Staying Connected

Staying Connected

27 April 2020

COVID-19 has meant we’ve had to put our thinking caps on to ensure we all stay safely connected.

In light of our need to ‘stay home’ we’ve introduced the next best thing: bringing the city to you. Our new What’s On(line) page offers the chance to stay connected from the comfort of home. On offer are books to read, music to stream and exhibitions to tour virtually.

Here are some of the highlights:

Do some weird science

Don your science hat and have fun trying out some fun experiments with Museum Express.

All you need to do is download some of Newcastle Museum’s favourite experiments, collect your materials and get to work solving some cool scientific mysteries.

Take a virtual tour of the museum afterwards and you'll feel like you're there in person!

See experiments

Get creative with the Art Gallery

Get creative with Newcastle Art Gallery’s new Art Cart at Home inspired by iconic works in the gallery’s collection.

Each weekend the gallery (which has physically shut its doors for now) interacts with a different work of art ranging from Rosalie Gascoigne’s Wild Strawberries to a self-portrait by Margaret Olley.

While you’re there, you can also take a 3D walk through of two of the gallery’s past exhibitions. 

Get creative

Check out the e-library

We've upped our e-Library offerings to help those of us with extra time on our hands.

Newcastle Libraries’ 90,000 plus members can now access new online e-book and e-audio platforms including:

  • Latest releases
  • Children’s video streaming platform - Storybox
  • PressReader
  • Movie streaming platforms
  • Entire Sony Music Recording Catalogue

Keeping bookworms and movie buffs busy until quarantine is over.

You can become a member of Newcastle Libraries by joining online, gaining immediate access to all digital content via the free Newcastle Library App or the website.

Join now

Rock n Rhyme

Join all your favourite library friends for Rock n Rhyme Online.

Grab a scarf (or tea towel) and enjoy songs, dancing and activities to keep the fun going at home.

Live 10am Mondays and Fridays.

Join in


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