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New library opens - but it's not what you think

Best of Bensham

A brand new library will be throwing open its doors in Bensham this month - but it's not your normal library!

Instead of being filled with books and magazines, the library will be full of 'Human Books' - local people who will happily recount stories of growing up in Bensham to anyone who wants to listen.

This unusual library is being brought to Gateshead as part of Heritage Open Days by the Best of Bensham Collaborative, a community organisation which aims to support local residents and help them to realise their ambitions.

The group has received financial help from the council's Innovation and Development Fund to secure premises at 18 Brinkburn Avenue. The former shop will to act both as a base for the group and somewhere for people to get together with friends and neighbours.

The Best of Bensham Collaborative will be opening its unique one-day-only Human Library on  Saturday 14 September.

You can contact them by phoning co-ordinator Jayne Hopkins on (07483) 238774 or emailing Bestofbensham@outlook.com

Best of Bensham
05 September 2019

A brand new library will be throwing open its doors in Bensham this month - but it's not your normal library!

Instead of being filled with books and magazines, the library will be full of 'Human Books' - local people who will happily recount stories of growing up in Bensham to anyone who wants to listen.

This unusual library is being brought to Gateshead as part of Heritage Open Days by the Best of Bensham Collaborative, a community organisation which aims to support local residents and help them to realise their ambitions.

The group has received financial help from the council's Innovation and Development Fund to secure premises at 18 Brinkburn Avenue. The former shop will to act both as a base for the group and somewhere for people to get together with friends and neighbours.

The Best of Bensham Collaborative will be opening its unique one-day-only Human Library on  Saturday 14 September.

You can contact them by phoning co-ordinator Jayne Hopkins on (07483) 238774 or emailing Bestofbensham@outlook.com

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