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POSTPONED: Durham County Library and Duke Athletics’ Duke Sports Storytime Event Postponed Due to Impending Hazardous Weather Conditions

Durham, NC – Due to impending hazardous weather conditions associated with Hurricane Florence, Duke Sports Storytime will not take place as originally scheduled, but is being postponed until a later date. An event born out of a partnership between Durham County Library and Duke Athletics, Duke Sports Storytime was originally slated to take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 15 at five Durham County Library locations:

  • East Regional Library, 211 Lick Creek Ln., Durham, NC 27703
  • North Regional Library, 221 Milton Rd., Durham, NC 27712
  • South Regional Library, 4505 South Alston Ave., Durham, NC 27713
  • Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd., Durham, NC 27707
  • Stanford L. Warren Branch Library, 1201 Fayetteville St., Durham, NC 27707

“While we are disappointed to postpone the Duke Sports Storytime event, public safety is our primary concern,” Durham County Library Director Tammy Baggett said. “With the imminent storm, this decision was necessary to inform the public and provide enough lead time for the Durham community to plan and prepare for possible storm conditions.”

Duke Sports Storytime, now anticipated to be held in January 2019, will feature guest readings by Duke student-athletes and will be free and open to the public. This exciting event will provide an opportunity for attendees to meet Duke student-athletes and participate in a sports-themed storytime suitable for all ages. In addition to hearing a story read by a Duke student-athlete, attendees will be invited to enjoy singing and other fun storytime activities. There will even be giveaways and a Q&A session with these collegiate athletes.

For the remainder of 2018, Durham County Library and Duke Athletics will collaborate to share monthly online storytime videos, featuring Duke student-athletes reading children’s books to promote Duke Sports Storytime. Updated event information for Duke Sports Storytime will be shared as it becomes available.

For more information about Duke Sports Storytime, call 919-560-0127 or 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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