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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

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Friends of Chantry Library

Volunteer and support your library by organising events, activities and initiatives to raise money. Contact the library manager for more information.

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

Events and activities at Chantry Library

Upcoming special events

All special events

Talk with Physical and Mental Health Inspirational Speaker Josephine Kalagira

Tue 7 Dec 2021 , 10:00 – 12:00

Join us at the library and hear Ipswich-based inspirational speaker Josephine Kalagira talk about the importance of physical and mental health.

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Christmas Tree Lights Switch On at Chantry Library

Thu 9 Dec 2021 , 18:00 – 19:00

Join us as we switch on the lights on our Christmas Tree and enjoy some festive songs with Sing As We Go.

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Chantry Christmas Appeal Donation Point

Sun 12 Dec 2021 , 10:00 – 12:00

Donate non-perishable food, toiletries and gifts for all ages at our Christmas appeal donation point.

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A table set with a pot of tea and cake.

Afternoon Tea Event at Chantry Library

Tue 14 Dec 2021 , 10:00 – 12:00

Join us for a special musical performance with afternoon tea and cake.

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It's A Wonderful Life film screening

Thu 16 Dec 2021 , 14:00

Join us at Chantry Library for a special film screening of the classic film, It's A Wonderful Life.

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Chantry Winter Wonderland Event

Sat 18 Dec – Sun 19 Dec 2021 , 09:00 – 21:00

Join in with our magical Winter Wonderland celebrations.

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Festive storytelling workshop with the New Wolsey Theatre

Mon 20 Dec 2021 , 14:30 – 15:30

Join practitioners from the New Wolsey Theatre for a fun and imaginative storytelling workshop for ages 3-6.

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Regular events and activities

All events

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 7 Dec 2021 , 09:30 – 13:00 (Every Tuesday) Chantry Library Free entry

Winter Warmer - social prescribers session

Enjoy a free cuppa soup and hot bread roll at our weekly Social Prescribers session.

Tue 7 Dec 2021 , 10:00 – 13:00 (Every Tuesday) 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 7 Dec 2021 , 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 8 Dec 2021 , 10:30 – 12:30 (Every Wednesday) Chantry Library Free entry

WordPlay: Singing, bouncing and rock n roll for babies

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

Thu 9 Dec 2021 , 10:00 – 10:45 (Every Thursday) Chantry Library Free entry

Me, Myself and Baby

Stay & Play group for parents and babies

Enjoy some playtime with your baby whilst getting the chance to meet other parents in this weekly Stay & Play.

Fri 10 Dec 2021 , 10:30 – 11:30 (Every Friday) Chantry Library Free entry

Bingo games

Join us for some bingo fun at Chantry Library

Mon 13 Dec 2021 , 15:00 (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 14 Dec 2021 , 09:30 – 13:00 (Every Tuesday) Chantry Library Free entry

Winter Warmer - social prescribers session

Enjoy a free cuppa soup and hot bread roll at our weekly Social Prescribers session.

Tue 14 Dec 2021 , 10:00 – 13:00 (Every Tuesday) 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 14 Dec 2021 , 10:30 – 12:00 (Every Tuesday) Chantry Library Free entry