Gainsborough Community Library

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Gainsborough Community Library

Gainsborough Community Library

This library will be closed over the Easter period: Fri Apr 3, Sat Apr 4, Sun Apr 5 and Mon Apr 6

Clapgate Lane
Ipswich
IP3 0RL

Mandy Grimwood, manager Accessibility information

Contacts

Opening hours

Day Hours
Monday 0930 – 1800
Tuesday 0930 – 1700
Wednesday 0930 – 1700
Thursday 0930 – 1700
Friday 0930 – 1800
Saturday 0930 – 1700
Sunday 1100 – 1600

Room hire

Community Room

  • Capacity: 50 people seated in rows, 30 in meeting format
  • Cost: £10 per hour for not for profit organisations, £15 per hour for commercial and statutory organisations. Additional charge applies to bookings outside opening hours. Please discuss with Library Manager
  • Availability: Available all day, every day subject to other bookings

Meeting Room

  • Capacity: 15 people seated in rows, 10 in meeting format
  • Cost:  £5 per hour for not for profit groups, £7.50 per hour for commercial and statutory organisations. Additional charge applies to bookings outside opening hours. Please discuss with Library Manager
  • Availability: Available all day, every day subject to other bookings

Café area / library space

  • Capacity: 16 seated in café area, various within library space
  • Cost:  To be negotiated with library manager
  • Availability: Available during library opening hours. Maybe available outside library opening hours at manager’s discretion

Sound studio

  • Capacity: 5 people
  • Cost:  £5 per hour for not for profit organisations
  • Availability: Available during library opening hours only

Other information

  • Refreshments available from café during opening hours, refreshment making facilities available outside opening hours
  • Parking available
  • Projector available for community room users

Regular events & activities

Event Dates Times
Art class for adults Monday every week 1000-1200
Top Time: events and activities for older people Monday every week 1400-1600
P.H.O.E.B.E Girls Self-esteem Workshop: for 12-16 year old girls Monday every week 1600-1700
Mini Teenz Club: games for 10-14 year olds Monday every week 1615-1745
Club 4 Teens: video games and crafts for 13-19 year olds Monday every week 1615-1745
Creative Writing Group: The Write Idea Tuesday every week 1400-1600
Scrabble Club Wednesday every week 1400-1600
Mini Teenz: Wii club for 8-13 year olds Thursday every week 1530-1630
Singing for the soul led by Andi Hopgood Friday every week 1100-1200
Club 4 Teens: video games and crafts for 13-19 year olds Friday every week 1530-1730
Family bingo
  • 12 March
  • 23 April
  • 4 June
1900
Craft activities and games for children Saturday every week 1400-1600
Craft activities: for primary school age children Sunday every week 1300-1500

Special events

Date/Time Event
Tue 10/03/2015
14:00 - 17:00
Rap Day: Record your own rap
Gainsborough Community Library, Ipswich
Tue 10/03/2015
19:00
Rap Day: ‘Is Rap Contemporary Poetry?’ discussion group
Gainsborough Community Library, Ipswich
Fri 20/03/2015
12:00 - 13:30
World Storytelling Day: Storytelling picnic
Gainsborough Community Library, Ipswich
Fri 20/03/2015
15:30
World Storytelling Day: Chat and stories with John ‘Hertful’ Harvey
Gainsborough Community Library, Ipswich
Fri 20/03/2015
17:00
World Storytelling Day: Storytelling with Michael Colin Storey
Gainsborough Community Library, Ipswich