Events

Children’s
Older people’s

 

Check your branch for a list of all events.

Most Suffolk libraries run activity sessions and events for children:

  • Baby bounce: soothing songs and gentle nursery rhymes for babies
  • Tot Rock: songs and action rhymes for toddlers
  • Baby bounce and Tot Rock: songs and rhymes for babies and toddlers
  • Storytime: stories and rhymes for pre-school children
  • Family playtime: for 0-4 year olds
  • Craft activities: for primary school age children

Library activities

Library Activity Day and time (weekly unless stated otherwise)
Aldeburgh Library Storytime Monday 1030-1100
Craft activities Sunday 1100-1200
Beccles Library Baby bounce and Tot Rock Friday 1100-1200
Family playtime Thursday 0945-1115
Brandon Library Baby bounce and Tot Rock Monday 0935-1000
Tot Rock Thursday 0935-1000
Craft activities first and third Sunday of the month 1115-1230
Bungay Library Baby bounce Tuesday 1345-1415
Tot Rock Tuesday 1415-1445
Bury St Edmunds Library Baby bounce Wednesday 1015-1045
Tot Rock Thursday 1015-1045
Storytime Saturday 1030-1145
Storytime Sunday 1030-1200
Capel St Mary Library Baby bounce Tuesday 1400-1430 (term time only)
Craft activities Sunday 1030-1430
Chantry Library Ipswich Baby bounce Thursday 1000-1030
Craft activities Saturday 1430-1600
Craft activities Sunday
Tot Rock Thursday 0915-0945
Clare Tot Rock Friday 1000-1100
Elmswell Library Baby bounce Friday 0945-1030
Storytime Sunday 1100-1200
Eye Library Baby bounce Monday 1015-1045
Tot Rock Monday 1100-1130
Felixstowe Library Baby bounce Friday 0930-1000 Friday 1030-1100 Friday 1130-1200
Storytime Wednesday 1330-1400
Framlingham Library Storytime Sunday 1500-1530
Gainsborough Library Craft activities Sunday 1300-1500
Glemsford Tot Rock Friday 1000-1100 (In the adjoining village hall)
Craft activities Sunday
Great Cornard Library Baby bounce Thursday 1430-1500
Storytime Friday 0930-1015 (term time only)
Craft activities Sunday 1100-1400
Tot Rock Monday 1015-1045 (term time only)
Hadleigh Library Baby bounce and Tot Rock Thursday 1000-1030
Tot Rock Friday 1000-1030
Craft activities Sunday 1030-1300
Halesworth Library Baby bounce Tuesday 1000-1030
Craft activities Sunday 1200-1430
Tot Rock Tuesday 1030-1100
Haverhill Library Baby bounce Tuesday 1000-1030
Craft activities Sunday 1030-1200
Storytime Monday 1000-1030
Tot Rock Friday 1000-1030
Ipswich County Library Baby bounce Wednesday 1415-1445
Craft activities Sunday 1030-1130
Storytime Sunday 1130-1200
Tot Rock Wednesday 0945-1015 (book with staff) and 1100a-1130 (drop in) (Both are term time only)
Ixworth Library Baby bounce Tuesday 0945-1030 (term time only)
Craft activities Sunday 1130-1230
Tot Rock Tuesday 1330-1415 (term time only)
Kedington Library Baby bounce and Tot Rock Monday 1000-1200
Craft activities Sunday 1400-1600
Storytime Thursday 1600-1630
Kesgrave Library Baby bounce Thursday 1030-1100
Craft activities Sunday 1000-1200
Tot Rock Thursday 0945-1015
Kessingland Library Baby bounce and Tot Rock Monday 1000-1100
Baby bounce and Tot Rock Thursday 1000-1100
Craft activities Sunday 1030-1130
Lakenheath Library Craft activities Sunday 1000-1500
Leiston Library Baby bounce Thursday 1030-1100
Long Melford Library Baby bounce and Tot Rock Tuesday 1430-1500
Lowestoft Library Baby bounce Thursday 1045-1145 (term time only)
Craft activities Sunday 1100-1200
Family playtime drop-in Friday 1000-1130 (term time only)
Storytime and Tot Rock Wednesday 1045-1130 (term time only)
Mildenhall Library Craft activities Sunday 1100-1200
Needham Market Library Craft activities and storytime Sunday 1115-1215
Storytime Monday 1415-1445
Newmarket Library Baby bounce Tuesday 1000-1030
Craft activities Sunday 1100-1500
Tot Rock Thursday 1000-1030
Oulton Broad Library Baby bounce Thursday 1030-1130 (term time only)
Craft activities Sunday 1045-1445
Tot Rock Thursday 1300-1430 (term time only)
Rosehill Library Ipswich Baby bounce and Tot Rock Wednesday 1415-1445
Craft activities Sunday 1115-1300
Storytime Friday 1415-1445
Saxmundham Library Baby bounce and Tot Rock Tuesday 0930-1000 (term time only)
Baby bounce and Tot Rock Friday 1030-1100 (term time only)
Southwold Library Baby bounce and Tot Rock Sunday 1030-1100
Storytime Sunday 1130-1215
Stowmarket Library Baby bounce and Tot Rock Tuesday 1415-1445
Baby bounce and Tot Rock Wednesday 1415-1445
Baby bounce and Tot Rock Thursday 1415-1445
Craft activities Sunday 1030-1130
Sudbury Library Craft activities Sunday 1030-1200
Storytime Thursday 0945-1015
Thurston Library Baby bounce and Tot Rock Tuesday 0945-1045, followed by Stay and Play at JigSaw Children’s Centre until 1130
Westbourne Library Baby bounce Tuesday 0930-1030
Craft activities Sunday 1100-1400
Under 5’s Friday club Friday 0930-1030
Wickham Market Library Storytime Tuesday 1100-1130
Woodbridge Library Craft activities Sunday 1030-1200
Storytime Friday 1030-1200
Tot Rock Wednesday 1115-1145

