Welcome to Whitburn Community Library

 

 

We are a local community library run by the community, for the community with two rooms available to hire.  The information contained on this site will evolve in response to the needs of the community.  Please get in contact if you have any suggestions and we will do what we can.

We have signed the lease with South Tyneside Council.  The library closed at 7pm on World Book Day and we are frantically working to get the library back open again for a grand open day on Saturday 6th April.  Check our news page for further updates.  When we reopen we will continue to have the following facilities:

    • Large selection of adult and large print books for lending
    • Dedicated childrens library section with books for lending
    • Ability to request, collect and return books from other South Tyneside libraries
    • 5 upgraded public computers (with support available from volunteers)
    • Quiet study space for students
    • Colour and Mono printing
    • Photocopying

 

We are a registered charity and rely upon donations to ensure the continued provision of a free library service for the village.  We are also going to be introducing other chargeable services in the near future, which shall supplement our income while adding an added dimension to our community as well as the library.  These services should hopefully turn our library into a more modern community hub, increasing the number of visitors to the library and reversing the current declining trend for book lending.  The additional services will not be at the detriment to primary function of the building as a library.  Keep checking in for updates as they come!

We are also always looking for volunteers.  Not only volunteers to help with the day to day issuing of books, but also volunteers to help with the maintenance of the library. Volunteers to help keep the library clean and tidy.  Volunteers to come up with ideas and take part in fundraising. Volunteers to organise events and activities within the library such as author talks, heritage talks, craft activities, homework clubs, language classes, music classes etc. and also volunteers to join the management team of trustees. Please contact us at info@whitburnlibrary.co.uk if you can help us or if you would like any information regarding the following:

  • Voluntary work
  • Joining our 100 Club
  • Sponsorship
  • Advertising on our website