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.
‘Words Weekend’ at Sage Gateshead
Friday 6th -Sunday 8th December @ Sage Gateshead A new festival begins life at the Sage Gateshead in early December. ‘Words Weekend’ celebrates the power of words and stories curated by a selection of talks, readings, workshops and panel discussions. Many of these are free….
No time like the present!
Black Friday! Christmas shopping! December is fast approaching. The city centre is heaving with folks eager to find the perfect gift for loved ones. Here are some ideas on how your gift buying this year can help show your love for Jesmond Library. Shopping online…
The Swinging Sixties and The Beatles
‘If you remember the ’60s, you weren’t really there’ You may have heard this somewhat wry comment. If your memories of the swinging sixties are a little hazy, you can refresh them by checking out some of the fascinating books we have on the period….
Books on Tyne
Books on Tyne – The Newcastle Book Festival 23rd to 30th November 2019 For one week in late November each year the Lit & Phil and Newcastle Libraries co-host the small but beautifully formed Books on Tyne Festival. This year the programme covers a wide range…