49 Madbury Road - Durham, NH 03824 - durhampl@gmail.com - 603-868-6699

        Library Hours
            Monday 2:30-8
           Tuesday 10-8
          Wednesday 10-8
           Thursday 10-8
              Friday 10-5
            Saturday 10-5

solar panel monitor
solar panel monitor

Photo Contest: " Year in Durham"

The Durham Public Library is hosting a photography contest. $300 cash prize for the winner! For more information, Click Here.

HeritageQuest Online & Ancestry.com

Research your family history using HeritageQuest Online and Ancestry.com. For more information, Click here.


Durham Public Library Board of Trustees

Minutes and Agendas

Foster's Daily Democrat
Foster's Online

Town of Durham Website
Town of Durham website
Salem Health Medical Guide
Salem Health
New York Times Bestsellers

This Week in History

Britannica NH Downloadable Books Magazines
Durham Public Library on Pinterest

Jungle Jim Superhero Training Summer Reading Finale Celebration! Held in the Oyster River Room at DPL.
Friday, July 31st at 10:30 am

All ages Finale Celebration with talented performer and giant balloonist, Jungle Jim and his Superhero Training!  Join us in celebrating your summer reading accomplishments.  Jungle Jim’s show is highly interactive and fun.  He will create giant balloon creations and have kids participate in his Superhero Training.  This show is tremendous fun.  A special thank-you to the Friends of the Durham Public Library for all their support.  Prize books, reading certificates, and Bagel Works Prize will be handed outCake will also be served.  A big thank-you to the The Bagel Works, The Sea Dogs, Dunkin Donuts, Moe’s of Durham, The Candy Bar, Fro-Zone, Hayden Sports, Young’s Restaurant, Jet Pack Comics, Taquomano, Franz’s Food, The Makery, Durham House of Pizza, Youngs Restaurant, Water Country, Canobie Lake Park and other local businesses for their prize donations.


Young Adult Superhero Movie Night! This week: Ironman!
Thursday, July 30th 6:00 pm

Join us for a fun Young Adult Superhero Movie Night!

This week:  Ironman! 

Popcorn is served, door prizes and

all are welcome!



Baby-sitting Course with McGregor EMS
Sat. Aug. 1st 10:30 am-3:00 pm
This course is designed to certify kids ages 11 & up.  Cost is $35.  To register, visit cprsafe.org or call 603-862-3674  


Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Program!
Congratulations summer readers we read 106,410 minutes together!
Congratulations summer readers.  We had so much fun during our 5 week summer reading program.  350 Children ages 2-12 years signed up and we read approximately 106,410 minutes together.  Way to go!  Keep reading.  All of our fall programs will start the week of Sept. 7th - Storytimes, Book Groups, Lego Club, Tales for tails, Patch Club, Lego Club, Knitting Club, Family Movies, crafternoon, Baby Lap-sit, Home-schooler's group, YA writing group, Game Mondays and much more.Check out our calendar soon for details.

Weekly Hero Trivia Question for Kid's Summer Reading Program
Week 5: July 27- July 31

Answer the trivia question and e-mail your answer to Lisa Kleinmann (ekleinmann@ci.durham.nh.us) or stop by the library to answer using one of our computers. Each question has a web site to help you find the answer. Then, visit the Children's/YA Dept. to claim a weekly prize for correct answers.

Question: Name three ways you can be a hero by taking care of our planet earth?

Hint: http://www.earthrangers.com/wildwire/super-rangers/top-ten-ways-kids-are-saving-the-planet

(Optional) Bonus Question: What happened to Donn Fendler to make him a hero at 12 years old?

Hint: Find the book by Donn Fendler


Winner Announced $25 Gift Card to Mixteca

Thank you to MIxteca for donating a $25 dining gift card to the  Adult Hero Trivia Puzzle.  Congratulations to the winner Katie Ellis!  Congratulations to Kevin Healey winner of the Comic Book!

New exhibit in the gallery on the 2nd floor:


2015 NH Art Institute Interns: Emily Webber, Mckensie Davidson and Danielle Antico. Check out the works of youg talented artists during month of July.




Guessing Jar for Kid's Summer Reading Program
Take a guess!

Visit the Children's/YA Dept. to make a guess at the quantity of items in the guessing jar. Winner with the closest guess (without going over) wins the contents of the jar!

New jars will be available every week throughout Summer Reading, June 29 - July 31


Superhero Training for Kid's Summer Reading Program
Week 5: Make a "Yarn Spiderweb"!
It's Superhero Training time! Come to the Children's/YA section for a superhero training exercise. This week's exercise uses your superhero power to make a yarn spiderweb in the Children's/YA Department.   

Writers Meet-Up
Will break for August and start up in September

Writers Meet Up- Some published, some writing, others just starting out. Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays, monthly. 6-8 pm.  Next meeting Thursday, September 3 @ 6 pm.  Contact Mary Ellen Humphrey mary.ellen.humphrey@gmail.com

DPL Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
Wednesday August 5th 6:45 p.m.

Heritage Room

The public is welcome to attend.

Annual Appeal Great Success!
$32,000 was raised!
The Board of Trustees of the Durham Public Library thank our community members for their generous contributions to the library’s 2014-1015 Annual Appeal.  Close to $32,000 was raised, providing funds to support many vital initiatives that bolster a dynamic environment for learning, collaboration, and entertainment for all to enjoy. 
A poster recognizing each of our contributors is on display at the library.  
Thank you to all! 

CPR & AED Class McGregor Memorial EMS
Tuesday August 11th 6:00 pm

Offered by McGregor Memorial EMS: CPR & AED (defibrillator) for adult, child and infant.  The AHA, American Heart Association Heartsaver AED Course. Visit cprsafe.org for information and to register. 
Fee is $20.00  Contact Sean Madden smadden@mcgregorems.org or 862-3674.

Oyster River Knitters
Tuesday August 4th 7-9 pm


Oyster River Knitters
Welcome to all crocheters and knitters for an evening of company and fun. Regular meeting, first Tuesday of the month. Contact Amanda Anderson 603-312-1036 tintin59@hotmail.com


First Aid Class McGregor Memorial EMS
Tuesday August 4th 6:00-8:00 pm

AHA Heartsaver First Aid Class offered by McGregor Memorial EMS.  Heartsaver First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical servics (EMS) arrives.  Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.  Fee $20. Register with http://cprsafe.org

Contact Sean Madden  smadden@mcgregorems.org  or 862-3674


Technology Help

The library offers help for people who need assistance using technology, such as computers, iPads and phones. Call us to check on availability of the volunteers. 868-6699 or email us durhampl@gmail.com