There's so much to do at your local library! All libraries have computers where you can check your emails or find information to help with homework. We've also got DVDs and CDs which are available to borrow, magazines to read and, of course, books!
There's always something going on at Newcastle Libraries! We have reading groups for all ages and author visits as well as one off events like fashion shows, film viewings and exhibitions.
Check out our events on the calendar below. Junior and teenage reading groups and events are displayed in green. General events are in purple.
If you love books and would like more information about joining one of our teenage reading groups use the calendar above for details of groups and who to contact. Junior and teenage reading groups and events are displayed in green on the calendar.
Professional writer Carina Rodney runs fortnightly sessions at City Library aimed at writers aged 13 to 19. It's a great opportunity for young people to come together to share work with others and to get feedback from a professional writer. It's good fun and there's no pressure to read out your work if you don't want to, just enjoy the inspiration of others. The group meets every two weeks on a Saturday from 11am - 1pm. For dates take a look at the calendar above.
We’ve got just the book for you, whether you’re after a good story to sit and curl up with or if you need to find some out information to use for your studies. We've also got books about issues you may encounter in everyday life.
You don't even have to come into the library - try out our free ebook and audiobook download service! All you need is your library card number and PIN. There's even an ebook app for iphones or android mobile. Download ebooks and audiobooks.
Ask a member of staff in any of our libraries for help choosing a book. Or you could try one of our authors of the month. View this month's author.
Yes we do. We have books on subjects such as eating disorders, depression and stress. Visit 'My Life' for more information.
We subscribe to a range of quality websites which are available for free on our 24 Hour Library using your library card number and PIN. This includes Theory Test Pro which will give you help and advice on passing your driving test. There's also Encyclopedia Britannica for help answering homework questions as well as the Oxford English Dictionary Online. Visit the 24 Hour Library.
If you're aged between 12 and 16 and are enthusiastic about libraries, learning and creativity we'd love to hear from you. Be involved in initiatives such as the Summer Reading Challenge, the Juice Festival and the Northern Children's Book Festival. Volunteers have added their experiences to their Record of Personal Achievement and some have volunteered as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award and the Certificate in Community Volunteering.
If you're aged 16 to 25 you can record your volunteer hours on V Inspired, the national volunteering site for young people. It's great for adding to your CV.
If you would like to find out more about what volunteering with the library involves please phone 0191 2774100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Juice Festival, Newcastle-Gateshead's award winning festival for children and young people is held over the October half term. The festival is packed full of events that celebrate the creativity of young people so look out for more details on the Juice Festival website.
There is a monthly e-newsletter which highlights some of our upcoming events. Subscribe the the e-newsletter.
The Newcastle Libraries blog also contains updates from the Childrens and Young People's team at City Library, podcasts with visiting authors as well our latest events and news. Visit the Newcastle Libraries blog.
Page last updated: 14 May, 2013