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.
A Book at Bedtime?
It is 70 years since the BBC starting broadcasting its regular nightly story telling programme. Listening to bedtime stories as children is probably the way most of us began our love of literature. That develops into wanting to read stories – maybe you too read…
Public Displays of Affection
Libraries love books and are not afraid to show it! We’ve been amused by the ingenuity of other libraries around the country in showcasing their stock. Here at Jesmond you’ll find two display cabinets in the entrance lobby. And in the main library, on the…
A welcome for every Matilda (and Matt!)
Matilda must be the fictional world’s most famous bookworm. First published 30 years ago, the story is still widely loved today. Roald Dahl’s eponymous heroine visited her local library everyday! Jesmond Library also welcomes children. Here is a reminder of some of what is available…
Replacement of windows at the library
We’re delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant from Suez Communities Trust for the first phase of our project to replace the windows in the main library room. Library users will have noticed that the 50 year old windows are currently in…