1201 Fayetteville Street
Durham, North Carolina 27707 (map)
Manager: Larry Daniels
Stanford L. Warren Branch Library is served by DATA bus routes 5 and 8.
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.
All library events are currently being held virtually. Check out some of these upcoming events online:
Monday, May 17, 2021 • 10:30am - 11:00am
Join us for an interactive, live virtual lapsit-style storytime program via Zoom for babies & their caregivers focusing on early literacy! Intended age: Babies who are not yet walking/0-18 mths....
Ages: Adult, Baby
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
For 3 year olds to those in 3rd grade. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get the access numbers. Para los de 3 anos al 3r grado. Manda un email a Monica al email@example.com para recibir la info de zoom.
Ages: Elementary School, Kindergarten, Pre-School
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Durham Voices is a fiction critique group for those serious about working toward publication. Space is limited, so please email Phil at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about availability.
Wednesday, May 19, 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, May 19, 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, May 19, 2021 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Our featured ingredient for May is COCONUT in any form. Fresh or dried, chips or flakes, coconut milk, cream, or water, coconut extract- you name it. ...
Ages: Adult, Senior Citizen
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Create your own melted crayon art! Art kits are free and available for this program at East Regional Library from May 4-18! You will need hair dryer. Space is limited, so please register soon!
Ages: Teen, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds
Registration full. Join the waitlist
Thursday, May 20, 2021 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for a lesson on Patrick Dougherty. We will learn about him and his art before making sculptures of our own. Register online to get the link and pick up a supply bag at North Regional...
Ages: Elementary School, High School, Middle School, Teen
Thursday, May 20, 2021 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join Gracey & Ciera as they conduct food science experiements! Every Thursday at 3p on Instagram Live: @durhamcountylibrary
Ages: Middle School, Teen, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds
Thursday, May 20, 2021 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual community of retired Durham citizens sharing stories, strategies, joys and sorrows. All ages and people are invited and celebrated. Join in and make it fun! The Retirement Crew Meeting...
Ages: Senior Citizen
Thursday, May 20, 2021 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, May 20, 2021 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting of the South Regional Fiction Book Club...
Friday, May 21, 2021 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Take a break on Friday's to have a cup of tea and craft along with your neighbors and Adult Services Librarian, Natalie! Kits will be available for pick up at Main Library...
Ages: Adult, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Senior Citizen
Saturday, May 22, 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
Stanford L. Warren Library became the new home of the historic Durham Colored Library on January 17, 1940. Only the second black library in the state, the Durham Colored Library opened to the public August 14, 1916. Its roots were in a library organized in 1913 by Dr. Aaron Moore in the basement of the old White Rock Baptist Church. Stanford L. Warren Library has been an important community resource and a gathering place for civic and service organizations throughout its history, especially during the civil rights era. The black and white library systems merged in 1966. The branch retains the name of its benefactor, Dr. Stanford L. Warren, who gave $4,000 during the Great Depression to secure the site for the new building. The annex was added in 1949-1950; renovations occurred in 1968, 1984-1985 and 2004-2006.
To learn more about Stanford L. Warren Library’s history, visit The History of the Stanford L. Warren Library online exhibit.
- 10,244 square feet, 2 story building
- public meeting room (seats 75)
- Tutoring room
- Two study rooms
- The Selena Warren Wheeler Collection is an extensive compilation of African-American literature, culture and history that is regarded as one of the best collections in the South. Once known as the Negro Collection, it was renamed in 1990 to honor Ms. Wheeler, daughter of Dr. Stanford L. Warren and acting director/director of the Durham Colored Library/Stanford L. Warren Library from 1932 until 1945.
Services and Features:
- Adult and children’s programs
- Community bulletin board
- Friends of Stanford L. Warren Branch Library group
- Photocopier for public use
- Public access computers, with Internet access: 12 (8 for adults, 4 for children)
- Wireless Internet access
- Self checkout/RFID technology