Summer 2016 Programs

Drop-In Programs — No Registration Required


Mother Goose Storytime

Mondays, June 27th to August 1st at 10:15 am

For children 6 months to 2 1/2 year. This program features simple stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and activities for toddlers and their parents or caregivers. Siblings Welcome!

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays, June 28th to August 2nd at 10:15 am

Children ages 2 ½ to 5 years can join Miss Alex for stories songs and a craft! Siblings Welcome!

Farmers’ Market Storytime

Thursdays, June 2nd to September 8th at 5:00 pm

Families with Children of all ages can join Miss Alex for a special storytime on the Durham Green.

Ready, Set…Science!

Thursdays, June30th to July 28th at 6pm

Kids in grades K-6 are welcome to join Miss Alex for hands on science fun! No registration required, just drop-in!

Sports Movie Matinees

Fridays, July 8th and 22nd at 2 pm

Children of all ages with an adult are welcome to drop-in for a sports themed movie.

Patriotic Craft

Wednesday, June 29th at 1 pm

Children ages 5 to 7 with an adult are encouraged to stop in to make a fun decoration for the 4th of July ! No registration required, just drop-in!

Summer Programs — Registration Opens June 13th

To register for any programs

  • Call (860) 349-9544 ext. 1
  • Visit the library ( 7  Maple Avenue, Durham, CT 06422)
  • Click here

Summer Reading Kickoff With Mr Gym

Monday, June 27th at 6:30pm

Families with children ages 3-8 are welcome to join us at the Durham Public Library as we kickoff Summer Reading and get kids moving with Mr. Gym! Registration required.

LEGO WeDo Robotics

For children ages 7 to 11. Registration required. Limit 9 each session.

WeDo Race Car

Wednesday, July 6th at 2pm and Monday July 18th  at 6:30pm

Build and program a robot race car using LEGO WeDo Robotics kits.(Please register for only one session.)

WeDo Rescue Helicopter

Wednesday, July 13th at 2pmand Monday July 25th at 6:30pm

Build and program a robot helicopter using  LEGO WeDo Robotics kits.(Please register for only one session.)

Krafty Kids

Mondays, July 11 and August 1 from 1-2pm

Kids ages 9 to 12  can join Miss Diana for a fun book discussion and a craft.

7/11/16– Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff

8/1/16– Bud, Not Buddy By Christopher Paul Curtis

Registration encouraged, but not required. Participants can pick up copies of the discussion book at the library!

Critter Caravan

Tuesday, July 12th at 2 pm

Families with children ages 3 and up can join us to touch and learn about a variety of small animals. Registration required.

The Day the Crayons Quit

Wednesday, July 20th at 2pm

Calling all actors ages 4 to 8. Let’s put on a play! Participants will play theatrer games, choose costumes and characters, and act out a story based on the popular children’s book. Registration Required. Limit 20.

Kids Only Tag Sale

Saturday, July 9th, Set-up 9 am, Sale 10 am to noon. Rain Date: Saturday, July 23rd

A sale where only kids can sell, but anyone can buy! Ages 5-18 (12 & under with a parent). Call the Library to register at 860-349-9544!

Please remember to:
1. Bring Kids items only
2. Bring a table or blanket & extra cash to make change.
3. Mark the prices on your items.
4. Bring water to drink.
5. Cars must be moved to side parking lot after you unload
6. Take home any items that don’t sell


Kids in the Kitchen

Wednesdays, July 20th and July 27th 6:30-8 pm

Budding chefs ages 8 to 11 will try new foods and learn new skills in the kitchen. Limit  8 each session.(Please register for only one session.)

Durham Olympics

Saturday, July 30th  1-2:30pmfrom 1 to 2:30 pm

Kids ages 6 to 18 can test their athletic skills and play fun outdoor games! Registration required. Limit 30.

Summer Reading Closing Celebration with Danny Magic!

Thursday, August 4th at 6:30 pm

Join us for a family party featuring Danny Magic’s comedy magic show! No registration required.

To register for any programs

  • Call (860) 349-9544 ext. 1
  • OR
  • Visit the library ( 7  Maple Avenue, Durham, CT 06422)
  • OR
  • Click here


Programs sponsored by PALS — The Public Association of Library Supporters.