Working in Partnership with Morpeth Library

Our Arts & Culture Director worked very closely with the team in Northumberland Libraries to plan and successfully deliver our first Morpeth Book Festival in April 2022. As a result of that partnership, there has been a further development!

At our 2020/21 GMDT AGM a suggestion to offer IT support to people in the local community was made. This idea has been further developed so there is now a small group of volunteers supporting Morpeth library to help combat loneliness.

Once volunteering restarts post Covid, our volunteers will be working with the public in the library as ‘Digital Champions’ to support IT skills.  They will also be ‘short term loaned’ to visitors to chat with them about books, discuss newspaper articles, play games, help with crosswords, and anything else that might emerge.  It is hoped it will be safe to commence Spring 2022.