Thetford Library

Address: Raymond Street, Thetford, IP24 2EA

Email libraries@norfolk.gov.uk

Map of Thetford showing library location

Did you know you can renew your library books online? You'll need your library card and PIN.

Opening hours

Register for our Open Libraries service for easy extended access to the unstaffed library outside normal opening hours using your library card and PIN.

  • Monday: 8am-7pm (staffed 10am-7pm)
  • Tuesday: 8am-7pm (staffed 10am-7pm)
  • Wednesday: 8am-7pm (staffed 10am-7pm)
  • Thursday: 8am-7pm (staffed 10am-7pm)
  • Friday: 8am-7pm (staffed 10am-7pm)
  • Saturday: 8am-4pm (staffed 10am-4pm)
  • Sunday: 10am-4pm (Open Libraries access only)

If you just need to drop a book off out of hours, use the blue box outside the door.  Please make sure that books drop into the box completely and aren’t left sticking out.

Computers can be booked online.

Services at Thetford Library

  • Story Sacks
  • Computer games – DS, Wii and Xbox 360 formats
  • Recorded music
  • Colour printer/photocopier
  • Fax service
  • Automatic doors
  • Disabled person's WC
  • Wheelchair accessible lift
  • Babychange unit
  • Duleep Singh collection
  • Thomas Paine collection
  • Thetford Norfolk Studies collection

Services at all Norfolk libraries

Events

17 August 2018
15:45 - 17:00

Come and have fun with LEGO! Our LEGO club runs every Friday from 3:45pm to 5pm and is for all primary school aged children. There is no booking required so just turn up! There is a maximum of 12 children per week so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

17 August 2018
10:15 - 11:45

This group gives you a chance to find out about the library's local history collections. The group meets on the third Friday of each month at Thetford Library.

17 August 2018
10:30 - 11:30

Fancy making some new friend, or just to have a good old chat? Come along to Thetford Library every Friday, 10.30 - 11.30am for this FREE drop in session that's open to all Have a good old fashioned chatter with a cup of tea and a biscuit (or 2!) For more information contact the library on 01842 752048 Inspired by #ingoodcompany

20 August 2018
10:30 - 11:00

Baby Bounce & Rhyme is fun session involving songs & rhymes for babies, pre school children and their parents/carers. And is great for your babies development! Sharing books and stories is all about having fun together. It also helps children develop language, listening and communication skills - it's never too early to introduce babies to the colourful world of books. Also in Norfolk Libraries we have:- * A dedicated children's catalogue * Board Books with thick easy to turn pages that will appeal to the youngest child * Story books featuring new and old friends, traditional and new stories from around the world * Lift-the-flap, pop-up, musical, novelty and tactile books * Activity books with nursery rhymes for singing and counting games * First facts books to introduce children to concepts such as letters, numbers, colours and shapes * Simple non-fiction books on themes such as trucks and diggers, wild animals and dinosaurs * New experiences books to help with new and sometimes difficult situations like moving house or a new baby * Children's DVDs and CDs containing nursery rhymes, songs and stories * Story sacks containing picture and information books, toys and a game all linked to the story * Most of our libraries hold Bounce and Rhyme times, you will find details of dates and times here * We want all parents, carers and children to feel welcome, happy and comfortable in the library so there's no need to worry about tantrums, books being pulled off the shelves or the need to feed or take a child to the toilet. There are no overdue charges for under fives. We also know that young children sometimes accidentally damage books and make no charges for this either.

21 August 2018
10:00 - 12:00

Family Learning and Thetford Library invite parents, carers and grandparents and their children to a free and fun workshop all about Loki the Naughty Norse. You will: • Take part in fun art activities together • Explore Norse Mythology • Become one of Loki's Mischief Makers • Discover ways to support children's learning at home • Receive information about Family Learning Opportunities The workshop is suitable for families with children aged 4-11. Places are limited; first come, first served. To book your place, please contact your library.

21 August 2018
14:00 - 16:00

Anyone can do this! No drawing experience or skills are needed. If you can draw a line, a curve,and a dot then you can create Zentangle abstract drawings! A 'mindful' way to create your own art. Come and create at this free group every Tuesday.

22 August 2018
10:30 - 11:30

A special edition of our LEGO club with music and monster creations! How will will bring in the mischief??

22 August 2018
15:45 - 17:00

New to Thetford Library, a creative writing group for young people. This group will run for the duration of the holidays and places are limited so get your children booked in. The session is aimed at 8 - 11's and will explore different themes each week.

