Jubilee Celebrations

The year 2022 sees Her Majesty The Queen become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years on the throne.

Join Nottingham City Libraries as we celebrate this momentous event in history.

Check back for regular updates as we continue to finalise plans across the city.

Pompons, paper crown, spangles. Project of children's creativity

Make your own crown or party hat!

Having a street party or just love the idea of wearing a crown?

Come and join the fun over May half term to make a children’s crown or party hat. Drop in between 10am-3pm when each library is open.

Check out our libraries page to look at opening times and to find your nearest library. Please note: all libraries are closed for the Bank Holidays 2nd and 3rd June.

Cute little actress. Child girl in Princess costume on the background of theatrical scenes and mirrors.

Children’s Theatre


A quirky birthday party to remember!

Afonso wants to go to his best friend’s birthday party, but where is his invitation – has it been lost in the post, or maybe he wasn’t even invited? When it finally arrives the excitement and nerves become too much to handle. What should he wear? Will they have balloons? Will anyone play with him? And what about the cake?

Heartfelt, provocative and full of quirky humour, Party features striking, colourful designs and a glorious contemporary soundtrack.

Suitable for: 3+ years and families. Limited spaces available so booking is essential. Click the button below to book yours!

These events have now sold out!

Strings of Union Jack bunts festive decoration in London England

 Call out for Bunting!

We want to make our libraries as special as possible and create bunting to decorate our spaces during  the June celebration.

If you would you like to help us decorate our libraries, then please do get crafting and drop in your bunting triangles (knitted, crocheted or fabric). They can be any colour but we ask that each side be no bigger than 6inches (10 cm) a small ruler.  Just drop them off at your local city library from now until  13 May  and we will do the rest!

We welcome donations from everyone whether you are an expert crafter or not.

boig jubilee read

The Big Jubilee Read 

Throughout this year of Platinum Jubilee celebrations, the BBC and The Reading Agency are celebrating 70 great books from across the Commonwealth. Click the link/here to discover more about The Big Jubilee Read titles drawn from 1952 to 2022.


Jubilee Jigsaws

Try something different with our free online jigsaw puzzles, inspired by the collections held by the Local Studies Library and specially themed for the Jubilee.

Coronation illumination - Queen Elizabeth II, Old Market Square, Nottingham, 1953

Picture Nottingham

In June 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service to the United Kingdom.

To mark this historic occasion and to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee weekend, Picture Nottingham has curated a collection of images of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and past Royal Celebrations.

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