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Big top treats are being lined up in Derbyshire libraries this summer with some circus razzamatazz for young readers.

Circus skills workshops, talks by a popular children’s writer, cartooning, storytimes and crafts are among the free events organised by Derbyshire County Council libraries for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

This year’s theme is Circus Stars, with children aged four to 12 encouraged to read six library books throughout the summer holidays.

Everyone taking up the challenge will receive a colourful, cut-out circus stage with stickers to collect to complete the stage and mark their success.

There will also be giveaways on a circus theme including scratch and sniff stickers, yoyos, bookmarks, a wrist band and fridge magnet. For details of Circus Stars events in your library go to www.derbyshire.gov.uk/libraries

All events are free but places must be booked in advance. Children under eight need to be accompanied by a parent or carer. To find your local library go to www.derbyshire.gov.uk/libraries

Amber Valley

Alfreton Library

* Clowning Around, stories songs & crafts for under 8s, Tuesday, August 9, 10.15-11am

* Meet Andy Cope & Spy Dog for 6-12 year olds, Monday, August 15, 10-11.30am

* All the Fun of the Fair, stories songs and crafts for under 8s, Thursday, August 18, 10.15–11am

* Circus Skills with Artizani, for 6 years & over, Tuesday, August 30, 2-3pm

Belper Library

* Clowning Around, stories songs & crafts for under 8s, Thursday, August 4, 2.15 – 3pm

* All the Fun of the Fair, stories songs and crafts for under 8s, Thursday, August 18, 2.15–3pm

Duffield Library

* Clowning Around, stories songs and crafts for under 8s, Wednesday, August 3, 2.15–3pm

* Carnival Capers, stories & crafts for 8-11 yr olds, Monday, August 8, 2.15-3pm

* All the Fun of the Fair, stories, songs and crafts for under 8s, Wednesday, August 17, 2.15 – 3pm

Heanor Library

* Cartooning with Andy Gilbert, Friday, July 29,10.30am-noon

* Clowning Around, stories songs & crafts for under 8s, Wednesday, August 3, 10.15–11am

* All the Fun of the Fair, stories songs and crafts for under 8s, Tuesday, August 16, 2.15-3pm

Ripley Library

* Clowning Around, stories songs and crafts for 7-11 yr olds, Wednesday, July 27, 2.15-3.15pm

* Circus Songs & Rhymes with Sally Goldsmith for under 8s, Monday, August 1, 10.30-11.30am

* Clowning Around, stories songs & crafts for under 8s, Tuesday, August 2, 10.15-11am

* Lion Taming, stories, crafts and songs for 7-11yr olds, Wednesday, August 10, 2.15-3.15pm

* All the Fun of the Fair, stories songs and crafts for under 8s, Wednesday August 17, 10.15-11am

* You’re the Ringmaster, crafts, stories and songs for 7-11 year olds, Wednesday, August 24, 2.15-3.15pm

* Circus Skills with Artizani for over 6s, Tuesday, August 30, 10.30-11.30am

Somercotes Library

* Clowning Around, stories crafts & songs for under 8s, Friday, August 12, 10.15– 11am

* All the Fun of the Fair, stories, crafts & songs for under 8s, Monday, August 22, 2.15 – 3pm

Bolsover

Bolsover Library

* Circus Skills with Artizani for over 6s, Wednesday, July 27, 10.30-11.30am

* Learn Magic Card Tricks, for 8s and over, Monday, August 8, 2-3.30pm

* Circus crafts for 5-11 year olds, Thursday, August 25, 10-11am

Clowne Library

* Learn Magic Card Tricks, for 8s and over, Thursday, August 11, 10-11.30am

* Circus Crafts for 5-11 year olds, Monday, August 22, 2-3pm

Creswell Library

* Circus Songs & Rhymes with Sally Goldsmith for under 8s, Monday, August 1, 2-3pm

* Learn Magic Card Tricks, for 8s and over, Thursday, August 11, 2-3.30pm

* Village Games for 5-12 year olds, Tuesday, August 16, 11am- noon

* Circus crafts for 5-11 year olds, Thursday, August 25, 2-3pm

Pinxton Library

* Clowning Around, crafts, stories and songs under 8s, Thursday, August 11, 2.15-3pm

* All the Fun of the Fair, stories songs and crafts for under 8s, Tuesday, August 23, 2.15-3pm

Shirebrook Library

* Circus Skills with Artizani for over 6s, Wednesday, July 27, 2-3pm

* Learn Magic Card Tricks, for 8s and over, Wednesday August 10, 10-11.30am

* Circus Crafts for 5-11 year olds, Monday August 15, 2-3pm

South Normanton

* Circus Songs & Rhymes with Sally Goldsmith for under 8s, Thursday, August 4, 2-3pm

* Clowning around, crafts, stories and songs for under 8s, Wednesday , August 10, 10.15-11am

* All the Fun of the Fair, stories, crafts & songs for under 8s, Wednesday, August 24, 10.15-11am

Whitwell Library

* Learn Magic Card Tricks, for 8s and over, Wednesday, August 10, 2-3.30pm

* Circus crafts for 5-11 year olds, Wednesday, August 24, 10-11am

Chesterfield

Brimington Library

* Circus Songs & Rhymes with Sally Goldsmith for under 8s, Thursday, August 4, 10.30-11.30am

