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…

And the winners are…

Ever wondered who is the most frequently read author at Jesmond Library? Or which book is most frequently loaned? Wonder no more. The data for the year to 31st March 2019 has been analysed, the numbers crunched, and the results are now in.  The winners are……

The 4th of July!

On Thursday this week folks in the United States will enjoy a national holiday in celebration of The Declaration of Independence made in 1776, some 243 years ago. Join in the celebrations by visiting Jesmond Library to find out which books about America and by…

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…

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