Children's and family activities

Families with children

We welcome children of all ages, and their parents and carers, to our libraries. There is no age limit - even the youngest babies can have their own library ticket!

All our lending libraries have special collections of books and magazines for children and young people.  These include board books for babies and toddlers, picture books, books for children learning to read, stories and information books for all ages, books to help with homework, books for teenagers, graphic novels and Manga, audiobooks on CD, stories in large print format, comics and popular interest magazines. We also have a small collection of children's books in Braille, to find out more please speak to a member of staff. Our eBooks subscription gives access to over 600 titles for children and young people which can be downloaded for free.

Online stories, poems and workshops

We are delighted to bring a collection of online stories, poems, and workshops to children and families. The videos have been created by Authors Abroad, an organisation of well-respected children’s authors, illustrators, and poets.  The films are free and will be available on our website and In Derby YouTube channel from Sat 20 Feb to Sat 17 Apr.

Read more about the authors on our news story here and watch the films below.