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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

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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: 28 December 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: A support and friendship group for families and children who have reading writing and spelling difficulties
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Wednesday Wanderers group

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. Funded by Connecting Actively to Nature-Active Devon. Suggested donation of £2 per session to help cover costs. Book your place barnstaple.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk or on 01271 318780 or in person at the library.
Date: 15 January 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Description: 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. Funded by Connecting Actively to Nature-Active Devon. Suggested donation of £2 per session to help cover costs. Book your place barnstaple.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk or on 01271 318780 or in person at the library.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:

Bowen Technique Taster Sessions

Book a 1-2-1 taster with local qualified Bowen Technique practitioner Rosie Roome. This gentle and subtle treatment method can provide relief from pain and relieve the symptoms of a wide variety of conditions. Try it for yourself & use the £10 price as money off your next session. Book and pay at the library. A variety of appointment times available throughout the day.
Date: 21 January 2020
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Description: Book a 1-2-1 taster with local qualified Bowen Technique practitioner Rosie Roome. This gentle and subtle treatment method can provide relief from pain and relieve the symptoms of a wide variety of conditions. Try it for yourself & use the £10 price as money off your next session. Book and pay at the library. A variety of appointment times available throughout the day.
Audience: All
Cost: £10.00
Theme: Active Life : Active Mind

Stroll Down Memory Lane

Enjoy a stroll down memory lane at this friendly session to explore the library's reminiscence collection which includes a wide variety of items to stimulate memory and the senses. Refreshments provided for a donation. Free session. Everyone welcome.
Date: 24 January 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Enjoy a stroll down memory lane at this friendly session to explore the library's reminiscence collection which includes a wide variety of items to stimulate memory and the senses. Refreshments provided for a donation. Free session. Everyone welcome.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life : Active Mind

Mindfulness Meditation Session

Join Sue Keane from The Boost to learn more about Mindfulness Meditation & give it a try. Bring focus & clarity to your life and improve your sense of well-being. Tickets £2. Places limited, please book your place at the library.
Date: 28 January 2020
Time: 14:00 - 13:00
Description: Join Sue Keane from The Boost to learn more about Mindfulness Meditation & give it a try. Bring focus & clarity to your life and improve your sense of well-being. Tickets £2. Places limited, please book your place at the library.
Audience: All
Cost: £2.00
Theme: Active Life : Active Mind

Pamper session with Clarins

Have we got a treat for you! January pampering is back. The ladies from Clarins join us to provide interactive demos, beauty treatments and show makeup techniques and products during this lovely relaxed pampering session. Tickets £5 include interactive demos and treatments, refreshments and goodie bag to take away. Book your place at the library.
Date: 30 January 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Have we got a treat for you! January pampering is back. The ladies from Clarins join us to provide interactive demos, beauty treatments and show makeup techniques and products during this lovely relaxed pampering session. Tickets £5 include interactive demos and treatments, refreshments and goodie bag to take away. Book your place at the library.
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
Theme: Active Life : Active Mind

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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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