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.
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….
An ocean of inspiration
International Youth Day, as designated by the UN, is celebrated this week on Monday 12th August. As proof that young people can make a big difference why not read Greta Thornberg’s inspirational book now available in the library. Although only 16 years old, Greta has…
Working with other Community Libraries
This week on the blog we’re in conversation with Chris Clarke who represents FOJL on the Community Managed Libraries National Peer Network. That’s quite a mouthful. Can you tell us more about the organisation? The Network is currently made up of over 400 libraries who…
Paperback Book Day is celebrated this week, on Tuesday 30th July. Paper-backed books (known as ‘yellowbacks’) had been published since the late 1800s. However it was the founding of Penguin Books in 1935 that transformed the paperback market. Returning to London after visiting Agatha Christie…