For kids and families

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:

…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!

Today's events

Author of the Month Challenge!

Monday, December 06, 2021 • All day

Main Library

Every month an Author is selected to serve as “Author of the Month.”  The challenge is to read 10 books from the author’s series to win a prize from the library’s treasure chest. A bibliography of titles by the selected...

Ages: Elementary School, Kindergarten, Pre-School

Celebrating December Scavenger Hunt

Monday, December 06, 2021 • All day

North Regional Library

Discover December holidays celebrated across the world in this scavenger hunt. Stop by North Regional any time to play - ask a librarian for the game card, complete the hunt, and earn prizes!

Ages: Elementary School, Kindergarten, Middle School, Pre-School

Snowman Scavenger Hunt

Monday, December 06, 2021 • All day

East Regional Library

Six silly snowmen came into the East Regional Library, and we need your help finding them! They are all hiding in the children's section. Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet at the children's desk, and once you complete the hunt, turn in...

Ages: Elementary School, Pre-School

Take & Make Craft Packet

Monday, December 06, 2021 • All day

Main Library

Stop by weekly and pick up a fun, theme-based craft packet; complete with a pre-cut craft, a set of instructions and a bibliography of exciting titles related to the theme. Crafting promotes fine motor skills, enhances hand eye coordination, improves...

Ages: Elementary School, Kindergarten, Pre-School

Art-time!

Monday, December 06, 2021 • 10:30am - 12:00pm

Main Library (Main Library - Children's Area)

If you like drawing, coloring, and spending time with friends, then this is the program for you!  Join us each week, as we present art activities centered around one of your favorite storybook characters. This is a social distanced, staggered...

Ages: Kindergarten, Pre-School

All Together Now Virtual Storytime

Monday, December 06, 2021 • 11:00am - 11:30am

Virtual

Join us for an interactive, live virtual storytime filled with movement, stories, and rhymes focused on early literacy. This program is intended for Toddlers - Preschool. The storytime will last 25 - 30 minutes, and will...

Ages: Pre-School, Toddler

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Online storytimes

Join our awesome children’s librarians as they share some of their favorite stories!

More online programming:
Online storytime playlist
Toddler Tuesday
Wacky Wednesday
Bilingual Thursday

Featured online resources

Brainfuse HelpNow

Free online tutoring, help with writing assignments, and more.

Help and more info for Brainfuse HelpNow

Just for Kids Access Video

Kids’ shows, with favorites like Sesame Street, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, and more.

NCpedia

Info about North Carolina history, people, government, and educational institutions.

More online resources for kids >

Accounts and access

Library cards

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

South Regional children's manager Joel by the pool

Mr. Joel

Location: South Regional Library

Mr. Joel really enjoys working with children. He has been working in Durham County since 2009 and loves the culture of Durham. Music has always been an important part of his life, and he loves to share wonderful songs with children through movement and dance. He plays saxophone with a blues band that actually allows him to sing a little. Come and check out his Funtime Storytime program to see for yourself.

Pronouns: he/him

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