Chesterfield Library

* Cartooning with Andy Gilbert, Friday, August 12, 2-3.30pm

* Circus Skills with Artizani for over 6s, Thursday, August 25, 10.30-11.30am

Newbold Library

* Circus Fun, stories & crafts for 5-11s, Friday, August 5, 10.30-11.30am

* Circus Fun, stories & crafts for 5-11s, Friday, August 12, 10.30-11.30am

* Circus Fun, stories & crafts for 5-11s, Friday, August 19, 10.30-11.30am

* Circus Skills with Artizani for over 6s, Thursday, August 25, 2-3pm

Staveley Library

* Cartooning with Andy Gilbert, Thursday, August 25, 10.30am-noon

Derbyshire Dales

Ashbourne Library

* Circus Fun, stories & crafts, Friday, July 29, 10.30-11.15am

* Circus Skills with Artizani for over 6s, Tuesday, August 2, 10-11am

* Making Clown Faces, Tuesday, August 9, 2.30-3.30pm

* Science Activity for under 7s and their families, Friday, August 19, 2.30-3.30pm

Darley Dale Mobile Library at Whitworth Park

* Circus Skills with Artizani for over 6s, Friday, September 2, 10-11am

* Circus Songs & Rhymes with Sally Goldsmith for under 8s, Friday, September 2, 2-3pm

Matlock Library

* Circus Skills with Artizani, for over 6s, Tuesday, August 2 , 3.30-4.30pm

Tideswell Library

* Circus Magic for under 7s and their families, .Friday, August 5, 2.15-3.15pm

Wirksworth Library

* Circus Fun, stories & crafts, Friday, July 29, 2.30-3.15pm

* Circus Skills with Artizani , for over 6s, Tuesday, August 2 , 1-2pm

Erewash

Borrowash Library

* Clowning Around, craft & stories for 4 – 11 yr olds, Wednesday, August 17, 3-4pm

* Flying High, Craft & Stories for 4-11 yr olds, Wednesday, August 24, 3-4pm

Ilkeston Library

* Clowning Around, craft and face painting for 5-11 yr olds, Tuesday, August 9, 2.15-3.15pm

* Big Top Challenge, circus skills and crafts for 5-11 yr olds, Tuesday, August 23, 2.15-3.15pm

Long Eaton Library

* Circus Skills with Artizani for over 6s, Thursday, September 1, 10.30-11.30am

Sandiacre Library

* All the Fun of the Fair, circus crafts for 5-11 year olds, Thursday, August 4, 2-3pm

* Carnival Capers, circus crafts for 5-11 year olds, Thursday, August 18, 2-3pm

* Circus Skills with Artizani, for over 6s, Thursday, September 1, 2-3pm

High Peak

Hayfield Library

* Circus Skills with Artizani for over 6s, Tuesday, July 26, 10-11am

Buxton Library

* Circus Skills with Artizani, for over 6s, Tuesday, July 26, 3.30-4.30pm

* Circus Magic, for under 7s and their families, Thursday, August 4, 2.15-3.15pm

* Meet Andy Cope & Spy Dog, for 6-12 year olds, Friday, August 12, 10-11.30am

Chapel Library

* Circus Skills with Artizani, for over 6s, Tuesday, July 26, 1-2pm

Gamesley Library

* Circus Skills with Artizani , for over 6s, Monday, August 1, 1-2pm

Glossop Library

* Circus Skills with Artizani, for over 6s, Monday, August 1, 10-11am

* Meet Andy Cope & Spy Dog, for 6-12 year olds, Friday, August 12, 2-3.30pm

Hadfield Library

* The Joy of Kites, with Dennis Chappell. Includes a talk, demonstration and prize draw at 2pm to win a kite. Adults and children welcome, Thursday, July 28, 11am

* Cartooning with Andy Gilbert, Wednesday, August 3, 10.30am-noon

New Mills Library

* Circus Skills with Artizani for over 6s, Monday, August 1, 3.30-4.30pm

Whaley Bridge Library

* Cartooning with Andy Gilbert, Wednesday, August 3, 2-3.30pm

North East Derbyshire

Clay Cross Library

* Circus Fun, stories & crafts, Tuesday, August 2, 10.30-11am

* Meet Andy Cope & Spy Dog for 6-12 year olds, Monday, August 15, 2-3.30pm

Dronfield Library

* Circus Skills with Artizani, for over 6s, Monday, August 8, 10.30-11.30am

Eckington library

* Circus Skills with Artizani, for over 6s, Monday, August 8, 2-3pm;

Holmewood Library

* Circus Fun, stories & crafts, Thursday, August 4, 2-3pm

Killamarsh Library

* Circus Fun, stories & crafts, Thursday, August 11, 2-3pm

Wingerworth Library

* Circus Fun, stories & crafts, Thursday, August 4, 10.30-11.30am

South Derbyshire

Etwall Library

* Circus Fun, stories & crafts, Wednesday, July 27, 2.30-3.15pm

* Circus songs and rhymes with Sally Goldsmith for under 8s, Wednesday, August 10, 10.30-11.30am

* Circus Fun, stories & crafts, Thursday, August 25, 2.30-3.15pm

Melbourne Library

* Circus Fun, stories & crafts, Monday, August 1, 2-3pm

* Circus Skills with Artizani, for over 6s, Friday, August 26, 10.30-11.30am

Swadlincote Library

* Swadlincote Culture Trail, Tuesday, July 26, 10am-noon

Swadlincote @Sharpes pottery museum

* Circus Skills with Artizani for over 6s, Friday, August 26, 2-3pm.