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Chantry Library

Manager: Emma Currie and Cathy Gale

Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich

Tel: 01473 260880
Email: help@suffolklibraries.co.uk
Friends group: Friends of Chantry Library

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Branch updates

The library is temporarily closed on Sundays. The monthly health walks will still go ahead. The closest alternative library is Stoke Library.

Branch facilities

  • Accessibility information
  • Payments: cash, cheques and cards accepted
  • Parking: available
  • Out-of-hours book return available
  • Customer toilet
  • Display space: Glass display cabinet available for hire in whole or part
  • Which? available - ask staff for magazine or to log in
  • For sale: Special sale of ex-library books at knockdown prices now on.

IT and printing facilities

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 Temporarily closed

Regular events and activities

Children's events

Baby Bounce

Thursday, 1000-1025

Soothing songs and gentle nursery rhymes for babies.

Ball sports for children from Positive Futures

n/a, n/a

On hiatus - watch this space for updates

Craft activities for children and adult colouring

Saturday, 1000-1600

Play, rhyme and storytime: for young children

Tuesdays from 3 April, 1010-1030 or 1130-1150

Tot Rock

Thursday, 0915-0940

Songs and action rhymes for toddlers.

Youth drop-in

n/a, n/a

On hiatus - watch this space for updates

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

last Thursday of the month, 1800-1930

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

Fitness and sports for young people

Friday, 1545-1645

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.

Tabletop gardening with ActivLives: all ages welcome

every other Thursday, 1400-1530

Fundraising, stalls & book sales

Grand sale of donated and ex-library books and CDs

first Saturday of the month, All day

Upcoming special events