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Best of Friends Friends of the Durham Library Newsletter

Spring 2016

New Bookmobile Making the Rounds in Durham County

The Library's new bookmobile, Destination Literacy.

In addition to stops at daycares and preschools, the bookmobile makes the following monthly stops that are open to the public. First Saturday of the Month Compare Foods, 2000 Avondale Dr., 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Northgate Mall, 12 noon - 2 p.m.


ou may have seen Durham County Library’s shiny new bookmobile, named Destination Literacy, around Durham County. With over 60 stops each month, it will become as familiar on the roads of Durham as our famous food trucks. The new bookmobile holds 3,000 books, but patrons have access to the entire library collection through requests. It features a lift for loading and unloading, as well as an awning to facilitate outdoor programming. The bookmobile circulates almost 50,000 books per year. DCL’s old bookmobile, the “Take Me to Your Reader” bus, had been in use since 1996, and faithfully served thousands of Durham County residents. But, after almost 20 years on the road, the bus was ready to be retired. Bookmobile staff worked out of a cargo van until the new vehicle was ready, and in the fall of 2015 Destination Literacy made its debut.

Third Saturday of the Month Croasdaile Apartments, 2726 Croasdaile Dr., 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Northgate Mall, 12 noon - 2:30 p.m. Third Monday of the Month Falconbridge Shopping Center, 6209 Falconbridge Rd., 4 - 5 p.m. Fourth Monday of the Month Food Lion, 4621 Hillsborough Rd., 4 - 5 p.m. The Friends of the Durham Library is a major sponsor of the bookmobile and is proud to have had a part in bringing this valuable resource to the Durham community. Your memberships and purchases at the semi-annual Friends of the Durham Library Book Sale helped make possible our support of the new bookmobile. If you would like more information about Destination Literacy, please call 919-560-0188.

The Library Family Board of Trustees

Shawn J. Miller, Chair Sandra Chambers, Vice Chair Melissa B. Kimathi, Secretary Mrinmay “Moy” Biswas Beth Fowler Hank Kinsley Luis Olivieri-Robert Dawn Trembath Angela L. Wilson Alan B. Teasley, Friends Liaison Wendy Jacobs. BOCC Liaison

Main Library Renovation Planning Progressing


urham County Library’s Main Library is set to undergo a major renovation in the next few years to provide additional space, updated facilities and enhanced technology. Main Library is over 35 years old, and it has reached the limits of the amount of technology that can be added with the current design. In addition, the central staircase creates poor sight lines, and the building has very little natural light. The library also needs more room for programming and the North Carolina Collection. The renovation of Main Library is the final step of the regional library plan implemented by the County Commissioners more than ten years ago. The new building will be LEED certified and built to accommodate the needs of our customers well into the future.

Upcoming Board of Trustees Meetings May 19, Main Library July 21, East Regional

Friends of the Durham Library

“Main Library is an integral part of the downtown community. It’s our goal to make Durham County Library a destination and to make sure we uphold our mission of encouraging discovery, connecting the community and leading in literacy,” said Tammy Baggett, Library Director.

Alan B. Teasley, President Shayne Goodrum, Vice President Lauren Spohrer, Secretary Susan Skinner, Treasurer Robert (Bob) Colver Jane Goodridge Elizabeth Hein Felicia A. Leggett Eve Marion Tina Oshinski Carol Owen Leah Rutchick Elnora Joyner Shields André Vann Carol Ann Walters Elsa Woods

A series of public meetings have been held to provide updates on the project and to gain community input. More public meetings will be held as the project progresses. The library will also host invitation-only forums for representatives of key constituencies like downtown businesses, providers of services to the homeless and surrounding neighborhood associations. “We know that Durham residents are very passionate about their library, and we want to keep them informed on the design progress that is occurring with this transformative project,” said Baggett.

Durham Library Foundation Frances Dyer, President Elizabeth Townsend, Vice President Andrew Hutchings, Treasurer Leslie Dillon, Secretary Alice Alexander C. John Chen De Cutshaw Dannette Daniels Phil Hutchings Thomas Keller Anne Lloyd Lew Myers Frances Rollins Sandra Chambers, Trustee Liaison Felicia A. Leggett, Friends Liaison Alice Sharpe, Library Liaison Tammy Baggett, Library Director

The Main Library renovation is tentatively scheduled to go on a bond referendum in November 2016. After passage of the bond, construction will begin in late summer or early fall 2017, with a completion date of early 2019. Current Main library's exterior, Auditorium and Children's room.

