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Branching Out: Programs for Kids

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Today’s children’s events and the storytime schedule are listed here. For more events, view the full, searchable children’s calendar or contact your library location.

Hungry Caterpillar Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Oh no, there's a VERY hungry caterpillar in the library? He needs help finding food so he can become a beautiful butterfly? Come to the Children's Information Desk to get started.

Ages: Kindergarten, Elementary School

Baby & Me Lapsit

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 • 9:45am - 10:00am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Stories and songs with Miss Allie for babies 0-24 months and their grownups.

Ages: Baby

Baby Bookworms

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 • 10:00am - 10:20am

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

Parents and their infants can enjoy this lapsit-style storytime program filled with fingerplays and stories focusing on early literacy. Come meet other new parents in the area while you spend time with your little one.

Ages: Baby

Baby & Me Lapsit

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 • 10:30am - 10:45am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Stories and songs with Miss Allie for babies 0-24 and their grownups.

Ages: Baby

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 • 10:30am - 11:15am

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

At this storytime, walkers to 3 years olds and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and finger plays, and spend time with other little ones.

Ages: Toddler, Baby

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 • 10:30am - 11:00am

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Join us for books, songs, activities, and crafts perfect for your preschooler! From September 5 through November 28!

Ages: Pre-School

American Girl: Felicity 1774

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 • 4:15pm - 5:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Children's Programming Room)

Join Miss Allie as we explore an American Girl each month and learn about her customs, culture, and the world in which she grew up. Each meeting will include a story about the featured American Girl and a fun activity. Ages 6-12 years.

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Elementary School

Registration required

Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Children's Programming Room)

Join Ms. Olivia for bedtime stories, songs and family fun on most Tuesday nights. Pajamas and stuffed animals are encouraged.

Ages: Pre-School, Kindergarten, Elementary School

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Main Library

Main Library is closed for renovation until 2019. Please check out our other locations for more great storytime options!

Bragtown Family Literacy Center

3200 Dearborn Dr., 919-560-0210

Magical Mondays
10:30 a.m.
Stop by for a morning of magical stories and more!

East Regional

211 Lick Creek Rd., 919-560-0214

Toddler and Lapsit Storytime (Baby)
Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Baby and caregiver storytime. Join us for stories, rhymes, music and fingerplays. Registration required

Preschool Storytime (Pre-School)
Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Come and enjoy stories, songs, music and maybe a craft or educational worksheet. Registration required

North Regional

221 Milton Rd., 919-560-0234

Family Storytime (Baby, Pre-School, Kindergarten)
Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Bring your entire family to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and dancing. Kids of all ages (baby, preschool, kindergarten).

Baby & Me Lapsit Storytime (Baby)
Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays. For children 0-23 months.

South Regional

4505 S. Alston Ave., 919-560-7409

Please check the online calendar for days and dates. A limited schedule runs in April, August and December.

Rhymetime (Toddlers)
Mondays 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Join Miss Lauren for songs, rhymes, fingerplays and lots of interactive fun for toddlers.

Storytime (Pre-School)
Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Join Miss Kathleen for books, songs, activities and crafts perfect for your pre-schooler.

Lapsitters (Baby)
Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Join Miss Erica for fingerplays, songs, rhymes and stories perfect for your baby (6-23 months).

Southwest Regional

3605 Shannon Rd., 919-560-8592

Please check the online calendar to confirm days and dates.

Baby and Me Lapsit Storytime (Baby)
Mondays: 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.; 11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Join Miss Margaret for songs, stories, rhymes and activities for you and your baby. 0-23 months.

Baby and Me Lapsit Storytime (Baby)
Tuesdays: 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Join Miss Allie for stories, song rhymes and activities for you and your baby. Ages 0-23 months.

Terrific Tales (Pre-school)
Wednesdays: 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Join Miss Ruth for some terrific tales, silly songs and family storytime fun.

Bilingual Storytime (Pre-School, Kindergarten)
Every other Wednesday: 11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Join Ms. Patty for stories, songs and rhymes in English and Spanish.

Es hora de Historia en Español! / It’s Spanish Storytime! (Pre-school, Two Year Olds)
Every other Thursday: 11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Hola Amigos, vengan a cantar canciones y escuchar historias en español. Espero verte pronto! Hi kids, join me for songs and stories all in Spanish. Hope to see you there!

Storytime for Two’s (Two Year Olds)
Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
This storytime is the perfect transition from low-key lapsit to the ruckus storytime. Stories, songs and rhymes with Miss Margaret. Two year olds.

Saturday Storytime (Pre-school, Two Year Olds)
Designated Saturdays: 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. (See calendar)
Join us for songs, stories, and rhymes! Fun for the whole family.

Es hora de Historia en Español! / It’s Spanish Storytime! (Pre-school, Two Year Olds)
Designated Saturdays: 11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (See calendar)
Hola Amigos, vengan a cantar canciones y escuchar historias en español. Espero verte pronto! Hi kids, join me for songs and stories all in Spanish. Hope to see you there!

German Storytime (Pre-school)
Third Saturday of the Month: 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Join Carolina Kinder for songs, stories, and rhymes in German! Fun for the whole family.

Chinese Storytime (Two Year Olds)
Third Saturday of the Month: 11:15 a.m. – 12 noon
Join us for stories, songs and rhymes in Chinese.

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library

1201 Fayetteville St., 919-560-0270

Sensory Storytime
Mondays: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Story time designed with groups of teens and adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities in mind. Sensory based activities, interactive music, crafts and more!
*Registration required
Sensory Storytime flyer

Singin’-n-Swingin’ Stories
Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Through Music and Movement, we sing, dance and have a blast reading fun interactive stories. Get ready to get up and move!
Singin’-n-Swingin’ Stories flyer

Preschool Story & Craft Time
Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Join in the fun of learning, enjoying stories, hand rhymes, crafts and educational music for preschoolers.
*Registration for large groups required.
Preschool Story & Craft Time flyer

Feature photo by Scoville Photography at the Summer Reading Finale, a free celebration for Summer Reading participants at the Museum of Life + Science, a program funded by the Friends of the Durham Library.