24 August 2018
10:30 - 11:30

Fancy making some new friend, or just to have a good old chat? Come along to Thetford Library every Friday, 10.30 - 11.30am for this FREE drop in session that's open to all Have a good old fashioned chatter with a cup of tea and a biscuit (or 2!) For more information contact the library on 01842 752048 Inspired by #ingoodcompany

24 August 2018
14:30 - 16:30

Do you like reading and talking about books? Come along to our friendly reading group, last Friday of the month starting at 2.30pm Collect your copy of the book of the month anytime at Thetford Library. For more details contact us on 01842 752048

24 August 2018
15:45 - 17:00

Come and have fun with LEGO! Our LEGO club runs every Friday from 3:45pm to 5pm and is for all primary school aged children. There is no booking required so just turn up! There is a maximum of 12 children per week so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

27 August 2018
10:30 - 11:00

Baby Bounce & Rhyme is fun session involving songs & rhymes for babies, pre school children and their parents/carers. And is great for your babies development! Sharing books and stories is all about having fun together. It also helps children develop language, listening and communication skills - it's never too early to introduce babies to the colourful world of books. Also in Norfolk Libraries we have:- * A dedicated children's catalogue * Board Books with thick easy to turn pages that will appeal to the youngest child * Story books featuring new and old friends, traditional and new stories from around the world * Lift-the-flap, pop-up, musical, novelty and tactile books * Activity books with nursery rhymes for singing and counting games * First facts books to introduce children to concepts such as letters, numbers, colours and shapes * Simple non-fiction books on themes such as trucks and diggers, wild animals and dinosaurs * New experiences books to help with new and sometimes difficult situations like moving house or a new baby * Children's DVDs and CDs containing nursery rhymes, songs and stories * Story sacks containing picture and information books, toys and a game all linked to the story * Most of our libraries hold Bounce and Rhyme times, you will find details of dates and times here * We want all parents, carers and children to feel welcome, happy and comfortable in the library so there's no need to worry about tantrums, books being pulled off the shelves or the need to feed or take a child to the toilet. There are no overdue charges for under fives. We also know that young children sometimes accidentally damage books and make no charges for this either.

28 August 2018
14:00 - 16:00

Anyone can do this! No drawing experience or skills are needed. If you can draw a line, a curve,and a dot then you can create Zentangle abstract drawings! A 'mindful' way to create your own art. Come and create at this free group every Tuesday.

29 August 2018
15:45 - 17:00

New to Thetford Library, a creative writing group for young people. This group will run for the duration of the holidays and places are limited so get your children booked in. The session is aimed at 8 - 11's and will explore different themes each week.

30 August 2018
10:30 - 11:30

Have a go a making 3 slimes today for our Mischievous Fun session - Obnoxious Oblique, Gloopy Poop and Eye ball Slime to try out being Mischievous makers

31 August 2018
10:30 - 11:30

Fancy making some new friend, or just to have a good old chat? Come along to Thetford Library every Friday, 10.30 - 11.30am for this FREE drop in session that's open to all Have a good old fashioned chatter with a cup of tea and a biscuit (or 2!) For more information contact the library on 01842 752048 Inspired by #ingoodcompany

31 August 2018
15:45 - 17:00

Come and have fun with LEGO! Our LEGO club runs every Friday from 3:45pm to 5pm and is for all primary school aged children. There is no booking required so just turn up! There is a maximum of 12 children per week so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

01 September 2018
10:30 - 11:00

Come along and celebrate with others in the town on completing your Summer Reading Challenge

01 September 2018
11:30 - 12:00

Come along and celebrate with others in the town on completing your Summer Reading Challenge

03 September 2018
10:30 - 11:00

Baby Bounce & Rhyme is fun session involving songs & rhymes for babies, pre school children and their parents/carers. And is great for your babies development! Sharing books and stories is all about having fun together. It also helps children develop language, listening and communication skills - it's never too early to introduce babies to the colourful world of books. Also in Norfolk Libraries we have:- * A dedicated children's catalogue * Board Books with thick easy to turn pages that will appeal to the youngest child * Story books featuring new and old friends, traditional and new stories from around the world * Lift-the-flap, pop-up, musical, novelty and tactile books * Activity books with nursery rhymes for singing and counting games * First facts books to introduce children to concepts such as letters, numbers, colours and shapes * Simple non-fiction books on themes such as trucks and diggers, wild animals and dinosaurs * New experiences books to help with new and sometimes difficult situations like moving house or a new baby * Children's DVDs and CDs containing nursery rhymes, songs and stories * Story sacks containing picture and information books, toys and a game all linked to the story * Most of our libraries hold Bounce and Rhyme times, you will find details of dates and times here * We want all parents, carers and children to feel welcome, happy and comfortable in the library so there's no need to worry about tantrums, books being pulled off the shelves or the need to feed or take a child to the toilet. There are no overdue charges for under fives. We also know that young children sometimes accidentally damage books and make no charges for this either.

