Skip to Content

Arena

Barnstaple Library

New arrivals
0571348041
0718185269
1401291864
0500343179
1908058633

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

Boogie Books

Stories, movement and dance for under 5s
Date: 16 December 2019
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Description: Stories, movement and dance for under 5s
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Fab Lab Laser Cut Ornament

Customise your own winter ornament to hang up around the home. You could make something in honour of an anniversary, new baby or first Christmas together. Anything that might make a special tree or fireplace decoration. £7.50 Adults. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 13th of December. To book copy and paste this link into your browser: https://bit.ly/2s2WdJQ
Date: 16 December 2019
Time: 16:45 - 18:00
Description: Customise your own winter ornament to hang up around the home. You could make something in honour of an anniversary, new baby or first Christmas together. Anything that might make a special tree or fireplace decoration. £7.50 Adults. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 13th of December. To book copy and paste this link into your browser: https://bit.ly/2s2WdJQ
Audience: Adult
Cost: £7.50
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: 16 December 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:

Make a bauble Christmas Crafts-Barnstaple Library

Join us each morning in the run up to the big day to make crafty festive paper decorations for our tree in the children's library. Suitable for all ages. Donations appreciated to help cover costs.
Date: 16 December 2019
Time: 16:30 - 17:30
Description: Join us each morning in the run up to the big day to make crafty festive paper decorations for our tree in the children's library. Suitable for all ages. Donations appreciated to help cover costs.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Board Game Cafe

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 favourite game or choose from our selection as you enjoy a hot drink. No need to book, just drop by! Library Foyer.
Date: 17 December 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: 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 favourite 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:

Fab Lab Laser Engraved Lino Stamp

Design your own stamp or two and have them engraved into Lino. This can then be put onto a wooden block to make your own stamp. You could make some beautiful filigree or your own signature. How about something for your business? £10 Adults. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 11th of December. To book copy and paste this link into your browser: https://bit.ly/2Ltzlu2
Date: 17 December 2019
Time: 11:30 - 13:00
Description: Design your own stamp or two and have them engraved into Lino. This can then be put onto a wooden block to make your own stamp. You could make some beautiful filigree or your own signature. How about something for your business? £10 Adults. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 11th of December. To book copy and paste this link into your browser: https://bit.ly/2Ltzlu2
Audience: Adult
Cost: £10.00
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme Wednesday

Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
Date: 18 December 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:

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 December 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: 18 December 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:

Fab Lab Laser Cut Wreath Decorations

You will be creating one or two designs which will then be laser cut to make 4 small 5cm by 5cm decorations. These can then be used to decorate a wreath, wreaths are not provided, feel free to use your creations for many winter purposes. £5.50 Adults. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 18th of December. To book please copy and paste this link into your browser : https://bit.ly/2sRRxal
Date: 19 December 2019
Time: 17:00 - 18:00
Description: You will be creating one or two designs which will then be laser cut to make 4 small 5cm by 5cm decorations. These can then be used to decorate a wreath, wreaths are not provided, feel free to use your creations for many winter purposes. £5.50 Adults. Please note that booking onto this workshop will end at noon on the 18th of December. To book please copy and paste this link into your browser : https://bit.ly/2sRRxal
Audience: Adult
Cost: £5.50
Theme:

Toddler Time

Stories, songs and crafts for children aged 2 and over.
Date: 19 December 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Stories, songs and crafts for children aged 2 and over.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme Friday

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

BFGs Christmas Coffee morning and Children's Crafts.

Special Christmas edition of the Friends group regular coffee morning and children's crafts. Donations welcomed towards the craft costs. Choir singing during the morning.
Date: 21 December 2019
Time: 8:00 - 8:00
Description: Special Christmas edition of the Friends group regular coffee morning and children's crafts. Donations welcomed towards the craft costs. Choir singing during the morning.
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: 21 December 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:

A Long Long Time-Reckless Sleepers

special live screening event with Dartington Live. Join us on an intergalactic theatre ride through the night sky this Christmas. This winter show takes children and their families to space & back, surveying the imaginary delights of the zodiac, from wandering giants, to bears, sisters, birds, fantastical creatures, gods, monsters & more. A beautiful storytelling treat for all the family. Suitable for all ages. Takes place in Henry Williamson Room. Tickets £4 per person includes a craft activity after the show. Please note eventbrite booking fee is added to the ticket price. Booking via LibrariesEvolve.org.uk
Date: 23 December 2019
Time: 15:00 - 17:00
Description: special live screening event with Dartington Live. Join us on an intergalactic theatre ride through the night sky this Christmas. This winter show takes children and their families to space & back, surveying the imaginary delights of the zodiac, from wandering giants, to bears, sisters, birds, fantastical creatures, gods, monsters & more. A beautiful storytelling treat for all the family. Suitable for all ages. Takes place in Henry Williamson Room. Tickets £4 per person includes a craft activity after the show. Please note eventbrite booking fee is added to the ticket price. Booking via LibrariesEvolve.org.uk
Audience: All
Cost: £4.00
Theme:

North Devon Literacy Hub

A support and friendship group for families and children who have reading writing and spelling difficulties
Date: 28 December 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: A support and friendship group for families and children who have reading writing and spelling difficulties
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: 04 January 2020
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:

Sing-Along-A-Library

For anyone who wants to sing for fun, we're not a choir so don't worry about being a good singer, just come along for a good sing song and a cuppa.
Date: 07 January 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: For anyone who wants to sing for fun, we're not a choir so don't worry about being a good singer, just come along for a good sing song and a cuppa.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Around the World Storytime

Explore different parts of the world with stories, songs and crafts. With North Devon Sunrise. Suitable for age 2 and over.
Date: 09 January 2020
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Explore different parts of the world with stories, songs and crafts. With North Devon Sunrise. Suitable for age 2 and over.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Raspberry Pi Jam

Get together and share ideas with other enthusiasts. All welcome
Date: 11 January 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Get together and share ideas with other enthusiasts. All welcome
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

— 20 Items per Page
Showing 1 - 20 of 31 results.
Account

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

 https://www.flickr.com/photos/devonlibraries/sets/72157623454304727/