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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
  • Home library service
  • Local Studies Centre
Barnstaple Library Events Barnstaple Library Events

3D Printed Speech Bubble Badge Workshop

Join us for FabLab Devon Summer Reading Challenge workshops inspired by Mischief Makers. Fun and exciting workshop for children aged 8+. Learn how to design a 3D speech bubble badge using 3D design software. When you are finished send your design over to the 3D printer to be printed. Please note there may not be time to print out everyone's designs, so these will need to be collected from the library at an arranged date.
Date: 14 augusti 2018
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Join us for FabLab Devon Summer Reading Challenge workshops inspired by Mischief Makers. Fun and exciting workshop for children aged 8+. Learn how to design a 3D speech bubble badge using 3D design software. When you are finished send your design over to the 3D printer to be printed. Please note there may not be time to print out everyone's designs, so these will need to be collected from the library at an arranged date.
Audience: Child
Cost: £7.50
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

Design a Beano Inspired Laser Cut Prop

Join us for FabLab Devon Summer Reading Challenge workshops inspired by Mischief Makers. Fun and exciting workshop for children aged 8+. Learn how to design a 2D Beano inspired prop using 2D design software. When you are finished send your design over to the laser cutter to be cut out of card.
Date: 14 augusti 2018
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Join us for FabLab Devon Summer Reading Challenge workshops inspired by Mischief Makers. Fun and exciting workshop for children aged 8+. Learn how to design a 2D Beano inspired prop using 2D design software. When you are finished send your design over to the laser cutter to be cut out of card.
Audience: Child
Cost: £7.50
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

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: 18 augusti 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
Theme:

Exmoor Zoo Animal Mischief Makers

Exmoor Zoo presents the Mischief Makers of the animal kingdom! Tickets £3 per person. Suitable for all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets from the Library, booking is essential.
Date: 18 augusti 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Exmoor Zoo presents the Mischief Makers of the animal kingdom! Tickets £3 per person. Suitable for all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets from the Library, booking is essential.
Audience: All
Cost: £3.00
Theme:

3D Printed Speech Bubble Badge Workshop

Join us for FabLab Devon Summer Reading Challenge workshops inspired by Mischief Makers. Fun and exciting workshop for children aged 8+. Learn how to design a 3D speech bubble badge using 3D design software. When you are finished send your design over to the 3D printer to be printed. Please note there may not be time to print out everyone's designs, so these will need to be collected from the library at an arranged date.
Date: 20 augusti 2018
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Join us for FabLab Devon Summer Reading Challenge workshops inspired by Mischief Makers. Fun and exciting workshop for children aged 8+. Learn how to design a 3D speech bubble badge using 3D design software. When you are finished send your design over to the 3D printer to be printed. Please note there may not be time to print out everyone's designs, so these will need to be collected from the library at an arranged date.
Audience: Child
Cost: £7.50
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

Fab-Lab Slogan T Shirt Workshop

Join us for FabLab Devon Summer Reading Challenge workshops inspired by Mischief Makers. Fun and exciting workshop for children aged 8+. Learn how to design a slogan using 2D design software. When you are finished send your design over to the vinyl cutter to be cut out and then take home to iron on to your t-shirt.. Please note t-shirts are not provided, please bring your own t-shirt for this workshop.
Date: 20 augusti 2018
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Join us for FabLab Devon Summer Reading Challenge workshops inspired by Mischief Makers. Fun and exciting workshop for children aged 8+. Learn how to design a slogan using 2D design software. When you are finished send your design over to the vinyl cutter to be cut out and then take home to iron on to your t-shirt.. Please note t-shirts are not provided, please bring your own t-shirt for this workshop.
Audience: Child
Cost: £7.50
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

Knit and Mix

Come and join our social knitting group. Beginners or more experienced knitters welcome. Tea and coffee for a small donation.
Date: 20 augusti 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, donations welcome
Theme:

Amy Winfield-Talk & Storyboard Workshop

Author A. C. Winfield-Talk & Storyboard Workshop- Free, but booking essential at the library. Places limited. Suitable for ages 6+. Book your place at the library Booking essential to avoid disappointment.
Date: 21 augusti 2018
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Author A. C. Winfield-Talk & Storyboard Workshop- Free, but booking essential at the library. Places limited. Suitable for ages 6+. Book your place at the library Booking essential to avoid disappointment.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

How to Use COBRA, The Complete Online Business Reference Advisor

Starting a business? Don't struggle on your own! Thousands of small business fact-sheets, guides and sector-specific reports at your fingertips using Cobra, an online business resource. Let us show you how to find them! This workshop will show you how to get make the most of COBRA the Complete Online Business Reference Advisor resource which is free to access with a Devon Libraries membership card. Register here: https://bit.ly/2ADlnTp
Date: 21 augusti 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Starting a business? Don't struggle on your own! Thousands of small business fact-sheets, guides and sector-specific reports at your fingertips using Cobra, an online business resource. Let us show you how to find them! This workshop will show you how to get make the most of COBRA the Complete Online Business Reference Advisor resource which is free to access with a Devon Libraries membership card. Register here: https://bit.ly/2ADlnTp
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

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: 23 augusti 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
Theme:

The Magic Garden with Boo to a Goose Theatre

Magic Garden with Boo to a Goose Theatre. Beautiful music and stunning visuals; children water flowers, meet the animals and participate in a teddy bear's picnic. (Bring your Teddy along) Tickets £3 per child 6 months and upwards, available from the library. Suitable for Under 5s and their grown ups.
Date: 23 augusti 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Description: Magic Garden with Boo to a Goose Theatre. Beautiful music and stunning visuals; children water flowers, meet the animals and participate in a teddy bear's picnic. (Bring your Teddy along) Tickets £3 per child 6 months and upwards, available from the library. Suitable for Under 5s and their grown ups.
Audience: All
Cost: £3.00
Theme:

North Devon Literacy Hub

A support and friendship group for families and children who have reading writing and spelling difficulties.
Date: 25 augusti 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
Theme:

Poetry Corner

A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Date: 25 augusti 2018
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
Date: 05 september 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:

Toddler Time

Stories, songs and crafts for children aged 2 and over.
Date: 06 september 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Stories, songs and crafts for children aged 2 and over.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
Date: 07 september 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:

Code Club

Take part in exciting projects that show you how to program. Term time only. Children aged 9 - 13 years.
Date: 10 september 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
Theme:

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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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