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New Year's Honour

1 January 2021

9724D87E D0E6 4214 B319 821252D42128We'd like to congratulate Richard Fawcett, Chair of the Friends of Thurston Library who is receiving a British Empire Medal for services to public libraries in the New Year’s Honours list.
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Friends of Thurston Library AGM

17 November 2020

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Update on Library Opening

17 November 2020



We hope that our normal opening hours will resume as soon as possible.

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Improving Well Being with Suffolk Libraries

9 October 2020

We’re the only library service in the UK with a dedicated wellbeing service, providing drop-ins, reading lists and links to other resources to help you with your wellbeing. is at the heart of everything we do at Suffolk Libraries. Recent research has shown our activities can have a huge impact, including saving the NHS over £280,000 a year. This short film shows just some of the work we do. Thank you to Ipswich County Library, Gainsborough library and our wonderful customers for taking part.

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Wearing Face Masks in the Library

28 September 2020

110B60FD 178E 408E BEDC 5367E8FBA560Reminder that it is now a legal requirement to wear a face mask when coming into the library unless exempt as per government guidelines.

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Update from Suffolk Libraries

8 June 2020

 700E4307 D262 4AF2 AF34 656A8B4A7161 4 5005 cAt a recent Zoom meeting, Bruce Leeke, Suffolk Libraries CEO, and some of his team outlined some key points:

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Can you Help

8 June 2020


76EA6720 BEE7 4D97 94F9 D66F9719E9CD 4 5005 c2Can you help?  We are currently looking for a small army of volunteers, across the county, who would be up for helping us sew face masks.   

At this stage I just need to know who would be willing to help so if you can please reply, to me, providing your name, contact telephone number and name of your nearest library I will then contact you with further guidance and details.
These masks will go to support Suffolk Libraries front line staff initially and any customers wishing to use one. 

Many thanks.


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30 March 2020

Unknown10During this unusual time when we are all staying in and self isolating, although we are unable to share our events on this website we are still sharing news from Suffolk Libraries on our Facebook page. To follow us please click on the link: Facebook

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17 March 2020

F5BA64FF 521F 455A 8419 BE964F0F95B1In the light of coronavirus, Suffolk Libraries  and the Friends of Thurston Library have decided to postpone all planned activities and group meetings. At this stage it is not possible to say when they will be able to resume.

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Congratulations Emma

28 January 2020

30E7D008 2809 4D89 96BF DE853C8AB7C9 1 201 a2Emma Fakes , photographed on the cover of this February Thurston Newsletter has been given Suffolk Libraries Young Volunteer of the Year Award 2019. She started the Thurston Library Manga Club nearly 3 years ago which has now grown to 16 enthusiastic members. They all love being part of the group! 

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