Feeling Frazzled?

It’s not surprising if you are. The last year and a half has been tough going for everyone and the consequential adverse affect on mental health is widely recognised. Many library users have told us how much they appreciated the contribution Jesmond Library made to their…

Freedom (to Read) Day

One of the great joys of volunteering in the Library is watching young children gain a love of books. We had a visit on Saturday from a young family, their first visit for over a year. The youngest child, too young to remember the last…

Top Teds!

Teddy Bear Trail, 2021 There were lots of good looking ‘Teddies’ with great names in the Trail this year.  A BIG thank you to all hosts and Trailers who have helped to make this year’s efforts very worthwhile. Woodland Mews kindly donated their ‘Big Ted’…

Northumberland Day

Northumberland Day Northumberland Day is celebrated on 30 May this year.  The county day is an initiative begun 5 years ago by Langley Castle and is an opportunity to celebrate all things Northumbrian. There is plenty planned, both the day itself and the week before…

Teddy Bear Trail, 2021

Jesmond Library’s famous Teddy Bear Trail is back – and it’s bigger than ever. A total of 76 bears are now in place waiting to be found. And each one hopes to be chosen as the people’s favourite! This year there are two trails to…

Welcome back – we’ve missed you!

We are very excited to be opening our doors again. From Tuesday 13th April we will be open for a total of four sessions each week: Tuesday afternoon 2-4 Thursday afternoon 2-4 Saturday morning 10-12 Saturday afternoon 2-4 Our volunteers have been working hard to…

World Book Day

In the UK World Book Day is celebrated on the third Thursday in March. The charity behind it aims to ‘change lives through a love of books and shared reading’. This year children will be able to use their £1 gift vouchers to choose from…

Extension granted!

Several of you have requested an extension to this year’s competition deadline, and we are happy to grant it! The new deadline for this year’s Jesmond Library Creative Writing Competition is Saturday April 10, 2021. The theme is ‘Do you want to know a secret’. We…