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Address: Dawson Place, Allendale, Northumberland NE47 9PP
Telephone: 01434 618585
Email: allendale.library@northumberland.gov.uk

Allendale Library will be closed on Tuesday 15 January.

Opening hours:
Tuesday 10am - 12 noon, 12.30pm - 5pm
Thursday 12.30pm - 6pm
 
Address:  Green Batt, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1TU
Telephone: 01670 622156
Email: alnwick.library@northumberland.gov.uk

Alnwick Library will be closed between 1pm - 2pm on Tuesday 22 January.

Opening hours:
Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 5.30pm
Thursday 9am - 5.30pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9.30am - 12.30pm

Regular activities:
  • A knitting group meets at this library.


Silence in the Library Pod

The Silence in the Library Pod will be at Alnwick Library from 3 January - 31 January.

Come along and spend time in our new, uniquely designed, quiet space in the library.  Here you can listen to audio books, read a story to your child, or just retreat with a book.

The Library's new Listening Space is accessible to all.  It is also possible to pre-book for groups.  Please contact Alnwick Library if you would like to book it.


 
Address:  Middleton Street, Amble, Northumberland NE65 0ET
Telephone: 01665 710419
Email: amble.library@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening hours:
Monday 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 7pm
Wednesday 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 7pm
Friday 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm
Saturday 9.30am - 12.30pm

Regular activities:
  • A digital champion is available at this library. Please ask staff for more information.  
  • Writer's Live Group meetings on Wednesday 12 Dec, 13 Feb,10 April at 5pm to 6.30pm. 
  • Young Writers Group meets every Saturday morning, during term time at 10am to 12pm.
Address:  Ashington Leisure Centre, Portland Park, Ashington, Northumberland NE63 9JY
Telephone: 01670 622248
Email: ashington.library@northumberland.gov.uk

Please note: The computers on the first floor will be unavailable (term time only) every Tuesday between 1pm - 2pm for educational visits.  Computers will be available on the ground floor during this time or if you ask a member of staff they can reserve a PC for you at an alternative time.

Opening hours:
Monday 7am - 10pm
Tuesday 7am - 10pm
Wednesday 7am - 10pm
Thursday 7am - 10pm
Friday 7am - 10pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm
Sunday 9am - 9pm

Regular activities:
  • An adult reading group meets on the second Monday of the month 5.30pm till 6.30pm.
  • Northumberland County Blind Association will be at the library on the first Tuesday of the month 1pm - 2.30pm providing information, advice and support for people living with sight loss.
  • Code Club meets on a Friday afternoon.  Please ask library staff for more information.
  • Lego Club meets every Saturday morning from 10.30am - 12 noon.  
Address:  Glebe Road, Bedlington, Northumberland NE22 6JX
Telephone: 01670 622202
Email: bedlington.library@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening hours:
Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 10am -1pm

Regular activities:
  • An adult reading group meets at Bedlington Library on the first Wednesday of every month at 2pm.
  • Northumberland County Blind Association hold a drop-in sessions on the first Friday of every month, 9.30am - 11am. Providing information, advice and support for people living with sight loss.
  • The Lego Club meets every Saturday morning at Bedlington Library from 10.30am -11.30am.
  • Bedlington Writers Group meet every Tuesday from 2.00pm - 4.00pm.  They are a small, diverse group of writers that have been in existence for a year.  They encourage complete freedom but if you are short of inspiration they can help.  The group offers structured critique, following the format affirm, inform, challenge.  Meetings are friendly and critique is offered at the level you find helpful.  Starting Tuesday 8th January until Tuesday 23rd April.  For further information email bedlingtonwriters@outlook.com.
Address:  Station Road, Bedlington, Northumberland NE22 5HB
Telephone: 01670 822211
Email: bedlingtonstation.library@northumberland.gov.uk

Bedlington Station Library will be closed on Saturday 26 January.

Opening hours:
Monday 1pm - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 12noon, 1pm - 7pm
Friday 1pm - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 12noon

Regular activities:
  • Bedlington Station Reading Group meets at Bedlington Station Library on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 2pm.  Bedlington Station Reading Group is looking for new members.  If you are interested please leave your contact details with library staff or email mylibrary@northumberland.gov.uk.
Address:  Bellingham Town Hall, Manchester Square, Bellingham, Northumberland NE48 2AS
Telephone: 01434 220495
Email: bellingham.library@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening hours:
Wednesday 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm
Friday 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm
 
Address:  Walkergate, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 1DB
Telephone: 01670 626097
Email: berwick.library@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening hours:
Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 10am -5pm

