The Circulator

If your group is planning an event, festival, or gathering and you would like to invite us, get in touch. We can set up shop for casual interactions, make book recommendations, help with questions, and bring some fun all-ages activities.

Want the Circulator to come to you?

We deliver unique experiences in the Chapel Hill community with a fun, flexible lineup of events that spark curiosity, inspire learning, and create connections.

  • Here's where we will be
    • Rodeo on Rosemary
      March 31, 2019
      1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
      - Rodeo on Rosemary returns to Downtown Chapel Hill on March 31 from 1 P.M. to 4 P.M. This lively street celebration will again be on East Rosemary Street between Henderson and North Columbia Streets and feature a variety of Triangle food trucks.
    • UNC Science Expo
      April 6, 2019
      10:00 am - 5:00 pm
      - This signature of the UNC Science Festival is a family-friendly event held at McCorkle Place on the UNC Campus. It offers more than 100 fascinating exhibits with hands-on experiments, riveting demonstrations, laboratory tours, stage entertainment and much more. For the latest details, check out the site's web page.
    • Plastic-Free Eggstravaganza
      April 14, 2019
      1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
      - Plastic-free games, crafts, and family fun downtown. Join us at 140 West Franklin street!
    • Bloomfest
      May 19, 2019
      1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      - Bloomfest is a downtown community celebration featuring flowers, gardens, butterflies, shows, arts, crafts, treats and more.

      We’ll have stories and activities exploring color and the natural world around us. Play a game, pick up a book, and join us for colorful fun throughout the day.

    The Circulator: Wherever. Whenever. Whyever.


Our ‘menu’ changes often. We have both pre-planned and drop-in activities. Most can be scaled to match the age and skill level of whoever we are visiting. Here’s a taste of what we offer:

  • Pop-Up Pictures

  • Game Night

  • Short Stories

  • Drop-in Tech Help

  • Shapes & Sizes

  • Unusual Friends

  • Junior Builders

  • Moving & Shaking

  • Color Your World

  • The Book Doctor

  • Community Q&A