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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

Barnstaple Library Events Barnstaple Library Events

Content with Events Books and Poetry .

Writing Group: Writing for Children

If you write for children come along to our group where we will support one another's writing and share information.
Date: 18 January 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: 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:

Book Lovers at Barnstaple Library

Book yourself a bookish treat! An hour long reading lovers appointment with one of our Barnstaple Library team. Over a drink and some cake enjoy informally discussing your reading loves and come away with a tailored list of recommendations. The £20 price includes a book bag, refreshments and goodies. Book your appointment via eventbrite on https://booklovers-barnstaplelibrary.eventbrite.co.uk or if you would like assistance to book please ask a member of staff.
Date: 23 January 2020
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Description: Book yourself a bookish treat! An hour long reading lovers appointment with one of our Barnstaple Library team. Over a drink and some cake enjoy informally discussing your reading loves and come away with a tailored list of recommendations. The £20 price includes a book bag, refreshments and goodies. Book your appointment via eventbrite on https://booklovers-barnstaplelibrary.eventbrite.co.uk or if you would like assistance to book please ask a member of staff.
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
Theme: Active Life : Active Mind

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Interactive Storytelling Come and join in this fun session with real fruit and Code-A-Pillars. Suitable for under 5s and their grown-ups. Tickets £2 from the library.
Date: 29 January 2020
Time: 11:15 - 12:00
Description: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Interactive Storytelling Come and join in this fun session with real fruit and Code-A-Pillars. Suitable for under 5s and their grown-ups. Tickets £2 from the library.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: £2.00
Theme:

Poetry Corner

A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Date: 01 February 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

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: 01 February 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
Theme:

Audio Book Group

For anyone who likes to listen to audio books. An informal group to chat about the books you've enjoyed.
Date: 06 February 2020
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: For anyone who likes to listen to audio books. An informal group to chat about the books you've enjoyed.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Celebrate Harry Potter Book Night 2020 with us!

Witches, wizards and muggles are invited to come along for an evening of games, magical crafts and other activities. Suitable for over 7s. Dress code: wizarding robes or fancy dress. FREE event—places must be booked in advance at the library.
Date: 06 February 2020
Time: 16:00 - 17:30
Description: Witches, wizards and muggles are invited to come along for an evening of games, magical crafts and other activities. Suitable for over 7s. Dress code: wizarding robes or fancy dress. FREE event—places must be booked in advance at the library.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Jane Austen

Jane Austen, Her life, work and money. A talk by Jonathan Edmunds. Booking essential as places are limited.Tickets £3 including refreshments. To find out more and book, drop by the library, call 01271 318780 or email barnstaple.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 13 February 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Description: Jane Austen, Her life, work and money. A talk by Jonathan Edmunds. Booking essential as places are limited.Tickets £3 including refreshments. To find out more and book, drop by the library, call 01271 318780 or email barnstaple.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: Adult
Cost: £3.00
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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