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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.

Pre School Story Time

Monday, July 22, 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, July 22, 2019 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm

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

Yoga

Ages: Adult

Registration required

Glow and Read- Brillar y Leer evento bilingue - Bilingual program- Volunteers reading to kids

Monday, July 22, 2019 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

mbelford@dconc.gov - if wanting to volunteer Volunteers (12+) will read with kids ages 3-11 in English or Spanish while using glow sticks to follow along in the book. No registration needed

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Teen, Pre-School, Middle School, Kindergarten, High School, Elementary School

Toddler Story Time!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

Story time with Ms. Kedra

Ages: Toddler

Colgate Dental Van Screening

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 • 11:00am - 2:00pm

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

Come and have your child screen for dental issues. This is a free dental screening! Available for children of all ages.

Ages: Pre-School, Middle School, Elementary School

Stranger Things Escape Room

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Join us for puzzle solving fun! Don't get stuck in the Upside Down!

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

Registration required

Non-Fiction Book Club

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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

Monthly meeting of Non Fiction Book Club.

Ages: Adult

Stranger Things Escape Room

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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

Join us for puzzle solving fun! Don't get stuck in the Upside Down!

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

Registration required

Baby Lapsit

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Stories and songs with Ms Allie for babies and their grownups! For babies 0-24 months old.

Ages: Baby

Stranger Things Escape Room

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 • 11:00am - 12:00pm

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

Travel to the Upside Down and back again!

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

Registration required

Summer Reading Meeting

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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

meeting

Ages: Staff Only

Stranger Things Escape Room

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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

Travel to the Upside Down and back again!

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

Registration required

makerSPACE - Summer Reading Series

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm

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

Come explore S.T.E.M. with Bee Bots, Cubelets, and LEGOs! ***Day cares/camps please call in advance.

Ages: Pre-School, Elementary School

Funtime Storytime

Thursday, July 25, 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

Star Struck Thursdays

Thursday, July 25, 2019 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm

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

Everyone is a STAR at the South Regional Library! June 20-Just Dance 2019 (video dance game) July 11-Brain Drain Challenge (game show) July 25-Kid Karaoke August 1-Nice Summer Flick (movie)

Ages: Elementary School

American Girl Club

Thursday, July 25, 2019 • 4:15pm - 5:00pm

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

Join Miss Allie each month to learn about an American Girl and the time in which she grew up! July: Addy 1864

Ages: Elementary School

Registration required

Bull City Writers

Thursday, July 25, 2019 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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

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

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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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