Durham Public Library

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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 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!


Afterschool Programs!

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

Monthly Youth Programs

Check our calendar for dates and details.

  • Family Fun Nights! Join us for Yoga, Board Games, Forts...and more! The 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm!
  • Special Saturday Events, Puppet Shows and performers!


Youth Programming

Check out our monthly youth calendars !

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 Wednesday, January 22nd. 

Dates: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 and 2/12.

Time is 4:00-5:00 pm


Tales for Tales Session I begins Wednesday, January 14th.  K-4th graders can sign up to read to our Pet Partner dog, North!

Dates: 1/15, 1/22, 1/29. 

Time slots are 4:15-4:45 pm and 5:00-5:30 pm. 



Lego Club (K-4th Grade) 5-Week Session I starts Thursday, January 23rd. 

Dates: 1/23, 1/30, 2/6,2/13, 2/20. 

Time is:  3:30-4:30 pm

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!

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.

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.