Suffolk Libraries Day 2019

Love your library? Support special fundraising events taking place across all 44 branches.

Get involved!

30 or so people on bikes in front of Elmswell Library

Come along or help arrange an event at your local library. So far, staff and volunteers have planned an art exhibition and sale, family history open event, adult craft sessions, a sponsored spin cycle, a sponsored choir/flash mob, a sponsored read, an author book signing, live music and cake sales…

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The Book Journey Challenge

In the lead-up to Suffolk Libraries Day (7-12 October), we’ve challenged ourselves to send a book by a local author to all 44 of our libraries, from Bungay to Haverhill. The book will cover a total distance of 323.9 miles!

Map of book's route across Suffolk

The book will visit all 44 of Suffolk’s libraries

Can your organisation facilitate and sponsor a leg of the book’s journey? It can be a short or long part of the trip (distances range from 1.2 to 19.7 miles) and you can use any type of transport. We've already had lots of media interest, so if your transportation method is particularly creative or quirky, it's bound to get some attention — be prepared for photos and possibly interviews!

We’d also love it if your company would consider match-funding any sponsorship your staff raise for the challenge.

Take a look at the Book Journey timetable and availability →

For more information and to get involved, contact

Our sponsors

Care UK
East of England Co-op
Exterion Media
Hughes Electrical
Ipswich Buses
MHA Larking Gowen
Realise Futures
Scarlett & Mustard