Suffolk Libraries will be holding a new countywide event on Sunday 27 January. Super Happy Sunday will focus on improving people’s health and happiness at what can be a gloomy time of year.

Suffolk Libraries has teamed up with  East of England Co-op, Abbeycroft Leisure, Everyone Active, DW Fitness First,  Sentinel Leisure Trust and Action for Happiness for the event. Thanks to the generosity of these organisations, library staff will be offering free leisure centre and health club passes, free happiness-boosting postcards and free East of England Co-op vouchers for healthy teas and snacks to customers. Suffolk Libraries is also linking up with the Suffolk County Council’s Most Active County partnership.

There will be displays of wellbeing books in libraries and a host of different activities taking place for customers to enjoy. Suffolk Libraries has also created several health and wellbeing themed eLibrary lists.

Lisa Brennan, content and reader development librarian, said: “We’re aiming to help people start 2019 with a smile instead of the January blues and encourage them to visit a library in Suffolk for Super Happy Sunday. It’ll be a day for boosting your mood with free giveaways thanks to the generosity of the organisations who are supporting the event. Why not make time for you this year and join us on Sunday 27 January at Suffolk Libraries to focus on your happiness and health?”

Visiting one of our libraries offers the chance to get a Super Happy Sunday surprise envelope containing a happiness postcard, one of 1,300 free leisure centre passes and the possibility of getting one of fifty available £5 Co-op vouchers.

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The following Super Happy Sunday events are taking place on Sunday 27 January:

Beccles Library from 10.30am to 3.30pm – Mindful colouring, materials and prompts for journaling and creative writing, positive paper-chaining and puzzles.

Brandon Library from 11am to 11:45am – Enjoy a relaxing meditation session from Abbeycroft Leisure

Broomhill Library from 11am to 4pm – Drop in to the library for happiness-themed crafts, board games and happy music.

Bury St Edmunds Library from 10am to 4pm – Have a go at Pilates from Abbeycroft Leisure 12:00pm to 12:45pm and join us for mindfulness activities like jigsaws, board games and children’s crafts.

Chantry Library from 10am to 2pm – join us for Indian Head Massage, children’s crafts, free samples from Groundwork Suffolk and advice from Anglian Water. Plus there’s also an indoor car boot sale.

Elmswell Library – free Health MOTs from Everyone Active from 2pm to 3pm.

Eye Library – free Health MOTs from Everyone Active from 10am to 12pm at the new Eye Library.

Felixstowe Library from 10am to 4pm – join us for some wellbeing and mindfulness activities including taster Laughter Yoga sessions as well as drop-in activities including adult colouring, jigsaws and board games. There are two Laughter Yoga sessions, at 10:30-11:30am and 1:30-2:30pm. These are free but must be booked in advance by contacting the library.

Framlingham Library – free Health MOTs from Everyone Active from 1pm to 3pm

Gainsborough Library – Have a go at Boccia and Kurling at this relaxing and fun session for all the family from 11.30am to 1pm.

Hadleigh Library – Join us for adult colouring or children’s crafts. Feel free to bring along your own craft project and get creative while making new friends from 10.30am to 2.30pm. Abbeycroft Leisure will also be running a yoga session from 1:45pm – 2:30pm and a meditation session 2:45pm – 3:30pm.

Ipswich County Library – Join us for some wellbeing and mindfulness activities including free-to-play board games, three taster yoga sessions 10:30am to 12:30pm and four Dance Fit and Core and Stretch sessions between 1:30pm and 3:25pm.

Needham Market Library – free Health MOTs from Everyone Active from 11am to 12pm.

Newmarket Library from 11:00am to 11:45 – Join us for yoga, courtesy of Abbeycroft Leisure. Bringing your own mats is required.

Rosehill Library – Boost your mood by dropping into the library and having a go at some therapeutic adult colouring or children’s crafts from 11am to 4pm.

Southwold Library – Enjoy crafts, colouring, Lego, jigsaws and board games – for all ages! From 11am to 4pm.

Stowmarket Library – free Health MOTs from Everyone Active from 12.30pm to 1.30pm and colouring, jigsaws, board games and Lego from 10am to 4pm.

Sudbury Library – Join us for yoga sessions 11:00 to 11:45am and at 12:00 to 12:45 for some relaxing meditation from Abbeycroft Leisure.

Also if you’re looking to get more active in 2019, six Suffolk Libraries – Bury St Edmunds, Gainsborough,  Haverhill,  Newmarket, Saxmundham and Stowmarket have MoveIt sports equipment  which customers can borrow.