Suffolk Libraries is marking Suffolk Day on Monday 21 June by opening up libraries which would normally be closed on a Monday.
The special open day will mean 31 of the county’s libraries will be open on Suffolk Day to give people an extra chance to visit and find out what’s on offer.
Suffolk Libraries Chief Executive, Bruce Leeke said:
“As an organisation at the heart of many of the county’s communities we wanted to do something to celebrate Suffolk Day. Our colleagues are opening up libraries that would usually be closed on a Monday to join in the festivities. We love to entertain, support and connect people across the length and breadth of the county. Suffolk Day is a great opportunity to come along and find out what’s on offer at your local library.”
The following libraries will all be open on Suffolk Day: Aldeburgh, Beccles, Bury, Broomhill, Bungay, Capel, Chantry, Elmswell, Felixstowe, Framlingham, Glemsford, Gainsborough, Great Cornard, Hadleigh, Halesworth, Haverhill, Ipswich, Kesgrave, Lowestoft, Mildenhall, Needham Market, Newmarket, Oulton Broad, Rosehill, Southwold, Stowmarket, Stradbroke, Sudbury, Thurston, Woodbridge and Shotley’s pop-up library.
Of those opening specially for Suffolk Day the opening hours will be as follows:
- Capel – 9.30am to 12.30pm
- Elmswell – 2pm to 5pm
- Glemsford – 10am to 1pm
- Hadleigh – 10am to 4pm
- Needham Market – 10am to 1pm
- Newmarket – 10am to 1pm
- Rosehill – 11am to 1pm
- Southwold – 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
- Stowmarket – 10am to 1pm
- Thurston – 10am to 1pm.
Framlingham Library has created a special display and video for Suffolk Day.
The following events are taking place in libraries on Suffolk Day. Some of these mark the return of more regular activities in these libraries:
- Newmarket Library will be offering drop-in sessions with refreshments, adult colouring and a mini origami bookmark crafting session.
- Great Cornard has a tot rock session at 9.30am for pre-school children.
- Stowmarket has a grand sale of second-hand DVDs, CDs, Wii games and Nintendo games.
- Gainsborough Library has a stay and play session for parents and babies at 10am.
- Gainsborough Library has a Top Time session for over 55’s at 1.30pm.
- Gainsborough Library also has a Girls Group meeting for girls aged 8-16 to make new friends and learn new skills.
- Chantry Library is holding a bird detective event in Stonelodge Park at 3.30pm with Suffolk Wildlife Trust.
Suffolk Libraries – reasons to celebrate:
Some activities have already returned in libraries and Suffolk Libraries is looking forward to the return of the full calendar of events when the final restrictions are lifted in July. Check out our what's on page for details on events in libraries and online.
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