Libraries news

Building skills on National Numeracy Day

Published on Thursday, 23rd May 2024

People had lots of fun with numbers in Hartlepool’s Community Hub Central as part of National Numeracy Day.

  • It’s so quick and easy with Wi-Fi Print!

    Published on Wednesday, 27th March 2024

    It’s now even easier for people to print something out for themselves at Hartlepool’s Community Hub Central.

  • Discovering the magic of reading for World Book Day

    Published on Friday, 1st March 2024

    There are more than a thousand reasons for children in Hartlepool to celebrate World Book Day on 7th March.

  • Major cash boost will transform Seaton Carew Library

    Published on Monday, 20th March 2023

    Seaton Carew Library is set for a quarter of a million pounds of improvements to secure its future and make it an exciting space for the whole community.

  • Join the Gadgeteers for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge

    Published on Tuesday, 12th July 2022

    Youngsters in Hartlepool are invited to discover the amazing science and innovation in the world around them in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge at the town’s community hubs and libraries.

  • Treats in store for book lovers

    Published on Friday, 27th May 2022

    There are lots of great activities to look forward to in this year’s Crossing The Tees Book Festival from Saturday 11th to Friday 17th June, with a choice of online, in-person and hybrid events.

  • Throston Library reopens in its new home

    Published on Friday, 25th March 2022

    A new chapter will begin for Hartlepool’s Throston Library on Monday 28th March when it reopens at its new location in Throston Youth Centre in Wiltshire Way.

  • Help shape Hartlepool’s Community Hubs for the future

    Published on Monday, 7th March 2022

    Thank you to everyone who took part recently in the first phase of Hartlepool Borough Council’s consultation to shape the town’s Community Hubs to meet the needs of the future.

  • Lots to enjoy in new high-tech library system

    Published on Thursday, 3rd March 2022

    A new, improved online library system will be in use at all Hartlepool’s Hubs and libraries from Wednesday 9th March.

  • Join the Wild World Heroes for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge

    Published on Tuesday, 6th July 2021

    Wild World Heroes will inspire children to explore ways of helping to save the planet.

  • Leading author drops in digitally to inspire youngsters

    Published on Wednesday, 11th November 2020

    Bestselling children’s author Chris Callaghan will be giving young people in Hartlepool inspiration for their own reading and writing when he joins them in a special online event on Friday 13 November

  • You can still get your favourite books while exciting changes take shape

    Published on Wednesday, 14th October 2020

    Now that the library has been relocated to the first floor of Hartlepool’s Community Hub Central in York Road, work has started on the creation of a new Community Zone.

  • Last call for relaxation sessions

    Published on Friday, 7th August 2020

    Some places are still available on several free outdoor mindfulness and relaxation sessions for adults being run by Hartlepool’s community hubs.

  • CORONAVIRUS – Library services still available despite closures

    Published on Tuesday, 24th March 2020

    With all Hartlepool libraries closed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, residents are reminded that they can still access books.

  • Harry Potter fun for young bookworms

    Published on Wednesday, 29th January 2020

    There’s a magical afternoon in store for young Hogwarts fans at the sixth annual Harry Potter Book Night at Hartlepool’s Community Hub Central (Central Library).

  • Half term fun at Hartlepool’s libraries and community hubs

    Published on Wednesday, 22nd January 2020

    Making bag puppets, changing weather pictures and 3D caterpillars are among the activities lined up by Hartlepool’s libraries and community hubs to keep youngsters happy over the half term holidays.

  • Curtain up on the early years of Hartlepool’s ‘Empire’

    Published on Thursday, 16th January 2020

    The early years of Hartlepool’s Empire Theatre will be remembered at a talk in the town next month.

  • Hartlepool Writers Group launches its first anthology

    Published on Friday, 4th October 2019

    The Hartlepool Writers Group (HWG) is proud to announce the launch of its very first published collaborative work entitled ‘Anthology 2020’.

  • Half term Halloween fun

    Published on Monday, 30th September 2019

    With Halloween approaching, there’s a supernatural theme to some of the activities which Hartlepool’s libraries and community hubs have lined up to keep youngsters happy over the half term holidays.

  • Libraries offer new digital service

    Published on Thursday, 26th September 2019

    Libraries in Hartlepool have launched a new digital service that gives members free access to hundreds of their favourite authors.

  • Reading champs receive their reward

    Published on Tuesday, 10th September 2019

    Young bookworms in Hartlepool have received special praise after reaching a personal reading milestone.

