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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

Marble Mischief

14 July - 8 September during library opening hours. Guess how many marbles are in the jar, the nearest guess drawn on 8 September wins the jar of marbles.
Date: 14 July 2018
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description: 14 July - 8 September during library opening hours. Guess how many marbles are in the jar, the nearest guess drawn on 8 September wins the jar of marbles.
Audience: All
Cost: 50p
Theme: Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge

Karen Maitland Author Talk

Queen of the Dark Ages, Karen Maitland, is back with a ghostly new medieval thriller, set on the wilds of Dartmoor. Join Karen as she discusses everything from healing holy wells to haunted caves, knights and nuns, plus miracles, witchcraft, folklore and more. Tickets to include refreshments are £3.50 each for members of Devon Libraries. £4 each for non-members, it is free to become a member of Devon Libraries.
Date: 25 September 2018
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Description: Queen of the Dark Ages, Karen Maitland, is back with a ghostly new medieval thriller, set on the wilds of Dartmoor. Join Karen as she discusses everything from healing holy wells to haunted caves, knights and nuns, plus miracles, witchcraft, folklore and more. Tickets to include refreshments are £3.50 each for members of Devon Libraries. £4 each for non-members, it is free to become a member of Devon Libraries.
Audience: All
Cost: £4.00
Theme:

Win a Kindle Fire Tablet!

Join Okehampton Library in October to be entered into our free prize draw. One adult or child over 5 will win a Kindle Fire Tablet, donated by the Friends of Okehampton Library. One child under 5 will win a bundle of books. It is free to join.
Date: 01 October 2018
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description: Join Okehampton Library in October to be entered into our free prize draw. One adult or child over 5 will win a Kindle Fire Tablet, donated by the Friends of Okehampton Library. One child under 5 will win a bundle of books. It is free to join.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: National Libraries Week

Okehampton Fun Palace

Fun Palaces is an annual weekend of action including arts, science, craft, tech, digital and sports events and activities. Fun Palaces are run by the community, for the community. If you are interested in sharing a skill, however small, with your community for free, please contact us.
Date: 06 October 2018
Time: 9:30 - 12:30
Description: Fun Palaces is an annual weekend of action including arts, science, craft, tech, digital and sports events and activities. Fun Palaces are run by the community, for the community. If you are interested in sharing a skill, however small, with your community for free, please contact us.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Fun Palaces

Love My Library

Come and tell us what you love about libraries and add your reasons to our display in branch.
Date: 08 October 2018
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description: Come and tell us what you love about libraries and add your reasons to our display in branch.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: National Libraries Week

Coffee & Croissants

To celebrate National Libraries Week, come and enjoy a free coffee and croissant at Okehampton Library. Duplo and Storytime will be from 9:30 to 10:15 as usual, for under 5's.
Date: 10 October 2018
Time: 9:30 - 10:30
Description: To celebrate National Libraries Week, come and enjoy a free coffee and croissant at Okehampton Library. Duplo and Storytime will be from 9:30 to 10:15 as usual, for under 5's.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: National Libraries Week

Book & Cake Sale

We will have lots of books for sale, with prices starting at only 50p! Homemade cakes will also be available to purchase, so why not enjoy a slice (or two) and browse the bookshelves while you're at it?
Date: 13 October 2018
Time: 9:30 - 12:00
Description: We will have lots of books for sale, with prices starting at only 50p! Homemade cakes will also be available to purchase, so why not enjoy a slice (or two) and browse the bookshelves while you're at it?
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: National Libraries Week

My Account

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