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Dereham Library

Address: 59, High Street, Dereham, NR19 1DZ

Email: libraries@norfolk.gov.uk

Map of Dereham showing library location

Did you know you can renew your library books online? You'll need your library card and PIN.

Opening hours

Register for our Open Library service for easy extended access to the unstaffed library outside normal opening hours using your library card and PIN.

  • Monday 8am-7pm (staffed 9.30am-7pm)
  • Tuesday 8am-7pm (staffed 9.30am-7pm)
  • Wednesday 8am-7pm (staffed 9.30am-7pm)
  • Thursday 8am-7pm (staffed 9.30am-7pm)
  • Friday 8am-7pm (staffed 9.30am-7pm)
  • Saturday 8am-4pm (staffed 9.30am-4pm)
  • Sunday 10am-4pm (Open Library access only)

If you just need to drop a book off out of hours, use the letterbox labelled Returns to the right of the main entrance.  Please make sure that books drop into the box completely and aren’t left sticking out.

Computers can be booked online.

Services at Dereham Library

  • Baby weigh station
  • Cycle parking
  • Story Sacks
  • Tourist information
  • Recorded music
  • Colour photocopier/printer
  • Induction Loop
  • Wheelchair accessible lift
  • Disabled person's WC
  • Disabled person's parking

Services at all Norfolk libraries

Events

20 July 2019
10:30 - 12:00

Get creative at our weekly Lego Club. It's free and no booking necessary. Suitable for children aged 6+. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.

22 July 2019
14:00 - 16:00

Drop in for a friendly chat and a cuppa over a board game or relaxing colouring activity. All welcome. Every Monday 2-4pm.

22 July 2019
9:45 - 10:15

Bounce and Rhyme at your library! Fun with songs and rhymes for pre-school children and babies and their parents/carers. Held every Monday 9.45-10.15am excluding bank holidays. No need to book and all welcome! Stay and chat afterwards over a cuppa for grown ups and a selection of toys and games for the little ones. Please bring your own lidded cup for your hot drink.

22 July 2019
10:30 - 12:00

Enjoy a cuppa and a chat with other parents and carers after Bounce and Rhymetime, and with a selection of toys available for toddlers and babies. Refreshments available, but please bring your own lidded coffee cups.

23 July 2019
10:30 - 12:30

Drop in for advice and information from the Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind about how the association can help visually impaired people.

24 July 2019
10:00 - 12:00

One-to-one sessions with one of our IT Support volunteers to help you get online to shop, create a CV, fill in a form, set up an email account and more! Every Wednesday and Thursday, 10am-12noon at Dereham Library. Booking is recommended, although drop-in sessions are possible, but subject to availability. Contact the library on 01362 693184 for more information and booking.

24 July 2019
10:00 - 12:00

Join the Dereham Carnival Crafters for a friendly chat over a cuppa and craft projects.

25 July 2019
10:00 - 12:00

One-to-one sessions with one of our IT Support volunteers to help you get online to shop, create a CV, fill in a form, set up an email account and more! Every Wednesday and Thursday, 10am-12noon at Dereham Library. Booking is recommended, although drop-in sessions are possible, but subject to availability. Contact the library on 01362 693184 for more information and booking.

26 July 2019
12:15 - 13:15

Join the Short Reads Book Group which focuses on short reads only. It's ideal if you're very busy, or want to get back into reading after a break. We'll be reading something different each month, then meeting up at the library to talk about it on the last Friday of the month,12.15-1.15pm.. Ask at the library for more information and pick up a copy of the current read and come along to the next meeting. Teas and Coffees available. All welcome! If you can't always come to the meetings, you'd be welcome to read alongside the group and pass on any feedback you might have as a book review or comment.

26 July 2019
10:00 - 12:00

Come along and enjoy some good company over a cuppa with our friendly Knit and Natter group. Bring a project or start something new or swap tips and ideas. Absolute beginners welcome. Every Friday 10am-12noon.

27 July 2019
10:30 - 12:00

Get creative at our weekly Lego Club. It's free and no booking necessary. Suitable for children aged 6+. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.

27 July 2019
13:00 - 15:30

We're celebrating Norfolk Day at Dereham Library with a children's storytelling and family craft activity themed on Norfolk's wildlife. We're delighted to be working with local author Michael Jordan, who wrote the beautiful picture book Pueo. Suitable for families with children aged 3+. It's a drop in event and it's free!

29 July 2019
10:30 - 12:00

Enjoy a cuppa and a chat with other parents and carers after Bounce and Rhymetime, and with a selection of toys available for toddlers and babies. Refreshments available, but please bring your own lidded coffee cups.

29 July 2019
14:00 - 16:00

Drop in for a friendly chat and a cuppa over a board game or relaxing colouring activity. All welcome. Every Monday 2-4pm.

29 July 2019
9:45 - 10:15

Bounce and Rhyme at your library! Fun with songs and rhymes for pre-school children and babies and their parents/carers. Held every Monday 9.45-10.15am excluding bank holidays. No need to book and all welcome! Stay and chat afterwards over a cuppa for grown ups and a selection of toys and games for the little ones. Please bring your own lidded cup for your hot drink.

