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.
5. A wonderful performance in 2010
A performance from a South African dance band 11 years ago. Were you there?
6. So many smiling faces
World Book Day at South Shields Central Library but who do you recognise in this lovely photo?
Photo: Stu Norton
7. Hi-tech in 2009
These children were taking part in a computer game battle at the library 12 years ago. Remember this?
8. All about citizenship
A citizenship event at the library in 2009. Who can tell us more?