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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 eleven 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

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: 17 June 2019
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: 18 June 2019
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:

Word Power

Join Janice Wilkinson for a drop in session where you’ll learn how to tap into the transformational power of language and how to motivate yourself by changing your language.
Date: 18 June 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Join Janice Wilkinson for a drop in session where you’ll learn how to tap into the transformational power of language and how to motivate yourself by changing your language.
Audience: Adult
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: 19 June 2019
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: 19 June 2019
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:

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: 24 June 2019
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: 25 June 2019
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:

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: 26 June 2019
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: 26 June 2019
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:

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. Please contact the 01803 659945 or email totnes.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk to book your place.
Date: 11 July 2019
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. Please contact the 01803 659945 or email totnes.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk to book your place.
Audience: Adult
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: 13 July 2019
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:

Author Talk - Gill Coombs

In The Trembling Warrior, coach, facilitator and long-term activist Gill Coombs weaves stories and experience from activists and on the front line politicians with wisdom from writers, therapists, and fellow dreamers. Join her at our free talk which will celebrate and encourage those who feel compelled to make a difference, despite feeling vulnerable. Free event, but donations will be gratefully received.
Date: 17 July 2019
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Description: In The Trembling Warrior, coach, facilitator and long-term activist Gill Coombs weaves stories and experience from activists and on the front line politicians with wisdom from writers, therapists, and fellow dreamers. Join her at our free talk which will celebrate and encourage those who feel compelled to make a difference, despite feeling vulnerable. Free event, but donations will be gratefully received.
Audience: Adult
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. Please contact the 01803 659945 or email totnes.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk to book your place.
Date: 25 July 2019
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. Please contact the 01803 659945 or email totnes.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk to book your place.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Boo to a Goose presents Space Cats!

Two curious kittens, Gumdrop and Spider, discover a spaceship while exploring Professor Agena B. Armstrong's secret laboratory... IGNITION SEQUENCE START! 3, 2, 1... Meanwhile, back on Earth, cat-loving hippy Grandad Houston Collins is wondering why his adventure hungry kittens are late for supper. It's rocket science, grandad, but not as you knew it... A sensory delight for all the family! Tickets are £3.50 per child on the door, any accompanying adults go free.
Date: 08 August 2019
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Description: Two curious kittens, Gumdrop and Spider, discover a spaceship while exploring Professor Agena B. Armstrong's secret laboratory... IGNITION SEQUENCE START! 3, 2, 1... Meanwhile, back on Earth, cat-loving hippy Grandad Houston Collins is wondering why his adventure hungry kittens are late for supper. It's rocket science, grandad, but not as you knew it... A sensory delight for all the family! Tickets are £3.50 per child on the door, any accompanying adults go free.
Audience: All
Cost: £3.50
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

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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