04 September 2018
14:00 - 16:00

Anyone can do this! No drawing experience or skills are needed. If you can draw a line, a curve,and a dot then you can create Zentangle abstract drawings! A 'mindful' way to create your own art. Come and create at this free group every Tuesday.

05 September 2018
15:45 - 17:00

New to Thetford Library, a creative writing group for young people. This group will run for the duration of the holidays and places are limited so get your children booked in. The session is aimed at 8 - 11's and will explore different themes each week.

07 September 2018
10:30 - 11:30

Fancy making some new friend, or just to have a good old chat? Come along to Thetford Library every Friday, 10.30 - 11.30am for this FREE drop in session that's open to all Have a good old fashioned chatter with a cup of tea and a biscuit (or 2!) For more information contact the library on 01842 752048 Inspired by #ingoodcompany

07 September 2018
15:45 - 17:00

Come and have fun with LEGO! Our LEGO club runs every Friday from 3:45pm to 5pm and is for all primary school aged children. There is no booking required so just turn up! There is a maximum of 12 children per week so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

08 September 2018
10:30 - 11:15

We would like to invite you to join our Teen Bookclub! We'll be talking about new books, old books, and all your favourites! Our club is aimed at ages 14-20, so that we can enjoy a broad range of books. Collect the book of the moment from the teen area at Thetford Library. We look forward to seeing you and sharing wonderful book chat with you at Thetford Library

10 September 2018
10:30 - 11:00

Baby Bounce & Rhyme is fun session involving songs & rhymes for babies, pre school children and their parents/carers. And is great for your babies development! Sharing books and stories is all about having fun together. It also helps children develop language, listening and communication skills - it's never too early to introduce babies to the colourful world of books. Also in Norfolk Libraries we have:- * A dedicated children's catalogue * Board Books with thick easy to turn pages that will appeal to the youngest child * Story books featuring new and old friends, traditional and new stories from around the world * Lift-the-flap, pop-up, musical, novelty and tactile books * Activity books with nursery rhymes for singing and counting games * First facts books to introduce children to concepts such as letters, numbers, colours and shapes * Simple non-fiction books on themes such as trucks and diggers, wild animals and dinosaurs * New experiences books to help with new and sometimes difficult situations like moving house or a new baby * Children's DVDs and CDs containing nursery rhymes, songs and stories * Story sacks containing picture and information books, toys and a game all linked to the story * Most of our libraries hold Bounce and Rhyme times, you will find details of dates and times here * We want all parents, carers and children to feel welcome, happy and comfortable in the library so there's no need to worry about tantrums, books being pulled off the shelves or the need to feed or take a child to the toilet. There are no overdue charges for under fives. We also know that young children sometimes accidentally damage books and make no charges for this either.

11 September 2018
14:00 - 16:00

Anyone can do this! No drawing experience or skills are needed. If you can draw a line, a curve,and a dot then you can create Zentangle abstract drawings! A 'mindful' way to create your own art. Come and create at this free group every Tuesday.

14 September 2018
10:30 - 12:00

NNAB Audio Book Clubs Do you enjoy reading but have sight problems? Then why not visit one of the monthly NNAB audio book clubs near you? Dates and times are below. Working with the Norfolk Library Service the NNAB runs 8 audio book clubs across Norfolk. The books are from the Calibre Book Group lists and we aim to offer an entertaining and varied mix of titles for you to enjoy. All you need to do is borrow the book on cd or memory stick then listen at home and come to the next meeting to chat about what you thought and discover new aspects of the book through the views of other people. So why not come along to make new friends and enjoy reading. If you would like to join in an audio book club and for further details please contact Mark or Elaine on 01603 629558 or email marksmith@nnab.org.uk

14 September 2018
15:45 - 17:00

Come and have fun with LEGO! Our LEGO club runs every Friday from 3:45pm to 5pm and is for all primary school aged children. There is no booking required so just turn up! There is a maximum of 12 children per week so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

14 September 2018
10:30 - 11:30

Fancy making some new friend, or just to have a good old chat? Come along to Thetford Library every Friday, 10.30 - 11.30am for this FREE drop in session that's open to all Have a good old fashioned chatter with a cup of tea and a biscuit (or 2!) For more information contact the library on 01842 752048 Inspired by #ingoodcompany

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