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Southwold Library

Manager: Charlotte Clark

North Green, Southwold
IP18 6AT

Tel: 01502 722519
Fax: 01502 722519
Email: help@suffolklibraries.co.uk
Friends group: Friends of Southwold Library

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Branch updates

  • The library is collecting hats for the YMCA's Hats for the Homeless campaign over the Christmas period.
  • The library will close at 1:30pm on Christmas Eve.

Branch facilities

  • Accessibility information
  • Payments: cash and cheques accepted, cards accepted over £5
  • Parking: on-street parking only
  • Out-of-hours book return available
  • Refreshments: hot drinks for sale
  • For sale:
    • Reydon and Southwold Pantomime Group Robinson Crusoe (21-27 January 2018) tickets; £8.50 adults, £4.50 under 16s, £20.50 family.
    • Crafts, Southwold and Suffolk Coast Treasure Trails sheets.
    • Local authors' books.
    • Branded bags and pens.
    • Southwold Voluntary Help Centre Christmas cards.
  • Also available: laminating (up to A4), foodbank collection point all year round.

IT and printing facilities

Opening hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 1000 – 1300, 1400 – 1800
Wednesday 1000 – 1300, 1400 – 1800
Thursday 1000 – 1300, 1400 – 1800
Friday 1000 – 1300, 1400 – 1800
Saturday 0930 – 1300, 1400 – 1700
Sunday 1100 – 1600

Regular events and activities

Children's events

Baby Bounce and Tot Rock

Sunday, 1030-1100

Songs and rhymes for babies and toddlers.

Baby Bounce and Tot Rock

Tuesday, 1030-1100

Songs and rhymes for babies and toddlers.

Children’s fun group

Sunday, 1215-1300

Crafts, games and puzzles for 7-12 year olds.

Lego Club

Sunday, 1215-1300

Open to children (and adults) of all ages. Help and donations of Lego appreciated.

Storytime: stories, crafts and colouring for children under 7 years old

Sunday, 1130-1215

Older people's events

Top Time: events and activities for older people

Tuesday, 1400-1530

Reading groups

Blyth Poets poetry group

last Wednesday of the month, 1930-2100

Play reading group

fourth Monday of the month, 1000-1200

Reading group

last Thursday of the month, 1830-1930

IT help

Internet training sessions for beginners: book in advance

Sunday, 1300-1600

Language courses

French for improvers

Monday, 1400-1530

£80 for a 10 week course starting 8 January 2018. For more information or to book a place please contact the library or Helen at Waveney Languages Tuition on 07999033452 / waveneylanguages@hotmail.com. No session 29 January.

Spanish: for 4-7 year-olds

Monday, 1600-1630

£4.95 per class plus a small one-off fee for course materials. Email waveneylanguages@hotmail.com for more information.

Spanish: for 7-10 year-olds

Monday, 1630-1700

£4.95 per class plus a small one-off fee for course materials. Email waveneylanguages@hotmail.com for more information.

Arts, crafts & games

Mah-jong group

Second Thursday of every month, 1830

Councillor surgeries & professional advice

Trading Standards and fire safety information

second Tuesday of the month, 1030-1300


Upcoming special events