To keep up-to-date on the planning progress, and to watch videos of past community meetings, visit

Friends of the Durham Library 2016 Annual Meeting Thursday, June 9, 7:30 – 9 p.m. Main Library Auditorium

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All members of the Friends of the Durham Library are invited to attend. RSVP and questions: Dionne Greenlee 919-560-0190 /

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Election of Friends Board Officers for the 2016-2017 fiscal year Approval of the 2016-2017 Budget Reception for Friends Scholarship Recipients Updates on projects supported by funding from the Friends

DCL Director Tammy Baggett Visited Washington, DC for ConnectED Workshop


urham County Library Director Tammy Baggett along with Commissioner Michael D. Page, chairman of the Durham Board of County Commissioners, joined more than 90 officials from 45 communities across the country in Washington, D.C. on January 19 to explore strategies for creating strong partnerships to ensure that all school children have easy access to the learning resources at their public library. The one-day meeting was part of President Obama’s ConnectED Library Challenge, an initiative to get a library card in the hand of every school-aged child.

“Strong partnerships among local government, schools and libraries within our communities will improve educational outcomes for all children,” said Susan Benton, president and CEO of Urban Libraries Council. “The forming of these partnerships is a significant first step in bridging the divide of technology and educational resources in communities across the United States.” “Library staff in partnership with Durham Public Schools continue to work diligently promoting our various resources and to make obtaining a library card extremely easy. It’s about access, and having a library card creates access to a world of possibilities,” said Durham County Library Director Tammy Baggett. According to Chairman Page, “We can respond to this challenge by encouraging children to use the library as a major educational resource without having the barrier of not being able to obtain a card; this is a win-win for our communities.” The ConnectED Library Challenge recognizes the critical role that libraries play in providing students with the technology and resources they need to be successful learners. It also recognizes the critical role that libraries play as trusted community anchors that support learning and connectivity at all times.

“We have a number of resources to assist with homework – such as Brainfuse. It’s important to remember the ultimate success of this initiative goes beyond just having a library card because that’s not Commissioner Michael D. Page and Library Director Tammy Baggett at the ConnectED enough. It’s going one step further and making workshop in Washington, DC. sure our youth frequently use their library card to enhance their educational needs,” said Baggett. The national convening, called the ConnectED Library Challenge: Answering the Call, was a celebration held at the “Succeeding in today’s society requires a higher order of Eisenhower Executive Office Building for the communities problem solving, critical thinking skills and continuous learning that accepted President Obama’s challenge last spring. The throughout life,” said Benton. “A vital, sometimes overlooked, meeting provided a platform for those involved in the initiative resource is the public library, which is well positioned to to collaborate and share ideas of successful approaches as facilitate collaboration, build partnerships, address gaps and well as foster local partnerships for future success. A national support a lifetime of improved education outcomes.” report summarizing lessons learned among the participating President Obama launched the White House ConnectED communities and strategies for continuing the work will be Library Challenge in April 2015, calling on city government, prepared and widely distributed. school leaders and library directors to work together to foster “This is an exciting time for children throughout all of our partnerships that ensure that every child enrolled in school communities as they will all have access to a library card,” said can receive a library card. There are currently 60 communities Commissioner Page. “The President’s initiative is exemplary as participating in the Challenge. The program’s national partners we continue to address literacy in our country.” include the Urban Libraries Council, Institute of Museum and Library Services and American Library Association. Friends of the Durham Library Newsletter 3

Spring Book Sale Spring into savings on over 50,000 items! Gently Used Books DVDs Audio Books Children’s Books Gift Books Collectible Books

Friday, April 15, 4 - 7 p.m.

Friends members only – join at the door!

Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Sunday, April 17, 2 - 5 p.m.

Everyone welcome. $7 Bag Sale. Debit & Credit Cards Welcome.

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An Interview with Friends of the Library Book Sorters 1. What tips do you have for those attending the Book Sale? Friday is crowded, crazy and fun! Ask a person in an apron for help and they will give you the “lay of the land.” Bring your checkbook, charge card and cash! Have enough time.Wear comfy shoes! Come several times, new things are put out all the time. Bring your bags and boxes to carry your items. Don’t horde! 2. How many books do the Friends “sort” in a week? 3,000 on average. 3. What items do you NOT take? Magazines Encyclopedias Cassettes VCR tapes Journals 4. How has technology changed the Book Sales? Credit cards can be used. We have a website and Facebook page. Internet sales are possible. The rarity and pricing of books can be checked easily. 5. What is the largest donation you have ever received? A son donated the contents of his father’s five room house that was packed with books. His father had been a teacher at Southern High School. 6. Do you pick up books? Unfortunately, we have stopped that service. No more house calls! 7. Is this the only chance to buy books from the Friends? No, most Durham County Library locations have a section of Friends

books for sale when the library is open. We keep these sites stocked with a fresh variety of books each week at great prices! 8. How many years have you been a Friends book sorter? Jane-14 Melissa-at least 8 Ron-9 Diane-10-12 Cathy-3 Andy-8 Angela-22 Dutton-30 9. Why do you do this?

Top: (from left to right) Jane G., Diane FM., Pat H., Andy B., Dutton M., Audrey C., Martha S., Kathy Y., Ron G.; above: Bruce M.

