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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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Crossing the Tees Book Festival

Running from Friday 9 June 2017 until Saturday 24 June 2017. Highlights include crime writer Sophie Hannah, TV’s Yorkshire Vet Julian Norton and historical novelist Ben Kane. We will also have a host of popular children’s authors visiting schools across the Tees Valley, including Juno Dawson, Chris Priestly and Holly Webb. Along with creative writing, open mic poetry, an opera performance, a book fair and our very first Short Story Competition – there really is something for everyone to enjoy!

For a full list of events and booking information visit Crossing the Tees.


Stockton Reading Challenge

Running until Sunday 31 December 2017, it's fun and easy to get involved. All you need to do is borrow and read one book from each of the 12 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. 

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