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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

Knit and Mix

Come and join our social knitting group. Beginners or more experienced knitters welcome. Tea and coffee for a small donation.
Date: 22 October 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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Claire Barker - Author Talk and Book Signing

Get story-ready for Halloween. Come along and hear Claire Barker (author of the Knitbone Pepper Ghost Dog books) talk about her magical new series, Picklewitch and Jack.
Date: 23 October 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Description: Get story-ready for Halloween. Come along and hear Claire Barker (author of the Knitbone Pepper Ghost Dog books) talk about her magical new series, Picklewitch and Jack.
Audience: All
Cost: £2.00
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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: 24 October 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: 24 October 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 New Day & Time!

Build a Lego creation to display in the library. We will choose a different theme each week for you to create your masterpiece.
Date: 27 October 2018
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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North Devon Literacy Hub

A support and friendship group for families and children who have reading writing and spelling difficulties.
Date: 27 October 2018
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
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: 27 October 2018
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Scrabble Saturday 2

A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group everyone welcome.
Date: 27 October 2018
Time: 13:00 - 16:00
Description: A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group everyone welcome.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Building a High Growth Business Model

Markets don’t stand still and neither should your business, which is why turning an idea into a commercial success is crucial. Launching a new product or service, streamlining a process, or looking for opportunities to grow is challenging. So how do you achieve this? Innovation is everywhere, from offering a new product to streamlining your services. Whether you need know-how to propel your company to the next stage, you need of capital to continue developing products, or you feel stuck in your own processes, you CAN find a solution. innovate2succeed can coach you and your business so you can continue your natural growing process – or accelerate it. We have designed a programme to stimulate growth through innovation, reduce risk and improve productivity – you will be ready, efficient and competitive! David Riddell will talk through the characteristics of high growth businesses and look at how innovation can play a part. David is the Project Manager for the innovate2succeed programme, helping businesses overcome barriers to innovation and develop business models that work. £5.00 Adults £2.50 Students Book here: https://devon.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e2eef4e5305f46c7368178616&id=f6caa574cf&e=7ae84ca15b
Date: 30 October 2018
Time: 16:00 - 17:30
Description: Markets don’t stand still and neither should your business, which is why turning an idea into a commercial success is crucial. Launching a new product or service, streamlining a process, or looking for opportunities to grow is challenging. So how do you achieve this? Innovation is everywhere, from offering a new product to streamlining your services. Whether you need know-how to propel your company to the next stage, you need of capital to continue developing products, or you feel stuck in your own processes, you CAN find a solution. innovate2succeed can coach you and your business so you can continue your natural growing process – or accelerate it. We have designed a programme to stimulate growth through innovation, reduce risk and improve productivity – you will be ready, efficient and competitive! David Riddell will talk through the characteristics of high growth businesses and look at how innovation can play a part. David is the Project Manager for the innovate2succeed programme, helping businesses overcome barriers to innovation and develop business models that work. £5.00 Adults £2.50 Students Book here: https://devon.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e2eef4e5305f46c7368178616&id=f6caa574cf&e=7ae84ca15b
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Bounce and Rhyme

Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
Date: 31 October 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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Audio Book Group

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

Stories, songs and crafts for children aged 2 and over.
Date: 01 November 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Stories, songs and crafts for children aged 2 and over.
Audience: All
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: 02 November 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
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 November 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 November 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Description: Stories, movement and dance for under 5s
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
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Scrabble Saturday 1

A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group everyone welcome.
Date: 10 November 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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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: 13 November 2018
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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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: 17 November 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: Please see event description
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Children’s Drop in Crafts Saturday

Come and have fun with our monthly craft session. A different set of craft activities every month.
Date: 17 November 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: Free, donations welcome
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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: 17 November 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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