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Posted on: June 1, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Fun had by all at Southern Branch Library groundbreaking event

Commissioners break ground at site of Southern Branch library

Our community gathered to help break ground on the Orange County Southern Branch Library and Cultural Center for Carrboro (also named The 203 Project) at 203 S. Greensboro St. in Carrboro, N.C. on May 5, 2022.

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The groundbreaking ceremony was held on the current town-owned parking lot site across from Open Eye Café at 203 S. Greensboro St.

The event included remarks by local officials, including Renee Price, chair of the Orange County Board of Commissioners, and County Manager Bonnie Hammersley, a reading by the poet laureate of Carrboro, and a dance performance by Takiri Folclor Latino. Following the ceremony, refreshments were served at Open Eye Cafe.

The Orange County Southern Branch Library will serve residents in or near southern Orange County. The facility will also provide a permanent home for the Orange County Skills Development Center; Carrboro Recreation, Parks and Cultural Resources Department; WCOM Radio, the Virtual Justice Center; and performance/multipurpose uses. Learn more at

Orange County commissioners Price, Vice Chair Jamezetta Bedford, Sally Greene and Anna Richards participated in the groundbreaking.

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