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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

Fall Reading Challenge at East Regional Library

Sunday, September 26, 2021 • All day

East Regional Library

Pick up a reading log at East Regional Library, and color in the fall objects for every 10 minutes you read or someone reads to you. Once you've completed your reading log, bring it to turn into the library at the information desk for a...

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

STEAM Take & Make: NASA Paper Spacecraft

Sunday, September 26, 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

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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.


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

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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

North Regional Children's Services Manager Scott


Originally from St. Louis, Scott moved to Durham in 2013. Scott pursued librarianship to bridge his past work as an elementary teacher’s assistant and a researcher. His archival research took him into animation studios, JFK special collections, and 650 feet below ground in a Kansas salt mine. Scott loves drumming, making pizzas, cycling, and watching cartoons and bad movies. At North Regional, he regularly hosts activities with the neighboring Hub Farm, LEGO Club, and roleplaying games for grades K-5. His nightstand is overflowing with library books.

Pronouns: he/him

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