We love books! It’s good exercise. It is a great group of people. Lunch afterwards! Good friends! We are the single biggest donor to Durham County Library. This is a service to the community. It’s a lot of fun to help people find what they want and to see their faces light up when they do! Note: The Friends have donated over $1 million to Durham County Library via the efforts of these great “sorters” who work tirelessly in spite of cold, heat, snow, rain and darkness! Thank you!

HOW TO DONATE BOOKS The Friends of the Durham Library welcomes donations of books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs, except for: encyclopedias, magazines, cassettes and condensed books. You may take your donation to any Durham County Library location during regular hours. Please bring large donations (more than one bag) to the Main Library garage on Tuesday mornings, between 9 a.m. and noon, when the Friends of the Durham Library are present and can help unload. For more info, visit:

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Brought to you with support from Durham Library Foundation. All programs are free and open to the public. LET’S TALK ABOUT IT: JAZZ SERIES

Thursdays, Apr. 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 6:30 p.m.  South Regional This six-week series features viewings and discussions of select film, essays and other jazz resources. It will explore the cultural and social history of jazz as it developed as an art form invented in early 20th century America. Jazz has evolved into an enduring expression of creativity and innovation. The history of jazz is much more than the history of an extraordinary musical genre — it is also the story of central social, political and cultural issues of the 20th century that continue to play a part in our fledgling 21st. Presenters are Billy Yeargin and Tess Mangum Ocaña. Registration is required.


Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Main Library How can you help end the tragedies which begin and end with violence against women and children? First, “Don’t Look Away” - understand the challenges, the solutions and the support that can be offered. Come to hear firsthand from experts who know these issues and can help us develop solutions to stop domestic and sexual violence against women and children, and support those who have been victimized. As President Obama recently said, “It’s on us!” This program is presented and co-sponsored by the Durham, NC Chapter of The Links, Inc.


Monday, May 2, 7 p.m.  Stanford L. Warren Are NC school students ready for life and work in the 21st century? Will people of color be the majority in America impacting politics and socio-economic life? In this presentation, demographer, futurist and UNC Kenan-Flagler Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship James H. Johnson, Jr. will discuss the impact of demographic change on American life and its implications on the Old North State.


Sunday, May 22, 3 p.m.  Main Library Join us to learn how Durham works with Sister Cities International and its mission “to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time”, with programs on arts and culture, youth and education, business and trade, and community development. SCI was created at President Eisenhower’s 1956 White House summit on citizen diplomacy and Durham is one of the 545 U.S. communities that have partnerships in 145 countries. Co-Sponsored by Sister Cities of Durham.


Monday, May 23, 7 p.m.  Main Library Join Jessica Kay Ruhle, Manager of Public Education, and Ryan Helsel, K-12 and Family Programs Educator, both at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University for a participatory discussion on the many education and public programming options available at the Nasher. Learn about K-12 tours, home school tours, adult tours, slow art tours, Nasher Teens, Nasher Reads, Free Family Days and much more. Photo by J. Caldwell


Saturday, Jun. 4, 3 p.m.  South Regional Join us for a discussion of Dr. Perry’s recent book, London is the Place for Me: Black Briton, Citizenship and the Politics of Race, recently published by Oxford University Press. The book explores how Black people in Britain fought for social justice and equal rights during the 1950s and 1960s. It also looks at the role that the Black freedom struggle in the U.S. played in shaping debates about race and citizenship in Britain following World War II. The book aims to showcase the global impact of the U.S. civil rights movements.


Tuesday, Jun. 7, 7 p.m.  Stanford L. Warren Earth, Wind & Fire was a band whose music spanned such diverse genres as R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, Latin and Africa genres. But for a generation of Americans and international audiences living through the halcyon, political, socio-economic insecure 70s and 80s, this dynamic musical group spread a message of spiritual brotherhood, beauty, love and African American uplift. In this interactive presentation, radio personality and music historian Howard Burchette will discuss the history, legacy and implications of EWF on American popular culture.


Saturday, Jun. 25, 3 p.m.  Main Library Dr. Swiner is a family medicine/general medicine expert, covering a broad spectrum of both medical and mental health issues. As a wife and mother of two, she uses reallife experiences to clearly communicate keys to better health and wellness for mind, body and spirit. Dr. Swiner will read from her book, How to Avoid the Superwoman Complex: 12 Ways to Balance Mind, Body & Spirit.

