Durham Public Library

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Youth Services Programs!

Register below!

Starting Nov. 30th Storytime and Baby Lap-sit will be upstairs in the community room.  Space is limited and registration required.

Register below!

December Storytimes:  Now upstairs in the Community room

Storytime, Thurs.  Dec. 2nd at 10:30 am      This week:   Mice

Storytime, Tues.    Dec. 7th at 10:30 am     This week:     Stars

Storytime, Thurs.   Dec. 9th at 10:30 am     This week:    Stars

Storytime, Tues.    Dec. 14th at 10:30 am    This week:    Winter

Storytime, Thurs.   Dec. 16th at 10:30 am     This week:   Winter

Storytime, Tues.    Dec.  21st at 10:30 am     This week:   Holidays

Storytime, Thurs.   Dec. 23rd  at 10:30 am    This week:   Holidays

December Baby Lap-sit:  Now upstairs in the community room

Baby Lap-sit  Weds. Dec. 8th at 10:30 am

Baby Lap-sit  Weds. Dec. 15th at 10:30 am

Baby Lap-sit  Weds. Dec. 22nd at 10:30 am

December STEAM Saturdays Activity to go:

STEAM Saturday, Sat. Dec. 4th      This week:  Birdfeeders!

STEAM Saturday, Sat. Dec. 11th    This week:  "Snowball" Launchers!

Vacation week Craft to go:  

Dec. 28 - 31st:    Make a New Year's Wand!

   November Calendar December Calendar


Virtual Monthly Youth Programs!

Monthly and Special programs

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Joint Virtual Library programs with the Durham, Lee and Madbury Libraries:

Eric Carle Museum Presents "I See a Story"!  Sat. Dec. 18th at 10:30 am

Mr. Aaron Music Zoom Show!  Sat. Jan. 15th 10:30 am

Monthly Youth Services Programs:

Virtual Raccoon Readers (2nd-4th grade book group), Tues. Dec. 14th 4-5 pm


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.
  • Register Here on READsquared to join the Patch Club

Storywalk Book in the Rain Garden!

Come visit the Storywalk outside for our new story!

We have a fun fall storywalk book: 

In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes







Fun things to do at home!

Keep busy at home with some of our ideas!


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.


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!

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.