Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Beano-themed Summer Reading Fun for children of all ages

Join Mischief Makers at Southwold Library

21st July – 4th September

Read or have 6 books read to you, collect prizes and when you finish get a medal & certificate!

Can you spare a few hours this summer to talk with children about books?

Please ask at Southwold Library for details and an application form.


“Kidz” Film Fun

10.30am-1.00pm at Southwold Arts Centre, St Edmunds Hall.  Every Friday in the Summer Holidays!

Film, Crafts, Games, Art and more! with Southwold Library for Children and their Families

Friday 3rd August Wreck-It Ralph 2012, PG, 97min.    Make a Ralph or Vanelope mask, a candy car, a jelly bean decoration and decorate a lollipop whilst snacking on some Pac-Man cheeses.

Friday 10th August Snoopy & Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie 2015, U, 90min.  Make a dog house and a Snoopy mobile whilst giving yourself Snoopy and munching on peanuts and “dog” biscuits.

Friday 17th August Robots, 2005, U, 86mins.  Make a robot pencil pot and decorate a finger balancing robot, create a roll a robot game and make a marshmallow robot or a Rice Krispie head robot.

Friday 24th August Muppet Treasure Island, 1996, U, 96mins.  Dress as a pirate with your own hat, eye patch and hook hand whilst making a piratical telescope and munching on some chocolate treasure and some chocolate orange boats.

Friday 31st August James and the Giant Peach, 1996, U, 80mins.  Try some peaches with sweetie insects and make some grape caterpillars, oreo worm cups and cheesy ladybirds.  Create a paper plate seagull  and a ladybird headband.

Activities start at 10.30am Ticket Prices Under 16s £ 3.00 (Two carers free)  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.   Unaccompanied and Additional Adults £ 3.00 Refreshments available


Friends of Southwold Library  Book Stall

Saturday 4th August 9.00am – 1.00pm Outside Lloyds Bank

Wide selection of books – fiction, non-fiction and children’s.

All funds towards supporting Southwold Library


Holiday Italian for the Beginner or the Rusty

Beginning Monday 6th August for 6 weeks

£70 for a 6 week course, 2 hours a week from 4.00pm.

Register at Southwold Library today (payment required at registration).

Minimum number to run course = 5


Games & Conversation in Italian – for adults

Beginning Monday 6th August for 6 weeks

For adults who already know some Italian

£70 for a 6-week course, 2 hours a week from 6.30pm

For more details contact Southwold Library 01502 722519


Storytime & Owl with Kind Hart Animals

Thursday 9th August 2.00pm

We’ll be reading some owl stories, chatting about how amazing owls are and there will be a chance to come and get up close with Glimfeather, our real barn owl.

£1 per child. Suitable for all ages.


Orwell in Southwold: a guided walk with local author Ronald Binns

Thursday 9th August 11.00am from Southwold Library

Join Ronald Binns on a tour of George Orwell's Southwold and see the houses where he lived and wrote. Learn about his long association with the town and how Southwold and its people

entered into his writing. Ronald Binns is the author of “Orwell in Southwold”.

£5 per person.  Approx. 75 minutes. Limited number.

Book your tickets at Southwold Library 01502 722519


Family Fun Day: Southwold Boating Lake and Tearooms

Sunday 12th August 10.00am – 4.00pm

Join Southwold Library and Beach Bonkers at a family fun day hosted by Southwold Boating Lakes & Tea Rooms

Beach Bonkers will have a tableful of beachcombing treasures for you to explore, a mini-beach for you to search and a giant beachcombing board game to play.  Southwold Library will be on hand with seaside stories and crafts.


Gnome Tepees & More Craft

Wednesday 15th August 2.00pm

Come and make a gnome & their home with willow, grass, wool & more.  If you made one at half term come & make some gnome home furniture.

Fun craft activity for kids with artist Meraylah


Picnic, Kite Making & Stories in partnership with Reydon Community Gardeners

Thursday 16th August 12.00 noon – 2.00pm

@ Jubilee Green, Reydon (by the SoleBay Health Centre)

Bring your own picnic & seating.

