Orange County Public Library Hosts Summer Learning Kickoff Events in Hillsborough & Carrboro

ORANGE COUNTY, NC – (May 24, 2017) – The Orange County Public Library invites the public to its free Summer Learning Kick-off celebrations, Saturday June 3, from 9 a.m.-Noon at the Main Library in downtown Hillsborough, and at the Carrboro Branch Library on Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m.-Noon. Both events are free, open to the public and include an opportunity to register for Summer Learning. This is the first year that a kick-off celebration will be held in Carrboro.

  • Activities at the Hillsborough celebration include: How to Make a Bluebird House, Learn to Garden, and Tour the Firetruck. The event will feature live music, popcorn and snow cones. Earlier in the day, individuals can participate in a 5K and Fun Run/Walk along the Riverwalk.
  • The Carrboro celebration will include a puppet show with Kathie Guild, guidance counselor at McDougle Elementary School, Learn to Garden, the Chapel Hill Uukers, a crafting fair, and light refreshments.

For more information about the library’s two kick-off celebrations, 5K and Fun Run registration and for a list of all summer events, visit our website.

Each year, the Collaborative Summer Library Program sets a nationwide theme for summertime learning. Since its inception, libraries across the country have geared up to ensure children and teens have opportunities to learn year-round. Over time, libraries have also created learning opportunities for adults.

This year’s theme is Building a Better World and encourages civic engagement. Sponsors of the festivities are the Friends of the Orange County Public Library, the Friends of the Carrboro Branch Library, the Hillsborough Running Club, and Pepsi Bottling Ventures.

The Orange County Public Library has three locations to serve residents. The Main Library is located at 137 W. Margaret Lane in downtown Hillsborough. The Carrboro Branch is located inside McDougle Middle School, 900 Old Fayetteville Road in Chapel Hill. The Cybrary is located at The Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro Street, Carrboro. Free parking is available at all library locations. For library hours of operation and complete service and program information, please visit the Orange County Public Library website.