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Problems with OverDrive App for iPhones and iPads

Durham County Library’s primary ebook vendor, OverDrive, recently updated their iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch) app to fix some bugs and update the user interface. Unfortunately, some users have been reporting problems with the update that may include the app crashing or being unable to download ebooks. OverDrive is aware of the issues and is working on […]

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Tax Assistance at the Library

Volunteers from VITA and AARP will be providing free assistance at select Durham County Library locations in filing federal and state income tax forms. Please bring photo ID, social security card(s) for all filers and dependents, and all tax documents such as W-2s and 1099s. (See complete list below.) Sessions run from February 1 – […]

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DCL Director Tammy Baggett Visited Washington, DC for ConnectED Workshop

Durham County Library Director Tammy Baggett along with Commissioner Michael D. Page, chairman of the Durham Board of County Commissioners, joined more than 90 officials from 45 communities across the country in Washington D.C. on January 19 to explore strategies for creating strong partnerships to ensure that all school children have easy access to the […]

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Checkout Zinio Digital Magazines Directly from App

To kick off the New Year, we are pleased to announce major enhancements to Zinio for Libraries’ mobile apps. Effective now, patrons may check out magazines from within the mobile app without going to Durham County Library’s Zinio page and set preferences to auto-download magazines and queue multiple magazines for batch downloading. iOS iPhone and […]

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DCL Honors R. Kelly Bryant

We are saddened to learn of the passing of R. Kelly Bryant, Jr. Mr. Bryant’s contributions to Durham and his efforts to preserve its history are a Durham legend. He generously donated approximately 2,500 funeral programs and obituaries to Durham County Library’s North Carolina Collection. His donation also contained materials related to his life and […]

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New Bookmobile Celebration

Durham County Library’s new bookmobile is here, and you’re invited to help us celebrate! We will welcome and introduce our new bookmobile “Destination Literacy” on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd. The celebration will include music from DJ Piddipat, craft activities, a family story time […]

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Cultural Diversity Committee Members Needed

Are you interested in promoting cultural awareness within Durham County Library and your community? Become a volunteer for the Cultural Diversity Committee and get involved in program planning and implementation. Bilingual community members are encouraged to apply. The Durham County Library Cultural Diversity Committee serves as a catalyst for inclusion, awareness and celebration of the vibrant […]

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Durham County Library Announces Winning Schools in the Summer Reading Program

This year’s Durham County Library Summer Reading program, held June 13 – August 8, 2015, invited Durham residents to become summer reading heroes and gave them the opportunity to earn Summer Reading points and win prizes. Points logged by students from Durham Public Schools and charter schools counted toward the Summer Reading School Competition, which […]

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