Kesgrave Library - Dec

Kegrave Library



Sunday Crafts (10 – 12 noon)

The following Christmas craft activities will be taking place during December:

Sunday 1st – The library tree needs some new decorations. Add some Christmas sparkle to our new Christmas tree;

Sunday 8th – Keep your place in all your Christmas stories with our fantastic Father Christmas lolly stick bookmark;

Sunday 15th – Design a Christmas jumper for a gingerbread man, to keep them warm;

Sunday 22nd – Make a Christmas Tree card to give to someone special;

Sunday 29th – It’s nearly 2020! Make a New Year wish wand.

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

Free Wordplay Sessions

Every Thursday. (Rebrand of Bookstart). No session Thursday 26th December.

Tot Rock - 9.45am – 10.15 am.

BabyBounce - 10.30am – 11.00am.

Free Story Time Sessions

Every Friday 9.45 – 10.15 a.m. (term Time Only). This session combines stories and rhymes. All welcome. Why not pop along? No session on Friday 27th December.

Other Library Events for December 2019

Every Tuesday afternoon (Term Time) 3.45 – 4.45 p.m. Lego Club.

Parents must stay with under 8s. The themes this month are 03/12 – Santa’s House, 10/12 – Reindeer, 17/12 – Christmas Wonderland. No need to book. Just pop along!  This is a free activity.

04/12 and 18/12/2019 – Knit and Natter - 2.30 p.m. £1.00 - tea, coffee and mince pies provided. Welcome to all new members.

05/12/2019 – Afternoon Book Group - 2.45 p.m. They are currently reading Sleeper’s Castle by Barbara Erskine.

19/12/2019 – Evening Book Group – 7.00 p.m. They are currently reading The Huntingfield Paintress by Pamela Holmes.

If you are interested in joining any of the groups, please ring or speak to a member of staff

Lego Afternoons: Thursday 19th December 3.00 – 4.30 p.m.

Create a Christmas Wonderland & Thursday 2nd January 3.00 - 4.30 p.m. – Design a library of the future. Places limited to 25 per session. Please phone to book a place.

Cards for Good Causes

Charity Christmas Cards, Suffolk Wildlife Christmas Cards and Cards sold in aid of The Somersham Ward at Ipswich Hospital are available until Monday 23rd December (during library opening hours).

This year there is a wider selection of designs for each charity. Every purchase also supports Kesgrave Library. Why not pop along and see the selection of cards available?  We are also selling Christmas stamps – please speak to staff.

Scout’s Post Box

This service is at the Library until Tuesday 10th December at 5 p.m.

Christmas Opening Times at the library:-

  • Sunday 22nd December: 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
  • Monday 23rd December: 9.00 – 12.00 noon
  • Tuesday 24th December: CLOSED
  • Wednesday 25th December: CLOSED
  • Thursday 26th December: CLOSED
  • Friday 27th December: 9.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon & 2.30 – 6.00 p.m.
  • Saturday 28th December: 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
  • Sunday 29th December: 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
  • Monday 30th December: 9.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon
  • Tuesday 31st December: 9.00 – 12.00 noon & 2.30 – 5.00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 1st January: CLOSED 
  • Thursday 2nd January: Normal hours resume   


Maggie Lusher

Kesgrave Library Manager,
Kinsey House,
Kays Close,

Tel: 01473 626103


Monday: 9am to 12 noon
Tuesday: 9am-noon, 2.30-5pm
Wednesday: 2.30-6pm
Thursday: 2.30-8pm
Friday: 9am-noon, 2.30-6pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 10am-3pm



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