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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.

During the period of lockdown - No fines were applied, and any items on loan were extended to 31st August. As libraries reopen, we will revert to our normal terms and conditions for fines and fees.

 

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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

Colouring and Coffee

Note this is a provisional date, please check back nearer the time. 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: 13 January 2021
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check back nearer the time. 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
Theme:

Computer Assistance

Note this is a provisional date, please check back nearer the time. Free assistance with technology for those needing extra help. One to One sessions. To book please call 01271 318780 or come in to the library.
Date: 13 January 2021
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check back nearer the time. Free assistance with technology for those needing extra help. One to One sessions. To book please call 01271 318780 or come in to the library.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Wednesday Wanderers

Note this is a provisional date, please check back nearer the time. Are you aged 55 and over? Want to enjoy the outdoors more? Want to be a bit more active? Join us for a friendly walk exploring the walking routes around Barnstaple and over the 12 weeks maybe make some new friends too. Please share with friends and family! Programme funded by Connecting Actively to Nature with Active Devon. Suggested donation of £2 per session to help cover costs. To find out more and book your place via barnstaple.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk or on 01271 318780 or in person at the library.
Date: 13 January 2021
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check back nearer the time. Are you aged 55 and over? Want to enjoy the outdoors more? Want to be a bit more active? Join us for a friendly walk exploring the walking routes around Barnstaple and over the 12 weeks maybe make some new friends too. Please share with friends and family! Programme funded by Connecting Actively to Nature with Active Devon. Suggested donation of £2 per session to help cover costs. To find out more and book your place via barnstaple.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk or on 01271 318780 or in person at the library.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Toddler Time

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. Stories, songs and crafts for children aged 2 and over.
Date: 14 January 2021
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. Stories, songs and crafts for children aged 2 and over.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce & Rhyme

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
Date: 15 January 2021
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
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: 16 January 2021
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: 16 January 2021
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:

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: 16 January 2021
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:

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: 16 January 2021
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:

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: 19 January 2021
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:

Around the world Storytelling

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. Stories and crafts from around the world.Travelling without leaving Devon.
Date: 21 January 2021
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. Stories and crafts from around the world.Travelling without leaving Devon.
Audience: Under 5
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: 23 January 2021
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: 23 January 2021
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
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: 30 January 2021
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:

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Temporary opening hours

Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

 

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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