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Bragtown Branch Library

3200 Dearborn Drive
Durham, North Carolina 27704 (map)

Phone: 919-560-0210

Manager: Kathleen Hayes

Bragtown Branch Library is served by DATA bus route 9, 9A and 9B.

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Hours

Open for hold pickup by reservation only

All library events are currently being held virtually. Check out some of these upcoming events online:

Fairytale Digital Escape Room

Wednesday, July 08, 2020 • All day

Virtual Events

Click on the event to access the link to the digital, interactive, fairytale themed escape room! Are you up for the challenge? You've only got 30 minutes!

Ages: Teen, High School, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Adult

Wacky Wednesday - Weekly Online Family Fun!

Wednesday, July 08, 2020 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Virtual Events

Tune in every Wednesday at 10:30am for new family activities, crafts, stories, & more! Weekly videos will appear on the library's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/durhamcountylibrary/videos

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Kindergarten, Elementary School

Fairytale Digital Escape Room

Thursday, July 09, 2020 • All day

Virtual Events

Click on the event to access the link to the digital, interactive, fairytale themed escape room! Are you up for the challenge? You've only got 30 minutes!

Ages: Teen, High School, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Adult

Homeschool Learning Lab - Science!

Thursday, July 09, 2020 • 10:00am - 11:00am

Virtual Events (Zoom Meeting Room)

Join us for a monthly science lesson. We will meet via Zoom. Register to get the code. Supplies needed will be posted. Email dpeterson@dconc.gov with questions.

Ages: Middle School, High School, Elementary School

Registration required

Adult Thursday

Thursday, July 09, 2020 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Virtual Events

Check-in with us every Thursday at 7 pm for new excursions posted for our adult audience. Weekly videos will appear on the library's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/durhamcountylibrary/videos.

Ages: Senior Citizen, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Adult

Fairytale Digital Escape Room

Friday, July 10, 2020 • All day

Virtual Events

Click on the event to access the link to the digital, interactive, fairytale themed escape room! Are you up for the challenge? You've only got 30 minutes!

Ages: Teen, High School, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Adult

Dungeons & Dragons - An Introduction

Saturday, July 11, 2020 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Virtual Events (Zoom Meeting Room)

Join us to learn how you can delve deep into dark dungeons and face challenges to make the bravest hero quake with fear... all without leaving home.

Ages: Senior Citizen, Middle School, High School, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Adult

Registration required

Toddler Tuesday - Weekly Online Fun!

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Virtual Events

Tune in every Tuesday at 10:30am for new rhymes, stories, songs, and more! Each weekly video will appear on the library's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/durhamcountylibrary/videos

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Kindergarten, Baby

Totally Teens

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 • 4:00pm - 4:15pm

Virtual Events

Check-in with us every Tuesday at 4 pm for new videos just for teens! Weekly videos will appear on the library's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/durhamcountylibrary/videos

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Teen, Middle School, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds

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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.

Facility:

  • 1000 square foot building
  • study seating for 16

Collection features:

  • 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

Bragtown Branch Library’s newsletter for adults interested in the edification of children ages three to thirteen.

Fall 2018
Fall 2017
Summer 2017 (PDF)
Winter 2016 (PDF)
Fall 2015 (PDF)
Summer 2015 (PDF)
Spring 2015 (PDF)
Winter 2015 (PDF)