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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

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: 18 May 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
Baby Self-weigh Station - Newton Abbot
We are one of 16 Devon Libraries now providing free drop-in self-weigh facilities! The scales are self service and really easy to use. Please note: Bounce and Rhyme runs from 10:00-10:30am, you are welcome to use the facilities at this time but it may be a bit busy in the library!
Date: 18 May 2022
Time: 9:30 - 11:30
Description: We are one of 16 Devon Libraries now providing free drop-in self-weigh facilities! The scales are self service and really easy to use. Please note: Bounce and Rhyme runs from 10:00-10:30am, you are welcome to use the facilities at this time but it may be a bit busy in the library!
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme: Health and wellbeing
Learn My Way - Newton Abbot
Join us for a digital familiarisation session through Learn My Way. A gentle welcome into using the internet and also an opportunity to socialise. (Booking essential, please contact the library to book). **This event is part of the wider programme for Dementia Awareness Week, 16-23rd May**
Date: 23 May 2022
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Description: Join us for a digital familiarisation session through Learn My Way. A gentle welcome into using the internet and also an opportunity to socialise. (Booking essential, please contact the library to book). **This event is part of the wider programme for Dementia Awareness Week, 16-23rd May**
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Health and Wellbeing
Games and Conversation - Newton Abbot
The Owl and the Pussycat café at the Passmore Edwards Centre will be the venue for a drop-in games session. Come and meet people and play some games for a warm and sociable Saturday Morning. (DROP IN, open to all). **This event is part of the wider programme for Dementia Awareness Week, 16-23rd May**
Date: 21 May 2022
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Description: The Owl and the Pussycat café at the Passmore Edwards Centre will be the venue for a drop-in games session. Come and meet people and play some games for a warm and sociable Saturday Morning. (DROP IN, open to all). **This event is part of the wider programme for Dementia Awareness Week, 16-23rd May**
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Health and Wellbeing
Work Club - Newton Abbot
Are you currently looking for employment? Our Work Club team can help you with writing a CV, applying for jobs, finding local courses and much more. For more information and to book your free 1:1 session, contact the library directly.
Date: 18 May 2022
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Are you currently looking for employment? Our Work Club team can help you with writing a CV, applying for jobs, finding local courses and much more. For more information and to book your free 1:1 session, contact the library directly.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme: Job Support
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: 17 May 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
Theme: Arts & Crafts/Socialising
Baby Self-weigh Station - Newton Abbot
We are one of 16 Devon Libraries now providing free drop-in self-weigh facilities! The scales are self service and really easy to use. Please note: Bounce and Rhyme runs from 10:00-10:30am, you are welcome to use the facilities at this time but it may be a bit busy in the library!
Date: 20 May 2022
Time: 9:30 - 11:30
Description: We are one of 16 Devon Libraries now providing free drop-in self-weigh facilities! The scales are self service and really easy to use. Please note: Bounce and Rhyme runs from 10:00-10:30am, you are welcome to use the facilities at this time but it may be a bit busy in the library!
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme: Health and wellbeing
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: 20 May 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
National Share a Story Month - Newton Abbot
Story reading and themed crafts for children, every Saturday morning in May. Free to attend, just pop along to the Children's Library on the day. Saturday 21st May - The Story Thief by Graham Carter
Date: 21 May 2022
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Story reading and themed crafts for children, every Saturday morning in May. Free to attend, just pop along to the Children's Library on the day. Saturday 21st May - The Story Thief by Graham Carter
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Storytime
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: 21 May 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: Lego
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: 20 May 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
Theme: Arts & Crafts/Socialising
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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

 

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Email: Newton Abbot Library
Tel: 01626 886223

Find us:

Passmore Edwards Centre
Market Street
Newton Abbot
Devon
TQ12 2RJ

 

  

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