31 July 2019
10:00 - 12:00

Join the Dereham Carnival Crafters for a friendly chat over a cuppa and craft projects.

31 July 2019
14:30 - 15:30

Have a go at painting your own alien rock or moon stone! Suitable for ages 3+. £1.50 per child. Booking essential. Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is supported by the Dereham Library Friends.

31 July 2019
10:00 - 12:00

One-to-one sessions with one of our IT Support volunteers to help you get online to shop, create a CV, fill in a form, set up an email account and more! Every Wednesday and Thursday, 10am-12noon at Dereham Library. Booking is recommended, although drop-in sessions are possible, but subject to availability. Contact the library on 01362 693184 for more information and booking.

01 August 2019
10:00 - 12:00

One-to-one sessions with one of our IT Support volunteers to help you get online to shop, create a CV, fill in a form, set up an email account and more! Every Wednesday and Thursday, 10am-12noon at Dereham Library. Booking is recommended, although drop-in sessions are possible, but subject to availability. Contact the library on 01362 693184 for more information and booking.

01 August 2019
14:30 - 16:30

Digital creativity using a digital app to make your own animated film featuring Lego figures. No experience needed. Suitable for ages 8-11. Free. Booking essential. Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

01 August 2019
10:30 - 12:30

Do you have arthritis or suffer from chronic pain? Join the Dereham versus Arthritis support group and come along to their meetings on every first Thursday of the month, 10.30am-12.30pm. Contact Chris Preston 07834418472 or C.Preston@versusarthritis.org for more information.

02 August 2019
10:00 - 12:00

Come along and enjoy some good company over a cuppa with our friendly Knit and Natter group. Bring a project or start something new or swap tips and ideas. Absolute beginners welcome. Every Friday 10am-12noon.

03 August 2019
10:30 - 12:00

Get creative at our weekly Lego Club. It's free and no booking necessary. Suitable for children aged 6+. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.

03 August 2019
9:30 - 16:00

Norfolk Libraries are hosting the Writing: Making Your Mark pop-up display during the summer. This display accompanies the British Library's landmark exhibition which explores one of humankind's greatest achievements - the act of writing. The British Library's exhibition looks at the various systems employed by languages across time and space and the impact of materials and technologies on the shape and practice of writing. It explores the creative ways humans have used writing to express themselves and their relationships to the people, things and places around them. The pop-up display takes themes and images from the exhibition, exploring 5000 years of written culture. It tracks the development of this product of human genius, from its humble beginnings up to the present day. We invite visitors to think about the future of writing, and what role they might play in it.

05 August 2019
9:30 - 19:00

Norfolk Libraries are hosting the Writing: Making Your Mark pop-up display during the summer. This display accompanies the British Library's landmark exhibition which explores one of humankind's greatest achievements - the act of writing. The British Library's exhibition looks at the various systems employed by languages across time and space and the impact of materials and technologies on the shape and practice of writing. It explores the creative ways humans have used writing to express themselves and their relationships to the people, things and places around them. The pop-up display takes themes and images from the exhibition, exploring 5000 years of written culture. It tracks the development of this product of human genius, from its humble beginnings up to the present day. We invite visitors to think about the future of writing, and what role they might play in it.

05 August 2019
10:30 - 12:00

Enjoy a cuppa and a chat with other parents and carers after Bounce and Rhymetime, and with a selection of toys available for toddlers and babies. Refreshments available, but please bring your own lidded coffee cups.

05 August 2019
14:00 - 16:00

Drop in for a friendly chat and a cuppa over a board game or relaxing colouring activity. All welcome. Every Monday 2-4pm.

05 August 2019
9:45 - 10:15

Bounce and Rhyme at your library! Fun with songs and rhymes for pre-school children and babies and their parents/carers. Held every Monday 9.45-10.15am excluding bank holidays. No need to book and all welcome! Stay and chat afterwards over a cuppa for grown ups and a selection of toys and games for the little ones. Please bring your own lidded cup for your hot drink.

06 August 2019
9:30 - 19:00

Norfolk Libraries are hosting the Writing: Making Your Mark pop-up display during the summer. This display accompanies the British Library's landmark exhibition which explores one of humankind's greatest achievements - the act of writing. The British Library's exhibition looks at the various systems employed by languages across time and space and the impact of materials and technologies on the shape and practice of writing. It explores the creative ways humans have used writing to express themselves and their relationships to the people, things and places around them. The pop-up display takes themes and images from the exhibition, exploring 5000 years of written culture. It tracks the development of this product of human genius, from its humble beginnings up to the present day. We invite visitors to think about the future of writing, and what role they might play in it.

06 August 2019
14:30 - 16:00

Join us for a creative afternoon of gloop, space and science and make different types of intergalactic slime. Suitable for children aged 5+. £5 per child. Booking essential. Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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