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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

Content with Events Crafts and Making .

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: 18 July 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, donations welcome
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: 19 July 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
Theme:

Children's Crafts Drop-in

Come and have fun with our monthly craft session. A different set of craft activities every month.
Date: 21 July 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
Theme:

Knit and Mix

14:00 - 16:00 Come and join our social knitting group. Beginners or more experienced knitters welcome. Tea and coffee for a small donation.
Date: 23 July 2018
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: 14:00 - 16:00 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:

Little Story Makers: WOW Scrapstore

Come and make some crafts inspired by storytelling using clean waste donated by local businesses and individuals. Pre- school children.
Date: 24 July 2018
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Come and make some crafts inspired by storytelling using clean waste donated by local businesses and individuals. Pre- school children.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: £1.00
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: 25 July 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, donations welcome
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: 26 July 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
Theme:

Mischievous Crafts Drop-in

Drop in craft event. Join in some mischievous crafty fun. Bring a small container to decorate. Free. Suitable for all ages.
Date: 26 July 2018
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Drop in craft event. Join in some mischievous crafty fun. Bring a small container to decorate. Free. Suitable for all ages.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

3D Printed Speech Bubble Badge Workshop

Join us for FabLab Devon Summer Reading Challenge workshops inspired by Mischief Makers. Fun and exciting workshop for children aged 8+. Learn how to design a 3D speech bubble badge using 3D design software. When you are finished send your design over to the 3D printer to be printed. Please note there may not be time to print out everyone's designs, so these will need to be collected from the library at an arranged date.
Date: 14 August 2018
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Join us for FabLab Devon Summer Reading Challenge workshops inspired by Mischief Makers. Fun and exciting workshop for children aged 8+. Learn how to design a 3D speech bubble badge using 3D design software. When you are finished send your design over to the 3D printer to be printed. Please note there may not be time to print out everyone's designs, so these will need to be collected from the library at an arranged date.
Audience: Child
Cost: £7.50
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

Design a Beano Inspired Laser Cut Prop

Join us for FabLab Devon Summer Reading Challenge workshops inspired by Mischief Makers. Fun and exciting workshop for children aged 8+. Learn how to design a 2D Beano inspired prop using 2D design software. When you are finished send your design over to the laser cutter to be cut out of card.
Date: 14 August 2018
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Join us for FabLab Devon Summer Reading Challenge workshops inspired by Mischief Makers. Fun and exciting workshop for children aged 8+. Learn how to design a 2D Beano inspired prop using 2D design software. When you are finished send your design over to the laser cutter to be cut out of card.
Audience: Child
Cost: £7.50
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

3D Printed Speech Bubble Badge Workshop

Join us for FabLab Devon Summer Reading Challenge workshops inspired by Mischief Makers. Fun and exciting workshop for children aged 8+. Learn how to design a 3D speech bubble badge using 3D design software. When you are finished send your design over to the 3D printer to be printed. Please note there may not be time to print out everyone's designs, so these will need to be collected from the library at an arranged date.
Date: 20 August 2018
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Join us for FabLab Devon Summer Reading Challenge workshops inspired by Mischief Makers. Fun and exciting workshop for children aged 8+. Learn how to design a 3D speech bubble badge using 3D design software. When you are finished send your design over to the 3D printer to be printed. Please note there may not be time to print out everyone's designs, so these will need to be collected from the library at an arranged date.
Audience: Child
Cost: £7.50
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

Fab-Lab Slogan T Shirt Workshop

Join us for FabLab Devon Summer Reading Challenge workshops inspired by Mischief Makers. Fun and exciting workshop for children aged 8+. Learn how to design a slogan using 2D design software. When you are finished send your design over to the vinyl cutter to be cut out and then take home to iron on to your t-shirt.. Please note t-shirts are not provided, please bring your own t-shirt for this workshop.
Date: 20 August 2018
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Join us for FabLab Devon Summer Reading Challenge workshops inspired by Mischief Makers. Fun and exciting workshop for children aged 8+. Learn how to design a slogan using 2D design software. When you are finished send your design over to the vinyl cutter to be cut out and then take home to iron on to your t-shirt.. Please note t-shirts are not provided, please bring your own t-shirt for this workshop.
Audience: Child
Cost: £7.50
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

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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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