Children’s Programs

Please note: These library programs are held in the lower level of the library and require the ability to traverse 15 steps. There is no elevator access to the lower level. Click here for current story time themes (pages 3 and 4 of the Bookworm Digest).

story-time-at-the-libraryTiny Tots Lapsit – Ages Baby-2

Join us at 10:30 a.m. on Friday mornings July 7, 14 & 28 for this fun 20 minute program which offers songs, stories and movement with relaxed time afterwards for play and socializing.

No registration is required, just come on in.


storytime1Story TimeAges 2-6

The Youth Services Librarian offers story time  for Preschool aged children Thursday mornings at 10:30 am. Come join us for stories, songs, finger plays and a craft. July 6: Birds and Beavers
July 20: Let’s Be Friends                                                         July 27: Be Kind to Animals                                                        No registration is required, just come on in.


3 children readingStory-trekkers – Ages 6-10

Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30pm. Read a variety of authors and award-winning books. Snacks, games and a craft are included.  Registration is required. Mast Way students may arrange to ride bus 30 directly to the library after school. This program runs from September through May.  Please register by calling 659-2626. This program is underwritten by the Friends of the Lee Library.

Rockin’ Readers – 5th-6th gradereading

The 1st Thursday of each month from 3-4 pm, 5th and 6th grade students get together to discuss a  book chosen for them by the Youth Services Librarian.  Students may arrange to take bus 22 directly to the library after school. Program generally runs from October through May. Underwritten by the Friends of the Lee Library.

   LegosLibrary Legos

Library Legos continue to be a popular and fun program. Kids in grades K-4 can have fun at the library building cool stuff with Legos. This program generally runs from October through May on Fridays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. with some breaks.   A building theme will be suggested each week. Registration is not required.  Mast Way students may arrange to ride bus 30 directly to the library.

  1000books1000 Books Before Kindergarten

This is a new library program that encourages Lee families to read 1000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten. It’s easy – just register and keep track of how many books you’ve read on a reading log. We’ll help you celebrate the first 100 books milestone with the gift of a canvas book bag. And at each 100 books mark, you’ll get a 100 books sticker. Reach 1000 and you’ll receive a copy of Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten! Registration and participation is ongoing. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lee Public Library.

Award Nominee Books

The 2016-17 Great Stone Face (grades 4-6), Isinglass (grades 7 & 8) and Flume (grades 9-12) award nominees have all been ordered and will be ready for eager summer readers. Easy to find, they will be labeled and prominently displayed.


Summer Reading Program-Build A Better World

The theme for this summer’s reading program is all about helping to build a better world. Registration for this 5-week non-competitive program begins on Monday, June 19 and is for preschool-grade 6.

Join us for a summer of great books and fun activities. Don’t miss the kickoff event on Wednesday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m. when the      Cactus Head Puppet Theater will  treat us to a performance of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. This event is cosponsored with the Durham and Madbury libraries and will be held at the Durham Public Library.

Teen Summer Reading Program

Children entering grades 7-12 may sign up for our teen summer reading program. Fill out a simple form for each book read and be eligible to win Barnes and Noble gift cards in weekly raffles. And check out the fun programs for kids in grades 7 and 8.