East Regional Library will be open for reduced hours of 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. today, 7/18, due to HVAC repair.
Printing is currently unavailable at Southwest Regional Library.
Automated phone renewals are now available by calling 919-680-2524 and logging in with your library card number and PIN.

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

Bilingual Storytime / Hora de Cuentos Bilingue

Friday, July 19, 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!

Bilingual Storytime

Friday, July 19, 2024 • 11:00am - 11:30am

Southwest Regional Library (3605 Shannon Rd) (Southwest Regional - Children's Programming Room)

Join Miss. Maria and Miss. Olivia for Bilingual Storytime! We will read stories, and sing songs in Spanish and English.  ...

Ages: Baby, Kindergarten, Pre-School, Toddler

Tiempo de Cuentos en Español!

Monday, July 22, 2024 • 10:00am - 10:30am

Main Library (Main Children's Programming Room)

Hola Amigos!...

Ages: Baby, Pre-School, Toddler

Curso Básico de Computación (en Español)

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm

East Regional Library (East Meeting Room - Full Room)

¡Aprende sobre computadoras! Nuestras clases prácticas de computación para principiantes le ayudarán a comenzar a usar computadoras e Internet....

Ages: Adult

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Bilingual Storytime / Hora de Cuentos Bilingue

Friday, July 26, 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!

CANCELLED: Bilingual Storytime

Friday, July 26, 2024 • 11:00am - 11:30am

South Regional Library (4505 S. Alston Ave) (South Regional - Children's Programming Room)

Bilingual Storytime is cancelled on Friday, July 26th at the South Regional Library. We apologize for the inconvenience. This program will continue on Friday, August 30th at 11am.   

Ages: Kindergarten, Pre-School, Toddler

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Get in touch!

Spanish Speaking Services Coordinator Maria Ramirez

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.

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