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Framlingham Library

Opening times

Monday 0930 - 1230
Tuesday 0930 - 1730
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 0930 - 1730
Friday 0930 - 1730
Saturday 0930 - 1700
Sunday 1100 - 1500

Contact

Manager: Vivia Bamford

The Old Court House, Bridge Street, Framlingham
IP13 9AJ

Find us on Google Maps

01728 723735

help@suffolklibraries.co.uk

Branch facilities

  • Payments: cash, cheques and cards accepted
  • Accessibility information on accessable.co.uk
  • Parking: available
  • Used postage stamp collection point in aid of St Elizabeth's Hospice

Room and venue hire

Court Room Gallery: Framlingham Art Society

Max 25 people

We are hosting the Framlingham Art Society's Winter Exhibition displaying a variety of seasonal artwork made by members of the group. Please check opening times of the gallery with the library by speaking with a member of staff or contacting the library on 01728 723735.

Exhibition is open from 13 November to 10 February. Free to attend but donations are appreciated.

The Court Room Gallery

The Court Room Gallery is part of the historic Court House built in 1872. This spacious, well-lit area of the building has been used in recent years to display art exhibitions, where people can browse and purchase pieces of artwork designed by local artists. The space is 7x3.5 metres and can hold up to 25 people seated in rows. There is a further raised area with the Judge's table which seats 16 and is 5 metres long.

The Court Room Gallery is available to hire for short term exhibitions by individuals or groups of artists. Please contact framlingham.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk for more information.

Cost: Negotiable with library manager depending on space required and purpose of use

The Old Court Room

Max 60 people
  • Capacity: 25 people for meetings, 60 people in rows
  • Refreshment facilities
  • Limited onsite parking - nearby public carpark
  • Flipchart available on request
  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings. Bookings outside library opening hours may attract an additional charge to cover staffing cost.

Cost: £11 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £16.50 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

The Cell

Max 8 people
  • Capacity: 8 people
  • Refreshment facilities
  • Limited onsite parking - nearby public carpark
  • Flipchart available on request
  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings. Bookings outside library opening hours may attract an additional charge to cover staffing cost.

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

Other information

  • Bookings are for a minimum of 2 hours
  • 12.5% discount for bookings of 8 sessions or more - upfront payment applies
  • Bookings outside of library opening hours may attract an additional charge to cover staff costs
  • No disabled access to room hire facilities

Events and activities at Framlingham Library

Upcoming special events

Louis de Bernieres

An evening with Louis de Bernières

Thu 14 Mar 2024 , 19:00 Framlingham Library £5.00

Join us for an evening with critically-acclaimed novelist Louis de Bernières who will entertain us with his poetry and a reading from his latest novel.

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Big Book Bonanza

Sat 23 Mar 2024 , 10:00 – 15:00 Framlingham Library Free entry

Browse our wide range of pre-loved and donated books for all ages at this fundraising event for Suffolk Libraries Day.

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Living Well With Dementia: author talk with Peter Berry and Deb Bunt

Thu 11 Apr 2024 , 11:00 – 12:00 Framlingham Library Free entry Booking required

Join us for an author talk with Peter Berry and co-author Deb Bunt their book 'Slow Puncture', about Peter's journey with young onset dementia.

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Regular events and activities

All events

Board Games

Join in with our weekly board games session for all ages and abilities.

Tue 12 Mar 2024 , 10:30 – 12:00 ( Every Tuesday) Framlingham Library Free entry

Story FRAM

Come along and be a storyteller or enjoy listening to other people's stories in the welcoming space of the library.

Tue 12 Mar 2024 , 14:00 – 15:00 ( Second Tuesday of the month) Framlingham Library Free entry

Cubing Club

Come along to our weekly cubing club and get involved with mechanical puzzles to improve your skills.

Tue 12 Mar 2024 , 16:00 – 17:00 ( Every Tuesday) Framlingham Library Free entry

Top Time - social group for older people

Join our social group for older people including games, quizzes, and chatting with others.

Thu 14 Mar 2024 , 10:00 – 11:00 ( Every Thursday) Framlingham Library Free entry

Ziggy's Chapters - reading activity with Ziggy the therapy dog

Meet Ziggy the therapy dog and practise reading out loud to him at this session for primary school children.

Thu 14 Mar 2024 , 15:15 – 16:15 ( Every Thursday) Framlingham Library Free entry

Louis de Bernieres

An evening with Louis de Bernières

Join us for an evening with critically-acclaimed novelist Louis de Bernières who will entertain us with his poetry and a reading from his latest novel.

Thu 14 Mar 2024 , 19:00 Framlingham Library £5.00

Wordplay - songs and rhymes for preschool children

Bring your little ones to the library for a fun morning of stories, songs and rhymes for under 5s.

Fri 15 Mar 2024 , 09:00 – 09:25 ( Every Friday) Framlingham Library Free entry

Citizens Advice drop-in session

Come along to our weekly Citizens Advice drop-in session.

Fri 15 Mar 2024 , 10:00 – 12:00 ( Every Friday) Framlingham Library Free entry

Charlie's Chapters - reading activity with Charlie the therapy dog

Meet Charlie the therapy dog and practise reading out loud to him.

Sat 16 Mar 2024 , 10:30 – 12:00 ( Every Saturday) Framlingham Library Free entry

Saturday Lego Challenge

Join us for our weekly Lego challenge.

Sat 16 Mar 2024 , 14:30 – 15:30 ( Every Saturday) Framlingham Library Free entry