The WEA are offering free online courses.  There is something for everyone this summer – if you cant get out to learn something new, stay in and do it from the comfort of your own home


Click the below link for more information






It is with regret that the library will be closing temporarily from Saturday 21st March until further notice.  This action has been taken to protect the health and safety of our volunteers, visitors and valued members of the community and to reduce the possible transmission of the coronavirus.


If you wish to borrow any books our library will be open to issue books:

Thursday 19th March; 0930 – 1230 and 1330-1900

Friday 20th March: 0930 – 1230 and 1330-1700

Saturday 21st March: 0930 – 1200


In order to support the most vulnerable in the community that have been asked to spend a prolonged period in self-isolation, we are looking to trial a delivery service.  If you would like books delivered to your home please contact the library via email at  Alternatively, telephone the library on Tuesday between 1000 and 1200 on 0191 5293098

Half-Term Crafts

Join us this February Half-Term (17th-21st February) between 2pm and 330pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoon for some exciting craft activities… only £1 with all funds raised going directly to the library!


African Drumming

There will be African Drumming lessons taking part in the library on Friday mornings starting at the end of this month!

Are you under too much mental or emotional pressure? Join our class and you will feel its beneficial impact on your mood immediately!

Immerse yourself in the magic of West African culture with this fun and insightful drumming class. Enjoy learning a new instrument in a fun environment with the WEA.

February Talks in the library

This month we have 2 fantastic talks lined up, both by local authors that are supporting our local library:


The first is on Monday 10th February


Jon Warren is a trustee of Friends of Whitburn Library and has recently published a book ‘Industrial Teesside – Lives and legacies’, a copy of which has been donated to the library for loan.  Jon will be giving a talk based around the contents of this book.


The second is on Monday 24th February


Yvonne Carlin-Page is our childrens author in residence in the library.  She is a local author, best known for her childrens book ‘Lily, Windy and the Witch’.  Yvonne regular undertakes writing workshops with young children and will be giving an insight into her work.  Personally signed copies of her books will be available to purchase if anyone would like one.






We now have storybags to loan from the library.  These are free of charge and issued with your library card, however any donations would be much appreciated!

We have 8 bags to choose from, each containing a book, a soft toy and a diary.  Feel free to draw a picture or add a photo of yourself with the toy in the bag in your favourite story spot!  You can even write little bit about your thoughts of the book for others to read, or let us know where the toy has been while you have been looking after it!