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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

Poetry Corner

A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Date: 29 February 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Storytime with Mama G

Join panto dame Mama G and listen to stories about being who you want to be. funded by the Friends of Barnstaple Library.
Date: 02 March 2020
Time: 16:30 - 17:30
Description: Join panto dame Mama G and listen to stories about being who you want to be. funded by the Friends of Barnstaple Library.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
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Mindfulness

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: 03 March 2020
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Description: 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
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Treasures of the Stack

Celebrate World Book Day 2020 with a behind-the-scenes tour of the stack and access to some hidden treasures. Time included to browse and borrow. Tickets £6 booked in advance at the library.
Date: 05 March 2020
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Celebrate World Book Day 2020 with a behind-the-scenes tour of the stack and access to some hidden treasures. Time included to browse and borrow. Tickets £6 booked in advance at the library.
Audience: All
Cost: £6.00
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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: 07 March 2020
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
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Bookstart Corner

Parents and carers can build their confidence reading with their children, sharing stories and rhymes and make an enjoyable part of every day. Free goodies to take away. Books, rhymes, puppets and mark making. Free booking essential. This is a two part course, attendance at both is advised.
Date: 09 March 2020
Time: 13:30 - 14:30
Description: Parents and carers can build their confidence reading with their children, sharing stories and rhymes and make an enjoyable part of every day. Free goodies to take away. Books, rhymes, puppets and mark making. Free booking essential. This is a two part course, attendance at both is advised.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Sing-Along-A-Library

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: 10 March 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: 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:

Bookstart Corner

Parents and carers can build up their confidence reading with their children, sharing stories and rhymes and making it an enjoyable part of every day. Free goodies to take away, books, rhymes puppets and mark making. Free, booking is essential participants should attend both sessions.
Date: 16 March 2020
Time: 13:30 - 14:30
Description: Parents and carers can build up their confidence reading with their children, sharing stories and rhymes and making it an enjoyable part of every day. Free goodies to take away, books, rhymes puppets and mark making. Free, booking is essential participants should attend both sessions.
Audience: All
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.
Date: 21 March 2020
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: Free
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Lloyds Bank Digital KnowHow Workshop: Facebook & Instagram advertising

Lloyds Banking Group in partnership with Spin & Sway, the BIPC Devon, Libraries Unlimited, N D Council & Heart of South West Digital Skills Partnership are proud to host this event. Learn tips and tricks from industry leaders on how to grow your audience using Facebook & Instagram advertising. For more information contact alisonledson@halifax.co.uk to book follow the link below: https://bit.ly/2GQtBb6
Date: 25 March 2020
Time: 9:00 - 12:30
Description: Lloyds Banking Group in partnership with Spin & Sway, the BIPC Devon, Libraries Unlimited, N D Council & Heart of South West Digital Skills Partnership are proud to host this event. Learn tips and tricks from industry leaders on how to grow your audience using Facebook & Instagram advertising. For more information contact alisonledson@halifax.co.uk to book follow the link below: https://bit.ly/2GQtBb6
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


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Contact us:

Jude Jeal

Email: Barnstaple Library
Tel: 01271 318780

Find us:

Barnstaple Library
Tuly Street
Barnstaple
Devon
EX31 1EL

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