Durham Public Library

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Starting Jan. 6th at 12:00 pm Register Here for Lego Club, Crafternoon and Tales for Tails!

Click on the links below to register your child.

Crafternoon (2nd-4th grade)  4 week session I begins Weds. Jan. 22nd.  Dates are 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 and 2/12. Time is 4:00-5:00 pm

Crafternoon Register Here



Tales for Tales Session I starts Weds. Jan. 14th.  Dates are 1/15, 1/22, 1/29.  Time slots are 4:15-4:45 pm and 5:00-5:30 pm.  Your child in grades K-4th can read to our Pet Partner dog, North.

4:15-4:45 Tales for Tails Register Here

5:00-5:30 Tales for Tails Register Here



          Lego Club (K-4th Grade)  5 Week Session I starts Thurs. Jan. 23rd. 

          Dates are 1/23, 1/30, 2/6,2/13, 2/20.  Time is   3:30-4:30 pm

          Car Riders Register Here             

          Bus Riders Register Here

Weekly Programs (September through May)

On-going Youth Programs

  • 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 Saturdays, 10:30 am-1:30 pm
  • Train and Board Game Friday - Fridays, 10:30 am-4:30 pm.  Drop in all day to play with trains and some games.
  • Afterschool Programs, such as:

      - Lego Club (K-4th grade) Registration required, 5-week sessions on Thursdays 3:30-4:30 pm

      - Crafternoon (2nd-4th grade) Registration required, 5-week sessions on Mondays 4:00-5:00 pm

      - Tales for Tails: Read to a therapy dog! Registration required - 3-4 week sessions on Tuesdays 4:00-4:30 and 4:45-5:15 pm.

Monthly Youth Programs

Check our calendar for dates and details.

  • Family Fun Nights, Yoga, Board Games, Forts... 2nd Tues. 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Special Saturday Events, Puppet Shows, performers.


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

Summer Reading!

5 Week fun program 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.

Join the Patch Program!

Earn Patches and a fun library bag for reading!

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

Youth Winter Programming

Check out our Winter Calendars !

January 2019 Calendar