Space Chase:  Summer Reading Challenge 2019

 Space-themed Summer Reading Fun for children of all ages

Join Space Chase at Southwold Library

20th July – 1st September

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

Summer Japanese for children aged 8-12

Thursday 1st August 10.00am – 12.00noon

A fun session to learn your first words in Japanese, a bit about life in Japan and try out some origami!

All children will receive a booklet from the session and will be able to take home any origami they have made.

£6 per child/£10 for two siblings (payable at booking)

To find out more or to book a place contact Helen at Waveney Languages Tuition.  Tel: 07999 033452


“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 2nd August The Rescuers,  1977, U, 78min.   Make a paper plate seagull, a mouse puppet or a pipe cleaner alligator.  Munch on a sweetie tailed mouse, a fruity mouse or a cheesy mouse.  Dare you try some edible bird poo?

Friday 9th August The Pirates in an Adventure with Scientists,  2012, U, 88min.   Make your own pirate outfit (complete with eyepatch, sword & hook hand), a pompom dodo and a treasure chest.  Try a fruity boat, a pirate biscuit or some edible treasure.

Friday 16th August Frozen,  2013, PG, 109min.   Make a sparkly crown or Olaf hat and your own snow globe and paper snowflakes. Create a sweet or savoury edible Olaf and try some Frozen jelly and biscuits.

Friday 23rd August Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,  1971, U, 89min.   Make your own Willy Wonka, Oompa Loompa mask and pipe cleaner lollypops.  Create (and eat) your own new chocolate bar and a fruity Oompa Loompa or make some Skittle art.

Friday 30th August The Smurfs,  2011, U, 103min.   Make a Smurf balloon, a Smurf mask or give yourself a blue Smurf face.  Create your own little Smurf toadstool house.  Nibble on a Smurf cupcake, make an edible toadstool and try a range of blue Smurf food.

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 3rd August 9.00am – 1.00pm Outside Lloyds Bank

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

All funds towards supporting Southwold Library


Circus Skills Workshop with Mr Bean Entertainments

Wednesday 7th August 11.00am

Learn plate spinning, juggling, diablo, hula hoop, flower stick & more!

Skills for all ages.  £1 per person Space is limited so first come first served


Magic Workshop with Mr Bean Entertainments

Wednesday 7th August 2.00pm

All Children will be given a magic trick pack and will learn several tricks, taking whatever props are used home.

For children 6+.  £1 per person Space is limited so first come first served


Family Fun Day at Southwold Boating Lake and Tearooms

Sunday 11th 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.


One Day Craft Class: An Introduction to Dorset Buttons: the wound yarn button

Monday 12th August 10.00am – 12.00noon

Barbara Johnson of Spotty Dog Designs will introduce you to the craft of Dorset Button making.

The class includes instructions to take away and enough rings, yarn, needle to make three buttons.

The class is 2 hours and costs £7 per person, all materials supplied.

Please book your place at Southwold Library 01502 722519


Mini Monsters Creepy Crawly Roadshow

Wednesday 14th 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


Picnic, Stories & Bird Feeding Crafts in partnership with Reydon Community Gardeners

Thursday 22nd August 12.00 noon – 2.00pm

@ Jubilee Green, Reydon (by the Sole Bay Health Centre)

Bring your own picnic & seating.  Make crafts to feed our feathered friends!  Plus, bird themed stories and art.


Marvellous Magical Minibeast Mobiles

Thursday 29th August 2.00pm

Make a Marvellous, Magical Minibeast Mobile (with local artist Meraylah!).  Using natural materials let your imagination fly!


Library Book Sale

Sunday 4th August 2-3.30pm.

Fill a bag for £3.00 (Bring your own bag).

Fiction, Non-fiction and Kids’ books.


Jigsaw Club: Jigsaw Puzzle Group for Adults 

First, Third & Fifth Tuesdays from 2.00pm

Come and add some pieces to the latest jigsaw

Next dates: Tuesday 6th August & Tuesday 20th August


Lego for Adults: Stress relieving, creative and fun.

First Last Wednesday from 2.00pm

Come and build whatever you like.  Lego provided.  Refreshments available

Next date: Wednesday 28th August 2.00pm


Craft & Chat: Craft Group for Adults

Second Tuesdays from 2.00pm

Bring your knitting, sewing or any other craft.  Meet like-minded crafters. 

Refreshments available.

Next date: Tuesday 13th August


Mah-jong Group Thursday 8th 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


Colouring for Adults: Unwind, unleash your creativity, relax & have fun.

Fourth Tuesdays from 2.00pm

Colouring sheets, pens & pencils provided (or bring your own).  Refreshments available

Next date: Tuesday 27th August


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

Wednesday 28th 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.


Southwold Library Reading Group.

Thursday 29th August 6.30pm

Discussing “We Are Completely Besides Ourselves” by  Karen Joy Fowler.


Baby Bounce and Tot Rock

Tuesday & Sunday 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 Suffolk Coast 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 


Every Sunday:

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

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


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