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***PHASED REOPENING OF LIBRARIES***

We are planning a phased reopening of our libraries from w/c 6th July. Find out more by following this link - Phased reopening of Torbay Libraries.

During the period of lockdown - No fines were applied, and any items on loan were extended to 31st August. As libraries reopen, we will revert to our normal terms and conditions for fines and fees.

 

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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 Paignton Library events

Virtual Lego Club

Our Lego Club will be going virtual for now so join us on Paignton Library Facebook Page each Saturday for a lego challenge and post photo's of your creations!
Date: 15 August 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Our Lego Club will be going virtual for now so join us on Paignton Library Facebook Page each Saturday for a lego challenge and post photo's of your creations!
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Silly Squad - Silly Faces

A programme of Silly Squad events featuring stories and crafts to accompany The Reading Agency's Summer Reading Challenge....#SummerReadingChallenge #SillySquad2020 For videos of the story and craft head to: <a href='https://www.facebook.com/events/591612328127390/'>Silly Squad, Silly Faces</a>
Date: 17 August 2020
Time: 16:00 - 16:30
Description: A programme of Silly Squad events featuring stories and crafts to accompany The Reading Agency's Summer Reading Challenge....#SummerReadingChallenge #SillySquad2020 For videos of the story and craft head to: Silly Squad, Silly Faces
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Starting School virtual event

Join Torbay Libraries for a day of online stories, activities and games to help children prepare for starting school. Aimed at children starting Reception class in September. Click here to find the event:<a href='https://www.facebook.com/events/209747443671220/'>Starting School</a>
Date: 18 August 2020
Time: 11:00 - 16:00
Description: Join Torbay Libraries for a day of online stories, activities and games to help children prepare for starting school. Aimed at children starting Reception class in September. Click here to find the event:Starting School
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Virtual Music, Rhythm and Rhyme

Join us on the Paignton Library Facebook page for a free, fun and musical session for the under 5's. Let's stay connected at home! Click here: <a href='https://www.facebook.com/PaigntonLibrary/'>Music, Rhythm & Rhyme</a>
Date: 07 September 2020
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Join us on the Paignton Library Facebook page for a free, fun and musical session for the under 5's. Let's stay connected at home! Click here: Music, Rhythm & Rhyme
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Code Club

A fun informal session to learn about Coding or develop your skills further.
Date: 03 October 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: A fun informal session to learn about Coding or develop your skills further.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Poetry for Pleasure

For anyone who loves reading, writing or listening to poetry.
Date: 03 October 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: For anyone who loves reading, writing or listening to poetry.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Local History Group

For those interested in learning more about the local area.
Date: 06 October 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: For those interested in learning more about the local area.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

WBW - Free Legal Surgery

Free Legal Surgery - Paignton Library The sessions require no financial obligation. Surgeries are held on the second Thursday of every month between 10:30am - 12:30pm. For further information, or to reserve your slot, please speak to a member of the library reception team or call 01803 714460.
Date: 08 October 2020
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Description: Free Legal Surgery - Paignton Library The sessions require no financial obligation. Surgeries are held on the second Thursday of every month between 10:30am - 12:30pm. For further information, or to reserve your slot, please speak to a member of the library reception team or call 01803 714460.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

South Devon Tech Jam

South Devon Tech Jam, is a small group of enthusiasts, who organise monthly informal and friendly sessions for anyone interested in technology, regardless of age or ability. We hope you will enjoy learning new skills and sharing experiences about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM). Bring your own projects, equipment and questions to enjoy a couple of hours with some like-minded people. **Location** Upstairs in rooms 11-12: > Family-friendly session: 11:00 to 13:00 > Adult/Project session: 13:00 to 15:00
Date: 10 October 2020
Time: 11:00 - 15:00
Description: South Devon Tech Jam, is a small group of enthusiasts, who organise monthly informal and friendly sessions for anyone interested in technology, regardless of age or ability. We hope you will enjoy learning new skills and sharing experiences about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM). Bring your own projects, equipment and questions to enjoy a couple of hours with some like-minded people. **Location** Upstairs in rooms 11-12: > Family-friendly session: 11:00 to 13:00 > Adult/Project session: 13:00 to 15:00
Audience: All
Cost: £2.00
Theme:

