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Library events

See what's happening soon in your local library.

The following are regular events happening across the county in our library branches.

Summer Reading Challenge

Details of all our 'Gadgeteer' events will be posted here over summer to help you get involved with this year's Summer Reading Challenge.

Meanwhile, if you're aged 13 to 24 and looking for something interesting and rewarding to do over summer, we're currently recruiting volunteers to help deliver our reading challenge events.

It'll stop you getting bored, could help you work towards a Duke of Edinburgh Award, and you might make new friends, so why not help us deliver Summer Reading Challenge events

Story and Rhyme Times

Alfreton Library

  • Storytime, every Monday (term time only), 11am to 11.30am.
    Best suited to children aged 1 and older.

Ashbourne Library

  • Story Time, every Tuesday, 10.15am to 10.45am.
    For the under-5s

Bakewell Library

  • Story and Rhyme Time, alternate Tuesdays, 10.30am to 11am.
    Aimed at the under 5s, babies and toddlers.
  • Crafts, alternate Tuesdays, 10.30am to 11am.
    For the under 5s

Belper Library

  • Story and Rhyme Time, every Wednesday, 11am to 11.30am.
    Aimed at toddlers and pre-school children
  • Rhyme Time, every Friday, 11am to 11.30am
    For babies and toddlers

Bolsover Library

  • Toddler storytime with rhymes, every Monday (term-time only), 10am to 10.30am
    Aimed at pre-school children.
  • Baby Rhyme Time, every Tuesday, 10am to 10.30am
    For babies

Brimington Library

  • Bounce and Rhyme, every Tuesday (term-time only), 10.30am to 11am
    For the under 5s

Buxton Library

  • Storybook fun and crafts, every Monday (term-time only), 10am to midday
    Aimed at toddlers

Chesterfield Library

  • Baby Rhyme Time, every Monday, 9.30am to 10am
    For babies
  • Toddler Rhyme Time, every Monday, 11am to 11.30am
    Aimed at toddlers to pre-school children

Clay Cross Library

  • Rhyme and Storytime, every Tuesday, 10.30am to 11am
    For pre-schoolers

Dronfield Library

  • Baby and Toddler Rhyme Time, every Friday, 10.30am to 11.15am
    For pre-school children

Eckington Library

  • Rhyme and Storytime, every Friday (term-time only), 10.30am to 11.15am
    Aimed at pre-school children

Etwall Library

  • Rhyme and Storytime, every Thursday, 3.10pm to 3.40pm
    For pre-schoolers

Glossop Library

  • Rhyme and Storytime, every Tuesday, 10.30am to 11am
    Aimed at babies to children of primary school age.

Heanor Library

  • Rhyme and Storytime, every Thursday (term-time only), 11am to 11.30am
    For the under 5s

Ilkeston Library

  • Rhyme Time, every Wednesday (term time only), 10am to 10.30am
    Aimed at the under 5s

Long Eaton Library

  • Rhyme and storytime,  every Wednesday (term-time only), 11am to 11.30am
    For pre-schoolers

Matlock Library

  • Rhyme and Storytime, every Thursday (term time only), 10.30am to 11am
    For babies, toddlers and pre-school children

Melbourne Library

  • Rhyme and Strorytime, every Friday, 2.15pm to 2.45pm
    Aimed at pre-schoolers

New Mills Library

  • Story and Rhyme Time, 2nd Friday of the month, 2.15pm to 2.45pm
    For pre-school children and babies

Newbold Library

  • Rhyme and Storytime, every Tuesday, (term-time only), 10.30am to 11am
    For pre-schoolers

Ripley Library

  • Rhyme and Storytime, every Monday, 10am to 10.30am
    Aimed at Toddlers

Sandiacre Library

  • Story and Rhyme Time, every Thursday, 11am to 11.30am
    For babies, toddlers and pre-school children

Shirebrook Library

  • Story and Rhyme Time, every Friday (term-time only), 10am to 10.30am
    Aimed at children under 4

Staveley Library

  • Story and Rhyme Time, every Tuesday (term-time only), 10.30am to 11am
    For pre-school children including babies and toddlers

Wirksworth Library

  • Children's Storytime, 1st Thursday of the month, 2.15pm to 2.45pm
    For babies and children up to the age of 5
  • Children's Singalong, 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 2.15 to 2.45pm
    For babies and children up to the age of 5