Regular activities:
  • Berwick Library can offer appointments with a digital champions on Wednesdays from 2pm - 4pm.  Contact the library for information and to make a booking with a digital champion.
  • Northumberland County Blind Association and Action For Hearing Loss will be available to offer advice and support for sight and hearing loss every third Thursday of the month.
  • A knitting group meets once a week on a Monday from 2pm till 3.30pm.
  • Story and Rhymetime takes place every Friday at 11am till 11.30am.  
  • An adult reading group meets on the third Friday of the month at 4pm.
Address:  Bridge Street, Blyth, Northumberland NE24 2DJ
Telephone: 01670 620201
Email: blyth.library@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening hours:
Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9.30am -12.30pm

Regular activities:
  • A knitting group meets every Tuesday at 10am till 12pm.
  • Story and Rhymetime takes place on a Friday at 9.30am till 10am.
  • A new craft group is starting at Blyth Library.  Join us for the first session on Thursday 17 January at 10am - 12noon.

 
Address:  Hill Street, Corbridge, Northumberland NE45 5AA
Telephone: 01434 632815
Email: mylibrary@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening hours:
Wednesday 11am - 4pm
Friday 11am - 4pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm
 
Address:  Cramlington Leisure Centre, Forum Way , Cramlington, Northumberland NE23 6YB
Telephone: 01670 620394
Email: cramlington.library@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening hours:
Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9.30am -1pm

Regular activities:
  • A Digital Champion is available every Wednesday 10am till 12pm and every Thursday 1pm till 3pm. Contact your local library to book a free one to one basic IT session with a digital champion.

 Silence in the Library Pod

The Silence in the Library Pod will be at Cramlington Library from 4 February - 28 February.

Come along and spend time in our new, uniquely designed, quiet space in the library.  Here you can listen to audio books, read a story to your child, or just retreat with a book.

The Library's new Listening Space is accessible to all.  It is also possible to pre-book for groups.  Please contact Cramlington Library if you would like to book it.

 

Address:  Cleaswell Hill Centre, Choppington, Northumberland NE62 5DW
Telephone: 01670 620453
Email: guidepost.library@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening hours:
Monday 10am - 12.30pm, 1pm - 5pm
Friday 10am - 12.30pm, 1pm - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 12pm

 
Address:  Westgate, Haltwhistle, Northumberland NE49 0AX
Telephone: 01434 321863
Email: haltwhistle.library@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening hours:
Monday 10am - 1pm, 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Tuesday 10am - 1pm, 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Wednesday 10am - 1pm, 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Thursday 10am - 1pm, 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Friday 10am - 1pm, 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm

Regular activities:
  • A Knit and Natter Group meets once a week on a Wednesday 1.30pm till 4.30pm. New members welcome. 
  • Digital Champion Drop in available every Monday 1.30pm - 3.30pm.  Contact your local library to book a free one to one basic IT session with a digital champion. 

Silence in the Library Pod

The Silence in the Library Pod will be at Haltwhistle Library from 2 April - 27 April..

Come along and spend time in our new, uniquely designed, quiet space in the library.  Here you can listen to audio books, read a story to your child, or just retreat with a book.

The Library's new Listening Space is accessible to all.  It is also possible to pre-book for groups.  Please contact Haltwhistle Library if you would like to book it.
Address:  Church Street, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland NE47 6JQ
Telephone: 01434 688658
Email: mylibrary@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening hours:
Monday 9am - 12pm
Tuesday 1pm - 4pm
Wednesday 1pm - 4pm
Friday 4pm - 6.30pm
Saturday 9.30am - 12.30pm

Haydon Bridge Library is a community-run library.
Address:  Towne Gate, Heddon on the Wall , Northumberland NE15 0EJ
Telephone: 01661 853627
Email: mylibrary@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening hours:
Tuesday 1pm - 5pm
Friday 1pm - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 12noon

Heddon Library is a community-run library.

Regular activities:
  • A digital champion available Tuesday 1 - 5 pm. Contact your local library to book a free one to one basic IT session with a digital champion.
Address:  Queen's Hall, Beaumont Street, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 3LS
Telephone: 01670 620450
Email: hexham.library@northumberland.gov.uk

Hexham Library will be closed on Friday 25 January and Saturday 26 January.

Opening hours:
Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9.30am - 5pm

Regular activities:
  • An adult reading group meets on the second Monday of the month at 6pm till 7pm.
  • Story and Rhymetime takes place every Monday at 9.45am - 10.15am during term time.  Storytime is taking a break over Christmas.  It will start back on Monday 14 January.
  • Code Club meets every other Saturday.  Please ask library staff for more information.
  • Drop in IT help sessions every Wednesday 2pm - 3pm.
  • Free Learn My Way IT courses are also available.  Visit the drop in IT session on a Wednesday or enquire at the Library desk for more information.
  • Knit and Natter every Thursday at 2pm - 4pm.
  • Family History Help.  Book a 30 minute or 1 hour slot between 10am - 12noon on 2 January, 16 January and 30 January. Please contact the library to book a slot.
 

