What's On

The library is a community space, not just somewhere to read books!

*Please note*
All activities listed below are suspended until further notice in response to the current pandemic - we will monitor and update this information as the situation progresses.

If you would like to set up a community group, please do get in touch. If you would like to hold profit-making activities as part of your business, you can find our rates for room hire here. 


The Dickens Fellowship 

2nd Monday of the month, 7pm

Membership is £20/ year.


Meet once a month with those who share an interest in the life and works of Charles Dickens.


This group of Dickens enthusiasts read and discuss classics such as ‘Nicholas Nickleby’, ‘Great Expectations’ and currently, ‘Bleak House’. They also discuss Dickens’ lesser known publications including the magazines, ‘Household Words’ and ‘All the Year Round’.


To join, just turn up at the meeting or contact Anne McLeod on 07833105697 or email cleotwemlow@sky.com.

Book Group

2nd Thursday of the month, 12.00 - 1.30pm. 

£7.00 annually

Why not join the book group for a chat and coffee over the book of the month?  All are welcome!

Recent books of the month have included:

Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
The Children Act by Ian McEwan
Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared 
by Jonas Jonasson

All of these novels are available for loan at Low Fell Library.

To join, just turn up at the meeting or contact the library on 0191 433 6408 or email lowfelllibrary@gateshead.gov.uk

Please do get in touch with the library if you would like more info.

Scrabble Group

Every Monday, 1.30 - 3.30


Friendly games, all abilities welcome.  Just turn up to join in.

Please do get in touch with the library if you would like more info, on 0191 433 6408 or email lowfelllibrary@gateshead.gov.uk

Low Fell Library Knit and Natter
Fortnightly on alternate Mondays, 10.00 - 12.00

 All welcome to come along and for a friendly knit and natter.


Please do get in touch with the library if you would like more info, on 0191 433 6408 or

Rhyme Time

Tuesdays 9.30 & 10.50am

Thursdays 9.30am

50p per child  


Singing rhymes helps develop children's social and language skills in a fun way. Sessions are organised by our volunteers and involve a mixture of songs, rhymes and movement.  We mix traditional nursery rhymes with more modern songs you'll probably be familiar with.


Liz and Elaine run Rhyme Time on Tuesdays.  As these sessions are very busy we decided to add an extra one on Thursday morning at 9.30.  This is run by Alison.  She volunteered as she used to enjoy singing with the children when working at a nursery.


Spring at LFLA

posted Mar 25, 2021, 3:21 PM by LowFell Admin   [ updated Mar 25, 2021, 3:26 PM ]

The Low Fell Gardeners continue to keep our garden at the library looking beautiful. Last year they planted more daffodils for us in memory of our much missed colleague, Brian, who sadly passed away in 2020.

Mission Christmas Appeal

posted Dec 21, 2020, 6:26 AM by LowFell Admin

Low Fell Library Association have donated 102 books to the 2020 Mission Christmas Cash For Kids Appeal. Donated gifts are distributed to children, who may otherwise not receive any Christmas presents, in time for Christmas.

10×10 Young person’s booklet

posted Oct 19, 2020, 7:01 AM by LowFell Admin

’10×10 Creative Gateshead’
 was developed in collaboration with the Best of Bensham Collaborative. The activities were created by 11 Gateshead artists, in collaboration with 10 Gateshead community and creative organisations. The two booklets showcase the diverse and varied creative practises of Gateshead artists as well as promotes the work of Gateshead based community organisations. You can find out more about the artists and the organisations at the back of both booklets. Go to https://www.dingybutterflies.org/10x10-creative-gateshead/ to use online or print your own copy.

Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge 2020

posted Aug 10, 2020, 6:42 AM by LowFell Admin   [ updated Aug 11, 2020, 6:22 AM ]

For children aged 4-11 aimed at encouraging young readers to borrow, explore and read our range of books. We have age specific titles on dinosaurs, joke books, adventure stories and much more.
All you have to do is pop into the library, borrow a few books and ask to join the scheme. We will give you a poster and your first stickers then when you next come into the library and borrow books we'll give you your next set of stickers - there are 6 to collect. *Beware some of the stickers are stinky!*
For more details, extra activities and to sign up online visit Summer Reading Challenge.

New Ring and Read service!

posted Jun 30, 2020, 3:49 AM by LowFell Admin   [ updated Jun 30, 2020, 6:51 AM ]

Hello to all of our library users! It’s been a few months since we posted on our website, but we’re back to let you know about our plans to start a ‘Ring and Read’ service, starting on 6 July 2020. The service will allow borrowers to contact us to request books and arrange collection from the library. The library will be operating reduced hours in order to enable book collection only. Please keep checking our website and Facebook page over this coming week for further updates in relation to the new service.

Corona virus and Low Fell Library

posted Mar 16, 2020, 9:43 AM by LowFell Admin   [ updated Jun 30, 2020, 11:55 AM ]

We are delighted to announce that the Library will reopen on Monday the 6th of July. This will, for the time being, be a limited "Ring and Read" service with adjusted hours.

Our response to the current pandemic is being assessed on an ongoing basis, being informed by government advice and procedures set by central library. We hope to maintain as full a service as possible however, as the majority of our volunteers are elderly, and thereby in the group at highest risk, our activities and opening hours will reflect this. We will provide updated details on our website, Facebook page and by email in our newsletter. 


Flower Arranging Classes

posted Mar 12, 2020, 5:15 AM by LowFell Admin   [ updated Mar 17, 2020, 9:41 AM ]

 CANCELLED  Want to learn how it's done?? 
 Come and Enjoy an Introduction to Flower Arranging 
 On Wednesdays April 22nd and 29th 

 From 1pm to 3pm 
 Max 10 per class 
 Cost £5 per person 

 Bring strong scissors or secateurs. We will provide you with flowers, greenery, oasis and a tray for your arrangement!

Easter Fair

posted Feb 28, 2020, 4:13 AM by LowFell Admin   [ updated Mar 16, 2020, 9:44 AM ]

CANCELLED - Sadly, due to our Corona virus precautions we have had to cancel our Easter Fair.  We will be publishing more details of how our activities and opening hours are affected in the near future.Our expectation is to donate the Easter Eggs that we have received to a local children's hospital ward.

 Saturday March 28th 2020 
 9:30 am - 12 noon 
 Fun for all the family 
 Children's activities 
 Raffle, Tombola, Plant Stall and Bric-A-Brac 
 Craft Stalls, Homemade Cakes and Refreshments 

Easter Craft Sessions

posted Jan 21, 2020, 6:45 AM by LowFell Admin   [ updated Mar 17, 2020, 9:41 AM ]

Easter Crafts 
 with ARTventurers 

8th April 10:30-11:30 
 15th April 10:30-11:30
Ages 3-8 years 
£3 per child 

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Booking and non-refundable pre-payment is essential

Cars In Her Eyes Exhibition

posted Sep 17, 2019, 8:19 AM by LowFell Admin   [ updated Sep 18, 2019, 9:21 AM ]

September 28th -October 5th An exhibition of work by the late Ann Denison in the community room.
 Ann produced a large number of cartoons and colourful acrylic canvases poking fun at car use and dependency in modern society but always making a serious point.September 28th - October 6th
Cars In Her Eyes

An exhibition of work by the late Ann Denison in the community room.

September 28th - October 5th


Saturday 28th September 6 - 8:30 pm

 Ann produced a large number of cartoons and colourful acrylic canvases   poking fun at car use and dependency in modern society but always   making a serious point.

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