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Newton Abbot Library sits within The Passmore Edwards Centre, a focal point for the local community. As well as the wide range of books, music, films, magazines and other resources, visitors to the area enjoy the Centre’s Café and courtyard, while community organisations and commercial companies can hire the Centre’s meeting rooms for events and meetings.

The Centre houses the UK’s second largest collection of railway studies books and reference materials after York's National Railway Museum and is an access point for adult learning.

Services

  • Cafe and courtyard
  • Meeting rooms for hire
  • Children’s events
  • Book groups and events
  • Free public computers and WiFi
  • Printing, copying and scanning facilities
  • Exhibition and display space
  • Self-service machines
  • Learning Disability Service Day Centre
  • Railway Studies Library
  • Home library service
Newton Abbot Library events Newton Abbot Library events

Knit & Natter

Whether you want to learn the skill from scratch, or knit in the company of others, do join us for two hours of conversation and laughter, and to make new friends. Absolutely everyone welcome! Wednesdays 2-4pm in Room G4 in the Passmore Edwards Centre.
Date: 11 July 2018
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Whether you want to learn the skill from scratch, or knit in the company of others, do join us for two hours of conversation and laughter, and to make new friends. Absolutely everyone welcome! Wednesdays 2-4pm in Room G4 in the Passmore Edwards Centre.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Bounce & Rhyme Thursday Session 1

Bring your baby or toddler to our popular bounce and rhyme session. We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce and shout and generally have a great time!
Date: 12 July 2018
Time: 9:45 - 10:15
Description: Bring your baby or toddler to our popular bounce and rhyme session. We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce and shout and generally have a great time!
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce & Rhyme Thursday Session 2

Bring your baby or toddler to our popular bounce and rhyme session. We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce and shout and generally have a great time!
Date: 12 July 2018
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Bring your baby or toddler to our popular bounce and rhyme session. We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce and shout and generally have a great time!
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce & Rhyme Friday Session

**Friday 13th July - session will be at 9:30 due to A-Tissue! A-Tissue! event in the library** Bring your baby or toddler to our popular bounce and rhyme session. We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce and shout and generally have a great time!
Date: 13 July 2018
Time: 9:30 - 10:00
Description: **Friday 13th July - session will be at 9:30 due to A-Tissue! A-Tissue! event in the library** Bring your baby or toddler to our popular bounce and rhyme session. We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce and shout and generally have a great time!
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Storytime

Join us for our wonderful weekly Storytime session! We pick one of our specially selected picture books to read, followed by themed crafts afterwards! Suitable for ages 2-7.
Date: 14 July 2018
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Join us for our wonderful weekly Storytime session! We pick one of our specially selected picture books to read, followed by themed crafts afterwards! Suitable for ages 2-7.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Finding Ray's Key - Storytelling and Drawing

Join Sam Goddard and Owen Williams for storytelling, book-signing and drawing with the Illustrator! 'Finding Ray’s Key’ is an illustrated rhyming story with a universal message that can be appreciated by all, young or old. The story’s young protagonist, Ray (who often feels quite blue), wonders; ‘What is the key to being happy?’. He one day decides to go on a journey to find this key - and is surprised to find that it is ‘within him and all around’. The story is underpinned by Reiki and Mindfulness teaching - but you don't need to be familiar with this at all to enjoy the book.
Date: 11 August 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Join Sam Goddard and Owen Williams for storytelling, book-signing and drawing with the Illustrator! 'Finding Ray’s Key’ is an illustrated rhyming story with a universal message that can be appreciated by all, young or old. The story’s young protagonist, Ray (who often feels quite blue), wonders; ‘What is the key to being happy?’. He one day decides to go on a journey to find this key - and is surprised to find that it is ‘within him and all around’. The story is underpinned by Reiki and Mindfulness teaching - but you don't need to be familiar with this at all to enjoy the book.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Christopher Harrisson's Create A Character Workshop

In this one-hour workshop led by author and illustrator Christopher Harrisson, children will discover what makes a good comic book character and design their own. It will cover character design and drawing tips, as well as creative writing exercises to unlock the personality of their creations. Ideal for ages 8-12. Tickets available to purchase now from the Front Desk.
Date: 22 August 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Description: In this one-hour workshop led by author and illustrator Christopher Harrisson, children will discover what makes a good comic book character and design their own. It will cover character design and drawing tips, as well as creative writing exercises to unlock the personality of their creations. Ideal for ages 8-12. Tickets available to purchase now from the Front Desk.
Audience: Child
Cost: £5.00
Theme:

Summer Reading Challenge Finisher's Party

Congratulations - You've completed the Summer Reading Challenge! Come along to this party, especially for you! We'll have a Storytime event, as well as crafts, a film viewing and the announcement of the Competition Winners. More details to be confirmed closer to the time.
Date: 01 September 2018
Time: 9:00 - 16:00
Description: Congratulations - You've completed the Summer Reading Challenge! Come along to this party, especially for you! We'll have a Storytime event, as well as crafts, a film viewing and the announcement of the Competition Winners. More details to be confirmed closer to the time.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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My Account

Opening hours:

Mon 09:00 - 18:00
Tue 09:00 - 18:00
Wed 09:00 - 18:00
Thu 09:00 - 18:00
Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 16:00

 

Contact us:

Cheryl Marshall

Email: Newton Abbot Library
Tel: 01626 886223

Find us:

Passmore Edwards Centre
Market Street
Newton Abbot
Devon
TQ12 2RJ