Kesgrave Library

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Sunday Crafts: 10am–12noon: The following crafts are running during March:

Sunday 5: To celebrate World Book Day on 2 March, we are making the character ‘Supertato’.

Sunday 12: Next Sunday is Mother’s Day. Pop along and create a beautiful card by drawing around your hands.

Sunday 19: Tomorrow is officially the first day of Spring. Create a spring flower picture to take home.

Sunday 26: Have you seen the sun yet? Make a sundial out of an old CD. 

Activities are free. Parents must stay with under eights. 

Word Play Sessions: These free sessions are run by trained staff every Thursday morning.

Tot Rock: 9.45–10.15am- active songs and rhymes for pre-school children.

Baby Bounce: 10.45–11.45am- Gentle songs for you and your baby to enjoy.10

No need to book. Please just pop along. We look forward to seeing you soon. 

Story Time: 9.45–10.15am, Fun stories, rhymes, and songs every Friday in the library. No need to book just pop along.

Lego Club: every Tuesday, 3.30–4.30pm. Free play with each child given a basket of Lego bricks to create designs of their choice. We hope to see you soon. 

Afternoon Book Club: Thursday 2 March, 2.45–4.30pm. They are currently reading ‘Life after Life’ by Kate Atkinson.

Evening Book Group: Thursday 23 March, 7–8pm. The group are currently reading ‘Never Let Me Go’ by Kazuo Ishiguro. If you are interested in joining, please contact staff. The library supplies copies of the titles being read.

Morning Book Group: The library is looking to start a Tuesday morning book group for those who are unable to attend our other groups due to their commitments. If you would like to be part of this new group, please contact us, and let us know.

Suffolk Libraries Day: Saturday 11 March, 3pm, at Felixstowe Library. In conjunction with Felixstowe Library and to celebrate Suffolk Libraries Day, the author of ‘The Little Wartime Library’, Kate Thompson, is coming to talk about her book. Tickets are £8 each. Please contact us if you would like to attend. We will also be putting on some other activities to celebrate. Look out for our posters and social media posts.

PC Hannah Canning will be at Kesgrave Library: Sunday 19March, 10.30am–12noon. PC Canning is available for you to talk through anything that is concerning you or you may wish to bring along bikes, so they can be postcode marked for safety.

Did you know that you can join the library from birth? Adults need ID with their name and address on and children will need an adult to be their guarantor, who can bring in their proof of address. Cards can be made up while you wait. We hope to see you soon.

Printing and Photocopying: You can print and photocopy at your local library. A4 Black and white is 20p single-sided and 30p double sided. A3 colour is 50p single-sided and 80p double-sided. We are also able to photocopy in A3 and enlarge and reduce documents. 

Home Library Service: If you would like to access the library but are unable to visit us, Kesgrave runs four home library routes where volunteers come out with a selection of books to your homes. To access this service, whether you are house bound, recovering from an operation, enquiring for a relative/friend or someone you care for, please ring the library or log on the Suffolk Libraries website and complete the online form.

Knit and Natter: Every second and fourth Thursday, 2.30–4.30pm. These sessions are restarting following a long break due to Covid. Why not pop along and meet some new people? Don’t’ knit – just pop along for a natter. Tea/coffee and biscuits are provided. Donations towards the cost would be welcomed. 

Cancer Support Group: 10.30–11.30am, we are restarting this on the third Monday morning each month (Monday 20 March) in the library from September. Our volunteer who helps run these sessions, is available to help on any aspect that may be worrying you, whether you are currently suffering from cancer or a carer in need of advice.

Book Donations: We are still looking for good quality book donations, mainly fiction – adult or children. Please speak to staff if you are interested in donating some items to us. Thank you to everyone who has already donated items to the library.

Opening Hours

Monday: 9am–12noon / Tuesday: 9–12noon and 2.30–5pm / Wednesday: 2.30–6pm / Thursday:        2.30–8pm / Friday: 9–12noon and 2.30–6pm / Saturday: 10am-5pm / Sunday: 10am-3pm. 

Maggie Lusher 

Kesgrave Library Manager

01473 626 103 /

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