Public computers are down at North Regional Library.
All library locations and services will be closed Monday, 5/30, for Memorial Day.

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

Accessible Artmaking Take & Make Kit

Saturday, May 28, 2022 • All day

Main Library

In preparation for our Accessible Artmaking & Adaptive Dance event with Arts Access on Saturday June 4th, grab a Take & Make art kit with supplies for our community mural!...

Ages: Adult, Elementary School, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, High School, Intergenerational, Middle School, Senior Citizen, Teen, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds

Author of the Month Challenge

Saturday, May 28, 2022 • All day

Main Library

Every month an Author is selected to serve as “Author of the Month.”  The challenge is to read 10 books (at home or during your visit) from the author’s series to win a prize from the library’s treasure chest! A...

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

HEAD 2 HEAD: Kid's Poll

Saturday, May 28, 2022 • All day

South Regional Library

It's time to vote!! A kid's voting station has been set up in the children's area at the South Regional library. Our first HEAD 2 HEAD competition will be voting on your favorite aquatic Disney princess for the run-up to our Summer...

Ages: Baby, Elementary School, Kindergarten, Middle School, Pre-School, Toddler, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, DPS

Star Wars Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, May 28, 2022 • All day

Southwest Regional Library (Southwest Regional - Children's Area)

Help! It’s up to you to save the galaxy.  Start at the Children’s Information desk for your 1st clue. Then follow the 10 clues around the children’s until the end! Good Luck! May the 4th be with you!

Ages: Elementary School, Kindergarten, Middle School, Pre-School, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds

Retro Saturday

Saturday, May 28, 2022 • 10:00am - 12:00pm

Main Library (Main Library - Children's Area)

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

Family Storytime

Saturday, May 28, 2022 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Southwest Regional Library (Southwest Meeting Room - Full Room)

Join us for a Saturday morning Family Storytime will include stories, finglerplays and interactive songs! (Inside big meeting room)...

Ages: Baby, Intergenerational, Kindergarten, Pre-School, Toddler

Family Fables and Fun (Storytime) * Outdoor, In-Person*

Saturday, May 28, 2022 • 11:00am - 11:30am

East Regional Library (East Meeting Room - Full Room)

Bring the whole family to enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and finger plays, all while spending time with other little ones within your community! ...

Ages: Baby, Elementary School, Kindergarten, Pre-School, Toddler

SATURDAY SURPRISE

Saturday, May 28, 2022 • 11:00am - 11:30am

South Regional Library (South Meeting Room - Full Room)

Join us each Saturday for a fun, family activity. Some Saturdays will be traditional storytime, sometimes lego fun, sometimes crafts, sometimes movies, or maybe just outdoor fun. You just never know but whatever it is, it is going to be FUN!...

Ages: Kindergarten, Pre-School, Toddler

Family Storytime

Saturday, May 28, 2022 • 11:15am - 11:45am

Southwest Regional Library (Southwest Meeting Room - Full Room)

Join us for a Saturday morning Family Storytime will include stories, finglerplays and interactive songs! (Inside big meeting room)...

Ages: Baby, Elementary School, Intergenerational, Kindergarten, Pre-School, Toddler

Chess Club

Saturday, May 28, 2022 • 1:30pm - 5:30pm

North Regional Library (North Meeting Room - Left Side)

Participate in the Royal Game of Chess! ...

Ages: Adult, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, High School, Intergenerational, Middle School, Senior Citizen, Teen, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds

Retro Video Game Day

Saturday, May 28, 2022 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Southwest Meeting Room - Full Room)

Who says playing video games is just for kids? Join us for some relaxing fun and meet others who enjoy gaming (or nostalgia). We will have a variety of current and retro Nintendo Switch games to choose from, including Pac-Man, Galaga, Dig Dug,...

Ages: Adult, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, High School, Intergenerational, Senior Citizen

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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

Ms. Danielle laughs while hanging up the last letter in a wall decoration saying "wish"

Ms. Danielle

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

Meet all the children’s librarians >