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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.

Funtime Storytime

Thursday, November 21, 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

American Girl Club Presents: Durham's Civil Rights History

Thursday, November 21, 2019 • 4:15pm - 4:50pm

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

Join Special Guest Elizabeth Shulman from the North Carolina Collection for discussion of Durham in the 1960s and the Civil Rights Movement! Parents are welcome to attend this special program.

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

Registration required

Tech SOS!

Thursday, November 21, 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

Tech SOS!

Thursday, November 21, 2019 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm

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

Sign up for a one on one Tech Help Session.

Ages: Adult

Registration required

Tech SOS!

Thursday, November 21, 2019 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm

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

Sign up for a one on one Tech Help Session.

Ages: Adult

Registration required

Special Storytime with Snow White

Friday, November 22, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Join us for a special storytime with Snow White. Meet and greet Snow White as part of a special promotion for the upcoming production of, "A Snow White Christmas".

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Baby

LEGO Lab

Friday, November 22, 2019 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

We bring the LEGOs, you bring the imagination!

Ages: Elementary School

Family Storytime!

Saturday, November 23, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Family Storytime!

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Kindergarten, Baby

Turkey Trot Ball! (canceled)

Saturday, November 23, 2019 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

Turkey Trot Ball! A dance for the whole family!

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Toddler, Pre-School, Middle School, Intergenerational, Elementary School, Adult

Pre-School Story Time!

Monday, November 25, 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

Gentle Yoga

Monday, November 25, 2019 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm

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

This gentle yoga class is designed to increase strength and flexibility, relieve stress, and promote overall health benefits.

Ages: Adult

Registration required

FAMILY BINGO

Monday, November 25, 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

Toddler Storytime

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Toddler Storytime

Ages: Toddler

Game On! (canceled)

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

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

Ages: Teen, Middle School, High School

Sci-fi/Fantasy Book Club

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 • 6:15pm - 9:00pm

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

A book club for fans of science fiction, fantasy and horror literature. This month's book is Walkaway by Cory Doctorow. If you have any questions or suggestions, email lcoffey@dconc.gov!

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

Registration required

Non-Fiction Book Club

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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

Monthly meeting of Non Fiction Book Club.

Ages: Adult

Baby Lapsit (canceled)

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

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

Ages: Baby

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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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