Outreach activities

Outreach activities Activity Day and Time
Carlton Colville, St Peters Church Hall. Contact Lowestoft Library Tot Rock and Storytime First Monday of month 1330-1500 (term time only)
RAF Honington. Contact Thurston Library Stay and Play Wednesday 1000-1130

Meetings for older people

We run groups for older people and their families and carers. You can just drop in for a chat or join theatre groups, do arts and crafts and find out about local history. We also offer advice and information.

Library Activity Day and time (weekly unless stated otherwise)
Beccles Library Grandparents and Grandchildren Sessions Wednesday 0945-1115

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Thursday 1400-1500
Bury St Edmunds Library

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Friday 1000-1200
Chantry Library

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Wednesday 1030-1200
Clare Library

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Tuesday 1100-1230
Felixstowe Library Theatre Group for older people the second Tuesday of the month 1100-1200
Reading Group for older people the fourth Tuesday of the month 1100-1200

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Tuesday 1400-1600
Gainsborough Library Just Friends group for older people Monday 1400-1600
Scrabble club Wednesday 1400-1600
Glemsford Turned Corners Top Time Reading Group for older people the second Tuesday of the month 1430-1530
First Edition Top Time Reading Group for older people the third Tuesday of the month 1415-1515
Great Cornard Library

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Tuesday 1000-1100
Halesworth Library

Age UK: providing free help, advice and information

the first Wednesday of the month 1030-1200

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Wednesday 1030-1200
Haverhill Library

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Wednesday 1030-1200
Ipswich County Library

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Thursday 1430-1600

Age UK: providing free help, advice and information on dementia

the second Thursday of the month 1000-1200
Ixworth Library

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Sunday 1400-1530
Kessingland Library

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Wednesday 1430-1530
Lakenheath Library Top Time Reading Group usually last Wednesday of the month 1200-1300
Leiston Library Top Time Reading Group usually first Tuesday of the month 1100
Long Melford Library Top Time: events and activities for older people Wednesday 1430-1630
Top Time Book Group last Wednesday of the month 1430-1630
Lowestoft Library Top Time: events and activities for older people Tuesday 1400-1530

Lowestoft Home Library Service Reading Group: group for older people

first Wednesday of the month 1030-1130
Mildenhall Library

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Thursday 1400-1530
Top Time Reading Group last Thursday of the month 1400-1530
Needham Market Library

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Tuesday 1015-1130
Newmarket Library

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Thursday 1030-1100
Oulton Broad Library

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Monday 1030-1130
Rosehill Library

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Thursday 1030-1130
Saxmundham Library

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Thursday 1030-1230
Southwold Library

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Tuesday 1400-1530
Stowmarket Library

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Thursday 1445-1600
Stradbroke Library Top Time: events and activities for older people Tuesday 1430-1630
Top Time Reading Group second Tuesday of the month 1430-1530
Sudbury Library Top Time: events and activities for older people Tuesday 1430-1630
Top Time Reading Group third Tuesday of the month 1430-1630
Westbourne Library Top Time: events and activities for older people Monday 1400-1600
Woodbridge Library Golden Age Arts and Crafts Group first Wednesday of the month 1400-1500
Golden Age Reading Group first Thursday of the month 1400

Home Library Service reading groups

Monthly reading groups aimed at older people, including users of the At Home Library Service and their carers, families or volunteer visitors, offering a stimulating programme of topics to discuss and read around. If you require use of the free transport then contact the library at least one week before the event. At Home Library Service Reading Groups are held at the following Suffolk libraries: