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Friends Make Major Gift

Thursday, February 27
Chapel Hill Town Council accepted a gift of $185,000 from the Friends of Chapel Hill Public Library.
The money will be used to expand access to the Library by adding sixteen additional spaces to the upper parking lot. The one-time gift is in addition to the $130,000 annual gift the Friends make to support the library.

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Census 2020 Kickoff


Monday, March 16 at 11:30

Mayor Pam Hemminger, Council Member Karen Stegman, and others will officially kick off the 2020 Census across Orange County. Area residents can ask questions about the census, enjoy a cupcake, and complete the census on the spot.

Be Counted

Carrboro Schools: Jim Crow to Integration

Sunday, March 15 at 3:00
Richard Ellington will discuss the history and differences between the two school systems, white and “colored”, that existed side-by-side in Orange County at the beginning of the 20th century, how the county and city schools functioned during segregation, and how some have since closed entirely.

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Mugs now on sale!

Show your library love with our new laser-etched mugs.
They hold up to 18 ounces, so they’re perfect for getting cozy with your favorite tea,
a morning coffee, or whatever beverage you feel like. They’re $10 each
and available in green, blue, and red while supplies last.

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Check Out eBooks

Browse eBooks in our catalog, where we have a collection of titles from a number of sources, including Overdrive. Or click here to see only what’s available now. Looking for something for the kids? These are always available.

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Check Out E-Books

Browse E-Books in our catalog, where we have a collection of titles powered by Overdrive.


Listen to eAudiobooks

Our downloadable audio books are all powered by Overdrive. as well as RB Digital. New titles are added frequently. click here to see what’s available now.

audiobooksListen to E-Audio Books

Our downloadable audio books are all powered by Overdrive as well as RGB Digital. New titles are added frequently.


Download eMagazines

Browse or borrow more than 50 magazines online, at once, through Overdrive, powered by the NC Digital Library.

Download eMagazines

Browse or borrow more than 50 magazines online, at once, through Overdrive, powered by the NC Digital Library.


Fun learning for Kids

A whole page of fun, free learning options for a variety of school-aged kids.

Online activities

Reading is great, but it’s not the only thing you can do while you’re staying inside. Explore these other resources:

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Reading Recommendations

Take a look at the whole reading list here.
I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.Langston Hughes