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***CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) UPDATE***

In line with the Prime Minister's speech on Monday 23rd March and to keep our staff, volunteers and customers safe and healthy, our physical sites in Torbay will remain closed until further notice. We have also suspended our Books on Wheels Library Service. For more information, please visit our Coronavirus Update page >

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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

Storytime Online with Paignton Library

Settle down and listen to some lovely stories read by our library staff 'live'. Just join our Paignton library facebook page <a href='https://www.facebook.com/PaigntonLibrary/'>Storytime Online</a>
Date: 26 May 2020
Time: 14:00 - 14:30
Description: Settle down and listen to some lovely stories read by our library staff 'live'. Just join our Paignton library facebook page Storytime Online
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Pub Quiz Live

We will be holding a live quiz with 4 categories. We've been doing a lot for the kids but now it's the adults turn to have a laugh. Grab your paper and pencils and join in! (no real prize just the satisfaction of winning) Find it here: <a href='https://www.facebook.com/PaigntonLibrary/'>Pub Quiz</a>
Date: 28 May 2020
Time: 20:30 - 21:30
Description: We will be holding a live quiz with 4 categories. We've been doing a lot for the kids but now it's the adults turn to have a laugh. Grab your paper and pencils and join in! (no real prize just the satisfaction of winning) Find it here: Pub Quiz
Audience: All
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: 28 May 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:

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: 30 May 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:

Code Club

A fun informal session to learn about Coding or develop your skills further.
Date: 20 June 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:

Code Club

A fun informal session to learn about Coding or develop your skills further.
Date: 04 July 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: 04 July 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: 07 July 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: 09 July 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: 11 July 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: 14 July 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: 14 July 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: 18 July 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: 21 July 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:

Code Club

A fun informal session to learn about Coding or develop your skills further.
Date: 01 August 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: 01 August 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: 04 August 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: For those interested in learning more about the local area.
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: 08 August 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: 11 August 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: 11 August 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:

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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