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Totnes Library is a busy modern library, set in the heart of the bustling South Devon market town. Built onto impressive Georgian building The Mansion, it is a bright, welcoming library with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The library is open five days a week and offers an attractive community and study space with computer access, free Wi-Fi and comfortable seating.

The library has eight computers plus scanning, printing and photocopying facilities. The library boasts dedicated collections of books and resources for children, teenagers and local history as well as sizeable DVD and audiobook collections. The colourful children’s area is very well used by borrowers and those coming to regular children’s events.

Services

  • Children’s events
  • Book groups and events
  • Free public computers and WiFi
  • Printing, copying and scanning facilities
  • Self-service machines
Totnes Library events Totnes Library events

Quiz Night!

The Friends of Totnes Library invite you to a quiz night! Doors open 7pm for 7.30. £5 per team, max 6 people per team. Fantastic prize for winning team!
Date: 12 January 2018
Time: 19:30 - 21:30
Description: The Friends of Totnes Library invite you to a quiz night! Doors open 7pm for 7.30. £5 per team, max 6 people per team. Fantastic prize for winning team!
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Teen Book Group

Relax and socialise with some biscuits and a chat about a book everyone has read. Open to 13-18s
Date: 22 January 2018
Time: 16:30 - 17:30
Description: Relax and socialise with some biscuits and a chat about a book everyone has read. Open to 13-18s
Audience: Teen
Cost: Free
Theme:

Tiny Tales

Come and join us for lots of fun at our story telling session. This lively interactive session also involves a simple craft activity.
Date: 22 January 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Come and join us for lots of fun at our story telling session. This lively interactive session also involves a simple craft activity.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm.
Date: 24 January 2018
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Description: We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm.
Date: 24 January 2018
Time: 11:15 - 12:00
Description: We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Free-Range Writing

Come and hear author Jenny Alexander talk about her new book, 'Free-Range Writing' - why it's good to break out of your box!
Date: 25 January 2018
Time: 14:30 - 15:30
Description: Come and hear author Jenny Alexander talk about her new book, 'Free-Range Writing' - why it's good to break out of your box!
Audience: Adult
Cost: £3.00
Theme:

Tiny Tales

Come and join us for lots of fun at our story telling session. This lively interactive session also involves a simple craft activity.
Date: 29 January 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Come and join us for lots of fun at our story telling session. This lively interactive session also involves a simple craft activity.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm.
Date: 31 January 2018
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Description: We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Teen Book Group

Relax and socialise with some biscuits and a chat about a book everyone has read. Open to 13-18s
Date: 05 February 2018
Time: 16:30 - 17:30
Description: Relax and socialise with some biscuits and a chat about a book everyone has read. Open to 13-18s
Audience: Teen
Cost: Free
Theme:

Tiny Tales

Come and join us for lots of fun at our story telling session. This lively interactive session also involves a simple craft activity.
Date: 05 February 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Come and join us for lots of fun at our story telling session. This lively interactive session also involves a simple craft activity.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm.
Date: 07 February 2018
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Description: We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Totnes Reading Group

Members decide on the choice of books, which are provided by the library, and all read the same title. Discussion is always lively, with widely differing views expressed with both conviction and humour, and the chosen book is often the jumping-off point for wider discussion. Both fiction and non-fiction are considered. Members pay a yearly subscription. There is currently a waiting list, please ask library staff for more details.
Date: 08 February 2018
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: Members decide on the choice of books, which are provided by the library, and all read the same title. Discussion is always lively, with widely differing views expressed with both conviction and humour, and the chosen book is often the jumping-off point for wider discussion. Both fiction and non-fiction are considered. Members pay a yearly subscription. There is currently a waiting list, please ask library staff for more details.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:

Be Prepared for Breastfeeding

Join local NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor Helen for an information session specifically tailored for mums-to-be. You'll learn about the mechanics and emotions of breastfeeding, day-to-day life with your newborn and your journey into parenthood. To book your place please email Helen at helenshoebrook@icloud.com
Date: 10 February 2018
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Join local NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor Helen for an information session specifically tailored for mums-to-be. You'll learn about the mechanics and emotions of breastfeeding, day-to-day life with your newborn and your journey into parenthood. To book your place please email Helen at helenshoebrook@icloud.com
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Tiny Tales

Come and join us for lots of fun at our story telling session. This lively interactive session also involves a simple craft activity.
Date: 12 February 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Come and join us for lots of fun at our story telling session. This lively interactive session also involves a simple craft activity.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm.
Date: 14 February 2018
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Description: We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Stick Man Story and Craft Session

Join us for crafts inspired by Julia Donaldson’s ‘Stick Man’ at the library, all ages welcome.
Date: 16 February 2018
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Description: Join us for crafts inspired by Julia Donaldson’s ‘Stick Man’ at the library, all ages welcome.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Poetry for Pleasure

Join us on the third Monday of the month for an afternoon of reading, writing or listening to poetry. Bring poems to read – your own or any you enjoy.
Date: 19 February 2018
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: Join us on the third Monday of the month for an afternoon of reading, writing or listening to poetry. Bring poems to read – your own or any you enjoy.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Teen Book Group

Relax and socialise with some biscuits and a chat about a book everyone has read. Open to 13-18s
Date: 19 February 2018
Time: 16:30 - 17:30
Description: Relax and socialise with some biscuits and a chat about a book everyone has read. Open to 13-18s
Audience: Teen
Cost: Free
Theme:

Tiny Tales

Come and join us for lots of fun at our story telling session. This lively interactive session also involves a simple craft activity.
Date: 19 February 2018
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: Come and join us for lots of fun at our story telling session. This lively interactive session also involves a simple craft activity.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm.
Date: 21 February 2018
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Description: We sing songs and nursery rhymes, bounce, clap and have a good time. The activities will also help your child to develop confidence, co-ordination and listening skills. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions until 12pm.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

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Opening hours:

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

 

Contact us:

Ann Draisey

Email: Totnes Library
Tel: 01803 862210

Find us:

Totnes Library
The Mansion
Fore Street
Totnes
Devon
TQ9 5RP