Torquay Library

All our staff at Torquay Library are working from home and putting out new ideas on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for toddlers, children and grown-ups. 


We are offering on Facebook daily crafts, weekly singing, reading sessions and beginner language sessions (at the moment in German). 


For the families who do not follow social media, we have created our own YouTube channel, to watch our crafts, singing and German lessons. 


Important for all the young eager readers and their families who might run out of books: 

Everybody can get a free online membership card. This card will offer instant access to the catalogues and our huge online resources. 

To join the library online, please visit: 

We have eBooks, audiobooks and a variety of online magazines available for free via our website or by downloading the free 'Libby' app.


As you might already know, we offer children of primary schools our reading challenge - ‘the Book Quest’. 

Some of your pupils might already take part and would like to continue. Some of them might want to join. 

The children read the books that they can access at home, then send us the title and author and we will record this data. 

When the children have reached 25, 50, 75 or the final 100 books they will get, after the lockdown, their certificates sent to the school or presented in the library. 

We are also (with the written consent of the parent) able to congratulate the child on social media and celebrate the child’s success. 


The children can easily continue this challenge or even start their new journey during the lockdown -

 contact the library via Facebook messenger or at our email: