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Youth Services Fall Programs!

Register below!

All of our Fall programs will be on Zoom or outside depending on the weather.

Register below!

October Storytimes:

Storytime, Tues.   Oct. 26th at 10:30 am   This week:  Halloween

Storytime, Thurs.  Oct. 28th at 10:30 am   This week:  Halloween

October Baby Lap-sit:

Baby Lap-sit  Weds. Oct. 27th at 10:30 am

October STEAM Saturdays Activity to go:

STEAM Saturday, Sat. Oct. 23rd      This week:  Make a Spooky Yarn Mummy!

STEAM Saturday, Sat. Oct. 30th      This week:  Mini Pumpkin Volcanoes!

November Storytimes:

Storytime, Tues.   Nov. 2nd at 10:30 am     This week:  Cats

Storytime, Thurs.  Nov. 4th at 10:30 am     This week:    Cats

Storytime, Tues.   Nov. 9th at 10:30 am      This week:   Family

Storytime, Tues.   Nov. 16th at 10:30 am    This week:   Balloons/Parades

Storytime, Thurs.  Nov. 18th at 10:30 am    This week:   Balloons/Parades

Storytime, Tues.   Nov. 23rd at 10:30 am     This week:   Thanksgiving!

Storytime, Tues.   Nov. 30th at 10:30 am      This week:   Mice

Storytime, Thurs.  Dec. 2nd at 10:30 am      This week:   Mice

November Baby Lap-sit:

Baby Lap-sit  Weds. Nov. 3rd at 10:30 am

Baby Lap-sit  Weds. Nov. 10th at 10:30 am

Baby Lap-sit  Weds. Nov. 17th at 10:30 am

November STEAM Saturdays Activity to go:

STEAM Saturday, Sat. Nov. 6th      This week:  Make a Dream Catcher!

STEAM Saturday, Sat. Nov. 13th    This week:  Penny Foil Boats!

STEAM Saturday, Sat. Dec. 4th      This week:  Birdfeeders!

   October Calendar   November Calendar


Virtual Monthly Youth Program Fall 2021

Monthly and Special programs Oct. & Nov. 2021

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Joint Virtual Library programs with the Durham, Lee and Madbury Libraries:

Strawbery Banke History of Thanksgiving Zoom program! Sat. Nov. 20th at 10:30 am

Monthly Youth Services Programs:

Virtual Raccoon Readers (2nd-4th grade book group), Tues. Nov. 2nd 4-5 pm


Join the Patch Program!

Earn patches and a fun library bag for reading!

  • Earn patches and a tote bag for hours that you read! 
  • This program runs from September to May and is open to children ages 0 to 8th grade.
  • The Patch Program is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Durham Public Library.
  • Register Here on READsquared to join the Patch Club

Storywalk Book in the Rain Garden!

Come visit the Storywalk outside for our new story!

We have a fun fall storywalk book: 

In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes







Fun things to do at home!

Keep busy at home with some of our ideas!


Storytimes From Space!

Storyline Online!

Shark Storyhour on Facebook!

Author Read Alouds!

Craft Ideas!

Make a Hand-print Leprechaun!

Make a toilet paper roll butterfly!

Paint with your matchbox cars on a piece of paper!

Paint a rainbow with corks, cotton balls, q-tips, sponges!

Paint to music.  Change the music and paint again!

Look in a mirror and paint a self-portrait!

Fun Websites!

Things to do with a busy toddler!

Travel to Yellowstone National Park!

Visit the San Diego Zoo!

Lego Build Challenges!

Build a lego marble maze. 

Build a lego boat and test to see if it floats in your sink or bathtub.

Build your name in Legos.

Build a lego car and test it on a ramp.

Build a lego contraption that can hold 3 books.

Build a lego catapult and test with pom poms or marshmallows.


Build with toothpicks and marshmallows.

Make home-made playdough.

Make a yarn maze at home and try to get through it.

Build reading forts.

Draw a map of your house and street.

NASA Kids Club!

Summer Reading!

A 5-week reading program that runs from the end of June through July!


  • Our summer reading program runs for 5 weeks (end of June through July) and has a different theme each year.  Upon registering for this program, you will receive a great goody bag and a reading log/bingo card.  Log your reading time, do fun bingo card activities and do some beading and win prizes.  There are fun programs to attend for all ages as well.