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Jesmond Library is a community library, being one of over 500 such libraries in the country. It is housed in a unique grade 2 listed building and is home to a wide range of books which is regularly updated.
We are a voluntary organisation run by Trustees and other volunteers and provide a focal point for the local community and the Jesmond Festival.
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The Friends of Jesmond Library was set up in 2013. It is run entirely by volunteers, and as well as a free library service it offers a wide variety of events and activities for all sections of the community. We need to raise 30,000 a year to remain open.
Local History and Local Interest Collection During the recent Jesmond Community Festival we asked our volunteers to select books specifically about Jesmond from our Local Interest collection. The resulting table display received a positive response from our borrowers. Many of the books showcased were borrowed
Jesmond Library is thrilled that our treasurer Chris Clarke has been awarded the BEM in the Queens Jubilee Honours. Our congratulations to Chris and thanks for all his efforts on behalf of the library and more widely in Jesmond. Chronicle Live
If you want to understand more about the complex history of Ukraine we have on display at the Library a selection of relevant books. From the Crimean War to the Bolshevik Revolution to Putins Russia to contemporary writers, we hope the books offer an insight
Thank you We are grateful to our friends at St Georges Church for their recent gift of a photocopy of a short story which, as they say in their letter to us, is a part of Jesmonds history. The story in question is The Islanders,
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