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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 can enjoy the Owl and the Pussycat café and courtyard, while community organisations and commercial companies can hire the Centre’s meeting rooms for events and meetings. To find out more about the range of meeting rooms and event spaces available for hire, click here

The friendly library staff are on hand to help and support you with any queries, and regularly host a range of events and activities from storytimes for children, author events, book groups and IT support. 

Newton Abbot Library is also home to 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

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Knit and Natter

Bring along your own art project, knit and natter with other like-minded people.
Date: 13 November 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Bring along your own art project, knit and natter with other like-minded people.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
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Bounce and Rhyme

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: 14 November 2019
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
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Bounce and Rhyme

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: 14 November 2019
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 and Rhyme

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: 15 November 2019
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
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
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Lego Club

Pop along for our new Lego Club, a creative space for children to construct their own Lego designs, and socialise with other budding builders. No booking required. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Age 5+
Date: 16 November 2019
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Description: Pop along for our new Lego Club, a creative space for children to construct their own Lego designs, and socialise with other budding builders. No booking required. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Age 5+
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
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The Western Hydraulics: An Illustrated Talk by Bernard Mills

An illustrated talk by Bernard Mills, in association with the Friends of the Railway Studies Collection. Guests are invited to make a £1 donation, funds go towards purchasing new books for the collection. Are you able to give a talk on a railway-related topic? If so, please contact Graham Walker on 01626 352077.
Date: 19 November 2019
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Description: An illustrated talk by Bernard Mills, in association with the Friends of the Railway Studies Collection. Guests are invited to make a £1 donation, funds go towards purchasing new books for the collection. Are you able to give a talk on a railway-related topic? If so, please contact Graham Walker on 01626 352077.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Please see event description
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The Book Dragons Book Group

Do you love books? Want to meet other bookish young people? Our new book group is perfect for confident readers aged 8-12 years who enjoy chatting about books. Led by a member of the library team, The Book Dragons will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month for book discussions and themed activities. Places are limited, so please contact the library to sign up.
Date: 20 November 2019
Time: 15:45 - 16:30
Description: Do you love books? Want to meet other bookish young people? Our new book group is perfect for confident readers aged 8-12 years who enjoy chatting about books. Led by a member of the library team, The Book Dragons will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month for book discussions and themed activities. Places are limited, so please contact the library to sign up.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
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Children's Storytime and Crafts with Jo Elliott

Join us for this special storytime with children's author Jo Elliott. Jo will be reading her book 'Fang: The Unusual Rabbit' and then running a fun, rabbit-themed craft! This great family event is free to attend, just pop along to the Children's Library on the day.
Date: 25 January 2020
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Join us for this special storytime with children's author Jo Elliott. Jo will be reading her book 'Fang: The Unusual Rabbit' and then running a fun, rabbit-themed craft! This great family event is free to attend, just pop along to the Children's Library on the day.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
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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:

Email: Newton Abbot Library
Tel: 01626 886223

Find us:

Passmore Edwards Centre
Market Street
Newton Abbot
Devon
TQ12 2RJ