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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

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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:

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:

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:

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:

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: 20 July 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.
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:

Summer Reading Challenge finisher's Party

Finish the summer reading challenge to be in with a chane of attending the finishers party, places limited, crafts, games nibbles and much more.
Date: 30 August 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Finish the summer reading challenge to be in with a chane of attending the finishers party, places limited, crafts, games nibbles and much more.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Summer Reading challenge: Space Chase

Summer Reading Challenge Finishers’ Party

Finish the summer reading challenge to be in with a chane of attending the finishers party, places limited, crafts, games nibbles and much more.
Date: 30 August 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Finish the summer reading challenge to be in with a chane of attending the finishers party, places limited, crafts, games nibbles and much more.
Audience: Child
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


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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