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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.

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Stories and songs with Miss Allie for babies 0-24 months and their grown ups.

Ages: Baby

4th and 5th Book Club

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

We will discuss "A Long Walk to Water" by Linda Sue Park

Ages: Elementary School

Registration required

Superhero Academy!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm

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

Superhero Academy Wednesdays in May! Come out for the fun and leave a superhero!

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

Registration required

Funtime Storytime

Thursday, May 23, 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

American Girl Club

Thursday, May 23, 2019 • 4:15pm - 5:00pm

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

Join Miss Allie to learn about Marie Grace and Cecile the American Girls and the time in which they grew up!

Ages: Elementary School

Registration required

Citizenship Classes

Thursday, May 23, 2019 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

Prepare for your citizenship exam with this 10-week course. Free or discounted naturalization services available to all LPRs who complete the course.

Ages: Senior Citizen, Adult

Bull City Writers

Thursday, May 23, 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

Pardon My Youth Book Club

Thursday, May 23, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

You're never too old to read YA!

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

Registration required

Ingles para principiantes - English for Beginners (native Spanish speakers)

Friday, May 24, 2019 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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

Abierto a principiantes de ingles que quieren clases gratuitas con un maestro bilingue. No hace falta anotarse. Pasa a las 1pm los viernes y habla con el maestro.Open to all beginner English learners

Ages: Adult

Teen Hangout - for grades 6-12

Friday, May 24, 2019 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm

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

After school hangout

Ages: Teen, Middle School, High School

LEGO Lab

Friday, May 24, 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 Story Time

Saturday, May 25, 2019 • 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

Boardmaker Training

Saturday, May 25, 2019 • 10:30am - 12:30pm

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

Boardmaker Training

Ages: Adult

Pre School Story Time (canceled)

Monday, May 27, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

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

Ages: Pre-School

Toddler Tuesday

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Storytime with Ms. Kedra.

Ages: Toddler

Game On!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm

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

Game Day for Teens

Ages: Teen, Middle School, High School

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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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