“I have always imagined
that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
― Jorge Luis Borges
The Downtown Free Library has opened two branches in downtown Chapel Hill – open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The two libraries are currently stocked with mysteries, children’s books, romance stories, historical biographies, and novels by local authors - all to encourage the love of reading and build a sense of community through the free book exchange.
The libraries are located in the green periodical bins on North Columbia Street, right next to the bus shelter – and on East Franklin Street, in front of Subway and University Florist.
Open and accessible to all; the Downtown Free Library is more than just a stash of free books. It offers people a creative sense of place that adds to the spirit that makes downtown Chapel Hill special.
So, stop by next time you need a good book to read while you eat lunch at your favorite downtown spot.
Drop off that great novel you finished and want to share with the world – and leave a note inside for the next reader about why you love the book.
Need a rainy day craft with your kids? Make bookmarkers and leave a stack of them in the Downtown Free Library to share!
The Downtown Free Library belongs to everyone; as do the books inside. If you see two or three books you want – they are yours to read. Consider bringing them back when you are done or drop other books to share.
~Meg - whose favorite childhood book was A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L' Engle and is currently reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.