Kid Tag Sale

Saturday 7/27/24. Rain Date 8/3/24. Set up 9 AM-10 AM * Sale 10 AM-12 PM

A sale where only kids can sell, but anyone can buy! We are looking for sellers ages 5-18 (12 & under with a parent). Registration for sellers opens on June 12th at 3pm

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.

Part-Time Library Shelver

Ideal for high school students! The Durham Public Library seeks a reliable and detail-oriented library shelver to join our team. This is a 7.5 hour per week, minimum wage position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Applicable library experience

Required Competencies:

  • Must be 16 years of age
  • Ability to read, write, and alphabetize
  • Ability to learn the Dewey Decimal system and other library filing systems
  • Familiarity with office computer applications
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff and patrons.
  • Attention to detail

Essential Functions:

  • Returns items to shelves accurately
  • Assists with maintaining order of collection
  • Assists with creating displays
  • Assists with preparations for library programs
  • Assists with maintaining order and cleanliness of library
  • In addition to essential functions, all employees are expected to carry out other duties as assigned

To apply please send a resume and three references to Christine Michaud, Library Director, at and complete the online Library Shelver Assessment. Deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2024.

Friday, July 26 at noon

Do you enjoy cooking and love good food? If so, join our new Cookbook Club! This is a combination of a book club and a potluck lunch. Each month, we will choose a cookbook (or a small selection of related cookbooks) which each of the participants will select a recipe and prepare it for the group to taste. We are looking to hold nice discussions and enjoy good food and company! If you are a food enthusiast, please register early as the number of participants is limited.

Copies of the book are available for registered participants at the Circulation Desk. In order to facilitate a range of courses, you will be assigned to prepare either an entree, an appetizer or side, or dessert. Plates, utensils and water will be provided; please bring serving utensils for your dish.

July’s cookbook is: The Complete Summer Cookbook: Beat the Heat with 500 Recipes that Make the Most of Summer’s Bounty by America’s Test Kitchen.


New Resource – AtoZ World Travel

Planning a trip? The Durham Public Library is pleased to announce that it has recently added AtoZ World Travel to its online reference offerings. This new library resource includes 202 world city travel guides covering 67 topics each. The travel guides cover a multitude of topics that are of interest to those planning their international travel. Topics include pre-trip planning, points of interest, excursions, neighborhoods, restaurants, nightlife, as well as health and safety.

Anyone can access AtoZ World Travel using the library’s computers, and Durham patrons can access it from anywhere in the world from the library’s portal at or directly at AtoZ World Travel with their library card.

AtoZ World Travel was designed for world travelers, schools and universities, global businesses, and anyone who wants to prepare for their trip abroad.

Why Wait? Download an Ebook or Audiobook Right Now

The Library offers a wide variety of free e-books, digital magazines and audiobooks, and streaming music and video, all available with your Durham Public Library card and many available instantly.

Best-selling and award-winning fiction and nonfiction books, audiobooks, and magazines. You may borrow up to 10 items at a time. Over 3,000 popular magazines are available, with no wait lists and no item limits. Use the “Available Now” filter to find currently available items.

Always available movies, TV shows, music, books, comics, and audiobooks. You may borrow up to 4 items per calendar month.

The Palace Project
Thousands of free eBooks and audiobooks from the Connecticut State Library and Durham’s digital collections in the Palace Project app. 

Summer Reading – For All Ages!


To register, pick up your game board at the Durham Public Library’s Summer Reading Desk or print below

To play, complete all the fun summer reading activities on it.

To get a prize, Return your game board to the library for your prize. Prizes must be claimed on or before August 31st.


To register, simply visit the library’s Summer Reading Desk and grab a Summer Read & Bead Activity Log along with your Read & Bead chain and your first brag tag. If you can’t make it to the library right away, you can print your log at home and backdate any activities with your caregiver’s approval.

Here’s how to play:

  • Read or complete any other activities listed in your log each day
  • Color in the day to mark your progress
  • There’s no timing or counting necessary, just have fun and enjoy the program
  • Bring your log to the Summer Reading Desk and collect the beads you’ve earned
  • Trade in your beads for more exciting shapes and colors

Remember, you must bring your log with you to the library to collect your beads. If you’re exchanging beads to level up, please bring them with you as well.

To finish the program, simply turn in your log by August 31st and receive a small surprise. And don’t forget, all beads earned are yours to keep.


Starting June 12th, stop by and grab your Teen BINGO Card.

Complete any of the activities on the board. 

Cross off what you’ve done.  Aim for three in a row. 

Return your card for a small prize and a chance at a special raffle prize. All cards must be returned by 8/17.

Finished a card? Play as many times as you’d like until 8/10.


Pick up a Summer Reading BINGO Card and complete 5 activities in a row. Turn your card in for a chance at a bi-weekly raffle prize.

Play as many times as you’d like until 8/17.

New Kids Database: Educate Station

Full Curriculum For Grades K-5 .

Explore this resource here:

Weekly / Monthly Learning Plans & Worksheets in;

Great for homeschooling families, extra practice for kids and parents , and substitute teacher lesson plans.

Free access to lesson plans and printable worksheets inside the library ( no card or account needed) and with your Durham library card from home.