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Paignton Library is a busy community hub, situated near the station and town centre. The library offers a fun and vibrant environment and offers a warm welcome to everyone. There are lots of activities for children including Music, Rhythm and Rhyme for babies and toddlers, Saturday morning Lego Club, Code Club as well as craft activities in the holidays.

The library also hosts a Local History Group, a Poetry group and several reading groups.  The Friends of Paignton Library run a scrabble group and Crafty Chatters.  The library offers support with IT through our IT volunteers and provides public access computers, Wi-Fi, printing and photocopying.

Services

  • Children’s events
  • Book groups and events
  • Free public computers and Wi-Fi
  • Printing, copying and scanning facilities
  • Room hire

Friends Group

Paignton Library has an active Friends Group who support the library, to find out more please visit their Facebook group.

Paignton Library events

Wild and Wonderful Storytimes at Torquay Library this August
Stories and Crafts for the Summer Reading Challenge. Book in advance on 01803 714452 or email us at torquay.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk Monday 2nd August - Those Magnificent Sheep in their Flying Machine! Monday 9th August - Melissa's Octopus and other Unsuitable Pets! Monday 16th August - Way to Treasure Island! Monday 23rd August - Bug Safari!
Date: 02 August 2021
Time: 14:30 - 15:30
Description: Stories and Crafts for the Summer Reading Challenge. Book in advance on 01803 714452 or email us at torquay.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk Monday 2nd August - Those Magnificent Sheep in their Flying Machine! Monday 9th August - Melissa's Octopus and other Unsuitable Pets! Monday 16th August - Way to Treasure Island! Monday 23rd August - Bug Safari!
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Stories and Crafts - Nature
Stories around the Christmas tree at Paignton Library
Listen to some Christmas stories around our Christmas tree and have a cosy cup of hot chocolate. Booking is essential and opens on the 6th December 01803 714460
Date: 20 December 2021
Time: 15:30 - 16:15
Description: Listen to some Christmas stories around our Christmas tree and have a cosy cup of hot chocolate. Booking is essential and opens on the 6th December 01803 714460
Audience: All
Cost: £2.00
Theme:
Paignton Library STEM group
Paignton Library Christmas Crafts
Join us for stories and Christmas crafts. 10:30- 11:30 or 14:00- 15:00 Booking is essential 01803 714460 Suggested donation £1.50
Date: 11 December 2021
Time: 10:30 - 15:00
Description: Join us for stories and Christmas crafts. 10:30- 11:30 or 14:00- 15:00 Booking is essential 01803 714460 Suggested donation £1.50
Audience: All
Cost: £1.50
Theme:
Paignton library Storytime with Samantha Williams
Samantha Williams will be reading her book 'Lolly and Stitch are not Afraid.' Places are limited so please book by calling 01803 714460
Date: 07 December 2021
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Samantha Williams will be reading her book 'Lolly and Stitch are not Afraid.' Places are limited so please book by calling 01803 714460
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
Paignton Library Toddler Festive Fun
Join us for a festive story, crafts and music session. Booking is essential. Booking opens on 2nd December
Date: 16 December 2021
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Description: Join us for a festive story, crafts and music session. Booking is essential. Booking opens on 2nd December
Audience: All
Cost: £1.50
Theme:
Read to Kira!
Come and read to Kira!
Date: 05 February 2022
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Come and read to Kira!
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Reading
Lego Club at Paignton
Our Lego Club is back! Come in and see what you will create.
Date: 11 December 2021
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Our Lego Club is back! Come in and see what you will create.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:
Code Club at Paignton
Are you interested in Computer Games and want to know how to make your own? Have a go at Coding using Scratch and find out more about our Code Club, where you can make cool games, animations and websites too! Ages 8 - 13 Parents are encouraged to attend along with their children. Limited spaces available so please book a place at the Library desk or call us on 01803 714460
Date: 18 December 2021
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Are you interested in Computer Games and want to know how to make your own? Have a go at Coding using Scratch and find out more about our Code Club, where you can make cool games, animations and websites too! Ages 8 - 13 Parents are encouraged to attend along with their children. Limited spaces available so please book a place at the Library desk or call us on 01803 714460
Audience: Teen
Cost: Free
Theme: Code Club
Music, Rhythm and Rhyme at Paignton
A free, fun and musical session for the under 5's. A good way to meet other parents and make new friends (both young and old) too. Pre-booking is required on 01803 714460
Date: 09 December 2021
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: A free, fun and musical session for the under 5's. A good way to meet other parents and make new friends (both young and old) too. Pre-booking is required on 01803 714460
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
Poetry for Pleasure
For anyone who loves reading, writing or listening to poetry.
Date: 08 January 2022
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: For anyone who loves reading, writing or listening to poetry.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme: Poetry
FoPL Scrabble Group
Come and join our Scrabble group to keep your mind active or to have a bit of fun with some new friends.
Date: 14 December 2021
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Come and join our Scrabble group to keep your mind active or to have a bit of fun with some new friends.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme: Social
Music, Rhythm & Rhyme at Paignton
A free, fun and musical session for the under 5's. A good way to meet other parents and make new friends (both young and old) too. Pre-booking is required on 01803 714460
Date: 13 December 2021
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: A free, fun and musical session for the under 5's. A good way to meet other parents and make new friends (both young and old) too. Pre-booking is required on 01803 714460
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
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Opening hours:

Mon 09:30 - 17:00
Tue 09:30 - 18:00
Wed 09:30 - 13:00
Thu 09:30 - 18:00
Fri 09:30 - 17:00
Sat 09:30 - 16:00

 

Contact us:

Charlotte Sumner

Email: Paignton Library
Tel: 01803 714460

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Paignton Library
Great Western Road
Paignton
Devon
TQ4 5AG