Woodbridge Library – Events in May 2023

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

Please note: The library will be closed on the following days due to Bank Holidays:

Monday 1st May

Monday 8th May (Coronation)

Monday 29th May


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.

Suffolk Libraries and Friends Charity Goodies

Show support for your local library with 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!

Citizens Advice – Every Monday 10am – 12pm at the library

Free, confidential and impartial advice to everybody regardless of race, gender, sexuality, or disability. No booking necessary.

Open Space – Every Wednesday 1:30pm – 3:30pm

An informal drop-in for anybody interested in their mental health and wellbeing, as well as families and carers. It is run in partnership with Suffolk Mind. Discussions and activities are built from suggestions from the group. For further information please don’t hesitate to contact Woodbridge Library on 01394 330855.

Knitting Group – Every Friday 2pm – 4pm

For all types of knitters from expert to beginners, sewing to crochet, come and share your knowledge or pick up some tips.


An art exhibition in the library showcasing local talent. During May, Wendy Raynsford will be exhibiting her work within Woodbridge Library, free for all to come and view.

Toddle Talk – Thursdays at 10am – 11am

Baby signing classes for babies/toddlers and their carers (4 months-3 years old)

Family First Wills Advice Clinic- Tuesday 2nd May 10:00am-4:00pm

A great opportunity to ask any questions you may have relating to Wills, Trusts or Lasting Power of Attorney. Free impartial advice given by industry leading experts.  Just turn up on the day or call them on 01394 802104 to book a free consultation in advance.

Woodbridge Writers Group – Wednesday 3rd May and 17th May(1st and 3rd Wed of the Month)10am – 12pm

Join our friendly group for reciprocal feedback, encouragement, and support regarding anything you’re writing or have written. A group of like-minded writers will be meeting in the Meeting Room.

For more information, E-mail:

Write Now Writing Group – Tuesday 9th May 2pm – 4pm

Are you interested in writing short stories and poetry? Looking to share your work with others and get peer support, exchange ideas and more? We would be delighted for you to join us for our friendly and informal monthly writing group!

Everyone can write – all abilities are welcome. Bring your work or come along and listen to others share their words.

For more information and to confirm your attendance, email

Woodbridge Writers’ Workshop – Tuesday 9th May 5:15pm – 7:15pm

Creative poets and budding authors alike can meet up to share their ideas and gain support from fellow writers at this informal Writers’ Workshop.

All writing abilities are welcome, for more information and to confirm your attendance please contact

Books, Banter and Biscuits’ Book Group – Thursday 11th May 2pm – 4pm

A book group that’s open to everyone, meeting on the second Thursday of every month. They will be discussing Little Wing by Freya North.

Meet the Author: Kate Sawyer – Thursday 11th May 7:30pm-9:30pm

Costa-shortlisted for her debut ‘The Stranding’, Kate Sawyer launches her new novel in this special event in association with Browsers Bookshop.

’This Family’ tells the story of one day’s celebrations, punctuated by four decades of memories.

Tickets at £16.50 include a copy of ’This Family’ presented on the night. One additional ticket £10 (without the book). Details:

Woodbridge Board Gamers – Saturday 13th May 1pm-5pm

Come along to play modern strategy board games, both simple and complex, with a range suitable for all ages. All welcome.

Top Time Play Reading – Thursday 18th May 2pm – 4:30pm

A play reading group that reads all varieties and genres of plays in a shared format, taking place on the third Thursday of every month.

Woodbridge School Music – Music at Lunchtime – Tuesday 23rd May 12:45pm-1:30pm

Pupils from Woodbridge school will be performing at this free lunchtime event. Donations to the work of The Friends of Woodbridge Library (FOWL) will be most welcome. Currently they are raising funds to refurbish the children’s library.

Top Time Games Club – Thursday 25th May 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Improve your vocabulary and exercise your mind muscles with Scrabble or practice strategy and balance with Dominoes.


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

Every Wednesday 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.

Me, Myself and Baby (Stay & Play) – Friday 9:30am – 10:15am

A chance for new parents to meet and share experiences in a relaxed environment, gaining peer support.


Book & DVD Sale

Have a browse of the ex-stock books and DVDs for sale. All proceeds go to Suffolk Libraries.

Adult Fiction: 30p each or 4 for £1

Non-Fiction: Individually Priced

Junior Literature: 20p each

DVDs: 50p each or 3 for £1 (Box Sets £1 each)


Meeting room and display boards available for hire

Community / charity / private groups – £12 per hour (minimum booking of two hours)

Commercial / statutory groups – £18 per hour (minimum booking of two hours)

Display boards – £10 per week

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