Woodbridge Library – Events in May

Opening Hours:  

Mon: 10am – 5pm  

Tue:   9am – 6:30pm 

Wed:  9am – 5:30pm  

Thu:   9am – 5:30pm  

Fri:     9am – 7pm 

Sat:    9am – 5pm  

Sun:  10am – 4pm  


The Friends of Woodbridge Library (FOWL)

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  

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!

ArtLib – May 2024

Harshaprabha, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order will be exhibiting his oil paintings during May. Included in the exhibition are two paintings from his teenage years, An Arab dhow (completed 1971) and an Arab man (completed 1970). These paintings and others, are available for sale.

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.

Woodbridge Writers Group – Wednesday 1st May and Wednesday 15th 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, email:

Write Now Writing Group – Tuesday 14th 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 14th 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 9th May 2pm – 4pm  

A book group that’s open to everyone, meeting on the second Thursday of every month. They will be discussing Piranesi by Susanna Clarke.

Top Time Play Reading – Thursday 16th May 2pm – 4pm  

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.

The Friends of Woodbridge Library  (FOWL) present an musical evening with Fete-Accomplis – Thursday 16th May 7.30pm

Enjoy an fun evening of live music with local acoustic band Fete-Accomplis. Tickets are £8 per person and available at the library. CASH ONLY please.

Top Time Games Club – Thursday 23rd May 2:00pm – 4:00pm  

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

The Friends of Woodbridge Library (FOWL) present Free Lunchtime Music  – Tuesday 21st May 12.45pm-1.30pm

The West Tones from Woodbridge School will be performing. This is a free event although donations to the work of FOWL are welcome.


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

Every Wednesday 11.15-11.45am, Tot 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- Friday 9:30am – 10:15am  

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

Book Sale  

Have a browse of the ex-stock books for sale. 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 – £13 per hour (minimum booking of two hours)  

Commercial / statutory groups – £19.50 per hour (minimum booking of two hours)

Pod (small office) 

Community/charity/private groups – £9 per hour

Commercial/statutory groups – £13.50 per hour

Display boards – £15 per week  

Staffed table display in the main library – £15 per half day