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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

"Who Has a Library Card" Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 • All day

South Regional Library

Find all of your favorite book characters who are holding library cards. Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet at the information desk. Find all 9 book characters and write down the number on each character. Return the sheet to the information desk and pick...

Ages: Toddler

Hispanic Heritage Month Scavenger Hunt at Southwest Regional Library

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 • All day

Southwest Regional Library (Southwest Regional - Programming Room)

Let’s celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th - October 15th with a SCAVENGER HUNT! There are 22 countries that speak Spanish, but we have hidden only 12 in the Children’s Area at Southwest Regional Library. Can you...

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

STEAM Take & Make: NASA Paper Spacecraft

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 • All day

Main Library

Aim for the stars and build your very own paper model of NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). All you need is pair scissors and a glue stick. Kits are available on the 3rd floor by the Innovation Lab....

Ages: Intergenerational

Listen and Chat Escuchar y Charlar - con Molly y Monica

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Virtual

For 3 year olds to those in 3rd grade. TEXT 919-937-7528 to get the access numbers. Para los de 3 anos al 3r grado. Manda un TEXTO a Monica al 919-937-7528 para recibir los numeros de zoom.

Ages: Elementary School, Kindergarten, Pre-School

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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

Main Library Children's Manager Anna Cromwell

Mrs. Cromwell

Location: Main Library

Anna Cromwell, affectionally known as “Mrs. Crumwell” to her little patrons, serves as Main Library’s Children Services Manager. Her favorite author is Roald Dahl. Anna’s love of books and libraries was born out of her mother’s example, as every Saturday morning, her mother would dress her six kids, line them all up, and walk to the local library. The entire family looked forward to watching Disney movies each Saturday and cherished the privilege of being able to take home two books every week.

Pronouns: she/her

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