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Members of the media interested in information about Durham County Library should contact Stephanie Bonestell, DCo Library’s Public Relations Officer, using the contact information below.

Stephanie Bonestell
Durham County Library
300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-560-0151

Press releases

Durham Library Foundation to Host “All Booked Up,” an After-Hours Party

On Saturday, April 29, 2023, the Durham Library Foundation will host All Booked Up, an after-hours party celebrating the library. Occurring alongside Durham County Library’s Third Annual Library Fest: The Storytelling Edition, All Booked Up will take place at Main Library from 7-10 p.m. The event will feature fantastic food and drink, a DJ, behind the scenes access, library tours, live demonstrations, and more.

Posted on March 29, 2023

Durham County Library and Durham Library Foundation to Host Third Annual Library Fest

Beginning Monday, April 24 and ending Saturday, April 29, 2023, Durham County Library and the Durham Library Foundation will host Library Fest: The Storytelling Edition. Following last year’s Food Edition and the inaugural edition in 2021, the Library is excited to feature headliners including Terry McMillan, Jeghetto, Chef Sean Sherman, and Sheila Turnage. There are many ways to tell a story, and our various free Library Fest programs reflect that theme.

Posted on March 7, 2023

Durham County Library to Collaborate on Architectural Modernism Program

Durham County Library will partner with several community organizations on a program entitled Mayberry Modernism: North Carolina’s Modernist Legacy. Featuring a headline lecture by USModernist and NCModernist founder George Smart, Mayberry Modernism will also include screenings of four documentary films throughout the day.

Posted on December 19, 2022

Friends of the Durham Library Award Scholarships to Durham County Library Staff

On December 8th, 2022, the Friends of the Durham Library (FODL) held a ceremony to award Durham County Library staff with scholarships for their continued education. Three library staff members, Hitoko Isono, Caroline Flory, and Nadia Merritt received scholarships toward graduate school tuition.

Posted on December 9, 2022

Durham County Library Receives Bright Ideas Grant from State Library

Durham, NC — Durham County Library is pleased to announce its receipt of a State Library of North Carolina (SLNC) Bright Ideas Grant in support of the Library’s Older Adult and Shut-In Services (OASIS) program. The grant funds will support the upgradin

Posted on July 21, 2022

Durham County Library Wins National Association of Counties Award for Innovation League Program

Durham County Library is pleased to announce its receipt of a National Association of Counties (NACo) award for its cutting-edge program, Innovation League. NACo brings together more than 3.6 million employees from over 2,500 counties to promote and recognize excellence in county government. Innovation League was among seven units of Durham County Government recognized for winning a NACo award at the July 11 Board of County Commissioners meeting.

Posted on July 20, 2022

Durham County Library Invites Employers to Participate in System-Wide Job Fair

Durham County Library is pleased to announce that it will host a system-wide job fair at the end of August. We are currently looking for local partner employers interested in participating. Opportunities will be made available across multiple career paths and experience levels including retail, hospitality, technology, government, and more.

Posted on June 30, 2022