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What we offer: children 5+


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Children's author Ross Montgomery
As your child grows, so too does the range of books that are available to them. Our libraries hold thousands of diverse and inclusive books written for children.

The benefits of regular visits to our libraries:

  • help your child grow to be a confident reader
  • join in with a range fantastic activities for children throughout the year
  • access to an excellent range of fact books to help you with homework and hobbies

When a book can help

In our catalogue, you will find a wide range of books to help with a range of difficulties faced by children. These include: 

Learning to read can seem like a daunting task, we have a wide range of fun phonics and reading books to help in our early readers collection.

Dyslexia friendly books by Barrington Stoke have been developed to assist children and young people with dyslexia, available at Gateshead Library.

Looking for inspiration?

Booktrust (opens new window) is the UK's largest children's reading charity.    

The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals (opens new window) are the UK's oldest and most prestigious children's book awards

Gateshead Libraries

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

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