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Meet Jenny Levine, New Humanities & Adult Programming Coordinator


f I have not met you already, I am looking forward to doing so! As the new Humanities & Adult Programming Coordinator for Durham County Library, I have been enjoying the many new contacts I have made. As a native of Chapel Hill, and long-time resident of Durham, I am thrilled to find myself even more connected to this vibrant community. After graduating from NCCU’s SLIS program in 2013, I volunteered at DCL with Jenny Levine the Reference team in Adult Services here at the Main Library. I learned a tremendous amount from these dedicated folks, and was delighted to join them full time in December 2014. When the opportunity arose to work as Interim Humanities and Adult Programming Coordinator (after Joanne Abel’s retirement in August 2015), I was honored to try and fill her big shoes. Having worked with Joanne on the Seed Library, I had only seen a glimpse of all the powerful programs she and the Durham Library Foundation brought to the Durham community. I can tell I still have a long way to go to reach Joanne’s remarkable tenure in this position. But I have had extraordinary support from the Friends of the Library, the Humanities Society, and so many others. I am truly touched by all the positive encouragement everywhere I turn. I am honored to be part of this great library system and hope to represent it with the best of my abilities. See you soon at the library! Jenny Levine Humanities & Adult Programming Coordinator

Seed Library Update Spring seeds are here! It is finally planting season, and our library catalogs at Main, South, Southwest, East and North are ready for local gardeners. We welcome seed donations, especially open-pollinated seeds from your vegetable, herb and flower gardens. Please let us know when you harvested them and we will get them into circulation as soon as possible! We have one seed saving workshop on our calendar (Thursday, April 7, 6:30 p.m. at Main Library) but hope to have more soon. For more information, see our website:

Dedicated Volunteer Makes A Difference Nancy Henderson-James loves books and libraries. She worked as a high school librarian in Durham and Chapel Hill for 30 years. During that time she and her student assistants combed the local newspapers for stories about the schools, their students and faculty, and placed the clippings into Nancy Henderson-James scrapbooks. When she was asked to step in as clippings volunteer at Durham County Library, she immediately said yes. Nancy has been a wonderful volunteer addition to DCL! This is an excellent example of how volunteers can fulfill their own likes and wishes plus be of tremendous benefit to the library. The Durham County Library Board of Trustees depends upon these clippings to assess various aspects of service to the residents of Durham County. The clipping logs also provide an invaluable history of Durham County Library’s many achievements, often supported by Durham Library Foundation and the Friends of the Durham Library. Nancy grew up in Angola, a country without libraries or many books, which makes them all the more important to her. She wrote a memoir of her growing up years, At Home Abroad: An American Girl in Africa. After moving to Durham, she volunteered for several years on the Friends of the Library book sale and was on the Friends Board. Kudos to Nancy Henderson-James!

Funded by Durham Library Foundation

Nancy makes copies of newspaper articles.

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Thank you to these donors and Friends who supported Durham Library Foundation, Friends of the Durham Library and Durham County Library. The list below includes gifts and memberships received January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. Aaronson, Carolyn

Bishop, Deborah

Bury, Robert and Millar, Lauri

Cox, Bonnie and James

Abel, Joanne and Mills, Rama In memory of B. J. Sweitzer

Biswell, C. David and Sue Ellen

Busse, Barbara

Cox, Richard

Blanchard, Maryjohn

Butare-Smith, Lauren

Cozy Inc.

Blocher, Joseph

Butler, Wanda

Blood, Nancy and Chandler, Cathy In memory of B. J. Sweitzer, Almena Walker, Jake Lehrer and Ruth Seabock

Bynum, Renee

Crain, Megan and Stephen In honor of Joanne Abel

Acme Plumbing Company Agnew, Judith and Jim Alexander, Alice Alexander, Anne Davis Alexander, David and Lorraine

Boatwright, Mary

Alexander, Lex and Ann In honor of Judy Frank In honor of Alice Sharpe

Bocckino, Pat and Steve Borden, Frank and Carolyn

Alford-Madden, Kendall

Bowman, John and Virginia

Ambrose, Anne and Jarrod In memory of Jake Brewer Anderson, Carol Anderson, Jean Bradley Anderson, Mary Anonymous Anthony, Robert Anton, James and Frances The Appliance Center Armistead, William and Patricia Atwater, Robert and Jean Austin, Kathy and John Austin, T.E. and Susan Ayers, Ricky and Becky Baggett, Tammy Baird, Donna Day Barada, Placide Basmajian, Starr Beale, Duncan and Sara Beamer, Roy Bean, Trish and Rick

Boynton, Richard and Ruth BP Fueling Communities Program

Beck, Richard and Carol Behringer, Robert and Sue Benedict, Laura Bennett, Jane Bennett, Tony and Chew, Maureen Tyler/Berger Family Fund of Triangle Community Foundation

Braatz, Barbara

Brabec, Peter and Michelle Bragg, Blanche and A. Branson, Barbara

Brendlen, Virginia

Brichetto, Larry and Wolffe, Linda Brine, Dolores

Brock, Roy and Ann

Brodhead, Richard and Cynthia Brodie, Keith and Brenda

Broughton, Janet and Andrew Brown, Eugene and Signe Brown, Janet

Brown, Leann and Charles Brown, Mary

Brown, Mary Ann

Brown, Michael In honor of Pat Virgil Brown Brown, Nalda

Calhoun, Jacqueline and Bruce Canterbury Book Club In memory of Mary Clyde Bugg Carolina Godiva Track Club In memory of Andy Barada Carroll, Jackson and Anne Carter, Scott and Heidi

Carver, Becky In honor of Alice Alexander

Carver, III, Marvin and Deborah Channing, Steven Chappell, Julie

Chorley, Richard and Virginia Chremos, Barbara

Christie, Deborah and George Chronaki, Bessie Chronaki, Irene

Crawford, Gisele Cronquist, Michelle Crosman, Kathleen Cummings, Andrew and Amy Curtis, Barry and Jeanmarie Cutshaw, De Dailey, Jack and Jane Daniels, Dannette and James

Brownrigg, Elizabeth Broz, Sarah Brundage, Dorothy Brunson, Betty Buchanan Jr., Robert and Ruth

Beta Zeta Chapter of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc

Bull Street Gourmet and Market Bumann, Joyce Bunders, Susan Burtch, Anson Burnette, Parthenia

Danser, George and Cary, Jean Darden, Loren

Dauchert, Eugene and Katherine Davis, Eddie and Harriette Dawson, Mary

Dearlove, Judith

Debutante Ball Society DeLoatch, Lillian Deutsch, Sarah DeVine, Pat

Dewey, Monte and Gloria Dickinson, Barbara

Ciompi, N. and Katherine

Diehl, Kenneth and Cindie

Claesson, Margareta and Schmidt-Nielsen, Knut

Dillon, Leslie

Doron, Scott and Mia

Clay, Anthony In honor of Julie Edmonds and Sara Terry

Dotters-Katz, Sarah In honor of the Sadun-Johnson Family & The Davidson Family

Cline, Ned and Linda

Clobridge, Matthew and Abby Coleman Cook, E'Vonne

Browne, Alastair

Bessias, Pakis and Bessias, Tina

Birkhead, Barbara


Cohen, Harvey Jay and Sandra

Brown, Walter

Bryson, Ed and Kathie

Biola, Holly and Grambow, Steven

Cagle, Phyllis

Charron, Kat

Briner, Elizabeth

Berkley, Anne and Richard

Bigelow, Marrie and Richard

Caccavale, Ruth

Craver, Ann and Rhodes

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Bearon, Lucille B.

Bethea-Shields, Karen

C.M. Herndon Foundation

Collie, Joseph and Barbara Collins, Jim and Edna Columbus, Claudette Cone, Roberta and Eddie Conto, Paul Copeland, Jackie Corrigan, Arlene Cortese, Jorge and Voglino, Amelia Laura

Doucette, Marna and Quessy, Steve Douglass, Kathryn Dowling, Steven Drake, Wilfred and Para Drennan, Anne and Jim In honor of Judge Whichard Duhon, Melanie In honor of the wedding of Julie Edmonds and Sara Terry Dunlap, Charles and Joy Dunston, Lena Durham Bridge Club Durham Center for Senior Life

Cotton, Norris and Mancini, Tracy

Durham Orange Genealogical Society

Covington, Howard and Gloria

Durham-Plath, L. Leigh

Cowell, Richard and Sharon

Dyer, Frances and Stewart, James

Please contact Alice Sharpe, 919-560-0193 or regarding any error or omission.

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Thank you EBSCO Industries, Inc. (Duncan Smith)

Fyfe, Jim and Barbara

Hewitt, James and Carol

Koortbojian, Jenny

Gaddis, Dale

Hochmuth, Robert and Doris

Koslofsky, Regis and Louise

Garrett, Nathan and Wanda

Hodel, Richard and Margaret

Kotch, Anne

Ge, Dingji and Weng, Ying

Hollowell, Jay

Koweek, Jeffrey and Lynne Hurwitz

Geyer, James and Judith

Hopkins, Elizabeth and Philip

Krakauer, Thomas

Gheen, Stephen

The House and Garden Club In memory of Frank Kennon Borden

Krapels, Margaret

Gilbert, Amal and Charles In memory of Delores Gilbert

Hull, Marie

Laine, Andrea and Reeder, David Lambeth, T. and Donna

Jahnke, Laurie and Hutchings, Philip

Lapp, Hilmar

Eldredge, Barbara

Gilbert, Mary In memory of Delores Potter Gilbert

Hunter, John and Roussel, Amy

Eldridge, Mary

Edmonds, Jenny and Andy Edmunds, Julie Edmonds, Jennifer In honor of Lynnette and Bernie Noonan Edwards, Gordon and Andrianna Eggleston, Hoyle and Holly Ehle, Margaret Eichenberger, Cecilia

