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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

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Code Club Meet up

Code Club meetups are a place where teachers, veteran volunteers, and newcomers alike can meet in a fun, friendly and informal environment to talk about Code Club. Brand new to Code Club? Come along and find out more about what we do. Caroline, our Regional Coordinator for the South West, will be there to answer any questions you have about getting started. Already involved with Code Club? This is a chance to meet other people involved in the community. Let’s swap stories and help each other! There will be drinks and snacks too! If you have any questions before the event, please get in touch by email to southwest@codeclub.org.uk or by contacting @CodeClubSW on Twitter. Thank you to the Estuary League of Friends and Topsham Library for providing us with a wonderful venue. We look forward to seeing you at the event! The Library has parking, including disabled parking and there is on-street parking. To book a ticket, go on Eventbrite and click on the link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/code-club-topsham-meetup-tickets-47854860175
Date: 16 July 2018
Time: 15:45 - 17:00
Description: Code Club meetups are a place where teachers, veteran volunteers, and newcomers alike can meet in a fun, friendly and informal environment to talk about Code Club. Brand new to Code Club? Come along and find out more about what we do. Caroline, our Regional Coordinator for the South West, will be there to answer any questions you have about getting started. Already involved with Code Club? This is a chance to meet other people involved in the community. Let’s swap stories and help each other! There will be drinks and snacks too! If you have any questions before the event, please get in touch by email to southwest@codeclub.org.uk or by contacting @CodeClubSW on Twitter. Thank you to the Estuary League of Friends and Topsham Library for providing us with a wonderful venue. We look forward to seeing you at the event! The Library has parking, including disabled parking and there is on-street parking. To book a ticket, go on Eventbrite and click on the link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/code-club-topsham-meetup-tickets-47854860175
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce & Rhymes

Come and join us to sing your favourite nursery rhymes. No need to book! Please note this will be our last session before the school holiday break up and it will be resume in September when older children are back in school.
Date: 24 July 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Come and join us to sing your favourite nursery rhymes. No need to book! Please note this will be our last session before the school holiday break up and it will be resume in September when older children are back in school.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Sciencedipity Slime Workshop

60 glorious minutes of hands-on slime science! In this workshop you’ll find out what slime actually is and what it is made from, you’ll learn the chemistry behind this luscious stuff (which is important to know so that you can troubleshoot with slime-making at home) and how to make successful slime every time. Do you prefer bouncy slime, or stretchy slime? Here’re the science investigations we’ll be doing – what happens when you alter the quantities of the slime ingredients? Do alternative ingredients work (you’ve read about using contact lens solution or starch solution – right?). Once we’ve made a good slime base, what other ingredients could we use to make slime variations – think mousse, talc, beads! During the 1 hour slime workshop the slime you make you can take home! Advanced booking is essential. Please visit Topsham Library to collect your ticket.
Date: 27 July 2018
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Description: 60 glorious minutes of hands-on slime science! In this workshop you’ll find out what slime actually is and what it is made from, you’ll learn the chemistry behind this luscious stuff (which is important to know so that you can troubleshoot with slime-making at home) and how to make successful slime every time. Do you prefer bouncy slime, or stretchy slime? Here’re the science investigations we’ll be doing – what happens when you alter the quantities of the slime ingredients? Do alternative ingredients work (you’ve read about using contact lens solution or starch solution – right?). Once we’ve made a good slime base, what other ingredients could we use to make slime variations – think mousse, talc, beads! During the 1 hour slime workshop the slime you make you can take home! Advanced booking is essential. Please visit Topsham Library to collect your ticket.
Audience: Child
Cost: £6.00
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

A Magic Garden

A Magic Garden: a multi-sensory show with puppets for pre-school children performed by the Boo to the Goose Theatre Company. Advance booking is essential. Please visit Topsham Library to collect your ticket.
Date: 31 July 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: A Magic Garden: a multi-sensory show with puppets for pre-school children performed by the Boo to the Goose Theatre Company. Advance booking is essential. Please visit Topsham Library to collect your ticket.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: £3.00
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

