South Regional Library will be closed for scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, January 31.

Spanish language services

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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

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

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 • 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

Bilingual Storytime with Miss. Maria and Miss. Molly

Friday, February 03, 2023 • 11:00am - 11:30am

North Regional Library (North Meeting Room - Full Room)

Join Miss Molly and Miss. Maria for Bilingual Storytime! We will read stories, and sing songs in Spanish and English.  This program will be held in the Large Meeting Room. ...

Ages: Baby, Pre-School, Toddler

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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.

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