Kesgrave Library - July

Kegrave Library


Sunday Crafts (10 – 12 noon)

The following craft activities will be taking place during July:

Sunday 7th – Summer is here! Why not pop along and make a beautiful sunflower to decorate your home?

Sunday 14th – Do you know how many spots a ladybird has on its back? Create a lady bird and add your own spots;

Saturday 20th – Saturday 27th Create your own planet and decide if you would like an astronaut or Buzz Lightyear to fly over it?

Sunday 28th – Saturday 3rd August – Keep losing your page whilst reading for the Summer Reading Challenge? Design a rocket or alien spaceship bookmark to help.

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 including all School Holidays

These are free activities for pre-school children and their parents or carers. Why not come along and join Jean every Thursday for songs, rhymes and poems?

Tot Rock - action rhymes, songs and stories for toddlers - 9.45am – 10.15 am.

BabyBounce – songs and rhymes for babies – 10.30am – 11.00am.


Free Story Time Sessions – every Friday 9.45 – 10.15 a.m.

This session combines stories and rhymes. All welcome. Why not pop along? Due to the Summer Reading Challenge, there will be no sessions from Friday 26th July until Friday 6th September.   


Other Library Events for July 2019

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

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 8s.

02/07 Free Play, 09/07 Gardens and 16/07 Space.

Wednesday 3rd and 17th July Knit and Natter – From 2.30 p.m. £1.00 donation - 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.

04/07/2019 – Afternoon Book Group - 2.45 p.m. They are currently reading The Death of Lucy Kyte by Nicola Upson.

15/06/2019 – IT Drop In sessions 9.30 – 12.00 noon. Need some help with some aspect of IT? Pop along and see a member of staff, who will be pleased to help.

25/07/2019 – Evening Book Group – 7.00 p.m. They are currently reading Eve of Man by Giovanna and Tom Fletcher.


Due to the Summer Reading Challenge, there will be no MacMillan Cancer Support Groups in July and August. It will re-start in September.

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


Summer Reading Challenge – Space Chase Saturday 20thJuly – Sunday 8th September

This year’s Reading Challenge is all about Space to celebrate 50 years since the moon landing. Due to the popularity of the challenge, a session will run every day at Kesgrave Library with three days of sign up in the week before the challenge starts on Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th July from 3.00 – 5.00 p.m. The session times during the school holidays are: Monday 9.30–11.30 a.m. Tuesday and Saturday 2.30-5.00pm, Wednesday and Thursday 2.30 – 5.30 p.m. Friday 9.00 – 12 noon and Sunday 10.00 – 1.00 p.m.

During these times, children can come in, enrol and talk to the volunteers about the books they have read.  There will also be free craft activities which are inspired by the theme of space. To finish the challenge each child needs to read 6 books, at least one of which needs to be non-fiction.

If you are not sure what the Summer Reading Challenge is all about, staff from the library will be visiting most of the local primary schools during the next half-term to explain to the children what is involved or you can phone the library directly.

Summer Reading Challenge Launch Party – Buzz Lightyear and Toy Story Morning – Sunday 21st July 10.00 – 1.00 p.m.

To launch this year’s Reading Challenge and to officially open our refurbished children’s shelving, we are having a Toy Story morning. Why not pop along dressed as your favourite character and meet Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story or take part in our amazing themed craft? There will also be a tombola, cakes and refreshments, as well as a cartoon inspired raffle. Customers can also sign up for the Reading Challenge whilst attending the Launch Party. No need to book, just pop along!


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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