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Halesworth Library Blank Page Project

A series of creative workshops for teens

Your mentors

Suffolk Libraries


Organisation links
Location address: Halesworth, IP19 8AD
Chosen age group:

For ages: 10 - 16 years

Available tickets:
Free non-HAF eligible Free Free HAF eligible Free
Next date: Thursday 21st Dec,
Funded by Suffolk County Council
Universal holiday club with SEND support
A summary
Join us at Halesworth Library for a very special festive notebook makings workshop with Hazel Garrity. Thursday 21 December, 10-3pm including a free lunch, drinks and snacks. This workshop is specifically designed for Children aged 10 -16 (Secondary and Primary Year 6), and is open to all. Learn how to make a unique handmade book - a thoughtful, personal and creative gift. Show your appreciation for someone important in your life by celebrating their individual personality and interests in an unconventional way. After experimenting with key bookbinding structures and techniques in this friendly informal workshop, you will be free to express yourself through design choices in materials, layout and content. Library: Halesworth Library, Bridge Street, Halesworth IP19 8AD
About your mentors
Suffolk Libraries
Where I belong.
We’re the independent charity that runs Suffolk’s library service. We nurture children’s literacy, support vulnerable people and promote wellbeing across Suffolk.
Hazel Garrity
When your mentor provides a strapline it will go here
My chief enthusiasms have always been words, books and making things so bookbinding combines these elements perfectly. It's also accessible and fun. As a secondary school English teacher, I worked with young people to give them the confidence to be creative with language. Now I want to explore the possibilities offered by combining words with the craft of constructing books in different forms and expressing ideas in new ways. As a member of the Society of Bookbinders, I have been lucky enough to attend workshops with some expert professionals in this area and, although I'm not an expert myself, I know how satisfying it can be to create something unique and personal, using simple materials with traditional tools and skills. Far from dry and dusty, this is a fascinating world offering endless possibilities for self-expression.
Laughter is the best medicine.
Now a library and Information Advisor, I have previously worked with children for 30 + years. I have worked with all ages and more recently in the Health visiting service with babies and toddlers. I love to engage with children and believe that all work should be made fun.
Crazy library lady
I love working for Suffolk libraries and helping people. I enjoy doing anything crafty and love cooking, swimming, singing and dancing.
Julie Gorton
Passionate about libraries!
My vision is that Halesworth library should be safe and welcoming community space, offering a warm welcome to all ages and abilities.
Book peddler! Author and librarian
Hi, I'm a children's author and librarian working for Suffolk Libraries
Enjoys craft, reading and long dog walks!
Maxine Williams
Everyone’s nanna!
Learning aims
Aim 1
To develop confidence in meeting and working with new people
Aim 2
To try something new and explore creativity
Aim 3
To learn about what Suffolk Libraries can offer
Pricing information
Ticket name Free non-HAF eligible
Ticket name Free HAF eligible
Where we'll be
Halesworth Library, Bridge Street, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8AD
Enhanced DBS
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
Safeguarding Training
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit
Smoke Detector

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Cancellation Policy
Free bookings do not require refunds but as places are limited, please cancel if you cannot attend so that your place can be offered to someone else.

My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.