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Spanish language services

¿Qué tipo de programas le gustaría ver en las bibliotecas del condado de Durham? ¡Danos tu opinión!

If you need help in Spanish to access any of Durham County Library’s books, resources, or programs, we’re here for you!

All of our activities and materials are free for anyone who lives in Durham County.

We offer programs in Spanish and bilingual programs for all ages. We’ve got reading support for children, volunteer opportunities for Hispanic teens, English as a second language classes for adults, and fun programs throughout the year, both at the libraries and out in the community with our community partners.

We offer all kinds of help for people who prefer to use our resources in Spanish. If you need help…

  • getting a library card
  • finding books
  • signing up for library programs
  • with homework
  • with online resources that are in Spanish or are bilingual

…or if you have other needs or questions, just get in touch.

Spanish Speaking Services is part of Durham County Library’s Community Engagement team.

Upcoming events

ESOL Intermediate Level Class

Monday, April 22, 2024 • 10:00am - 12:00pm

Main Library (Conference Room #3214)

***MAIN LIBRARY REGISTRATION IS CLOSED*** Students should take placement test with the Durham Literacy Center before attending classes. Classes will start on Monday February 5 with the semester ending on Wednesday May 15. Classes will be held on...

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

Homework con Amigos

Monday, April 22, 2024 • 5:15pm - 7:00pm

Main Library (Main Library - MakerLab)

¿Necesitas espacio para hacer tu tarea? ¿Te aburres trabajando por tu cuenta? ¿Necesitas materiales escolares para terminar tu proyecto perfecto? ¡Entonces ven a la biblioteca!...

Ages: Elementary School, DPS

Tiempo de Cuentos en Español! / It's Spanish Storytime!

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 • 10:45am - 11:15am

Southwest Regional Library (Southwest Regional - Children's Programming Room)

Hola Amigos! Únase a nosotros mientras cantamos escuchamos historias en español con la Sra. Patty....

Ages: Kindergarten, Pre-School, Toddler

Spanish for Beginners

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm

North Regional Library (North Study Room #1)

Join Oma for a Spanish class made especially for seniors! We will learn vocabulary, history, and culture in a fun, supportive environment. Registration is required. Email for more information. 

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

Registration full. Join the waitlist >

Spanish Conversation

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm

North Regional Library (North Study Room #1)

Stay after your Spanish class with Oma to practice and review! Oma is passionate about vocabulary, history, and culture and we will discuss these subjects in a fun, supportive environment. Registration is required (and is seperate from...

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

Registration full. Join the waitlist >

Bilingual Family Storytime

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Bragtown Branch Library

We will read stories, sing songs, dance, and have so much fun! Leeremos historias, cantaremos, bailaremos y nos divertiremos mucho!

Ages: Baby, Kindergarten, Toddler

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Get in touch!

Spanish Speaking Services Coordinator Maria Ramirez




Maria is the Spanish Speaking Services Coordinator at Durham County Library. She is excited to be part of the dynamic outreach services team that strives to bring valuable resources to our diverse community. From an early age, Maria developed a passion for books and learning new languages. She earned her B.A in German from the University of Florida and her M.S in Library Science from UNC-CH. During her graduate studies, Maria worked as the Bilingual Archival Assistant for the New Roots/ Nuevas Raíces Latino Oral History Initiative, a digital repository of first-hand narratives detailing the immigrant experience across North Carolina. After graduating, Maria brought her love of reading to K-5 students as a school librarian for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools district. She looks forward to establishing new programs that will benefit the Spanish speaking community in Durham and connect them to the many resources available through the Durham County Library.

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