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.

Travel America!

Join in the celebrations by visiting Jesmond Library to find out which books about America and by American writers we have on our shelves.

Should you have plans to holiday in the USA, you will find some helpful books in our Travel section to guide you on your way.

Memoir ‘Becoming’

If you are interested in American history and politics, visit our Modern History and Biography sections.

And of course our Fiction shelves include novels by many popular American writers, including John Grisham, Anne Tyler, James Patterson, Maya Angelou and Harper Lee.

We wish all our American friends a very happy 4th of July!