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Older people’s

Most Suffolk libraries run activity sessions and events for babies and young children:

  • Babybounce: soothing songs and gentle nursery rhymes for babies
  • Tot Rock: songs and action rhymes for toddlers
  • Storytime: stories and rhymes for pre-school children

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, 1.30pm-3.00pm (term time only)
RAF Honington. Contact Thurston Library Stay and Play Wednesday 10.00am – 11:30am

Library activities

Library Activity Day and time
Aldeburgh Library Storytime Friday 10.30am – 11.00am
Beccles Library Family play Thursday 9.45am – 11.15am
Baby bounce and Tot Rock Friday 11.00am – 12.00pm
Brandon Library Baby bounce/Tot Rock Monday 9.30am-9.50am
Tot Rock Thursday 9.30am-10.00am
Bungay Library Baby bounce Tuesday 1.45am – 2.15pm
Tot Rock Tuesday 2.15pm – 2.45pm
Bury St Edmunds Library Baby bounce Wednesday 10.15am – 10.45am
Tot Rock Thursday 10.15am – 10.45am
Storytime and crafts Saturday 10.30am-11.45am
Capel St Mary Library Baby bounce Tuesday 2.00pm – 2.30pm (Term time only)
Chantry Library Ipswich Tot Rock Thursday 9.15am-9.40am
Baby bounce Thursday 10.00am-10.25am
Clare Tot Rock Friday 10.00am-11.00am
Elmswell Library Baby bounce Friday 9.45am – 10.30am
Storytime Sunday 11.00am – 11.30am
Eye Library Baby bounce Monday 10.15am – 10.45am
Tot Rock Monday 11.00am – 11.30am
Felixstowe Library Baby bounce and Tot Rock Friday 9.30am – 10.00am
Friday 10.30am – 11.00am
Friday 11.30am – 12.00pm
Framlingham Library Play, Rhyme and Storytime Sunday 3.00pm – 3.30pm
Gainsborough Library Toy Library
playtime
Tuesday 10.00am – 11.30am
Storytime Wednesday 2.00pm – 2.45pm
Sing and Play Friday 10.30am – 12.00pm (Singing 10.00-10.30 & play until 12.00)
Glemsford Tot Rock Friday 10.00am – 11.00am (In the adjoining village hall)
Great Cornard Library Tot Rock Monday 10.15am – 10.45am
(Term time only)
Busy Booktime Wednesday 9.00am-9.45am (Term time only)
Storytime Thursday 2.00pm – 2.30pm
Baby Bounce Thursday 2.30pm-3.00pm
Hadleigh Library Baby bounce Thursday 10.00am – 10.30am
Tot Rock Wednesday 2.00pm – 2.30pm
Halesworth Library Baby bounce Tuesday 10.00am – 10.30am
Tot Rock Tuesday 10.30am – 11.00am
Haverhill Library Storytime followed by Baby bounce Monday 10.00am – 10.30am
Tot Rock Friday 10.00am – 10.30am
Ipswich County Library Tot Rock Wednesday 9.45am-10.15am (please book your place) and 11.00am-11.30am (drop in) (Both are term time only)
Baby bounce Wednesday 2.15pm – 2.45pm (Term time only)
Play Rhyme and Storytime Thursday 10.30am – 11.15am
(Term Time only)
Ixworth Library Baby bounce Wednesday 9.45am – 10.30am (Term time only)
Tot Rock Wednesday 10.45am – 11.30am (Term time only)
Kedington Library Baby bounce and Tot Rock Monday 10.15am -11.15am (Term time except bank holidays)
Storytime Thursday 4.00pm
Kesgrave Library Tot Rock Thursday 09.45am – 10.15am
Baby bounce Thursday 10.30am – 11.00am
Kessingland Library Baby bounce and Tot Rock Monday 10.00am – 11.00am
Baby bounce and Tot Rock Thursday 10.00am – 11.00am
Lakenheath Library All Bookstart activities unavailable until further notice
Lavenham Library Tot Rock Thursday 2.00pm – 2.30pm (Term Time ony)
Leiston Library Storytime Thursday 10.30am – 11.00am
Baby bounce Thursday 11.15am – 11.45am
Long Melford Library Baby bounce and Tot Rock Tuesday 2.30pm – 3.00pm
Lowestoft Library Storytime and Tot Rock Wednesday 10.45am – 11.30am
(Term time only)
Family playtime drop-in Friday 10.00am – 11.30am
(Term time only)
Baby bounce Thursday 10.45am – 11.30am
(Term time only)
Needham Market Library Storytime Monday 2.15pm – 2.45pm
Newmarket Library Baby bounce Tuesday 10.00am – 10.30am
Tot Rock Thursday 10.00am – 10.30am
Storytime 10 minute storytime included in both Baby bounce and Tot Rock sessions.
Oulton Broad Library Baby bounce Thursday 10.30am – 11.30am
Term time only
Tock Rock (Jolly Tots) Thursday 1.00pm – 2.30pm
Term time only
Rosehill Library Ipswich Baby bounce Thursday 1.30pm – 1.50pm
(Term time only)
Tot Rock Thursday 2.15pm – 2.35pm
(Term Time only)
Storytime Friday 2.15pm – 2.45pm
(Term time only)
Saxmundham Library Baby bounce and Tot Rock Tuesday 9.30am – 10.00am (Term time only)
Baby bounce and Tot Rock Friday 10.30am – 11.00am (Term time only)
Southwold Library Baby bounce and Tot Rock Sunday 10.30am – 11.00am
Stoke Library Ipswich Tot Rock and Storytime Tuesday 10am – 10.30am
Stowmarket Library Baby bounce and Tot Rock Tuesday 2.15pm – 2.35pm
Baby bounce and Tot Rock Wednesday 2.15pm – 2.35pm
Storytime and Tot Rock Thursday 2.15pm – 2.35pm
Sudbury Library Storytime Thursday 9.45am – 10.15am
Thurston Library Tot Rock Tuesday 9.45amFollowed by Stay and Play at JigSaw Children’s Centre until 11.30am
Westbourne Library Ipswich Baby bounce Tuesday 9.30am – 10.30am
Tot Rock Friday 9.30am – 10.00am
Wickham Market Library Storytime Tuesday 11.00am – 11.30am
Woodbridge Library Baby bounce Wednesday 10.30am – 10.50am
Tot Rock Wednesday 11.15am -11.45am
Rhyme & Storytime Friday 10.30am – 11.00am

