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Children and young people


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All our libraries have dedicated children's areas which are bright and welcoming spaces for all ages.

They're great spaces for parents and children to explore books together. Friendly and knowledgeable children's staff are on hand to help.

What we offer:

  • picture books and board books for little ones 
  • a large selection of books, audio books and eBooks for children
  • graphic novels and young adult titles for teenagers
  • regular activities, rhyme and story sessions 
  • free internet
  • books to help with issues like bullying or questions on health and wellbeing
  • comfortable spaces to curl up and read and desks for studying


What we offer: babies and toddlers

Gateshead Libraries are a great place for young children. Find out about what we offer and our events and activities

What we offer: children 5+

Find out what we have available for children over the age of 5

What we offer: young people

Imagination, humour, escapism! All found in the epic world of young adult books

What we offer: schools and nurseries

Find out about the range of exciting and inspiring activities we can bring to schools and nurseries

Gateshead Libraries

Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN
0191 433 8410

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