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REOPENING OF LIBRARIES REOPENING OF LIBRARIES

***PHASED REOPENING OF LIBRARIES***

We are planning a phased reopening of our libraries from w/c 6th July. Find out more by following this link - Phased reopening of Devon Libraries.

No fines will apply during the period of closure, and until we reopen, the option to reserve items online has been disabled. Current loan(s) have now been extended to 31st August 2020.

 

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Torrington Library is located within the heart of the market town, conveniently located next to a large car park and sharing the site with the local Tourist Information Centre and 1646, a historically themed cafe. The library is open on four days a week and boasts a bright and busy children's area plus a wide range of books and resources, free WiFi and computer access.

The Library offers regular children's activities, hosts numerous local reading groups and has active Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) volunteers offering a home delivery service for those no longer able to access the library themselves. Staff look forward to offering all users a warm welcome.

Services

  • Children’s events
  • Book groups and events
  • Free public computers and WiFi
  • Printing, copying and scanning facilities
  • Home library service
Torrington Library events Torrington Library events

Bunting Project

One day this will all be over. When it is, we at Devon Libraries want to celebrate… and what community event would be complete without swathes of colourful bunting!? So, we are asking our locked-down library friends to help us create bunting flags for the library. Whilst the libraries have been closed to the public during the Coronavirus lockdown it has been easy enough for us to engage with some of our service users online. We are currently running book groups, Lego clubs and creative challenges via library social media accounts. We are also offering free e-books and audio books, online magazines and access to music, Ancestry Library Edition, Medici.TV and online reference resources for all library members via the Devon Libraries website. Many people rely on libraries for social interaction. For many older and isolated customers we have been a friendly voice at the end of the telephone in recent weeks. Our staff have been in regularly contact with our most vulnerable customers providing information, support and calling for a friendly chat. However, apart from ‘phone calls to our customers; we are finding it difficult to interact with those who are not internet users. Our bunting project is a way of helping everyone feel a part of the community under lockdown and for us all to look forward to a brighter (bunting decorated) future. How to make your bunting: We are asking contributors to make triangular flag bunting with dimensions of 5” across the top and 6” from the top to bottom. You can use any fabric, single or double layered, in any colour and sew, glue or staple depending on your level of skill! Once the lockdown is lifted and we reopen you can deliver your bunting flags to your local library. If you are housebound just give your library a call and they will arrange for a volunteer to come and collect the flags from you. Your local library in Devon is managed by Libraries Unlimited, the charity responsible for running Devon and Torbay Libraries. The Bunting Project is just one of the activities in the wide Libraries Unlimited cultural offering. Please contact Torrington Library for more details or to arrange a drop off time for your bunting. Thank you!
Date: 31 July 2020
Time: 8:00 - 20:00
Description: One day this will all be over. When it is, we at Devon Libraries want to celebrate… and what community event would be complete without swathes of colourful bunting!? So, we are asking our locked-down library friends to help us create bunting flags for the library. Whilst the libraries have been closed to the public during the Coronavirus lockdown it has been easy enough for us to engage with some of our service users online. We are currently running book groups, Lego clubs and creative challenges via library social media accounts. We are also offering free e-books and audio books, online magazines and access to music, Ancestry Library Edition, Medici.TV and online reference resources for all library members via the Devon Libraries website. Many people rely on libraries for social interaction. For many older and isolated customers we have been a friendly voice at the end of the telephone in recent weeks. Our staff have been in regularly contact with our most vulnerable customers providing information, support and calling for a friendly chat. However, apart from ‘phone calls to our customers; we are finding it difficult to interact with those who are not internet users. Our bunting project is a way of helping everyone feel a part of the community under lockdown and for us all to look forward to a brighter (bunting decorated) future. How to make your bunting: We are asking contributors to make triangular flag bunting with dimensions of 5” across the top and 6” from the top to bottom. You can use any fabric, single or double layered, in any colour and sew, glue or staple depending on your level of skill! Once the lockdown is lifted and we reopen you can deliver your bunting flags to your local library. If you are housebound just give your library a call and they will arrange for a volunteer to come and collect the flags from you. Your local library in Devon is managed by Libraries Unlimited, the charity responsible for running Devon and Torbay Libraries. The Bunting Project is just one of the activities in the wide Libraries Unlimited cultural offering. Please contact Torrington Library for more details or to arrange a drop off time for your bunting. Thank you!
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Craft

Free eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines available

Available 24/7 with your Devon Libraries card and PIN. You can borrow free eBooks with OverDrive / Libby, eAudiobooks with Borrowbox, eMagazines with RBDigital. For details of how to download the apps to your tablet / smartphone or for viewing on your home PC - please visit https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena/ebooks
Date: 31 July 2020
Time: 8:00 - 8:00
Description: Available 24/7 with your Devon Libraries card and PIN. You can borrow free eBooks with OverDrive / Libby, eAudiobooks with Borrowbox, eMagazines with RBDigital. For details of how to download the apps to your tablet / smartphone or for viewing on your home PC - please visit https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena/ebooks
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Choose and Collect
(from 6th July):

This library is currently closed, however we are offering customers a 'Choose and Collect' service.

Please email or phone and you can collect them from the library entrance at a pre-arranged time.

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Opening hours:

Mon Closed
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed Closed
Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 13:00
Sat 10:00 - 13:00

 

Contact us:

Kate Greaves

Email: Torrington Library
Tel: 01805 622107

Find us:

Torrington Library
Castle Hill
Torrington
EX38 8AA