All library locations and services will be closed Thursday, 12/1, for staff training.

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!

Upcoming events

Dinosaur Scavenger Hunt at Southwest Regional Library

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 • All day

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

Happy Dinovember! There are 10 dinosaurs in the children's section. Can you help us find them all?!  Stop by the Children's desk to pick up a slip and get started! 

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

"One Walk to Rule Them All" Walking Challenge - FINAL DAY!

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 • All day

South Regional Library

Remember to bring in your One Walk to Rule Them All tracker by 8pm on Wednesday, Novemer 30th to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing! 

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

Top 10 Favorites Bookmarks

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 • All day

South Regional Library

We want to know what your top 10 favorite books are! Stop by the South Regional Library Information Desk to fill out a Top 10 Faves Form OR email your top 10 to Jessica at jllundin@dconc.gov. Be sure to include the...

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

Dinovember Scavenger Hunt at East Regional Library

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 • All day

East Regional Library

Help us find all six dinosaurs that are hiding in East Regional Library. Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet in the children's area, and once you have found all six dinosaurs, turn in your sheet to the information desk for a dinosaur themed...

Ages: Elementary School, Kindergarten, Pre-School

CANCELLED: Playtime Pals

Thursday, December 01, 2022 • 11:00am - 12:00pm

East Regional Library (East Regional - Children's Programming Room)

*****This event has been cancelled as all Durham County Libraries will be closed for a staff training*****    

Ages: Baby, Pre-School, Toddler

Top 10 Favorites Bookmarks

Thursday, December 01, 2022 • All day

South Regional Library

We want to know what your top 10 favorite books are! Stop by the South Regional Library Information Desk to fill out a Top 10 Faves Form OR email your top 10 to Jessica at jllundin@dconc.gov. Be sure to include the...

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

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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.

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

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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