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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
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Boogie Books

Stories, movement and dance for under 5s
Date: 17 September 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Description: Stories, movement and dance for under 5s
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
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Knit and Mix

Come and join our social knitting group. Beginners or more experienced knitters welcome. Tea and coffee for a small donation.
Date: 17 September 2018
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, donations welcome
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
Date: 19 September 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:

Start -Up day

FREE workshops, refreshments and tasting session. Thinking of starting a business? Join a day of free events designed to help you turn your great idea into a reality. Meet like-minded people and talk to seasoned business experts. Workshops cover Data Protection and Privacy, Turning your Passion into a Flourishing Business, Riding the Curve - Achieving fast growth without losing control. There will be a buffet and networking at 6pm followed by Success Stories where two local businesses will be chatting about their experiences. As part of the evening they will be offering samples of their delicious cheeses and cider for you to try. Book tickets here: https://bit.ly/2Czm7VY
Date: 20 September 2018
Time: 14:30 - 20:00
Description: FREE workshops, refreshments and tasting session. Thinking of starting a business? Join a day of free events designed to help you turn your great idea into a reality. Meet like-minded people and talk to seasoned business experts. Workshops cover Data Protection and Privacy, Turning your Passion into a Flourishing Business, Riding the Curve - Achieving fast growth without losing control. There will be a buffet and networking at 6pm followed by Success Stories where two local businesses will be chatting about their experiences. As part of the evening they will be offering samples of their delicious cheeses and cider for you to try. Book tickets here: https://bit.ly/2Czm7VY
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Toddler Time

Stories, songs and crafts for children aged 2 and over.
Date: 20 September 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Stories, songs and crafts for children aged 2 and over.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
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Scrabble Saturday 2

A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group everyone welcome.
Date: 22 September 2018
Time: 13:00 - 16:00
Description: A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group everyone welcome.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Toddler Time

Stories, songs and crafts for children aged 2 and over. This week the session is a bit special as we have a representative from Usborne Books with us to tell stories from their books. There will also be books available to buy.
Date: 27 September 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Stories, songs and crafts for children aged 2 and over. This week the session is a bit special as we have a representative from Usborne Books with us to tell stories from their books. There will also be books available to buy.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
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Autumn Flowers : Flower Arranging

Barnstaple Floral Art Club are returning for another of their very popular Flower Arranging workshops. All flowers and materials will be supplied (please bring scissors if possible) and the ticket includes refreshments. You will make a lovely floral arrangement to take home. All tickets must be paid for in advance. Book at Barnstaple Library.
Date: 29 September 2018
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Barnstaple Floral Art Club are returning for another of their very popular Flower Arranging workshops. All flowers and materials will be supplied (please bring scissors if possible) and the ticket includes refreshments. You will make a lovely floral arrangement to take home. All tickets must be paid for in advance. Book at Barnstaple Library.
Audience: All
Cost: £7.50
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North Devon Literacy Hub

A support and friendship group for families and children who have reading writing and spelling difficulties.
Date: 29 September 2018
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Description: A support and friendship group for families and children who have reading writing and spelling difficulties.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Poetry Corner

A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Date: 29 September 2018
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Celebrating 30 Years of Archives in North Devon

Join us to celebrate archive and local studies services in North Devon. Discover what has been achieved. Find out how we provide care and access to the wonderful collections. Drop in during the afternoon or evening for a rolling programme of short talks, displays and tours behind the scenes.
Date: 02 October 2018
Time: 14:30 - 19:30
Description: Join us to celebrate archive and local studies services in North Devon. Discover what has been achieved. Find out how we provide care and access to the wonderful collections. Drop in during the afternoon or evening for a rolling programme of short talks, displays and tours behind the scenes.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Audio Book Group

For those who enjoy listening to and chatting about audio books.
Date: 04 October 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: For those who enjoy listening to and chatting about audio books.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Raspberry Pi Jam

Get together and share ideas with other enthusiasts. All welcome
Date: 06 October 2018
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 October 2018
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:

Libraries Week Big Book Quiz

Join us for this library themed quiz night to compete against teams from across Devon for a grand prize, teams of up to 5, £2 per person. Raffle on the night, local prizes to be won.
Date: 10 October 2018
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Description: Join us for this library themed quiz night to compete against teams from across Devon for a grand prize, teams of up to 5, £2 per person. Raffle on the night, local prizes to be won.
Audience: All
Cost: £2.00
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ExLibris: New York City Library Film Screening

Join us for a relaxed screening of this British Library supported event, with plenty of tea and cake.
Date: 11 October 2018
Time: 12:00 - 16:00
Description: Join us for a relaxed screening of this British Library supported event, with plenty of tea and cake.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Libraries... Everyone's Cup of Tea

A special cream tea coffee morning in partnership with Pathfields School and The Cream Tea Society. Join us for home made scones, cream and jam in support of libraries and everything they do.
Date: 12 October 2018
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: A special cream tea coffee morning in partnership with Pathfields School and The Cream Tea Society. Join us for home made scones, cream and jam in support of libraries and everything they do.
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:

Scrabble Saturday 1

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

Claire Barker - Author Talk and Book Signing

Get story-ready for Halloween. Come along and hear Claire Barker (author of the Knitbone Pepper Ghost Dog books) talk about her magical new series, Picklewitch and Jack.
Date: 23 October 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Description: Get story-ready for Halloween. Come along and hear Claire Barker (author of the Knitbone Pepper Ghost Dog books) talk about her magical new series, Picklewitch and Jack.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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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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