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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 ten 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
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Bird Treasure Hunt

Throughout January look for the birds hidden around the library, learn some amazing facts. For all ages. See the library desk for details.
Date: 03 January 2020
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description: Throughout January look for the birds hidden around the library, learn some amazing facts. For all ages. See the library desk for details.
Audience: Child
Cost: 50p
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

Bounce and Rhyme

This a free session where 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. You can email also email Helen at helenshoebrook@icloud.com to organise one to one antenatal breastfeeding information sessions or postnatal support.
Date: 15 January 2020
Time: 11:15 - 11:45
Description: This a free session where 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. You can email also email Helen at helenshoebrook@icloud.com to organise one to one antenatal breastfeeding information sessions or postnatal support.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Book Sale and Swap

Grab a bargain book or swap your books for new ones! All proceeds will go to the Friends of Totnes Library.
Date: 18 January 2020
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Description: Grab a bargain book or swap your books for new ones! All proceeds will go to the Friends of Totnes Library.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

BulliesOut!

National anti-bullying charity BulliesOut will be joining us for an educational drop-in session for young people. Come along and learn what you can do to stop bullying, and take part in some fun, free activities. To find out more about BulliesOut and the brilliant work they do, please visit www.bulliesout.com
Date: 18 January 2020
Time: 9:00 - 13:00
Description: National anti-bullying charity BulliesOut will be joining us for an educational drop-in session for young people. Come along and learn what you can do to stop bullying, and take part in some fun, free activities. To find out more about BulliesOut and the brilliant work they do, please visit www.bulliesout.com
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

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: 20 January 2020
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:

Home Educator drop-in

Come to our drop in session for all home educated children, young people and their carers. We will provide LEGO, some board games and a friendly smile and a space to make new friends and to share ideas.
Date: 21 January 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: Come to our drop in session for all home educated children, young people and their carers. We will provide LEGO, some board games and a friendly smile and a space to make new friends and to share ideas.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Community Bounce and Rhyme

Bring along an elderly neighbour or grandparent to join in with this special Bounce & Rhyme event, which will focus on singing traditional nursery rhymes. No booking required, just pop along on the day. Coffee, Tea and cake will be provided. This a free session where 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.
Date: 22 January 2020
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Description: Bring along an elderly neighbour or grandparent to join in with this special Bounce & Rhyme event, which will focus on singing traditional nursery rhymes. No booking required, just pop along on the day. Coffee, Tea and cake will be provided. This a free session where 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.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

Community Bounce and Rhyme

Join in with this under 5s event where everyone is welcome. Bring along a neighbour, grandparent or friend to join in. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions from 10am-12pm. No booking required, just pop along on the day, two sessions will run. Coffee, Tea and cake will be provided
Date: 22 January 2020
Time: 11:15 - 11:45
Description: Join in with this under 5s event where everyone is welcome. Bring along a neighbour, grandparent or friend to join in. Helen, a NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, will be offering support throughout and after these sessions from 10am-12pm. No booking required, just pop along on the day, two sessions will run. Coffee, Tea and cake will be provided
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

Free Computer Lessons

Are you confused by computers? Sign up to our free IT sessions for beginners! Please contact us on 01803 659945 or totnes.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk to book a place.
Date: 23 January 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:30
Description: Are you confused by computers? Sign up to our free IT sessions for beginners! Please contact us on 01803 659945 or totnes.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk to book a place.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

Mindfulness Taster Session

This two-hour session will give you a brief introduction to mindfulness. This session will be provided by The Sharpham Trust is suitable for those new to mindfulness and who are interested in finding out more about the subject. The session is suitable for people aged 18 and above, and will be led in a group of no more than 15.
Date: 23 January 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: This two-hour session will give you a brief introduction to mindfulness. This session will be provided by The Sharpham Trust is suitable for those new to mindfulness and who are interested in finding out more about the subject. The session is suitable for people aged 18 and above, and will be led in a group of no more than 15.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

RSPB Bird Talk

We need wildlife and wildlife needs you! Includes how to identify and encourage birds into your garden and an introduction to watching birds in South Devon Reserves, with John Allan from the RSPB. Refreshments will be provided. Suggested donation of £4 to support Totnes Library and the RSPB.
Date: 27 January 2020
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Description: We need wildlife and wildlife needs you! Includes how to identify and encourage birds into your garden and an introduction to watching birds in South Devon Reserves, with John Allan from the RSPB. Refreshments will be provided. Suggested donation of £4 to support Totnes Library and the RSPB.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

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: 27 January 2020
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:

Home Educator drop-in

Come to our drop in session for all home educated children, young people and their carers. We will provide LEGO, some board games and a friendly smile and a space to make new friends and to share ideas.
Date: 28 January 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: Come to our drop in session for all home educated children, young people and their carers. We will provide LEGO, some board games and a friendly smile and a space to make new friends and to share ideas.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Awesome Owls and Birds of Prey

Meet owls and birds of prey in the library, and learn more about them. For all ages, tickets £3 per person.
Date: 29 January 2020
Time: 14:30 - 16:00
Description: Meet owls and birds of prey in the library, and learn more about them. For all ages, tickets £3 per person.
Audience: All
Cost: £3.00
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

Bounce and Rhyme

This a free session where 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. You can email also email Helen at helenshoebrook@icloud.com to organise one to one antenatal breastfeeding information sessions or postnatal support.
Date: 29 January 2020
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Description: This a free session where 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. You can email also email Helen at helenshoebrook@icloud.com to organise one to one antenatal breastfeeding information sessions or postnatal support.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

This a free session where 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. You can email also email Helen at helenshoebrook@icloud.com to organise one to one antenatal breastfeeding information sessions or postnatal support.
Date: 29 January 2020
Time: 11:15 - 11:45
Description: This a free session where 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. You can email also email Helen at helenshoebrook@icloud.com to organise one to one antenatal breastfeeding information sessions or postnatal support.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

This a free session where 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. You can email also email Helen at helenshoebrook@icloud.com to organise one to one antenatal breastfeeding information sessions or postnatal support.
Date: 29 January 2020
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Description: This a free session where 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. You can email also email Helen at helenshoebrook@icloud.com to organise one to one antenatal breastfeeding information sessions or postnatal support.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Free Computer Lessons

Are you confused by computers? Sign up to our free IT sessions for beginners! Please contact us on 01803 659945 or totnes.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk to book a place.
Date: 06 February 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:30
Description: Are you confused by computers? Sign up to our free IT sessions for beginners! Please contact us on 01803 659945 or totnes.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk to book a place.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

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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 659945

Find us:

Totnes Library
The Mansion
Fore Street
Totnes
Devon
TQ9 5RP