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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 Story Time

Thursday, November 15, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:55am

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

Time to have some fun with Mr. Joel as he entertains with books, stories, puppets, music and motion! Fun for all ages 0-6 yrs.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Baby

Legal Aid

Thursday, November 15, 2018 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm

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

Legal Aid of North Carolina's free do-it-yourself legal clinics each focus on different topics. This month's topic will be Simple Divorce. Registration is required; visit legalaidnc.org

Ages: Adult

American Girl Club

Thursday, November 15, 2018 • 4:15pm - 5:00pm

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

Join Miss Allie to learn about a new American Girl each month and do a craft or activity!

Ages: Middle School, Elementary School

Registration required

K/1 Book Club

Thursday, November 15, 2018 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm

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

Book Club Fun!

Ages: Kindergarten

Registration required

Art Journal Add-ons and Inserts

Thursday, November 15, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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

Join Sandra Smith to create a beautiful design to take home! All materials provided. Each month will feature a different craft.

Ages: Adult

Registration required

ESOL

Thursday, November 15, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Tutoring/Study Room #1)

ESOL

Ages: Adult

Registration required

Fiction Book Club

Thursday, November 15, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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

Read and discuss a different book each month. Titles to be selected by the group.

Ages: Adult

Registration required

Family Storytime

Saturday, November 17, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Come and join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets, music and movement! Ages 0-6 but fun for the family!

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Baby

PreSchool Story Time!

Monday, November 19, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:55am

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

Slime Extravaganza

Monday, November 19, 2018 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm

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

The children will combine ingredients such as food coloring to make their own favorite take home color of Slime.

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

Registration required

Heartfulness Meditation

Monday, November 19, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Heartfulness meditation is a simple practice of meditation on the heart.

Ages: Adult

Registration required

National Novel Writing-Write In

Monday, November 19, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

Come Write-In! Break from the usually solitary endeavor of writing and still chop away at your word count by joining fellow WriMos at one of our official Write-Ins.

Ages: Intergenerational, Adult

ESOL

Monday, November 19, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Tutoring/Study Room #1)

ESOL

Ages: Adult

Registration required

Toddler Rhyme Time! - Come join the fun

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:55am

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

Join us for books, songs, activities, and crafts perfect for your toddler ages 1-3!

Ages: Toddler

Lapsitter Story Time! - Baby Story time

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Bring your crawler/lapsitting baby and enjoy rhymes, finger-plays, books and songs. This shorter, baby-oriented storytime is perfect for 3-months to 18-months and will be followed by time to play!

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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