Marvellous Makers!

Marvellous Makers!

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This year's Summer Reading Challenge is Marvellous Makers! We'll be firing up our imaginations through all things creative.

To take part in the challenge you need to join your local library, then collect stickers by taking part in creative challenges such as reading, crafting and workshops.  Earn five stickers to get a certificate and seven stickers for a chance to win one of our amazing prizes, which include Lego, art sets and show tickets!

You can join the Summer Reading Challenge at your local library from Saturday 13th July.

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We have several exciting events happening at City Library and at your local library over the summer holidays, from author and illustrator visits and design workshops to making music sessions and even a Disney party!

All events are free but some activities do need to be booked in advance. 

For more information on all of the events running at Newcastle Libraries this summer, and to book your spaces, please visit our Marvellous Makers event page on Eventbrite.

Drop in Activity Sessions

You can also drop into your nearest library every week for a free activity session. You can earn a sticker towards your Summer Reading Challenge - and don’t forget to borrow your next book whilst you are there!

Fenham LibraryMondays (excluding bank holidays)11am-12pm
West End LibraryMondays (excluding bank holidays)2-3pm
Gosforth LibraryTuesdays2-3pm
Blakelaw LibraryWednesdays11am - 12pm
Newburn LibraryWednesdays2-3pm
Cruddas Park LibraryThursdays11am-12pm
High Heaton LibraryThursdays 11am-12pm
Kenton LibraryThursdays 11am-12pm
Outer West LibraryThursdays 11am-12pm
East End LibraryFridays11am-12pm
Walker LibraryFridays11am-12pm
City LibraryFridays 11am - 12pm
Denton Burn LibrarySaturdays11am-12pm

Did you know?

It's really easy to join the library. If you're under 14, you need to visit your local library with your grown up. We will ask for some of your details, such as name, date of birth, address and contact details. We don't need to see any proof of address or other ID. Then you will be given your own library card and you can start borrowing!

Your library card allows you borrow up to 10 items at a time - books, DVDs and board games - for a period of 4 weeks. You can then bring your items back and swap them for something new or renew them for another 4 weeks if you need them a little bit longer.

You can also use your library card to access hundreds of eBooks and eAudiobooks for free via the Borrowbox app.

Your library card also allows you to use the computers in the library. 

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