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Halesworth Library

Manager: Ali Hopkins

Bridge Street, Halesworth
IP19 8AD

Tel: 01986 875095
Email: help@suffolklibraries.co.uk
Friends group: Friends of Halesworth County Library

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Branch updates

The library will close at 12:30pm on Christmas Eve.

Branch facilities

  • Accessibility information
  • Payments: cash and cheques accepted. Call 01473 351249 for card payments.
  • Parking: unavailable
  • Out-of-hours book return available
  • Customer toilet
  • Refreshments: £1 for a cup of coffee or tea
  • For sale: Reading glasses and accessories from ReadySpex, Cards for Good Causes - charity and Suffolk Wildlife Christmas cards.

IT and printing facilities

Room and space hire

Opening hours

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

Regular events and activities

Children's events

Baby Bounce and Tot Rock

Tuesday, 1000-1100

Songs and rhymes for babies and toddlers.

Craft activities: for primary school age children

Sunday, 1200-1430

Lego club: £2 per builder

Sunday every 2 weeks, 1000-1100

Older people's events

Time Out: events and activities for older people

Wednesday, 1030-1200

Reading groups

Book Wizards: for 7-13 year olds,

Sunday once a month, 1130-1230

Bring your favourite book, book in advance.

Reading group

third Thursday of the month, 1930-2100

Writing groups

Creative writing group

Monday, 1030-1200

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

Junior Wordsmiths young writers’ group: for 8-13 year olds

Friday every 2 weeks, 1600-1730

£15 per 5 sessions, book in advance.

Halesworth Wordsmiths writing group

Friday, 1800-1930

Book in advance by contacting Annaliese Matheron on 07885607374 or halesworthwordsmiths@gmail.com

IT help

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

Sessions arranged on a mutually convenient basis, N/a

iPad and laptop training sessions for beginners: book in advance (£5 per session)

Tuesday, 0945-1045

Arts, crafts & games

Board Games Café

last Monday of the month, 1400-1630

£1.50 includes refreshments and a raffle ticket.

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

I Move Freely: gentle seated stretching and toning exercises for all

Thursday, 1030-1130

Help improve mobility and flexibility in shoulders, hips, knees and ankles. £4 per session, or £6 for a seated exercise and I move freely session on the same day. Contact the library to book.

Seated exercise: get trim and toned without leaving your chair

Thursday, 0930-1015

Exercises to raise your heart rate and increase strength. £4 per session, or £6 for a seated exercise and I move freely session on the same day. Contact the library to book.

Councillor surgeries & professional advice

County councillor surgery

second Saturday of the month, 1000-1100


Halesworth Women in Business group

first Monday of the month, 1900

Upcoming special events