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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.

Family Fables and Fun : Storytime

Saturday, October 19, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Bring the whole family to enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and finger plays, and spend time with other little ones. Intended ages: 0-5 years old.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Baby

NaNoWriMo Preparation Workshops

Saturday, October 19, 2019 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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

Let our planning workshops help get you ready for November! Oct. 5: Organization & Planning Oct. 12: Plot and Character Oct. 19: NaNo 101 (the basics)

Ages: Adult

Baby Bookworms (Storytime)

Monday, October 21, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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. Intended age: Babies who are not yet walking/0-18 mths

Ages: Baby

Teen Poetry Workshop - Durham Reads Together Teen Event

Monday, October 21, 2019 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm

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

Join Mariah M w/Blackspace Poetry for a writing workshop. Focus will be: how to construct a poem & fine-tune freewrites. Bring your freewrites, thoughts scribbled or rant to the workshop. Ages 13+.

Ages: Teen

One and Only Over 50 Crowd

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 • 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)

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 • 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

Family Fun Night: Find the Author

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm

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

With a list of book titles, be the first to find the authors and come in 1st,2nd and third prize.

Ages: Middle School, Elementary School

Registration required

Preschool Playschool (Storytime) (canceled)

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

East Regional Library

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

Celebrate TeenTober: Make Edible Books!

Thursday, October 24, 2019 • All day

East Regional Library (East - Teen Area)

We're celebrating TeenTober: visit the Teen Room and make your own edible book!

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Teen

Playtime at the Library

Thursday, October 24, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Join us for Playtime during our programming break! We will either have free play or show a movie in the children's room. Come socialize while your little ones play.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Baby

K-5 Junior Builders

Friday, October 25, 2019 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm

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

Oct 11th: Tiny Towns; Oct 25th: Spider Webs; Nov 15th: Tee-Pees/Wigwam; Nov 22nd: Legos; Dec. 6th: Igloos

Ages: Elementary School

Registration required

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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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