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
Jesmond Library’s popular Creative Writing Competition is now open! Entries are invited on the theme of ‘The Midnight Hour’. All forms of creative writing are welcome – last year we received short stories, scripts and poems. Pick up your pens (or power up your laptops)…
Autumn Term at Jesmond
The summer holidays are over, September is here at last, and children are heading back to school. Here at Jesmond Library we too are looking forward to the autumn term. We have an exciting range of events planned for the months ahead. The printed programme…
Tell us what you think
We want the library to be a place where everyone can come and feel safe while choosing books, using the computers, engaging in activities or reading the papers and having a coffee. Is this your experience? We now have a Feedback Book. Please do let…
Where the wild things are!
Beware! There are dangerous animals lurking in the children’s reading and play area at Jesmond Library. Lions and tigers, hippos and elephants, zebra and giraffes. One of the greatest changes in libraries is the freedom children now have to laugh and talk and enjoy themselves….