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Durham County Library to Host Visioning Session for Stanford L. Warren Branch Library Renovations

Durham, NC — Durham County Library is pleased to announce an additional public forum to envision the renovation of the system’s Stanford L. Warren Branch Library. Temporarily closed in August 2021 due to water intrusion issues, Stanford L. Warren Branch Library is set to undergo extensive repairs and a renovation of its interior. Durham County Library previously held two visioning sessions for the Stanford L. Warren Branch Library in June.

This visioning session will be held at the W.D. Hill Recreation Center at 1308 Fayetteville St. in Durham. The session will last from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17th. Durham County Library welcomes all members of the community to share their thoughts, receive information, and provide input on the renovations of the interior of the building. RND Architects of Durham will be performing the repairs and will attend the session to field questions from the public. Advance registration is not required.

“We received some excellent feedback from the community during the first two visioning sessions,” remarked Stanford L. Warren location manager Larry Daniels. “I’m looking forward to hearing more from the community Stanford L. Warren serves.”

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library became the new home of the Durham Colored Library in 1940. The Durham Colored Library opened to the public in 1916, only the second Black library in the state of North Carolina.

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


Stephanie Bonestell

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