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Tiverton Library is one of the busiest libraries in Devon with over 90,000 visits a year and 100,000 items borrowed. The library is located near the bus station and shares the building on Phoenix Lane with Mid Devon District Council and Tiverton Job Centre Plus. As well as fiction and non-fiction books for adults there is a busy children’s library; a teen area with PCs and a Wii; study space; a meeting room for hire; 19 public computers and free Wi-Fi access for all.

Library members enjoy participating in the many activities that take place in the library every week for the young and young at heart: from under 5s sessions to knitting and nattering. The library is known for being a vibrant, lively and fun place to be.

Services

  • Meeting room for hire
  • Children’s events
  • Book groups and events
  • Free public computers and WiFi
  • Printing, copying and scanning facilities
  • Display/exhibition space
  • Self-service machines
  • Home library service

Tiverton Library events

Lego Club
Informal Lego builders' group for children ages 5+ and their grown ups. Every Saturday 2-3pm. No booking required.
Date:
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: Informal Lego builders' group for children ages 5+ and their grown ups. Every Saturday 2-3pm. No booking required.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:
Repair Cafe
Bring your broken household items to be fixed by Sustainable Tiverton Repair Cafe. Second Saturday of the month 9:30am-12:30pm. Email to book a slot: tivertonrepaircafe@outlook.com. Free (donations welcome)
Date:
Time: 9:30 - 12:30
Description: Bring your broken household items to be fixed by Sustainable Tiverton Repair Cafe. Second Saturday of the month 9:30am-12:30pm. Email to book a slot: tivertonrepaircafe@outlook.com. Free (donations welcome)
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:
Baby Self Weigh
Weigh your baby at the library on scales provided by the Devon Public Health Team. Every Thursday 9:30-12pm
Date:
Time: 9:30 - 12:00
Description: Weigh your baby at the library on scales provided by the Devon Public Health Team. Every Thursday 9:30-12pm
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
Saturday Story Time
Children under 5 (older siblings welcome). Different theme every month with stories, songs and crafts.
Date:
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Description: Children under 5 (older siblings welcome). Different theme every month with stories, songs and crafts.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
Sensory Story Time
Monthly interactive sessions with hands-on activities for under 5's. No booking required. Last Friday of the month *during term time. No sessions July, August, October 2022 Free (suggested donation: £2 per family). In partnership with Blundell's Preparatory School.
Date:
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Description: Monthly interactive sessions with hands-on activities for under 5's. No booking required. Last Friday of the month *during term time. No sessions July, August, October 2022 Free (suggested donation: £2 per family). In partnership with Blundell's Preparatory School.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
Tiny Boppers
Action rhymes and parachute games for under 5's. Great for toddlers but all welcome. Every Thursday 10:30-11am.
Date:
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Action rhymes and parachute games for under 5's. Great for toddlers but all welcome. Every Thursday 10:30-11am.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
Family History Help Desk
Trace your family tree with an expert volunteer from Devon Family History Society. Free 1 hour 1-2-1 sessions, booking essential. Third Friday of the month, *4th Friday in April. 1:30-3:30pm
Date:
Time: 13:30 - 15:30
Description: Trace your family tree with an expert volunteer from Devon Family History Society. Free 1 hour 1-2-1 sessions, booking essential. Third Friday of the month, *4th Friday in April. 1:30-3:30pm
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:
Chatterbooks
Children aged 7-11 years. Talk about your favourite books. Crafts, activities, find new authors and make new friends. First Monday of the month 4-5:30pm.
Date:
Time: 16:00 - 17:30
Description: Children aged 7-11 years. Talk about your favourite books. Crafts, activities, find new authors and make new friends. First Monday of the month 4-5:30pm.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:
Work Club
Drop in for help with job searching, CV writing and general job application queries. Every Friday 2-4pm.
Date:
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Drop in for help with job searching, CV writing and general job application queries. Every Friday 2-4pm.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:
IT & Gadget Help
Get support with your e-mails, tablets, iPad's, phones and tech gadgets at our friendly drop in session. Every Thursday 10am-12pm.
Date:
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Get support with your e-mails, tablets, iPad's, phones and tech gadgets at our friendly drop in session. Every Thursday 10am-12pm.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:
Baby Bounce and Rhyme
Join in with some old favourite nursery rhymes and learn some new ones every Thursday 10.30-11am. Great for pre-walkers but all under 5s welcome. After the session stay for a chat and play with our sensory toys.
Date:
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Join in with some old favourite nursery rhymes and learn some new ones every Thursday 10.30-11am. Great for pre-walkers but all under 5s welcome. After the session stay for a chat and play with our sensory toys.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
Improve your English: Join anytime.
If you would like to improve your English, Learn Devon are running a class for adults at Tiverton Library every Monday 12-2pm. Contact Learn Devon to enrol on 01395 223851 or visit learndevon.co.uk to find out more.
Date:
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Description: If you would like to improve your English, Learn Devon are running a class for adults at Tiverton Library every Monday 12-2pm. Contact Learn Devon to enrol on 01395 223851 or visit learndevon.co.uk to find out more.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:
Crafty Sew and Sews
Learn new skills at a fun, creative crafty session for adults with refreshments. Fortnightly on Thursdays 2-4pm. Contact us for dates.
Date:
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Learn new skills at a fun, creative crafty session for adults with refreshments. Fortnightly on Thursdays 2-4pm. Contact us for dates.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:
Knit and Natter
Enjoy swapping tips and having a good chat with other knitters at this friendly drop in. Fortnightly on a Tuesday 2-4pm.
Date:
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Enjoy swapping tips and having a good chat with other knitters at this friendly drop in. Fortnightly on a Tuesday 2-4pm.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:
Unlocking the Cage augmented reality experience, Tiverton Library (5th Nov-3rd Dec)
<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 Tiverton Library (5th Nov-3rd Dec) 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: 05 November 2022
Time: 9:00 - 18:00
Description:

Come to Tiverton Library (5th Nov-3rd Dec) 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
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Opening hours:

Mon 09:00 - 18:00
Tue 09:00 - 18:00
Wed Closed
Thu 09:00 - 18:00
Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 16:00

 

Contact us:

Rachel Gee

Email: Tiverton Library
Tel: 01884 244644

Find us:

Phoenix House
Phoenix Lane
Tiverton
Devon
EX16 6SA

 

  

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