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Summer holiday activities

Summer Reading Challenge, ImagiNation hack for 10-18 year olds and dozens of crafts, author and entertainment events across Suffolk.

Find out about our summer holiday events and activities →

Pens and craft materials

New in & book ideas

Latest titles and reading ideas for children aged 0-11.

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Parenting advice: Books to help with raising every sort of family

Advice, guidance and stories to share to help tackle some of the challenges of raising a family.

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Regular children’s events & activities

Regular activity sessions and events, including songs, rhymes, stories, playtimes, crafts, clubs, reading groups and Minecraft clubs.

Children's craft activity

Getting the best out of the library service

What we stock and how you can use the service to help your child's reading and development.

The Bookstart Bear

Let's Talk Reading

Let's Talk Reading is a voluntary project that aims to eradicate low literacy in Ipswich by 2025.

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