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Cullompton Library is part of the Hayridge Centre, located in the heart of the town. It is accessible six days a week, through the innovative Open+ system, which allows customers to enter and use the library when staff are not present.

The Hayridge Centre includes a cafe with an attractive patio garden, and a number of well-equipped meeting rooms which are available for hire. The Library includes a wide selection of books (including large print and audiobooks) for loan, a well-stocked children's library, DVDs to hire for a small fee, a self-service photocopier, and 11 public access computers free to use for 2 hours each day. Free WiFi is available throughout the building and the library hosts a regular programme of events for children and adults.

Cullompton Library offers a range of high quality meeting rooms and function space available for hire at competitive rates. If you're looking for a venue for your event or meeting, find out more here.

About Open+

Open+ enables access to the building and facilities during unstaffed hours using your library card and PIN. If you would like to use the library or meeting rooms out of hours, please see a member of staff or email us for more details. The service is available to people aged 16 and over. Please contact us if you are interested in using Open+.

Services

  • Children’s events
  • Book groups and events
  • Free public computers and WiFi
  • Printing, copying and scanning facilities
  • Cafe with garden patio
  • Meeting rooms for hire
  • Exhibition and display space
  • Licensed venue for weddings
  • Private car park on site (charges apply)
  • Self-service machines
  • Home library service
Cullompton Library Events Cullompton Library Events

Challenge Storytime

Every Wednesday during the Summer Holidays, come along to our Space Themed storytime. Attend 2 sessions and it will go towards completing your challenge! No need to book, just drop by. Ages 4-11.
Date: 28 August 2019
Time: 11:00 - 11:45
Description: Every Wednesday during the Summer Holidays, come along to our Space Themed storytime. Attend 2 sessions and it will go towards completing your challenge! No need to book, just drop by. Ages 4-11.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Space Weather Workshop

Leading Scientist Catherine Burnett will run a fun, interactive workshop where children will learn about the Sun, our nearest star and the effect it has on the Earth, both good and bad. Perfect for ages 4-11. To reserve your space please speak with a member of staff.
Date: 27 August 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Leading Scientist Catherine Burnett will run a fun, interactive workshop where children will learn about the Sun, our nearest star and the effect it has on the Earth, both good and bad. Perfect for ages 4-11. To reserve your space please speak with a member of staff.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Creative Writing Workshop with Jenny Kane

'Let's Journey Into Space'. Join Jenny Kane for 90 minutes of creative fun. Do you want to go to the Moon, but you haven't got a rocket? Use your imagination to invent a way to get to travel into Space. Ages 6-11. Tickets are £3.50 per child. Please speak to a member of staff to book your place.
Date: 23 August 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Description: 'Let's Journey Into Space'. Join Jenny Kane for 90 minutes of creative fun. Do you want to go to the Moon, but you haven't got a rocket? Use your imagination to invent a way to get to travel into Space. Ages 6-11. Tickets are £3.50 per child. Please speak to a member of staff to book your place.
Audience: Child
Cost: £3.50
Theme:

Space Alien Crafts!

Join us for an out of this world craft session where you can create your very own alien species! This is a free, drop in event so come by any time.
Date: 22 August 2019
Time: 10:00 - 14:00
Description: Join us for an out of this world craft session where you can create your very own alien species! This is a free, drop in event so come by any time.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Challenge Storytime

Every Wednesday during the Summer Holidays, come along to our Space Themed storytime. Attend 2 sessions and it will go towards completing your challenge! No need to book, just drop by. Ages 4-11.
Date: 20 August 2019
Time: 11:00 - 11:45
Description: Every Wednesday during the Summer Holidays, come along to our Space Themed storytime. Attend 2 sessions and it will go towards completing your challenge! No need to book, just drop by. Ages 4-11.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

