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Durham County Library Kicks Off Summer Reading 2017 – Build a Better World

Program: Summer Reading 2017 – Build a Better World – Kickoff Celebration
Date: Saturday, June 17
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Northgate, 1058 W Club Blvd, Durham, NC 27701
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Cost: Free and open to the public

Durham, NC – Durham County Library presents Summer Reading 2017 – Build a Better World from June 17 to August 12. Sign up online at or at any Durham County Library location. People of all ages are encouraged to participate.

Summer Reading is free and open to the public, and begins with a Kickoff celebration at Northgate (1058 W Club Blvd, Durham, NC 27701) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 17. Join in the fun on the Plaza starting with a parade at 10 a.m. followed by a day full of music, movement, and fun! Be sure to stop by the Books Among Friends book sale at Northgate, too, open June 17 as part of the Kickoff.

Free programs are offered throughout the summer at Durham County Library locations and throughout the community, all connecting in to this year’s theme: Build a Better World. Sign up now and start earning points on June 17 by reading, attending library programs, visiting different libraries, exploring a library database or electronic resource, or volunteering in the community.

The popular Summer Fine Read Down is back again this year, too. Reduce your library fines by reading – just bring your reading materials to the information desk at a Durham County Library, sign in with a librarian each time you want to participate, and read at the library.

Share your Summer Reading photos on social media using #DCLBuildaBetterWorld.

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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