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National Lockdown

Roadmap for reintroducing in-person library services. Services may differ per library. Learn more on our Covid-19 updates page.

Library Extra Sessions are kindly run by library volunteers and in light of the current crisis some volunteers have selected not to continue with their regular volunteering commitments at this time. The health and wellbeing of our volunteers is important to us so the decision is to pause these sessions.

With this in mind, the Library Extra sessions will not run at this library for the foreseeable future.

We do hope you can visit the library during our general opening hours or alternatively you can access a wide range of services here online, such as reviewing your loans or reserving items. In addition, you can also borrow audiobooks, ebooks, eMagazines via the library catalogue.

You can also renew your books and other items by phoning 0345 155 1001. 

Thank you for your understanding and we will update you when the Library Extra Sessions resume.

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Topsham Library is located in the brand new community hub, Nancy Potter House. The library offers access to all the usual services including books and eBooks, audiobooks, free WiFi and computer access.

Topsham's new community hub,  delivered by Estuary League of Friends following a successful funding bid to the Big Lottery Fund and fundraising efforts reaching a total of £1.95million, offers a day centre room, community café, exercise and fitness space, 2 treatment rooms, a laundry, meeting/training room, and serviced offices as well as our modern new library facilities.

Services

Topsham Library events

Big enormous bash at South Molton library
We will be celebrating at South Molton we have a new table! Join us for authors, songs and crafts.
Date: 20 June 2017
Time: 18:00 - 22:00
Description: We will be celebrating at South Molton we have a new table! Join us for authors, songs and crafts.
Audience: All
Cost: £7.00
Theme: Summer
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Date: 13 June 2017
Time: 8:00 - 8:00
Description:
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Boogie Books
All aboard for a magical journey exploring the world of stories through music, movement and dance. For children under 5, accompanied by an adult.
Date: 26 November 2017
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Description: All aboard for a magical journey exploring the world of stories through music, movement and dance. For children under 5, accompanied by an adult.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: £1.00
Theme:
Ghost Stories for Christmas
Who was the better Ghost Story Writer? - M.R.James or Charles Dickens? Listen to two short talks and watch two short films to help you make your mind up
Date: 17 December 2017
Time: 19:00 - 22:00
Description: Who was the better Ghost Story Writer? - M.R.James or Charles Dickens? Listen to two short talks and watch two short films to help you make your mind up
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme: Film & Talk
Make a cork reindeer decoration
Pop in and make a cork reindeer decoration using pipe cleaners, and pom poms. Donations welcome. Kid Friendly
Date: 22 December 2017
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Description: Pop in and make a cork reindeer decoration using pipe cleaners, and pom poms. Donations welcome. Kid Friendly
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Christmas
Adult Craft Club
This friendly group meet twice a month for crafts and chatter with hot drinks and a biscuit. Free.
Date: 17 December 2017
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: This friendly group meet twice a month for crafts and chatter with hot drinks and a biscuit. Free.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:
Ghost Stories for Christmas
Two small talks followed by two 45 minute films from the BFI as you to decide who was the better Ghost Story writer; Charles Dickens or M.R.James
Date: 17 December 2017
Time: 19:00 - 22:00
Description: Two small talks followed by two 45 minute films from the BFI as you to decide who was the better Ghost Story writer; Charles Dickens or M.R.James
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme: Film and Talk
Ghost Stories for Christmas
Mini Talks and films. Who was the better ghost story writer M.R.James or Charles Dickens? You decide!
Date: 17 December 2017
Time: 19:00 - 22:00
Description: Mini Talks and films. Who was the better ghost story writer M.R.James or Charles Dickens? You decide!
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:
Knit and Yarn
Enjoy knitting and crochet? Join our knit and yarn group to share knitting, conversation, skills and patterns. All abilities welcome.
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Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Description: Enjoy knitting and crochet? Join our knit and yarn group to share knitting, conversation, skills and patterns. All abilities welcome.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme: Craft
Teen Book Group
Meet with like-minded, book-loving contemporaries in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to discuss monthly book choices and other books of interest. 11-16 year olds. Meets every two months.
Date: 11 January 2018
Time: 15:45 - 16:30
Description: Meet with like-minded, book-loving contemporaries in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to discuss monthly book choices and other books of interest. 11-16 year olds. Meets every two months.
Audience: Teen
Cost: Free
Theme:
Bounce and Rhyme
Come along to Bounce and Rhyme and join in with some songs, rhymes and stories. Bring your teddy along with you so that he/she can join in too!
Date: 17 December 2017
Time: 14:30 - 15:00
Description: Come along to Bounce and Rhyme and join in with some songs, rhymes and stories. Bring your teddy along with you so that he/she can join in too!
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
Bounce n Rhyme
Fun songs and nursery rhymes for young children
Date: 09 January 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Fun songs and nursery rhymes for young children
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
Bounce and Rhyme
A fun time of singing, stories and socialisation for babies, toddlers and their carers
Date: 07 January 2018
Time: 9:15 - 9:45
Description: A fun time of singing, stories and socialisation for babies, toddlers and their carers
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
Toddler Time
Stories songs and crafts for children, aged 2 and above, and their carers. Term Time only
Date: 10 January 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Stories songs and crafts for children, aged 2 and above, and their carers. Term Time only
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
Bounce & Rhyme
Fun, informal drop-in music session for under 5s and their carers
Date: 16 January 2018
Time: 9:30 - 10:00
Description: Fun, informal drop-in music session for under 5s and their carers
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
Bounce n Rhyme
Fun half-hour of sing-along songs and nursery rhymes every Wednesday during term time.
Date: 16 January 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Description: Fun half-hour of sing-along songs and nursery rhymes every Wednesday during term time.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
Free Computer Course for Beginners
Elite Training South West are providing free computer course for beginners. Places are limited so book now !
Date: 25 March 2018
Time: 10:00 - 12:30
Description: Elite Training South West are providing free computer course for beginners. Places are limited so book now !
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
How the Internet Can Help Your Business Workshop
Google Digital Garage comes to libraries across Devon! These sessions are for business owners, employees and people looking to start their own business. Also students and young people looking to improve their online knowledge and skill set. In these workshops you will create a personal Google Digital Garage learning package which will, either start your online learning or improve your existing online digital skills. From understanding Google Analytics, to learning how to get your business listed on Google Maps, these free to attend bite size sessions are ideal. Book here http://bit.ly/2nuVn3A
Date: 19 February 2018
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Description: Google Digital Garage comes to libraries across Devon! These sessions are for business owners, employees and people looking to start their own business. Also students and young people looking to improve their online knowledge and skill set. In these workshops you will create a personal Google Digital Garage learning package which will, either start your online learning or improve your existing online digital skills. From understanding Google Analytics, to learning how to get your business listed on Google Maps, these free to attend bite size sessions are ideal. Book here http://bit.ly/2nuVn3A
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
Bounce n Rhyme
Sing-a-long session for babies and toddlers
Date: 06 March 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Description: Sing-a-long session for babies and toddlers
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
Ramble and Read
A relaxed grade 1 walk in the village, followed by tea and biscuits at the library
Date: 05 March 2018
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Description: A relaxed grade 1 walk in the village, followed by tea and biscuits at the library
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: health and wellbeing

