A neighbourhood library based in Kenton is rolling out more ”services” and ”activities” for local residents and community groups.
What does Kenton Library have to offer?
Kenton library is a major ”local gateway” to library services in Newcastle. Based at the Kenton Centre on Hillsview Ave, the library offers a range of current fiction and non-fiction best-sellers for adult and youngsters, including audio and large print books.
The library offers free computer and internet access, free local history resource and photocopying and is a designated ”warm space” as one way of addressing the cost-of-living crisis. It is also a drop-off point for donated items for the nearby Kenton Food Bank.
A comment from the Chair about the new serives
Coun Stephen Lambert, Chair of the Kenton Ward committee, said: ”Kenton library is a gateway to library services and is rolling out more activities for local families and residents over winter including a free home delivery service for those who can’t get in in person.”
According to the Kenton councillor a list of regular activities are taking place at the library:
- Children’s crafts – 1st Saturday of the month, 11am-1,pm
- Children’s Lego Club – 1st Thursday of the month, 4-5pm
- Baby Social – Thursday at 11am
- Story Times for under-5s – Fridays at 10,30am (Term Time).
A Knit and Natter group is soon to be set up whilst a number of Christmas activities are due to start soon including : Children’s crafts every Saturday till 23 December and a Christmas coffee afternoon on Thursday 21 December 1-4pm with a performance from Kenton Bar Primary school choir 1,30-2pm.
Residents can find put more about the services by ringing 278 7878 or e-mailing [email protected]
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