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Main Library Closes January 15 for Complete Transformation and Launches Expanded Outreach

Durham, NC – Thanks to the passing of a bond referendum on November 8, 2016, Durham County Library’s Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street in downtown Durham, is poised to undergo a major expansion and renovation. This much-needed transformation will provide additional space, updated facilities and enhanced technology to Main Library in downtown Durham.

January 15, 2017 is the last day Main Library will be open to the public until the renovation is complete, which is expected to be in early 2019.

Expanded outreach efforts are being put in place to continue to serve downtown Durham. Beginning the first full week of February 2017, programming and open space for children and teens will be available at Durham Housing Authority, Liberty Street from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuesdays will be programming days, and Thursdays will be more academically focused. Beginning the first weekend in March 2017, the bookmobile will be at the Criminal Justice Resource Center on select Sundays. There will also be creative, hands-on learning space for people of all ages at Northgate Mall. Stay tuned for program dates and times.

For more information on the planned transformation of Main Library as well as visual renderings of the new design, 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: Stephanie Bonestell
919-560-0151 or

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