Reading and reader development
Take the Six Book Challenge
The Six Book Challenge is aimed at adults who are new to reading and would like to build up their literacy skills.
Reading Activists in Sunderland libraries
If you're aged 11 to 19 and want your voice to be heard, Reading Activists can help you to gain work experience in event management, marketing and digital technologies
Reading groups are an informal and friendly way to meet other people who enjoy books, where people can meet and discuss or chat about the books they have read and share their reading experiences.
Reading groups for people with a visual impairment
We would like to encourage those with a visual impairment to use the available formats of books and audio recordings to enjoy the the benefits of a good book.
Hetton Writers Group
The Hetton Centre Library hosts the Hetton Writers Group. If you are considering putting your creative thoughts into writing then you will be most welcome.
Foreign language collection
The foreign language collection is housed in the City Library and Arts Centre and contains titles in a wide variety of languages.
Libraries - special collections