Youth Services Winter Programs

Questions about Youth programs? Reach out to us!
Lauren Redfield, Head of Youth Services, lredfield@durhamlibrary.org
Kristen Slepecki, Youth Services Librarian, kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org

Special Event!!
Virtual Harbor Seal Encounter with the New England Aquarium!
Saturday, February 6 at 11 am.

Join us for a Virtual Harbor Seal Encounter via Zoom with the New England Aquarium! Engage with a marine mammal trainer as they conduct a training session with an Atlantic Harbor Seal, located right out front of the Aquarium! Learn about how they train, why they train, and what you can do to protect the ocean environment for these amazing animals! 

Geared towards children and families of all ages.

Registration required. As registration is limited, we request that if you register you plan to attend. Register HERE.

Zoom link will be emailed out in advance of the program to registered participants.

This program is taking place as part of our Virtual Take Your Child To The Library Day 2021 celebration!

Backyard Adventurers: Snow Day Kit
Snow Days have never been more fun! Register for your very own Snow Day Kit- full of fun experiments to do with snow and ice that can be used all winter long! With registration, this kit will be sent directly to your inbox and uses materials typically found around the home. This kit is fun for the whole family! Registration with an email address is required. 
Register HERE.
Questions? Email Miss Kristen at kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org.

Cocoa & Crafts
Now that it’s winter, it’s time for some cocoa…and crafts! Stop by the library and pick up a new craft each month — along with some cocoa to enjoy at home! Geared towards kids ages 8 -12. Runs January – April.
January pick up dates: January 19 – 23.
Registration required each month. Register for January’s craft HERE.

February pick up dates: February 16 – 20.
Register for February’s craft HERE.

Questions? Email Miss Lauren at lredfield@durhamlibrary.org.

Teen Self Care Series
The world is a stressful place, take some time for yourself with our Teen Self Care Series! Each month we have D.I.Y kits available to pick up, with registration. This session is all about using your creative side-kits include materials and instructions for crafts, creative thinking exercises and yummy comfort food!
Register HERE.
Questions? Email Kristen at kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org.

Zoom Dungeons & Dragons
Zoom D&D continues this winter! Love to play but are unable to get together with friends? Our Zoom meeting is the perfect place for you! Play Dungeons & Dragons with other local teens from the comfort of your own home each Wednesday, beginning Wednesday January 13. This program is available for teens in grades 7 & up, registration is required.
Register HERE.
Email Kristen at kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org for more information.

Backyard Adventurers
Pick up, Take home, Explore! At the beginning of each month, we will provide a package of tools, materials and fun science activities for children ages 4-7. This session runs for the months of February and March. Each package is designed to encourage your child to explore their environment in different ways- using science and play! Registration is required.
February Pick Up Days: February 1 – February 5.
Register HERE.
Questions? Email Miss Kristen at kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org.

Mother Goose: From Our Nest to Yours
Join Miss Diana for a storytime geared towards our littlest patrons! Each month will feature a new theme.

Click HERE for January’s Mother Goose Storytime!

Valentine’s Day Craft Pick Up
Pick up a Valentine’s Day-themed craft kit to do at home! Craft is geared towards younger children. Registration required.
Pick Up Dates: February 8 – 13.
Register HERE.
Questions? Email Miss Lauren at lredfield@durhamlibrary.org.

St. Patrick’s Day Craft Pick Up
Pick up a St. Patrick’s Day-themed craft kit to do at home! Craft is geared towards younger children. Registration required.
Pick Up Dates: March 8 -13.
Register HERE.
Questions? Email Miss Lauren at lredfield@durhamlibrary.org. 

Spring Craft Pick Up
Pick up a Spring-themed craft kit to do at home! Craft is geared towards younger children. Registration required.
Pick Up Dates: March 29 – April 1.
Register HERE. 
Questions? Email Miss Lauren at lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Backyard Adventurers: Earth Day Kit
Celebrate Mother Nature with this unique edition of Backyard Adventurers! In honor of Earth Day, this kit is completely virtual and is filled with activities that celebrate nature. For children age 4-7, the kit will be sent directly to your inbox. Registration with an email address is required.
Register HERE.
Questions? Email Miss Kristen at kslepecki@durhamlibrary.org.