The Book Keepers

‘Meet The Book Keepers - Pippy and Lizzibella - tellers of tantalising tales and guardians of the intriguingly ingenious StoryGenerator. These intrepid explorers have been travelling the world, chasing clues and bright ideas, hunting for snippets of suspense and stealthily following unusual twists in the plot. Join them to see what secrets the StoryGenerator holds, hear their stories, create your own and bring them to life with movement and play.' Events are free but a suggested donation of between £2 and £5 would be much appreciated. Contact the library to reserve your place.
Date: 19 August 2019
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Description: ‘Meet The Book Keepers - Pippy and Lizzibella - tellers of tantalising tales and guardians of the intriguingly ingenious StoryGenerator. These intrepid explorers have been travelling the world, chasing clues and bright ideas, hunting for snippets of suspense and stealthily following unusual twists in the plot. Join them to see what secrets the StoryGenerator holds, hear their stories, create your own and bring them to life with movement and play.' Events are free but a suggested donation of between £2 and £5 would be much appreciated. Contact the library to reserve your place.
Audience: Child
Cost: £3.50
Theme:

Alien Alert! (Learn Devon)

Design and then make your own alien. Then take your alien on an amazing adventure as you create an exciting story. Our friends at Learn Devon will be running this workshop for you and your children. Key stage two children only. One adult per child. To book your space please email cullompton.library@libraresunlimited.org.uk or call 01884 824555.
Date: 15 August 2019
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Description: Design and then make your own alien. Then take your alien on an amazing adventure as you create an exciting story. Our friends at Learn Devon will be running this workshop for you and your children. Key stage two children only. One adult per child. To book your space please email cullompton.library@libraresunlimited.org.uk or call 01884 824555.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Ready for Blast off (Learn Devon)

Create your own Happy Families matching game, make rockets and have a thrilling space chase! Our friends at Learn Devon will be running this workshop for you and your children. Key Stage One children only. One adult per child. Please get in touch with cullompton.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk, or call 01884 824555 to book your space.
Date: 15 August 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Create your own Happy Families matching game, make rockets and have a thrilling space chase! Our friends at Learn Devon will be running this workshop for you and your children. Key Stage One children only. One adult per child. Please get in touch with cullompton.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk, or call 01884 824555 to book your space.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Challenge Storytime

Every Wednesday during the Summer Holidays, come along to our Space Themed storytime. Attend 2 sessions and it will go towards completing your challenge! No need to book, just drop by. Ages 4-11.
Date: 14 August 2019
Time: 11:00 - 11:45
Description: Every Wednesday during the Summer Holidays, come along to our Space Themed storytime. Attend 2 sessions and it will go towards completing your challenge! No need to book, just drop by. Ages 4-11.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Exmoor Zoo's Alien Creatures!

Space may seem a blast to us but we are only there because of animals! Dogs, mice, fish, monkeys, cats, spiders and many more animals were in space before us. Come and play with alien like creepy crawlies and out of this world animals! Ages 3-12. Tickets £4 per child, speak to a member of staff to book your place.
Date: 13 August 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Space may seem a blast to us but we are only there because of animals! Dogs, mice, fish, monkeys, cats, spiders and many more animals were in space before us. Come and play with alien like creepy crawlies and out of this world animals! Ages 3-12. Tickets £4 per child, speak to a member of staff to book your place.
Audience: All
Cost: £4.00
Theme:

Space Cats! (Boo to a Goose Theatre)

“IGNITION SEQUENCE START!” Two Curious Kittens, Gumdrop and Spider, discover a spaceship while exploring a secret laboratory. This is wonderful storytelling theatre at its best. Perfect for all ages. Please speak to a member of staff to book your space. Tickets are £4 per child (their adults get in free).
Date: 09 August 2019
Time: 10:30 - 11:45
Description: “IGNITION SEQUENCE START!” Two Curious Kittens, Gumdrop and Spider, discover a spaceship while exploring a secret laboratory. This is wonderful storytelling theatre at its best. Perfect for all ages. Please speak to a member of staff to book your space. Tickets are £4 per child (their adults get in free).
Audience: All
Cost: £4.00
Theme:

Challenge Storytime

Every Wednesday during the Summer Holidays, come along to our Space Themed storytime. Attend 2 sessions and it will go towards completing your challenge! No need to book, just drop by. Ages 4-11.
Date: 07 August 2019
Time: 11:00 - 11:45
Description: Every Wednesday during the Summer Holidays, come along to our Space Themed storytime. Attend 2 sessions and it will go towards completing your challenge! No need to book, just drop by. Ages 4-11.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Space Alien Crafts!

