Welcome to the Rebel Alliance Summer Reading Program

Join the Rebel Alliance in this Star Wars themed teen summer reading program at the Durham Public Library starting June 17th!

Complete tasks for Star Wars buttons of your favorite characters for your lanyard.  Complete all ten and get a cool planet keychain!  Don’t forget to bring your program with you to redeem buttons!  Buttons and keychains can be redeemed until August 17.

(Click here to submit a book review for one of your tasks: tinyurl.com/y2zog9u6)

But wait!  There’s more!

Check out our full calendar of teen events at the library by accessing our Teen Events Page here or clicking here for Summer Reading 2019 pamphlet!  Some programs require registration.

For those interested in volunteering at the library this summer, please contact Young Adult Librarian Gina Monti at gmonti@durhamlibrary.org.


Enjoy New Digital Content with Hoopla!

Get more with your library card with our new online service, Hoopla!  Download ebooks, audiobooks, TV shows, and movies!  Click here to get started today.  Accounts must be made with a current Durham Public Library card.  Hoopla Digital is also an app available on the Apple or Google Play stores.

Summer Volunteering Now Available!

If you’re 12 or older (or turning 12 in the summer) and want to participate with our volunteens at the summer reading desk, please attend our Volunteen Summer Reading Orientation Sat., June 8 at 3 PM.  If you can’t make this date, please contact Gina at gmonti@durhamlibrary.org to schedule a short training session and your volunteer hours!




At the Durham Public Library we have many services and programs available for teens.

Teens can check out:

  • Our large variety of books, all organized in categories for easy browsing
  • New materials
  • DVDs, audiobooks, and video games
  • Graphic novels
  • Digital ebooks and audiobooks available in our Overdrive library
  • Digital magazines through Zinio

Looking for a good book?

Young Adult Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Paranormal Recommendations (PDF Download)

Young Adult Contemporary Fiction Book Recommendations (PDF Download)

Young Adult Historical Fiction Book Recommendations (PDF Download)

What else?

The Durham Public Library also has computers equipped with Microsoft Office software and internet for your needs.

Feel free to reach out to our staff for any homework assistance.  The library offers an online resource filled with academic articles and journals for your research projects.  If you have a valid CT library card, click here to access ResearchIT CT, our online research database, from home.  You can also use this resource at the library.


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Questions, comments, book recommendations? Email Gina Monti, the Assistant Youth Services Librarian at gmonti@durhamlibrary.org.  You can also call (860) 349-9544.