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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.

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.

One and Only Over 50 Crowd

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 • 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

Ages: Senior Citizen

Baby Storytime

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 • 10:00am - 10:20am

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

Toddler Storytime

Tuesday, March 20, 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

Retirement, Tax and Social Security

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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

Management, Retirement, Taxes and Social Security is a free,  two part program that explores the important facts of financing your retirement.

Ages: Adult

Registration required

Durham Voices

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

East Regional Library (East - Tutoring/Study Room #1)

Durham Voices is a fiction critique group for those serious about working toward publication. Space is limited, so please contact Phil Locey at (919) 560-0206 to inquire about openings before attending.

Ages: Adult

Family Book Charades - Childrens' Programming

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

Come out for a fun family game of book charades! We will read a book and then play a team game of pantomimes.

Ages: Intergenerational

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, March 21, 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

Thursday, March 22, 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!

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Teen

Computer Basics

Thursday, March 22, 2018 • 10:00am - 11:30am

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

Computer Basics--If your computer skills are rusty or non-existent or if you've just started using a computer, this is the class for you.

Ages: Adult

Registration required

Homeschool Hub

Thursday, March 22, 2018 • 10:00am - 10:45am

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

Come meet homeschoolers in the area! Each program will explore a new, exciting topic and activity, aiming to nurture a love of reading, reinforce literacy skills, and encourage creative thinking.

Ages: Elementary School

Registration required

Create and Get Messy!

Friday, March 23, 2018 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm

East Regional Library

Come create some messy crafts! Don’t worry, the library will handle the clean up! All supplies will be provided.

Ages: Pre-School, Elementary School

Registration required

Beginner's Yoga

Saturday, March 24, 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

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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 100)
  • 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 100) 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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