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: 13 October 2020
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:

VIP Book Club

A book club for visually impaired people. Listen to one of the RNIB's spoken word books then meet up to talk about what you thought. A fun way to hear new books and make new friends.
Date: 13 October 2020
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Description: A book club for visually impaired people. Listen to one of the RNIB's spoken word books then meet up to talk about what you thought. A fun way to hear new books and make new friends.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Code Club

A fun informal session to learn about Coding or develop your skills further.
Date: 17 October 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: A fun informal session to learn about Coding or develop your skills further.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

FoPL Crafty Chatters

Enjoy needle crafts in company. Learn a new skill or just come along to make some new friends. Every 3rd Tuesday of each month, upstairs in the library building.
Date: 20 October 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Enjoy needle crafts in company. Learn a new skill or just come along to make some new friends. Every 3rd Tuesday of each month, upstairs in the library building.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Local History Group

For those interested in learning more about the local area.
Date: 03 November 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: For those interested in learning more about the local area.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Code Club

A fun informal session to learn about Coding or develop your skills further.
Date: 07 November 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: A fun informal session to learn about Coding or develop your skills further.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Poetry for Pleasure

For anyone who loves reading, writing or listening to poetry.
Date: 07 November 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: For anyone who loves reading, writing or listening to poetry.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

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: 10 November 2020
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:

VIP Book Club

A book club for visually impaired people. Listen to one of the RNIB's spoken word books then meet up to talk about what you thought. A fun way to hear new books and make new friends.
Date: 10 November 2020
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Description: A book club for visually impaired people. Listen to one of the RNIB's spoken word books then meet up to talk about what you thought. A fun way to hear new books and make new friends.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

WBW - Free Legal Surgery

Free Legal Surgery - Paignton Library The sessions require no financial obligation. Surgeries are held on the second Thursday of every month between 10:30am - 12:30pm. For further information, or to reserve your slot, please speak to a member of the library reception team or call 01803 714460.
Date: 12 November 2020
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Description: Free Legal Surgery - Paignton Library The sessions require no financial obligation. Surgeries are held on the second Thursday of every month between 10:30am - 12:30pm. For further information, or to reserve your slot, please speak to a member of the library reception team or call 01803 714460.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

South Devon Tech Jam

South Devon Tech Jam, is a small group of enthusiasts, who organise monthly informal and friendly sessions for anyone interested in technology, regardless of age or ability. We hope you will enjoy learning new skills and sharing experiences about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM). Bring your own projects, equipment and questions to enjoy a couple of hours with some like-minded people. **Location** Upstairs in rooms 11-12: > Family-friendly session: 11:00 to 13:00 > Adult/Project session: 13:00 to 15:00
Date: 14 November 2020
Time: 11:00 - 15:00
Description: South Devon Tech Jam, is a small group of enthusiasts, who organise monthly informal and friendly sessions for anyone interested in technology, regardless of age or ability. We hope you will enjoy learning new skills and sharing experiences about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM). Bring your own projects, equipment and questions to enjoy a couple of hours with some like-minded people. **Location** Upstairs in rooms 11-12: > Family-friendly session: 11:00 to 13:00 > Adult/Project session: 13:00 to 15:00
Audience: All
Cost: £2.00
Theme:

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Temporary opening hours
from 27th July
CLOSED 29/07/2020:

Mon 10:00 - 12:00
  14:00 - 16:00
Tue 10:00 - 12:00
  14:00 - 16:00
Wed 10:00 - 12:00
  Closed
Thu 10:00 - 12:00
  14:00 - 16:00
Fri 10:00 - 12:00
  14:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 12:00
  14:00 - 16:00

 

My Account

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

Find us:

Paignton Library
Great Western Road
Paignton
Devon
TQ4 5AG