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Barnstaple Library is a busy and vibrant space, open six days a week. The Library boasts a large selection of books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs and there is a reserve stack of approximately 28,000 items which are available on request.

On the First Floor of the library there are 22 computers which are free to use for up to 2 hours a day with printing and copying facilities. Barnstaple Library also houses a large collection of Local and Family History records for the area working with South West Heritage Trust and the North Devon Athenaeum staff.

There is a bright and busy children's area with regular events and activities such as weekly Bounce and Rhyme sessions, toddler time, craft and children's book group. For adults, the library offers regular groups including, knitting, colouring, scrabble, singing and walking groups and there are regular author events throughout the year.

On a Friday morning during term time, students from Pathfield School run a pop up café in the library, serving a selection of drinks and some delicious cakes.

Services

  • FabLab Devon maker space
  • Business and Intellectual Property (IP) Centre
  • Meeting rooms for hire
  • Exhibition and display space
  • Children’s events
  • Book groups and events
  • Free computers and WiFi
  • Printing, copying and scanning facilities
  • Self-service machines
Barnstaple Library Events Barnstaple Library Events

BFGs Coffee Morning

Barnstaple Friends Group are holding a coffee morning to raise funds for future events at the library. Coffee tea and soft drinks available, along with cakes and biscuits. Take a little time out from Saturday’s hectic routine.
Date: 26 May 2018
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Barnstaple Friends Group are holding a coffee morning to raise funds for future events at the library. Coffee tea and soft drinks available, along with cakes and biscuits. Take a little time out from Saturday’s hectic routine.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Elmer Day

Join us to celebrate Elmer with crafts, games and frop-in free fun! Dress up in your brightest colours and join the Elmer Parade. Suitable for any age.
Date: 26 May 2018
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description: Join us to celebrate Elmer with crafts, games and frop-in free fun! Dress up in your brightest colours and join the Elmer Parade. Suitable for any age.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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North Devon Literacy Hub

A support and friendship group for families and children who have reading, writing and spelling difficulties.
Date: 26 May 2018
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Description: A support and friendship group for families and children who have reading, writing and spelling difficulties.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Poetry Corner

A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Date: 26 May 2018
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Scrabble Saturday 2

Date: 26 May 2018
Time: 13:00 - 15:30
Description:
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Knit and Mix

Come and join our social knitting group. Beginners or more experienced knitters welcome. Tea and coffee for a small donation.
Date: 28 May 2018
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Come and join our social knitting group. Beginners or more experienced knitters welcome. Tea and coffee for a small donation.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

An Introduction to the Business & IP Centre - Barnstaple Library

Wondering whether to start your own business? Come to us for some advice: An Introduction to the Business & Intellectual Property (IP) Centre – find out how to start or grow your business. This appointment is for anyone who is thinking about starting up or has recently started up a business. A member of the library staff can show you how to look for business information, market research, and intellectual property advice. The session consists of:- · a 25 minute appointment with one of the Barnstaple Library team who will introduce the services available in the centre and signpost you to business support resources. · a 25 minute telephone appointment with Stephens Scown Intellectual Property team at a mutually convenient time We look forward to welcoming you to the centre! £2.50 - £5.00 Book Here: https://bit.ly/2Eq2tfh
Date: 29 May 2018
Time: 14:15 - 15:15
Description: Wondering whether to start your own business? Come to us for some advice: An Introduction to the Business & Intellectual Property (IP) Centre – find out how to start or grow your business. This appointment is for anyone who is thinking about starting up or has recently started up a business. A member of the library staff can show you how to look for business information, market research, and intellectual property advice. The session consists of:- · a 25 minute appointment with one of the Barnstaple Library team who will introduce the services available in the centre and signpost you to business support resources. · a 25 minute telephone appointment with Stephens Scown Intellectual Property team at a mutually convenient time We look forward to welcoming you to the centre! £2.50 - £5.00 Book Here: https://bit.ly/2Eq2tfh
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
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FabLab in the Foyer

Join us for hands on fun with the FabLab in the Library. Come and find out more at these drop in FREE sessions. Suitable for any age.
Date: 29 May 2018
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Join us for hands on fun with the FabLab in the Library. Come and find out more at these drop in FREE sessions. Suitable for any age.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Colouring and Coffee

Colouring for grown-ups. A friendly group and a nice way to relax for a couple of hours. Tea and coffee for a small donation. All materials supplied.
Date: 30 May 2018
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Colouring for grown-ups. A friendly group and a nice way to relax for a couple of hours. Tea and coffee for a small donation. All materials supplied.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Computer Assistance

Assistance with technology for those needing extra help. One to One sessions. To book please call 01271 318780 or come in to the library.
Date: 30 May 2018
Time: 14:30 - 17:30
Description: Assistance with technology for those needing extra help. One to One sessions. To book please call 01271 318780 or come in to the library.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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FabLab in the Foyer

Join us for hands on fun with the FabLab in the Library. Come and find out more at these drop in FREE sessions. Suitable for any age.
Date: 31 May 2018
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Join us for hands on fun with the FabLab in the Library. Come and find out more at these drop in FREE sessions. Suitable for any age.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Library Lego Builders

Build a Lego creation to display in the library. We will choose a different theme each week for you to create your masterpiece.
Date: 31 May 2018
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Description: Build a Lego creation to display in the library. We will choose a different theme each week for you to create your masterpiece.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Raspberry Pi Jam

Get together and share ideas with other enthusiasts. All welcome.
Date: 02 June 2018
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Description: Get together and share ideas with other enthusiasts. All welcome.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Writing Group: Ideas Gang

Date: 02 June 2018
Time: 13:30 - 15:30
Description:
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Writing Group: Ideas Gang

Each Month the workshop is led by a different member of the group, giving a variety of writing experiences. Different forms and genres are covered and plenty of time is given for writing practice on the day
Date: 02 June 2018
Time: 13:30 - 15:30
Description: Each Month the workshop is led by a different member of the group, giving a variety of writing experiences. Different forms and genres are covered and plenty of time is given for writing practice on the day
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Boogie Books

Stories, movement and dance for under 5s
Date: 04 June 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Description: Stories, movement and dance for under 5s
Audience: Under 5
Cost: £1.00
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Code Club

Take part in exciting projects that show you how to program. Term time only. Children aged 9 - 13 years.
Date: 04 June 2018
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Description: Take part in exciting projects that show you how to program. Term time only. Children aged 9 - 13 years.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
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Knit and Mix

Come and join our social knitting group. Beginners or more experienced knitters welcome. Tea and coffee for a small donation.
Date: 04 June 2018
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Come and join our social knitting group. Beginners or more experienced knitters welcome. Tea and coffee for a small donation.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Little Story Makers: WOW Scrapstore

Little Story Makers: WOW Scrapstore
Date: 05 June 2018
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Little Story Makers: WOW Scrapstore
Audience: Under 5
Cost: £1.00
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Baby Bounce and Rhyme Wednesday

Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones
Date: 06 June 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
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Opening hours:

Mon 09:00 - 18:00
Tue 09:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 09:00 - 18:00
Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00

 

Contact us:

Jude Jeal

Email: Barnstaple Library
Tel: 01271 318780

Find us:

Barnstaple Library
Tuly Street
Barnstaple
Devon
EX31 1EL

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