ORANGE COUNTY, NC (September 20, 2016) -- The Orange County Public Library invites county residents to share their thoughts in a second and final round of input about direction for the library in the coming years, answering “What’s Next for the Library?” The dates, times and locations for the second and final round of public input include the following:

  • Friday, September 30, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m., Last Fridays in Hillsborough
  • Saturday, October 1, 10:30 a.m. - noon, Carrboro Branch Library and 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Carrboro Cybrary
  • Sunday, October 2, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Jazz Brunch at Weaver Street Market, Carrboro

For a complete list of days, times and locations, please visit

After the initial round of surveys, focus groups, phone interviews and staff meetings, the library has synthesized the input that has been received into core, broad themes for the its work in the coming years.

“We are grateful for the generous support we’ve received from the community thus far in our effort to transform our libraries into spaces that reflect the current and future needs of county residents,” said Lucinda Munger, library director. A draft plan will be presented to the Orange County Board of County Commissioners later this year for input and approval.

Funds for the library’s planning process were awarded by a grant from the State Library. The library is working with Floricane, a Richmond-based firm to map out its 2017-2020 strategic plan.

The Orange County Public Library has four locations: The Main Library at 137 W. Margaret Lane, downtown Hillsborough; the Carrboro Branch at McDougle Middle School, 900 Old Fayetteville Road, Chapel Hill; the Cybrary at The Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro Street, Carrboro; and, the Library Station, a 24/7 self-serve kiosk at the Cedar Grove Community Center, 5800 N. 86, Hillsborough. Free parking is available at all locations. For hours of operation and complete service and program information, please visit