Kids Summer 2019 Events

Summer Reading Starts on Monday, June 17th. Click HERE to read all about it!

Most program registration opens 6/7, but please check the registration date for each program. The grade eligibility is based on the grade your child will be entering as of Fall 2019.

Click HERE to be taken to storytimes and preschool activities, which are at the bottom of the page. Don’t forget some of our kid activities are all ages with a grown-up to help!

If you have any question or comment please reach out to Gina Monti at gmonti@durhamlibrary.org, or give us a call at 860-740-4096.


Planet Scavenger Hunt  

6/1-6/29 10-30AM-Close

Find all the planet images hidden in the Children’s Department during the month of June. Turn in your completed sheet for a small surprise at the checkout desk. Play as many times as you’d like all month long. Open to all ages with an adult.


Science Explorers Grades K-2

Mondays at 6 PM

Kids entering Grades K-2 in the Fall of 2019 are invited to join Miss Gina for some science fun!

Registration required. Registration opens 6/7. Register online HERE.

Week 1: Boats

Week 2: Towers

Week 3: Cloud Jars

Week 4: PH Lab

Week 5: Owl Pellets

Meets Mondays at 6:00 PM

6/24,7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29


Science Explorers Grades 3 & up

Mondays at 7:30 PM

Kids entering Grades 3&up in the Fall of 2019 are invited to join Miss Gina for some science fun!

Registration required. Registration opens 6/7. Register online HERE.

Week 1: Boats

Week 2: Towers

Week 3: Rainbow Jars

Week 4: PH Lab

Week 5: Owl Pellets

Meets Mondays at 7:30 PM

6/24,7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29


Lemonade & Crafts

Thursdays at 6:30 PM

Enjoyed Cocoa & Crafts? Sign up for the summer version! Kids entering Grades 3 and up in the Fall of 2019 can join Miss Kim Thursday evenings this summer to make some crafts and share some lemonade! Registration required, you will have an option to indicate which weeks you want to attend. Registration opens 6/7. Register here.

Week 1: Perler Beads

Week 2: Lemonade Glasses

Week 3: Weaving

Week 4: Watercolors

Meets Thursday at 6:30 PM

6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25.


Star Wars Scavenger Hunt  

7/1-7/31 10-30AM-Close

Find all the Star Wars images hidden in the Children’s Department during the month of July. Turn in your completed sheet for a small surprise at the checkout desk. Play as many times as you’d like all month long. Open to all ages with an adult.

 


Slime Saturdays: Summer Edition

Saturdays at 2 PM

Make a new type of slime every other Saturday of the summer!

Registration required for each session.Register online.

Grades K & up. Limit 10. Registration for the 7/6 session opens 6/22. Registration for the 8/3 session opens 7/20.

Meets Saturdays at 2 PM

7/6, 8/3.


Critter Caravan

Wednesday, 7/10 at 2 PM

Come meet some curious critters at the library this afternoon! For ages 3 & up with an adultRegistration required. Register online. Registration opens 6/21. Register here.


 

Kids Tag Sale 

Saturday 7/13 at 10 AM. Rain Date 7/20

Set up 9AM-10AM

Sale 10AM-12PM

A sale where only kids can sell, but anyone can buy! Ages 5-18 (12 & under with a parent).

Registration opens June 7th.
Please bring the following if you plan to sell:

kid’s items ONLY
a blanket and/or table
items marked with prices
a parent if you are under 13 years of age
Please take home any unsold items and move your cars to the side after unloading.

Click here to register!


Bubblemania

Wednesday 7/17 at 3 PM

Join us to experiment with bubbles in the garden ( weather permitting)!  This event is open to all ages with an adult. Registration required. Register online starting 7/3. Register here.


Story Scavenger Hunt  

8/1-8/31 10-30AM-Close

Find all the book images hidden in the Children’s Department during the month of August. Turn in your completed sheet for a small surprise at the checkout desk. Play as many times as you’d like all month long. Open to all ages with an adult.


LEGO Robotics

Wednesdays from 3-4:30 PM

It’s Back! Ages 7 — 11 years can build and program a simple robot using LEGO WeDo Robotics kits. Registration required for each session. Limit 8 each session. Register online. Click each session below to register when they open.

Session 1: 7/31 (registration opens 7/17)

Session 2: 8/7 (registration opens 7/31)

Session 3: 8/14 (registration opens 8/7)

Session 4: 8/21 (registration opens 8/14)

Meets 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21


C.A.M.P. (crafts all month please)

8/5-8/31 10:30 AM to Close

Come participate in drop-in crafts for all ages during the month of August at the Durham Public Library! No need to register, just stop by. All supplies provided. Supplies limited.

8/5- 8/10: Space Ornaments

8/12-8/17: Rocket Craft

8/19-8/24: Constellation Craft

8/26-8/31: Mystery Crafts


Storytimes


Mother Goose Storytime

Mondays at 10:30 AM

Ages Birth to 2.5 (Siblings welcome)

Children birth to 2.5 years can join Miss Diana for stories and songs.

No need to register, just drop-in. Siblings welcome!

6/17, 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12.


Preschool Storytime

Ages  2.5 and up (Siblings welcome)

Tuesdays at 10:15 AM

Families with children ages 2.5 and up can join us at the library for developmentally relevant; stories, songs, and fingerplays. Sibling welcome! No need to register, just drop-in.

 6/25, 7/9, 7/23,  8/6.


Twinkle Toes Toddler Dance

Tuesdays at 10:15 AM

Toddlers on the move! This exciting program is designed to offer children 2-5 years old an opportunity to explore dance in its most primitive form. siblings welcome. Ages 2-5 with an adult. Registration required. Register online. Registration opens June 1st. Register here.

6/18, 7/2, 7/16, 7/30, 8/13.


Toddler Art

Fridays at 10:30 AM

Ages 2 & up only with an adult

Join us at the library to get messy and make some fun process art! Registration required. Registration for the 7/12 event will open June 7th. Registration for the 8/9 event will open 7/12.

7/12 & 8/9


Farmers Market Storytime

All ages on the Town Green.

Thursdays at 5 PM

5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29, 9/5, 9/12.


Our special programs and events are sponsored by PALS — The Public Association of Library Supporters.