49 Madbury Road - Durham, NH 03824 - durhampl@gmail.com - 603-868-6699

        Library Hours
            Monday 12-8
           Tuesday 10-8
          Wednesday 10-8
           Thursday 10-8
              Friday 10-5
            Saturday 10-2

Aug 27th-Sept 1st

solar panel monitor
solar panel monitor


Music on the Library Lawn
on YouTube!
Click here to view some of our Music on the Library Lawn performances.  These performances are also available on DCAT Channel 22 and are generously sponsored by The Friends of the Durham Public Library.

Research your family history using Ancestry.com. For more information, Click here.

Foster's Daily Democrat
Foster's Online
Town of Durham Website
Town of Durham website

Find the 


New York Times Bestsellers

This Week in History

Instagram NH Downloadable Books Genealogy and Local History

CPR/AED Class with McGregor Memorial EMS
Monday, August 27th, 6:00-8:00 pm
Preregistration required.  Contact: Sean Madden, 603-862-3674.
For cost and
 registration information visit http://cprsafe.org

First Aid Class with McGregor Memorial EMS
Tuesday, August 28th, 6-8 pm
Preregistration required.  Contact: Sean Madden, 603-862-3674.
For cost and
registration information visit http://cprsafe.org

New Storywalk in the Rain Garden!
Check out our new Storywalk around the Rain Garden at the Library!

Looking for a fun thing to do at the library?  Follow our Storywalk around the Durham Public Library's Rain Garden!  Check out the fun story and learn some rain garden facts!  Then come in to the library and check out some cool books.

In the Gallery : Art Work From our Five Week Cartooning Workshop for 5th-8th Graders!
Artist/Instuctor Susan Stehle as well!
In The Gallery Now: Stop by any time to browse the Artwork from our 5 week Cartooning Workshop. Check it out!

Vote for the Great American Read! With NHPBS
Friday, September 7th, 11:00-1:00 pm

Durham Public Library is proud to partner with NHPTV for the Great American Read! Stop by the library on the first Friday of each month until October, beginning June 1st. Tell us the story of your favorite book from the Top 100 List and make your vote heard!

Be photographed with your pick, film a quick video clip explaining your choice or simply write a quote for us. Participants will be featured in NHPTV’s Great American Read programming and help be NH’s voice in the national vote for the top book in America. All ages welcome! Visit the library for more information!

Congratulations Summer Readers!
Durham Library Rocks!
We read approximately 164,640 minutes together in five weeks with 350 Readers signed up!  Way to go!  Keep Reading.  If you missed the fun finale you can still pick up your Reading certificates, Bagel Works Gift Certificate and prize book at the Children’s/YA Desk.  Also, if you won a raffle prize, they can be picked up at the Children’s/YA Desk as well.
A big thank-you to the The Bagel Works, The Sea Dogs, Wildcat Pizza, Dunkin Donuts, Hayden Sports, Young’s Restaurant,  Water Country, Canobie Lake Park, Subway of Durham, Hop ‘n Grind, Moe’s of Durham, Golicks, and Durham House of Pizza for their summer reading prize donations.  We appreciate all of your support!
Another big thank-you to the Friends of the Durham Public Library for all of their support of our summer reading program and Music on the Library Lawn concerts.  Every year The Friends of the DPL help us bring wonderful programs to the Durham Public Library.

Children's and Young Adult Fall Programming will start soon!
Starts after Labor Day, Sept. 4th!
Fall programming will begin on Sept. 4th.  Storytimes, Baby Lap-sit, Saturday Family programs, Lego Club, Craft Club, Raccoon Readers, YA Monday Movies, Pre-school STEM Night, Toddler Yoga, Crafternoon, Trains & Games Friday, YA Cartooning, Patch program, Seacoast Reads, Bookeaters and Tales for Tales to name a few. Check out our website soon for details, www.durhampubliclibrary.org for more information.


The Friends of the Library Summer Big Read 2018
The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
The Summer Big Read 2018, sponsored by the Friends of the Library,
is The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope (1845.)  Books are
available at the desk and also online. Discussion will be in September.
To receive periodic background information, send your name and email address to jennifer.greatlakes@gmail.com

Cookie Bakers wanted for The Friends of the Durham Public Library Cookie Basket!

READY, SET….BAKE!  The Friends of the Durham Public Library sponsor the on-going baked goods sale at the library with proceeds supporting children’s programs and supplies. New bakers are always needed to help keep the basket full!  We now have a super easy way to sign up online, so please consider donating a small amount of time to do a lot of good for the library.  Instructions are included on the signup page:  Click Here

Library Closed Monday, September 3rd
Labor Day Closing
The Library will be closed on Monday,
September 3rd in observance of Labor Day.