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 09:45 – 11:15
Top Time: events and activities for older people Thursday 14:00 – 15:00
Brandon Library Top Time: Book Group Thursday 14:00 – 16:00 (third Thursday of the month)
Bury St Edmunds Library Top Time older people’s social club Friday 10:00 – 12:00
Chantry Library Ipswich 55 Alive – Top Time group for older people Wednesday 10:30 – 12:00
Clare Top time adult social club Tuesday 11:00 – 12:30
Elmswell Library Top Time group for older people Thursday 10:30 – 12:00
Eye Library Top Time – social group for older people Wednesday 14:00 – 15:00 (third Wednesday of the month)
Felixstowe Library Crime Reading Group for older people Tuesday 11:00 – 12:00 (first Tuesday of the month)
Theatre Group for older people Tuesday 11:00 – 12:00 (second Tuesday of the month)
Writing Group for older people Tuesday 11:00 – 12:00 (third Tuesday of the month)
Reading Group for older people Tuesday 11:00 – 12:00 (fourth Tuesday of the month)
Top Time for older people Tuesday 14:00 – 16:00
Framlingham Library Top Time Friday Club – group for older people Friday 14:00 – 15:00
Gainsborough Library Just Friends group for older people Monday 14:00 – 16:00
Scrabble club Wednesday 14:00 – 16:00
Glemsford Turned Corners Top Time Reading Group for older people Tuesday 14:30 – 15:30 (second Tuesday of the month)
First Edition Top Time Reading Group for older people Tuesday 14:15 – 15:15 (third Tuesday of the month)
Great Cornard Library Top Time for older people Tuesday 10:00 – 11:00
Hadleigh Library Top Time – activity for older people Wednesday 10:30 – 12:00
Halesworth Library Age UK – providing free help, advice and information Wednesday 10:30 – 12:00 (first and last Wednesday of the month)
Time Out – meetings and events for older people Wednesday 10:30 – 12:00
Haverhill Library Top Time – activities and socialising for older people and their carers Wednesday 10:30 – 12:00
Ipswich County Library Top time: Time of your life group for older people Thursday 14:30 – 16:00
Age UK dementia drop in Thursday 10:00 – 12:00 (second Thursday of the month)
Ixworth Library Top Time social group for older people Sunday 14:00 – 15:30
Kessingland Library Prime Time group for older people Wednesday 14:45 – 15:45
Lakenheath Library Top Time Book Club Wednesday 12:00 – 13:00 (usually last Wednesday of the month)
Lavenham Library Top Time activity for older people Thursday 10:30 – 12:30 (every two weeks)
Long Melford Library Top Time activities for older people Wednesday 14:30 – 16:30
Top Time Book Group Wednesday 14:30 – 16:30 (last Wednesday of the month)
Lowestoft Library Time out: Group for older people Tuesday 14:00 – 15:30
Home Library Service Reading Group: group for older people Wednesday 10:30 – 11:30 (first Wednesday of the month)
Mildenhall Library Top Time activities for older people Thursday 14:00 – 15:30
Top Time Book Group Thursday 14:00 – 15:30 (last Thursday of the month)
Needham Market Library Top Time events for older people Tuesday 10:00 – 12:00
Newmarket Library Top Time – older people social group Thursday 10:30 – 11:30
Oulton Broad Library Prime Time events for older people Monday 10:30 – 11:30
Rosehill Library Ipswich Top Time – Older People’s Social Club Thursday 10:30 – 11:30
Saxmundham Library Top Time – all adults welcome Thursday 10:30 – 12:30
Southwold Library Time Out events for adults Tuesday 14:00 – 15:30
Stowmarket Library Time Out events for the over 60s Thursday 14:45 – 16:00
Stradbroke Library Top Time – book group for older people Thursday 14:30 – 15:30 (second Thursday of the month)
Sudbury Library Top Time – Years Ahead older people’s social club Tuesday 14:30 – 16:00
Top Time – Reading Group Tuesday 14:30 – 16:00 (first or third Tuesday of the month)
Westbourne Library Ipswich Top Time – Weekly group for older people Monday 14:00 – 16:00
Woodbridge Library Golden Age Arts and Crafts Group Wednesday 14:00 – 15:00 (first Wednesday of the month)
Golden Age Book Group Thursday 14:00 (first Thursday of the month)

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: