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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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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: 19 July 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: All
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: 20 July 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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I.T. Drop-In

Come along for our drop-in I.T. session every Wednesday afternoon, where we have a volunteer on hand for one-to-one support, located by the entrance to the I.T. suite. Get help with your I.T. enquiries, from basic computer skills, to using the internet and creating email accounts. No need to book, just pop along on the day. Please note: during busy periods there may be a wait while our volunteer aims to assist as many people as possible.
Date: 24 July 2019
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Description: Come along for our drop-in I.T. session every Wednesday afternoon, where we have a volunteer on hand for one-to-one support, located by the entrance to the I.T. suite. Get help with your I.T. enquiries, from basic computer skills, to using the internet and creating email accounts. No need to book, just pop along on the day. Please note: during busy periods there may be a wait while our volunteer aims to assist as many people as possible.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Knit and Natter

Bring your own knitting project to work on and have a natter! No booking necessary and it's completely free, just pop in between 2pm and 4pm.
Date: 24 July 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Bring your own knitting project to work on and have a natter! No booking necessary and it's completely free, just pop in between 2pm and 4pm.
Audience: All
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: 25 July 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: All
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: 25 July 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: All
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.' This exciting children's event is suitable for ages 4-10 years. The event is free to attend, but a suggested donation of between £2 and £5 on the day would be very much appreciated. Booking is essential, so please get in touch with Newton Abbot Library on 01626 886223, or send us a message on Facebook. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Date: 02 August 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
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.' This exciting children's event is suitable for ages 4-10 years. The event is free to attend, but a suggested donation of between £2 and £5 on the day would be very much appreciated. Booking is essential, so please get in touch with Newton Abbot Library on 01626 886223, or send us a message on Facebook. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
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Make Your Own Slime!

Make your own slime! Watch and follow instruction as the expert shows you how to make slime and take it home with you! Add colour and glitter to make it as bright as you like. Best suited to children aged 4+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential.
Date: 09 August 2019
Time: 14:15 - 14:45
Description: Make your own slime! Watch and follow instruction as the expert shows you how to make slime and take it home with you! Add colour and glitter to make it as bright as you like. Best suited to children aged 4+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential.
Audience: Child
Cost: £3.00
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Make Your Own Slime!

Make your own slime! Watch and follow instruction as the expert shows you how to make slime and take it home with you! Add colour and glitter to make it as bright as you like. Best suited to children aged 4+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. This is the second of two sessions.
Date: 09 August 2019
Time: 15:00 - 15:30
Description: Make your own slime! Watch and follow instruction as the expert shows you how to make slime and take it home with you! Add colour and glitter to make it as bright as you like. Best suited to children aged 4+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. This is the second of two sessions.
Audience: Child
Cost: £3.00
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Children's Writers Workshop with author Maureen Boon

Join author Maureen and hear extracts from her book Ant’s Awesome Adventure and join in a story writing activity. Take home a free bookmark. Best suited to children aged 7 to 12 - children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential, please get in touch or see us at the front desk to book your free places.
Date: 13 August 2019
Time: 10:00 - 11:30
Description: Join author Maureen and hear extracts from her book Ant’s Awesome Adventure and join in a story writing activity. Take home a free bookmark. Best suited to children aged 7 to 12 - children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential, please get in touch or see us at the front desk to book your free places.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Story and Crafts with Clare Helen Welsh

Meet local children's author Clare Helen Welsh, who will be sharing some of her popular picture books in this storytelling and crafts session. Design your own biscuit rocket (yum!) and take part in some pirate crafts! Booking is essential - please contact the library desk to purchase tickets. Only £2 per child, with accompanying adults going free. Suitable for children aged 2+
Date: 23 August 2019
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Description: Meet local children's author Clare Helen Welsh, who will be sharing some of her popular picture books in this storytelling and crafts session. Design your own biscuit rocket (yum!) and take part in some pirate crafts! Booking is essential - please contact the library desk to purchase tickets. Only £2 per child, with accompanying adults going free. Suitable for children aged 2+
Audience: All
Cost: £2.00
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Space Cats

Two curious kittens, Gumdrop and Spider, discover a spaceship while exploring Professor Agena B. Armstrong's secret laboratory... IGNITION SEQUENCE START! 3, 2, 1... Meanwhile, back on Earth, cat-loving hippy Grandad Houston Collins is wondering why his adventure hungry kittens are late for supper. It's rocket science, grandad, but not as you knew it... A sensory delight for all the family! Tickets £4 per child - babies (under 6 months) go free if they are attending with a paying child. Accompanying adults go free. Suitable for children up to 10 years of age.
Date: 30 August 2019
Time: 14:30 - 15:30
Description: Two curious kittens, Gumdrop and Spider, discover a spaceship while exploring Professor Agena B. Armstrong's secret laboratory... IGNITION SEQUENCE START! 3, 2, 1... Meanwhile, back on Earth, cat-loving hippy Grandad Houston Collins is wondering why his adventure hungry kittens are late for supper. It's rocket science, grandad, but not as you knew it... A sensory delight for all the family! Tickets £4 per child - babies (under 6 months) go free if they are attending with a paying child. Accompanying adults go free. Suitable for children up to 10 years of age.
Audience: Child
Cost: £4.00
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Lego Moon Rovers

To celebrate 50 years since the moon landing, Julian Surtees is running a two hour Lego and Technic Lego workshop designing and building Moon Rovers. In groups of 3, you will design and build motorised Lego Moon Rovers. Test them over a Lego moon surface, measure the distance and how long it takes. This session involves design, technology, maths, team work and collaboration. Tickets are £5 each. Suitable for children aged 6+ who must be accompanied by a paying adult (this is a great family activity!). If you’re not joining as a team, Julian will match you into a group. Please contact the library directly to book your places!
Date: 07 September 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: To celebrate 50 years since the moon landing, Julian Surtees is running a two hour Lego and Technic Lego workshop designing and building Moon Rovers. In groups of 3, you will design and build motorised Lego Moon Rovers. Test them over a Lego moon surface, measure the distance and how long it takes. This session involves design, technology, maths, team work and collaboration. Tickets are £5 each. Suitable for children aged 6+ who must be accompanied by a paying adult (this is a great family activity!). If you’re not joining as a team, Julian will match you into a group. Please contact the library directly to book your places!
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
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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