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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

This coming year, Barclay's will be on site . Utilise their Digital Wings Programme to boost your digital skills and confidence, for free. Find out how to stay safe online, use social media, make your business digital and more. Click HERE to find out more.

Newton Abbot Library events

Story Time with Anne Parsons - Newton Abbot
Join local author Anne Parsons as she reads extracts from her second book 'Archie, Wait!' followed by themed crafts. This is a FREE events and suitable for children ages 6-9. Please book your place here: bit.ly/NAeventbrite. Signed copies of the book will be available to purchase on the day.
Date: 21 February 2022
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Description: Join local author Anne Parsons as she reads extracts from her second book 'Archie, Wait!' followed by themed crafts. This is a FREE events and suitable for children ages 6-9. Please book your place here: bit.ly/NAeventbrite. Signed copies of the book will be available to purchase on the day.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Reading
Scissorella - Storytime with Clare Helen Welsh (Newton Abbot)
Join local author Clare Helen Welsh as she reads her new book 'Scissorella', followed by themed crafts! Suitable for children aged 3+, tickets must be purchased in cash at the front desk (£3 per child, adults go free). Copies of Clare's books will be available to purchase on the day.
Date: 12 February 2022
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Description: Join local author Clare Helen Welsh as she reads her new book 'Scissorella', followed by themed crafts! Suitable for children aged 3+, tickets must be purchased in cash at the front desk (£3 per child, adults go free). Copies of Clare's books will be available to purchase on the day.
Audience: Child
Cost: £3.00
Theme: Reading
Book Sale - Newton Abbot
Join us for our first book sale event of 2022, with hundreds of nearly new books available to buy. Just pop into the library any time between 10-3 to have a browse, and pick up something to get you through those cold winter months! Please note: we won't be accepting donations for this book sale, as we are currently fully stocked with hundreds of great reads already! All money raised goes towards our charity, Libraries Unlimited.
Date: 26 February 2022
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Description: Join us for our first book sale event of 2022, with hundreds of nearly new books available to buy. Just pop into the library any time between 10-3 to have a browse, and pick up something to get you through those cold winter months! Please note: we won't be accepting donations for this book sale, as we are currently fully stocked with hundreds of great reads already! All money raised goes towards our charity, Libraries Unlimited.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
Bounce & Rhyme - Newton Abbot
Bring in your little ones for music, nursery rhymes and to make friends! Suitable for children under 5. Booking is essential and is now online through Eventbrite. Slots become available at 12pm, 7 days before each session from here: bit.ly/NAeventbrite
Date: 26 January 2022
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Description: Bring in your little ones for music, nursery rhymes and to make friends! Suitable for children under 5. Booking is essential and is now online through Eventbrite. Slots become available at 12pm, 7 days before each session from here: bit.ly/NAeventbrite
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme: Music
Lego Club - Newton Abbot
A creative drop-in session for children to make and build with LEGO at the library, with over 1000 bricks to play with! Play official LEGO games, take on some of our fun design challenges, and socialise with other budding builders! No booking necessary, just pop along on the day. Suitable for children aged 5+ and their parents/guardians.
Date: 29 January 2022
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Description: A creative drop-in session for children to make and build with LEGO at the library, with over 1000 bricks to play with! Play official LEGO games, take on some of our fun design challenges, and socialise with other budding builders! No booking necessary, just pop along on the day. Suitable for children aged 5+ and their parents/guardians.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:
Bounce & Rhyme - Newton Abbot
Bring in your little ones for music, nursery rhymes and to make friends! Suitable for children under 5. Booking is essential and is now online through Eventbrite. Slots become available at 12pm, 7 days before each session from here: bit.ly/NAeventbrite
Date: 28 January 2022
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Description: Bring in your little ones for music, nursery rhymes and to make friends! Suitable for children under 5. Booking is essential and is now online through Eventbrite. Slots become available at 12pm, 7 days before each session from here: bit.ly/NAeventbrite
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
Work Club - Newton Abbot
Do you feel like you could benefit from some help with your job searches? 📝🖥️ If this sounds like you, or someone you know, our Work Club might be able to help! Our 1-2-1 Work Club sessions can offer support with a range of enquires, from CV and cover letter writing to job searches. Every Thursday morning, with sessions available between 10am-12pm. Booking is essential, please get in touch to reserve your slot. 🕙
Date: 27 January 2022
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Do you feel like you could benefit from some help with your job searches? 📝🖥️ If this sounds like you, or someone you know, our Work Club might be able to help! Our 1-2-1 Work Club sessions can offer support with a range of enquires, from CV and cover letter writing to job searches. Every Thursday morning, with sessions available between 10am-12pm. Booking is essential, please get in touch to reserve your slot. 🕙
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:
Knit and Natter - Newton Abbot
Come along with your knitting projects or get started on a new one. Have a good natter with other knitters! Booking is required to attend, please do contact us in advance to secure your free place.
Date: 28 January 2022
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Come along with your knitting projects or get started on a new one. Have a good natter with other knitters! Booking is required to attend, please do contact us in advance to secure your free place.
Audience: Adult
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