Join us for an out of this world craft session where you can create your very own alien species! This is a free, drop in event so come by any time.
Date: 05 August 2019
Time: 10:00 - 14:00
Description: Join us for an out of this world craft session where you can create your very own alien species! This is a free, drop in event so come by any time.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Alien Slime! Sciencedipity Workshop

Children will learn the Chemistry behind SLIME, and make lots of different & glorious types such as Moon-goo, Alien Sludge and Galactic Glop! There are three workshops; 10:00-11:00, 11:15-12:15, 13:15-14:15. Tickets £5 per child. Ages 4-12. Please speak to a member of staff to book your place.
Date: 02 August 2019
Time: 10:00 - 14:15
Description: Children will learn the Chemistry behind SLIME, and make lots of different & glorious types such as Moon-goo, Alien Sludge and Galactic Glop! There are three workshops; 10:00-11:00, 11:15-12:15, 13:15-14:15. Tickets £5 per child. Ages 4-12. Please speak to a member of staff to book your place.
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
Theme:

Alien Alert! (Learn Devon)

Design and then make your own alien. Then take your alien on an amazing adventure as you create an exciting story. Our friends at Learn Devon will be running this workshop for you and your children. Key stage two children only. One adult per child. To book your space please email cullompton.library@libraresunlimited.org.uk or call 01884 824555.
Date: 01 August 2019
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Description: Design and then make your own alien. Then take your alien on an amazing adventure as you create an exciting story. Our friends at Learn Devon will be running this workshop for you and your children. Key stage two children only. One adult per child. To book your space please email cullompton.library@libraresunlimited.org.uk or call 01884 824555.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Ready for Blast off (Learn Devon)

Create your own Happy Families matching game, make rockets and have a thrilling space chase! Our friends at Learn Devon will be running this workshop for you and your children. Key Stage One children only. One adult per child. Please get in touch with cullompton.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk, or call 01884 824555 to book your space.
Date: 01 August 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Create your own Happy Families matching game, make rockets and have a thrilling space chase! Our friends at Learn Devon will be running this workshop for you and your children. Key Stage One children only. One adult per child. Please get in touch with cullompton.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk, or call 01884 824555 to book your space.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Challenge Storytime

Every Wednesday during the Summer Holidays, come along to our Space Themed storytime. Attend 2 sessions and it will go towards completing your challenge! No need to book, just drop by. Ages 4-11.
Date: 31 July 2019
Time: 11:00 - 11:45
Description: Every Wednesday during the Summer Holidays, come along to our Space Themed storytime. Attend 2 sessions and it will go towards completing your challenge! No need to book, just drop by. Ages 4-11.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme (EVERY WEDNESDAY)

Share songs and rhymes at this super, fun event for babies and toddlers. This is a drop-in event with no booking required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Date: 10 July 2019
Time: 10:00 - 14:30
Description: Share songs and rhymes at this super, fun event for babies and toddlers. This is a drop-in event with no booking required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme (EVERY SATURDAY)

Share songs and rhymes at this super, fun event for babies and toddlers. This is a drop-in event with no booking required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Date: 06 July 2019
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
Description: Share songs and rhymes at this super, fun event for babies and toddlers. This is a drop-in event with no booking required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Cully Code Club (EVERY SATURDAY)

Do you enjoy programming? Have you started to learn Scratch or Python? Come along to this free drop in session and practice what you have learned with some fun projects. Ages 6-16
Date: 06 July 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Do you enjoy programming? Have you started to learn Scratch or Python? Come along to this free drop in session and practice what you have learned with some fun projects. Ages 6-16
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
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Opening hours (staffed):

Mon 09:00 - 17:00
Tue 09:00 - 17:00
Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 13:00


Open+ (non-staffed)
Monday to Friday
08.00 - 09.00 and 17.15 - 21.30
Saturday
08.00 - 09.00 and 13.15 - 17.30

Contact us:

Callum Elliot-Archer

Email: Cullompton Library
Tel: 01884 824555

Find us:

The Hayridge
Exeter Hill
Cullompton
Devon
EX15 1DJ