The library is a place for all kinds of families to discover, explore, and have fun together.
It’s not just books (although we’ve got a great collection for kids!). At the library you can:
- Try out robots and other cool maker technology
- Explore in special sensory spaces
- Get messy at craft programs
- Build a masterpiece with LEGOs
- Check out a bilingual storytime
- Get personalized reading recommendations for any age
…and much more!
For every age
Through every stage of your lifelong learning journey, the library is there for you. From the very beginning with lapsit storytimes and board books, through homework help and fun activities for kids in school, and into the teen years and beyond – at every age, we can help you grow, learn, and have fun!
Join our awesome children’s librarians as they share some of their favorite stories!
Featured online resources
Free online tutoring, help with writing assignments, and more.
Kids’ shows, with favorites like Sesame Street, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, and more.
Info about North Carolina history, people, government, and educational institutions.
Featured book lists
Accounts and access
No one is too young or old to get a library card! Kids from 0 to 17 can check out items, use computers, and more with a juvenile card. A parent or guardian must be present to sign up for the card.
For Durham Public Schools students – Bull City, NC SLAM
Durham Public Schools students can also check out items through the Bull City, NC SLAM program. No sign-up is required: students already have a SLAM ID unless you’ve opted out of the program – it’s the same as your student ID or PowerSchool number. You can use your SLAM IDs for checking out books, using library resources online, and more. Learn more about how Bull City, NC SLAM works.
Meet the children’s librarians
Location: Stanford L. Warren Branch Library
Ms. Danielle grew up in Durham, NC. She has always been a reader, but it was in spurts. She grew up reading fairytales and watching cartoons – she watched everything from Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Sailor Moon to Looney Tunes, Rugrats, and Scooby-Doo. Now for current cartoons, she’s into We Bare Bears, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Teen Titans Go (even though the original is still better and there is no changing her mind), and Miraculous. She also plays video games and hula hoops. Most people she’s worked with in the library know that she wanted to go to circus school. And still does. Danielle’s favorite kids’ books include Once Upon an Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers, The Remember Balloons by Jessie Oliveros, Don’t Touch My Hair by Sharee Miller, To the Sea by Cale Atkinson, and Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliot