Woodbridge Library – July News

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It is planned that Woodbridge Library will be back to its normal opening hours the week commencing 28th June 2021.

Monday 10am-4pm, Tuesday 9am-7.30pm, Wednesday-Thursday 9am-5.30pm, Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm.

Until then our opening hours are 10am-4pm on Mondays, 9.30am to 5pm on Tuesdays, 9am to 5pm Wednesdays to Saturdays and 10am-1pm on Sundays.

You can always get the latest information at or contact Woodbridge Library on 01394 330855,,

Items can be returned to Woodbridge Library outside opening hours via the book drop box.

There is a sale of withdrawn books in the Library foyer. Adult fiction is available at 30p per book or four for £1; non-fiction books are priced individually; junior books are 20p each. These are real bargains!

Also please note that we now have supplies of Covid-19 Self-Test kits that you can collect from the library.

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is back in action at the library this year from 17th July! The theme is Wild World Heroes – a group of friends making their town even better for the people and animals that live there.

Wild World Heroes will feature amazing books, awesome rewards and plenty of ideas for taking care of our environment. Perfect for when Suffolk starts to open up again!

The challenge is open to all children – once they sign up, read six books over the summer holidays and collect a prize for each one from the library. If they complete the challenge, they’ll collect a certificate.

Saturday 31st July, 6pm – Local band East of the Sun will be performing in the open air in Elmhurst Park in the bandstand.

The band will bring us their varied repertoire of classic pop, rock, soul and country music.

Rachel Keveren is the voice of the band. She has performed in a couple of pantos with the Deben Players and has impersonated Billie Holliday, Judy Garland and Shirley Bassey in their production of Little Voice.

The guitarist is Chris Moore, a retired teacher with experience of playing in a country-duo, a blues band and a jazz big band. He is well-known locally having performed in The Crown and various Peninsula pubs.

The bass player Greg Walsh founded East of the Sun a couple of years ago and is also well known for his handyman skills: he is a leading light of the Woodbridge Repair Cafe.

Martin Minta is the band’s drummer whose musical memories range from Colchester Folk Club, a blues club in Bishops Stortford and Bluesville at Ipswich’s Manor Ballroom.

Tickets are free but must be obtained by visiting Please bring your own seating and refreshment and during the interval we will be collecting donations for the work of Friends of Woodbridge Library (FOWL).

Realise Futures walk in advice and guidance sessions for people with a learning disability and/or autism

Advice, guidance and information can be given on housing, benefits, money, employment, training, health, etc. Come along to Woodbridge Library on the first Tuesday of every month from 10am-12 noon (appointment only). For more information phone 07753447607 or email

Suffolk Libraries eLibrary ( can be used at any time, and you can also join in with online events (

Please contact the customer service team if you have any queries. They are available Mon-Fri 9am-5pm,  closed bank holidays. Leave a message out of these hours.
– 01473 351249