How about a look back to the library’s halcyon days when it welcomed Spot the Dog, Maisie Mouse, a South African dance band, and an MP.
We have it all in this selection of photos from the Shields Gazette archives but don’t just take our word for it.
Join us for a thrilling story of the past.
1. Congratulations to Noddy!
It's 2009 and the library held a celebration of Noddy's 60th birthday. People Network Librarian Olivia Sorlie was in the picture with Rachael Smith and Ruby Wann.
2. Anyone for a royal tea?
A majestic occasion in 2006 as the library hosted a tea party to mark the Queen's birthday. Can you spot someone you know?
3. A magical visit from Maisie
Maisie Mouse joined members of the Baby Bouncing group for this photo as the group celebrated its first birthday in 2005. Does this bring back lovely memories?
4. A thrilling read with Spot the Dog
Back to 2010 for a book time session with a very special library visitor. Remember this?