Gibbs, Lori and Kenneth

Kuras, John

! u o Y k Hutchings, Andrew

Laszlo, Nancy

Gilbert, Nancy

Hutchings & Hutchings

Lau, Barbara

Elkins, Angie

Glenn, Gale

Irigaray, Peter and Dot

Lavery, Kevin and Ellen

Elliott, Frank and Mary

Goldwasser, Laurie In memory of Carol Tate

Iskandar, Anne and Reda

Leader, Laurie and Jack

Goodridge, George and Jane In honor of Sue Cullen

Jackson, Aubrey and Kathleen

Lee, Glenda

Jacobs, Wendy and Meredith, Michael

LeFebvre, Martha Hankin

Jarmon, Mack and Sue

Leggett, Felicia

Gottschalk, Karl and Pugh, Dorothy

Jarrard, Beth

Levy, Don and Sandy

Graham, Sue In memory of Michael Pittman

Jeannet, Angela

Lew, Daniel and Kornbluth, Sally

Jernigan, John and

Lewis, Priscilla

Grant, Carolyn

Johnson, Bertha

Light Messages, LLC

Grauer, Raymond and Judith

Jokerst, Nan Marie and Brooke, Martin

Lincoln, Lucy

Embree III, Edward and Ann Engle, Tom and Cindy

English, Joseph In honor of the Clemens Family In honor of Brenda Wettergreen Epstein, Carolyn Epstein, Rheda Ervin, Samuel

Estes, Harvey and Jean Eubank, Chris

Evans, Andrew

Farmer, Lakesia

Fearrington, Annabell Feldman, Emily

Ferriero, David and Zimmermann, Gail

The Randolph R. & Shirley D. Few Charitable Fund of Triangle Community Foundation Fish, Peter and Barbara Fitzpatrick, Joyce Fleming, Judy Flowers, Maxine In honor of Joanne Abel Fogleman, Willie and Patsy

Gordon, Nancy

Grauerholz, Marie Greenberg, Gary

Gresham, Kay and H. Wade

Grosso, Frank In memory of Louise Bick

Joyner, Lisa and Kelly Alton Justice, Michele

Grubb, Sharon

Kaiser, Nancy and Potter, Guy

Guild, David

Karski, Robert & Barbara

Halcyon Book Club

Keizer, Caroline

Hall, Maidi

Kellar, Robert

Hamilton Hill LLC (Sarah Hill)

Keller, Thomas and Margaret

Hampshire, Stephen and Kathy

Kendall, Michael and Noland, Karin

Hancock, Burnace and Phyllis

Kilby, Pamela In memory of B. J. Sweitzer

Harmon, Dale and Phyllis Harris, Joe and Pam

The Forest At Duke

Harriss, Pat

Formy-Duval, John and Diane

Hartsell-Gundy, Arianne and Jeffrey

Fox Family Foundation

Harvard, Joseph and Carlisle In memory of B. J. Sweitzer

Fox, Irving and Joan

Loveland, Don and Amy

Jordan, Clarence

Harman, Harriet

Harrison, Julian

Hassett, Alycia

Frank, J. Lawrence and Harriette

Hellman, Mark

Freddrick's Housekeeping Service LLC (F. Sidberry)

Henderson-James, Douglas and Nancy Heron, Duncan

French, Barker and Cavett

Hertz, Vicki and Ethan

Killenberg, Melinda In honor of Joanne Abel King, Kay King, Malvern and Michelle Kingsley, Gene Kinlaw, Janel and Patrick Kirkland, William and Ann Kister, Suzon Knight, John and Judy

Lloyd, Dan & Anne Lloyd, John

Jones, Rachel

Griffith, William and Carol

Folio Book Club In memory of Sue Beischer

Fox, Corinne

Jones, Charles and Ann

Lovely, Sandra Lowe, Marcy and Skillern, Peter Loyd, Roger and Leta Lynch, Lorenzo Maguire, Lynn Maher, Jennifer Makrucki, Michele and Brad Mangiafico, Paolo and Paula In honor of Lina and Luciano Mangiafico Marcello, Jennifer Marlo, Marriane Marron, James and Lina Marron, Janet and Brian Marshall, Zermeena Marti, Shirley Martin, Cathy Martin, Charles Martin, Mike and Julia

Knobeloch, Sheila

Martin, Norma In honor of Frances Dyer

Kohn, Lynn and Dick

Martz, Michael

Kolasa, Rosemary and George

Mauney, Gretchen

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Thank you May, James May, Phyllis and Edwin McBennett, Teresa and Shumaker, Tom

Opensource Leadership Strategies Inc. (Gita Gulati-Partee)

