Author Archives: Freda Goldsborough

The Rising Tide

The Rising Tide by Ann Cleeves


Fifty years ago, a group of teenagers spent a weekend on Holy Island, forging a bond that has lasted a lifetime. Now, they still return every five years to celebrate their friendship, and remember the friend they lost to the rising waters of the causeway at the first reunion.

Now, when one of them is found hanged, Vera is called in. Learning that the dead man had recently been fired after misconduct allegations, Vera knows she must discover what the friends are hiding, and whether the events of many years before could have led to murder then, and now . . .

But with the tide rising, secrets long-hidden are finding their way to the surface, and Vera and the team may find themselves in more danger than they could have believed possible . . .




Coronation Celebration

Our members enjoyed a royal celebration with food, music and lots of chat!

Warm Spaces

Our library is part of the Warm Spaces initiative. You can come into the library for warmth, refreshments, and good company. We have free Wi-Fi, hot and cold drinks, soup and snacks. For more information about Warm Spaces, see Gateshead Council’s website:

Free Wi-Fi is here

You can now use your personal devices (smartphone, tablet or laptop) to access the internet and your e-mails in the library. Simply select ‘GatesheadPublic’ as the network on your device and agree to the terms and conditions. This should take you straight to Gateshead Libraries web site, there is no need for a user name or password.



Every Friday morning from 10.00 to 10.30 is Rhymetime for pre-school children. Rhymetime is free to attend and all are welcome.

Knitting Group


Knit & Natter is back!

Our knitting group meets on Mondays from 11.00 to 1.00 and Fridays from 1.00 to 3.00. Why not come along for knitting, chat and refreshments?

Needlework Circle

Our Needlework Circle will re-start soon. Details to follow.



Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Lobley Hill Library Volunteer

Our library is run entirely by volunteers.

If you want to share your love of books, enjoy meeting people and want to make a positive contribution to your community then please consider joining us.
You would warmly welcomed by our team of friendly volunteers. Support and training will be provided.

Drop in for a chat or contact us:
Tel No. 0191 433 6418