Glossop library
How you can have fun at the library this summer
Thursday 13th July 2017 12:51 Derbyshire News Posted by Adam Higgins

Families will be able to enjoy a series of events at libraries across Glossopdale during the summer months. 

Activities for youngsters include making badges, creating disguises, songs and stories, making masks, animal crafts, cracking codes and learning how to be a secret agent. There are also activity trails, puzzle solving and rhyme times.

While, sessions for adults include crafts, computers, money help and careers advice.

Overall, there will be more than 80 free events in Derbyshire County Council libraries from now until September.

Cllr Barry Lewis, DCC Leader and Cabinet Member for Strategic Leadership, Culture and Tourism, said: “Creating a love of books in children will stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives, for both education and pleasure.

“Our librarians have once again come up with some brilliant and exciting activities that will help Derbyshire children get into reading.

“And as important community resources, our libraries are also putting on events to help adults improve their skills, learn something new or get advice and support.”

The events are free but some have to be booked in advance. Some are for all family members and some aimed at just children, just adults or at specific age groups.

Some of the events are part of the county council’s annual Summer Reading Challenge starting on Saturday (July 15) and running until Saturday, September 9, at libraries across Derbyshire. Children don’t have to sign up to the reading challenge before they can join the fun and take part in the events.

To join the challenge, children can sign up at any Derbyshire library by ringing them or visiting

All youngsters have to do is read six library books of their choice and collect the special stickers as they go.

When they have read six books they get a medal and certificate to celebrate their achievement. It’s free to join the library and children can join from birth.