The Reviewers Club In memory of Madeline Fuchs

Osborn, Dorothy

Rice, Cynthia

Oshinski, Tina and Michael

Richards, Dorothy and Jeffrey In memory of John Robinson

McBride, Renee

Padgett, James and Janice

McCann, John and Ann

Padgett, Jerry and Carole

McClinton, Hortense

Page, Bernadette

McCumber, Nancy and Dean

Parker & Otis

McCutcheon, Lou

Paschal', Barton

McFee, Michael and Belinda

Peck, Joan

McGuire, Geralyn

Peele, Barbara

McKeel, Dale and Julie

Pendergraft, Norman

McKown, Anne

Penland, Roger

McMillan, Edie

Peoples, Mary and Robert

McNeill, Myrtle

Perdue, Teresa

Mercer, Caroline

Richardson, Lynn Richardson, Richard and Sue

Scotford, Martha Scroggs, Beverly and Harold Searles, Richard and Georgiana Semans, James Serafin, Allison Sharpe, Alice In honor of Lee Ann Tilley

Riley, Margaret In honor of Sara Terry and Julie Edmonds

Sheesley, Robin

Rioux, Muriel

Sherwin, Kitty

Ritz, Jennifer and Steve

Siedow, James and Mary

Roberge, Sylvianne

Silhanek, G

Roberts, Surry

Silvia, Charles and Betty

Roberts, Terry and Norma

Simonetti, Vincent and Ethel

Robertson Jr., H. B. and Robertson, Patricia

Sims, Margaret

Merge Media Ltd.

Perry, Frankie

Robinson, Kimberly and Curtis

Petersen, Patricia and Young, Douglas

Rohde, Susan

Skinner, Katherine

Metzgar, Patricia Meyer, Gale

Phi Delta Kappa Beta Zeta Chapter

Rollins, Elizabeth

MHAworks, PA

Phillips, Harry and McGraw, Kathleen

Rollins, Frances

Michael, Kathryn

Phillips, Shawnee

Rood, Mary Ann

Miglarese, Sam and Sheila

Pitner, Bruce

Roos, Patricia

Miller, D. Edmond and Marjorie

Piva, Katherine and John

Rose, Carl and Lu

Miller, Dr. Jon

Pomeroy, Stephen and Mears, Pamela

Rosenberg, Don

Minden, Cecilia and Cupp, David

Porter, Barbara

Ross, Susan and Hadzor, Tom

Morris, Jim and Ann

Porter, Ruth and Fred

Rothman, Erica

Morris, Margaret

Portnoy, Alan and Harriet In honor of Dr. Derek Lehane and Jose Pelaez

Ruane, Catherine

Shepherd, Neal

Thank Y Mosley, Mary and Ronald

Moylan, Joseph and Ann Carole Murphy, Charlene and Jim Murphy, Susan and Lee Muschkin, Clara Mushak, Paul and Elizabeth

Musser, A. Wendell and Martina Muzzey, Mary Jo Myers, Lew Neece, Edith and Talmadge Nelson, B. Ilene Newlin, Melinda Newton, James and Saundra Nicholson, Janice In honor of Joanne Abel

Potter, Elizabeth

Powell, Dannye and Lew

10 Best of Friends Spring 2016

Smith, Grover and D. Barbara Smith, Debra

Smith, Duncan Smith, Eleanor

Smith, H. Gilbert and Wendy Soper, John and Maureen Spanel, Jane Arnold

Spray, Laura and Spray, Marcia Sroka, Dave

Stanion, Courtney

Starr, Aviva and Samuels, Sherry Stein, David and Horvitz, Deborah

Price, Penny

Sasser, Erika and James In honor of the wedding of Sara Terry and Julie Edmonds

Price, William and Pia

Saunders-White, Debra

Pritchett, Edward and Caroline

Saur, Carol In honor of Faye Lau Toy

Preiss, Jack

Proia, Alan and Nancy Ramsey, Cecelia Randall, Dale Rankin, James

Read, Daniel and Mangano, Maria

Oliver, Lois

Sadeghi, Julie

Smith, Beth and Cabell

Sargent, Frank and Sargent, Dudley

Powell, Sherry and Ron

North Carolina Writers Network

Oas, Terry and Elizabeth

Ruth, Carmen and Lester

Smith, Barbara

Starkweather, Catherine and Oldman, Daniel

Rashdi, Mohammad

O'Connor, Rory and Karen

Ruiz, Sandra and Byron

Slifkin, Anne and Freemark, Michael

Sanders, John

Powell, Richard J. and Woods-Powell, C.T. In memory of Louise D. Stone

Noll, Bruce In memory of Louise Bick Nye, Julie Blume

Ruderman, Judith

Sippen, Kathi and McDuffie, Robert

Rauch, Burton Read Local Reaves, Floalice Regan, Edmund Regier, Joyce

Savignano, Allison Schelp, John Schewel, Steve and Rubert, Lao Schiebel, Nancy Schillin, Corinne Schmitz, Robert Schonfeld, Gita and Swartz, Marvin Schoudt, Russell and Falker, Tina Schreiner, Denise Schultz, David and Margaret

