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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.

Cover of El Libro de Lila, with an illustration of children looking in wonder at a magical landscape

Upcoming program Cine infantil en español: El Libro de Lila

Saturday, December 3
1pm – 4pm
Main Library – Children’s Program Room
Registration required >

Upcoming events

ESOL Intermediate Classes

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 • 10:00am - 12:00pm

Main Library (Meeting Room #4347)

MAIN LIBRARY REGISTARTION OPEN until September 13. Students should email ESOL@durhamliteracy.org to register. If you would like more information about the registration process or have questions, please call the ESOL program by phone at (919)...

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

Cine infantil en español: El Libro de Lila

Saturday, December 03, 2022 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Main Library (Main Library - Children's Program Room)

¡Únase a nosotros en el área de Programación Infantil en el segundo piso de la Biblioteca Principal para una proyección especial de películas en español para niños! Estaremos viendo El Libro...

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

Registration required

ESOL Intermediate Classes

Monday, December 05, 2022 • 10:00am - 12:00pm

Main Library (Meeting Room #4347)

MAIN LIBRARY REGISTARTION OPEN until September 13. Students should email ESOL@durhamliteracy.org to register. If you would like more information about the registration process or have questions, please call the ESOL program by phone at (919)...

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

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

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 • 11:15am - 11:45am

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

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

Ages: Kindergarten, Pre-School, Toddler

ESOL Intermediate Classes

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 • 10:00am - 12:00pm

Main Library (Meeting Room #4347)

MAIN LIBRARY REGISTARTION OPEN until September 13. Students should email ESOL@durhamliteracy.org to register. If you would like more information about the registration process or have questions, please call the ESOL program by phone at (919)...

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

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Get in touch!

Maria

Email: mramirez@dconc.gov

919-560-0157

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.

More about Maria >

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