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.
Pick up your pens!
Wednesday 26th June is National Writing Day – an annual celebration of writing designed to inspire everyone to get writing. Look around the library at our 8,000 plus books. Every one of them began the same way. Whether it be a poem, a short story, a children’s…
This week sees the return of The Hoppings to the Town Moor. Claimed to be Europe’s largest funfair, The Hoppings has been a big part of Newcastle life since 1882. To find out more about the history of this spectacle, take a look in the…
We are delighted to have played an active part in the highly successful Jesmond Community Festival 2019 which came to an end last week. The Library played host to university lecturers but also to teddy bears. We were entertained by jazz musicians as well as…
“I cannot do everything, but I can do something” Edward Everett Hale
Did you know that 1st – 7th June is Volunteers’ Week? Jesmond Library is a charity run entirely by volunteers. This week we want to use the blog to say a big ‘thank you’ to them all, as without them the library could not continue. …