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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

Easter Egg Hunt

come and find all the hidden Easter Egg pictures for your chance to win an Easter egg.
Date: 06 April 2019
Time: 9:00 - 18:00
Description: come and find all the hidden Easter Egg pictures for your chance to win an Easter egg.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Raspberry Pi Jam

Get together and share ideas with other enthusiasts. All welcome
Date: 06 April 2019
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Description: Get together and share ideas with other enthusiasts. All welcome
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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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 April 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:

Drop-in Springtime Crafts

Come and make some spring themed crafts. Drop in during the times shown.
Date: 09 April 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Come and make some spring themed crafts. Drop in during the times shown.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
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Open Access Puzzle Paint and Decorate

Come along to this open access session at the FabLab Barnstaple. We will have wooden puzzle pieces that you can paint and doodle straight onto. These will then come together to create a colourful collage of your amazing art. This event is for all ages and is Free! So why not? As this is an open access event you can drop by on the day between 10am and 1pm. If you do book it would help us get an idea of demand and numbers. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fablab-barnstaple-paint-and-decorate-puzzle-pieces-tickets-57790515989
Date: 09 April 2019
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Description: Come along to this open access session at the FabLab Barnstaple. We will have wooden puzzle pieces that you can paint and doodle straight onto. These will then come together to create a colourful collage of your amazing art. This event is for all ages and is Free! So why not? As this is an open access event you can drop by on the day between 10am and 1pm. If you do book it would help us get an idea of demand and numbers. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fablab-barnstaple-paint-and-decorate-puzzle-pieces-tickets-57790515989
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
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Fablab Brainstorm Session

Youth Sessions for young people aged 14 - 18. These sessions will end with either an exhibition, or a particaptory event, or something else Join in and help decide.This session is for ideas, so bring yours.
Date: 11 April 2019
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Description: Youth Sessions for young people aged 14 - 18. These sessions will end with either an exhibition, or a particaptory event, or something else Join in and help decide.This session is for ideas, so bring yours.
Audience: Teen
Cost: Free
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Nature Tales

Family friendly, interactive fun - linking libraries with the great outdoors. Nature Tales trail will be set up for you to enjoy between 10 & 4pm. Ask a member of staff for your map & nature spotting board. Please note: This event takes place on Castle Green. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied at all times.
Date: 11 April 2019
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Description: Family friendly, interactive fun - linking libraries with the great outdoors. Nature Tales trail will be set up for you to enjoy between 10 & 4pm. Ask a member of staff for your map & nature spotting board. Please note: This event takes place on Castle Green. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied at all times.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Fablab: Spring Vinyl Stickers

In this workshop we will be creating some springtime stickers that can be taken home and used to decorate. You could decorate your eggs or cards the possibilities are endless. If you aren't excited by Spring but would like to create some stickers come along and we'll make something unique. Ages 7-14 are welcome. There will be limited spaces so book soon. For ages 7 - 14 Please note that ticket sales will end at 12pm the working day before the event. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fablab-barnstaple-springtime-vinyl-stickers-tickets-57799701463
Date: 12 April 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: In this workshop we will be creating some springtime stickers that can be taken home and used to decorate. You could decorate your eggs or cards the possibilities are endless. If you aren't excited by Spring but would like to create some stickers come along and we'll make something unique. Ages 7-14 are welcome. There will be limited spaces so book soon. For ages 7 - 14 Please note that ticket sales will end at 12pm the working day before the event. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fablab-barnstaple-springtime-vinyl-stickers-tickets-57799701463
Audience: Child
Cost: £5.50
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Pop-up Sensory room with Sense Abilities

Pop-up Sensory room with Sense Abilities. Autism friendly Library session. A range of sensory equipment will be available to explore and interact with. Please book your session at the library.
Date: 12 April 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Description: Pop-up Sensory room with Sense Abilities. Autism friendly Library session. A range of sensory equipment will be available to explore and interact with. Please book your session at the library.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Flower Arranging: Easter Basket Workshop for Children

Have fun making a lovely Easter Flower Basket together Age 6+ accompanied by an adult. £5.00 per flower basket to include, basket, flowers and refreshments. Please book tickets in advance from the Library.
Date: 13 April 2019
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Description: Have fun making a lovely Easter Flower Basket together Age 6+ accompanied by an adult. £5.00 per flower basket to include, basket, flowers and refreshments. Please book tickets in advance from the Library.
Audience: Child
Cost: £5.00
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Scrabble Saturday 1

