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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.

Barnstaple Library has a range of high-quality meeting rooms and spaces available for hire. If you're looking for a venue or meeting room at reasonable prices, click here to find out more.

Services

Barnstaple Library Events Barnstaple Library Events

Board Game Cafe

Weekly Board Game Café group. Bring a friend or make new ones at this informal, friendly, free, drop in session for board game enthusiasts. Bring your own favourite game or choose from our selection as you enjoy a hot drink. No need to book, just drop by! Library Foyer.
Date: 10 December 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Weekly Board Game Café group. Bring a friend or make new ones at this informal, friendly, free, drop in session for board game enthusiasts. Bring your own favourite game or choose from our selection as you enjoy a hot drink. No need to book, just drop by! Library Foyer.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Sing-Along-A-Library

For anyone who wants to sing for fun, we're not a choir so don't worry about being a good singer, just come along for a good sing song and a cuppa.
Date: 10 December 2019
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: For anyone who wants to sing for fun, we're not a choir so don't worry about being a good singer, just come along for a good sing song and a cuppa.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Bounce and Rhyme Wednesday

Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
Date: 11 December 2019
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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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: 11 December 2019
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

Free 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: 11 December 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Free 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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Around the World Storytime

Explore different parts of the world with stories, songs and crafts. With North Devon Sunrise. Suitable for age 2 and over.
Date: 12 December 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Explore different parts of the world with stories, songs and crafts. With North Devon Sunrise. Suitable for age 2 and over.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
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Stories Under the Christmas Tree

Come in your dressing gown and pyjamas if you wish. Don't forget your teddy! Refreshments supported by Barnstaple Library Friends Group
Date: 12 December 2019
Time: 16:00 - 17:30
Description: Come in your dressing gown and pyjamas if you wish. Don't forget your teddy! Refreshments supported by Barnstaple Library Friends Group
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Bounce and Rhyme Friday

Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
Date: 13 December 2019
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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Fab Lab 3D Printed Snowman

Design a snowman. Add a hat, scarf, buttons or carrot and then have it 3D printed. We can also add a loop at the top of your design so that you can hang it up and show to your family. Please collect your snowmen later that week. £5.50 Ages 6-12. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 13th of December. To book copy and past this link into your browser: https://bit.ly/2RrATbC
Date: 14 December 2019
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Description: Design a snowman. Add a hat, scarf, buttons or carrot and then have it 3D printed. We can also add a loop at the top of your design so that you can hang it up and show to your family. Please collect your snowmen later that week. £5.50 Ages 6-12. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 13th of December. To book copy and past this link into your browser: https://bit.ly/2RrATbC
Audience: Child
Cost: £5.50
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Fab Lab Paint a 3D Printed Elf

The FabLab will have some 3D printed articulated elf models that everyone can paint and decorate. These moving elf models will be an adorable addition to any shelf in December. Paint them however you like. Extra time has been allowed for drying but feel free to pick your models up later in the week. A coat of sealant will be placed on any models left to dry in the lab. £7.50 Ages 4-10. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 10th of December. To book copy and past this link into your browser: https://bit.ly/2rbGyrV
Date: 14 December 2019
Time: 13:15 - 14:45
Description: The FabLab will have some 3D printed articulated elf models that everyone can paint and decorate. These moving elf models will be an adorable addition to any shelf in December. Paint them however you like. Extra time has been allowed for drying but feel free to pick your models up later in the week. A coat of sealant will be placed on any models left to dry in the lab. £7.50 Ages 4-10. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 10th of December. To book copy and past this link into your browser: https://bit.ly/2rbGyrV
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
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Fab Lab Tree Decorations

Customise your own Perspex or wooden tree decoration. You could put your name on it, a silhouette of a pet, your favourite animal or winter item. You can make any shape and style of decoration you wish, all in time to decorate your house or tree. £7.50 Ages 6-16. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 13th of December. To book copy and paste this link into your browser: https://bit.ly/2OXUNcA
Date: 14 December 2019
Time: 11:30 - 13:00
Description: Customise your own Perspex or wooden tree decoration. You could put your name on it, a silhouette of a pet, your favourite animal or winter item. You can make any shape and style of decoration you wish, all in time to decorate your house or tree. £7.50 Ages 6-16. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 13th of December. To book copy and paste this link into your browser: https://bit.ly/2OXUNcA
Audience: All
Cost: £7.50
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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: 14 December 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
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: 14 December 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Get together and share ideas with other enthusiasts. All welcome
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Scrabble Saturday 1

A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group everyone welcome.
Date: 14 December 2019
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

Stories, movement and dance for under 5s
Date: 16 December 2019
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Description: Stories, movement and dance for under 5s
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
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Fab Lab Laser Cut Ornament

Customise your own winter ornament to hang up around the home. You could make something in honour of an anniversary, new baby or first Christmas together. Anything that might make a special tree or fireplace decoration. £7.50 Adults. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 13th of December. To book copy and paste this link into your browser: https://bit.ly/2s2WdJQ
Date: 16 December 2019
Time: 16:45 - 18:00
Description: Customise your own winter ornament to hang up around the home. You could make something in honour of an anniversary, new baby or first Christmas together. Anything that might make a special tree or fireplace decoration. £7.50 Adults. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 13th of December. To book copy and paste this link into your browser: https://bit.ly/2s2WdJQ
Audience: Adult
Cost: £7.50
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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: 16 December 2019
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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Make a bauble Christmas Crafts-Barnstaple Library

Join us each morning in the run up to the big day to make crafty festive paper decorations for our tree in the children's library. Suitable for all ages. Donations appreciated to help cover costs.
Date: 16 December 2019
Time: 16:30 - 17:30
Description: Join us each morning in the run up to the big day to make crafty festive paper decorations for our tree in the children's library. Suitable for all ages. Donations appreciated to help cover costs.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free, donations welcome
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Fab Lab Laser Engraved Lino Stamp

Design your own stamp or two and have them engraved into Lino. This can then be put onto a wooden block to make your own stamp. You could make some beautiful filigree or your own signature. How about something for your business? £10 Adults. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 11th of December. To book copy and paste this link into your browser: https://bit.ly/2Ltzlu2
Date: 17 December 2019
Time: 11:30 - 13:00
Description: Design your own stamp or two and have them engraved into Lino. This can then be put onto a wooden block to make your own stamp. You could make some beautiful filigree or your own signature. How about something for your business? £10 Adults. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 11th of December. To book copy and paste this link into your browser: https://bit.ly/2Ltzlu2
Audience: Adult
Cost: £10.00
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Fab Lab Laser Cut Wreath Decorations

You will be creating one or two designs which will then be laser cut to make 4 small 5cm by 5cm decorations. These can then be used to decorate a wreath, wreaths are not provided, feel free to use your creations for many winter purposes. £5.50 Adults. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 18th of December. To book please copy and paste this link into your browser : https://bit.ly/2sRRxal
Date: 19 December 2019
Time: 17:00 - 18:00
Description: You will be creating one or two designs which will then be laser cut to make 4 small 5cm by 5cm decorations. These can then be used to decorate a wreath, wreaths are not provided, feel free to use your creations for many winter purposes. £5.50 Adults. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 18th of December. To book please copy and paste this link into your browser : https://bit.ly/2sRRxal
Audience: Adult
Cost: £5.50
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Contact us:

Jude Jeal

Email: Barnstaple Library
Tel: 01271 318780

Find us:

Barnstaple Library
Tuly Street
Barnstaple
Devon
EX31 1EL

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