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***PHASED REOPENING OF LIBRARIES***

We are planning a phased reopening of our libraries from w/c 6th July. Find out more by following this link - Phased reopening of Devon Libraries.

No fines will apply during the period of closure, and until we reopen, the option to reserve items online has been disabled. Current loan(s) have now been extended to 31st August 2020.

 

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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 A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond, read by Rob from Barnstaple library. One chapter will be read every day on Facebook and will remain available until 31st July 2020. to make it easy for you to access, the reading will appear in our main feed We hope you enjoy it! https://www.facebook.com/BarnstapleLibrary/
Date: 15 June 2020
Time: 18:30 - 19:00
Description: Listen to A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond, read by Rob from Barnstaple library. One chapter will be read every day on Facebook and will remain available until 31st July 2020. to make it easy for you to access, the reading will appear in our main feed We hope you enjoy it! https://www.facebook.com/BarnstapleLibrary/
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Children's craft activity

Join us on Facebook for a simple craft activity with materials easily sourced at home, maybe post a picture of yours on here, for us to see. https://www.facebook.com/events/577801399597097/
Date: 03 July 2020
Time: 14:00 - 14:30
Description: Join us on Facebook for a simple craft activity with materials easily sourced at home, maybe post a picture of yours on here, for us to see. https://www.facebook.com/events/577801399597097/
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: 04 July 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: 07 July 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:

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: 08 July 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: 08 July 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: 08 July 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: 08 July 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:

Writing Group: Ideas Gang

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. 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: 01 August 2020
Time: 13:30 - 15:30
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. 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:

Audio Book Group

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. For anyone who likes to listen to audio books. An informal group to chat about the books you've enjoyed.
Date: 06 August 2020
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. 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:

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: 08 August 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:

Around the world Storytelling

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. Stories and crafts from around the world.Travelling without leaving Devon.
Date: 13 August 2020
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. Stories and crafts from around the world.Travelling without leaving Devon.
Audience: Under 5
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: 01 September 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:

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: 02 September 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:

Colouring and Coffee

Note this is a provisional date, please check back nearer the time. 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: 02 September 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check back nearer the time. 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

Note this is a provisional date, please check back nearer the time. 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: 02 September 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check back nearer the time. 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:

Wednesday Wanderers

Note this is a provisional date, please check back nearer the time. Are you aged 55 and over? Want to enjoy the outdoors more? Want to be a bit more active? Join us for a friendly walk exploring the walking routes around Barnstaple and over the 12 weeks maybe make some new friends too. Please share with friends and family! Programme funded by Connecting Actively to Nature with Active Devon. Suggested donation of £2 per session to help cover costs. To find out more and book your place via barnstaple.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk or on 01271 318780 or in person at the library.
Date: 02 September 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check back nearer the time. Are you aged 55 and over? Want to enjoy the outdoors more? Want to be a bit more active? Join us for a friendly walk exploring the walking routes around Barnstaple and over the 12 weeks maybe make some new friends too. Please share with friends and family! Programme funded by Connecting Actively to Nature with Active Devon. Suggested donation of £2 per session to help cover costs. To find out more and book your place via barnstaple.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk or on 01271 318780 or in person at the library.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Toddler Time

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. Stories, songs and crafts for children aged 2 and over.
Date: 03 September 2020
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. Stories, songs and crafts for children aged 2 and over.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce & Rhyme

Note this is a provisional date, please check nearer the time. Come along, have fun, join in with some old favourite rhymes and learn some new ones.
Date: 04 September 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Note this is a provisional date, please check 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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Choose and Collect
(from 6th July):

This library is currently closed, however we are offering customers a 'Choose and Collect' service.

Please email or phone and you can collect them from the library entrance at a pre-arranged time.

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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