BIG FAMILY READ - Derby Days Out Blog
12th October 2020

Big Family Read

Join Derby Libraries on our Big Family Read and encourage your family to join in too. 

Re-discover the joy of reading, reading together and talking about what you have read! The book we have chosen is Let Sleeping Dragons Lie by Garth Nix and Sean Williams, all about Sir Odo and Sir Eleanor – knights with magic swords who need to protect their kingdom!

We are also running an online short-story writing competition for 6-12 year olds as part of the Big Family Read. 

To enter, we are asking you to write a short, 300-word story about a Magic Sword. The competition closes on Sunday 10 January 2021.

The Big Family Read is taking place from 1 Oct to 30 Nov. Throughout this time Derby Libraries will have multiple downloads of both the eBook and eAudiobook available online as well as paper copies at all libraries to borrow. 

Check our Library catalogue, visit your local library or download our BorrowBox App (


We really hope that you find this website useful in helping you plan a family day out. Whilst we try our absolute hardest to ensure all of the information is correct and up to date, we highly recommend you call ahead of any planned visit to check opening times and prices etc. We don't want any disappointed families! (Oh and check the weather before you set off!) 

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