Libraries Week

During Libraries Week this year we are encouraged to celebrate and explore how libraries are engaging communities in a digital world. As an independent library we have limited resources to offer a full range of technical services. However we do our bit to help. Jesmond Library offers…

Jesmond Library – a Heritage Asset

Heritage Open Days, the national festival which celebrates architecture, history and culture will take place this year over 10 days from 13th – 22nd September.  This year the theme of the 25th anniversary of Heritage Open Days is ‘People Power’. Jesmond Library will be taking part in…

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…

Paperback Writer

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…