All programs and events are cancelled from 5:00 on Wednesday, Sept. 12 through Sunday, Sept. 16.

Outdoor Story Time

20-30 minutes of stories, songs & early literacy activities just outside the library

September programs are all full. October Baby Times are full. Click the button to sign up for remaining Family Story Time dates in October.

  • Pre-registration is required!
  • Masks are encouraged for everyone 5 and up.
  • Spots are limited to allow for social distancing.

    Family Story Time (ages 2 and up)
    Baby Time (lap sit program for ages 0-2)

  • Hora de cuentos al aire libre (Outdoor Spanish Story Time)

    Reúnete con nosotros para contar historias y cantar, en la parte de atrás de la biblioteca, en el patio donde están las estatuas de animales.

    Se aconseja registrarse para atender, y llevar cubierta facial y observar normas de distanciamiento social.

    Join us for stories and songs in Spanish on the back patio by the animal statues. Tuesday, September 28 at 4pm.

    Pre-registration, masks & social distancing encouraged!

    For families with children ages 3+

    Sunday STEAM

    We're are now offering some outdoor, in-person STEAM programming for kids. We'll be keeping group size small, wearing masks, and social distancing. Meet us at 3pm on select Sundays.


  • September 12 - Compasses & Wayfinding (FULL)
  • September 26 - A-maze-ing Water! (All About Stormwater) (FULL)
  • October 3 - Candy Pumpkin Catapults (FULL)
  • October 17 - Science in the Stacks: Why Do Leaves Change Color?
  • October 24 - Celebrate Bat Week (FULL)

    For kids in grades K-5

  • Science in the Stacks

    Do you ever wondered why leaves change color each fall? Our October partnership with UNC Science in the Stacks will be an in-person experiential program to find out why! Sign up to join us at 3pm on Sunday, October 17 for a presentation, and an activity.

    Materials we'll be using: coffee filters, markers, pipettes or a small spray bottle, crayons (red/orange/yellow/green), coin, and printed coloring sheet. (Materials provided at event).

    For kids in grades K-5

    Outdoor StoryWalk

    In honor of National Wilderness Month, September's featured book in Pritchard Park is Hiking Day by Anne Rockwell. Visit anytime this month and read the story starting at the first post across from the lower level parking lot.

    For families with children ages 2+

    Recorded Story Time

    Check out our YouTube channel for over 40 pre-recorded story times, including bilingual and pajama story times.

    For all ages.