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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
Barnstaple Library Events Barnstaple Library Events

BFGs Coffee Morning and Plant Sale

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. This month, JUne 2018, they will also have a plant sale, so come and get something new for your garden at bargain prices.
Date: 16 June 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. This month, JUne 2018, they will also have a plant sale, so come and get something new for your garden at bargain prices.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Children's Crafts Drop-in

Come and have fun with our monthly craft session. A different set of craft activities every month.
Date: 16 June 2018
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Come and have fun with our monthly craft session. A different set of craft activities every month.
Audience: Child
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: 18 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
Theme:

Baby Bounce and Rhyme Wednesday

Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
Date: 20 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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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: 20 June 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: 20 June 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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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: 21 June 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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Toddler Time

Stories, songs and crafts for children aged 2 and over.
Date: 21 June 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Stories, songs and crafts for children aged 2 and over.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
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Baby Bounce and Rhyme Friday

Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
Date: 22 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
Theme:

Scrabble Saturday 2

A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group everyone welcome.
Date: 23 June 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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Writing Workshop

Rebecca Alexander, author of Crime, Fantasy and historical fiction, is running two writing workshops exploring creating interesting characters and the essence of story. To book or for more information enquire in the library.
Date: 23 June 2018
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Description: Rebecca Alexander, author of Crime, Fantasy and historical fiction, is running two writing workshops exploring creating interesting characters and the essence of story. To book or for more information enquire in the library.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

A 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/2GfpzX2
Date: 26 June 2018
Time: 14:45 - 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/2GfpzX2
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
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/2GfpzX2
Date: 26 June 2018
Time: 14:15 - 14:45
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/2GfpzX2
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:

Cyber Crime Awareness for your Business

Cyber Crime Awareness for your Business. The aim of the session is to provide an overview of cyber-crime threats at both a local and national level as well as tips on how to keep yourself and your business safe. Laura Cowie is the Cyber Protect Officer for Devon & Cornwall Police. £5.00 - £2.50
Date: 26 June 2018
Time: 16:30 - 17:30
Description: Cyber Crime Awareness for your Business. The aim of the session is to provide an overview of cyber-crime threats at both a local and national level as well as tips on how to keep yourself and your business safe. Laura Cowie is the Cyber Protect Officer for Devon & Cornwall Police. £5.00 - £2.50
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:

Introduction to the Business and IP Centre

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 your tickets here: Bit.ly/DevonBIPCEvents
Date: 28 June 2018
Time: 14:15 - 14:45
Description: 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 your tickets here: Bit.ly/DevonBIPCEvents
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:

Introduction to the Business and IP Centre

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 your tickets here: Bit.ly/DevonBIPCEvents
Date: 28 June 2018
Time: 14:45 - 15:15
Description: 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 your tickets here: Bit.ly/DevonBIPCEvents
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
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: 07 July 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:

BFGs Library Quiz

The Barnstaple Friends Group are holding another of their popular Quiz nights. Fun quiz and a raffle with wine and nibbles.
Date: 11 July 2018
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Description: The Barnstaple Friends Group are holding another of their popular Quiz nights. Fun quiz and a raffle with wine and nibbles.
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
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BFGs Quiz

The Barnstaple Friends Group are having anaother of their popular quiz evenings. Fun quiz and raffle with wine and nibbles included. Teams of up to 6, come along if you don't have a team and we'll find one for you to join. £5 per person.
Date: 11 July 2018
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Description: The Barnstaple Friends Group are having anaother of their popular quiz evenings. Fun quiz and raffle with wine and nibbles included. Teams of up to 6, come along if you don't have a team and we'll find one for you to join. £5 per person.
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
Theme:

Writing Group: Writing for Children

If you write for children come along to our group where we will support one another's writing and share information.
Date: 21 July 2018
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: If you write for children come along to our group where we will support one another's writing and share information.
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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