Sunday, 30 September 2018

Date with a Date Stamp

Reading maketh a full man
Conference a ready man
And writing an exact man
- Bacon
Breaking news - I’m a librarian! 

To be exact, I’m a volunteer in training at the wonderful Jesmond Library. I’ve been considering getting involved for some time and yesterday was my first attempt at wielding the date stamp.

Happy 5th Birthday!
Like many local authorities, Newcastle City Council decided to close down several branch libraries. 

However a group of volunteers set up a charity to manage Jesmond Library as an independent venture. 

October 2018 marks the fifth anniversary of Jesmond Library and celebrations are planned.

Not only is it a functioning library three days a week, it also acts as a community hub with many activities and groups. I’m glad to say it is well supported. 

I’m delighted to be part of this fabulous library and look forward to many happy hours of volunteering. 

Now, hand me that date stamp, please.


  1. Congratulations to you and the library. You'll be brilliant.x

    I've worked in two different libraries in earlier years- school and then my first full-time job. :-)

    1. Thanks, Carol. It’s a joy to be surrounded by books.