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Ipswich County Library

Manager: Marion Harvey

Northgate Street, Ipswich
IP1 3DE

Tel: 01473 263810
Email: help@suffolklibraries.co.uk
Friends group: Friends of Ipswich County Library
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Branch updates

  • The library will be opening at 11am on Thursday 15 March due to staff training.
  • The library is collecting non-perishables, socks and men's toiletries for Families in Need Ipswich Foodbank.

    Branch facilities

    IT and printing facilities

    Room and space hire

    Opening hours

    Day Hours
    Monday 0900 – 1800
    Tuesday 0900 – 1900
    Wednesday 0900 – 1800
    Thursday 0900 – 1800
    Friday 0900 – 1900
    Saturday 0830 – 1700
    Sunday 1000 – 1600

    Regular events and activities

    Children's events

    Baby bounce

    Wednesday, 1415-1445

    Soothing songs and gentle nursery rhymes for babies, term-time only.

    Chess club: for 6-16 year olds

    Saturday, 1000-1130

    Children’s craft activities

    Sunday, 1030-1130

    Play, rhyme and storytime: for young children

    Thursday, 1030-1115

    No session 15 March.

    Tot Rock

    Wednesday, 1015-1045

    Drop in for songs and action rhymes for toddlers, term-time only.

    Older people's events

    Sporting Memories reminiscence group

    Tuesdays, 1415-1545

    Handle sports images and memorabilia, revisit and share memories of sport, talk about any kind of sport, take part in quizzes, games and gentle activities and make new friends. 50p for hot drinks and biscuits.

    Top Time: events and activities for older people

    Thursday, 1430-1600

    Reading groups

    BooksFizz reading group

    last Wednesday of the month, 1400-1500

    50p for hot drinks and biscuits.

    Language courses

    Chat and Chill: group for women who speak English as an additional language

    Monday, 1000-1200

    Chat and Chill: group for women who speak English as an additional language

    Thursday, 1000-1200

    No session on 15 March.

    Chat and Chill: group for women who speak English as an additional language

    Tuesday, 1000-1200

    Conversation cafe

    Friday every 2 weeks, 1000-1200

    Drop in and improve your English speaking and listening skills with the help of native and fluent English speakers. 50p including a coffee or tea and a biscuit.

    Arts, crafts & games

    Inside the lines: adult colouring group

    Tuesday, 1030-1130

    Held in the Hub, £1 a session.

    Health & wellbeing events

    Keep Fit

    Friday, 1745-1845

    £25 for 6 classes, fitness conditioning, all levels welcome, bring a towel/exercise mat and bottle of water, please book in advance.

    Lifting Spirits 2017/18

    every other Monday, 1920-2120

    A women-only wellbeing singing project for family carers, people managing long-term mental or physical health issues and anyone who believes that singing with others might add to their quality of life! Funded by the Acorn and Bluebell Trusts via grants from the Suffolk Community Foundation.

    Music in Mind 2017/18

    every other Monday, 1400-1600

    A wellbeing singing project for family carers, people managing long-term mental or physical health issues and anyone who believes that singing with others might add to their quality of life! Supported by the D'oyly Carte Trust, Elly's Fund and donations.

    New Age Kurling

    Friday, 1000-1300

    Slimming World

    Thursday, 0930-1130

    Held in the lecture hall.

    Slimming World

    Thursday, 1200-1330

    Held in the lecture hall.

    Councillor surgeries & professional advice

    New Anglia Growth Hub free business advice in the Hub: book in advance

    sessions arranged on a mutually convenient basis, N/A

    Fundraising, stalls & book sales

    Upcoming special events