Durham Public Library

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Register Here for Lego Club, and Art Club

Click on the links below to register your child.


Art Club (1st-4th grade) NO BUS AVAILABLE

Dates: Weds. 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9,

11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14

Time is 4:00-5:00 pm



Dates: Thursdays 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27,11/3, 11/10,

11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15  

Time is:  4:00-5:00 pm

Monthly and Special Programs

Raccoon Readers, and Movies!

Monthly Programs

Raccoon Readers (2nd - 4th Grade) Book group

Dates:  Tuesday Oct. 4th 4-5 pm, Tuesday Nov. 1st 4-5 pm and Tuesday Dec. 6th 4-5 pm


Holiday Movies:

Trunk or Treat and watch a fun Halloween Movie Outside Monday, October 31st 6-6:30 (trunk or treat), 6:30-8 pm movie!

Polar Express Movie - Sat. Dec. 10th at 10:30 am - Wear your pj's and treats served!

Youth Services Programs!

Fall programming!

Fall Programming!

Weekly programs:

Pre-school Storytimes Tues. and Thurs. 10:30 am

Tues. Oct. 4    and Thurs. Oct. 6     -         This week:  Frogs!

Tues. Oct. 11  and Thurs. Oct. 13   -         This week: Firemen and Firetrucks with a special visit from the Durham Fire Department!

Tues. Oct. 18 and Thurs. Oct. 20    -         This week:  Owls!

Tues. Oct. 25 and Thurs. Oct. 27    -         This week:  Halloween!

Wiggles and Giggles (2 & under with care-giver)  Weds. 10:30 am

Weds.  Oct. 5    at 10:30 am

Weds. Oct. 12   at  10:30 am

Weds.  Oct. 19  at 10:30 am

Weds. Oct. 26   at 10:30 am

STEAM Saturdays Drop-in Programs Sat. 10:00 - 1:30 pm

Sat.  Oct. 1st     - This week:  Paint with Nature!

Sat.  Oct. 8th     - This week:  Build Your Own Bat Cave!

Sat.  Oct. 15th   - This week:  Leaf Sculptures!

Sat.  Oct. 22nd  - This week:  Paper Monster Mosaics!

Sat.  Sept. 24th - This week:  Build a Spiderweb!

New!  Home-schoolers Activity Hour Fridays 10:30-11:30 am

Friday, Oct. 7th  -    This week:  France!

Friday, Oct. 14th -  This week:  Japan!

Friday, Oct. 21st -    This week:  Africa!

Friday,  Oct. 28th -  This week:  Australia!


    October Calendar  November Calendar

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 Beanstack 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: 

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert







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!



Fun things to do at home!

Keep busy at home with some of our ideas!

Craft Ideas!

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!

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

Build reading forts.

Draw a map of your house and street.


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.  Log your reading time, do some beading and win prizes.  There are fun programs to attend for all ages as well.