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Woodbridge Library

Woodbridge Library

Manager: Helen Scrivener

New Street, Woodbridge
IP12 1DT

Opening hours

Day Hours
Monday 1000 – 1600
Tuesday 0930 – 1930
Wednesday 0900 – 1730
Thursday 0900 – 1730
Friday 0900 – 1930
Saturday 0900 – 1700
Sunday 1000 – 1600

Room & venue hire

Room and space hire at Woodbridge Library →

Branch facilities

  • Accessibility information
  • Payments: cash, cheques and cards accepted
  • Special collections: Edward Fitzgerald collection, Seckford collection
  • Parking: Pay & Display available outside
  • Out-of-hours book return available
  • Customer toilet
  • Display space: Display boards and staffed table display available for hire
  • Which? available - ask staff for magazine or to log in
  • For sale: Friends of Woodbridge Library cotton shopping bags (£3) and magnetic bookmarks (£1)
  • Also available: Suffolk Coastal District Council customer services. Visit the Suffolk Coastal and Waveney Councils website for opening times.

IT and printing facilities

Regular events and activities

Children's events

ABC You and Me: give your child a confident and fun start to learning the alphabet with songs, mime, games and help from Aleph the puppet

Thursdays 6, 13, 20 and 27 June and 4 and 11 July, 1000-1100 or 1100-1200

£30 for a six-week course or £6 to drop in if space available. Email jenny@abc-youandme.com to claim a free trial session and for more information.

National Autistic Society Ipswich Lego Group: children's group

second Saturday of the month, 1300-1500

Funding provided through the Suffolk Community Foundation's Catalyst Fund. To find out more, visit the NAS Ipswich Facebook page or email ipswichlego@nas.org.uk

Sunday crafts

Sunday, 1030-1200

Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult

Reading groups

Play reading group

third Thursday of the month, 1400

Sunday reading group

first Sunday of the month, 1400-1500

The Golden Age book club

first Thursday of the month, 1400-1500

Writing groups

Creative Writing for All

second Tuesday of the month, 1400-1600

Contact jeannie@butterwicks.com for more information.

Woodbridge Book Writers (all genres)

first and third Wednesdays of the month, 1000-1200

A reciprocal critiquing group for those working towards publication. Email jane@bakwon.com for more information.

Writers' workshop

second Tuesday of the month, 1730-1930

Contact jeannie@butterwicks.com for more information.

IT help

Free 1-to-1 computer, laptop, tablet and smartphone help: book in advance

Monday, 1000-1200

Contact the library to join the waiting list.

Free 1-to-1 computer, laptop, tablet and smartphone help: book in advance

Thursday, 1000-1200

Contact the library to join the waiting list.

Arts, crafts & games

Woodbridge Area Gamers: modern strategy board games and more

second Saturday of the month, 1300-1700

Meets in the main library. For more information contact nigel@foden.me.uk or 07740173091

Games club: Scrabble and dominoes

fourth Thursday of the month, 1400-1500

Knitting club: for all levels

Friday, 1400-1600

Health & wellbeing events

Mindfulness-based stress reduction classes: all welcome

Some Mondays - see the Harnessing Happiness for upcoming classes., 1115-1245

Drop-in, £12. Relax and unwind to combat stress, anxiety and worry through mindfulness and meditation. All welcome. Email debrawoodbridge@gmail.com, call 01394 450066 or visit http://www.harnessinghappiness.co.uk for more information.

ActivLives Singing Group: £5 per session.

Fridays 15 & 29 March, 5 & 26 April, 10 & 17 May, 7 & 21 June, 5 & 19 July, 16 & 30 August., 1030-1230

Lift your spirits and confidence with singing. Learn new songs and harmonies and improve your breathing and circulation while having fun and making new friends. To find out more, call Julie Stokes on 01473345350 or visit the ActivLives website.

Suffolk Coastal Three Principles Community conversations

second Saturday of the month, 1015-1145

Look at mental health in a whole new way. These conversations, led by Mia Philips, explore how our experience of life is created, our innate resilience and our true nature. £7 per session, no booking required. Visit the Suffolk Coastal Three Principles Community Facebook page or Mia's website for more information.

Councillor surgeries & professional advice

Citizens Advice Bureau: help and advice

Monday, 1000-1200

Councillor surgery with Caroline Page

third Saturday of the month, 0900-1100

Realise Futures drop-in for people with a learning disability and/or autism: no need to book

second Tuesday of the month, 1000-1200

People with a learning disability and/or autism are invited to drop in for support, advice or information on housing, employment, benefits, training, money, travel, safety, health, bills/letters and social opportunities.

Fundraising, stalls & book sales

Monthly Book sale

first weekend of the month, library opening hours

Book sale

all day, library opening hours

There are always withdrawn library books for sale.

Veterans' coffee morning with The Matthew Project - Outside the Wire

second Wednesday of the month, 1000-1200

Veterans, serving personnel and their families are invited to meet others for tea, coffee and chat. For more information, contact 01603 626123 or otw@matthewproject.org

Upcoming special events