Gainsborough Community Library
Manager: Mandy Grimwood
Clapgate Lane, Ipswich
Branch updatesPlease note that the library is self-service only until 9:30am Monday-Saturday.
Payments: cash and cheques accepted. Call 01473 351249 for card payments.
Parking: small car park available at rear of library
Out-of-hours book return available
Refreshments: available in our café
Display space: two cork boards in cafe area for A3, A4 or A5 posters
Which? available - ask staff for magazine or to log in
IT and printing facilities
|Monday||0900 – 1800|
|Tuesday||0900 – 1700|
|Wednesday||0900 – 1700|
|Thursday||0900 – 1700|
|Friday||0900 – 1800|
|Saturday||0900 – 1700|
|Sunday||1100 – 1600|
Regular events and activities
Art session for 11+ year-olds
Bookstart stay and play
Programme includes health cooking, Mr Bean workshops, science fun and fitness fun. Contact the library for more information.
Craft activities: for primary school age children
Girls' self-esteem workshop
Lego Club, board games and table football
Wednesday, 1545-1645 (1530-1645 during summer holidays)
Tuesday Play Time
Social time for parents and small children. Toys, colouring, storytime and trained volunteers available to help parents with reading if needed.
Sports and games: for age 8+
Street and hip hop dance classes with Just Jay: for ages 8+
Suitable for complete beginners of any ability. 50p per session.
Older people's events
Top Time: events and activities for older people
Absolute Beginners: book in advance
Sessions arranged on a mutually convenient basis, N/a
Internet and mobile phone training sessions for beginners: drop-in
Monday every 2 weeks, 1030-1200
Arts, crafts & games
Adult leisure group
Pool, table tennis, board games and more
Bring in your own craft, learn something new, or enjoy some colouring-in.
Family craft, games and singing - join our choir!
Family colouring group
Saturday, 1130-1230 (1100-1300 during summer holidays)
Health & wellbeing events
Bujinkan martial arts: beginners welcome
16+ only, email email@example.com for more information.
HIIT and boxing fitness with Suffolk Sport: for 14-19 year-olds
Free fitness satellite club
New age kurling and boccia free junior session
New Age Kurling & Boccia
£2 per session, includes hot drinks and biscuits.
Sharing stories: for adults with learning disabilities and their carers
Singing for the soul
Stop Smoking Session
Phone Quit 51 on 0800 6226968 for an appointment
Councillor surgeries & professional advice
Citizens Advice Bureau
Drop in for an assessment of the help we can offer you.
Fundraising, stalls & book sales
Coffee morning in the cafe
Adult colouring available or bring your own craft.
Upcoming special events
Sun 13 May, 2018 1615 – 2000