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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

Code Club

Take part in exciting projects that show you how to program. Term time only. Children aged 9 - 13 years.
Date: 19 February 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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An Introduction to the Business & IP Centre - Barnstaple Library

Starting or running a 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! https://bipc.librariesunlimited.org.uk/events/
Date: 20 February 2018
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Starting or running a 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! https://bipc.librariesunlimited.org.uk/events/
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Effective Leaflets for Small Businesses

Caroline Bramwell, Managing Director of PR & Creative Company, The Olden Group, shares the key points to creating effective leaflets. This workshop will provide you with the tools to start creating your own material and understand the power of printed literature. Book Here: http://bit.ly/DevonBIPCEvents
Date: 20 February 2018
Time: 16:30 - 8:30
Description: Caroline Bramwell, Managing Director of PR & Creative Company, The Olden Group, shares the key points to creating effective leaflets. This workshop will provide you with the tools to start creating your own material and understand the power of printed literature. Book Here: http://bit.ly/DevonBIPCEvents
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

How the Internet Can Help Your Business Workshop

Google Digital Garage comes to libraries across Devon! These sessions are for business owners, employees and people looking to start their own business. Also students and young people looking to improve their online knowledge and skill set. In these workshops you will create a personal Google Digital Garage learning package which will, either start your online learning or improve your existing online digital skills. From understanding Google Analytics, to learning how to get your business listed on Google Maps, these free to attend bite size sessions are ideal. Book Here http://bit.ly/2nuVn3A
Date: 20 February 2018
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Description: Google Digital Garage comes to libraries across Devon! These sessions are for business owners, employees and people looking to start their own business. Also students and young people looking to improve their online knowledge and skill set. In these workshops you will create a personal Google Digital Garage learning package which will, either start your online learning or improve your existing online digital skills. From understanding Google Analytics, to learning how to get your business listed on Google Maps, these free to attend bite size sessions are ideal. Book Here http://bit.ly/2nuVn3A
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Baby Bouncy and Rhyme Wednesday

Come along , have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
Date: 21 February 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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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: 21 February 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
Theme:

Toddler Time

Stories, songs and crafts for children aged 2 and over.
Date: 22 February 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Stories, songs and crafts for children aged 2 and over.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Baby Bouncy and Rhyme Friday

Come along , have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
Date: 23 February 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
Theme:

Walking for Health

Come and join us for our free, friendly Grade 1 (20 – 30 minute) walk and a cuppa. Meet outside the Library.
Date: 23 February 2018
Time: 10:15 - 11:15
Description: Come and join us for our free, friendly Grade 1 (20 – 30 minute) walk and a cuppa. Meet outside the Library.
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: 24 February 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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Scrabble Saturday 2

A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group everyone welcome.
Date: 24 February 2018
Time: 13:00 - 16:00
Description: A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group everyone welcome.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Boogie Books 1st Session

Stories, movement and dance for under 5s
Date: 26 February 2018
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Description: Stories, movement and dance for under 5s
Audience: Under 5
Cost: £1.00
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Boogie Books 2nd Session

Stories, movement and dance for under 5s
Date: 26 February 2018
Time: 11:00 - 11:45
Description: Stories, movement and dance for under 5s
Audience: Under 5
Cost: £1.00
Theme:

Knit and Mix

Come and join our social knitting group. Beginners or more experienced knitters welcome. Tea and coffee for a small donation.
Date: 26 February 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:

Memory Group

For people with memory loss and their carers. Come and listen to great stories and poems. Tea and bscuits provided.
Date: 27 February 2018
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Description: For people with memory loss and their carers. Come and listen to great stories and poems. Tea and bscuits provided.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Audio Book Group

For those who enjoy listening to and chatting about audio books.
Date: 01 March 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: For those who enjoy listening to and chatting about audio books.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

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: 03 March 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
Theme:

Paper Capers: Interactive Dance Theatre

Interactive dance theatre to ignite children's imaginations. 'Fidget is bored. Surrounded by doodles and drawings, he begins to daydream. Wind rustles the paper around him ...something is happening... Breathing life into pen and paper, Paper Capers is a playful exploration of story making through dance, words and puppetry. Book tickets here, https://tinyurl.com/ycn8ghdu limited space available.
Date: 05 March 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Description: Interactive dance theatre to ignite children's imaginations. 'Fidget is bored. Surrounded by doodles and drawings, he begins to daydream. Wind rustles the paper around him ...something is happening... Breathing life into pen and paper, Paper Capers is a playful exploration of story making through dance, words and puppetry. Book tickets here, https://tinyurl.com/ycn8ghdu limited space available.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Women, Work and Gin

Join us and other like minded women, on International Women's Day. We will hear from Sue Wallis (CEO NDADA)and colleaguesabout their journey to where they are today, as well as a local gin company about the story of their business. We'll even get to try some gin over some light networking! booking is essential. Book your ticket here: www.womenworkgin.eventbrite.co.uk
Date: 08 March 2018
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Description: Join us and other like minded women, on International Women's Day. We will hear from Sue Wallis (CEO NDADA)and colleaguesabout their journey to where they are today, as well as a local gin company about the story of their business. We'll even get to try some gin over some light networking! booking is essential. Book your ticket here: www.womenworkgin.eventbrite.co.uk
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
Theme:

Raspberry Pi Jam

Get together and share ideas with other enthusiasts. All welcome.
Date: 10 March 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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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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