A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group everyone welcome. No need to book just come along. Refreshments for a small donation.
Date: 13 April 2019
Time: 13:00 - 16:00
Description: A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group everyone welcome. No need to book just come along. Refreshments for a small donation.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Spring Flowers

With the help of the Barnstaple Floral Art Club, create a beautiful arrangement of spring flowers to take home with you. Cost includes flowers and refreshments. Please purchase tickets in advance at the Library. You will need to bring a 10”-12” plate or tray, 3 eggs (chocolate or hard boiled or cloth etc. and scissors)
Date: 13 April 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: With the help of the Barnstaple Floral Art Club, create a beautiful arrangement of spring flowers to take home with you. Cost includes flowers and refreshments. Please purchase tickets in advance at the Library. You will need to bring a 10”-12” plate or tray, 3 eggs (chocolate or hard boiled or cloth etc. and scissors)
Audience: Adult
Cost: £8.00
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Fablab 3D Printed Animal

Ever wanted to design your own creature? Or maybe you would like to create your own bunny friend. Well in this workshop you will be designing your own 3D animal which will be printed after the session and collected in your own time. This is a great workshop to dip your toe into the 3D designing pool. For Ages 8-18. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 12th of April.
Date: 15 April 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Ever wanted to design your own creature? Or maybe you would like to create your own bunny friend. Well in this workshop you will be designing your own 3D animal which will be printed after the session and collected in your own time. This is a great workshop to dip your toe into the 3D designing pool. For Ages 8-18. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 12th of April.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Laser Cut Spring Cards

Come design your own Spring Cards. Which will be cut or engraved with our Laser cutter. You will get some hands-on laser design experience and a personalised card. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/laser-cut-spring-cards-tickets-59103418917 Bookings onto the event will close at 12pm the previous working day. Designed for anyone over the age of 12. Bookings onto the event will close at 12pm the previous working day.
Date: 16 April 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Come design your own Spring Cards. Which will be cut or engraved with our Laser cutter. You will get some hands-on laser design experience and a personalised card. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/laser-cut-spring-cards-tickets-59103418917 Bookings onto the event will close at 12pm the previous working day. Designed for anyone over the age of 12. Bookings onto the event will close at 12pm the previous working day.
Audience: Teen
Cost: £7.50
Theme:

Nature Tales

Family friendly, interactive fun - linking libraries with the great outdoors. Nature Tales trail will be set up for you to enjoy between 10 & 4pm. Ask a member of staff for your map & nature spotting board. Please note: This event takes place on Castle Green. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied at all times.
Date: 16 April 2019
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Description: Family friendly, interactive fun - linking libraries with the great outdoors. Nature Tales trail will be set up for you to enjoy between 10 & 4pm. Ask a member of staff for your map & nature spotting board. Please note: This event takes place on Castle Green. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied at all times.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Drop-in Springtime Crafts

come along and make some spring themed crafts. Drop in during the hours shown
Date: 18 April 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: come along and make some spring themed crafts. Drop in during the hours shown
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Fablab: Laser Cut Spring Masks

Want to make some Spring themed Masks? In this session you will be designing your own paper masks to be laser cut in card. Feel like becoming a rabbit or a chicken? Or maybe you would rather be a dragon? Suitable for ages 10-16. There will be limited spaces so book soon. Bookings onto the event will close at 12pm the previous working day. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/laser-cut-springtime-masks-tickets-59105540262
Date: 18 April 2019
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Description: Want to make some Spring themed Masks? In this session you will be designing your own paper masks to be laser cut in card. Feel like becoming a rabbit or a chicken? Or maybe you would rather be a dragon? Suitable for ages 10-16. There will be limited spaces so book soon. Bookings onto the event will close at 12pm the previous working day. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/laser-cut-springtime-masks-tickets-59105540262
Audience: Teen
Cost: £5.50
Theme:

Fablab Creating Session

Fablab Youth Sessions for young people aged 14 - 18. this is the creative bit, where all those ideas come together to create the final outcome.
Date: 18 April 2019
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Description: Fablab Youth Sessions for young people aged 14 - 18. this is the creative bit, where all those ideas come together to create the final outcome.
Audience: Teen
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. Children's crafts also today.
Date: 20 April 2019
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. Children's crafts also today.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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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: 20 April 2019
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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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


For Barnstaple Local Studies opening hours click here

Contact us:

Jude Jeal

Email: Barnstaple Library
Tel: 01271 318780

Find us:

Barnstaple Library
Tuly Street
Barnstaple
Devon
EX31 1EL

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