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North Cornwall Libraries

The libraries all across North Cornwall are a fantastic resource and offer lots of services as well as loaning books.

Library membership is free to everyone in Cornwall and children's membership is also available. Children can get their own library card which is linked to and adult's account.

Each account can borrow up to 18 items and keep them for three weeks. If you find you need them longer, they cane be renewed, either online or at the library, up to 5 times

The libraries provide access to a wide range of books for leisure and learning, plus:

- DVDs and CDs

- online newspapers and magazines

- eBooks and eAudiobooks

- music scores and plays

- local information

- use of a computer and internet

- adults and childrens groups

Have a look at our round up of what is on offer at your local library. If you fancy venturing to different branches, remember that you can borrow and return books to any Cornwall Library branch!


Bodmin


Address - Chy Trevail, Beacon Technology Park, Bodmin, PL31 2FR

Opening times

Day Times
Monday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday

10.00am - 1.00pm

As well as the usual selection of books, Bodmin Library always has crafts, Lego, Duplo, brio train set and board games for children. We also have adult board games and jigsaw puzzles to play in the library.

Storytime - 0-5 year olds - Monday 10am & Saturday 10:30am

Storytime brings the magic of reading to life, inspiring families to share stories and make visiting your local library a regular and long-lasting part of family life.

Bookstart Rhymetime: 0-5 year olds - Friday 10am

Babies and children who discover the pleasure of hearing stories and rhymes have a flying start when it comes to learning to read by themselves. Rhymetime sessions involve a mix of songs, rhymes, rhythm and movement, while providing the opportunity to share games, books and toys. They are also a friendly, inclusive space for parents and carers to meet up, mingle and make new friends.

Board Games Gang - Thursdays 3.30-4.30pm

Come and enjoy a selection of board games, including Chess, Battleships, Jenga, Scrabble, Connect4, City of Zombies and Pop & Hop every Thursday. Playing board games increases brain function. It teaches how to set goals and be patient and enhances creativity and self-confidence plus it’s fun!

Knit and Natter - Wednesday 10am – 12noon

Knit and natter is a free self-help group open to anyone who wants to knit, crochet, embroider or just natter. They are a welcoming group that meets each week. They have created dementia muffs, bears, hats for the hospital, baby cardigans for UK and abroad, angels, Easter Chicks, birds, tree decorations, hats and scarves for the homeless, and just chat.

Website - https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/libraries-museums-and-archives/libraries/your-local-library/bodmin-library-and-information-service/

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Bude


Address - The Wharf, Bude, EX23 8LG

Opening times

Day Times
Monday 10.00am to 4.00pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10.00am to 4.00pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm
Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm

Monday 1pm-4pm Play & stay which includes a story and alternate weeks duplo or toys from the Toy Library.

Saturday morning club 10-1pm with a craft most weeks, apart from the second Saturday which is lego

Rhymetime

Friday 10:30am-11:00am

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Callington


Address - Coronation Road, Callington, PL17 7DR

Opening times

Day Times
Monday Closed
Tuesday 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 1.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 1.00pm

Rhymetime: 0-5 year olds - Friday 10am

Babies and children who discover the pleasure of hearing stories and rhymes have a flying start when it comes to learning to read by themselves. Rhymetime sessions involve a mix of songs, rhymes, rhythm and movement, while providing the opportunity to share games, books and toys. They are also a friendly, inclusive space for parents and carers to meet up, mingle and make new friends.

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Camelford


Address - Town Hall, Market Place, Camelford, PL32 9PD

Opening times

Day Times
Monday 10:00am - 4.30pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 4.30pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 1:00pm
Thursday 10.00am - 1.00pm
Friday Closed
Saturday 10.00am - 1.00pm

Activity Club for ages 0-100 - various crafts– every Saturday between 10am and 12.30 – creative drop in

Rhymetime for preschool children– every Monday from 11am until 11.30am.

Storytime 0-6 years – every Tuesday from 2pm

Children’s Lego Club – last Saturday of every month – 10.00-12.30

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Launceston


Address - Bounsalls Lane, Launceston, PL15 9AB

Opening times

Day Times
Monday Closed
Tuesday 09.30am - 5.00pm
Wednesday 09.30am - 5.00pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 09.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 1.00pm

As well as the usual selection of books, Bodmin Library always has crafts, Lego, Duplo, brio train set and board games for children. We also have adult board games and jigsaw puzzles to play in the library.

Storytime - 0-5 year olds - Tuesday from 2.00pm - 2.30pm

Storytime brings the magic of reading to life, inspiring families to share stories and make visiting your local library a regular and long-lasting part of family life.

Bookstart Rhymetime: 0-5 year olds - Weekly on a Tuesday from 10.00am - 10.30am.

Babies and children who discover the pleasure of hearing stories and rhymes have a flying start when it comes to learning to read by themselves. Rhymetime sessions involve a mix of songs, rhymes, rhythm and movement, while providing the opportunity to share games, books and toys. They are also a friendly, inclusive space for parents and carers to meet up, mingle and make new friends.

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Liskeard


Address - Luxtowe House, Greenbank Road, PL14 3DZ

Opening times

Day Times
Monday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 1.00pm

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Wadebridge


Address - Southern Way, Wadebridge, PL27 7BX

Opening times

Day Times
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9.30am - 5.00pm
Wednesday 9.30am - 5.00pm
Thursday 9.30am - 5.00pm
Friday 9.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 1pm

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