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Open house planned for new Durham library

Posted July 26, 2010

Durham's new South Regional Library will host a grand opening celebration Wednesday with a variety of kid-friendly activities.

The new library, at 4505 S. Alston Ave. at N.C. 54, is on the historic site of the old Lowe's Grove School. The event begins with a ribbon cutting ceremony from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in front of the building. After that, visitors can go inside to check out the new building and some of the programming that will be available at the library.

And there will be a lot of special activities too, including live music, rhymetime, storytime, Salsa Kids, sign language for babies, a taste of the popular dance workout Zumba, Wii gaming, a yoga demonstration and more.

To celebrate the communities served by the library, the open house will include a special program called "Honoring Our History" where the library will accept and scan personal photos related to Parkwood, Lowe's Grove or RTP. In another room, participants who pre-register can record five minute oral memories of their lives in the communities. Call 560-0128 to register for that.

For a full schedule and list of all the entertainers during Wednesday's opening house, click here. Most activities end at 2 p.m.




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  • TriangleMommy Jul 27, 2010

    I'm glad for the new library. The one one was in horrible disrepair.

    I've seen what has been done to the Southwest Library (on Shannon Road), and it is a beautiful space. A Library worth visiting and spending time in. Not some dank dismal space that the Parkwood library had become. I can only hope the new South Regional space is going to be as nice so the Library will once again be something in our communities that people will utilize on a regular basis.

    ---and although I have long known the library was being placed in this space, I am thankful that something was done with the historic Lowes Grove school site. I was never fond of seeing the old building that was crumbling to the ground.

    Kudos to Durham!

  • missingVA Jul 27, 2010

    Great Durham...thanks for taking the library out of a neighborhood where people could walk and ride their bikes and relocating it to a field on the edge of RTP. Now we will have to cross both Hwy. 54 and Hwy. 55 to get there....hope it has a big parking lot!!