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South Molton Library was built in 2008 as part of the Amory Centre which also houses the town council and North Devon District council. The library is open 5 days a week and caters to the market town of South Molton and the surrounding rural area. South Molton library holds a wide selection of books, audiobooks, DVDs and local studies stock. The library hosts a number of regular events including Lego Club, Bounce and Rhyme, computer and gadget help, reading, writing and well being groups.

The children and teen area is located at the far end of the library and has a range of stock suitable for all ages, as well as offering computer access. There are 9 computers available to access free of charge for two hours per day with printing and copying facilities. 

Services

  • Children’s events
  • Book groups and events
  • Free public computers and WiFi
  • Printing, copying and scanning facilities
  • Self-service machines
  • Home library service
  • Room hire available

South Molton Library events

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Creative Writing Group South Molton
A small, friendly group which welcomes new writers. Please message col.and.sue.smith@gmail.com for more information.
Date: 11 March 2022
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: A small, friendly group which welcomes new writers. Please message col.and.sue.smith@gmail.com for more information.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme: Writing Group
Unlocking the Cage augmented reality experience, South Molton Library (23rd Feb - 9th March)
<br> <img src='https://librariesunlimitedsw-my.sharepoint.com/personal/olivia_desborough_librariesunlimited_org_uk/Documents/Desktop/Installation%20Unlocking%20the%20Cage%20sml.jpg?Web=1' alt=> <br> Come to South Molton Library (23rd Feb - 9th March) and experience an augmented reality installation, which brings to life the captivating stories of female writers whose work lies in 'the cage' - a place beneath the floor of Exeter library where its special collection is housed. Unlocking the Cage is an immersive visual and audio journey through the lives and works of four of these women. <br> <br> Unlocking the Cage has been researched, written and narrated by award-winning author Kim Sherwood. Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2019, she is known for her debut novel Testament and is the first woman to have written a James Bond novel with the first book in her trilogy due for publication in September 2022. <br> <br> Unlocking the Cage can be enjoyed alone, or in groups of up to 4 people at a time and takes approximately 28 minutes to experience in full. <br> <br> No need to book - accessible during the library's opening hours. <br>
Date: 23 February 2023
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description:

Come to South Molton Library (23rd Feb - 9th March) and experience an augmented reality installation, which brings to life the captivating stories of female writers whose work lies in 'the cage' - a place beneath the floor of Exeter library where its special collection is housed. Unlocking the Cage is an immersive visual and audio journey through the lives and works of four of these women.

Unlocking the Cage has been researched, written and narrated by award-winning author Kim Sherwood. Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2019, she is known for her debut novel Testament and is the first woman to have written a James Bond novel with the first book in her trilogy due for publication in September 2022.

Unlocking the Cage can be enjoyed alone, or in groups of up to 4 people at a time and takes approximately 28 minutes to experience in full.

No need to book - accessible during the library's opening hours.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: art installation
Illustration workshop
Fun, free workshop for children who love to draw. Illustration demonstrations and activites with local artisit Joseph Witchall. Please book with the library. Part of our Summer Reading Challenge events, check on our Facebook events to find out more.
Date: 13 August 2022
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Fun, free workshop for children who love to draw. Illustration demonstrations and activites with local artisit Joseph Witchall. Please book with the library. Part of our Summer Reading Challenge events, check on our Facebook events to find out more.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:
Bridge building and Virtual bridge building
From 10-11am Bridge building for 6-11 year olds. 11am-12pm Virtual bridge building 11-16 year olds. Fun and interactive workshops with Willmott Dixon Construction. Free but PLEASE BOOK with the library. #SummerReadingChallenge
Date: 26 August 2022
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: From 10-11am Bridge building for 6-11 year olds. 11am-12pm Virtual bridge building 11-16 year olds. Fun and interactive workshops with Willmott Dixon Construction. Free but PLEASE BOOK with the library. #SummerReadingChallenge
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: #summerreadingchallenge #building #technology
Children's Book Group South Molton
Do you enjoy reading? Do you like talking about books you've read? If the answers to both is yes then this is a group for you. We meet the first Friday of the month, discuss the book we've all read and collect the one for next month. For children 7-9 years. Please let a member of staff know you are interested in coming along.
Date: 05 August 2022
Time: 16:30 - 17:15
Description: Do you enjoy reading? Do you like talking about books you've read? If the answers to both is yes then this is a group for you. We meet the first Friday of the month, discuss the book we've all read and collect the one for next month. For children 7-9 years. Please let a member of staff know you are interested in coming along.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Reading Group
Lego Club South Molton
Do you love Lego? Yes?! Then you need to come along to Lego Club! Every Saturday at South Molton Library we host a morning of Lego fun! Take part in one of our challenges or get creative with those bricks! It's completely free with no need to book and all ages are welcome.
Date: 30 July 2022
Time: 9:30 - 12:30
Description: Do you love Lego? Yes?! Then you need to come along to Lego Club! Every Saturday at South Molton Library we host a morning of Lego fun! Take part in one of our challenges or get creative with those bricks! It's completely free with no need to book and all ages are welcome.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
Bounce and Rhyme South Molton
Every Tuesday morning bring along your toddler or baby for a fun session to learn and enjoy rhymes old and new! A chance to meet other parents and carers. Free, no need to book.
Date: 26 July 2022
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Every Tuesday morning bring along your toddler or baby for a fun session to learn and enjoy rhymes old and new! A chance to meet other parents and carers. Free, no need to book.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
Book Group
Collect the monthly book from the library then meet to discuss at the end of the month. Please speak to staff if you are interested in joining in.
Date: 23 August 2022
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Description: Collect the monthly book from the library then meet to discuss at the end of the month. Please speak to staff if you are interested in joining in.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:
Tech Troubles? South Molton
Are you confused with a new phone, tablet or laptop. Do you have questions about how to send an email, fill out an online form and are wondering what exactly are cookies? Then please book an appointment with our friendly and knowledgeable volunteer who will aim to help set your tech troubles at bay. Meeting every Tuesday from 2pm. Speak to staff to book.
Date: 02 August 2022
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Are you confused with a new phone, tablet or laptop. Do you have questions about how to send an email, fill out an online form and are wondering what exactly are cookies? Then please book an appointment with our friendly and knowledgeable volunteer who will aim to help set your tech troubles at bay. Meeting every Tuesday from 2pm. Speak to staff to book.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Gadget help
Town Trail
A trail round South Molton town searching for letters in shop windows. If you return your completed sheet you will be entered into a prize draw. Collect sheets from the library for 10p; it's available to have a go all summer, please return sheets before 10/09/2022 to be entered into the prize draw.
Date: 03 August 2022
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description: A trail round South Molton town searching for letters in shop windows. If you return your completed sheet you will be entered into a prize draw. Collect sheets from the library for 10p; it's available to have a go all summer, please return sheets before 10/09/2022 to be entered into the prize draw.
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
Theme: #search #trail #treasurehunt #activity #town
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Opening hours:

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

 

Contact us:

Alice Haynes

Email: South Molton Library
Tel: 01769 572128

Find us:

South Molton Library
The Amory Centre
125 East Street
South Molton
Devon
EX36 3BU

  

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