The new Durham County library branch at Lowe's Grove is getting $100,000 for exterior artwork "celebrating children, books and learning."
The Herndon Foundation of Durham is paying for the project with a grant to the Durham County Library Foundation. County commissioners accepted the first $50,000 at its Monday-night meeting, the remainder to come during fiscal 2010.
According to library director Skip Auld, a committee has been formed to pick an artist and approve an initial concept.
The county broke ground for the new library in November. It will occupy a portion of the former Lowe's Grove School campus at Alston Avenue and N.C. 55.