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.
Books that became Plays – Good and not so Good?
I was reminded of the trials and tribulations of turning a well beloved novel into a play by the brouhaha that followed the recent adaption into a successful Broadway play of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’. In June 2020 this production will transfer to London and…
“The play’s the thing”
The play most certainly is the thing when the Play Reading Group meet on Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm at Jesmond Library. We average 8 or so members. Together we read play sets borrowed from the City Library. No acting is involved! As the title suggests…
Sprechen sie Deutsch?
Have you wondered what goes on at the weekly German Conversation Group and whether it would suit you? Wonder no more! We are a group of people who enjoy getting together each week to speak German, based on a defined discussion topic. Although a basic…
Happy New Year 2020
The start of a new year is traditionally the time for making resolutions. It’s an opportunity for fresh beginnings, a chance to take on a new project or to learn something new. If you’re looking for inspiration for the year ahead check out what is…