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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.

Planet Quizzes for Prizes!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

East Regional Library (East - Teen Area)

Are you an astronomy whiz? Answer one of our quizzes about planets correctly and win a prize!

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Teen

A Matter of Balance

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 • 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

An 8-week course that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels.

Ages: Adult

Toddler Tales (Storytime)

Tuesday, June 25, 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

Soul Line-Dancing

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 • 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

Preschool Playschool (Storytime) (canceled)

Wednesday, June 26, 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

Sub Meeting - Anita Robinson

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

East Regional Library (East - Meeting Room - Left Side)


Ages: Adult

Playtime at the Library

Thursday, June 27, 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

DIY Pajama Shorts!

Thursday, June 27, 2019 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm

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

Learn the basics of using a sewing machine & designing your own clothes with instructor, Joy Chiles. For teens, 12-17 years old. All supplies will be provided. Registration required.

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Teen

Registration required

Family Fables and Fun (Storytime)

Saturday, June 29, 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

Baby Bookworms (Storytime)

Monday, July 01, 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

Excel Basics - Spreadsheet

Monday, July 01, 2019 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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

Spreadsheet program Excel is the world’s most useful software! Essential for business, accounting and all kinds of organizational and mathematical functions.

Ages: Adult

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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