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Roadmap for reintroducing in-person library services. Find out more about our services from Monday 12th April. Services may differ per library. Learn more on our Covid-19 updates page.

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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

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Bounce and Rhyme Online
We've pooled the expertise of our teams from Devon and Torbay Libraries to bring you a varied programme of Bounce & Rhyme sessions from across the county. Join in the action with songs and rhymes and enjoy meeting staff from different libraries. https://www.facebook.com/events/317995929687625
Date: 04 May 2021
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: We've pooled the expertise of our teams from Devon and Torbay Libraries to bring you a varied programme of Bounce & Rhyme sessions from across the county. Join in the action with songs and rhymes and enjoy meeting staff from different libraries. https://www.facebook.com/events/317995929687625
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Dementia Awareness Workshop - Dementia Action Week
Dementia Awareness Workshop by Home Instead. The session will be 45 minutes long and include the chance to ask questions. This will be an online Zoom Event and attendees will be emailed the link a couple of days before. To book your place register via: https://bit.ly/2R3MQ9i
Date: 18 May 2021
Time: 14:00 - 14:45
Description: Dementia Awareness Workshop by Home Instead. The session will be 45 minutes long and include the chance to ask questions. This will be an online Zoom Event and attendees will be emailed the link a couple of days before. To book your place register via: https://bit.ly/2R3MQ9i
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
Fraud and Scam Awareness Talk- Dementia Action Week
Fraud and Scam Awareness Talk by Home Instead. The talk will be 30 minutes long and include the chance to ask questions. This will be an online Zoom Event and attendees will be emailed the link a couple of days before. To book your place register via: https://bit.ly/3aJ69f6
Date: 18 May 2021
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Fraud and Scam Awareness Talk by Home Instead. The talk will be 30 minutes long and include the chance to ask questions. This will be an online Zoom Event and attendees will be emailed the link a couple of days before. To book your place register via: https://bit.ly/3aJ69f6
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Poetry Corner
This is an online event for now,. A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Date: 22 May 2021
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: This is an online event for now,. A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Red Vinyl Fabric Patch - Barnstaple FabLab
Digital workshop Create your own design to become a red patch that you can iron on to fabric at home. In this workshop you will be shown, using Inkscape, how to create a black and white image. Inkscape is free to download from inkscape.org. You can use other software that you are comfortable with as long as you can send this as a JPEG/PNG. Once you have decided on your design you will email us and this will be made. The longest side of your design will be approximately 10/15cm, unless you have a specific size that you would like. We ask for the image you send to be black and white. The black will end up being red and the white will be negative space. We will then post this to you 1st class (UK only). Available until Saturday 1st May 00:30 Cost £7.59 Book here: https://bit.ly/3cVSPpJ
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Time: 10:00 - 22:00
Description: Digital workshop Create your own design to become a red patch that you can iron on to fabric at home. In this workshop you will be shown, using Inkscape, how to create a black and white image. Inkscape is free to download from inkscape.org. You can use other software that you are comfortable with as long as you can send this as a JPEG/PNG. Once you have decided on your design you will email us and this will be made. The longest side of your design will be approximately 10/15cm, unless you have a specific size that you would like. We ask for the image you send to be black and white. The black will end up being red and the white will be negative space. We will then post this to you 1st class (UK only). Available until Saturday 1st May 00:30 Cost £7.59 Book here: https://bit.ly/3cVSPpJ
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
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Scrabble Saturday 2
A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group, everyone welcome
Date: 27 March 2020
Time: 13:00 - 16:00
Description: A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group, everyone welcome
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Virtual Wanderings Group Barnstaple Library Facebook
Virtual Wanderings group is for us all to stay connected, stay safe and stay active. Please share images of the beautiful world we live in as it comes alive during Spring whilst we are limited in our daily activity. All activity and pictures posted in this group are subject to government guidelines regarding social distancing and outdoor activity allowances. Please refer to the latest advice via: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Find the group on our Facebook page by copying and pasting the link: https://bit.ly/34TV0nE
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Time: 8:00 - 22:00
Description: Virtual Wanderings group is for us all to stay connected, stay safe and stay active. Please share images of the beautiful world we live in as it comes alive during Spring whilst we are limited in our daily activity. All activity and pictures posted in this group are subject to government guidelines regarding social distancing and outdoor activity allowances. Please refer to the latest advice via: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Find the group on our Facebook page by copying and pasting the link: https://bit.ly/34TV0nE
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
Women in Business: Start-Up Stories
Meet some inspiring women who have made the leap into the business world. In this relaxed and friendly panel event, you can learn from the experiences of women who have started a variety of new businesses. The panellists will be in conversation with Business Coach and Consultant Lauren Lepley and there will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end. Panellists include: Heather Eales – Church Park Flowers Antonia Alexander – The Green Door Bespoke Dressmakers, Costumier and Alterations Ann McCluskey – Finding True North Marie Fieldhouse - Wordhouse Chantal Law - Chantal Law Fitness + Pilates Register for the event here: https://bit.ly/3aIxC0A
Date: 11 May 2021
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Description: Meet some inspiring women who have made the leap into the business world. In this relaxed and friendly panel event, you can learn from the experiences of women who have started a variety of new businesses. The panellists will be in conversation with Business Coach and Consultant Lauren Lepley and there will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end. Panellists include: Heather Eales – Church Park Flowers Antonia Alexander – The Green Door Bespoke Dressmakers, Costumier and Alterations Ann McCluskey – Finding True North Marie Fieldhouse - Wordhouse Chantal Law - Chantal Law Fitness + Pilates Register for the event here: https://bit.ly/3aIxC0A
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme: BIPC
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Temporary opening hours

Mon 10:00 - 16:00
Tue 10:00 - 16:00
Wed 10:00 - 16:00
Thu 10:00 - 16:00
Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00

 

 

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


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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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