Woodbridge Library – August News


New Opening Hours:

Mon: 10am – 4pm

Tue: 9am – 7:30pm

Wed: 9am – 5:30pm

Thu: 9am – 5:30pm

Fri: 9am – 7pm

Sat: 9am – 5pm

Sun: 10am – 4pm

Summer Reading Challenge (Wild World Heroes)
The Summer Reading Challenge is back in 2021! More important than ever, it gets children reading over the long summer, while having fun.

The challenge is open to all children – just visit your local library to sign up. Your challenge will be to read six books over the summer holidays, and you’ll collect a prize for each one from the library. If you complete the challenge, you’ll collect a certificate.

Realise Futures (Peer support, Walk-in Advice and Guidance Service)
This will be taking place on the first Tuesday of every month (3rd August), 10am – 12pm, at the library. Book a slot via 07753 447607.

Open Space – Every Wednesday 1:30pm – 3:30pm
The aim of Open Space is to improve the wellbeing of those attending. It consists of two-hour weekly sessions within a library setting and is open to all members of the public. It is run in partnership between Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT), Julian Support (which offers housing support for individuals with mental health difficulties), Suffolk Mind and Suffolk Libraries.

To guarantee a space you can sign-up in person or on the phone. You can attend as often or as little as you like and feel free to come and go during sessions. Our timetables of discussions and activities are built from suggestions from the group and there is always colouring, word searches and games available, along with a hot drink and a biscuit.

If you’re looking to meet new people and find out about local events and resources to support your wellbeing, then please drop in and see us!

Every Wednesday 10.30-10.50amBaby Bounce: Soothing songs and gentle nursery rhymes for babies and their grown-ups

11.15-11.45amTot Rock Rhyme and rhythm: music, songs and action rhymes for toddlers with their parents and carers.

Every Friday 10.30-11.00am, Story Time: Stories and more for young children accompanied by an adult.

Stay & Play
Two sessions every Friday, 11:15am – 12:00am & 2:15pm – 3:00pm: A relaxed baby group in which parents and carers can meet each other and chat.

[Note: Booking is necessary for attendance to any Wordplay and Stay & Play event. Contact No. 01394 330855]

Book Sale
Have a browse of the books for sale which are all ex-stocks. All proceeds go to Suffolk Libraries.

Adult Fiction: 30p each or 4 for £1

Non-Fiction: Individually Priced

Junior Literature: 20p each

Meeting room and display boards available for hire
Community / charity / private groups – £10 per hour (minimum booking of two hours)

Commercial / statutory groups – £15 per hour (minimum booking of two hours)

Display boards – £10 per week

Staffed table display in the main library – £10 per half day

Suffolk Libraries and Friends charity goodies
Show your support for your local library by carrying a cotton shopping bag bearing the Friends logo for £3. There is also a Friends bookmark for £1 – which is magnetic, so you won’t lose your page.

Also available is a Suffolk Libraries “I’m a Borrower” tote bags for £3.50, or for £5 you can receive both the tote bag and as much fiction as you can fit inside!

The Friends of Woodbridge Library
If you’re enthusiastic about libraries, would enjoy helping to organise library events and are willing to help with our fundraising activities, please ask a member of staff for more details.