Ready Set Read Special Events

Ready Set Read Special Events

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We have several exciting events happening at City Library and at your local library over the summer holidays.

All events are free but places do need to be booked in advance:


City Library Events


Library Arcade

Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 July, 10am-4pm

Fancy a game of table football or air hockey? Or maybe pinball is more you style? Book a free slot to enjoy all that the Library Arcade has to offer!


Nerf Party

Wednesday 9 August, various times

Have you ever used a nerf gun in a library? No? Well we haven't either! Book a slot to join the battle!


Family Game Day

Friday 25 August, 11am-1pm and 1.30-3.30pm

Join us for some free family fun featuring some of our favourite board games and a sports and books themed quiz!



Branch Events


Bollywood Boogie

Get your dancing shoes on and learn some Bollywood moves!

Newburn Library - Monday 24th July, 11am

West End Library - Monday 24th July, 2pm

Kenton Library - Tuesday 25th July, 11am

High Heaton Library - Tuesday 25th July, 1pm

Walker Library - Tuesday 25th July, 2.30pm


Illustration Workshop with Liz Million

Learn how to draw cartoon characters with a sporty theme with Newcastle Libraries' favourite illustrator, Liz Million.

Gosforth Library - Tuesday 8th August, 11am

Fenham Library - Tuesday 8th August, 2pm

East End Library - Monday 17th August, 11am

Outer West Library - Monday 17th August, 2pm


Author Event with James Campbell

Laugh out loud with author James Campbell as he talks to us about his fact and fiction book, The Funny Side of Football

Gosforth Library - Tuesday 25th July, 10.30am

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Did you know?

We have lots of board games that you can borrow, suitable for all ages. We have a huge collection of Haba games that are fun but also help children develop their numeracy, social and fine motor skills. We have family games and more complex games for older children and adults. We hold regular board games events for families - please keep an eye on our social media for upcoming events.

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