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.
The WEA in Jesmond
There are two WEA Classes which meet in Jesmond Library. Literature in Context started in September 2019 (Fridays, 1.30-3.30) and runs for 11 weeks each term. September’s session focused on how authors begin their novels, plays and poems. In January 2020 we started a new…
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Current Affairs Discussion Group Most Tuesdays at 10 o’clock the sound of many voices engaged in earnest discussion can be heard coming from the Catherine Cookson Room. This lively exchange of views is from the Current Affairs Discussion Group which meets weekly at Jesmond Library….
The best is yet to be…
“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be…” – Robert Browning Wellbeing for Life meetings take place on the first Wednesday of each month. A lively and varied programme of events is organised jointly with the Elders Council of Newcastle and is…
An informal group for those wanting to improve their conversational English meets at the Library each Thursday morning. The session is hosted by Joan Parker, one of the Library volunteers. We asked Joan to tell us more about herself and the group. My degree was…