Library Opens in Downtown Chapel Hill

“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.   

Downtown Free Library on N. Columbia St.

Downtown Free Library on N. Columbia St.

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.

Downtown Free Library on East Franklin St.

Downtown Free Library on East Franklin St.

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.