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Totnes Library is a busy modern library, set in the heart of the bustling South Devon market town. Built onto impressive Georgian building The Mansion, it is a bright, welcoming library with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The library is open five days a week and offers an attractive community and study space with computer access, free Wi-Fi and comfortable seating.

The library has eight computers plus scanning, printing and photocopying facilities. The library boasts dedicated collections of books and resources for children, teenagers and local history as well as sizeable DVD and audiobook collections. The colourful children’s area is very well used by borrowers and those coming to regular children’s events.

Services

  • Children’s events
  • Book groups and events
  • Free public computers and WiFi
  • Printing, copying and scanning facilities
  • Self-service machines
Totnes Library events Totnes Library events

Teen Book Group

Relax and socialise with some biscuits and a chat about a book everyone has read. Open to 13-18s
Date: 22 January 2018
Time: 16:30 - 17:30
Description: Relax and socialise with some biscuits and a chat about a book everyone has read. Open to 13-18s
Audience: Teen
Cost: Free
Theme:

Code Club

Have fun learning to code using Scratch and Python at our Code Club for 9-13 year olds! The club will run at Totnes Library on Saturday mornings from 10-11am from 24th February. Sign up at the library desk to book your place, or email totnes.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk or phone 01803 862210. Spaces are limited so book soon! The club will run on the following dates: Saturday 24th February Saturday 10th March Saturday 17th March Saturday 24th March Saturday 14th April Saturday 21st April Saturday 28th April Saturday 12th May Saturday 19th May Saturday 26th May Saturday 12th May Saturday 19th May Saturday 26th May Saturday 9th June Saturday 16th June Saturday 23rd June Saturday 30th June
Date: 24 February 2018
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Description: Have fun learning to code using Scratch and Python at our Code Club for 9-13 year olds! The club will run at Totnes Library on Saturday mornings from 10-11am from 24th February. Sign up at the library desk to book your place, or email totnes.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk or phone 01803 862210. Spaces are limited so book soon! The club will run on the following dates: Saturday 24th February Saturday 10th March Saturday 17th March Saturday 24th March Saturday 14th April Saturday 21st April Saturday 28th April Saturday 12th May Saturday 19th May Saturday 26th May Saturday 12th May Saturday 19th May Saturday 26th May Saturday 9th June Saturday 16th June Saturday 23rd June Saturday 30th June
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Tiny Tales

Come and join us for lots of fun at our story telling session. This lively interactive session also involves a simple craft activity.
Date: 26 February 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Come and join us for lots of fun at our story telling session. This lively interactive session also involves a simple craft activity.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm.
Date: 28 February 2018
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Description: We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Teen Book Group

Relax and socialise with some biscuits and a chat about a book everyone has read. Open to 13-18s
Date: 05 March 2018
Time: 16:30 - 17:30
Description: Relax and socialise with some biscuits and a chat about a book everyone has read. Open to 13-18s
Audience: Teen
Cost: Free
Theme:

Tiny Tales

Come and join us for lots of fun at our story telling session. This lively interactive session also involves a simple craft activity.
Date: 05 March 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Come and join us for lots of fun at our story telling session. This lively interactive session also involves a simple craft activity.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm.
Date: 07 March 2018
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Description: We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Friends of Totnes Library

The Friends plan events to fundraise and support Totnes Library. All are welcome.
Date: 08 March 2018
Time: 10:00 - 11:30
Description: The Friends plan events to fundraise and support Totnes Library. All are welcome.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Totnes Reading Group

Members decide on the choice of books, which are provided by the library, and all read the same title. Discussion is always lively, with widely differing views expressed with both conviction and humour, and the chosen book is often the jumping-off point for wider discussion. Both fiction and non-fiction are considered. Members pay a yearly subscription. There is currently a waiting list, please ask library staff for more details.
Date: 08 March 2018
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: Members decide on the choice of books, which are provided by the library, and all read the same title. Discussion is always lively, with widely differing views expressed with both conviction and humour, and the chosen book is often the jumping-off point for wider discussion. Both fiction and non-fiction are considered. Members pay a yearly subscription. There is currently a waiting list, please ask library staff for more details.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:

Tiny Tales

Come and join us for lots of fun at our story telling session. This lively interactive session also involves a simple craft activity.
Date: 12 March 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Come and join us for lots of fun at our story telling session. This lively interactive session also involves a simple craft activity.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm.
Date: 14 March 2018
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Description: We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Poetry for Pleasure

Join us on the third Monday of the month for an afternoon of reading, writing or listening to poetry. Bring poems to read – your own or any you enjoy.
Date: 19 March 2018
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: Join us on the third Monday of the month for an afternoon of reading, writing or listening to poetry. Bring poems to read – your own or any you enjoy.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Teen Book Group

Relax and socialise with some biscuits and a chat about a book everyone has read. Open to 13-18s
Date: 19 March 2018
Time: 16:30 - 17:30
Description: Relax and socialise with some biscuits and a chat about a book everyone has read. Open to 13-18s
Audience: Teen
Cost: Free
Theme:

Tiny Tales

Come and join us for lots of fun at our story telling session. This lively interactive session also involves a simple craft activity.
Date: 19 March 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Come and join us for lots of fun at our story telling session. This lively interactive session also involves a simple craft activity.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm.
Date: 21 March 2018
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Description: We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Tiny Tales

Come and join us for lots of fun at our story telling session. This lively interactive session also involves a simple craft activity.
Date: 26 March 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Come and join us for lots of fun at our story telling session. This lively interactive session also involves a simple craft activity.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm.
Date: 28 March 2018
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Description: We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Teen Book Group

Relax and socialise with some biscuits and a chat about a book everyone has read. Open to 13-18s
Date: 02 April 2018
Time: 16:30 - 17:30
Description: Relax and socialise with some biscuits and a chat about a book everyone has read. Open to 13-18s
Audience: Teen
Cost: Free
Theme:

Totnes Reading Group

Members decide on the choice of books, which are provided by the library, and all read the same title. Discussion is always lively, with widely differing views expressed with both conviction and humour, and the chosen book is often the jumping-off point for wider discussion. Both fiction and non-fiction are considered. Members pay a yearly subscription. There is currently a waiting list, please ask library staff for more details.
Date: 05 April 2018
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: Members decide on the choice of books, which are provided by the library, and all read the same title. Discussion is always lively, with widely differing views expressed with both conviction and humour, and the chosen book is often the jumping-off point for wider discussion. Both fiction and non-fiction are considered. Members pay a yearly subscription. There is currently a waiting list, please ask library staff for more details.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:

Totnes Reading Group

Members decide on the choice of books, which are provided by the library, and all read the same title. Discussion is always lively, with widely differing views expressed with both conviction and humour, and the chosen book is often the jumping-off point for wider discussion. Both fiction and non-fiction are considered. Members pay a yearly subscription. There is currently a waiting list, please ask library staff for more details.
Date: 03 May 2018
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: Members decide on the choice of books, which are provided by the library, and all read the same title. Discussion is always lively, with widely differing views expressed with both conviction and humour, and the chosen book is often the jumping-off point for wider discussion. Both fiction and non-fiction are considered. Members pay a yearly subscription. There is currently a waiting list, please ask library staff for more details.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:

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Opening hours:

Mon 09:00 - 18:00
Tue 09:00 - 17:00
Wed 09:00 - 18:00
Thu Closed
Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 13:00

 

Contact us:

Ann Draisey

Email: Totnes Library
Tel: 01803 862210

Find us:

Totnes Library
The Mansion
Fore Street
Totnes
Devon
TQ9 5RP