Rhymetimes for babies and toddlers

Children's books


From 10 May - extra PC sessions will be available for job seekers to book

Libraries Update - April 2021

Until Sat 17 Apr, RiversideMickleoverNormanton and Alvaston Libraries are currently open for Click and Collect and for Internet access for essential tasks.

Derby Libraries are pleased to be able to welcome customers back into libraries from the week commencing Mon 19 Apr for browsing.  We are currently putting the final preparations in place to enable as much use of library facilities as is safe and practical at this time. 

Public PCs will be available on a self-service basis and you can enjoy sessions of up to 60 minutes per customer per day. You will no longer need to book a PC but please be aware that, to comply with Covid safety regulations, the number of PCs available will be limited and staff assistance will not be available.  We will keep this under review and extend this service when it is safe and practical to do so.

The Home Library Service will continue to deliver books to people who cannot get to the library by themselves because of illness, infirmity or disability.   

Derby Local Studies and Family History Library is currently closed to members of the public but is taking enquiries by phone, text and email. We are aiming for customers to be able to visit the Local Studies Library in person after Monday 21 June. 

You can renew your books online or phone 01332 641700. The e-book service is available – look at our catalogue to make your choice. 

Songs and rhyme in your own time

Because reading to children and sharing rhymes is so important to children’s language development, Derby Libraries approached the theatre to create professional and engaging online Rhymetimes.

Rhymetimes are free, half hour sessions of music and rhymes. Rhymes and songs are a great way of helping your child acquire good language skills and can really help with their future learning.

Who are they for?

They are suitable for babies and toddlers aged up to three years with their parents and carers.

Where and when are they held?

All sessions in libraries are currently cancelled 

For more information contact your local library or email childrens.services@derby.gov.uk