Kesgrave Library - Sep

Kegrave Library


Sunday Crafts (10 – 12 noon)

The following craft activities will be taking place during September:

Sunday 1st – Saturday 7th September – What do you think there is in space? Create your own space scene.

Sunday 8thIt’s time for the Summer Reading Challenge (SRC) treasure hunt. Find all the Space Chase characters and win a prize;

Sunday 15th The 13th of September was Roald Dahl’s birthday. Pop along and make a fox to celebrate Fantastic Mr Fox;

Sunday 22ndIt’s the day of the Summer Reading Challenge presentation. To celebrate the puppet show theme – make a Jack and the Beanstalk picture;

Sunday 29th Design an owl 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 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. Starts again Friday 13th September.

This session combines stories and rhymes. All welcome. Why not pop along?


Other Library Events for September 2019

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

We now 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. 10/09 Free Play, 17/09 Trains and 24/09 Animals.

Wednesday 11th and 18th SeptemberKnit 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.

12/09/2019 – Afternoon Book Group - 2.45 p.m.

They are currently reading Gold Finch by Donna Tartt and The Silk Merchant’s Daughter by Dinah Jefferies.

16/09/2019 – 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.

Four Monday morning of the month – 23/09 - MacMillan Cancer Support Mornings 9.30 – 11.30 a.m.

Once a month the library is holding a group for those suffering with cancer and their carers. This group is an opportunity to meet others, chat and offer each other support. Leaflets offering advice will be available. Coffee, tea and biscuits will also be provided. Just pop along, if you would like to attend. We now have a very experienced volunteer, who worked for Macmillan, helping to run this session. 

26/09/2019 – Evening Book Group – 7.00 p.m.

They are currently reading Eve of Man by Giovanna and Tom Fletcher.

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

Space Chase Presentation – Sunday 22nd September.

Congratulations to all our borrowers who completed the Summer Reading Challenge this year. This is a fantastic achievement. The staff and volunteers look forward to seeing you all at the presentation, where you will receive your medal and certificate and watch a puppet show. The staff would also like to thank Councillor Stuart Lawson for a grant supporting this year’s challenge. Could parents please ensure that they attend the presentation during the times stated on their children’s invitation?

Suffolk Libraries Day

Did you know, that all the libraries in Suffolk are run by Suffolk Libraries IPS Ltd, a charitable organisation? During the week Monday 7th – Sunday 13th October all the libraries in Suffolk are celebrating. This includes moving a book around all 44 libraries in the county in one week, with the leg from Kesgrave to Gainsborough Library being completed on a penny farthing, plus other exciting activities such as a Frozen morning with a visit from Olaf. Watch out for the posters advertising all Kesgrave’s exciting activities!


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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