Gateshead Libraries

Gateshead Libraries – Older Children

Book Clubs (Gateshead Libraries)

Chatterbooks (8-12 years)
Pelaw Library: Selected Saturdays 11am – 12pm

Teen Reading Group (13+ years)
Blaydon Library: Selected Saturdays 10 – 11.30am

Teen Book Club (11-16 years)
Central Library: Selected Saturdays 10.30 – 11.30am
Monthly from 25th Jan, hosted by Anime Attacks.
Tel: 0191 433 8420

Read books, chat about books and enjoy some snacks.

Free, drop-in.

Code Club (Gateshead Libraries)

Chopwell Library: Mondays 3.15 – 4.15pm
Leam Lane Library: Thursdays 4 – 5pm
All year round, exc bank holidays

Tel: 0191 433 8420

Help children develop confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills, learning a variety of coding languages by making games, robots, animations and websites.

Free, book in advance.
8+ years.

Gateshead Youth Theatre (Central Library)

Saturdays: 9.15 – 10.50am (8-12 years)
Saturdays: 11am – 12.50pm (12 – 16 years)

Gateshead Central Library, Prince Consort Rd, Gateshead NE8 4LN
Tel: 0191 433 8414

Join professional theatre maker and practitioner David Raynor to share your passion for performance, play some fun drama based games and work on ensemble theatre productions.

£5 per week, payable termly.

Minecraft Mondays (Leam Lane Library)

Mondays 5 – 6pm
All year round, exc bank holidays

Leam Lane Library, 129 Cotemede, Leam Lane Estate, Gateshead, NE10 8QH
Tel: 0191 433 6428

Minecraft activities, no TNT allowed though! Bring your own device or use one of ours (limited numbers).

Free, drop-in.
6-11 years.

Reading Hack (Gateshead Libraries)

Birtley Library: Mondays 4 – 5pm
Central Library: Mondays 4.30 – 6pm
All year round, exc bank holidays

Fancy doing some volunteering and helping plan events for young people? A great way to meet new people, get creative and gain marketing experience.

Free, drop-in.
Ages 12-18.

Warhammer Club (Central Library)

Alternate Thursdays, 5 – 6.45pm
All year round

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

Warhammer is a tabletop battle game. Get army advice, paint your collection, discuss tactics or battle with other players.

£1, drop-in.
10-17 years.