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***CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) UPDATE***

In line with the Prime Minister's speech on Monday 23rd March and to keep our staff, volunteers and customers safe and healthy, our physical sites in Devon will remain closed until further notice. We have also suspended our Devon Mobile Library Service and Home Library Service. For more information, please visit our Coronavirus update 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 Barnstaple Library Events

Scrabble Saturday 2

A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group, everyone welcome
Date: 28 March 2020
Time: 13:00 - 16:00
Description: A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group, everyone welcome
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

The Big Bedtime Read

Listen to The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, read by Rob from Barnstaple library. One chapter has been read every day and will remain available until 31st July 2020. find them all in Past Events click the Discussion tab under the image to see the videos. https://www.facebook.com/events
Date: 30 May 2020
Time: 18:30 - 19:00
Description: Listen to The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, read by Rob from Barnstaple library. One chapter has been read every day and will remain available until 31st July 2020. find them all in Past Events click the Discussion tab under the image to see the videos. https://www.facebook.com/events
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme Online

We are going online for our usual Bounce & Rhyme time. Join us with your little ones for a wiggle and a giggle! Watch out for our other libraries joining in as well on different days so you can digitally travel to some of our other libraries! We will have to pre-record this session as our staff are having connectivity issues but please send us your comments and pictures on the event itself of you joining in! Find it in our events on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BarnstapleLibrary/events/?ref=page_internal
Date: 03 June 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: We are going online for our usual Bounce & Rhyme time. Join us with your little ones for a wiggle and a giggle! Watch out for our other libraries joining in as well on different days so you can digitally travel to some of our other libraries! We will have to pre-record this session as our staff are having connectivity issues but please send us your comments and pictures on the event itself of you joining in! Find it in our events on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BarnstapleLibrary/events/?ref=page_internal
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Storytime Live

Our storytimes are going LIVE on Facebook! Settle down and listen to some lovely stories read by our library staff. Watch out for other libraries doing the same each day! Make sure you click on going so you know when the livestream is starting! Maybe post a picture of you enjoying storytime where you are and send us some comments so we know you are watching. Find it in our events on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BarnstapleLibrary/events/?ref=page_internal
Date: 03 June 2020
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
Description: Our storytimes are going LIVE on Facebook! Settle down and listen to some lovely stories read by our library staff. Watch out for other libraries doing the same each day! Make sure you click on going so you know when the livestream is starting! Maybe post a picture of you enjoying storytime where you are and send us some comments so we know you are watching. Find it in our events on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BarnstapleLibrary/events/?ref=page_internal
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Storytime Live

Our storytimes are going LIVE on Facebook! Settle down and listen to some lovely stories read by our library staff. Watch out for other libraries doing the same each day! Make sure you click on going so you know when the livestream is starting! Maybe post a picture of you enjoying storytime where you are and send us some comments so we know you are watching. find it in our events on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BarnstapleLibrary/events/?ref=page_internal
Date: 03 June 2020
Time: 14:00 - 14:30
Description: Our storytimes are going LIVE on Facebook! Settle down and listen to some lovely stories read by our library staff. Watch out for other libraries doing the same each day! Make sure you click on going so you know when the livestream is starting! Maybe post a picture of you enjoying storytime where you are and send us some comments so we know you are watching. find it in our events on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BarnstapleLibrary/events/?ref=page_internal
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Virtual Wanderings Group Barnstaple Library Facebook

Virtual Wanderings group is for us all to stay connected, stay safe and stay active. Please share images of the beautiful world we live in as it comes alive during Spring whilst we are limited in our daily activity. All activity and pictures posted in this group are subject to government guidelines regarding social distancing and outdoor activity allowances. Please refer to the latest advice via: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Find the group on our Facebook page by copying and pasting the link: https://bit.ly/34TV0nE
Date: 03 June 2020
Time: 8:00 - 22:00
Description: Virtual Wanderings group is for us all to stay connected, stay safe and stay active. Please share images of the beautiful world we live in as it comes alive during Spring whilst we are limited in our daily activity. All activity and pictures posted in this group are subject to government guidelines regarding social distancing and outdoor activity allowances. Please refer to the latest advice via: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Find the group on our Facebook page by copying and pasting the link: https://bit.ly/34TV0nE
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme Online