Come and make (and fly) your own kite!

Plus kite themed stories and art.


Mr Bean Entertainments Balloon Modelling Workshops

Wednesday 22nd August 11.00am & 2.00pm

Learn how to make your own balloon models from balloon modelling professionals, all materials provided.

Open to kids and big kids (all ages welcome) £1 per person.


Mini Monsters Creepy Crawly Roadshow

Wednesday 29th August 11.00am & 2.00pm

Come and meet the mini monsters: minibeasts, reptiles and invertebrates.  Find out fascinating facts about the animals before getting up close and personal with each species

£1 per child.  Open to children 5+ Space is limited so first come first served

For more details contact Southwold Library 01502 722519


Textiles Pop-up  at Reydon Village Hall

Saturday 25th– Monday 27th August 10.00am – 4.00pm

Fabrics with Glenroy Designs

Featuring Friends of Southwold Library with:

Craft & Art Book Stall

General Book Stall

Tea, Coffee and Cakes

All funds towards supporting Southwold Library


Blyth Poets “The isle is full of voices”: poetry group meeting at Southwold library

Wednesday 29th August 7.30pm – 9.00pm

Usually the last Wednesday of the month

All welcome to read or just listen.  We invite contributions of original work or well-loved poems.

There will be refreshments available.


New!  Now every Tuesday as well as every Sunday:

Baby Bounce and Tot Rock 10.30-11.00am.

Music, rhymes, singing and dancing for babies and toddlers.


Lego Club!

Sundays 12.15-1.00pm

Open to kids (and adults) of all ages

This summer we’re building: Crazy Creatures

All donations of Lego welcome

Adults: Would you like to help with Lego Club?  Just ask staff


Treasure Trails: The Fun Way to Explore

You can now buy Treasure Trails treasure hunts from Southwold Library.  Follow the trails, solve the clues and see the sights. 

Pick up either the Southwold or the SuffolkCoast trails from Southwold Library today, fun for all ages.


Trading Standards & Fire Safety Information

Second Tuesday of every month 10.30am – 1.00pm

For more details ring Southwold Library 01502 722519 


Mah-jong Group Thursday 9th August 6.30pm

Can you play mah-jong?  Do you want to learn?

Come along and join the group at Southwold Library

For more details contact Southwold Library 01502 722519


Sunday 5th August Book Sale 2-3.30pm. 

Fill a bag for £3.00 (Bring your own bag).  Fiction, Non-fiction and Kids’ books.

Thursday 30th  August 6.30pm Southwold Library Reading Group.  Discussing “Hagseed” by Margaret Atwood.


Every Tuesday Time Out events for adults 2.00-3.30pm:

7/8/18 Jigsaw Club

14/8/18 Craft & Chat: Bring your unfinished knitting/sewing/craft or start a new project while having a pleasant talk

21/8/18 Crossword & Jigsaw Club.  Come and ask for help with clues or solver new crosswords together. Plus the ongoing jigsaw.

28/8/18 Board games and banter


Every Sunday:

Baby Bounce and Tot Rock 10.30-11.00am.  Music, rhymes, singing and dancing for babies and toddlers.

Storytime 11.30am-12.15pm.  Stories, crafts and colouring for 7s and unders.

Lego Club 12.15-1.00pm.  Open to kids (and adults) of all ages.  Come and build together!


Do you want to learn to: Use a computer laptop or tablet?  Use email? Use a specific website?  Register for Gateway to Homechoice?  Operate your phone, laptop or tablet?  Use ebooks, eaudio books, emagazines or Freegal music?  Half Hour one-to-one sessions Sunday afternoons 1-4.  All abilities welcome from never having touched a computer to just needing a few pointers.  Ask at Southwold Library to book a half hour session


Charlotte Clark

Library Manager

Suffolk’s Libraries IPS Limited

Southwold Library

North Green


Suffolk IP18 6AT

Tel:   01502 722519

Email: charlotte.clark@suffolklibraries.co.uk


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