But the memories live on thanks to photos in the Shields Gazette archives and here are nine of them for you to enjoy.
We’ve got everything from games workshops to children waiting for the latest Harry Potter book to arrive at the library. But are you in one of the pictures?
Let’s take one last look at the fun you had in the library over the years.
1. Spellbinding in 2007
These children were queuing up to get the latest Harry Potter edition to arrive at the library in 2007. Photo: CL
2. A special visitor in 2004
Youngsters got to meet Inca the guide dog, as well as Jennifer Emmerson from Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, during a story time session in 2004. Photo: TR
3. Bookstart Bear pays a visit
Back to 2010 for this reminder of Bookstart Bear visiting the library's Bookstart Club. Photo: SN
4. Time for games
Joseph Davison, Andrew Maher and Dean McIntyre were enjoying a games workshop at the library in 2004. Photo: IB