A public library is set to move to a new home within its site at an Ipswich high school.

Stoke Library, which is based in Stoke High School in Maidenhall Approach, will have a new home as of Wednesday, January 31.

The move is taking place as the school, which is managed by Ormiston Academies Trust, is developing the area currently occupied by the library.

It will be moving to a slightly bigger space very close to the current library on the left side of the school's building.

The space will be more flexible, with wheeled shelving to make it easier to hold events and activities in the library.

As the library is only moving from one room to another, the aim is to keep it open during the move – but there may naturally be some disruption to services between Tuesday, January 30 and Friday, February 2.

All facilities, activities and opening hours will remain the same after the move.

Mark Girling, manager of Stoke Library, said: "We’re grateful to the school for supporting the move with the minimum of disruption to our customers and we hope the new space will be an improvement as it’ll provide a bigger and improved space for the local community.

"Anyone living in the Stoke area of Ipswich would be very welcome to come along after the move to check out the new library.

"Many people don’t realise the library is a public library as it’s based within the school but it’s open to anyone who wants to come along and take part in activities, borrow books or use our facilities."

The library offers a baby bounce session every Tuesday at 10am, adult colouring every other Friday at 10am and Lego and crafts club every Sunday at 10.30am.

Stoke Library is open from Tuesday to Sunday every week.