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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Library Offers New Schedule of Programs for Youth

Durango Public Library

Durango Public Library will offer a new schedule of fun, free events for children and teens beginning in September.     

Storytime and Early Literacy 

Tuesdays, 2 pm: Baby Storytime – A lapsit story time for infants-18 months. Interactive fun with music, stories, fingerplays, counting rhymes and playtime. Babies should bring their parents or caregivers to join in the fun!

Every 1st Wednesday, 10:30 am: Early Literacy Playdate – Join us for a playdate at the library! Explore early literacy and learning through hands-on sensory activities. Be ready to move, build, play, and create. Perfect for children ages 0-5.

Every 2nd Wednesday, 10:30 am: Fired Up Stories – Preschool children and families join firefighters and EMTs from the Durango Fire and Rescue Authority for stories and safety tips. Storytime lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Thursdays, 10:30 am: Toddler Storytime – Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and other fun activities perfect for children ages 2-3. Storytime lasts approx. 30 minutes with a fun craft afterwards.

Fridays, 10:30 am: Preschool Storytime – Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and other fun activities perfect for children ages 3-5. Storytime lasts approximately 30 minutes with a fun craft afterwards.

Every 2nd Saturday, 10:30 am: Sensory Storytime - Sensory Storytime is designed for children on the autism spectrum and families who are looking for a smaller, more adaptive library experience. Storytime is 30 minutes followed by sensory activities.

Programs for school age children 

Fridays, 3:30 pm: STEAM Lab – Build, explore, create, and problem solve. Join us for fun STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities for ages 5-12.

Programs for teens 

Wednesdays, 4 pm: Teen Time – Drop in for activities and snacks in a space just for teens. Bring a friend or two! Depending on the week, join us for Trivia, a Cooking Lab, Tabletop Games, or a Craft project. Check our online calendar for complete program details. For teens in middle and high school.

All Durango Public Library programs are free and open to the public. Visit for an event calendar or call the library at 970-375-3380.

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