Climate Action Month

A special programme of events focusing on the Climate Emergency will be taking place over the next few weeks, jointly planned by the Friends of Jesmond Library, the Women’s Institute and Extinction Rebellion. An exhibition and display of relevant information and a special book selection will…

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…

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…

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