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Chantry Library

Chantry Library

Manager: Vicki Mann

Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich

Opening hours

Day Hours
Monday 1400 – 1700
Tuesday 1000 – 1300, 1400 – 1800
Wednesday 1000 – 1300
Thursday 1000 – 1300, 1400 – 1800
Friday 1000 – 1300, 1400 – 1700
Saturday 0930 – 1300, 1400 – 1700
Sunday 1000 - 1600

Branch facilities

  • Accessibility information
  • Payments: cash, cheques and cards accepted
  • Parking: available
  • Out-of-hours book return available
  • Customer toilet
  • Free sanitary products available
  • Display space: Glass display cabinet available for hire in whole or part
  • Which? available - ask staff for magazine or to log in
  • Also available: Foodbank collection point throughout the year

IT and printing facilities

Regular events and activities

Children's events

Craft activities for children

Saturday and Sunday, 1000-1600

Lego Club

third Sunday of the month, 1100-1200

Contact the library for more details.

Little Kickers: free football sessions for under-5s

Thursday, 1015-1115 and 1115-1145

Learn high quality football skills in a friendly, pressure-free environment. Contact the library to book.

Older people's events

The Forget-Me-Not Café: a safe, friendly environment for people with dementia and their family. friends and carers

first Friday of the month, 1030-1200

£1 for a drink and a biscuit.

Lively Libraries indoor sports

Thursday, 1800-1930

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Wednesday, 1030-1200

Reading groups

Chantry Journeys reading group: new members welcome

first Thursday of the month, 1800-1930

Books available to collect from the library four weeks before next meeting.

Pinewood and Chantry reading group

second Thursday of the month, 1430-1530

Language courses

English language café

Friday, 1430-1530

Chat and games to help you improve your spoken English. A different theme each week. No pressure or tests!

Arts, crafts & games

Knitting, crochet and craft group

Sunday, 1500-1600

Bring your current project to the library and make new friends.

Lego Club: for adults with additional needs

Sundays 19 May, 16 June, 14 July, 1300-1400

Contact the library for more details.

Scrabble or Rummikub

Friday, 1030-1230

Nextdoor Scrabblers group

Monday, 1400-1600

All are welcome to our new Scrabble group, just turn up.

Health & wellbeing events

C³: Coffee, Cake and Cancer support

one Monday a month. No session 24 June., 0930-1100

Coffee, cake and informal chat for anyone affected by cancer when the library is otherwise closed.

Give it a Go: new age kurling, boccia and table tennis

Thursday, 1800-1930

Health walk

first Sunday of the month, 1330-1600

Meet outside the library. Programme available from the library or on our Facebook page.

Read and Feed: breastfeeding support drop-in

first Monday of the month, 0930-1130

Upcoming special events