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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
Torquay Library events Torquay Library events

Infant First Aid and Teddy Tales Special

Worried you won't know what to do in an emergency? Alex from the South West Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust will be with us to teach infant first aid. Afterwards will be a first aid themed Teddy Tales. Booking Essential at either the enquiry desk, by phone or via email. This event is part of our Active Life Active Mind programme of activities throughout January 2020 that focus on promoting good health and well-being.
Date: 27 January 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:45
Description: Worried you won't know what to do in an emergency? Alex from the South West Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust will be with us to teach infant first aid. Afterwards will be a first aid themed Teddy Tales. Booking Essential at either the enquiry desk, by phone or via email. This event is part of our Active Life Active Mind programme of activities throughout January 2020 that focus on promoting good health and well-being.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Family History And Ancestry Group

Come and find your ancestors using Ancestry on the library computers in the Learning Centre upstairs at Torquay Library. Drop in and see what you can find. Free event
Date: 05 February 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Come and find your ancestors using Ancestry on the library computers in the Learning Centre upstairs at Torquay Library. Drop in and see what you can find. Free event
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Harry Potter Book Night!

Dear Wizards and Witches, Come help us celebrate the Triwizard Tournament with games, stories, crafts and sweets provided by our house elves. Come dressed for Hogwarts as either a wizard, a muggle or a magical creature! Let our sorting hat decide which House you should be in. Will it be Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff? 3-11 year olds Tickets are £1 per child Pre-booking essential
Date: 06 February 2020
Time: 16:30 - 17:30
Description: Dear Wizards and Witches, Come help us celebrate the Triwizard Tournament with games, stories, crafts and sweets provided by our house elves. Come dressed for Hogwarts as either a wizard, a muggle or a magical creature! Let our sorting hat decide which House you should be in. Will it be Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff? 3-11 year olds Tickets are £1 per child Pre-booking essential
Audience: Child
Cost: £1.00
Theme:

Poetry For Pleasure

Come and discuss poetry and share what you've written with our poetry group.
Date: 08 February 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Come and discuss poetry and share what you've written with our poetry group.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Local History Group

Want to know more about Torbay? Have some information to share? Come along to our Local Studies Group.
Date: 15 February 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Want to know more about Torbay? Have some information to share? Come along to our Local Studies Group.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Puppets!

We’ll be reading Julia Donaldson’s Paper Dolls book and making puppets! Torquay Library Monday 17th February, 2020 14:00-15:00 £1 per child, booking essential via email, at the Desk or on 01803 714452
Date: 17 February 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Description: We’ll be reading Julia Donaldson’s Paper Dolls book and making puppets! Torquay Library Monday 17th February, 2020 14:00-15:00 £1 per child, booking essential via email, at the Desk or on 01803 714452
Audience: Child
Cost: £1.00
Theme:

Family History And Ancestry Group

Come and find your ancestors using Ancestry on the library computers in the Learning Centre upstairs at Torquay Library. Drop in and see what you can find. Free event
Date: 04 March 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Come and find your ancestors using Ancestry on the library computers in the Learning Centre upstairs at Torquay Library. Drop in and see what you can find. Free event
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Poetry For Pleasure

Come and discuss poetry and share what you've written with our poetry group.
Date: 14 March 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Come and discuss poetry and share what you've written with our poetry group.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Local History Group

Want to know more about Torbay? Have some information to share? Come along to our Local Studies Group.
Date: 21 March 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Want to know more about Torbay? Have some information to share? Come along to our Local Studies Group.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Family History And Ancestry Group

Come and find your ancestors using Ancestry on the library computers in the Learning Centre upstairs at Torquay Library. Drop in and see what you can find. Free event
Date: 01 April 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Come and find your ancestors using Ancestry on the library computers in the Learning Centre upstairs at Torquay Library. Drop in and see what you can find. Free event
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Poetry For Pleasure

Come and discuss poetry and share what you've written with our poetry group.
Date: 11 April 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Come and discuss poetry and share what you've written with our poetry group.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

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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:

Rachel Kidd

Email: Torquay Library
Tel: 01803 714452

Find us:

Torquay Library
Lymington Road
Torquay
Devon
TQ1 3DT