Durham Library Foundation:

Building a World-Class Library System

Public libraries are among the most important institutions in American Society. For that reason, we support Durham County Library by raising money and managing investments for capital projects, programs,
collections, and special needs.

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Support the Durham Library Foundation

We are sustained today by a growing number of citizens who share the conviction that free access to information, programs, and services is a linchpin to democracy. Won’t you join us in our efforts to develop and sustain a world-class library system in Durham County?

You can give annually, make a one-time contribution to the transformation of Main Library, bestow gifts of stock, and engage with us on planned giving opportunities. Thank you for helping our libraries stay relevant, vibrant, and enjoyed by all, and for helping Durham Library Foundation fulfill its mission of excellence.


Annual Giving

DLF celebrate donors and gifts of every size, and we are frequently inspired by our contributors. Emily Sloop sent a note with her gift that said, “Keep up the Reading Program. I was a little girl who climbed the maple tree in her yard in Asheville, NC, and read all summer. I know what it means to be transported to lands beyond my mountains and still do at 85 years! Thank you.”


Durham County Library and Durham Library Foundation are hosting the 2nd Annual Library Fest from April 18 – 23, 2022 featuring headliners Vivian Howard and Michael Twitty. Library Fest is a celebration of public libraries, this year featuring “FOOD” as the theme. Events include classes for kids, dual language programs, a digital history exhibit, STEAM programs, coffee meetups, business programs, and much more. All events are free but may require registration at www.durhamcountylibrary.org/libraryfest/.

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Planned Giving

Leave a gift to the Foundation that will sustain the library through the years.

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