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Crawcrook and Pelaw libraries to close for refurbishment

Crawcrook and Pelaw libraries

Crawcrook and Pelaw libraries will temporarily close later this month for building improvement work.

Pelaw Library will close on 22 January, followed by Crawcrook Library on 29 January. Both sites will reopen in the Spring, with new lighting, decoration and internal fittings creating improved space for community activities and books. 

During the closures, the libraries' popular Rhymetime sessions will continue to run at the usual times at nearby locations:

Both of these venues are registered Warm Spaces.

The Libraries team will also be offering a book collection service from these sites during the temporary closures. Although we're unable to offer specific titles, "grab and go" bags featuring a selection of books by genre are available:

  • Crawcrook Pavilion - 10.30am to 12pm on Fridays, from 2 February
  • Hertfordshire House Community Centre and Gardens CIO - 11am to 12pm on Mondays, from 22 January

The closest alternative library to Crawcrook is Blaydon Library, and the closest to Pelaw is Leam Lane Library. We'd love to see you there, but if you're unable to visit another site, our free Readers at Home service is available.

Don't forget, you can borrow up to 20 books with your library card with no late fees and the Borrowbox (opens new window) app gives you 24 hours access to thousands of eBooks, eMagazines and eAudiobooks.

If you have any questions, please contact Blaydon Library on 0191 433 6201 or Leam Lane Library on 0191 433 6428. For updates on the refurbishment work, follow Gateshead Libraries on Facebook (opens new window).

Thank you for your patience and support while we work to ensure our libraries continue to be modern, flexible and welcoming community spaces. We look forward to welcoming you back to your new look libraries in the Spring!

 


This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government's Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.

For more information, view the UK Shared Prosperity Fund Prospectus and supporting documents on the Gov.uk website (opens new window).

Crawcrook and Pelaw libraries
11 January 2024

Crawcrook and Pelaw libraries will temporarily close later this month for building improvement work.

Pelaw Library will close on 22 January, followed by Crawcrook Library on 29 January. Both sites will reopen in the Spring, with new lighting, decoration and internal fittings creating improved space for community activities and books. 

During the closures, the libraries' popular Rhymetime sessions will continue to run at the usual times at nearby locations:

Both of these venues are registered Warm Spaces.

The Libraries team will also be offering a book collection service from these sites during the temporary closures. Although we're unable to offer specific titles, "grab and go" bags featuring a selection of books by genre are available:

  • Crawcrook Pavilion - 10.30am to 12pm on Fridays, from 2 February
  • Hertfordshire House Community Centre and Gardens CIO - 11am to 12pm on Mondays, from 22 January

The closest alternative library to Crawcrook is Blaydon Library, and the closest to Pelaw is Leam Lane Library. We'd love to see you there, but if you're unable to visit another site, our free Readers at Home service is available.

Don't forget, you can borrow up to 20 books with your library card with no late fees and the Borrowbox (opens new window) app gives you 24 hours access to thousands of eBooks, eMagazines and eAudiobooks.

If you have any questions, please contact Blaydon Library on 0191 433 6201 or Leam Lane Library on 0191 433 6428. For updates on the refurbishment work, follow Gateshead Libraries on Facebook (opens new window).

Thank you for your patience and support while we work to ensure our libraries continue to be modern, flexible and welcoming community spaces. We look forward to welcoming you back to your new look libraries in the Spring!

 


This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government's Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.

For more information, view the UK Shared Prosperity Fund Prospectus and supporting documents on the Gov.uk website (opens new window).

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