Archive for the ‘Southwest Renovations’ Category


Today is THE DAY

May 24, 2010

We know you have been waiting patiently – now the day has finally arrived. Please join us for the GRAND OPEN HOUSE of Southwest Regional Library. Festivities begin at 10:00am with a ribbon cutting. The doors will open at 10:30 and we will have festivities throughout the day. Please see our calendar for the schedule. See you there!


WOW is right – see the pictures

May 10, 2010

Marian is right, Southwest is looking amazing. A few sneak peek pictures are available on the Southwest page, look for the link on the right. — Jill Wagy, Library Webmaster



May 6, 2010

I got an opportunity to do an informal walk-through of Southwest Regional yesterday with Alice Sharpe, Durham Library Foundation’s development officer. Oh my goodness! It’s amazing! I think library customers will think the wait has definitely been worth it. Many Southwest Regional staff are over there, busily putting up books and getting their areas organized. Workers were there drilling holes for self-check stations and our tech staff were installing and setting up computers. It’s a veritable hive of activity. And it’s opening May 24 — so soon! I can’t wait until Southwest customers see their “new” library. And soon after, South Regional will open. Plus Summer Reading’s right around the corner? How cool!

Marian Fragola, Humanities Coordinator


Southwest Regional Library – New Photos

March 22, 2010

Southwest is really starting to looking good – check out the latest pictures showing carpet, beautiful painted walls and wood trim. Select Southwest page to the right of this post.


Planning for the Southwest Regional Grand Opening Begins

January 26, 2010

This morning I, and other library staff members, had a fantastic meeting with a group of people who love the Southwest Library and can’t wait for the new, improved version to open its doors.

We met to brainstorm some ideas for the May 24 Grand Opening. It’s shaping up to be an open house that will last all morning and into the afternoon, then will pick up later in the evening for some events targeted specifically at families. I’m calling it the Southwest Regional Grand Open House, but that’s just a working title. We’ll see how that shapes up along with the rest of the event.

To get the brainstorming session going, we invited a small group of people who live or work near Southwest to help us plan. We included representatives from elementary, middle and high schools and local businesses. We also invited a few of Southwest’s most enthusiastic customers. (I know there are many more out there!)

We ended up with a great group of 13 folks who had very creative ideas about how we can make this Grand Open House a real celebration. The goal of the open house is to give the community a chance to participate in the day, and to give customers a sample of the great programs and events at their library. So far we know there will be a ribbon cutting first thing, followed by a day full of Wii demos, storytimes, children’s choirs, tours of the new library and a visit from the Museum of Life and Science. There are lots of other ideas on the table (like Salsa dancing, a technology demo and a library scavenger hunt) but we’re still working on the details.

I’ll post here again as the planning shapes up. In the meantime, check out the latest interior pictures — the building is really coming together. The skylights are my personal favorite.

–Gina Rozier, Marketing and Development Manager


New Pictures from South & Southwest

July 1, 2009

Select the page links to the right to see that latest pictures from South and Southwest


Southwest Work

March 18, 2009

Work continues at Southwest. See the Southwest page on the right for updated pictures.