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.
Climate Action Month
A special programme of events focusing on the Climate Emergency will be taking place over the next few weeks, jointly planned by the Friends of Jesmond Library, the Women’s Institute and Extinction Rebellion. An exhibition and display of relevant information and a special book selection will…
During Libraries Week this year we are encouraged to celebrate and explore how libraries are engaging communities in a digital world. As an independent library we have limited resources to offer a full range of technical services. However we do our bit to help. Jesmond Library offers…
The truth about poetry
National Poetry Day will be celebrated on Thursday 3rd October. The theme chosen for this year is ‘truth’. What is true is we have some fantastic poetry books on our shelves at Jesmond Library. They include poetry of all styles and from all periods, ranging from…
How rebellious are you?
Librarians aren’t renowned for their revolutionary attitudes. But if there is one subject that is guaranteed to provoke us it is an attempt to limit free access to books. The last week in September is Banned Books Week, an annual awareness campaign promoted by the American…