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Chantry Library in Ipswich celebrates its 50th birthday

Chantry Library celebrated its 50th birthday with a 60's themed party on Saturday. Ipswich Mayor, Roger Fern, cutting the cake with Library Manager, Cathy Gale. Photo: NIGEL BROWN

Chantry Library celebrated its 50th birthday with a 60's themed party on Saturday. Ipswich Mayor, Roger Fern, cutting the cake with Library Manager, Cathy Gale. Photo: NIGEL BROWN

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Chantry Library in Ipswich has celebrated its 50th anniversary with a big 60s-themed birthday bash.

Chantry Library celebrated its 50th birthday on Saturday. Pictured: Amber Bass.Chantry Library celebrated its 50th birthday on Saturday. Pictured: Amber Bass.

Around 50 people were joined by the Mayor of Ipswich Roger Fern to blow out the candles and cut the cake on Saturday.

Librarian Chantelle Love, said: “We had trolls pencil-topper making, psychedelic painting, we taught the kids how to do a cats cradle, Chinese skipping and hopscotch.

“It was fantastic - we had adults, babies and children joining in the fun.”

A special memory board has been added to the wall of the library, showing how the library has changed since it first opened its doors in 1967.

Librarian Chantelle Love with the memory board. Photo: Nigel BrownLibrarian Chantelle Love with the memory board. Photo: Nigel Brown

“It’s not just books - we are ever-changing,” said Chantelle.
“We have scrabble clubs, rummy clubs, a youth club on Mondays.
“We have clubs for children, read and rhyme time and IT sessions you can book.

“It is a community resource, a complete community hub.”

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