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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

New 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 favorite game or choose from our selection as you enjoy a hot drink. No need to book, just drop by! Library Foyer.
Date: 18 June 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: New 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 favorite 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
Theme:

Introduction to the BIPC

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! during the times above there are two sessions available Please book here: https://bit.ly/2OxEKR3
Date: 18 June 2019
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
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! during the times above there are two sessions available Please book here: https://bit.ly/2OxEKR3
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: 19 June 2019
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:

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: 19 June 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
Theme:

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: 19 June 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
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
Theme:

Introduction to the BIPC

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! during the times above there are two sessions available Please book here: https://bit.ly/2OxEKR3
Date: 20 June 2019
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
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! during the times above there are two sessions available Please book here: https://bit.ly/2OxEKR3
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Toddler Time

Stories, songs and crafts for children aged 2 and over.
Date: 20 June 2019
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: 21 June 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
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: 22 June 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
Theme:

Poetry Corner

A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Date: 22 June 2019
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 June 2019
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: 24 June 2019
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Description: Stories, movement and dance for under 5s
Audience: Under 5
Cost: £1.00
Theme:

Knit and Mix

Come and join our social knitting group. Beginners or more experienced knitters welcome. Tea and coffee for a small donation.
Date: 24 June 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
Theme:

Barnstaple Work Club

Free, friendly, independent drop-in service. Job search, support with CVs and job applications, IT courses, support and email account set up.
Date: 25 June 2019
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Description: Free, friendly, independent drop-in service. Job search, support with CVs and job applications, IT courses, support and email account set up.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

3D Printed Astronaut Bust

We will be using our 3D scanner to scan your head. This will then be put into an astronaut's space suit before being 3D printed. Love space or have you ever wanted to know what you would look like as an astronaut? Then book onto this workshop, not only will you get an amazing 3D printed object you will see the 3D printer in action! The session will run from 2pm until 3pm and again at 4pm until 5pm. For Ages 8+ Please be aware that your models will be ready for collection the next week. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 26th of June. Book here https://bit.ly/2EgmOGA
Date: 27 June 2019
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Description: We will be using our 3D scanner to scan your head. This will then be put into an astronaut's space suit before being 3D printed. Love space or have you ever wanted to know what you would look like as an astronaut? Then book onto this workshop, not only will you get an amazing 3D printed object you will see the 3D printer in action! The session will run from 2pm until 3pm and again at 4pm until 5pm. For Ages 8+ Please be aware that your models will be ready for collection the next week. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 26th of June. Book here https://bit.ly/2EgmOGA
Audience: Child
Cost: £7.50
Theme:

3D Printed Astronaut Bust

We will be using our 3D scanner to scan your head. This will then be put into an astronaut's space suit before being 3D printed. Love space or have you ever wanted to know what you would look like as an astronaut? Then book onto this workshop, not only will you get an amazing 3D printed object you will see the 3D printer in action! The session will run from 2pm until 3pm and again at 4pm until 5pm. For Ages 8+ Please be aware that your models will be ready for collection the next week. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 26th of June. Book here https://bit.ly/2EgmOGA
Date: 27 June 2019
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Description: We will be using our 3D scanner to scan your head. This will then be put into an astronaut's space suit before being 3D printed. Love space or have you ever wanted to know what you would look like as an astronaut? Then book onto this workshop, not only will you get an amazing 3D printed object you will see the 3D printer in action! The session will run from 2pm until 3pm and again at 4pm until 5pm. For Ages 8+ Please be aware that your models will be ready for collection the next week. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 26th of June. Book here https://bit.ly/2EgmOGA
Audience: Child
Cost: £7.50
Theme:

Bookstart Corner

Parents and carers can build up their confidence reading with their children, sharing stories and rhymes and make it an enjoyable part of every day. Free goodies to take away. Books, rhymes, puppets and mark making. This is a free event over two weeks, booking is essential and you should attend both sessions.
Date: 01 July 2019
Time: 13:30 - 14:00
Description: Parents and carers can build up their confidence reading with their children, sharing stories and rhymes and make it an enjoyable part of every day. Free goodies to take away. Books, rhymes, puppets and mark making. This is a free event over two weeks, booking is essential and you should attend both sessions.
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: 06 July 2019
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:

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: 09 July 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
Theme:

Summer Reading Challenge launch

Just drop by for lots of fun & join the Summer Reading Challenge.
Date: 13 July 2019
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Description: Just drop by for lots of fun & join the Summer Reading Challenge.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge : Space Chase

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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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