Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans for great experiences



The library has moved on! We still do the books bit, ensuring we always have the very latest titles, but we do so much more. 

The overall aim of Stockton Libraries and Community Information Service is to provide a quality, relevant, accessible and modern service which is responsive to the needs and lifestyles of the users it aims to serve 

We are here to serve the community and provide a welcoming environment, open and free to all. We have reading groups for all ages, fun activities for children and families, homework clubs, support sessions, local history studies, basic ICT training and all of our libraries have free internet access, with free WiFi in a number of branches, our library events run throughout the year with something for everyone.


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Stockton Reading Challenge

18 Books : 12 Months. Are you ready to read?

Running from February 2016 to January 2017, it's fun and easy to get involved. All you need to do is borrow and read one book from each of the 18 categories, that's just over 1 book a month. The categories are fun and flexible, and there's no set reading list, so you choose the books that you want to read. You could also win an iPad Mini and a range of other prizes.

For more information, take a look at our Stockton Reading Challenge page.


Crossing the Tees Survey

The Crossing the Tees Book Festival for the Tees Valley took place between Friday 10 June and Saturday 25 June 2016. Events took place in libraries and other venues across Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and Darlington.

We are asking residents and people who attended what they thought about the Crossing the Tees Book Festival 2016. However, we'd also like to hear from people who didn't attend, so they can let us know why. This feedback will help us to develop future book festivals and library events.

You can complete the survey online. All fully completed surveys will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 book token. This survey closes Friday 9 September 2016.