Fun Things to Do in the Triangle This Week, Dec. 11-14 Resizeimage15
Photo courtesy of Jeff Palumbo
Practice reading aloud to therapy dogs at the Green Road Community Library in Raleigh this week.

All of the activities highlighted for this week have two things in common: They’re FREE and they’re all located at local library branches. Triangle libraries offer programming for all ages, from babies through senior citizens, so look up your closest branch and see what’s happening there. Good bets for the week include reading to therapy dogs or joining a teen leadership group in Wake County, as well as dancing, stories and crafts for the preschool set in Durham.

See Spot Read FREE

Children in kindergarten and up can practice their reading skills with certified therapy dogs from See Spot Read, a local organization that strives to bring dogs and kids together to enhance reading skills. No registration is necessary to participate in this FREE activity that takes place on Dec. 11 from 4:30-5:15 p.m. at the Green Road Community Library in Raleigh.

photo courtesy of Lisa Zinnecker

Teen Leadership Corps Winter Session Orientation and Kickoff FREE

Teen Leadership Corps is a leadership, learning and service program for Wake County Public Library members in grades 6-10. Teen Leadership Corps offers teens the opportunity to cultivate leadership skills, explore and develop a variety of interests and talents, contribute to the community, and get to know other teens with similar interests. Applications are required to join, and opportunities vary by library branch. Orientation is scheduled for this week at the Southeast Regional (Dec. 11), Holly Springs Community (Dec. 13 and 14) and Northeast Regional Library branches (Dec. 14). 

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Movement & Music FREE

Join the fun at the Southwest Regional Library in Durham on Dec. 13 at 9:45 a.m., when your child can enjoy a program filled with music and movement so they can dance all of their sillies out! This program is FREE, intended for ages 2-5 and requires no preregistration.

photo courtesy of the Durham County Library

Preschool Story and Craft Time FREE

Your preschooler will enjoy a morning of stories, hand rhymes, crafts and music. Meet at the Stanford L. Warren Branch Library in Durham for the 10:30-11:15 a.m. activity. Registration is only required for a large group.

photo courtesy of Daisy Adkins


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