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South Regional Library

4505 S. Alston Avenue
Durham, North Carolina 27713 (map)

Phone: 919-560-7410

Manager: Che Anderson

South Regional Library is served by DATA bus route 12 and Triangle Transit route 805.

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Hours
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.

Toddler Story Time

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Children's Programming Room)

Toddler Storytime

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School

Game On!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Children's Programming Room)

Join us for fun with the Wii U and Nintendo Switch!

Ages: Teen, Middle School, High School

Baby Lapsit

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Children's Programming Room)

Stories and Songs with Ms Allie for babies 0-24 months and their grown-ups.

Ages: Baby

"Fall Tree" and "World Of Circles" Craft

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Children's Programming Room)

Its just the time for fall decorations "Kids come join me to make a 3D "Fall tree" with tissue paper and make into a hanging wreath.

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

Registration required

Funtime Storytime

Thursday, November 14, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Come and have fun with Mr. Joel. Experience music, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, movement and dance. All ages 0-6 are welcome.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School

Art Committee meeting

Thursday, November 14, 2019 • 11:00am - 12:00pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Adult Services Space)

Art committee quarterly meeting

Ages: Staff Only

Kindergarten/1st Grade Book Club

Thursday, November 14, 2019 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Children's Programming Room)

Come and join Mr. Joel as we read the book together and then have an interesting and lively discussion. A craft activity, games and snacks are always part of the fun!

Ages: Kindergarten, Elementary School

Registration required

Virtual Carpet Ride Travel!

Thursday, November 14, 2019 • 5:30pm - 6:15pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Children's Programming Room)

Come take a virtual trip on an imaginary ship!

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

Tech SOS!

Thursday, November 14, 2019 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Adult Services Space)

Sign up for a one on one Tech Help Session.

Ages: Adult

Registration required

Bull City Writers

Thursday, November 14, 2019 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Tutoring/Study Room #2)

Looking for contact with other writers? Please join our group! The meeting often includes a segment on an aspect of writing or publishing in addition to sharing work.

Ages: Adult

Tech SOS!

Thursday, November 14, 2019 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Children's Programming Room)

Sign up for a one on one Tech Help Session.

Ages: Adult

Registration required

Drop In DIY: Pumpkin Pie Box

Thursday, November 14, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Adult Services Space)

Drop in for some DIY adults! This month we will be making a Pumpkin Pie Box! Ages 18+ Free All Materials Provided

Ages: Senior Citizen, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Adult

Registration required

Tech SOS!

Thursday, November 14, 2019 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Children's Programming Room)

Sign up for a one on one Tech Help Session.

Ages: Adult

Registration required

Anime Book Club/Fan Club

Friday, November 15, 2019 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Children's Programming Room)

Anime can be enjoyed in books as well as through film. If you enjoy both come join us!

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds

Family Storytime!

Saturday, November 16, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Children's Programming Room)

Family Storytime!

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Kindergarten, Baby

Pre-School Story Time!

Monday, November 18, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Join us for songs, stories, rhymes, and a craft perfect for preschoolers.

Ages: Pre-School

ingles para principiantes - with volunteer

Monday, November 18, 2019 • 11:00am - 1:00pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Tutoring/Study Room #2)

mbelford@dconc.gov English for beginners (Spanish speakers) with volunteer teacher - short term

Ages: Adult

FAMILY BINGO

Monday, November 18, 2019 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Children's Programming Room)

FAMILY BINGO WITH PRIZES

Ages: Middle School, Kindergarten, High School, Elementary School, Adult

Registration required

English for beginners- for native Spanish speakers

Monday, November 18, 2019 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Adult Services Space)

Ven y aprende! Brian habla los dos idiomas y ensena lentamente. No hace falta anotarse. Solo ven al salon con vidrio a la derecha cuando entra en la biblioteca para conocerlo y aprender mas!

Ages: Adult

Monday Night Craft: Glass Jar Decorating

Monday, November 18, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Children's Programming Room)

Decorate glass yogurt jars!

Ages: Teen, Senior Citizen, Middle School, Intergenerational, High School, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Adult

Registration required

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South Regional Library opened July 28, 2010. The property features a 17-foot tall art piece titled “Stephen’s Bent” located outside the front entrance. Read more about the piece.

LEED Certification
South Regional Library has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold 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.

Facility:

  • 27,300 sq ft
  • Public meeting room (seats 100)
  • Children’s program room (seats 30)
  • Two tutoring rooms (seats 8)
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Collection Capacity:

  • 100,700 total capacity
  • 34,700 children
  • 6,500 young adult
  • 59,500 adults

Services and Features:

  • 30 public Internet access work stations, 20 adults, 10 children
  • Young Adult Area
  • Audio-visual Collection
  • Wireless environment
  • Community board (must be approved by Regional Manager)
  • Children’s programs and storytimes
  • Adult programs
  • Public access photocopiers
  • 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 South 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 South Regional at 919-560-7409.

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