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 theatre 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

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.