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
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
Bookstart stay and play
Craft activities: for primary school age children
Craft activities and games for children
Girls' self-esteem workshop
Lego Club, pool and table football
Lego, board games and Jenga
Thursday, 1545-1645 (1530-1645 during summer holidays)
Mini Teenz, Hama-beads and loombands
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 Dance: for age 8+, any ability
50p per session, contact the library for more information.
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
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.
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
Sat 20 Jan, 2018 1400 – 1600
Sun 21 Jan, 2018 1615 –
Wed 31 Jan, 2018 1800 – 1930
Thu 1 Feb, 2018 1600 – 1800
Thu 15 Feb, 2018 1900 –