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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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Swiss Railways Kaleidoscope - An Illustrated Talk

The Friends of the Railway Studies Collection present - Swiss Railways Kaleidoscope: An Illustrated talk by David Goodyear. All are welcome to attend - Friends have free entry; guests are invited to make a donation of £1
Date: 21 January 2020
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Description: The Friends of the Railway Studies Collection present - Swiss Railways Kaleidoscope: An Illustrated talk by David Goodyear. All are welcome to attend - Friends have free entry; guests are invited to make a donation of £1
Audience: Adult
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:

Knit and Natter

Bring along your own art project, knit and natter with other like-minded people.
Date: 22 January 2020
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: 23 January 2020
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: 23 January 2020
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: 24 January 2020
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
Theme:

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. This event is part of our Active Life Active Mind programme of activities throughout January 2020 that focus on promoting good health and well-being.
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. This event is part of our Active Life Active Mind programme of activities throughout January 2020 that focus on promoting good health and well-being.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
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Handa's Surprise Story Time

Join us for a special after school story time of the beloved classic 'Handa's Surprise', along with activities and fruit tasting! Please contact the library to make sure your space is booked. £1 suggested donation. Phone number: 01626 886223 Email: newtonabbot.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 27 January 2020
Time: 16:00 - 16:45
Description: Join us for a special after school story time of the beloved classic 'Handa's Surprise', along with activities and fruit tasting! Please contact the library to make sure your space is booked. £1 suggested donation. Phone number: 01626 886223 Email: newtonabbot.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
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The Big Friendly Book Sale

Browse second hand books, DVDs and railway magazines at bargain prices and give these pre-loved titles a second lease of life. We are also accepting good-quality donations for our book sales. If you have any unwanted paperbacks or hardbacks, then please drop them in to a member of staff at the front desk.
Date: 01 February 2020
Time: 9:00 - 16:00
Description: Browse second hand books, DVDs and railway magazines at bargain prices and give these pre-loved titles a second lease of life. We are also accepting good-quality donations for our book sales. If you have any unwanted paperbacks or hardbacks, then please drop them in to a member of staff at the front desk.
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
Theme: Book Sale

Harry Potter Night

Are you a Triwizard Champion? Try out your Witchcraft and Wizardry skills in our Triwizard Tournament! See if you can survive the Forbidden Forest, tackle some fantastic beasts, and transfigure and charm your way to the Triwizard Cup. There'll also be time to celebrate the Harry Potter books, with spellbinding snacks made by the house elves. Children's session 16:00 - 18:00. Adults and young adults session 19:00 - 21:00. Tickets £5, please put your name in the Goblet of Fire in advance by contacting the library - Email: newtonabbot.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk Phone:01626 886223 Please note - under 8's must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adults don't need to pay for tickets, unless they'd like to join in too.
Date: 06 February 2020
Time: 16:00 - 21:00
Description: Are you a Triwizard Champion? Try out your Witchcraft and Wizardry skills in our Triwizard Tournament! See if you can survive the Forbidden Forest, tackle some fantastic beasts, and transfigure and charm your way to the Triwizard Cup. There'll also be time to celebrate the Harry Potter books, with spellbinding snacks made by the house elves. Children's session 16:00 - 18:00. Adults and young adults session 19:00 - 21:00. Tickets £5, please put your name in the Goblet of Fire in advance by contacting the library - Email: newtonabbot.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk Phone:01626 886223 Please note - under 8's must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adults don't need to pay for tickets, unless they'd like to join in too.
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
Theme:

It's a Long Way to the Moon - Author Storytime

We're celebrating National Storytelling Week with our very special guest and local author, Chris Tetreault-Blay. He will be here to read his new children's book - It's a Long Way to the Moon. Join little moth and his lovable animal friends on his mission to fulfil his dream - to fly to the moon! Take part in arts and crafts afterwards! This event is free to attend, and no booking is necessary, just pop in and join in! Best suited to children aged 2-6 years of age.
Date: 08 February 2020
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: We're celebrating National Storytelling Week with our very special guest and local author, Chris Tetreault-Blay. He will be here to read his new children's book - It's a Long Way to the Moon. Join little moth and his lovable animal friends on his mission to fulfil his dream - to fly to the moon! Take part in arts and crafts afterwards! This event is free to attend, and no booking is necessary, just pop in and join in! Best suited to children aged 2-6 years of age.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Storytelling

The Book Dragons Book Group *Spaces Available*

Do you love books? Want to meet other bookish young people? Our 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 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: 19 February 2020
Time: 15:45 - 16:30
Description: Do you love books? Want to meet other bookish young people? Our 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 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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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