Through the Library window

Have you seen our windows? We’re rather proud of them. They are one of the most striking aspects of the circular/ribbed design of Jesmond Library – the shelves set at right angles to the glass panels allow daylight to illuminate the books. And books are…

Freedom (to Read) Day

One of the great joys of volunteering in the Library is watching young children gain a love of books. We had a visit on Saturday from a young family, their first visit for over a year. The youngest child, too young to remember the last…

Top Teds!

Teddy Bear Trail, 2021 There were lots of good looking ‘Teddies’ with great names in the Trail this year.  A BIG thank you to all hosts and Trailers who have helped to make this year’s efforts very worthwhile. Woodland Mews kindly donated their ‘Big Ted’…

Northumberland Day

Northumberland Day Northumberland Day is celebrated on 30 May this year.  The county day is an initiative begun 5 years ago by Langley Castle and is an opportunity to celebrate all things Northumbrian. There is plenty planned, both the day itself and the week before…

Teddy Bear Trail, 2021

Jesmond Library’s famous Teddy Bear Trail is back – and it’s bigger than ever. A total of 76 bears are now in place waiting to be found. And each one hopes to be chosen as the people’s favourite! This year there are two trails to…