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Thank you for a wonderful event! – Mystery in the Stacks!

The Foundation hosted our 1st Annual Mystery in the Stacks, a Murder mystery-stacks-logo-sherlock-smMystery Dinner Theater that was solved in the Library on October 30, 2015. Guests enjoyed a Cocktail Hour & Silent Auction – followed by dinner in the Library’s interior spaces, including the grand Reading Room.  While they dined, a murder mystery unfolded!  Two victims even died in guests’ arms! Read more ]

POSTPONED! “The Terrorist Whisperer” – The book discussion and reception that was to be held on November 4, 2015, in partnership with The Carolina Club, has been postponed. [ Read more ]

Great libraries cannot be sustained on public funding alone.  In 1997, a group of far-sighted citizens in Chapel Hill decided it was time to create a foundation to support our great library.

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The Chapel Hill Public Library Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) organization that seeks private sector support to supplement tax-based funding for the Library.

We believe in the power of public libraries to change lives.  Your help can help keep our Library strong, continuing to enrich the lives of everyone in the community.

The Foundation is dedicated to ensuring the excellence of our Library for today and for many tomorrows to come.

Your Help Makes a Difference!

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The Foundation has donated over $500,000 to the Chapel Hill Public Library.  These funds have been used by the Library to improve its collections and enhance its services to the public — reading material and media, public computers, and online databases.  Help us to continue to build on the excellence of our library, Donate Now!