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.


Go Wild with the Summer Reading Challenge!

posted Jul 15, 2021, 8:18 AM by LowFell Admin

Children across Gateshead are being encouraged to go wild for reading this summer by joining the hugely popular annual Summer Reading Challenge, taking place at all Gateshead Council libraries from 10 July until 4 September.

The Reading Agency have teamed up with the WWF in developing the theme for this year's challenge, which is 'Wild World Heroes', featuring illustration by award-winning children's author and illustrator Heath McKenzie. It is aimed at encouraging children aged four to 11 years to engage in fun reading activities focused on real world environmental issues, such as climate change, wildlife decline, plastic pollution, and deforestation.

To join the excitement all children need to do is visit any library across Gateshead at least three times throughout the summer holidays and borrow at least two books. Each time they will be rewarded with a free prize

Open to all children between the ages of 4 and 11. Pop along to the library or visit Wild Summer Reading Challenge for further details...

A new way to support Low Fell Library

posted Jun 8, 2021, 7:04 AM by LowFell Admin   [ updated Jun 8, 2021, 7:35 AM ]

Now you can support the library one click at a time. We have joined up with Amazon who will donate 0.5% of the cost of your purchases to us - just follow the link, sign up and start shopping. If you use the app you can still support us by following the instructions on smile.amazon.co.uk. Either follow the link in this post or use the box below and get started...


Recycle your old ink cartridges

posted Jun 1, 2021, 6:52 AM by LowFell Admin

The library is also now able to offer a place for you to leave your used inkjet printer cartridges, for recycling via The Recycling Factory, where these are remanufactured.  All the proceeds generated from the subsequent sale of these remanufactured cartridges will be donated to the British Heart Foundation.

Recycle your batteries

posted May 18, 2021, 7:29 AM by LowFell Admin

Putting batteries in household waste is dangerous. Putting spent batteries in our new recycling bin is easy, convenient and good for the environment!

Requesting new books

posted May 17, 2021, 7:25 AM by LowFell Admin   [ updated May 18, 2021, 7:33 AM ]

Did you know... 
If there is a book you'd like to read that is not on our shelves and not available to reserve, you can request that Low Fell receives a copy. We will take details of the books you want and pass on that request to Gateshead Central Libraries. Not all requests can be fulfilled but we have received many titles that our readers have asked for and which have become firm favourites.

Spring at LFLA

posted Mar 25, 2021, 3:21 PM by LowFell Admin   [ updated May 18, 2021, 7:34 AM ]

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.

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