Wrekenton library re-locates to community hub

by The Gateshead Housing Company & filed under Gateshead Council, Get in touch - your housing office, News.

Wrekenton Library is the latest service to join the facilities available to residents in the new Community Hub.

The library closed on Thursday, 2 July and  re-opened in the Wrekenton Community Hub on the High Street, on Monday, 6 July.

Wrekenton Hub outside signCustomers will be able to join and choose from a good selection of new books and there are four computers available to the public to use the internet and for printing.

There will be a weekly computer surgery to help with computer queries. The popular Rhymetime session for children will continue every week.

The new library is a fresh and modern space which is in a more convenient location in the High Street.

The former Wrekenton Community Centre reopened at the end of March following a major £900,000 refurbishment, with a new name – Wrekenton Hub – and lots of great facilities under one roof.

The new library will be managed and delivered by The Gateshead Housing Company, in partnership with Gateshead Council.

The Gateshead Housing Company is located in the new building, following the relocation of its High Street office, together with an adult day care service.

Around 30 community groups that have been operating elsewhere during the refurbishment will return to their new home, offering a range of events and activities.

These include everything from local history groups, scouts and guides to Weight Watchers and parent and toddler groups.

Adult education courses will also continue to be offered at the Hub.

Councillor Linda Green said: “We are delighted to have a new library within Wrekenton Hub.

“The new location of Wrekenton library will be really convenient for local people and will ensure that the library continues to have an important role in the community.

“Already people of all ages use the library and we look forward to welcoming them and many more into our transformed community building.”