Events in the library

Annual General Meeting

The AGM of Winlaton Library Volunteer Association will be held in the library on Wednesday 27th July at 1pm. All members are welcome to attend. Please register your interest at the library.

Platinum Jubilee

Our Platinum Jubilee celebration was a big hit! Friends of the library enjoyed afternoon tea and live music. Thanks to all our customers who continue to support the library.





Cake Day for Ukraine

Thanks to everyone who supported our cake day, which raised a fantastic £640!

Library receives Co-op grant

The library has received a generous grant from the Co-op. It will help enormously, not only with the day to day running of the library, but also to increase our engagement with the community, running wellbeing events and social activities. Holding the cheque are library treasurer, Mary Brown, and Chairperson, Anne Dollan.



Family History Sessions


Unfortunately our Family History Sessions are currently suspended. Check back here, or look on our Facebook Group for further updates.

Learn about the skeletons in your cupboard at our weekly Family History sessions on Thursdays at 10.30 am.  If you’re new to genealogy one of our volunteers will help you. £3 per session, with all proceeds helping to keep our library open.

Pre booking is essential, in order to maintain social distancing.


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.



Rhymetime will resume on 29th October 2021. Pre booking is essential

Every Friday morning from 10.00 to 10.30 is Rhymetime for pre-school children. Due to Covid restrictions, a maximum of eight children can attend the session. Please pre-book your place. Places cost £1 per child.


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.