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Suffolk Libraries budget update

Written by · Published Jan 5, 2017

Discussions with Suffolk County Council about the libraries budget continue.

Suffolk Libraries' most-borrowed books of 2016

Written by · Published Jan 3, 2017

An article in the East Anglian Daily Times has revealed that crime and thriller novels and the books of Roald Dahl were particularly popular among library users in Suffolk last year.

Activities for children in our libraries this Christmas

Written by · Published Dec 12, 2016

When you're a child, the last few days before Christmas seem to go incredibly slowly. We've got some great activities going on in our libraries to entertain your children in the run-up to the big day.

Christmas opening hours 2016

Written by · Published Dec 6, 2016

We would like to advise customers of our library opening hours during the festive period.

Help us test our new self-service system

Written by · Published Nov 30, 2016

Test our new self-service system from home or in a library and get a free Premier DVD loan and a chance to win Waterstones vouchers.

Bear's Reading Adventure is coming to libraries

Written by · Published Nov 2, 2016

This week is Children’s Book Week and Suffolk Libraries are celebrating by launching a new reading resource for young children and their families.

Lavenham Children’s Book Festival – 28-29 October

Written by · Published Oct 10, 2016

The organisers of the Lavenham Literary Festival are holding the first ever Lavenham Children’s Book Festival during the same week as Suffolk Libraries Bookfest and with support from Suffolk Libraries.

BIG Friendly read a BIG success!

Written by · Published Sep 5, 2016

Suffolk Libraries are celebrating the most successful Summer Reading Challenge ever!

New for September 2016

Written by · Published Sep 1, 2016

This month’s highlights include the new Robert Harris novel Conclave, Austen film adaptation Love & Friendship and a Jack White acoustic album.

Debenham has a new library!

Written by · Published Jun 29, 2016

Debenham village’s library has relocated to its new home at Sir Robert Hitcham Primary School.

Halesworth librarian launches her own book!

Written by · Published Jun 3, 2016

Francesca Armour-Chelu held the launch of her new children’s novel Fenn Halflin and the Fearzero at Halesworth Library where she also works as a Library and Information Advisor.

Suffolk Libraries relaunches Mental Health and Wellbeing Service

Written by · Published May 13, 2016

Suffolk Libraries are getting behind Mental Health Awareness Week next week with full force, hosting several different events across the county and celebrating a relaunch of their Mental Health and Wellbeing Information Service.

Successful student writers see their work turned into eBooks

Written by · Published Apr 21, 2016

Suffolk Libraries is giving the winner and runner up of a writing competition for students of University Campus Suffolk (UCS) an extra boost by converting their entries into library eBooks.

Suffolk Libraries – an update on our budget for 2016/2017

Written by · Published Apr 6, 2016

Suffolk County Council approved their budget proposals at February’s full council meeting which included a reduction to the library service budget of £650,000 over two years. Suffolk Libraries Board have since agreed to the reduction of £350,000 for 2016/17.

Stradbroke Library Post Office wins libraries award!

Written by · Published Mar 4, 2016

Stradbroke Library’s post office has won a national libraries award. The library’s post office was announced as the winner of the ‘Social’ category in the EDGE library conference awards in Edinburgh on the evening of Thursday 3 March.

Suffolk Writes – have your work turned into an eBook!

Written by · Published Feb 18, 2016

Suffolk Libraries are launching Suffolk Writes, an exciting new pilot project giving up and coming writers the opportunity to have their written work turned into a library eBook.

Suffolk Libraries Customer Survey results 2015

Written by · Published Jan 7, 2016

Our recent customer survey suggests satisfaction levels with the county’s library service have improved since the last survey in 2013.

Suffolk Libraries gets funding for new reading clubs in schools

Written by · Published Sep 23, 2015

Suffolk Libraries will be working with ten of the county’s primary schools to set up new Chatterbooks reading clubs to support reading for pleasure and encourage more year three pupils to join the library.

Suffolk Libraries presents… Event Cinema!

Written by · Published Aug 19, 2015

Suffolk Libraries, in partnership with Creative Arts East, is launching an innovative new project which brings quality theatre and exhibition events to Suffolk communities using the latest digital screening equipment. The first events have now been confirmed at Gainsborough and Hadleigh libraries.

Literacy boost for Suffolk Libraries

Written by · Published Aug 18, 2015

Suffolk Libraries is aiming to increase the positive impact that the county’s library service has on children’s literacy thanks to the arrival of a new member of staff who will be working directly with schools.

Suffolk Libraries AGM 2014

Written by · Published Sep 12, 2014

Report on our 2014 annual general meeting. Download the 2013–2014 accounts and annual review and the 2013 AGM minutes.

Suffolk Libraries celebrates 44 members

Written by · Published Aug 1, 2014

Suffolk Libraries celebrates 2 year anniversary and all 44 libraries setting up community group member organisations.