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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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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
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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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Free bingo session lead by Ageing Well Dementia Action Week
Free online Bingo session lead by the local charity Ageing Well and it will last up to an hour. This will be an online Zoom Event and attendees will be emailed the link a few days before as well as a free Bingo sheet to download. The email will contain all the details of how it will work and a unique Bingo sheet for each customer, which can either be downloaded or printed at your local library. To book your place register via: https://bit.ly/33heenk This is part of a Dementia Action Week; for other events organised by Libraries Unlimited for Dementia Action Week please see our Facebook page.
Date: 19 May 2021
Time: 14:30 - 15:30
Description: Free online Bingo session lead by the local charity Ageing Well and it will last up to an hour. This will be an online Zoom Event and attendees will be emailed the link a few days before as well as a free Bingo sheet to download. The email will contain all the details of how it will work and a unique Bingo sheet for each customer, which can either be downloaded or printed at your local library. To book your place register via: https://bit.ly/33heenk This is part of a Dementia Action Week; for other events organised by Libraries Unlimited for Dementia Action Week please see our Facebook page.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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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


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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