My Account

 

Opening hours:

Mon Closed
Tue 10:00 - 14:30
Wed 12:00 - 16:30
Thu 10:00 - 13:00
  13:30 - 16:30
Fri Closed
Sat 10:00 - 12:30
Mon 14:00 - 17:00
Tue 10:00 - 13:00
  13:00 - 14:00*
Wed CLOSED
Thu 10:00 - 13:00
  13:00 - 14:00*
  14:00 - 17:00
Fri 14:00 - 14:30*
  14:30 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 13:00

 

Contact us:

Beatrice Drecq

Email: Topsham Library
Tel: 01392 874955

Find us:

Topsham Library
Nancy Potter House 
Nelson Close
Topsham
EX3 0DX

  

Quilt Tour

A quilt inspired by a love of books and reading is going on tour around libraries in Devon.

The quilt has been created by Exmouth & District University of the Third Age (U3A) members and depicts shelves of books and a curious cat.

Year Month Library
2021 Jun Exmouth
2021 Jul Sidmouth
2021 Aug Axminister
2021 Sep Budleigh Salterton
2021 Oct Honiton
2021 Nov Ottery St Mary
2021 Dec St Thomas
2022 Jan Exeter
2022 Feb Teignmouth
2022 Mar Crediton
2022 Apr Topsham
2022 May Seaton
2022 Jun *Raffle Closes*
2022 Jul Exmouth

quilt

The beautiful quilt will tour libraries over the next year and it will be raffled to raise money for Libraries Unlimited.

Read more on Libraries Unlimited News