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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.

Song Writing Contest! - Summer Reading Song! June 9 - August 11

Monday, July 23, 2018 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

Are you ready for your time to shine? Can you write songs, or write 8 bars to a rap, or even play an instrument to create a lyrical masterpiece!

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Intergenerational, High School, Elementary School, Adult

Literary Mixtape - June 9 - Aug. 11

Monday, July 23, 2018 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

Create a playlist for your favorite book or literary character!

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

Toddler Rhyme Time

Monday, July 23, 2018 • 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 your toddler (ages 1-3).

Ages: Toddler

Song Writing Contest! - Summer Reading Song! June 9 - August 11

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

Are you ready for your time to shine? Can you write songs, or write 8 bars to a rap, or even play an instrument to create a lyrical masterpiece!

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Intergenerational, High School, Elementary School, Adult

Literary Mixtape - June 9 - Aug. 11

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

Create a playlist for your favorite book or literary character!

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

Score Mentoring

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 • 10:00am - 11:00am

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

Score mentoring

Ages: Adult

Pre-School Storytime - Come Join the Fun!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

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

Join us for books, songs, activities, and crafts perfect for your preschooler! From May 1st through July 31st!

Ages: Pre-School

Read to Me-Leame a mi - Teen reading to kids ages 4 to 10 in English or Spanish

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm

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

Teen volunteers going into 8th grade or in high school will read to kids ages 4 to 10. Jovenes voluntarios que estaran en el 8 grado o que estan cursando la prepa van a leer libros a ninos de 4 a 10.

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

Registration required

Nonfiction Book Club

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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

The Book Club meets monthly to discuss a nonfiction book. You do not have to have finished the book to attend! July's title will be The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson.

Ages: Adult

Music Trivia Night (canceled)

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

Join us for Music Trivia night!

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Teen, Middle School, Intergenerational, High School, Elementary School, Adult

Song Writing Contest! - Summer Reading Song! June 9 - August 11

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

Are you ready for your time to shine? Can you write songs, or write 8 bars to a rap, or even play an instrument to create a lyrical masterpiece!

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Intergenerational, High School, Elementary School, Adult

Literary Mixtape - June 9 - Aug. 11

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

Create a playlist for your favorite book or literary character!

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

Babytime Storytime

Wednesday, July 25, 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. Perfect for 3-months to 18-months.

Ages: Baby

Score

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 • 1:30pm - 4:30pm

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

Join Score for one-on-on-mentoring. To schedule an appointment visit https://www.score.org.

Ages: Adult

Summer Reading Series copy - Maker Space

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm

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

Summer Reading

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

Song Writing Contest! - Summer Reading Song! June 9 - August 11

Thursday, July 26, 2018 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

Are you ready for your time to shine? Can you write songs, or write 8 bars to a rap, or even play an instrument to create a lyrical masterpiece!

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Intergenerational, High School, Elementary School, Adult

Literary Mixtape - June 9 - Aug. 11

Thursday, July 26, 2018 • 12:00am - 11:59pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

Create a playlist for your favorite book or literary character!

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

FUNTIME STORYTIME

Thursday, July 26, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

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, July 26, 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 Tenant Rights. Registration is required; visit legalaidnc.org

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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