Silence in the Library Pod

The Silence in the Library Pod will be at Hexham Library from 1 May - 1 June.

Come along and spend time in our new, uniquely designed, quiet space in the library.  Here you can listen to audio books, read a story to your child, or just retreat with a book.

The Library's new Listening Space is accessible to all.  It is also possible to pre-book for groups.  Please contact Hexham Library if you would like to book it.
Address:  Alexandra Road, Ashington, Northumberland NE63 9HN
Telephone: 01670 620250
Email: hirst.library@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening hours:
Monday 7am - 9pm
Tuesday 7am - 9pm
Wednesday 7am - 9pm
Thursday 7am - 9pm
Friday 7am - 9pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm
Sunday 9am - 4pm

Please note there are no Library PC’s available at Hirst Library.
Address:  Kielder Community First School, Kielder, Northumberland NE48 1HQ
Telephone: 01434 250262
Email: kielder.library@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening hours:
Friday 2pm - 6pm

 
Address:  Lynemouth Day Centre, Albion Terrace, Lynemouth, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 5SY
Telephone: 01670 620250
Email: lynemouth.library@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening hours:
Monday 9.30am - 12noon, 12.30pm - 4.45pm
Thursday 2.30pm - 4.45pm

Please note there are no Library PCs available at Lynemouth Library.

Regular activities:
  • Lego Club takes place every Monday from 3.30pm - 4pm.  Drop in and take part.
  • Lynemouth Library Reading Group meets monthly at the library on the third Monday of each month (excluding August and December)  at 2.00 pm.  The meetings are friendly and informal and new members are always welcome.
Address: Royal Sovereign House, Manchester Street, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 1AF
Telephone: 01670 620391
Email: morpeth.library@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening hours:
Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9.30am - 12.30pm

Regular activities:
  • Story and Rhymetime for 0-4yrs takes place every Wednesday at 2pm till 2.30pm during term time.  
Address:  Newbiggin Sports and and Community Centre, Woodhorn Road, Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland NE64 6HG
Telephone: 01670 620250
Email: newbiggin.library@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening hours:
Monday 8am - 10pm
Tuesday 8am - 10pm
Wednesday 8am - 10pm
Thursday 8am - 10pm
Friday 8am - 10pm
Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sunday 8am - 10pm

Regular activities:
  • An adult reading group meets every first Wednesday of the month 6-7pm. For more details please contact the library.
Address:  Ponteland Leisure Centre, Callerton Lane, Ponteland, Northumberland NE20 9EG
Telephone: 01670 620250
Email: ponteland.library@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening hours:
Monday 7am - 10pm
Tuesday 7am - 10pm
Wednesday 7am - 10pm
Thursday 7am - 10pm
Friday 7am - 10pm
Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sunday 9am - 8pm

Regular activities:
  • An Audio book Group for those with visual impairment, or barriers to reading printed books, meets on the first Monday of the month at 10.30am - 12pm. (No meetings on Bank Holidays)
  • A reading group meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 10.30am.
Address:  Spetchells Centre, 58 Front Street, Prudhoe, Northumberland NE42 5AA
Telephone: 01661 832540
Email: prudhoe.library@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening hours:
Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9.30am - 1pm

Regular activities:
  • Story and Rhymetime takes place every Friday at 10am - 10.30am during term time.

Silence in the Library Pod

The Silence in the Library Pod will be at Prudhoe Library from 4 March - 29 March.

Come along and spend time in our new, uniquely designed, quiet space in the library.  Here you can listen to audio books, read a story to your child, or just retreat with a book.

The Library's new Listening Space is accessible to all.  It is also possible to pre-book for groups.  Please contact Prudhoe Library if you would like to book it.

Address:  Front Street , Rothbury, Northumberland NE65 7TZ
Telephone: 01669 620428
Email: rothbury.library@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening hours:
Monday 2pm - 5pm, 5.30pm - 7pm
Tuesday 10am - 1pm
Thursday 2pm - 5pm
Friday 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm, 5.30pm - 7pm

Regular activities:
  • A digital champion available. Contact your local library to book a free one to one basic IT session with a digital champion.
  • A Hearing Loss Clinic is held on the second Friday of the month at 10.00am till 11.00am.
Address:  Seaton Sluice Community Centre, Albert Road, Seaton Sluice, Whitley Bay, NE26 4QX
Telephone: 0191 2370210
Email: seatonsluice.library@northumberland.gov.uk

Please note the telephone at Seaton Sluice is currently out of order.