Stephens, JoeAnne and Clyde Stewart, Gil Bernie Stickley, Gary and Katherine Stock, Ann Stokes, Jeanette Stoltz-Sadeghi, Julia Stone, Dana Stover, Samuel Strauss, Laura Stutts, Gary and Ellen Schrader In memory of Marian Schrader Sullivan, Sally Supple, Phyllis Swaringen, Elizabeth and White, John Sweitzer, Sandy and Lamme, Rob

Thank you Taylor, Cecelia

Walker, Craig and Carolyn

Smith, Barbara

Walker, Esten

Taylor, Julia Wheeler

Wallsh, Allison

Taylor, Susan

Ward, Carmen

Teasley, Alan In honor of Dionne Greenlee

Ward, Mary Albert

Tempest, Lynett

Weathers, Mary

Thacher, Clarke and Alice Thomas, Barbara Thomas, Carolyn Thomas, Nathan Thompson, Elizabeth In honor of Merle U. Richey For the Merle D. Umstead Endowment Fund for Outreach Thompson, Margareta

Watkins, Mary Helen Wegner, Judith Weinberg, Joe and Suson Weiner, Norman and Lieber, Laura Weinstein, Emily Welch, C. Eileen Watts Wells, Stuart

Thornton, Victoria

The Three Arts Club (Sylvia Arnett) In memory of Mena Webb Tilley, Larry and Lee Ann Tilley, Mary and Leonard

Tillman Hinkle & Whichard

Timmins, Robert S. and Ann

Tiryakian, Edward and Josefina Tissaire, Josette and Guy Tomaselli, Cordia

Townsend, Douglas and Elizabeth Tregay, Jeanine Trent, Pamela

Trommald, Dagne and Elliott

Tropiano, Ann and Gray, Steve In celebration of the wedding of Sara Terry and Julie Edmonds Trost, Lawrence and Melanie Trullinger, Geof and Dalia

Jan Seabock and her team in Resources and Technical Services work to find just the right assortment of materials that reflect the interests of the person being remembered. Once the donor gives the final selection approval, the materials are ordered.

Wheaton Consulting Group LLC Whichard, Ann

Whichard, Obie and Nancy

Whichard, Willis and Leona

Whitacre, George and Lillian Whitaker, Lynn In memory of Toby Israel White, Barnetta McGhee Whitehurst, Arthur

Wickham, Leslie and Elizabeth Wiener, John and Elisabeth

Wike, Peggy and Harrison, Martin Wilaby, Martha

Wild Birds Unlimited

Willard, John and Jean

Williams, Carol and Eddie Williams, Nerissa

Wilson, Charles and Jean

Jan Seabock (right) and Deborah Greer

Concurrently, DCL’s graphic designer, Hitoko, begins the design process to create a unique bookplate to be inserted into the book, CD case or placed with online materials…yes, DCL can do that too! The finished bookplate design is also approved by the donor. Jan’s team tracks the materials and when they are received, alerts Hitoko and Alice. Hitoko delivers the bookplate and Alice contacts the donor. Normally, a picture of the materials/bookplates are sent to the donor. Sometimes, the donor may want to physically see the items with the bookplates before the items are sent to the designated DCL locations.

Wilson, Dr. Donna and Steven L. Wold, Allen and Diane

Unruhe, Steve and McGovern, Jennifer

Wolfe, Betty Wolff, Nikolay

Up to Date Club In memory of Bernice F. Kerns

Woodcroft Women's Club

Carol Anderson (Vaguely Reminiscent, Inc.)

Woody, Mary Bruce and Stephen

VanLandingham, Kevan and Tucci, Debara

Those contacts with donors typically come through Durham County Library’s Development Officer, Alice Sharpe, but many DCL staff are hard at work behind the scenes to make all the pieces come together to fulfill this very special request.

Westlin, Peter and Gail

Tulsky, James and Saraf, Ilana

Vance, Karen

While it can start in a variety of ways – a handwritten note, a formal letter, an email or a phone call – the sentiment is always the same: An adult child wants to honor the memory of his or her deceased parent or loved one who enjoyed reading, or a book club wants to donate books in memory of a beloved member who loved reading.

Westbrook, Diane

You! Thomson, Steve and Judy

Memorial Book Donations

Woodward, Ann Worrell, Jim and Joanna Wright, Anne Wright, Dianne

Bookplates Hitoko Ueyama-Burke designed.

Vines Architecture (Victor Vines)

Writers in the Ring-Read Local Event

Volland, Jane

Wyche, Kathleen

Vollmer, Ann and Malin

Yocum, Jeanne

Vosburgh, Brian and Jennifer

York, Maurice and Drucilla

It is a powerful, personal and satisfying moment when donors see the name of their loved ones or friends. It takes team work to produce those moments and it is very gratifying for DCL staff!

Wainwright, Geoffrey and Margaret

Young, Grace Friends of the Durham Library Newsletter 11

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