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Northgate Mall to house Durham library's MakerLab, book sales

Posted January 18

Courtesy: https://durhamcountylibrary.org/transformationmain/

As I've written before, Durham County Library's Main Library will undergo a massive, $44.3 million renovation over the next couple of years. The building closed to the public over the weekend and is projected to reopen in early 2019.

To continue to serve downtown Durham residents, the library has shifted some programs to other locations, including the Durham Housing Authority and Criminal Justice Resource Center. Others will move to Northgate Mall, according to a press release.

In the next few months, two of the library's popular resources will move to the mall.

MakerLab, in Northgate's suite 106, will offer cutting-edge STEAM educational learning opportunities and programs helping children and teens succeed in school and supporting intergenerational programming featuring a variety of educational topics, according to the release.

And the North Carolina Collection, in Northgate's suite 832, will make available the historical records of Durham County through research, online exhibits, and digital and physical collections.

The Friends of the Durham Library also will shift its work and programs to the mall's suite 252. Future plans include regularly scheduled public book sales.

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