Opening hours:
Monday 3pm - 7pm
Wednesday 10am - 12pm, 1pm - 5pm
Friday 3pm - 5pm
 
Address:  Astley High School, Elsdon Avenue, Seaton Delaval, Whitley Bay, NE25 0BW
Telephone: 01670 620395
Email: seatonvalley.library@northumberland.gov.uk

Seaton Valley will be closing at 5pm on Wednesday 23 January.

Opening hours:
Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Regular activities:
  • Seaton Valley Library's story and rhymetime sessions take place on Monday's at 9.30am - 10am, term time only.   Please note Storytime is currently not running and should return after Easter.
Address: Fulmar Drive, South Beach, Blyth, Northumberland NE24 3RJ
Telephone: 01670 363091
Email: southbeach.library@northumberland.gov.uk

Please note South Beach Library will be closed on a Monday until further notice.
Please note the telephone at South Beach is currently out of order.


Opening hours:
Friday 1pm - 5pm

 
Address:  Grange Road, Widdrington, Northumberland NE61 5LZ
Telephone: 01670 791548
Email: widdrington.library@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening hours:
Wednesday 2pm - 5pm
Friday 10am - 12noon, 1pm - 4pm

Regular activities:
  • A knitting group meets every Wednesday 2.30pm - 4pm. For more details please contact the library.
  • An adult reading group meets on the first Friday of the month at 2.00pm.
Address:  Falcon Community Centre, Falcon Terrace, Wylam, Northumberland NE41 8EE
Telephone: 01661 852174
Email: wylam.library@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening hours:
Tuesday 1pm - 6pm
Thursday 1pm - 6pm
Saturday 9am -12noon

Regular activities:
  • Artisan Bakery Community every Saturday morning at 9am till 11am.
  • Drop in Yoga sessions on Tuesdays 6.30pm till 7.30pm.
Wylam Winter Tales Festival starts soon and #Wylam Library will be hosting two great events. Author Mari Hannah will be there on 28 Jan at 6pm and children's author Chloe Daykin will be there on 29 Jan at 4.30pm. Tickets are free and are available from the library or Wylam Spa. Find out more here - http://wylamwintertales.org.uk/

Poetry Competition

Wylam Library is holding a poetry competition. Can you write a poem about Wintertime?  Poems should be on one side of an A4 sheet, and you can decorate / illustrate your entry.  Please put your name, age, school and contact details on the back.  There will be prizes in two age groups:
  • 5 – 9 years (First School)
  • 9 – 13 years (Middle School)
All entries to be handed in to Wylam Library by Thursday 28 February.
 
 
Address:  Cheviot Centre, Padgepool Place, Wooler, Northumberland NE71 6BL
Telephone: 01668 282123
Email: wooler.library@northumberland.gov.uk

Opening hours:
Monday 10am - 4.30pm
Tuesday 10am - 4.30pm
Wednesday 10am - 4.30pm
Thursday 10am - 4.30pm
Friday 10am - 4.30pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm

Address: Ellington Village Hall, Lynemouth Road, Ellington, Morpeth NE61 5HN

Ellington village hall has a book collection which can be borrowed on an honesty system and you do not need a library card or be a library member to borrow books. Books can be borrowed during coffee mornings or during any event or activity taking place in the village hall. There are no set opening times for the village hall. Please note that reservation requests cannot be sent to Ellington village hall for collection.  For more information on Ellington Village Hall please visit this website.

Address:  “The Hub”, Seahouses Sports & Community Centre, Stone Close Seahouses NE68 7YL
Email:  nssdt@seahouses.org 
Telephone:  01665 721868

Seahouses Development Trust offers a small supply of books and public access computers. You do not need your library card to borrow items as it is based on a honesty system. The book collection will also be regularly refreshed.The Mobile Library also stops at Seahouses every other Saturday. For more information and dates please visit the mobile library webpage.  For more information on Seahouses Development Trust please visit this website.

Opening times:
Please contact The Hub to check it is open before visiting.
Monday 10am - 12.30pm, 1pm - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 12.30pm, 1pm - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 12.30pm, 1pm - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 12.30pm, 1pm - 4pm
Address:   Hadston House , Hadston Road, Hadston, Morpeth, NE65 9SF
Telephone: 01670 761537

Hadston House has a book collection which can be borrowed on an honesty system and you do not need a library card or be a library member to borrow books.  There are also ten public access computers with printing facilities available for use.  For more information on Hadston House please visit this website.