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Northam Library

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

***CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) UPDATE***

In line with the Prime Minister's speech on Monday 23rd March and to keep our staff, volunteers and customers safe and healthy, our physical sites in Devon will remain closed until further notice. We have also suspended our Devon Mobile Library Service and Home Library Service. For more information, please visit our Coronavirus update page >

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Northam Library is situated on the main road through the town and has free car parking for library users and easy access to the library. There is a wide selection of books and audiobooks available, whilst DVDs and music CDs can be requested free of charge. The library has a lively sewing group that meets once a week, a fortnightly Scrabble group and a monthly newspaper discussion group. Volunteers are available for one to one help with Ancestry and laptops/ tablets.

The children’s area has a selection of board and picture books, junior fiction and non-fiction and story CDs. Bounce and Rhyme sessions are held weekly during term times, there is a fortnightly Lego Club and various children’s events are held during school holidays.

Services

  • Children’s events
  • Book groups and events
  • Free public computers and WiFi
  • Printing, copying and scanning facilities
  • Free parking
  • Home library service
Northam Library events Northam Library events

Lego Club Online

Lego Club Online - Every Saturday between 10am and 5pm. Visit our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/339312070363813/?source_id=503636033151760 to take part
Date: 23 May 2020
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Description: Lego Club Online - Every Saturday between 10am and 5pm. Visit our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/339312070363813/?source_id=503636033151760 to take part
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

The Bunting Project

One day this will all be over. When it is, we at Devon Libraries want to celebrate… and what community event would be complete without swathes of colourful bunting!? So, we are asking our locked-down library friends to help us create bunting flags for the library. Whilst the libraries have been closed to the public during the Coronavirus lockdown it has been easy enough for us to engage with some of our service users online. We are currently running book groups, Lego clubs and creative challenges via library social media accounts. We are also offering free e-books and audio books, online magazines and access to music, Ancestry Library Edition, Medici.TV and online reference resources for all library members via the Devon Libraries website. Many people rely on libraries for social interaction. For many older and isolated customers we have been a friendly voice at the end of the telephone in recent weeks. Our staff have been in regularly contact with our most vulnerable customers providing information, support and calling for a friendly chat. However, apart from ‘phone calls to our customers; we are finding it difficult to interact with those who are not internet users. Our bunting project is a way of helping everyone feel a part of the community under lockdown and for us all to look forward to a brighter (bunting decorated) future. How to make your bunting: We are asking contributors to make triangular flag bunting with dimensions of 5” across the top and 6” from the top to bottom. You can use any fabric, single or double layered, in any colour and sew, glue or staple depending on your level of skill! Once the lockdown is lifted and we reopen you can deliver your bunting flags to your local library. If you are housebound just give your library a call and they will arrange for a volunteer to come and collect the flags from you. Your local library in Devon is managed by Libraries Unlimited, the charity responsible for running Devon and Torbay Libraries. The Bunting Project is just one of the activities in the wide Libraries Unlimited cultural offering. For further information and full contact details for your local library please visit our web page https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena.
Date: 30 May 2020
Time: 8:00 - 8:00
Description: One day this will all be over. When it is, we at Devon Libraries want to celebrate… and what community event would be complete without swathes of colourful bunting!? So, we are asking our locked-down library friends to help us create bunting flags for the library. Whilst the libraries have been closed to the public during the Coronavirus lockdown it has been easy enough for us to engage with some of our service users online. We are currently running book groups, Lego clubs and creative challenges via library social media accounts. We are also offering free e-books and audio books, online magazines and access to music, Ancestry Library Edition, Medici.TV and online reference resources for all library members via the Devon Libraries website. Many people rely on libraries for social interaction. For many older and isolated customers we have been a friendly voice at the end of the telephone in recent weeks. Our staff have been in regularly contact with our most vulnerable customers providing information, support and calling for a friendly chat. However, apart from ‘phone calls to our customers; we are finding it difficult to interact with those who are not internet users. Our bunting project is a way of helping everyone feel a part of the community under lockdown and for us all to look forward to a brighter (bunting decorated) future. How to make your bunting: We are asking contributors to make triangular flag bunting with dimensions of 5” across the top and 6” from the top to bottom. You can use any fabric, single or double layered, in any colour and sew, glue or staple depending on your level of skill! Once the lockdown is lifted and we reopen you can deliver your bunting flags to your local library. If you are housebound just give your library a call and they will arrange for a volunteer to come and collect the flags from you. Your local library in Devon is managed by Libraries Unlimited, the charity responsible for running Devon and Torbay Libraries. The Bunting Project is just one of the activities in the wide Libraries Unlimited cultural offering. For further information and full contact details for your local library please visit our web page https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Celebrations

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Opening hours:

Mon 10:00 - 13:00
Tue Closed
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu Closed
Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 13:00

 

Contact us:

Jennie Smithson

Email: Northam Library
Tel: 01237 475111

Find us:

Northam Library
Fore Street
Northam
EX39 1AW