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Chantry Library

We are looking for Home Library Service volunteers.

Opening times

Monday 1400 - 1700
Tuesday 1000 – 1300, 1400 - 1800
Wednesday 1000 – 1300
Thursday 1000 – 1300, 1400 - 1800
Friday 1000 – 1300, 1400 - 1700
Saturday 0930 – 1300, 1400 - 1700
Sunday 1000 - 1600

Out-of-hours book return available

Contact

Manager: Vicki Mann

Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich
IP2 0QY

Find us on Google Maps

01473 927275

help@suffolklibraries.co.uk

Branch facilities

  • Customer toilet
  • Payments: cash, cheques and cards accepted
  • Accessibility information on accessable.co.uk
  • Parking: available
  • Display space: Glass display cabinet available for hire in whole or part
  • Which? Available online and in print
  • Free sanitary products available

Foodbank collection point throughout the year

Room and venue hire

Small meeting room

Max 2 people
  • Capacity: 2 people
  • Free onsite parking
  • Refreshments available from nearby cafe

Cost: £8 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £12 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

Space within library

Max 30 people
  • Capacity: 20 people for meetings, 30 people in rows
  • Free onsite parking
  • Refreshments available from nearby cafe

Cost: £10 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £15 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

Events and activities at Chantry Library

Upcoming special events

Pathway to a Brighter Future - advice and support session

Tue 5 Jul 2022 , 10:00 – 12:00 Chantry Library Free entry

Get advice and support from a wide range of professionals at this drop-in advice session.

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Suffolk Prickles Hedgehog Rescue coming to Chantry Library

Tue 2 Aug 2022 , 10:30 – 11:30 Chantry Library From £1

Join Suffolk Prickles Hedgehog Rescue at Chantry Library to learn about hedgehogs.

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea activities

Tue 9 Aug 2022 , 10:30 – 12:00 Chantry Library Free entry

Enjoy crafts and activities themed around the story of The Tiger Who Came to Tea.

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Regular events and activities

All events

Bingo games

Join us for some bingo fun at Chantry Library

Mon 4 Jul 2022 , 15:00 ( Every Monday) Chantry Library Free entry

Men Can Talk - social group for men

Make new friends and share experiences at this friendly social group for men.

Mon 4 Jul 2022 , 18:00 – 20:00 ( Every Monday) Chantry Library Free entry

Social Prescribers - wellbeing help and social support

Come along for support with finances, mental health and well-being and to socialise with others in your local community.

Tue 5 Jul 2022 , 09:30 – 13:00 ( Every Tuesday) Chantry Library Free entry

Pathway to a Brighter Future - advice and support session

Get advice and support from a wide range of professionals at this drop-in advice session.

Tue 5 Jul 2022 , 10:00 – 12:00 Chantry Library Free entry

Little Explorers - stories and craft session

Join Wendy for stories and crafts in the beautiful nature setting of Stonelodge Park.

Tue 5 Jul 2022 , 10:30 – 12:00 ( Every Tuesday) Chantry Library Free entry

Work Well Suffolk - advice and support session

Come along to our Work Well Suffolk drop-in sessions and get advice and support on education and employment opportunities.

Wed 6 Jul 2022 , 10:30 – 12:30 ( Every Wednesday) Chantry Library Free entry

Wordplay - songs and rhymes for preschool children

Enjoy a session of singing and bouncing to children's rhymes and songs with Joy.

Thu 7 Jul 2022 , 10:00 – 10:45 ( Every Thursday) Chantry Library Free entry

Mindfulness Menopause

Join us for our monthly peer support group for people experiencing menopause.

Thu 7 Jul 2022 , 13:00 – 14:00 ( First Thursday of the month) Chantry Library Free entry

Adult crafting group

Bring your latest craft project and join in with fellow crafters at this weekly session.

Thu 7 Jul 2022 , 14:00 – 16:00 ( Every Thursday) Chantry Library Free entry

Cancer Support Group

If you or someone you know is suffering from cancer, find a welcoming and supportive environment in our monthly cancer support group.

Thu 7 Jul 2022 , 14:30 – 16:00 ( First Thursday of the month) Chantry Library Free entry