Here’s the latest news from Durham County Library.
Behind-the-Scenes Software Update
The library will be updating its behind-the-scenes computer software this May and June. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to provide a better experience for you! Schedule May 1 – Checkout period doubled Due dates extended – longer checkout times to assist with the transition May 22 – New holds and interlibrary […]
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.
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.
The Economist magazine will leave Libby/OverDrive Magazines February 1
The Economist magazine will no longer be available through Durham County Library’s Libby/OverDrive Magazines site effective February 1.
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.
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.
Durham County Library Receives LSTA Grant from State Library to Support the Tech Mobile
Durham County Library is pleased to announce its receipt of a State Library of North Carolina (SLNC) Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Project Grant to support the refitting of the Tech Mobile.
Durham County Library to Host Visioning Session for Stanford L. Warren Branch Library Renovations
Durham, NC — Durham County Library is pleased to announce an additional public forum to envision the renovation of the system’s Stanford L. Warren Branch Library. Temporarily closed in August 2021 due to water intrusion issues, Stanford L. Warren Branch Library is set to undergo extensive repairs and a renovation of its interior. Durham County […]
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 upgrading of OASIS’ reminiscence therapy kits. The purpose of reminiscence therapy kits is to […]
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.