All Suffolk’s libraries will be closed for the usual Bank Holidays – Monday 25 December, Tuesday 26 December and Monday 1 January, plus they will also be closed for an extra day on Wednesday 26 December.

Libraries that are open on Sundays (which is all of them except Stradbroke and Bungay) will be closing earlier on Christmas Eve. These will differ for each library so people are advised to check with their library or on the website. Otherwise libraries will be open as usual and the website will be available for online renewals and reservations and to access eLibrary services. Return dates for library loans will be adjusted to allow for the festive opening hours.

Several libraries are collecting for foodbanks and other good causes too which people might like to know –

Here are some further Christmas events at Suffolk Libraries. Please let me know if you require any further information:


Waveney area:

Wednesday 20 December at 12noon – Christmas lunch from the new Access Community Trust café at Kessingland Library

Wednesday 20 December – LEGO Club Christmas Fun at Bungay Library at 10.30am –

Wednesday 20 December – Christmas crafts and a chance to meet Father Christmas at Lowestoft Library from 10.30am

Thursday 21 December – Festive pumpkin craft for under-12s at Southwold Library at 2pm.

Thursday 21 December – Hama Beads craft activity for children at Bungay Library at 10.30am.

Thursday 21 December at 2pm –  Top Time Open House: Christmas play reading at Beccles Library

Wednesday 20 December – Christmas Past: festive films from the East Anglian Film Archive at Lowestoft Library

Saturday 23 December – a screening of ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’ with crafts and refreshments at Lowestoft Library at 2pm –

Friday 29 December at 10.30am Christmas Fun: Make a 2018 calendar at Bungay Library


West/Mid Suffolk

Sudbury Library are offering the following sessions for children to meet Santa next week – Wednesday 20, Thursday 21, Friday 22 and Saturday 23 December from 10.30am to 2.30pm

Sunday 24 December at 10am – Great Cornard Library’s Christmas Get Together

Saturday 25 November – 6 January – Stowmarket Christmas Tree Festival – also taking place at the library

Saturday 23 December at 2pm Christmas crafternoon for ages 3+ at Newmarket Library from 2pm to 4pm.

Sunday 24 December – Christmas crafts at Eye Library at 10.30am.

Thursday 28 December at 2.15pm Christmas Lego fun at Lavenham Library.Eye


There’s a full list of events on our website.

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