We are going online for our usual Bounce & Rhyme time . Join us with your little ones for a wiggle and a giggle! Watch out for our other libraries joining in as well on different days so you can digitally travel to some of our other libraries! We will have to pre-record this session as our staff are having connectivity issues but please send us your comments and pictures on the event itself of you joining in! Find it in our events on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BarnstapleLibrary/events/?ref=page_internal
Date: 06 June 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: We are going online for our usual Bounce & Rhyme time . Join us with your little ones for a wiggle and a giggle! Watch out for our other libraries joining in as well on different days so you can digitally travel to some of our other libraries! We will have to pre-record this session as our staff are having connectivity issues but please send us your comments and pictures on the event itself of you joining in! Find it in our events on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BarnstapleLibrary/events/?ref=page_internal
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Raspberry Pi Jam Group

Are you missing our regular Raspberry Pi Jams? Join our Facebook group and share some of your ideas and projects. Find it here: https://bit.ly/3aF5dFO copy and paste the link.
Date: 09 June 2020
Time: 13:30 - 14:00
Description: Are you missing our regular Raspberry Pi Jams? Join our Facebook group and share some of your ideas and projects. Find it here: https://bit.ly/3aF5dFO copy and paste the link.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Library Lego Builders

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. Build a Lego creation to display in the library. We will choose a different theme each week for you to create your masterpiece.
Date: 11 July 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. 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:

Raspberry Pi Jam

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. Get together and share ideas with other enthusiasts. All welcome.
Date: 11 July 2020
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. Get together and share ideas with other enthusiasts. All welcome.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Scrabble Saturday 1

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time.  A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group everyone welcome.
Date: 11 July 2020
Time: 13:00 - 16:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time.  A Scrabble Club for players of all levels. Friendly group everyone welcome.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Knit and Mix

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. Come and join our social knitting group. Beginners or more experienced knitters welcome. Tea and coffee for a small donation.
Date: 13 July 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. 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:

Sing-Along-A-Library

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. 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: 14 July 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. 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:

BFGs Coffee Morning

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. 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: 18 July 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. 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 Drop in Crafts Saturday

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. Come and have fun with our monthly craft session. A different set of craft activities every month.
Date: 18 July 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. Come and have fun with our monthly craft session. A different set of craft activities every month.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Writing Group: Writing for Children

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. If you write for children come along to our group where we will support one another's writing and share information.
Date: 18 July 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. 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:

Barnstaple Work Club

Note this is a provisional date, please check back nearer the time. Free, friendly, independent drop in service. Job search, support with CVs and job applications> IT courses, support and email account set up.
Date: 21 July 2020
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check back nearer the time. Free, friendly, independent drop in service. Job search, support with CVs and job applications> IT courses, support and email account set up.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Board Game Cafe

Note this is a provisional date, please check back nearer the time. 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: 21 July 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check back nearer the time. 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:

Mindfulness

Note this is a provisional date, please check back nearer the time. Our taster in January was so popular that we are offering weekly Mindfulness Meditation sessions with Sue Keane from The Boost. Bring focus and clarity to your life and improve your sense of well-being. £4 per session. Payable at time of booking. Please book at the library.
Date: 21 July 2020
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check back nearer the time. Our taster in January was so popular that we are offering weekly Mindfulness Meditation sessions with Sue Keane from The Boost. Bring focus and clarity to your life and improve your sense of well-being. £4 per session. Payable at time of booking. Please book at the library.
Audience: All
Cost: £4.00
Theme:

Bounce & Rhyme Wednesday

Note this is a provisional date, please check back nearer the time. Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
Date: 22 July 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check back nearer the time. Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

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Contact us:

Jude Jeal

Email: Barnstaple Library
Tel: 01271 318780

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Barnstaple Library
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Barnstaple
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