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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

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: 25 April 2018
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
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: 25 April 2018
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
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: 25 April 2018
Time: 11:15 - 11:45
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:

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: 30 April 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: 02 May 2018
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
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: 02 May 2018
Time: 11:15 - 11:45
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:

Free Computer Lessons

Are you confused by computers? Sign up to our free IT sessions for beginners! The sessions will be delivered by Elite Training South West. Sign up at the library desk or phone 01803 862210 or email totnes.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk to book your place.
Date: 03 May 2018
Time: 10:00 - 12:30
Description: Are you confused by computers? Sign up to our free IT sessions for beginners! The sessions will be delivered by Elite Training South West. Sign up at the library desk or phone 01803 862210 or email totnes.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk to book your place.
Audience: All
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: 03 May 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:

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: 09 May 2018
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
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: 09 May 2018
Time: 11:15 - 11:45
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:

Friends of Totnes Library AGM

The Friends plan events to fundraise and support Totnes Library. All are welcome.
Date: 10 May 2018
Time: 10:00 - 11:30
Description: The Friends plan events to fundraise and support Totnes Library. All are welcome.
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: 14 May 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:

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. This group is usually held in the Hallwell Room in The Mansion.
Date: 21 May 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. This group is usually held in the Hallwell Room in The Mansion.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme: Animals

Teen Book Group

Relax and socialise with some biscuits and a chat about a book everyone has read. Open to 13-18s
Date: 21 May 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: 21 May 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:

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: 28 May 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:

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: 14 June 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:

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: 18 June 2018
Time: 14:00 - 15:45
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:

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: 12 July 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:

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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