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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

Library Lego Builders

Build a Lego creation to display in the library. We will choose a different theme each week for you to create your masterpiece.
Date: 24 August 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Build a Lego creation to display in the library. We will choose a different theme each week for you to create your masterpiece.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Scrabble Saturday 2

A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group everyone welcome.
Date: 24 August 2019
Time: 13:00 - 16:00
Description: A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group everyone welcome.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Board Game Cafe

New weekly Board Game Café group. Bring a friend or make new ones at this informal, friendly, free, drop in session for board game enthusiasts. Bring your own favorite game or choose from our selection as you enjoy a hot drink. No need to book, just drop by! Library Foyer.
Date: 27 August 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: New weekly Board Game Café group. Bring a friend or make new ones at this informal, friendly, free, drop in session for board game enthusiasts. Bring your own favorite game or choose from our selection as you enjoy a hot drink. No need to book, just drop by! Library Foyer.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Colouring and Coffee

Colouring for grown-ups. A friendly group and a nice way to relax for a couple of hours. Tea and coffee for a small donation. All materials supplied.
Date: 28 August 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Colouring for grown-ups. A friendly group and a nice way to relax for a couple of hours. Tea and coffee for a small donation. All materials supplied.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Computer Assistance

Free assistance with technology for those needing extra help. One to One sessions. To book please call 01271 318780 or come in to the library.
Date: 28 August 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Free assistance with technology for those needing extra help. One to One sessions. To book please call 01271 318780 or come in to the library.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Children’s drop-in crafts

Come and join in with some craft activities. No need to book just drop-in during the times above.
Date: 29 August 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Come and join in with some craft activities. No need to book just drop-in during the times above.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Paint and Decorate a Laser Cut Alien Spaceship Barnstaple FabLab

Come see how a laser machine works and then paint and decorate your own 3D alien spaceship. Ages 2+ Book here: https://bit.ly/2XhxXTb Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 28th of August.
Date: 29 August 2019
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Description: Come see how a laser machine works and then paint and decorate your own 3D alien spaceship. Ages 2+ Book here: https://bit.ly/2XhxXTb Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 28th of August.
Audience: Child
Cost: £5.50
Theme:

Summer Reading Challenge finisher's Party Sorry fully booked now

Finish the summer reading challenge to be in with a chane of attending the finishers party, places limited, crafts, games nibbles and much more.
Date: 30 August 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Finish the summer reading challenge to be in with a chane of attending the finishers party, places limited, crafts, games nibbles and much more.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Summer Reading challenge: Space Chase

Summer Reading Challenge Finishers’ Party,Sorry fully booked now

Finish the summer reading challenge to be in with a chane of attending the finishers party, places limited, crafts, games nibbles and much more.
Date: 30 August 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Finish the summer reading challenge to be in with a chane of attending the finishers party, places limited, crafts, games nibbles and much more.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Poetry Corner

A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Date: 31 August 2019
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Knit and Mix

Come and join our social knitting group. Beginners or more experienced knitters welcome. Tea and coffee for a small donation.
Date: 02 September 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Come and join our social knitting group. Beginners or more experienced knitters welcome. Tea and coffee for a small donation.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

An Introduction to ebay

Join us for a quick guide to consumer heaven! In this workshop you will learn how to search, bid and pay on ebay. Book at Barnstaple Library 01271 318780
Date: 03 September 2019
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Description: Join us for a quick guide to consumer heaven! In this workshop you will learn how to search, bid and pay on ebay. Book at Barnstaple Library 01271 318780
Audience: All
Cost: £2.00
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: 05 September 2019
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:

Raspberry Pi Jam

Get together and share ideas with other enthusiasts. All welcome
Date: 07 September 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Get together and share ideas with other enthusiasts. All welcome
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: 07 September 2019
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:

Boogie Books

Stories, movement and dance for under 5s
Date: 09 September 2019
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Description: Stories, movement and dance for under 5s
Audience: Under 5
Cost: £1.00
Theme:

BIPC Lloyds Bank and Google Digital Workshop

Lloyds Banking Group in partnership with Business & IP Centre Devon, Libraries Unlimited, North Devon Council & Heart of South West Digital Skills Partnership are proud to host an event centred on driving the digital adoption, skills and understanding of small businesses and charities across the UK. We would be delighted if you could join us for an interactive and collaborative session, where we will be looking to not only highlight the benefits of digital adoption, but also to provide digital skills via our partners at Google. These sessions will cover: Social Media - Providing insight into how to grow your social media presence and engage proactively with your target audience. Build a Digital Marketing Plan - Learn how to create and structure a digital marketing plan utilising the main digital marketing channels. The event wil close with time for you to engage with trainers and our digital champions to discuss any bespoke questions, so please do bring along your tablets and laptops to grow your digital skills. To confirm your please at this FREE event please click on the link https://bit.ly/2RIOgSU If you have any questions please contact alisonledson@halifax.co.uk Please note refreshments will be served at 9am for a 9.30am start.
Date: 10 September 2019
Time: 9:00 - 13:30
Description: Lloyds Banking Group in partnership with Business & IP Centre Devon, Libraries Unlimited, North Devon Council & Heart of South West Digital Skills Partnership are proud to host an event centred on driving the digital adoption, skills and understanding of small businesses and charities across the UK. We would be delighted if you could join us for an interactive and collaborative session, where we will be looking to not only highlight the benefits of digital adoption, but also to provide digital skills via our partners at Google. These sessions will cover: Social Media - Providing insight into how to grow your social media presence and engage proactively with your target audience. Build a Digital Marketing Plan - Learn how to create and structure a digital marketing plan utilising the main digital marketing channels. The event wil close with time for you to engage with trainers and our digital champions to discuss any bespoke questions, so please do bring along your tablets and laptops to grow your digital skills. To confirm your please at this FREE event please click on the link https://bit.ly/2RIOgSU If you have any questions please contact alisonledson@halifax.co.uk Please note refreshments will be served at 9am for a 9.30am start.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Sing-Along-A-Library

good singer, just come along for a good sing song and a cuppa.
Date: 10 September 2019
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: good singer, just come along for a good sing song and a cuppa.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
Date: 11 September 2019
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Toddler Time

Stories, songs and crafts for children aged 2 and over.
Date: 12 September 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Stories, songs and crafts for children aged 2 and over.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
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


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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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