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Jul 23 - Jul 27

Learn to Ride Summer 2018

Learn to Ride your bike with a qualified coach this Summer 2018!


Harry Potter Book Night is back!

Celebrate the magic as our glorious Reference Library is transformed into Hogwarts for one night only! Enjoy amazing magic shows with our very own Hogwarts Professor. Meet the Fantastic Beasts from Kirkleatham Owl Centre including rats, snakes and owls. Visit our British Library ‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic’ exhibition. Create fabulous magical creature crafts and lego models and have fun seeking clues in our special treasure hunt. Tilly’s Cupcakes will be selling gorgeous Harry Potter themed cupcakes and we'll also have a gorgeous sweet stall. PLUS Galaxy shop will be attending with fabulous Harry Potter merchandise for sale!

Suitable for ages 4-11.

Tickets £1 per child. Places must be reserved on 01642 729002.

Central Library

The Central Public Library was officially opened in 1912 by Alderman Amos Hinton. Built on two plots of land, one donated by Sir Hugh Bell, the other by Alderman Amos Hinton, the foundation stone was laid in 1910 and the building, sometimes known as the Carnegie Library, was officially opened on May 8, 1912. Featuring a classical design selected from 203 submissions, its architects were Messrs. S. B. Russell and T. E. Cooper, of Gray's Inn Square, London.

In its original form, it provided a lending library where boys' and girls' sections were separated by a screen, a ladies' reading room, a central news room with a separate entrance in Grange Road, and on the first floor were the law and patent and reference libraries. This was Middlesbrough's first purpose-built premises to house its public library.

Further contact information

Lending Library: 01642 729002;

Reference Library: 01642 729001;

Opening times

Monday 9.30am-7pm
Tuesday 9.30am-7pm
Wednesday 9.30am-5pm
Thursday 9.30am-7pm
Friday 9.30am-5pm
Saturday 9.30am-5pm
Sunday Closed