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Derby Book Festival’s Autumn Edition now on sale
Thu 23 Sep 2021
Tickets for all 11 events at Derby Book Festival’s Autumn Edition are on sale from 20 September.
150 years competition for artists and writers 2021
Wed 15 Sep 2021
In celebration of 150 years of public libraries in Derby, we are launching a new competition. Writers, photographers and artists are invited to respond to one of five items selected from the collection at the Local Studies Library.
The Summer Reading Challenge goes wild!
Fri 9 Jul 2021
Derby Libraries’ Summer Reading Challenge gets under way this weekend. Over the next eight weeks children can explore books and reading, and let their imaginations run wild!
This year’s theme is Wild World Heroes, a celebration of reading, nature and action for the environment. Developed in partnership with World Wildlife Fund, it will inspire children to stand up for the future of our planet, while discovering some great books.
Derby to bid for City of Culture
Tue 6 Jul 2021
Through a city-wide collaboration, effort and focus, Derby has submitted a bid for the City of Culture.
Our half-term top activities for families
Thu 27 May 2021
Half term is just around the corner, so we’ve pulled together our top indoor and outdoor activities for families!
1871 to 2021 timeline - 150 years in pictures of Derby Libraries
Wed 12 May 2021
Derby Libraries are marking 150 years in the city!
Staff have been digging through the archives, and a full history of the service, to make a timeline of key moments.
Welcome back to Derby Libraries
Thu 8 Apr 2021
A phased re-opening of our sites will take place over the next month, allowing as much use of library facilities as is safe and practical at this time.
While we are very much looking forward to seeing our members again, inevitably there will be changes to the services available, and opening hours. The safety of our customers and staff is our priority.
Make the most of the Easter Holidays at home
Tue 16 Mar 2021
In Derby have put together some exciting activities for families this Easter. The Easter Egg Hunt Trail is back at Markeaton Park, and we have plenty to do in line with current restrictions.
Songs and rhyme in your own time
Tue 9 Mar 2021
Derby Libraries’ Rhymetimes are back in a new format. The popular nursery rhyme sessions for pre-school children and their parents and carers are back as a series of online videos, created by Derby Theatre, to watch and follow at home.
Celebrating 150 Years of Derby Libraries
Mon 8 Mar 2021
This year marks a milestone for Derby’s public library service, and we are inviting you to celebrate our 150th year with us.
What's happening behind the scenes at Normanton Library
Tue 2 Mar 2021
Normanton Library may be running a limited service at the moment, but exciting developments including a new partnership with Derby Theatre are set to transform the building into a hub for the community to be proud of.
How to make a Dragon for St George's Day
Mon 1 Mar 2021
Join the procession by making your own dragon at home, and sending video footage of it to Derby LIVE to include in the online parade. Follow Folk 3D’s online video tutorial to find out how to make your dragon from things you have lying around at home, and get the whole family to join in.
A Mummers' Play for St George's Day
Our friends FOLK3D and The Lost Boys are inviting families to create and film their own mummers play to be included in the St. George’s Day Celebrations At Home.
World Book Day Tokens and Book Recommendations
Fri 26 Feb 2021
It’s World Book Day 4 March. World Book Day’s mission is to encourage reading for pleasure so they will be distributing 15 million £1 World Book Day tokens to children and young people across the country on March 4.
Share a good read with the eLibrary
Mon 22 Feb 2021
A good book is even better if it’s shared. Everyone from film stars to royalty are joining reading groups and in January, the Duchess of Cornwall announced the launch of her own online ‘Reading Room’.
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