Our mascot: Read A. Bull

Who is Read A. Bull?

Welcome to Read A. Bull’s webpage! Read A. Bull is Durham County Library’s mascot. Maybe you’ve seen him around at your library location, or a program you attended, or maybe you even caught a glimpse of his animated photos on a flyer or two. He’s our fun, lovable mascot who loves to encourage our young readers with his own love of the library system.

Read A. Bull calls Durham his home – it is “Bull City,” after all. Check out this page for fun information about him and what he’s doing at the library. He loves his community and wants to welcome everyone to the library. If you see him around at your library location, don’t forget to say hello and snap a photo with him. Tag us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and use #ReadABull to share your Read A. Bull run-in.

Summer Collectible Card Series

Read A. Bull is making a splash this summer! Find new Read A. Bull collectible cards to pick up at your library location every week. This fun summer series will introduce you to Read A. Bull and some of his favorite library resources.

Saturday, June 11 – Saturday, August 20, you can pick up a new card every week at your Durham County Library location! Join us in learning more about all the resources available to you and how Read A. Bull uses them.

So, when you stop by this summer, ask a librarian for a Read A. Bull card. Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to learn more about each card in the summer series – plus some fun facts about Read A. Bull.


Baseball-style card with picture of costumed mascot Read A. Bull and library director Tammy Baggett in front of a wall-sized light board

Card Edition #2201:
Summer @ the Library!

Spend your summer @ the library! Read, learn, and try new things with us all summer long.

Costumed mascot Read A. Bull in front of the Bookmobile with Durham County Library's outreach team

Card Edition #2202:
The Bookmobile

The library comes to you! The Bookmobile is our mobile branch and it’s loaded with books you can check out in English and Spanish. We offer programs such as storytimes, group library card sign-up, and much more!

Can you spot Read A. Bull on the side of the Bookmobile?

Learn more about The Bookmobile in your community.

Costumed mascot Read A. Bull stands at a monitor and uses a scanner to check out a book

Card Edition #2203:
Self-Service Station

Looking to check out materials, view your account, or view and pay fines? With our self-service stations, you can do it yourself! Read A. Bull shares his three easy steps to using the self-service station.