Kesgrave Library - July

Sunday Crafts

Sunday crafts are on between 10.00 a.m. and 12.00 noon/10.00 – 1.00 p.m. during the reading challenge. In July we are making -

  • Sunday 3rd – We are looking at the life cycle of a butterfly. Come along and make your own brightly coloured caterpillar.
  • Sunday 10th – This week we are making a beautiful butterfly.
  • Sunday 16th- 23rd – The Summer Reading Challenge is starting. The challenge crafts this year are all based around gadgets. We are starting the challenge by blasting off into space and designing a rocket window picture.
  • Sunday 24th – 30th July – Design your own spectacles. What colour will you make yours?
  • Sunday 31st July – Saturday 6th August – This week we are making racing cars. What design will you put on the side?

Activities are free. Parents must stay with under eights.

Word Play Sessions

These free sessions are run by trained staff every week on a Thursday morning.

  • Tot Rock – 9.45 – 10.15 a.m.- active songs and rhymes for pre-school children.
  • Baby Bounce – 10.45 – 11.45 a.m. – Gentle songs for you and your baby to enjoy.

No need to book. Please just pop along. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Story Time

Fun stories, rhymes, and songs every Friday 9.45 – 10.15 a.m. in the library.

No need to book – just pop along.

The last session is Friday 15th July due to the reading challenge. Sessions will restart on Friday 9th September.

Lego Club

Every Tuesday 3.30 – 4.30 p.m.

Free play with each child been given a basket of Lego bricks to create designs of their choice. We hope to see you soon.

The last session is Tuesday 12th July, due to the reading challenge.  Sessions will restart on Friday 6th September.

Afternoon Book Club

Thursday 7th July 2.45 – 4.30 p.m. at the library

Their current book choice is The Salt Path by Raynor Winn.

Evening Book Group 

Thursday 28th July 7.00 – 8.00 p.m.

The group are currently reading Educated by Tara Westover.  

If you are interested in joining, please contact staff.  The library supplies copies of the titles being read.

Summer Reading Challenge

Saturday 16th July – Sunday 4th September.

This year’s theme is Gadgeteers – all about science and inventions.

Kesgrave’s sessions are running as follows:

  • Monday 9.30 – 11.30 a.m.
  • Tuesday 2.30 – 5.00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 2.30 – 5.30 p.m.
  • Thursday 2.30 – 5.30 p.m.
  • Friday 9.30 – 11.30 a.m.
  • Saturday 2.30 – 4.30 p.m.
  • Sunday 10.00 – 1.00 p.m.

This is a free activity and open to all ages from pre-school upwards. Children will need their own library card, which can be issued before the challenge begins. Please speak to staff. Adults will need to bring ID to act as guarantor.

To finish the challenge each child needs to read 6 books, at least one of which needs to be non-fiction. There are prizes and stickers throughout the challenge to motivate our young readers to finish, as well as competitions to enter.

We are launching the challenge with a party on Saturday 16th July at 2.30 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Please speak to staff for details.

Home Library Service

If you would like to access the library but are unable to visit us, Kesgrave runs four home library routes where volunteers come out with a selection of books to your homes. To access this service please ring the library or log on the Suffolk Libraries website and complete the online form.

Printing and Photocopying

Did you know that you can print and photocopy items at your local library? Printing starts at 20p per single-sided B&W sheet and photocopying at 10p per single-sided sheet. We can also print and photocopy in colour up to A3 size. Please pop in or ring for more details.

Opening Hours

  •  Monday - 9.00 – 12.00 noon
  •  Tuesday - 9.00 – 12.00 noon / 2.30 – 5.00 p.m.
  •  Wednesday - 2.30 – 6.00 p.m.
  •  Thursday - 2.30 – 8.00 p.m.
  •  Friday - 9.00 – 12.00 noon / 2.30 – 6.00 p.m.
  •  Saturday - 10.00 – 5.00 p.m.
  •  Sunday - 10.00 – 3.00 p.m.
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