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Southwold Library

Opening times

Monday Closed
Tuesday 1000 – 1300, 1400 – 1800
Wednesday 1000 – 1300, 1400 – 1800
Thursday 1000 – 1300, 1400 – 1800
Friday 1000 – 1300, 1400 – 1800
Saturday 0930 - 1300, 1400 - 1700
Sunday 1100 – 1600

Out-of-hours book return available

Contact

Manager: Charlotte Clark

Old Hospital Hub, Field Stile Road
IP18 6LD

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01502 722519

help@suffolklibraries.co.uk

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Branch facilities

  • Refreshments: hot drinks for sale
  • Payments: cash, cheques and cards accepted
  • Accessibility information on accessable.co.uk
  • Parking: on-street parking only
  • Which? Available online and in print

laminating (up to A4), foodbank collection point all year round.

Events and activities at Southwold Library

Upcoming special events

All special events

Family-Fun Robot Crafts and Games

Thu 28 Jul 2022 , 11:00 – 14:00 Southwold Library Free entry

Get involved with some fun robot-themed crafts and games for all the family.

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Southwold Library Reading Group

Thu 28 Jul 2022 , 18:30 Southwold Library Free entry

Join our friendly and informal in-person reading group.

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Southwold Library Online Reading Group

Mon 1 Aug 2022 , 18:30 Southwold Library Online event Free entry

Join our friendly and informal online book group.

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Mini Monsters Creepy Crawly Roadshow

Thu 4 Aug 2022 , 11:00 – 15:00 Southwold Library £2 per child

Meet the mini monsters at this fun and educational session for children aged 5+.

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King Arthur craft session

Fri 12 Aug 2022 , 11:00 – 12:00 Southwold Library Free entry

Enjoy a free craft session inspired by King Arthur and make your own sword, shield and crown.

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Much Ado About Nothing craft session

Tue 16 Aug 2022 , 11:00 – 12:00 Southwold Library Free entry

Enjoy a free craft session inspired by Shakespeare's play and make your own ruff, quill and Italian masks.

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My Little Village children's roleplay activities

Wed 17 Aug 2022 , 09:30 – 14:00 Southwold Library £4 per child

Let your child's imagination run wild at this pop-up roleplay village for under 5s.

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The Wind in the Willows craft session

Fri 19 Aug 2022 , 11:00 – 12:00 Southwold Library Free entry

Enjoy a free craft session inspired by The Wind in the Willows and make a mole in a hole, a rat finger puppet and more.

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Lab in a Library: Pop-up Planetarium

Tue 23 Aug 2022 , 13:30 – 16:40 Southwold Library £5 per child

See the planets in 3D colour at this fun and educational session for children 5+.

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Family picnic with rocket crafts, stories and games

Thu 25 Aug 2022 , 12:00 Southwold Library Free entry

Bring a blanket and a packed lunch down to the Jubilee Green in Reydon and enjoy a fun session for all the family.

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Southwold Library Reading Group

Thu 25 Aug 2022 , 18:30 Southwold Library Free entry

Join our friendly and informal in-person reading group.

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Charlie Locke craft session

Fri 26 Aug 2022 , 11:00 – 12:00 Southwold Library Free entry

Enjoy a free craft session inspired by Charlie Locke and make a papercraft brain, brain hat and self-confidence rainbow.

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Friends of Southwold Library Book Stall

Sat 27 Aug 2022 , 09:00 – 13:00 Southwold Library Free entry

Grab yourself a bargain and help support the library at our pre-loved book sale.

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The Reluctant Dragon craft session

Tue 30 Aug 2022 , 11:00 – 12:00 Southwold Library Free entry

Enjoy a free craft session inspired by The Reluctant Dragon and make your own fire-breathing dragon, dragon mask and more.

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Regular events and activities

All events

Baby Bounce & Tot Rock - songs and rhymes for preschoolers

Join us for a fun session of songs, rhymes, and wordplay for babies and toddlers of all ages.

Sun 3 Jul 2022 , 10:30 – 11:00 ( Every Tuesday & Sunday) Southwold Library Free entry

Lego Club

Get creative at our weekly Lego Club for all ages.

Sun 3 Jul 2022 , 12:15 – 13:00 ( Every Sunday) Southwold Library Free entry

Baby Bounce & Tot Rock - songs and rhymes for preschoolers

Join us for a fun session of songs, rhymes, and wordplay for babies and toddlers of all ages.

Tue 5 Jul 2022 , 10:30 – 11:00 ( Every Tuesday & Sunday) Southwold Library Free entry

Reading activity with Ash the therapy dog

Read to Ash the therapy dog and help build confidence and boost reading skills in a relaxed environment.

Fri 8 Jul 2022 , 16:00 ( Every Friday) Southwold Library Free entry

Baby Bounce & Tot Rock - songs and rhymes for preschoolers

Join us for a fun session of songs, rhymes, and wordplay for babies and toddlers of all ages.

Sun 10 Jul 2022 , 10:30 – 11:00 ( Every Tuesday & Sunday) Southwold Library Free entry

Lego Club

Get creative at our weekly Lego Club for all ages.

Sun 10 Jul 2022 , 12:15 – 13:00 ( Every Sunday) Southwold Library Free entry

Baby Bounce & Tot Rock - songs and rhymes for preschoolers

Join us for a fun session of songs, rhymes, and wordplay for babies and toddlers of all ages.

Tue 12 Jul 2022 , 10:30 – 11:00 ( Every Tuesday & Sunday) Southwold Library Free entry

Reading activity with Ash the therapy dog

Read to Ash the therapy dog and help build confidence and boost reading skills in a relaxed environment.

Fri 15 Jul 2022 , 16:00 ( Every Friday) Southwold Library Free entry

Baby Bounce & Tot Rock - songs and rhymes for preschoolers

Join us for a fun session of songs, rhymes, and wordplay for babies and toddlers of all ages.

Sun 17 Jul 2022 , 10:30 – 11:00 ( Every Tuesday & Sunday) Southwold Library Free entry

Lego Club

Get creative at our weekly Lego Club for all ages.

Sun 17 Jul 2022 , 12:15 – 13:00 ( Every Sunday) Southwold Library Free entry