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Summer of fun!

Don't waste a second of the holidays this summer!

From taking part in Silly Squad, the online Summer Reading Challenge, to sending in your book reviews for Love to Read, to enjoying nature with Storyparks!

There's something for children of all ages. 


We kicked off the summer holidays with a special day of entertainment on 27 July! 

If you didn't make the day itself don't worry you can catch the performances here! From storytelling to illustrating to music, let's celebrate the summer holidays.

See the full programme here


This summer we challenge you to read then complete reviews for 6 of your favourite books for entry into our brilliant prize draw. 

Find out all about Love to Read


Stories, crafts and activities

Watch some of your favourite illustrated books being read and then take part in a special craft activity inspired by the story. We'll have a new story and craft every week from 13 July to 24 August.

Join in here


The Big Veg Takedown: The Online Adventures of Walter Lemonface

An animated, interactive story told in four parts, where you decide what happens next! The Big Veg Takedown is a new, innovative project where artists, children and families all work together to create an exciting animated story through digital collaboration.

Find out how to watch and join in here


Talking Rubbish

Fantastic children's theatre brought to you by Theatre Rites and The Spark Arts for Children, all about finding treasure in what other people throw away. 

Find out all about Talking Rubbish here


Storyparks, Nottingham

This year, with the help of the Nottingham Building Society, we are bringing both Libraries & Parks online to you, so you and your family can enjoy in the comfort of your own home!

Click here to find out all about Storyparks


Silly Squad, Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Join the Silly Squad now!

This summer the Summer Reading Challenge is going digital, offering families an opportunity to have fun and be silly together in these difficult times. 

Click here to start the challenge


Storytelling with Nicky Rafferty

Have you ever tried to tell a story from memory? Nicky Rafferty is sharing some fantastic stories with us over the next few months. You'll also learn lots of tips to become a confident storyteller yourself!

Listen to Nicky here


MusicQuest 2020 - the search for the Lost Chord!

Nottingham Music Hub invite you to join BBC's well-known explorer Andy Day for a musical challenge to take you through the summer! Dare you become a musical archaeologist digging for clues to help? Can you follow the map across the Isle of Lontano - through the Mountains of Major and Minor to Staccato Swamp, riding Rapido Rapids past the Sea of Sharps? Can you decode the clues, find the treasure chest and unlock it to reveal the Lost Chord?

MusicQuest goes live on Monday 27 July at 10am

Begin your quest here!


The Mystery of the Undiscovered Island

We have heard somewhere that there is an undiscovered island, a magical underwater place with unique plants, birds, fish and giant coral that lights up and sings. However, to find it we need some young explorers to help us work out some mysterious messages and find out what lives in this fantastic place. Join us weekly to solve the mystery.


Makers of Imaginary Worlds and Lakeside Arts are creating a truly unique interactive installation: Undiscovered Island for 2021. Before it comes to life they want some help from library adventurers. 

Click here to begin your mission


Don't forget our webpage full of fun things to enjoy at home, all year round

Go to our Keeping the kids busy page

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