Jesmond Library is a community library, being one of over 500 such libraries in the country. It is housed in a unique grade 2 listed building and is home to a wide range of books which is regularly updated.
We are a voluntary organisation run by Trustees and other volunteers and provide a focal point for the local community and the Jesmond Festival. We hold a number of events every week, details of which are on our website.
Please do call in to see what we have to offer. You can be sure of a warm welcome.
Join the Friends of Jesmond Library community
The Friends of Jesmond Library was set up in 2013. It is run entirely by volunteers, and as well as a free library service it offers a wide variety of events and activities for all sections of the community. We need to raise £30,000 a year to remain open.
Creative writing competition
This Saturday March 23rd at 5.00 pm the prizes for the 4th Jesmond Library creative writing competition will be awarded and the winners will be reading their entries. Michael Chaplin will be presenting the awards. Come and join us for an exciting new writing evening!
Clive Wilkinson – The revenge of history
On Thursday March 21st at 6.00pm Clive Wilkinson will be talking about a geographical perspective on identity and conflict.
Once upon a time…
This week on Wednesday 20th March it is World Storytelling Day Before the advent of the printing press, before books were widely available, and certainly long before libraries were built, stories existed. Sitting round the campfire or family hearth, our early ancestors would share tales of…
Later this week the town will no doubt be painted green in honour of the Patron Saint of Ireland. Did you know Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival? Did you also know that four Irish writers have been…