Sunday Crafts: 10am–12noon – the following crafts are running during April:

Sunday 2: Next weekend is Easter. Pop along and make an Easter chick basket with an egg inside.

Sunday 9: CLOSED – Easter Sunday

Sunday 16: This month is National Pet month. Create your own paper plate dog to take home.

Sunday 23: To help keep your wellies tidy during all the April showers, we are making welly clips. 

Sunday 30: To celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III, we are making crowns this week. How will you decorate yours?

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.

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 27 April, 7–8pm. The group are currently reading ‘Shelter in Place’ by Nora Roberts. 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.

Easter Activities 

We will be holding an Easter raffle in the two weeks leading up to Easter (24 March–6 April): 25p per ticket or £1 a strip, to raise money for the library. The drawer will take place on Thursday 6April at 3.30pm. There will also be free Easter crafts on offer Tuesday, 4April: 9am–12noon and Thursday 6 April 2.30–4.30pm. Why not pop along and make an Easter card or create an Easter chick basket?

Easter Opening Times:

Friday 7 April: Good Friday – CLOSED

Saturday 8 April: Open, 10am-5pm.

Sunday 9April: Easter Sunday – CLOSED

Monday 10 April: Easter Monday – CLOSED

Tuesday 11 April:  Normal opening times resume

St Elizabeth’s Hospice: Thank you to everyone who has already bought in their used stamps to the library. In 2022, an amazing £2,160 was raised from the stamps and £447 from old £1 coins. If you would like to donate your used stamps or old £1 coins, please just pop into the library and hand them to staff.

Summer Reading Challenge – volunteers needed: Are you interested in volunteering during the summer holiday and helping staff to run this year’s challenge? If so, please phone on 01473 626103 and ask to speak to Maggie. To volunteer you need to be over 12 years of age. 

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 17April) 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 / www.suffolklibraries.co.uk