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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

29 May 2019
10:00 - 12:00

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

29 May 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.

30 May 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.

31 May 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.

01 June 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.

02 June 2019
10:30 - 12:30

Explore your local environment on this series of 3 guided strolls around Dereham, setting off and finishing at Dereham Library. Each walk will explore a different area of the town and you will learn about the history of the area and what's going on in the present. Feel the benefit of some gentle outdoor activity and meet new people. For people aged 19+ Free. Dates of all 3 walks are Sunday 2 June, Sunday 9 June and Sunday 23 June, all taking place 10.30am-12.30am. Contact the library on 01362 693184, or speak to a member of staff to book a place.

03 June 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.

03 June 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.

03 June 2019
9:45 - 10:15

Let the magic of bedtime stories last all day long! Join us for a Bounce and Rhyme Pyjamarama special with songs, rhymes, an interactive reading of the Pyjamarama story Car, Car, Truck, Jeep and a colouring activity. For pre-school children and their parents/carers. Bring a cuddly toy and wear your favourite PJs! Pick up your free mini copy of the Pyjamarama book and activity sheet which will be available throughout the week while stocks last. 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.

05 June 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.

05 June 2019
10:00 - 12:00

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

06 June 2019
17:00 - 18:00

Discover how to make games and animations using coding techniques. Suitable for children aged 8-12. Sessions are free, but booking is essential as places are limited. Current series is now fully booked but call 01362 693184 for more information and to register interest in future sessions.

06 June 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.

06 June 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.

06 June 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.

07 June 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.

08 June 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.

08 June 2019
13:00 - 15:30

Try out different crafts with the Dereham Carnival Crafters at their regular Crafternoon sessions held every second Saturday of the month, 1-3.30pm. All welcome and sessions are free, although a small charge may be made for materials used.

09 June 2019
14:00 - 15:00

If you enjoy reading, want a new challenge and like talking about books, why not join the library's newest book group, Sunday Best? The group will be meeting on the second Sunday each month, 2-3pm with their first meeting taking place on Sunday 13 January when they will be discussing Snowdrops by A D Millar. Ask a member of staff, quoting Sunday Best book group, to borrow your copy.

09 June 2019
10:30 - 12:30

Explore your local environment on this series of 3 guided strolls around Dereham, setting off and finishing at Dereham Library. Each walk will explore a different area of the town and you will learn about the history of the area and what's going on in the present. Feel the benefit of some gentle outdoor activity and meet new people. For people aged 19+ Free. Dates of all 3 walks are Sunday 2 June, Sunday 9 June and Sunday 23 June, all taking place 10.30am-12.30am. Contact the library on 01362 693184, or speak to a member of staff to book a place.

10 June 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.

10 June 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.

10 June 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.

11 June 2019
16:30 - 17:30

Do you love to read? Are you between the ages of 13 and 18? Would you love do discuss what your reading? Then join the new teenagers' reading group. Even if you're not sure, but are interested in giving it a go, come along! The first meeting is at 4:30 - 5:30 on the 12th of February and then will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Each month we will choose a different book to read!

12 June 2019
10:00 - 12:00

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

12 June 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.

13 June 2019
17:00 - 18:00

Discover how to make games and animations using coding techniques. Suitable for children aged 8-12. Sessions are free, but booking is essential as places are limited. Current series is now fully booked but call 01362 693184 for more information and to register interest in future sessions.

13 June 2019
11:00 - 12:30

Connie's Colander, by Gaye Poole Connie is a retired domestic science teacher. Emily, her daughter, is enjoying hosting her first TV cookery show: Connie's Colander, bringing her mother's recipes onscreen and up to date. Sensitively, with humour and tenderness this newly written play traces the evolving relationship throughout their lives, and the impact of Connie's Alzheimer's. Can their relationship, and the TV show, survive? Running time 50 mins. Plus a 20 minute post-show Q&A with a Dementia specialist. An informal atmosphere is created for the Q&A, facilitated by the two actors, with local dementia specialists able to signpost people to their local services. Building on the story within the play, the audience is also encouraged to share their own experiences, both to ‘offload' and also to help support fellow audience members, if appropriate. For more information and booking contact the library on 01362 693184. Pay what you can for tickets.

13 June 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.

14 June 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.

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