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Halesworth Library

Halesworth Library

Bridge Street, Halesworth
IP19 8AD

Opening hours

Day Hours
Monday 0930 – 1200
Tuesday 0930 – 1730
Wednesday 0930 – 1730
Thursday Closed
Friday 0930 – 1800
Saturday 0930 – 1700
Sunday 1000 – 1500

Room & venue hire

Room and space hire at Halesworth Library →

Branch facilities

  • Accessibility information
  • Payments: cash, cheques and cards accepted
  • Parking: unavailable
  • Out-of-hours book return available
  • Customer toilet
  • Refreshments: £1 for a cup of coffee or tea
  • Display space: Window space available to hire for posters and notices. Contact the library for more details.
  • Which? available - ask staff for magazine or to log in
  • For sale: Stamps, cards, artwork, jewellery, books from local authors, reading glasses and accessories from ReadySpex, Halesworth Library bags, bookmarks and pens.

IT and printing facilities

Regular events and activities

Children's events

Craft activities: for primary school age children

Sunday, 1200-1430

  • 21 July: Flying rockets
  • 28 July: Mr Gumpy's Outing
  • 4 August: Dancing jellyfish
  • 11 August: Solar system crafts
  • 18 August: Let's go fly a kite!
  • 25 August: Gone Camping...

Lego Club. £1 per builder.

every other Sunday, 1000-1100

Older people's events

Time Out: events and activities for older people

Wednesday, 1030-1200

  • 3 July: Foot health and wellbeing
  • 10 July: Talk on Vietnam and Cambodia
  • 17 July: Talk on alcoholism
  • 24 July: Meet local author Roger Ley
  • 31 July: Memories - Five Ways to Wellbeing with Wellbeing Norfolk and Waveney
  • 7 August: Talk on experiences au pairing in Germany
  • 14 August: Talk on Carlton Marshes from Suffolk Wildlife Trust
  • 21 August: Learn about the work of Halesworth Town Council
  • 28 August: Mandala crafts with Meraylah
  • 4 September: Talk on will-writing, trusts, tax planning, Powers of Attorney and more with Silver Lining Estate Planning
  • 11 September: a celebration of flowers with Irene
  • 18 September: TBC
  • 25 September: Share your current and favourite reads
  • 2 October: Owl crafts with Diane

Reading groups
Writing groups

Creative writing group

Monday, 1030-1200

Run by local writer and publisher Tom Corbett. Book in advance on 07831364021

IT help

One to one sessions for absolute beginners (£15 per hour)

Sessions arranged on a mutually convenient basis, N/a

One-to-one IT help for beginners and improvers: £7.50 for half an hour or £15 for an hour

Tuesday mornings, N/A

Learn or improve skills using laptops, tablets (including iPads) and smartphones. All money raised to the Friends of Halesworth Library. Ask at the counter for more details.

Arts, crafts & games

Knit and Natter, Stitch and Chatter group

first and third Tuesday of the month, 1400-1600

Support for your craft projects.

Mindful colouring: held in the gallery in the library

second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 1400-1600

Health & wellbeing events

Get Fit in your Chair: get trim and toned while sitting down with Sue Potter from Spot on Fitness: £4

Thursday, 0930-1015

Gentle seated, steady paced exercise class to increase fitness, strength and mobility. Adaptable to meet individual needs, work at your own pace and level. To find out more, visit Spot on Fitness on Facebook, call 07780707992 or email susan_potter_57@hotmail.com

Strength and tone: gentle seated stretching exercises with Sue Potter from Spot on Fitness: £4

Thursday, 1030-1130

Increase fitness, strength and mobility. Adaptable to meet individual needs, work at your own pace and level. To find out more, visit Spot on Fitness on Facebook, call 07780707992 or email susan_potter_57@hotmail.com

Councillor surgeries & professional advice

Asperger's carers' group: meet other people and share your experiences

last Tuesday of the month, 1000-1200

County councillor surgery

second Saturday of the month, 1000-1100

Halesworth Dementia Support Project drop-in

second Wednesday of the month, 1030-1200

Disability advice drop-in from Lowestoft and Waveney D. I. A. L.

last Wednesday of the month, 1400-1600

Realise Futures drop-in for adults with Learning Disabilities and on the Autistic Spectrum

Friday, 1000-1200

Fundraising, stalls & book sales

Sociable Sunday: refreshments and conversation

every other Sunday, 1030-1230

All adults welcome to chat and make new friends. We will be planning some outings - suggestions welcome!

Upcoming special events