​Come and enjoy free sessions at the brand new Riverside Library! - Derby Days Out Blog
18th June 2018

Come and enjoy free sessions at the brand new Riverside Library!

The new Riverside Library opens in the Council House this July and is giving visitors the chance to explore its services with a host of FREE taster sessions and author talks.

The brand new library opens Monday 2 July and will kick start the free sessions with lots of noise, hosting half an hour of Shake Rattle and Rhymetime for babies aged up to three years old.

As well as thousands of books to choose from visitors to the library can expect a bright and open space, including a children’s area for families, access to computers and space to sit and enjoy a book.

Borrowing books isn’t all Riverside Library will be offering and customers can expect more events and activities from their city centre library, so watch this space!

Here are some dates for your diaries:

  • Shake Rattle and Rhymetime for babies and toddlers aged up to three years old – Monday 2 July, 10.30am to 11am
  • Introduction to eBooks and eAudiobooks for anyone to drop in with their device on Monday 2 July, between 10am and 4pm
  • Free wellbeing MOT, includes taking blood pressure, BMI and lung age – Wednesday 4 July, drop in any time
  • Meet Andy Cope, author of Spy Dog and The Art of Being Brilliant – Saturday 7 July,11am to 12pm
  • Poetry night with Trevor Wright and other local poets – Thursday 12 July,6pm to 7.30pm
  • Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge launch: Chris White’s interactive poetry and cartoon roadshow, Saturday 14 July,11am to 12pm
  • Code Club Taster Session, for children looking to learn about computer coding, Saturday 7 July,10am to 11am and 11.30am to 12.30pm

Riverside Library is opening just in time for the launch of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge!

Every year, thousands of families all over the country are involved in the UK's biggest reading event for children in libraries.

The challenge is to read six books during the summer holidays and this year’s theme is mischief and pranks inspired by the iconic children’s comic title Beano.

All libraries in Derby will be running the Challenge throughout the summer holidays, but make sure you and the kids come along to the launch at Riverside Library for the chance to take part in Chris White’s interactive poetry and cartoon roadshow!

To find out more about Derby’s newest library visit www.inderby.org.uk/riversidelibrary. You can also read more about the Summer Reading Challenge in Derby by visiting www.inderby.org.uk/reading

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