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Pioneering County Librarian

04 Mar 2024

For Women’s History Month we remember the first County Librarian, Miss Ruth Eveline Baker.

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Libraries turn 100 - Our century of stories

30 Jan 2024

2024 marks 100 years of the County Library Service in Northumberland

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Must-Have Christmas Reads

28 Nov 2023

Check out out must-have Christmas reads that have been recommended by Library Staff.

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Library Christmas and New Year Opening Times

16 Nov 2023

Our libraries will be operating different opening hours over the festive period.

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Cracking Christmas Author Afternoon

15 Nov 2023

Join us virtually at  this Cracking Christmas Author event with Sue Moorcroft, Liz Fenwick and Jessica Redland

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The Three Jolly Ghosts of Christmas

15 Nov 2023

We are extremely excited to be hosting six festive dance performances with Eliot Smith Dance throughout December, at branches across the County.

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Shining a light on Sir Humphry Davy

30 Oct 2023

An exhibition of the notebooks of Sir Humphry Davy will be at County Hall this winter.

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Get Online with Northumberland Libraries

21 Sep 2023

Celebrate Get Online Week and join us at our "Techy Tea Parties" taking place in a number of libraries.

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Reading for Health and Wellbeing

12 Sep 2023

Join us at one of our Reading for Wellbeing sessions.

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Author Afternoons in September

01 Sep 2023

Join us this September for author afternoons with Phyllida Shrimpton and Jo Lyons.

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National Reading Group Day

30 Aug 2023

Celebrate National Reading Group Day on 14 September 2023.

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Get the Summer Reading Challenge completed

30 Aug 2023

Children have till Saturday 9 September to complete this year's Summer Reading Challenge

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Return of regular activities in September

30 Aug 2023

We have lots of regular events happening in our libraries.

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Creative writing in libraries

30 Aug 2023

Creative writing opportunities are available through Northumberland Libraries.

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Ready Set Read

30 Jun 2023

This year's Summer Reading Challenge - "Ready Set Read" - begins on Saturday 8th July across all our libraries.

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Keeping up with library news in the 1930s

27 Jun 2023

What did the library newsletter look like in the 1930s?

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LEGO® @ the Library

23 Jun 2023

Come and join us this summer at one of our LEGO workshops.

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Knit and Natter at your local library

25 May 2023

Did you know that lots of our libraries have Knit and Natter groups or craft groups that take place regularly.

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1921 Census

25 May 2023

Access the 1921 Census for free at your local library.

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Local and Community History Month 2023

27 Apr 2023

Northumberland Libraries have a programme of events lined up to celebrate the history of our wonderful county.

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Easter with Northumberland Libraries

24 Mar 2023

Families are welcome in our libraries over the Easter holidays and we have a huge range of eggcellent activities for everyone to enjoy.

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February Half Term at the library

03 Feb 2023

Check out what is happening in your local library this half term.

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Meet the Authors this Spring

31 Jan 2023

Northumberland Libraries have an exciting programme of Meet the Author events lined up for you this Spring, virtual, live streamed and in person at our libraries.

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Creative Writing at the Library

25 Jan 2023

Interested in creative writing? We have a number of workshops running over the next few months.

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Storytime at the library

21 Dec 2022

Join us for one of new, exciting and FREE Booktrust Storytimes at a library near you. Engaging and interactive sessions for under 5s.