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

Session 1 Dates:  Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15

Time is 4:00-5:00 pm

Register Here for Art Club

Lego Club (K-4th Grade) 


Session 1 Dates:  Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16

Time is:  4:00-5:00 pm

Register Here for Lego Club



Monthly and Special Programs

Raccoon Readers, Tales for Tails and More!

Registration for all programs begin again on Tuesday, January 3rd 2023

Specials:Tales for Tails Read to Ogden for child in grades 1st-4th:    Session 1 dates:  Monday Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13

Slot 1: 4:00-4:30 pm     Register Here for Slot 1

Slot 2:  4:45-5:15 pm    Register Here for Slot 2

Monthly Programs:

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

Dates:  Tuesday Feb. 7 4-5 pm

Register Here for Raccoon Readers


Youth Services Programs!

Winter programming!


Weekly programs:

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

Tues. Jan. 24   and Thurs. Jan. 26    - This week: Dogs!

Tues. Jan.31   and Thurs. Feb. 2    - This week: Groundhogs and Counting!

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

Weds.  Jan. 25   at 10:30 am

Weds.  Feb. 1   at 10:30 am

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

Sat. Jan. 28    -   This week: Sculpt -It!

Sat. Feb. 4th    -  This week: Take Your Child to the Library Day!

Home-schoolers Activity Hour Fridays 10:30-11:30 am Starts again on Jan. 27, 2023.

Fri.. Jan. 27    -     This week: Inventors!

Fri. Feb. 3     -      This week:Caldicott Award/Illustrating!

Fri. Feb. 10    -     This week: Newbery Award/Writing!

Fri. Feb. 17    -     This week: Mysteries!


 January Calendar  February 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!











Grandmother Winter by Phyllis Root









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.