Arts and Crafts
Thursday 11th April

Matilda must be the fictional world’s most famous bookworm. First published 30 years ago, the story is still widely loved today. Roald Dahl’s eponymous heroine visited her local library everyday!

Jesmond Library also welcomes children. Here is a reminder of some of what is available for our younger members and visitors – and it’s not just books!

We’d also love to welcome more older children and teenagers too! Please encourage your children, grandchildren and neighbours to visit us. We’ve recently been gifted a selection of newly published books in the Teen category, including graphic novels.

Here’s how every Matilda and Matt can get more out of the library!

Always on offer

Audio books and CDs

Story and song event – 10am every Tuesday (term-time)

Art and Craft sessions in the school holidays

Crayons and drawing paper

Lego, dinosaurs and other toys to play with

Teddies to cuddle (and to buy!)

Books, of course!

New books for teens

Picture books

Story books


Teen books

Topic books to help with homework and projects!

Creative writing

Winning stories published

Annual writing competition with age appropriate categories.

Details of the 2019 competition will be available in the autumn.

Sadly we didn’t receive any entries in the over 13 age group in 2018, so this year we are hoping for some teenage entrants.

Special events – keep an eye out for news

Jesmond Community

Play City – Tuesday 16th April at 10.30. An invitation from Newcastle University students for children to join them in building a play structure. Sounds like fun! Come along to find out more.

Remember also to check out Jesmond Community Festival – programmes are available to collect from the library.

Other groups which meet in the library, including

Hartbeeps: Monday, 11.30

Musicella : Monday, 2pm

Jolie Ronde – Spanish: Monday 4pm

Yo Hablo Espanol – Spanish: Tuesday 3.45

Jolie Ronde – French: Wednesday 4pm and 4.30pm

Jesmond Art Club: Saturday and Sundays 11.30 – 1.30

You can find our Events calendar here.  Remember to check out what is happening and when.