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Join Suffolk Libraries on Lowestoft Beach

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Suffolk Libraries will be running a pop-up beach hut library in Lowestoft next week.

Everyone is welcome to join Suffolk Libraries for a week of free family activities on Lowestoft South Beach from Monday 14th to Friday 18th August from 10am to 3pm.

The activities are running thanks to East Suffolk Council allowing Suffolk Libraries to use the beach huts free of charge and include interactive storytelling workshops, readings of classic children’s tales as well as Zumba and dancing on the beach.

Suffolk Libraries will also be giving away free books and art materials to inspire children and young people to be creative and read for pleasure over the summer months. You can even stamp your own books like a real-life librarian.

The full programme for the week is as follows:

As part of the free fitness Jumpstart fitness programme Suffolk Libraries will be running two inclusive fitness classes on the beach for all ages on Tuesday 15 August with Zumba in the morning  at 11am and dancing in the afternoon at 1pm.

There is no need to book everyone is welcome to show up on the day and take part. Please wear comfortable clothing and suitable footwear if you want to enjoy the fitness activities and a bottle of water and a towel is also recommended.

Kirsty Tallent, Suffolk Libraries’ Storyteller in Residence will lead playful and interactive storytelling workshops for all ages on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 August from 10am to 11am and 12noon to 1pm and Thursday 17 August from 12 to 1pm.

50 Things to do Before You’re Five – Suffolk Libraries will be promoting this great new app which provides a list of suggested free and low-cost activities for parents to enjoy with their under-fives. There will be a handful of special limited edition activity packs to give away on the Wednesday to families who download the app and take part.

Get Suffolk Reading will be running a storytime session on Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm.

On Thursday morning there will be an interactive reading of the cheeky Roald Dahl classic The Twits, performed by Lowestoft Library staff.

The beach hut will also provide a chill out space with a gazebo, beanbags and relaxing music for families to come and take a break, breastfeed, nap, eat and read.


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