Libraries offer a wide range of digital and print resources, including books, information, e-books, online resources and free access to PCs and Wi-Fi. They are also a gateway to an extensive programme of community and cultural events and exhibitions.

We work with a wide range of partners to offer services that encourage independence and wellbeing, enabling people to do more for themselves, while supporting more vulnerable residents. We offer something for all age groups, from birth onward and are relevant to many different life stages.

Much of the work we do is concerned with prevention and wellbeing within communities through our outreach teams, providing resources to housebound residents, engaging with schools and offering opportunities for residents to access cultural events and community activities.


This provider offers the following services:

Archery : John Willie Sams Centre
Art and Craft Group : Dudley
Art Club : Wallsend Library
Art Club : White Swan Centre
Board Games Club at Wallsend Library
Bookstart Rhymetime : Forest Hall Library
Bookstart Rhymetime : Howdon Library
Bookstart Rhymetime : Longbenton Oxford Centre
Bookstart Rhymetime : Monkseaton Library
Bookstart Rhymetime : Shiremoor Library
Bookstart Rhymetime : White Swan Centre, Killingworth
Bookstart Rhymetime : Whitley Bay Library and Customer First Centre
Bookstart Rhymetime : Wideopen Library
Bookstart Rhymetime: Battle Hill Library
Bookstart Rhymetime: Cullercoats Library
Bookstart Rhymetime: North Shields Library and Customer First Centre
Bookstart Rhymetime: Wallsend Library and Customer First Centre
Bowling Club : Killingworth Bowlers
Coffee Morning : Coffee and Chat at Killingworth Library
Coffee Morning : Longbenton Library on Saturday
Coffee Morning: Tuesday at Longbenton Library
Craft Club : Oxford Centre
Craft Group : Battle Hill Library
Craft Group : Bizzy Bodies at Killingworth
Craft Group : Howdon Library
Craft Group : Stitcherz at the White Swan Centre
Craft Group : Stitchy Saturday at Monkseaton Library
Craft Group : Wideopen Library
Crafts for children : Howdon Library
Crafts for children : Shiremoor Library
Crafts for children : Wallsend Library
Crafts for children: Battle Hill Library
Crafts for children: Forest Hall Library
Cullercoats Library
Curling : John Willie Sams Centre
Curling Club : Killingworth Community Consortium Curling
Faceters at Dudley
Film Club : Kino Klub
Film Club : Whitley Bay Library
Film Club for Adults at Howdon Library
Film Club: Midweek Movie Club in North Shields
Film Club: Monday Matinee
Forest Hall Library
Friendship Group: Wideopen Library
Gamers' Club : Wallsend Library
Gardening Club : Wideopen Library
Karate : John Willie Sams Centre
Killingworth Library
Killingworth Library and the White Swan Centre
Knit and Natter : North Shields Library
Knit and Natter : Oxford Centre
Knit and Natter : Wallsend Library on Thursday
Knit and Natter : Wallsend Library on Wednesday
Knit and Natter : White Swan Centre
Knit and Natter : Whitley Bay Library
Knit and Natter : Wideopen Library
Line Dancing : John Willie Sams Centre
Line Dancing : the White Swan Centre
Local History Club : Discover Research Group
Local History Club : Wideopen Library
Luncheon Club at John Willie Sams Centre
Marching Tots : Whitley Bay Library
Mind at North Shields Customer First Centre
Monkseaton Library
Needlework Group : Shiremoor Library
North Shields Library and Customer First Centre
North Tyneside Libraries e-books and e-audio service
North Tyneside Writers' Circle
Our Family History
Pilates : John Willie Sams Centre - Thursday Group
Reading Group : Cullercoats - Afternoon
Reading Group : Cullercoats - Evening
Reading Group : Cullercoats - Historical
Reading Group : Forest Hall Library
Reading Group : Howdon Library - Crime
Reading Group : Howdon Library - Tuesday
Reading Group : Killingworth Library - Afternoon
Reading Group : Killingworth Library - Evening
Reading Group : Longbenton Library
Reading Group : North Shields Library
Reading Group : North Shields Library Historical
Reading Group : Shiremoor Library
Reading Group : Wallsend Library - Afternoon
Reading Group : Wallsend Library - Crime
Reading Group : Wideopen Library - Morning
Reading Group: Monkseaton Library - Afternoon
Reading Group: Monkseaton Library - Tuesday afternoon
Reading Group: Wideopen Library - Afternoon
Reminiscence Group at Howdon Library
Sewing Group : Shiremoor Library
Sewing Group : Whitley Bay Library
Shiremoor Library
Skinny Pigs exercise class
Social Group : Wideopen Library Men's Group
Tai Chi : For Over 50s at the Oxford Centre
Toddler Tales : Cullercoats Library
Toddler Tales : Dudley Library
Toddler Tales : Howdon Library
Toddler Tales : Shiremoor Library
Toddler Tales : Wallsend Library
Toddler Tales : Whitley Bay Library
Tuesday Tots : Longbenton Library
Tyneside Women's Health at North Shields Customer First Centre
Walking Group : Killingworth Walkers at the White Swan Centre
Walking Group : Walkie Talkies
Wallsend Library and Customer First Centre
Whitley Bay Library and Customer First Centre
Wiggly Worms : Wallsend Library and Customer First Centre
Yolates exercise class
Zentangle and Quilling Group : Longbenton Library
Zumba : John Willie Sams Centre

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