It’s easy and free to use your library! You can borrow books, take part in activities and use our computers or Wi-Fi.
It's free to become a member of the library, either join online or by visiting staff in the library.
We have a range of free resources that all library members can access online:
Book Amnesty 8 September – 8 October
Got an overdue book on your conscience? 📚
Couldn't face returning that DVD after losing it down the back of the sofa three years ago?
Return your horribly overdue items to your library during our Book Amnesty, and your fine will be waived, no questions asked
Saturday 2nd October ~ Okehampton Fun Palace 09:30-12:00
Fun Palaces is a national campaign to put culture in the heart of local communities. It is an annual weekend of action - arts, science, craft, tech, digital, heritage and sports. We are offering a creative community morning of free taster activities. If you would like to take part, sharing a skill or learning a new one, please contact Okehampton Library.
Current activities include ukulele and patchwork.
For more info about Fun Palaces visit their website. funpalaces.co.uk
Tuesday 5 October ~ Celebrating 'Libraries Week'
08:00-10:00 ~ A cuppa and a croissant. Pop in before school for a book.
18:00-20:00 ~ Late Night Library Opening, with light refreshments.
View our local history collections, including the Wardhayes picture collection, which is located throughout the library building.
All our usual library services will be available, and staff will be on hand to tell you about all our digital services.
Half Term Event, 25th - 30th October - TBC, please check our Facebook page or website for details: www.devonlibraries.org.uk/okehamptonlibrary
READING WELL Collection for children - Books to help you feel better
A collection of books free to borrow from Okehampton Library.
Reading Well for children recommends reading to help you deal with worries, feel better and boost your mood. The books have been chosen by children, carers, health experts and librarians.
Devon Libraries is part of Libraries Unlimited
Libraries Unlimited is a registered charity. Every penny raised goes directly towards library services that help make a difference to people’s lives and communities. To donate, please visit librariesunlimited.org.uk
Every Tuesday 13:30-14:30– Knit & Natter
Bring along your knitting, stitching, crochet or other portable project, for a chat with
like-minded crafters. Tea and coffee available at 50p a cup. Knit and Natter takes place in the children’s area of the library. A small selection of baby toys will be available during these sessions.
Children and Young People
Tuesdays 10:00-10:20 & 11:00-11:20 - Bounce & Rhyme
For under 5s and their carers
Free – booking in advance essential
Wednesdays 09:30–10:15 - Duplo Builders & Storytime for ages 0-5
Free - no booking necessary
Saturdays 10:30–11:30 Lego Builders for ages 5+
Free - no booking necessary
Book Track for ages 6+ during library opening hours
Free, ask staff for further details
Children under 8 must be accompanied to all events by a responsible adult
Please see our library website or Facebook page for any additional events and library services www.devonlibraries.org.uk