Durham Public Library

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Durham Public Library is currently offering limited services to the public. 

Visit our Hours and Directions page for current browsing and high-risk patron hours.  

Our Library To-Go service continues for reserves. More information regarding our contactless, lobby pick-up service can be found HERE.

Information regarding services during Phase II: Step 1 of the Library Reopening Plan, beginning on 06/29/20 can be found HERE. 

Our UPDATED Director's Statement to the Community can be found HERE. 

Summer Continues at DPL!

Final Voting for the Poetry Haiku Contest in August!

Remember the DPL Haiku Challenge from poetry month? Pandemic precautions have curtailed our in-person voting so we're giving you 1 final month to vote online! View and vote here through August 31st and the results will be added to the already compiled votes on social media! The winner will receive a $100 gift card and will be announced September 1st. Thank you to all our local poets; these haikus are great! 

Thank you for participating in our Adult Summer Reading Challenge! We had 74 participants this year and 121 total entries! We have a wide range of virtual programs being scheduled for the fall, so check out our Upcoming Events for more information! Happy reading and happy August from DPL!

Imagine Your Story!

Congratulations Summer Readers!

We read over 100,000 minutes together on ReadSquared!  Great job!   

A big thank-you to a state-wide READsquared subscription for New Hampshire public libraries, which is funded by the FY20 IMLS CARES Act grant, through the New Hampshire State Library. 

Thanks also to Wildcat Pizza, Big Bean, Hop + Grind and Durham Dunkin Donuts for their Summer Reading Prizes. 

Thanks to the Friends of the Durham Public Library for their continued support. 

Throughout August you can pick up your prize books at the library (one per child and pick what you touch please).  Raffle winners need to come to the Youth Services Desk or request lobby pick-up to obtain their prize.


Youth Services Fun August 2020!  August Literacy Calendar and Flat Gnome Fun!

Download our August Literacy Calendar here and on READsquared. 

August Literacy Calendar Click Here!


Download "Flat Gnome" on our website and READsquared to color and decorate and take on your travels in August.

Flat Gnome Instructions Click Here

Flat Gnome to print and decorate Click Here




Reserve a Museum Pass

Kanopy has arrived at DPL!

Start streaming some great films today!

Kanopy is an on-demand film streaming service now available for free at Durham Public Library. Library card holders can sign up to start streaming films on instantly by visiting kanopy HERE. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV or Chromecast.

Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, world cinema and independent filmmakers. Kanopy is free for users with a DPL library card and all cardholders may check out 6 titles per month

hoopla is Here!

Courtesy of DPL!

We are excited to announce a new digital offering to all of our patrons.

hoopla is an all-in-one media service where you can browse 700,000+ titles in six different formats—audiobooks, eBooks, comics/graphic novels, full music albums, movies, and TV—and instantly borrow, then download or stream, the titles of your choice!

You can access the title you borrow instantly on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. With hoopla, there are no holds or waiting! Click HERE to get started! 

Youth Services Fall Programming Coming Soon!

Patch Club and more!

Fall Virtual Programs will include storytime, baby lap-sit, YA compassion program, STEAM craft to go, book groups and more. 


Patch Club will start again on 9/1/20 and run through 5/31/20.  This will be on-line on READsquared starting on 9/1/20. 

Youth programs to start after Labor Day. Fall Calendars coming soon.