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Reading Activists

COVID-19: Council libraries

All four Council libraries are now open for collecting pre-ordered books, using a computer, browsing books and study spaces.

You must book an appointment before visiting.

Visiting a Council library

Reading Activists is a programme for 14 to 24 year olds, which aims to encourage more young people to take an active role in their local libraries.

In South Tyneside our Reading Activists have been involved in planning and delivering a rock night at Hebburn Library, a Hobbit Games Workshop, and Minecraft sessions at Central Library. They volunteer their time to help with selecting books for our libraries, and with lots of different events across the Borough.

Get involved

  • Are you aged 14 to 24 years?
  • Looking for something fun, exciting and creative to do in your local community?
  • Want to meet other young people to make a difference?
  • Interested in putting on events for young people?
  • Want to learn new skills and get work experience?
  • Want to meet writers, musicians, artists and other creative people?

Join Reading Activists today

To get involved contact Pauline Martin on 0191 428 2318 or email

For more information visit The Reading Agency: Reading Activists

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