Gainsborough Community Library

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Gainsborough Community Library

Gainsborough Community Library

Clapgate Lane
Ipswich
IP3 0RL

Mandy Grimwood, manager

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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
Absolute Beginners: book in advance Sessions arranged on a mutually convenient basis N/A
Art class for adults Monday every week 1000-1200
Internet training sessions for beginners: drop-in Monday every two weeks 1030-1200
Loom Band and Hama Bead workshop Monday every week 1300-1500
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
Tinker, tea and talk: bring your craft projects along and chat Tuesday every week 1030-1230
Scrabble Club Wednesday every week 1400-1600
Non-contact teen boxing: in the community room Wednesday every week 1800-1900
Family crafts in the cafe: under 8s must be accompanied by an adult Thursday every week 1530-1645
Mini Teenz: club for 8-12 year olds Thursday every week 1530-1645
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
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
Fri 31/07/2015 - Mon 24/08/2015
All Day
Summer Art Project: ask library for full details
Gainsborough Community Library, Ipswich
Wed 05/08/2015
12:00 - 15:00
Trip to Holywells Park: for 12 years+
Gainsborough Community Library, Ipswich
Tue 11/08/2015
11:00 - 12:30
Dogs Trust Visit
Gainsborough Community Library, Ipswich
Tue 18/08/2015
10:30 - 12:30
Author visit: Sue Rhodes 'Bertie’s Monster' crafts
Gainsborough Community Library, Ipswich