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September 17
​New Fuquay-Varina Community Library to Open Sunday, Sept. 22

Wake County Public Libraries will celebrate the grand opening of the new Fuquay-Varina Community Library with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 22. The event will take place at 2 p.m. at the library, which is located at 271 Bramblehill Drive, Fuquay-Varina.

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“The Fuquay-Varina Community library has always been an important part of this community,” said Ann Burlingame, deputy director of Wake County Public Libraries. “This brand-new building will serve library patrons for years to come, and we look forward to making new memories here with all of our visitors.”

The event will include the opportunity to check out the library, meet staff and hear from:

  • Jessica Holmes, chair, Wake County Board of Commissioners
  • John Byrne, mayor, Town of Fuquay-Varina
  • Matt Calabria, commissioner, Wake County Board of Commissioners
  • Mike Wasilick, director, Wake County Public Libraries
  • Ann Burlingame, deputy director, Wake County Public Libraries
  • Lisa Behrens, chair, Wake County Library Commission

The new 9,800 square-foot library will offer youth programs, a collection of 45,000 books, 16 public computers and WiFi. WCPL is adding an Adult Services librarian to the team and increasing the number of school-age programs offered at the library.

Construction on the new library began in April 2018 and was a part of a $45 million bond approved by voters in 2007 to build, expand, renovate or repair libraries. Project costs totaled approximately $4.5 million.

About Wake County Public Libraries
The mission of Wake County Public Libraries is to promote the love of reading and to foster the pursuit of knowledge for the residents of Wake County. In fiscal year 2018, our 22 libraries were visited more than 3.43 million times, and 235,251 people were active library cardholders.


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