  • How artefacts tell the story of Hartlepool’s Bombardment

    Published on Tuesday, 2nd July 2019

    Short historical events seldom leave much material evidence of their passing, but battlefields are an exception, as will be revealed in a fascinating talk in Hartlepool next week.

  • Blast off for children’s reading challenge

    Published on Wednesday, 26th June 2019

    There’s fun with a space age theme in store for Hartlepool youngsters in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge at the town’s community hubs and libraries.

  • Discover the magic of reading as a family

    Published on Monday, 20th May 2019

    Families in Hartlepool are invited to some free fun events next month at their local library or Community Hub to encourage them to read together with their children.

  • Half term fun for youngsters

    Published on Monday, 13th May 2019

    There are lots of great activities lined up at Hartlepool’s libraries and Community Hubs to keep youngsters happy this half term.

  • Easter library fun for youngsters

    Published on Monday, 25th March 2019

    There’s lots of fun in store at Hartlepool’s libraries and community hubs to keep youngsters happy this Easter.

  • A look back at disasters in the docks

    Published on Monday, 4th March 2019

    The misfortunes which have beset Hartlepool’s docks over the decades will be recalled in a special event later this week.

  • Half term library fun for children

    Published on Monday, 11th February 2019

    A War Horse craft session, making a garden bird feeder and stories and rhymes sessions are among the activities lined up by Hartlepool’s libraries to keep youngsters happy over the half term holidays.

  • Half term Halloween fun

    Published on Thursday, 11th October 2018

    With Halloween fast approaching, there’s a spooky theme to some of the activities which Hartlepool’s libraries and community hubs have lined up to keep youngsters happy over the half term holidays.

  • Laughs galore as poet John Hegley heads to Hartlepool

    Published on Friday, 28th September 2018

    There’s a big treat in store for poetry and comedy fans alike when the famously eccentric and very funny John Hegley drops into Hartlepool for two very special events as part of his national tour.

  • Reading champs receive their reward

    Published on Thursday, 30th August 2018

    Young bookworms in Hartlepool have been receiving special praise after reaching a personal reading milestone.

  • Budding young authors receive their rewards

    Published on Tuesday, 17th July 2018

    Children in Hartlepool have shown outstanding talent in a townwide competition for budding young authors.

  • A summer of Beano fun at Hartlepool's libraries

    Published on Thursday, 12th July 2018

    There's lots of fun in store for Hartlepool youngsters in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge at the town’s community hubs and libraries.

  • Tees book festival returns to Hartlepool

    Published on Wednesday, 6th June 2018

    There are some great events for book lovers and writing fans in Hartlepool over the next couple of weeks as part of the 2018 Crossing The Tees Book Festival.

  • The Big Read returns to Hartlepool

    Published on Friday, 25th May 2018

    The biggest celebration of crime writing in the world, The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, is coming to Hartlepool’s Community Hub Central on Friday 8 June with its annual Big Read.

  • Half term library fun for youngsters

    Published on Monday, 14th May 2018

    There are lots of great activities lined up at Hartlepool’s libraries to keep youngsters happy this half term.

  • Easter library fun for youngsters

    Published on Monday, 19th March 2018

    THERE’S lots of fun in store at Hartlepool’s libraries to keep youngsters happy this Easter.

  • Open a new chapter with junior reading group

    Published on Thursday, 8th March 2018

    YOUNG booklovers in Hartlepool who are looking for something to do on a Saturday morning now have the ideal choice.

  • Library closures

    Published on Thursday, 1st March 2018

    DUE to the severe weather conditions, this page will be updated as and when our Community Hubs and libraries inform us of early closures and late openings.

  • Half term library fun for youngsters

    Published on Monday, 5th February 2018

    CHINESE New Year craft sessions, a space activity morning and painting ceramics are among the activities which Hartlepool’s libraries have lined up to keep youngsters happy over the half term holidays

  • Relive the restoration of Hartlepool’s Municipal Buildings through photo collection

    Published on Thursday, 27th July 2017

    A HARTLEPOOL architect has presented two photo albums documenting the historic restoration of the town’s former Municipal Buildings to the Mayor of Hartlepool.

  • Uncover your family history in Hartlepool

    Published on Tuesday, 30th May 2017

    PEOPLE in Hartlepool with an interest in tracing their family history are being encouraged to sign up for a new course at the town’s Central Library.

  • Sporting event at Central Library

    Published on Monday, 8th May 2017

    PEOPLE across Hartlepool have the opportunity to hear about the career of a retired cricketer next week (Thursday 18 May).