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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.

Services

  • FabLab Devon maker space
  • Business and Intellectual Property (IP) Centre
  • Meeting rooms for hire
  • Exhibition and display space
  • Children’s events
  • Book groups and events
  • Free computers and WiFi
  • Printing, copying and scanning facilities
  • Self-service machines
  • Home library service
Barnstaple Library Events Barnstaple Library Events

Boogie Books

Stories, movement and dance for under 5s
Date: 16 July 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Description: Stories, movement and dance for under 5s
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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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: 18 July 2018
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, donations welcome
Theme:

Computer Assistance

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: 18 July 2018
Time: 14:30 - 17:30
Description: 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:

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: 19 July 2018
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
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:

Baby Bounce and Rhyme Friday

Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
Date: 20 July 2018
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:

BFGs Coffee Morning

Barnstaple Friends Group are holding a coffee morning to raise funds for future events at the library. Coffee tea and soft drinks available, along with cakes and biscuits. Take a little time out from Saturday’s hectic routine.
Date: 21 July 2018
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Barnstaple Friends Group are holding a coffee morning to raise funds for future events at the library. Coffee tea and soft drinks available, along with cakes and biscuits. Take a little time out from Saturday’s hectic routine.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Children's Crafts Drop-in

Come and have fun with our monthly craft session. A different set of craft activities every month.
Date: 21 July 2018
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Come and have fun with our monthly craft session. A different set of craft activities every month.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Poetry Corner

A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Date: 21 July 2018
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: A chance to share and discuss favourite poems in a relaxed setting.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Summer Reading Challenge Launch

Our annual Summer Reading Challenge is back. Join ‘Mischief Makers’ and then have some mischievous fun with Sciencedipity. Free. Sciencedipity will be in the Children's Library 10-1 and Summer Reading Challenge registration is available all day 9-5.
Date: 21 July 2018
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description: Our annual Summer Reading Challenge is back. Join ‘Mischief Makers’ and then have some mischievous fun with Sciencedipity. Free. Sciencedipity will be in the Children's Library 10-1 and Summer Reading Challenge registration is available all day 9-5.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Writing Group: Writing for Children

If you write for children come along to our group where we will support one another's writing and share information.
Date: 21 July 2018
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: If you write for children come along to our group where we will support one another's writing and share information.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Knit and Mix

14:00 - 16:00 Come and join our social knitting group. Beginners or more experienced knitters welcome. Tea and coffee for a small donation.
Date: 23 July 2018
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: 14:00 - 16:00 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:

Little Story Makers: WOW Scrapstore

Come and make some crafts inspired by storytelling using clean waste donated by local businesses and individuals. Pre- school children.
Date: 24 July 2018
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Come and make some crafts inspired by storytelling using clean waste donated by local businesses and individuals. Pre- school children.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: £1.00
Theme:

Startups' Guide to Getting to Grips with HMRC

Stephen Dean, chartered accountant and senior manager at Glover Stanbury, works with local business ranging from sole traders to medium sized companies. His expertise includes cloud accounting, corporate tax, personal tax, and business advisory. Steven has helped some local companies from start up to multi million turnover. £2.50 - £5.00 Book here https://bit.ly/2NP0NlA
Date: 24 July 2018
Time: 16:00 - 17:30
Description: Stephen Dean, chartered accountant and senior manager at Glover Stanbury, works with local business ranging from sole traders to medium sized companies. His expertise includes cloud accounting, corporate tax, personal tax, and business advisory. Steven has helped some local companies from start up to multi million turnover. £2.50 - £5.00 Book here https://bit.ly/2NP0NlA
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:

Baby Bounce and Rhyme Wednesday

Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
Date: 25 July 2018
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:

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: 25 July 2018
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, donations welcome
Theme:

Computer Assistance

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: 25 July 2018
Time: 14:30 - 17:30
Description: 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:

Introduction to the Business and IP Centre

Wondering whether to start your own business? Come to us for some advice: An Introduction to the Business & Intellectual Property (IP) Centre – find out how to start or grow your business. This appointment is for anyone who is thinking about starting up or has recently started up a business. A member of the library staff can show you how to look for business information, market research, and intellectual property advice. The session consists of:- · a 25 minute appointment with one of the Barnstaple Library team who will introduce the services available in the centre and signpost you to business support resources. · a 25 minute telephone appointment with Stephens Scown Intellectual Property team at a mutually convenient time We look forward to welcoming you to the centre! £2.50 - £5.00 Book Here: Bit.ly/Devon BIPCEvents
Date: 26 July 2018
Time: 14:15 - 14:45
Description: Wondering whether to start your own business? Come to us for some advice: An Introduction to the Business & Intellectual Property (IP) Centre – find out how to start or grow your business. This appointment is for anyone who is thinking about starting up or has recently started up a business. A member of the library staff can show you how to look for business information, market research, and intellectual property advice. The session consists of:- · a 25 minute appointment with one of the Barnstaple Library team who will introduce the services available in the centre and signpost you to business support resources. · a 25 minute telephone appointment with Stephens Scown Intellectual Property team at a mutually convenient time We look forward to welcoming you to the centre! £2.50 - £5.00 Book Here: Bit.ly/Devon BIPCEvents
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:

Introduction to the Business and IP Centre

Wondering whether to start your own business? Come to us for some advice: An Introduction to the Business & Intellectual Property (IP) Centre – find out how to start or grow your business. This appointment is for anyone who is thinking about starting up or has recently started up a business. A member of the library staff can show you how to look for business information, market research, and intellectual property advice. The session consists of:- · a 25 minute appointment with one of the Barnstaple Library team who will introduce the services available in the centre and signpost you to business support resources. · a 25 minute telephone appointment with Stephens Scown Intellectual Property team at a mutually convenient time We look forward to welcoming you to the centre! £2.50 - £5.00 Book Here: Bit.ly/Devon BIPCEvents
Date: 26 July 2018
Time: 14:45 - 15:15
Description: Wondering whether to start your own business? Come to us for some advice: An Introduction to the Business & Intellectual Property (IP) Centre – find out how to start or grow your business. This appointment is for anyone who is thinking about starting up or has recently started up a business. A member of the library staff can show you how to look for business information, market research, and intellectual property advice. The session consists of:- · a 25 minute appointment with one of the Barnstaple Library team who will introduce the services available in the centre and signpost you to business support resources. · a 25 minute telephone appointment with Stephens Scown Intellectual Property team at a mutually convenient time We look forward to welcoming you to the centre! £2.50 - £5.00 Book Here: Bit.ly/Devon BIPCEvents
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:

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: 26 July 2018
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
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:

Mischievous Crafts Drop-in

Drop in craft event. Join in some mischievous crafty fun. Bring a small container to decorate. Free. Suitable for all ages.
Date: 26 July 2018
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Drop in craft event. Join in some mischievous crafty fun. Bring a small container to decorate. Free. Suitable for all ages.
Audience: Child
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

 

Contact us:

Jude Jeal

Email: Barnstaple Library
Tel: 01271 318780

Find us:

Barnstaple Library
Tuly Street
Barnstaple
Devon
EX31 1EL

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