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Beccles Library

Acting manager: Nicky Spindler

Blyburgate, Beccles
NR34 9TB

Tel: 01502 714073
Email: help@suffolklibraries.co.uk
Friends group: Beccles Library Community Trust

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Branch updates

The library will close at 1pm on Christmas Eve.

Branch facilities

  • Accessibility information
  • Parking: public car park available with 6 free 1 hour spaces, paid parking also available
  • Out-of-hours book return available
  • Customer toilet
  • Refreshments: Fairtrade coffee machine and snacks for sale
  • Display space: Double-sided noticeboard for non-commercial event posters
  • For sale: Cards for Good Causes - charity and Suffolk Wildlife Christmas cards.

IT and printing facilities

Room and space hire

Opening hours

Day Hours
Monday 0930 – 1700
Tuesday 0930 – 1700
Wednesday 0930 – 1700
Thursday 0930 – 1700
Friday 0930 – 1930
Saturday 0930 – 1700
Sunday 1000 – 1600

Regular events and activities

Children's events

Baby Bounce and Tot Rock

Friday, 1100-1200

Songs and rhymes for babies and toddlers.

Family playtime: for 0-4 year olds

Thursday, 0945-1115

Grandparents and grandchildren sessions

Wednesday, 0945-1115

Free play and talk for grandparents and 0-5 year-old grandchildren.

Lego Club: £1 suggested donation

third Sunday of the month, 1000-1100

TinyTalk baby signing

Tuesday, 1130-1230

To book your place contact Charlotte Ling on 07419322204 or charlottel@tinytalk.co.uk

TinyTalk toddler classes

Tuesday, 1015-1115

To book your place contact Charlotte Ling on 07419322204 or charlottel@tinytalk.co.uk

Older people's events

Top Time quiz for individuals

second Thursday of the month, 1400-1500

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Thursday, 1400-1500

Reading groups

Poetry group

last Friday of the month, 1400-1500

Reading group

first Monday of the month, 1900-2030

For more information contact Ruth Sainsbury at ruthsainsbury@yahoo.co.uk

Top Time reading group

first Thursday of the month, 1400-1500

Writing groups

Creative writing group

first Tuesday of the month, 1400-1600

For more information contact Helen on 01502 714161 / htpoet5@gmail.com or Lorraine on 01502 470853 / bennettlorraine1@gmail.com

IT help

Absolute Beginners in computers: book in advance (4 week course)

Wednesday, 0900-1030

Internet and email sessions for beginners: book in advance (4 week course)

Thursday, 0900-1030

Job club

Wednesday, 1300-1500

Basic help with online applications, job searches and CVs with Thomas Wheeler.

Tablet and eReader training sessions for beginners: book in advance

Tuesday every 2 weeks, 0900-1000

Language courses

French open chat drop-in sessions: all welcome and no booking required

Saturday every 2 weeks, 1000-1100

German conversation group

second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 1400-1600

For those with some previous knowledge of conversational German.

Arts, crafts & games

Tabletop Crusaders: drop in and join in with a variety of games

Friday, 1800-2100

£1 entry.


Family history sessions: book in advance

Thursday, 1500-1600

Upcoming special events