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Chantry Library

Chantry Library

Manager: Vicki Mann

Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich

Branch updates

The children's library will be closed from 1-4 April for repainting. Staff will do everything they can to maintain normal service while the work is being carried out.

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.

Older people's events

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. October: The Words in My Hand by Guinevere Glasfurd; November: The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman; December: Perfect by Rachel Joyce; January: Atonement by Ian McEwan.

Pinewood and Chantry reading group

second Thursday of the month, 1430-1530

Arts, crafts & games

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

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