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***PHASED REOPENING OF LIBRARIES***

We are planning a phased reopening of our libraries from w/c 6th July. Find out more by following this link - Phased reopening of Devon Libraries.

No fines will apply during the period of closure, and until we reopen, the option to reserve items online has been disabled. Current loan(s) have now been extended to 31st August 2020.

 

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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 16 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

Knit and Mix

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. Come and join our social knitting group. Beginners or more experienced knitters welcome. Tea and coffee for a small donation.
Date: 05 September 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. 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:

Library Lego Builders

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. Build a Lego creation to display in the library. We will choose a different theme each week for you to create your masterpiece.
Date: 05 September 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. 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:

Barnstaple Work Club

Note this is a provisional date, please check back nearer the time. Free, friendly, independent drop in service. Job search, support with CVs and job applications> IT courses, support and email account set up.
Date: 08 September 2020
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check back nearer the time. 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:

Sing-Along-A-Library

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. 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: 08 September 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. 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:

Mindfulness

Note this is a provisional date, please check back nearer the time. Our taster in January was so popular that we are offering weekly Mindfulness Meditation sessions with Sue Keane from The Boost. Bring focus and clarity to your life and improve your sense of well-being. £4 per session. Payable at time of booking. Please book at the library.
Date: 15 September 2020
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check back nearer the time. Our taster in January was so popular that we are offering weekly Mindfulness Meditation sessions with Sue Keane from The Boost. Bring focus and clarity to your life and improve your sense of well-being. £4 per session. Payable at time of booking. Please book at the library.
Audience: All
Cost: £4.00
Theme:

BFGs Coffee Morning

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. 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: 19 September 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. 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: Free
Theme:

Children’s Drop in Crafts Saturday

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. Come and have fun with our monthly craft session. A different set of craft activities every month.
Date: 19 September 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. Come and have fun with our monthly craft session. A different set of craft activities every month.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Writing Group: Writing for Children

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. If you write for children come along to our group where we will support one another's writing and share information.
Date: 19 September 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. If you write for children come along to our group where we will support one another's writing and share information.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

North Devon Literacy Hub

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. A support and friendship group for families and children who have reading writing and spelling difficulties
Date: 26 September 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. A support and friendship group for families and children who have reading writing and spelling difficulties
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Poetry Corner

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Date: 26 September 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Scrabble Saturday 2

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group everyone welcome.
Date: 26 September 2020
Time: 13:00 - 16:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group everyone welcome.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Lloyds Bank Digital KnowHow: Facebook & Instagram

Lloyds Banking Group in partnership with Business & IP Centre Devon, Libraries Unlimited, North Devon Council and Heart of South West Digital Skills Partnership are proud to host an event centred on driving digital excellence and improving the skills of businesses and charities across the UK. Experts from our partners at Spin & Sway will enable people like you to develop the confidence and skills you need to thrive in today's digital economy. Attendees can learn the tips and tricks from industry leaders on how to grow your audience using Facebook and Instagram advertising. This FREE workshop is a great introduction for small organisations to social media, advertising and campaigns. What we will cover: Facebook Ads and using Ads Manager How to set up simple but effective ads for a targeted audience Tracking the performance of your ads This is an interactive workshop so please bring along your tablets and laptops and look to grow your digital skills. Book here: https://bit.ly/2OjivPR or for more details please contact alisonledson@halifax.co.uk
Date: 08 October 2020
Time: 9:00 - 12:30
Description: Lloyds Banking Group in partnership with Business & IP Centre Devon, Libraries Unlimited, North Devon Council and Heart of South West Digital Skills Partnership are proud to host an event centred on driving digital excellence and improving the skills of businesses and charities across the UK. Experts from our partners at Spin & Sway will enable people like you to develop the confidence and skills you need to thrive in today's digital economy. Attendees can learn the tips and tricks from industry leaders on how to grow your audience using Facebook and Instagram advertising. This FREE workshop is a great introduction for small organisations to social media, advertising and campaigns. What we will cover: Facebook Ads and using Ads Manager How to set up simple but effective ads for a targeted audience Tracking the performance of your ads This is an interactive workshop so please bring along your tablets and laptops and look to grow your digital skills. Book here: https://bit.ly/2OjivPR or for more details please contact alisonledson@halifax.co.uk
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Choose and Collect
(from 6th July):

This library is currently closed, however we are offering customers a 'Choose and Collect' service.

Please email or phone and you can collect them from the library entrance at a pre-arranged time.

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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