Kesgrave Library - Dec 23

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Kesgrave Library - Dec 23

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Published in News · 11 November 2023

Kesgrave Library - Dec 23

Sunday Crafts - 10.00 – 12.00 noon
The staff would like to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for all your support this year. We look forward to welcoming you all back in 2024.
  • Sunday Crafts 10.00 – 12.00 noon – during December we will be making the following crafts:
  • Sunday 3rd – This week we are designing Christmas bookmarks. Who will you give yours too?
  • Sunday 10th – Create a Christmas stocking or tree decoration to brighten up your home.
  • Sunday 17th – We are making a Christmas turkey picture this week.
  • Sunday 24th CLOSED – CHRISTMAS EVE
  • Sunday 31stTomorrow is New Year’s Day. Design a card to say welcome to 2024!

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 – 10.15 a.m. – active songs and rhymes for pre-school children.
  • Baby Bounce – 10.45 – 11.15 a.m. – Gentle songs for you and your baby to enjoy.

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

There is not a session on Thursday 28th December.

Story Time – every Friday 9.45 – 10.15 a.m.
Fun stories, rhymes, and songs – this is a free activity. We hope to see you soon.

There is not a session on Friday 29th December.

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

Morning Book Group
Tuesday 5th December at 10.00 a.m. at the library. The group are discussing Where the Crawdads Sing by Celia Owens.

If you are interested in joining, please contact staff.  The library supplies copies of the titles being read.

Afternoon Book Club
Thursday 7th December at 2.45 p.m. The Group will be discussing American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.

If you are interested in joining, please contact staff.  The library supplies copies of the titles being read.

Evening Book Group
Thursday 21st December 7.00 – 8.00 p.m. The group are currently reading The Carer by Deborah Moggach.

If you are interested in joining, please contact staff.  The library supplies copies of the titles being read.

Knit and Natter
These sessions are on the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 2.30pm. You don’t need to be able to knit to attend – just pop along for a natter.

This month there is only one session on Thursday 14th December.
Tea/coffee and biscuits are provided. Donations towards the cost would be welcomed.

Cancer Support Group 10.00 – 11.00p.m.
Every third Monday morning each month (Monday 18 December). 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.

Menopause and Me Support Group – Thursday 7th December 7.00 p.m.
This peer led support group will be run by staff and Jen Evans, who is a menopause advisor. All sessions will comply with both NHS and NICE guidelines; and are for anyone who is affected by the menopause and its symptoms.

During this month’s session, the group are looking at and discussing medically induced menopause – how and why?

These sessions will offer practical advice, as well as be a chance to talk to others and get support.

Tea, coffee, and biscuits will be provided.

Stay and Play – Every Tuesday 10.00 – 11.00 a.m.
Bring your little ones to our Stay & Play group for a relaxed and informal opportunity to meet other parents and carers, share experiences and chat.

Our Stay & Play groups are a chance for parents to socialise and give their babies and young children a fun, interactive play session that engages their senses and helps their development. These sessions are suitable for under 5s.

This event is part of our Me Myself and Baby perinatal support service. The aim of the project is to help reduce isolation and improve emotional well-being for new parents.

Christmas Opening Times
The library will be open during the following times over the festive period.

  • Saturday 23rd December - Open as normal
  • Sunday 24th December - Closed
  • Monday 25th December - Closed
  • Tuesday 26th December - Closed
  • Wednesday 27th December - Open as normal
  • Thursday 28th December - Open as normal
  • Friday 29th December - Open as normal
  • Saturday 30th December - Open as normal
  • Sunday 31st December – Open as normal.
  • Monday 1st January - Closed
  • Tuesday 2nd January - Back to normal

Christmas Cards
Our fantastic selection has arrived and is on display within the library. We also have cards from the Somersham Ward from Ipswich Hospital available as well. Every sale helps to support your library service.
Scout Post Box
The library has a Scout’s post box from Saturday 25th November to Monday 11th December. The cost for each card is 35p this year. Please place your cards and the money together in a bag.

Recycle Your Ink Cartridges
Did you know that Kesgrave Library is a drop off point for printer ink cartridges, whether used or out of date (apart from laser printer cartridges). Every donation of a used cartridge helps the library to raise funds.

Home Library Service
If you would like to access the library but are unable to visit us, Kesgrave runs three 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 01473 626103 or log onto the Suffolk Libraries website and complete the online form.

Scrabble Club
We are thinking of starting a Scrabble Club on a Monday morning in the new year. If you are interested, please could you give us a ring on 01473 626103, so we can add your name to the list.

Opening Hours

  • Monday - 9.00 – 12.00 noon
  • Tuesday - 9.00 – 12.00 noon / 2.30 – 5.00 p.m.
  • Wednesday - 2.30 – 6.00 p.m.
  • Thursday - 2.30 – 8.00 p.m.
  • Friday - 9.00 – 12.00 noon / 2.30 – 6.00 p.m.
  • Saturday - 10.00 – 5.00 p.m.
  • Sunday - 10.00 – 3.00 p.m.



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