Please join us August 3rd and 4th at Books Among Friends in Northgate Mall for another great Big Book Sale. Thanks to our generous donors, Books Among Friends is chockablock with books. This weekend would be the perfect time to drop by and pick up a pile of beach reads or history books. Interested in sailing or adventure travel? We have two whole shelves of books on those subjects. We have so many paperback novels, we can't fit them all on the shelves so look for the extra rolling carts in the fiction area.
- Sears is now closed so enter the mall through the doors near Plato's Closet and turn left at the end of the hallway. Look for our sign if you are unsure.
- Friends member can enter the sale at 10:00 AM, so make sure your membership is up to date. The sale will be open to the public from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM.
- Sunday afternoon is a bag sale. A bag of books costs just $10, so feel free to stock up on reading material.
- For more information, see the graphic below.
This year's Summer Reading season celebrates "A Universe of Stories." The program runs from June 15 through August 3 and features a full schedule of space-themed activities for all ages. Kickoff activities included virtual reality tours of the International Space Station, cosmic art, storytimes by a local scientist, and Star Wars parties. On July 26, Stanford L. Warren Library will host the sixth annual Teen Lock-In, offering writing workshops, art, food, and games. The program concludes on August 3 at 6 p.m. at the Hayti Heritage Center with a visiting astronaut, a youth orchestra performance, and a screening of the film E.T. Both of these programs are possible through generous support from the Friends of the Durham Library.
The Summer Reading program rewards participants with valuable reading prizes. The 2019 season has prioritized offering books, school supplies, and local food vouchers. Plus, this is the first year that adults can win coupons to Books Among Friends’ book sales at Northgate Mall. Adults who read 500 minutes as part of Summer Reading win a $3 coupon to Books Among Friends, and adults who read 1000 minutes win a $5 coupon. The Friends are also sponsoring ice cream vouchers to The Parlour in downtown Durham. This is an especially exciting partnership since The Parlour created a summer flavor, the Stardust Sundae, to promote Durham County Library’s Summer Reading program! As the season wraps up, additional support from the Friends will help reward readers of all ages with grand prize raffle drawings and the winners of the 2019 school competition will receive STEAM kits!
The Summer Reading Planning Committee Chair, Scott Frawley, adds, "The 2019 season built up a lot of excitement with the great space theme. 'A Universe of Stories' leaves room for all kinds of fun activities. Ultimately, the goal of every Summer Reading is to combat the 'summer slide' and to bring the community together through literature. It’s great to see that happen through the fun, science fiction motif."
R. Scott Frawley, Children’s Services Manager, North Regional Library
Friends of the Durham Library Board Member Jane Kuhar sports a Summer Reading t-shirt at The Parlour.
Vanessa Mazuz, founder and co-owner of The Parlour, and Scott Frawley, Summer Reading Planning Committee Chair, celebrate the launch of the Stardust Sundae at the Parlour.
2018-2019 Membership Report
July is the start of the new year for Friends of the Durham Library, and at this time we would like to thank all of our 2018-2019 members for their generous contributions that allowed us to continue our support for Durham County Library programs.
We would like to extend special recognition to those members who have given at the Patron Membership levels ($30, $50 or $100), and also to our Lifetime Members.
Susan N. Havrilesky
Terry B. & Tracy S. Q. Hill
Martha Hankin LeFebvre
Ann Carole Moylan
D. Barbara Smith
Mary Ann Nilsson
Betsy Ross Cameron
Philip Hutchings III
A. Wendell Musser
W. Kenan Rand
Sally M. Spears
Carol Ann Walters
Mary Albert Ward
|To check the status of your membership, please visit https://fodlnc.org/ and choose the link to "View or Update Your Profile" on the "Become a Member" tab.
Another Great Program Funded
by the Friends of the Durham Library