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***Temporary disruption – important information Please note: there will be some temporary disruption to library services on 17th September 2019 during opening hours. This is due to planned IT maintenance to improve services for our customers. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused***
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Nestled in the heart of town, situated just off the main street, Okehampton Library occupies a historic school room and is open six days a week. As well as a regularly updated range of stock and displays to inspire you, the library also offers frequent events for children and adults. Staff are always on hand to help with any queries, and can assist in navigating all services.

Tea and coffee is available for a small fee throughout the day, and the library offers the perfect place to sit and relax, peruse the local newspapers, work online, or catch up on your reading.

Services

  • Meeting rooms for hire
  • Children’s events
  • Book groups and events
  • Free public computers and WiFi
  • Printing, copying and scanning facilities
  • Self-service machines
  • Returns dropbox at Waitrose Supermarket, Okehampton
  • Home library service
Okehampton Library events Okehampton Library events

Clare Hollingworth and the Scoop of the Century

PaddleBoat Theatre Company present the tale of fearless journalist Clare Hollingworth. From the busy newspaper offices in London to the frontline during World War II, Clare’s adventures tell the remarkable true story of one of the most important writers of our time. This globe-trotting and playful family show embarks on the journey of Clare’s life. A life-story which has been forgotten for years. We’ll celebrate the work of a pioneer who changed the mould of journalism, not just for women but for everyone. The show will be followed by a free storytelling workshop for all the family! The workshop will last approximately 1 hour and we welcome anyone to stay along after the show to join in. Recommended age 4+ Tickets available from Okehampton Library £4 per person or through the Eventbrite link (booking fee payable)
Date: 18 September 2019
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Description: PaddleBoat Theatre Company present the tale of fearless journalist Clare Hollingworth. From the busy newspaper offices in London to the frontline during World War II, Clare’s adventures tell the remarkable true story of one of the most important writers of our time. This globe-trotting and playful family show embarks on the journey of Clare’s life. A life-story which has been forgotten for years. We’ll celebrate the work of a pioneer who changed the mould of journalism, not just for women but for everyone. The show will be followed by a free storytelling workshop for all the family! The workshop will last approximately 1 hour and we welcome anyone to stay along after the show to join in. Recommended age 4+ Tickets available from Okehampton Library £4 per person or through the Eventbrite link (booking fee payable)
Audience: All
Cost: £4.00
Theme:

Okehampton Library Fun Palace

09:30-12:00 Embroidery 09:30-12:00 Crochet Get some hands on experience with Alice and Pam 10:00-12.30 Ukulele, drop in to hear some ukulele music & learn a few basics. All these FREE activities are being provided by your community for you at Okehampton Library
Date: 05 October 2019
Time: 9:30 - 12:30
Description: 09:30-12:00 Embroidery 09:30-12:00 Crochet Get some hands on experience with Alice and Pam 10:00-12.30 Ukulele, drop in to hear some ukulele music & learn a few basics. All these FREE activities are being provided by your community for you at Okehampton Library
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Fun Palaces

Bring your own device

Struggling with your hand held device? Bring it into the library for staff to assist you. Find out about the digital services that Devon Libraries has to offer. The library will also be open for all customers to browse and use our usual services as well as enjoy coffee and homemade cake, provided by the Friends of Okehampton Library.
Date: 09 October 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Struggling with your hand held device? Bring it into the library for staff to assist you. Find out about the digital services that Devon Libraries has to offer. The library will also be open for all customers to browse and use our usual services as well as enjoy coffee and homemade cake, provided by the Friends of Okehampton Library.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Libraries Week 2019

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Opening hours:

Mon 09:00 - 17:00
Tue 09:00 - 18:00
Wed 09:00 - 13:00
Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 13:00

 

Contact us:

Carole Cornwall

Email: Okehampton Library
Tel: 01837 52805

Find us:

Okehampton Library
4 North Street
Okehampton
Devon
EX20 1AR