8597.

Summer Reading runs from June 11 through August 6. Children, teens and adults can register online at or at any Durham County Library location. Once registered, participants can start earning and logging points starting Saturday, June 11.

Summer Reading, the library’s most popular program, is sponsored by Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Durham Arts Council, Durham Central Park, Durham County Government, Durham Library Foundation, Durham History Hub, Durham Public Schools, Friends of the Durham Library, The Herald-Sun, Northgate Mall, The Regulator Bookshop, United Way of the Greater Triangle and Univision.

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: Matthew Clobridge
919-560-0128 or

One Response to Durham County Library Kicks Off Summer Reading 2016

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    ayanna June 28, 2016 at 1:54 pm #

    summer reading is fun

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