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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

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: 08 December 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
Theme:

Scrabble Saturday 1

A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group everyone welcome.
Date: 08 December 2018
Time: 13:00 - 16:00
Description: A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group everyone welcome.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Boogie Books

Stories, movement and dance for under 5s
Date: 10 December 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Description: Stories, movement and dance for under 5s
Audience: Under 5
Cost: £1.00
Theme:

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: 11 December 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
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme (Wednesday)

Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
Date: 12 December 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:

Bounce and Rhyme

Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
Date: 14 December 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:

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: 15 December 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:

Children’s Drop in Crafts Saturday

Come and have fun with our monthly craft session. A different set of craft activities every month.
Date: 15 December 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
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: 15 December 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
Theme:

Poetry Corner

A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Date: 22 December 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: 22 December 2018
Time: 13:00 - 16:00
Description: A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group everyone welcome.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Raspberry Pi Jam

Get together and share ideas with other enthusiasts. All welcome
Date: 12 January 2019
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Description: Get together and share ideas with other enthusiasts. All welcome
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Brand new regular group! Board Game Café Every Tuesday

Bring a friend or make new ones at this informal, friendly, drop-in session for board game enthusiasts. Bring your own game or choose from our selection as you enjoy a hot drink. Free, No need to book. Donations welcomed towards refreshments. In the library foyer.
Date: 15 January 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Bring a friend or make new ones at this informal, friendly, drop-in session for board game enthusiasts. Bring your own game or choose from our selection as you enjoy a hot drink. Free, No need to book. Donations welcomed towards refreshments. In the library foyer.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

Morning Pamper session at the library

Morning pamper sessions at the library. With Liz Earle, Clarins and other beauty houses from Boots
Date: 15 January 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Morning pamper sessions at the library. With Liz Earle, Clarins and other beauty houses from Boots
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life - Active Mind

Morning Pamper sessions at the library

Treat yourself after the festive break to a luxurious pamper session. Find out more about skin care & well-being at these relaxed, drop-in sessions. Free, No need to book. Donations welcomed towards refreshments.
Date: 17 January 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Treat yourself after the festive break to a luxurious pamper session. Find out more about skin care & well-being at these relaxed, drop-in sessions. Free, No need to book. Donations welcomed towards refreshments.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

Emotional Sandwiches - Author & Workshop event

Looking for a different perspective on life? Join Sarah as she discusses her charming book & involves you in an inspiring workshop session to rethink emotional friends & foes. Free session but booking essential as places limited. Donations welcomed towards refreshments.
Date: 18 January 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Looking for a different perspective on life? Join Sarah as she discusses her charming book & involves you in an inspiring workshop session to rethink emotional friends & foes. Free session but booking essential as places limited. Donations welcomed towards refreshments.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life - Active mind

Mindfulness Meditation

Learn more about Mindfulness Meditation and give it a try with Sue Keene from The Boost. Bring focus and clarity to your life and improve your sense of well-being. Free session but booking essential as places limited. Book your place at the library.
Date: 21 January 2019
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Description: Learn more about Mindfulness Meditation and give it a try with Sue Keene from The Boost. Bring focus and clarity to your life and improve your sense of well-being. Free session but booking essential as places limited. Book your place at the library.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life - Active Mind

Chalk Paint Talk and Demo

Want to try something new? Join Jill Cobley from Source for the Goose & enjoy learning about easy & inspiring techniques for painting furniture with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Tickets include cake and tea. Book your place in advance at the library
Date: 22 January 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Want to try something new? Join Jill Cobley from Source for the Goose & enjoy learning about easy & inspiring techniques for painting furniture with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Tickets include cake and tea. Book your place in advance at the library
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

Yoga Taster Session

Relax into the weekend with this gentle yoga taster session with Aimee Hill, local qualified yoga teacher & massage therapist. Find out & experience for yourself the benefits of yoga. Please bring a mat if you have one & wear loose comfortable clothes. Places limited, please book your free place at the library.
Date: 25 January 2019
Time: 17:00 - 18:00
Description: Relax into the weekend with this gentle yoga taster session with Aimee Hill, local qualified yoga teacher & massage therapist. Find out & experience for yourself the benefits of yoga. Please bring a mat if you have one & wear loose comfortable clothes. Places limited, please book your free place at the library.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

North Devon Literacy Hub

A support and friendship group for families and children who have reading writing and spelling difficulties
Date: 26 January 2019
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
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


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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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