Summer Reading 2017 : Build A Better World
Are you reading to “Build A Better World ” at the Durham Public Library this summer?
Starting Monday, June 19th Register for our Wandoo Summer Reading Program, read, participate in challenges and attend library programs to collect prizes and tickets towards a charitable donation!
Mother Goose Storytime
Ages Birth to 2.5 (Siblings welcome)
Mondays at 10:30AM
6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24
Ages 2.5 and up (Siblings welcome)
Tuesdays at 10:15AM
6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8
Farmers Market Storytime
Thursdays at 5PM
Mad Science Mondays
Mondays at 4:30PM (Grades K-2) & 6:30PM (Grades 3-5)
Join Miss Alex for some STE(A)M based activities every Monday this summer! Registration required. (You can pick each week you want to attend on our forms!) Registration opens June 19th.
For kids entering grades K-2 in the fall REGISTER HERE.This program is Full. please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on a waiting list!
For kids entering grades 3-5 in the fall REGISTER HERE.
Construction Scavenger Hunt in the Children’s Department
Visit the Children’s Department to see if you can find all the pictures of construction equipment hidden around the kids area! Then take your completed scavenger hunt sheet to the front desk for a prize! Play as many times as you want all month long!
Thursdays at 2PM
7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3
Kids in grades 3 and up can join Miss Alex every Thursday in the month of July to make some crafts and share snacks! Please register for each session. Limit 15. Registration opens June 19th . REGISTER HERE.
Kids’ Only Tag Sale
Set up 9AM-10AM
A sale where only kids can sell, but anyone can buy! Ages 5-18 (12 & under with a parent).
Registration opens June 19th. To register stop by the front desk or call the Library at 860-349-9544.
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.
Rain Date 7/15
Harry Potter Book Club
Tuesdays at 6:30PM
Muggle and Wizard families, children, and teens are encouraged to join the library’s Harry Potter Book Club. We will be discussing one book a week for the whole summer. There will be Potter-themed snacks, games, crafts, and trivia for everyone. You can attend just one week or all of them! Registration encouraged, but not required. REGISTER HERE.
Year 1: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone– 7/11 at 6:30PM
Year 2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets– 7/18 at 6:30PM
Year 3: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – 7/25 at 6:30PM
Year 4: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire– 8/1 at 6:30PM
Year 5: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix– 8/8 at 6:30PM
Year 6: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince– 8/15 at 6:30PM
Year 7: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows– 8/22 at 6:30PM
*Bonus* The Cursed Child 8/29 at 6:30PM
Kids Tai Chi
Wednesday , 7/12 at 10AM
Ages 5 & up
Parents and children 5 & up can join Miss Gina for a Tai Chi lesson. Relaxing fun for everyone.
LEGO Robotics Session 2
Wednesday, 7/12 at 3PM
It’s Back! Ages 7 — 11 years can build and program a simple robot using LEGO WeDo Robotics kits. (Please sign up for only one session.) Registration opens two weeks before each class. Limit 9. REGISTER HERE.
Tween Glitter Tattoo
Wednesday, 7/19 at 3PM
Tweens in grades 4 through 6 can come make exciting and sparkly glitter tattoos! All supplies provided. Please register, space is limited. REGISTER HERE.
Ice Cream Party: Make Your Own Ice Cream
Friday, 7/21 at 2PM
Come make (& eat) your own homemade ice cream. All ages welcome, with an adult. Registration required. Registration opens Monday, June 19th. REGISTER HERE.This program is Full. please email email@example.com to be put on a waiting list!
Wednesday, 7/26 at 2:30PM
Ages 5 & up
Fun filled balloon experiments for ages 5 & up with Miss Gina. Guaranteed loud noises! Please register space is limited. REGISTER HERE.
Famous Inventors Hunt in the Children’s Department
Visit the Children’s Department to see if you can find all famous inventor pictures hidden around the kids’ area! Then take your completed scavenger hunt sheet to the front desk for a prize! Play as many times as you want all month long!
Thursday, 8/10 at 11AM
Children of all ages with an adult can come to the library to make their very own chia pet. Registration is required as space and supplies are limited. Registration opens June 19th. REGISTER HERE.This program is Full. please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on a waiting list!
C.A.M.P. ( Crafts All Month Please)
Monday through Saturday, 8/1-9/2
Drop-in crafts for all ages during the month of August.
Kite Craft: 7/31-8/5
Popsicle Craft: 8/7-8/12
Design Your Own LEGO Person: 8/14-8/19
Mask Craft: 8/21-8/26
Mystery Crafts: 8/28-9/2