Projects


Banned Books Trading Cards

Banned Books Week is an annual national event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of intellectual freedom. We coordinate this project to bring these important issues into the community’s conversation in a fun, interesting, and unique way.

Please note: in September 2016, the library will switch from Tutor.com to a similar service called Brainfuse. Both are available to use at this time. Please ask staff if you need help getting started.


Civil Rights Timeline

Opening Our Future is a community history project documenting the people, places, and events that should be remembered for their part in the African American struggle for civil rights in Chapel Hill. A large-scale version of the timeline is available to borrow.


Explore More at Pritchard Park

Explore More provides environmental education, citizen science, and nature play opportunities for all ages. From STEM activities and explorer backpacks to native plant gardens, science lectures, and habitat restoration, ExMo connects you to nature.


Local History Podcast

Re/Collecting Chapel Hill is a podcast that shares stories about our community’s past from the inside out and from the bottom up to figure out where we came from and why it matters for our shared future. The first season explores public memory, markers, monuments, and memorials, as seen through people from the Chapel Hill community.


Open Data Portal

Open data increases government transparency by facilitating public access to local government information. Here, you can access information from Town of Chapel Hill departments and divisions to easily create graphs, charts, and maps. Data includes, police statistics, transit information, permits, and more.


Schools Partnership

Students, teachers, and staff in the CHCCS district can use their school ID number to access all library resources. The IDEA project lets users do everything they can do with a regular library card.