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Ottery St Mary Library moved into the former NatWest Bank building in the centre of the town in February 2017. The new library is light, bright and airy, with a wonderfully colourful and spacious children's area.

The Library has a varied selection of stock, including the Coleridge Collection, with books about the life and work of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who was born in Ottery St Mary. In April 2017 the library’s opening hours were extended by a group of keen volunteers, who run the library for two extra sessions a week. The library is also supported by a very active friends group called, Friends of Ottery Library (FOOL).

Ottery St Mary Tourist Information Centre are also based in the Library and can be contacted on the following days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am - 12.30pm. They can be reached on 07749134870 or emailed at info@otterytourism.org.uk

Services

  • Children’s events
  • Book groups and events
  • Free public computers and WiFi
  • Printing, copying and scanning facilities
  • Self-service machines
  • Home library service
Ottery St Mary Library events Ottery St Mary Library events

Children's Reading Group

A brand new reading group for children aged 8-11 years. For the first session bring along one of your favourite books. Meeting monthly to chat & enjoy great books.
Date: 21 July 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Description: A brand new reading group for children aged 8-11 years. For the first session bring along one of your favourite books. Meeting monthly to chat & enjoy great books.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Songs and Stories

A session for under 5's and their parents and carers of singing and stories.
Date: 27 July 2018
Time: 14:15 - 14:45
Description: A session for under 5's and their parents and carers of singing and stories.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Pranks & Mischief Session

Join us for this session where we will teach you some practical jokes to play on your friends and family!
Date: 28 July 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Join us for this session where we will teach you some practical jokes to play on your friends and family!
Audience: Child
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Cartoon Drawing Workshop

Local artist Ian Pearce will be teaching us how to draw our own fabulous comic characters
Date: 30 July 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Description: Local artist Ian Pearce will be teaching us how to draw our own fabulous comic characters
Audience: Child
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Rock Painting

Join us for this drop-in rock painting session. Paint a mischievous character and once it's dry hide it for someone else to find. Or keep it safely if you won't be parted with it. Fun craft session for all ages. This session includes a story but you can drop in anytime during the week to paint a rock.
Date: 06 August 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Join us for this drop-in rock painting session. Paint a mischievous character and once it's dry hide it for someone else to find. Or keep it safely if you won't be parted with it. Fun craft session for all ages. This session includes a story but you can drop in anytime during the week to paint a rock.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Rock Painting

Join us for rock painting mayhem. A story included in this session. You can drop in throughout the week to paint your rock. Get thinking ...... how will your rock become a mischief maker?
Date: 10 August 2018
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Description: Join us for rock painting mayhem. A story included in this session. You can drop in throughout the week to paint your rock. Get thinking ...... how will your rock become a mischief maker?
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Coderdojo Coding Session

Come and try out coding in our new coderdojo coding session. Using Chrome Books we will be going code crazy!
Date: 18 August 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Description: Come and try out coding in our new coderdojo coding session. Using Chrome Books we will be going code crazy!
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Coderdojo

Cartoon Making ICT Workshop

We will be using chrome books to create comic strips which you can print and take home. Let your imagination run wild. Limited Places so booking essential.
Date: 20 August 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: We will be using chrome books to create comic strips which you can print and take home. Let your imagination run wild. Limited Places so booking essential.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Really Wild Learning - Mischief Makers

Educational Animal Event introducing you to some of nature's mischief makers - interactive presentation, amazing animal facts and the opportunity to meet the animals. Booking Essential. Limited Places
Date: 23 August 2018
Time: 13:30 - 15:30
Description: Educational Animal Event introducing you to some of nature's mischief makers - interactive presentation, amazing animal facts and the opportunity to meet the animals. Booking Essential. Limited Places
Audience: Child
Cost: £2.00
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Character Hunt Week

Join us all week to hunt for the Mischief Makers in the library. Free activity, just drop in.
Date: 27 August 2018
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Description: Join us all week to hunt for the Mischief Makers in the library. Free activity, just drop in.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Celebration Picnic

Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Challenge with a Celebration Picnic in the library! Some food available but do bring along your own too ............. Collect your free Beano (courtesy of Friends of Ottery Library)
Date: 30 August 2018
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Description: Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Challenge with a Celebration Picnic in the library! Some food available but do bring along your own too ............. Collect your free Beano (courtesy of Friends of Ottery Library)
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge 2018

My Account
Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Tue 17:00 - 19:00*
Wed 10:00 - 13:00*
Thu 10:00 - 13:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 13:00

 

* 'Library Extra' sessions run by volunteers.  The full range of library services may not be available during these times.

Contact us:

Xanthe Waite

Email: Ottery St Mary Library
Tel: 01404 813838

Find us:

Ottery St Mary Library & Information Centre
Silver Street
Ottery St Mary
EX11 1DB