Gainsborough Community Library

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Gainsborough Community Library

Gainsborough Community Library

Free wifi available. Scanning, printing and photocopying facilities.

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: 30 people for meetings, 50 people in rows
  • Cost: £12 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £18 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings
  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings. Bookings outside library opening hours may attract an additional charge to cover staffing cost.

Meeting room

  • Capacity: 10 people for meetings, 15 people in rows
  • Cost: £7 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £10.50 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings
  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings. Bookings outside library opening hours may attract an additional charge to cover staffing cost.

Sound studio

  • Capacity: 5 people
  • Cost: £5 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £7.50 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings
  • Availability: Outside library opening hours only, subject to other bookings.

Café area / space within library

  • Capacity: Various (depending on part of library and format) but potentially up to 30 people in rows
  • Cost: To be negotiated with library manager
  • Availability: Outside library opening hours only, subject to other bookings.

Other information

  • Limited on-site parking available. Street parking beside library
  • Refreshments available from café during opening hours, refreshment making facilities available outside opening hours
  • Projector available for community room users

Display space

Two cork boards in cafe area: for posters

  • A5: 25p per sheet
  • A4: 50p per sheet
  • A3: £1 per sheet

Regular events & activities

Event Dates Times
Absolute Beginners: book in advance Sessions arranged on a mutually convenient basis N/A
Internet training sessions for beginners: drop-in Monday every two weeks 1030-1200
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
Club 4 Teens: video games and crafts for 13-19 year olds Monday every week 1615-1745
Tinker, tea & talk and adult colouring: held in the community room Tuesday every week 1030-1200
Coffee morning in the cafe Tuesday every week 1030-1200
Sharing stories: for adults with learning disabilities and their carers Wednesday every week 1030-1200
Scrabble Club Wednesday every week 1400-1600
New Age Kurling & Boccia: £2.50 per session, includes tea and coffee Wednesday every week 1400-1530
Mini Teenz: club for 8-12 year olds Thursday every week 1530-1645
Singing for the soul Friday every week 1030-1100
Bookstart singing Friday every week 1030-1100
Bookstart stay and play Friday every week 1100-1200
Club 4 Teens: video games and crafts for 13-19 year olds Friday every week 1530-1730
Family colouring group Saturday every week 1130-1230
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 07/06/2016
10:30 - 12:00
Story Time Special
Gainsborough Community Library, Ipswich
Sat 11/06/2016
14:30
Suffolk Libraries Presents… Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty
Gainsborough Community Library, Ipswich
Sat 11/06/2016
18:00
Suffolk Libraries Presents… Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty
Gainsborough Community Library, Ipswich