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East Regional Library

211 Lick Creek Lane
Durham, North Carolina 27703 (map)

Phone: 919-560-0203

Manager: Lauren Doll

East Regional Library is served by GoDurham bus route 3B and 23. The nearest bus stop is on the corner of Mineral Springs Rd. and Highway 98, which is about a 1/2 mile walk east on Highway 98.

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Mon. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Tue. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wed. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thu. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri. 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat. 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun. 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Baby Bookworms (Storytime) - NEW DAY & TIME! NEWLY REVAMPED!

Monday, May 21, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

East Regional Library

Parents and their infants can enjoy this lapsit-style storytime program filled with fingerplays and stories focusing on early literacy. Intended age: Babies who are not yet walking.

Ages: Baby

K-5th Explorers

Monday, May 21, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm

East Regional Library

Each program will explore a new and exciting topic, be it science, history, art, talents, or books-- each will aim to nurture love of reading, literacy skills, and encourage creative thinking.

Ages: Elementary School

Registration required

Soul Line-Dancing

Monday, May 21, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm

East Regional Library (East - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Line Dance for fun and fitness with instructor Pamela Bell. Music used includes R&B, Pop, and Reggae. Please bring water and a towel, comfortable clothing and shoes. Registration required.

Ages: Adult

Registration required

One and Only Over 50 Crowd

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 • 10:00am - 12:00pm

East Regional Library (East - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Come and Join the Over 50 Crowd for discussions, companionship, and an all-around good time.

Ages: Senior Citizen

Toddler Tales (Storytime) - NEWLY REVAMPED!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

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

Ages: Toddler

Art Party!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm

East Regional Library (East - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Come celebrate spring while enjoying a fun step-by-step painting class, designed for people with little or no experience. Eleatta, will guide you in creating a painting you'll be proud to display!

Ages: Adult

Registration required

Preschool Playroom (Storytime) - NEWLY REVAMPED!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

This storytime, for ages 3-5, features picture books, activities, songs, flannel board stories, and a craft, giving caregivers and children the opportunity to listen and enjoy stories together.

Ages: Pre-School

Board Games, Puzzles & Virtual Reality!!

Thursday, May 24, 2018 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

East Regional Library (East - Teen Area)

Challenge your friends to classic and new board games. Puzzles are also available to complete and win prizes! Check out Virtual Reality using iPod Touches.

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Teen

Landlord/Tenant Rights

Thursday, May 24, 2018 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm

East Regional Library (East - Tutoring/Study Room #2)

Landlord/Tenant Rights

Ages: Adult

Beginner's Yoga

Saturday, May 26, 2018 • 10:00am - 11:00am

East Regional Library (East - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Introduction to Vinyasa Yoga, led by instructor Victoria Smith. Learn about breath and simple postures for stress relief, a relaxed body, and a great start to your day. Please bring your own mat.

Ages: Adult

Saturday Morning Storytime (canceled)

Saturday, May 26, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:30am

East Regional Library

There's nothing better than starting your Saturday at a family story time! Come enjoy stories, songs, games, and other morning fun!

Ages: Elementary School

3 Generations (Movie Screening)

Saturday, May 26, 2018 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm

East Regional Library (East - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Come and join us for a free screening of the film, "3 Generations."

Ages: Intergenerational

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East Regional Library opened June 16, 2006.

LEED Certification
East Regional Library has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Building Rating SystemTM. LEED is an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. To earn LEED certification, a building project must earn “credits” by meeting prerequisites and performance benchmarks in each of the key areas. Projects are awarded Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum certification depending on the number of credits they achieve.


  • 25,000 square feet
  • public meeting room (seats 75)
  • children’s program room (seats 30)
  • two tutoring rooms (seat 8)

Collection capacity:

  • 128,200 total capacity
  • 59,500 children
  • 5,000 young adult
  • 63,700 adults

Services and Features:

  • 35 public Internet access work stations, 23 adults, 12 children
  • Young Adult Area
  • Audio-visual Collection
  • Wireless environment
  • Community board (must be approved at the Information Desk)
  • Children’s programs and storytimes
  • Teen programs
  • Adult programs
  • Public access photocopiers
  • Two self-check out units

Thank you for choosing the library as a place to study, meet, work and play. Your patronage has made the library one of the most popular gathering spaces in the county. We invite all members of the community to enjoy the resources available at Durham County Library.

You can reserve East Regional’s Meeting Room (capacity 75) or one of two Study Rooms (capacity 8) via our online room reservation system by clicking the button below. You will be taken to the Meeting/Study Room Policy page. You must read and acknowledge these terms before proceeding with your reservation.

You may also reserve a room in-person or by calling East Regional at 919-560-0203.

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