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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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Audio Book Group at Barnstaple Library
For anyone who likes to listen to audio books. An informal group to chat about the books you've enjoyed. First Thursday of the month.
Date: 02 December 2021
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. First Thursday of the month.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
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Poetry Corner at Barnstaple Library
A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting. Enquire at the library for more details. 01271 318780 barnstaple.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 18 December 2021
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting. Enquire at the library for more details. 01271 318780 barnstaple.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Take a Little Walk Little Bear: Online Sensory Storytelling Session
Take a Little Walk Little Bear… is an online Sensory Storytelling Session with a tale told through an amazing array of exquisite props. Especially designed to include children with additional needs. Suitable for children under fives (older siblings welcome) and children with Additional Needs of any age welcome. This session will be open to all children with SEND - of any age, who would benefit from a prop-based story. Book here: https://bit.ly/3xrvILY
Date: 07 December 2021
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Take a Little Walk Little Bear… is an online Sensory Storytelling Session with a tale told through an amazing array of exquisite props. Especially designed to include children with additional needs. Suitable for children under fives (older siblings welcome) and children with Additional Needs of any age welcome. This session will be open to all children with SEND - of any age, who would benefit from a prop-based story. Book here: https://bit.ly/3xrvILY
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
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The Ideas Gang - Creative Writing Group at Barnstaple Library
The Ideas Gang meets on the first Saturday of the month. Members of the group take it in turns to lead the group, giving a wide variety of writing experiences. Different forms and genres are covered and plenty of time is given for writing practice in the session.
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Time: 13:30 - 15:30
Description: The Ideas Gang meets on the first Saturday of the month. Members of the group take it in turns to lead the group, giving a wide variety of writing experiences. Different forms and genres are covered and plenty of time is given for writing practice in the session.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
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Writing for Children - Creative Writing Group at Barnstaple Library
Come along to this monthly Writing for Children group where the group supports each other's writing for children and shares information and experiences of writing. The group meets the 3rd Saturday of the month.
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Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Come along to this monthly Writing for Children group where the group supports each other's writing for children and shares information and experiences of writing. The group meets the 3rd Saturday of the month.
Audience: Adult
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


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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