Kesgrave Library


Kesgrave Library

Normal Opening Times

  • Monday: 9.00am-noon
  • Tuesday: 9.00am-noon, 2.30pm-5.00pm
  • Wednesday: 2.30pm-6.00pm
  • Thursday: 2.30pm-8.00pm
  • Friday: 9.00am-noon, 2.30pm-6.00pm
  • Saturday: 10.00am-5.00pm
  • Sunday: 10.00am-3.00pm


Kesgrave Library
Kinsey House
Kays Close


Maggie Lusher
01473 626103

Don't have a Library Card? If you would like a library card, please call in and speak to a member of staff. You just need to bring in some form of ID which has your name and address on it. Children can also have a card from any age but need to be with their parent/guardian at the time of signing up.

Weekly Events

Lego Club - Every Tuesday afternoon in term time from 3.45-4.45pm.

We now have a volunteer who will lead this activity and each week will be a different theme. What will you design? Parents must stay with under eights.

Knit and Natter - 1st Wednesday of month from 2.30pm

£1 donation with tea, coffee and biscuits provided. New members very welcome. You don't need to knit, just pop along for a cup of tea and a natter.

BookStart Sessions — every Thursday

These are free activities for pre-school children and their parents or carers. Why not come along and join Abby every Thursday for songs, rhymes and stories? If you are interested in joining please ring or speak to a member of staff.

  • Tot Rock: action rhymes, songs and stories for toddlers, 9.45-10.15am
  • BabyBounce: songs and rhymes for babies, 10.30-11am

Afternoon Book Group - one Thursday a month 2.45pm. If you are interested in joining the group, please ring or speak to a member of staff.

Evening Book Group - 2nd Thursday of month 7pm. If you are interested in joining the group, please ring or speak to a member of staff.

Story Time Sessions — every Friday 9.45-10.15am

These sessions combine stories and rhymes. All welcome. Why not pop along?

Activities are free.

Sunday Crafts

Most Sundays 10am-noon.

Activities are free. Parents must stay with under eights. There's no need to book—just turn up and have a go.


Reading Challenge

Since 2005 the library usually runs a reading challenge over the summer holidays. The first year it was called Reading Rollercoaster. The following year there is a nautical theme, where everyone who registered was given their own personal Ship’s Reading Log, packed with puzzles and challenges to complete.

Basically children of any age can join in, even the very young can take part, as mums, dads and others can help as much as they like. All they have to do is choose any book from the library, read it and talk about it when they bring it back. They will be given a sheet of stickers to go in their Reading Log for every book they read, and there is also bookmarks, fortune-tellers and activity sheets to collect along the way.

At the end of the summer holiday, those who have read six books will be given a medal and certificate at a special presentation ceremony. It runs from around 24th July to the 4th September and you can register in advance in mid July.


IT Help Sessions

Are you having trouble getting to grips with a piece of technology? Or would you like help downloading e-books to your e-reader? A member of staff at the library still has spaces in their IT help sessions for May. Please phone up or speak to a member of staff about booking one of our half-hour slots.


Kesgrave Library Community Group

Kesgrave Library Community Group supports the library with regular family events, fund-raising and clubs for all ages, with the aim of making the library an attractive area and resource to be enjoyed by all the community. Further details here.

100 Club

Our community group's 100 Club is now starting its second year. For just £1 per month, you could enter and have a chance of winning a cash prize, plus knowing you are supporting your local library.

Hire Outside Libary Opening Hours

Space within library

  • Capacity: 15 people
  • Cost: £10 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £15 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings
  • Availability: Outside library opening hours only.


Other Libraries and Services

Ipswich County Library

Northgate Street

01473 263810

Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday 0900 – 1800
Tuesday 0900 – 1900
Wednesday 0900 – 1800
Thursday 0900 – 1800
Friday 0900 – 1900
Saturday 0830 – 1700
Sunday 1000 – 1600

Other Suffolk Libraries

Libraries in Suffolk: locations, opening times etc -


Download and stream eBooks, eAudio, MP3s and magazines for free using your library card -

Home Library Service

If health or mobility issues are preventing you getting to a branch or mobile library, volunteers from Suffolk Libraries home library service may be able to help.

The service is free and available from most libraries.

Volunteers will visit you in your own home, help you decide which books will interest you and order books from the library for you. They will collect the books from the library and deliver them to your door.   If you would like to receive this service, please contact your local library or email

Become a volunteer - Our volunteers work with library staff to regularly visit customers, providing social interaction and delivering library stock. The minimum volunteers contribute is a morning or afternoon each month. They need access to a car, driving themselves or pairing up with another volunteer. For more information, contact

Mobile Library- Nearby

The mobile library stops at Blacdkown Avenue, Rusmere St Andrew every Thursday 0935-1005 - click <here> for more details.

Further details of Mobile Library routes can be found at