3200 Dearborn Drive
Durham, North Carolina 27704 (map)
Manager: Kathleen Hayes
Bragtown Branch Library is served by DATA bus route 9, 9A and 9B.
Tue. 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wed. 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thu. 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri. 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Library events are currently being held virtually or outdoors. Double-check the event description to verify its location.
Thursday, June 24, 2021 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us as we study Dave the Potter and make some pottery of our own. Register to get the link and pick up a supply kit at North Regional Library. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Ages: Elementary School, High School, Kindergarten, Middle School, Teen, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds
Registration full. Join the waitlist
Thursday, June 24, 2021 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Delve deep into dark dungeons and face challenges to make the bravest hero quake with fear... all without leaving home....
Ages: Adult, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Senior Citizen, Teen
Thursday, June 24, 2021 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
All things romance!...
NO CLASS TODAY NO HABRA CLASE HOY Bilingual Beginner Sign Language Classes for all ages Lenguaje de Senas para todas las edades
Saturday, June 26, 2021 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
TO REGISTER TEXT MONICA -919-937-7528- PARA ANOTARSE MANDE UN TEXTO A MONICA...
Ages: Adult, Elementary School, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, High School, Intergenerational, Middle School, Senior Citizen, Teen, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds
Monday, June 28, 2021 • 10:30am - 11:00am
Join us for an interactive live virtual storytime program via Zoom for babies & their caregivers! (Technically more so for the caregiver than the babies.) Attendees...
Monday, June 28, 2021 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
To participate, send a text to Monica @ 919-937-7528 ...
Ages: Elementary School, Middle School
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Bragtown Branch Library
Join us at Bragtown Branch for this week's summer learning program on bugs and the environment. We will be decorating our own bug jars, catching and releasing our own bugs, and learning about...
Ages: Elementary School, Kindergarten, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
For 3 year olds to those in 3rd grade. TEXT 919-937-7528 to get the access numbers. Para los de 3 anos al 3r grado. Manda un TEXTO a Monica al 919-937-7528 para recibir los numeros de zoom.
Ages: Elementary School, Kindergarten, Pre-School
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 • All day
Here at the library, we love our pets and we know you do too! Enter our Dogs of Instagram Photo Contest and get a chance to win a cool prize for your pooch! To enter, take a pic of your pup and...
Ages: Adult, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, High School, Intergenerational, Middle School, Teen, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 • 10:30am - 11:00am
Tune in every Wednesday at 10:30am for new family activities, crafts, stories, & more! Weekly videos will appear on the library's YouTube page:...
Ages: Elementary School, Kindergarten, Pre-School, Toddler
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 • 11:00am - 11:30am
Join Mr. Joel for a fun and exciting Zoom-based storytime full of songs, music, puppets, movement and more. REGISTRATION is REQUIRED.
Ages: Pre-School, Toddler
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Simple to make! Find an old magazine or unloved book and we'll transform it into a hedgehog! Join us for Summer Learning fun.
Ages: Teen, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds
Bragtown Branch Library was founded as a branch of the African-American Stanford L. Warren Library to serve Northeast Durham. The dream of locating a library in the community became a reality because of the hard work of Bragtown community leaders and the Stanford L. Warren Library Board. As the plans came together for the new facility, the library was temporarily housed in a store while the steering committee raised funds by hosting fish fries and bake sales. On July 21, 1961, the land at Ruth Street and Dearborn Drive was deeded to the Durham Colored Library. Bragtown Branch Library opened, and was dedicated, on March 11, 1962. In April of 1966, the Durham Colored Library merged with the Durham City-County Public Library, and Bragtown became part of the new Durham County Library system. Preservation Durham has recently identified Bragtown Branch Library as a site of historic significance in Durham’s African-American history.
- 1000 square foot building
- study seating for 16
- 5229 books (60% children’s)
- 30 magazine subscriptions
- 200 reference materials
- puzzles for in-house use
Services and Features:
- public Internet access
- adult and children’s programs and activities
- community bulletin board
- Friends of the Library group
- drive-up book return
- public photocopier