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Torquay Library is a welcoming community library situated just around the corner from Torquay Town Hall. There is a lot going on for all generations, including regular Music Rhythm and Rhyme sessions and holiday craft activities.  

There is free Wi-Fi as well as PCs for public use. You can also book time with IT volunteers if you require assistance.  As well as space for study, there is plenty of comfortable seating for relaxing.

Services

  • Children’s events
  • Book groups and events
  • Free public computers and Wi-Fi
  • Printing, copying and scanning facilities
  • Room hire
  • We have a large collection of local history resources which are held in the John Pike Room. Please book in advance, if you would like to use these resources.

Torquay Library events

Teddy Tales at Torquay Library
Craft, music and story time for children aged 2-5 years old. Drop in and join in the fun! Mondays term time only. Book in advance on 01803 714452 or email Torquay.Library@librariesunlimited.org.uk Term time only
Date:
Time: 11:00 - 11:45
Description: Craft, music and story time for children aged 2-5 years old. Drop in and join in the fun! Mondays term time only. Book in advance on 01803 714452 or email Torquay.Library@librariesunlimited.org.uk Term time only
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
Bounce & Rhyme at Torquay Library
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 714452 Every Wednesday.
Date:
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 714452 Every Wednesday.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:
Where is Bonnie? At Torquay Library
Suitable for children 3+ Obi is a lovely dog come and say hi and hear about Bonnie another therapy dog. Find out about how therapy dogs can help but also get busy with dog crafts, puppets, and sensory stories. Book your place in advance on 01803 714452 or email Torquay.Library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 07 May 2022
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Suitable for children 3+ Obi is a lovely dog come and say hi and hear about Bonnie another therapy dog. Find out about how therapy dogs can help but also get busy with dog crafts, puppets, and sensory stories. Book your place in advance on 01803 714452 or email Torquay.Library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:
Bounce & Rhyme at Torquay Library
A free, fun musical sessions for under's 5's. A good way to meet other parents and make new friends (both young and old) too. Pre-booking is required on 01803 714452 Every Wednesday.
Date:
Time: 9:45 - 10:15
Description: A free, fun musical sessions for under's 5's. A good way to meet other parents and make new friends (both young and old) too. Pre-booking is required on 01803 714452 Every Wednesday.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme: Music
The Secret Book Quest at Torbay Libraries
Anyone aged 4-11 can join the Secret Book Quest. Each child receives a booklet to complete plus certificate when 25, 50 and 100 books have been read. This challenge is new and children will complete the book with stickers and reviews. At the end you can be entered into a prize draw to win a Lego Bookshop as well as other prizes. All participates can win the Libro cat badge on completion and the 100 book certificate is printed in gold! Ask in your local library for more information. It is free to take part and you can join when you next visit the library. Sometimes we run special events for Book Questers, keep an eye out for these on the website, Facebook and in the library.
Date:
Time: 9:30 - 13:00
Description: Anyone aged 4-11 can join the Secret Book Quest. Each child receives a booklet to complete plus certificate when 25, 50 and 100 books have been read. This challenge is new and children will complete the book with stickers and reviews. At the end you can be entered into a prize draw to win a Lego Bookshop as well as other prizes. All participates can win the Libro cat badge on completion and the 100 book certificate is printed in gold! Ask in your local library for more information. It is free to take part and you can join when you next visit the library. Sometimes we run special events for Book Questers, keep an eye out for these on the website, Facebook and in the library.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:
Book Quest Party 2 at Torquay Library.
Free activities for anyone taking part in the Secret Book Quest. Not taking part in the Quest yet no problem just sign up on the day or before. The Quest is free and the party is also free. Suitable for ages 4-11 and no need to book.
Date: 19 April 2022
Time: 9:30 - 13:00
Description: Free activities for anyone taking part in the Secret Book Quest. Not taking part in the Quest yet no problem just sign up on the day or before. The Quest is free and the party is also free. Suitable for ages 4-11 and no need to book.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
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Opening hours:

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

 

Contact us:

Sarah Kennedy

Email: Torquay Library
Tel: 01803 714452

Find us:

Torquay Library
Lymington Road
Torquay
Devon
TQ1 3DT

 

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