Durham Public Library


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New Storywalk Book in the Rain Garden!

Come visit the Storywalk outside for our new story!

We have a new Story in the Durham Public LIbrary Storywalk! 

"Waking Dragons" by Jane Yolen

Come and read the story in the Rain Garden!

 

 

 

 


Fun things to do at home!

Keep busy at home with some of our ideas!

Storytimes!

Storytimes From Space!

Storyline Online!

Shark Storyhour on Facebook!

Author Read Alouds!

Craft Ideas!

Make a Hand-print Leprechaun!

Make a toilet paper roll butterfly!

Paint with your matchbox cars on a piece of paper!

Paint a rainbow with corks, cotton balls, q-tips, sponges!

Paint to music.  Change the music and paint again!

Look in a mirror and paint a self-portrait!

Fun Websites!

Things to do with a busy toddler!

Travel to Yellowstone National Park!

Visit the San Diego Zoo!

Lego Build Challenges!

Build a lego marble maze. 

Build a lego boat and test to see if it floats in your sink or bathtub.

Build your name in Legos.

Build a lego car and test it on a ramp.

Build a lego contraption that can hold 3 books.

Build a lego catapult and test with pom poms or marshmallows.

STEAM Fun!

Build with toothpicks and marshmallows.

Make home-made playdough.

Make a yarn maze at home and try to get through it.

Build reading forts.

Draw a map of your house and street.

NASA Kids Club!


Weekly Programs (September through May)

On-going Youth Programs

*Library sponsored programs have been cancelled or postponed due to best social distancing practices during the current COVID-19 outbreak. Events will be updated continuously. 

  • Preschool Storytime - Tuesday and Thursdays at 10:30 am
  • Baby Lapsit (ages 2 & under with care giver) - Wednesdays at 10:30 am
  • STEAM Saturdays - Drop-in program on Saturdays from 10:30 am-1:30 pm
  • Train and Board Game Friday - Drop-in program on Fridays from 10:30 am-4:30 pm. Drop-in all day to play with trains and some games!

 


Join the Patch Program!

Earn patches and a fun library bag for reading!

  • Earn patches and a tote bag for hours that you read! 
  • This program runs from September to May and is open to children ages 0 to 8th grade.
  • The Patch Program is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Durham Public Library.

Afterschool Programs!

*Library sponsored programs have been cancelled or postponed due to best social distancing practices during the current COVID-19 outbreak. Events will be updated continuously. 

  • Lego Club (K-4th grade). Registration required! These 4-5-week sessions take place on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 pm.
  • Crafternoon (2nd-4th grade). Registration required! These 4-5-week sessions take place on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm!
  • Tales for Tails! Read to a therapy dog! Registration required! These 3-4 week sessions take place on Wednesdays from 4:15-4:45 and 5:00-5:30 pm.

Youth Programming

Check out our monthly youth calendars !


Summer Reading!

A 5-week reading program that runs from the end of June through July!

 

  • Our summer reading program runs for 5 weeks (end of June through July) and has a different theme each year.  Upon registering for this program, you will receive a great goody bag and a reading log/bingo card.  Log your reading time, do fun bingo card activities and do some beading and win prizes.  There are fun programs to attend for all ages as well.

School Vacation Weeks

Fun things to do during school vacation weeks

  •   Make-It, Take-It Crafts! All week in the Storytime/Craft Room!
  •   Special Performances for the whole family!