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



Further Details

Covid-19 Self-Test (Rapid Antigen Tests)

Did you know that your local library is a collection point for these tests?

Please just pop along and ask staff for however many boxes you or your family require.

Facebook and Instagram

To keep up to date with all that is going on at the library, please like and follow our Facebook page (Kesgrave Library) and our Instagram Account (@kesgravelibrary).

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.

Last updated: 6 February 2022

Weekly Events

Lego Club

Every Tuesday from 3.30-4.30pm.

Please phone us to book a place as numbers are currently limited, I’m afraid.

What will you design? Parents must stay with under eights.

Word Play Sessions

Every Thursday

These are free activities for pre-school children and their parents or carers.

Why not come along for songs, rhymes and stories?

With the relaxation of covid restrictions, these sessions are no longer bookable, but some guidelines do still apply. If you would like to attend, please pop along.

  • Tot Rock: action rhymes, songs and stories for toddlers, 9.45-10.15am
  • BabyBounce: songs and rhymes for babies, 10.45-11.15am

Afternoon Book Club

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 Club

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?

Booking is no longer necessary – please pop along – we look forward to seeing you.

Activities are free.

Sunday Crafts

Most Sundays 10am-noon.

Activities are free. Parents must stay with under eights. Please ring us on 01473 626103 to book a space.

Last updated: 6 February 2022

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.

Last updated: 10 September 2021

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

Contact the library manager for more information.

Last updated: 16 December 2021

100 Club


Our Community Group has a 100 Club, to help with fund-raising specifically for Kesgrave Library and we have nearly 70 people who have signed up.

For just £1.00 per month, you could enter and have a chance of winning a cash prize plus knowing you are supporting your local library.

Please speak to staff for details of how to enter.


Last updated: 16 December 2021

Hire the Library Outside 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.
To Book

To book contact the library or pop in.


Last updated: 16 December 2021

Other Libraries and Services

Ipswich County Library
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 eithe:

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. for more details visit:

Further details of Mobile Library routes can be found at:

Last updated: 10 September 2021