Breathing Life into the Written Word – Wrap up.

During October staff and students at Newcastle Library were treated to wonderful performances by the Performing Arts students as a part of our celebration of The National Year of Reading.  The students performed dramatic readings of the written word – including readings from novels, plays and poems.

A big thankyou to all staff and students involved and to all of our audience members.


It’s never too late… learn to read




As part of Adult Learner’s Week, the National Year of Reading 2012 team is running a short story competition. The competition is open to unpublished, new, emerging and established writers, aged 18 years or older.

To enter, write a story on the theme “it’s never too late…to learn to read”. You could write about your own experiences, or your story might be straight from your imagination. The competition organisers are hoping that the stories submitted will help to support, inspire and encourage adult learners and also build awareness that it really is never too late to start reading.

For more information, go to the National Year of Reading 2012 website. Entries close Monday 6th August 2012.

Eye-catching Display at Cessnock Campus Library

Reading has never looked better!

 This attractive display at Cessnock Campus Library was created to promote the National Year of Reading.

What are you reading now? There is plenty to choose from. Visit your local campus Library today!