Really Wild Learning

Come and learn about Kim's favourite animas from Really Wild Learning. Your child will have the chance to learn lots of interesting facts about the animals and hold a snake or other animals if they are brave enough!
Date: 07 August 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Come and learn about Kim's favourite animas from Really Wild Learning. Your child will have the chance to learn lots of interesting facts about the animals and hold a snake or other animals if they are brave enough!
Audience: Child
Cost: £5.00
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

Mischief Maker Craft Activity

Make your own Dennis the Menace. Materials and guidance provided. Advance booking is essential. Please visit Topsham Library to collect your ticket.
Date: 13 August 2018
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Description: Make your own Dennis the Menace. Materials and guidance provided. Advance booking is essential. Please visit Topsham Library to collect your ticket.
Audience: Child
Cost: £2.00
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

Make Paper Poppies for Charter Day

This is a craft activity: Make paper poppies for Charter Day. Materials and guidance will be provided. Advanced booking is essential. Please collect your ticket at Topsham Library.
Date: 17 August 2018
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Description: This is a craft activity: Make paper poppies for Charter Day. Materials and guidance will be provided. Advanced booking is essential. Please collect your ticket at Topsham Library.
Audience: Child
Cost: £2.00
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

Mischief Maker Create A Comic Book Character

Discover what make a good comic book character and design your own. The workshop will cover character design and drawing tips, as well as creative writing exercises to unlock the personality o the creations.
Date: 23 August 2018
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Description: Discover what make a good comic book character and design your own. The workshop will cover character design and drawing tips, as well as creative writing exercises to unlock the personality o the creations.
Audience: Child
Cost: £5.00
Theme: Summer reading Challenge

Dennis the Menace and Spider Craft Event

This is a craft activity, in which you will make a Dennis the menace face out of dry clay and a spider. You will be able to take your creation home and to play a prank on your friends and family. All the materials and guidance will be provided. Advanced booking is essential. Please collect your ticket at Topsham Library.
Date: 28 August 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: This is a craft activity, in which you will make a Dennis the menace face out of dry clay and a spider. You will be able to take your creation home and to play a prank on your friends and family. All the materials and guidance will be provided. Advanced booking is essential. Please collect your ticket at Topsham Library.
Audience: Child
Cost: £2.00
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

Topsham Library Mischief Maker Finishers' Party

Complete the Mischief Maker Reading Challenge by September 1st to be eligible to come free of charge to our Finishers' Party at the World of Country Life. Collect your free ticket and a free ticket for your accompanying adult and join us at 10 am at the World of Country Life Park (WEST DOWN LANE, SANDY BAY EXMOUTH, EX8 5BY. We will start with a presentation and you will be able to enjoy the rest of the day in the park
Date: 01 September 2018
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Description: Complete the Mischief Maker Reading Challenge by September 1st to be eligible to come free of charge to our Finishers' Party at the World of Country Life. Collect your free ticket and a free ticket for your accompanying adult and join us at 10 am at the World of Country Life Park (WEST DOWN LANE, SANDY BAY EXMOUTH, EX8 5BY. We will start with a presentation and you will be able to enjoy the rest of the day in the park
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

Topsham Library Mischief Maker Finishers Party at the World of Country Life

Complete the Summer Reading Challenge by September 1st to be eligible to a free entrance for you and an accompanying adult to the World of Country Life, WEST DOWN LANE, SANDY BAY EXMOUTH, EX8 5BY. Join us at 10 am at the World of Country Life for the presentation for certificates and enjoy the rest of the day in the park.
Date: 02 September 2018
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Description: Complete the Summer Reading Challenge by September 1st to be eligible to a free entrance for you and an accompanying adult to the World of Country Life, WEST DOWN LANE, SANDY BAY EXMOUTH, EX8 5BY. Join us at 10 am at the World of Country Life for the presentation for certificates and enjoy the rest of the day in the park.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Summer reading Challenge 2018

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Opening hours (from 2nd July):

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

 

* Library Extra session run by library volunteers.  The full range of library services may not be available during this time.

Contact us:

Beatrice Coveney

Email: Topsham Library
Tel: 01392 874955

Find us:

Topsham Library
Nancy Potter House 
Nelson Close
Topsham
EX3 0DX