Sunday, September 5, 2010

Orange County Public Library

Orange County Library is a relatively new building in downtown Hillsborough. It is gorgeous on the outside, and in a great location.

Because this spot is still new, though, I think they are growing. There are some good books in here (of course, it's a library), but the children's area isn't as impressive as some of the other libraries MiCHill has hit for you (like Durham's Library).

The good news is that kids' storytimes start again after Labor Day weekend. In what seems counter-intuitive to me, they offer the occasional children's event during the summer but no storytime. So starting after Labor Day select Wednesdays are storytimes for children ages 1-5 (make sure you check in the online schedule, see below, before you go).

It is a shame there isn't more here yet for kids. C and I stop in to escape the heat on our jaunts to and from downtown a lot. Even though this may be more modest than some of the other libraries in the area, it is still a great resource and teaches children to love reading.

One thing that certainly makes this worth a visit are the worksheets for kids. Located in the children's section on the main floor, there is a large shelf that has a lot of activities for kids. Mostly for the older kids, they looked like fun and they are free!

Orange County Main Public Library
http://www.co.orange.nc.us/library/about.asp

137 W. Margaret Ln

Hillsborough

Phone (919) 245-2525


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