I want to introduce you to the vision of Durham County Library – “Inspiring Lives, Transforming Durham.” It’s a vision that staff can participate in each day and one that we can build on in the years to come.
The final piece of steel structure that was placed is a symbol of what’s to come. It’s equivalent to breaking a glass ceiling of what some see as impossibilities. It’s a step closer to how we can fulfill the library vision of Inspiring Lives, Transforming Durham.
The year is more than half way over and recently, I’ve been reflecting on things I want to accomplish. It’s no wonder that taking some time to read for pleasure is top priority. Many believe that librarians spend a great
Go For Launch! is a program that’s literally out of this world. The winning team, Orion, will have their experiment launched into space to the International Space Center from Cape Canaveral in Florida later this year.
Libraries Rock! That’s the theme for Durham County Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Initiative. Our summer reading kickoff was held on June 9 at Northgate Mall and was well attended by the community, with people of all ages participating in a day of fun and promotion of reading during the summer months.
In all of the heat and rain that we may experience this month, I hope we all find time to celebrate our mothers and our graduates. I consider my mom as a best friend and truly value the many life lessons that she has instilled in me.
Program attendance often averages upward of 60 people and feels like a wonderful family gathering as most of those in attendance are longtime residents of Durham County. Don’t worry, newcomers are encouraged to attend and greeted with great Southern hospitality.
Here at Durham County Library we often speak of the library family. This month I want to highlight the Friends of the Durham Library and their generous giving to staff and the community.
“Without a great workforce organizations are destined to fail. With a great workforce organizations are destined to succeed. Here at Durham County Library we succeed because of our TEAM of employees.” ~ Tammy Baggett-Best
When I look across the landscape of Durham and all of the growth we are seeing particularly in downtown I’m reminded of a quote by Keith Richards, “The public library is the great equalizer.” Those words speak volumes to the mission of our library system.