Gateshead Libraries

Gateshead Libraries – Babies & Toddlers

You can find details of Virtual Classes during lockdown, or like our Facebook page to keep up to date when Summer Holiday activities are added. There’s also a handy list of Local Days Out, including opening dates, facilities available and ticket information, along with ideas here for Local Walks Away from the Crowds.

Weekly Activities pages will be updated at the point government guidance allows classes and groups to re-start, so please do check back in the Autumn term. Of course you can also use the information in this section to browse previous classes near you, then get in touch with providers directly to check what they are currently able to offer.

Always follow the latest Government guidelines on social distancing and protective measures, particularly if you or a member of your household is in a vulnerable group. Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms. Check the latest Government guidelines and updates here.

Books, Bumps & Babies (Central Library)

Wednesdays 3pm – 3.45pm
All year round

Gateshead Central Library, Prince Consort Rd, Gateshead NE8 4LN
Tel: 0191 433 8420

For new and expectant parents. Share books and bonding with your bump or baby. Come along and meet other parents.

Free, drop-in.
0-2 years.

Mini Meerkats (Gateshead Libraries)

Pelaw Library: Tuesdays 11.15 – 11.45am
Leam Lane Library: Thursdays 10 – 10.30am
Crawcrook Library: Thursdays 2.15 – 2.45pm
Birtley Library: Fridays 10.30 – 11 am
All year round, exc bank holidays

Tel: 0191 433 8420

Stories, rhymes, activities and crafts.

£1 per child, drop-in.
Under 5’s.


Rhymetime (Gateshead Libraries)

Wrekenton Hub: Mondays 9.30 – 10am
Leam Lane Library: Mondays 2.30 – 3pm
Blaydon Library: Tuesdays 2 – 2.30pm
Birtley Library: Wednesdays 10 – 10.30am & 11 – 11.30am
Central Library: Fridays 9.30–10am, 10.15 – 10.45am & 11.15 – 11.45am
Crawcrook Library: Fridays 10 – 10.30am
Pelaw Library: Fridays 10 – 10.30am
All year round, exc bank holidays

Reading, songs and rhymes.

£1 per child, drop-in (excluding Central, booking required).
Birth – 5 years old

Storytime (Central Library)

Wednesdays 2.15 – 2.45pm
All year round

Gateshead Central Library, Prince Consort Rd, Gateshead NE8 4LN
Tel: 0191 433 8420

Join us for stories and activities.

£1 per child, drop-in.
Under 5 years.