Kesgrave Library - December

by Alan Comber

Kegrave Library


Sunday Crafts (10 – 12 noon) – The following Christmas craft activities will be taking place during December:

Sunday 2nd – It’s our Christmas Fayre today. We are making 3D elves out of cardboard tubes. What colour hat will you chose for your elf?

Sunday 9th – Why not pop along and make a Christmas tree card for someone special this Christmas?

Sunday 16th – Make a snowman decoration out of an old CD disc for your Christmas tree at home;

Sunday 23rd – Have you ever seen a Christmas polar bear? Make a polar bear picture out of newspaper;

Sunday 30th – It’s nearly 2019. Design a calendar for the New Year showing the seasons, to brighten up your room.

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


Free BookStart Sessions – every Thursday

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?


Other Library Events for December 2018

Every Tuesday afternoon (Term Time) 3.45 – 4.45 p.m. Lego Club. Parents must stay with under 8s. The themes this month are 04/12 – Santa’s Sleigh, 11/12 – Elves Workshop, 18/12 – Christmas Wonderland. No need to book. Just pop along!  This is a free activity.

05/12 and 19/12/2018 – Knit and Natter - 2.30 p.m. £1.00 - tea, coffee and mince pies provided. Welcome to all new members.

06/12/2018 – Afternoon Book Group - 2.45 p.m. They are currently reading Exposure by Helen Dunmore.

20/12/2018 – Evening Book Group – 7.00 p.m. Book to be decided on.

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

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 Sunday 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 11th December at 5 p.m.

Christmas Fayre – Sunday 2nd December 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon. There are loads of stalls with fun games, including a free craft activity for the children and a visit from Father Christmas. A raffle and refreshments are available plus homemade cakes. 


Christmas Opening Times at the library:-

Sunday 23rd December: 10.00  a.m. – 3.00 p.m.

Monday 24th December: CLOSED

Tuesday 25th December: CLOSED

Wednesday 26th December: CLOSED

Thursday 27th December: 2.30 – 8.00 p.m.

Friday 28th December: 9.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon & 2.30 – 6.00 p.m.

Saturday 29th December: 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Sunday 30th December: 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.

Monday 31st December: 9.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon

Tuesday 1st January: CLOSED

Wednesday 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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