At Camborne Library we go above and beyond to provide an exemplary core library service, alongside a host of activities and clubs for the community to enjoy. We like to think we’re at the heart of the community here in Camborne, we certainly put ‘Community First’ in all we do.

You’ll find fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks and DVDs available to borrow for up to 3 weeks. As a member of the library, you can also access the Cornwall-wide stock through the Cornwall Libraries webpage or with our assistance in the library. Can’t find what you’re looking for? We can request new items to be purchased through Cornwall Libraries and added to the catalogue on your behalf.

Camborne Library happens when you mix an efficient library service, with a cup full of new ideas and a hearty pour of community.

Accessibility:

  • A short walk from the bus stop
  • Level approach (may be ramped)
  • Disabled toilet on site

 

Children's Activities

  • Lego STEM Club

    Lego Club Creativity

    Combining areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; our fresh take on Lego Club will have you facing off against new exciting challenges every week! Use your smarts to solve colourful conundrums and earn yourself a coveted certificate of completion. Tuesday afternoons during term time. 3:30pm – 4:45pm. Free to attend. No booking required. For KS1/KS2/KS3

  • Rhyme Time

    Gather round and sing along together! Our baby-bounce group involve a mix of songs, rhymes, rhythm and movement to help nourish your little ones. Rhyme Time is also a friendly, inclusive space for parents and carers to meet up, mingle and make new friends.
    Wednesday mornings. 10.30am – 11am. Free to attend. No booking required. For babies and preschool children.

  • Theatre Club

    Lights. Camera. ACTION! Sing, dance, and act your way through weekly rehearsals in the lead-up to a grand performance. New members must sign up beforehand in the library. Wednesdays afternoons during term time. 3:45pm – 4:45pm. Free to attend. Booking required. For KS1/KS2.

  • Storytime & Craft

    Come and listen to a story then get creative with a matching craft! We read a different story every Saturday morning and follow up with a craft activity for you to make independently. Make the library a weekly visit and give your child the gift of reading. Saturday mornings. Story Time begins at 10.30am. Free to attend. No booking required. For KS1/KS2.

Grown-up Groups

  • Poetry for Pleasure

    Are you a wordsmith, a fan of putting pen to paper, or simply searching for a creative avenue to experiment with? Tackling a new theme every month, our poetry club is an opportunity to get together, share and discuss in a social setting with other writers and poetry enthusiasts. We have a friendly group of regular attendees who love to have a laugh, or a cry, and welcome both complete novices and literary masters. First Tuesday of the month. 11am – 12pm. Free to attend. No booking required.

  • Knit and Natter

    Join an ever-growing group of knitters who prove that you need not be quiet in our library. Don your knitting needles or equip a crochet hook for a morning of teas and coffees, biscuits and good old-fashioned chatter. Friday mornings. 10am – 12pm. Open to all ages and abilities.

  • Book Group

    When a book is like marmite, you’re bound to have a great discussion at Camborne Library’s book group. Meetings take place monthly. Limited capacity so please enquire at the library if you would like to join. Third Wednesday of the month. 2pm.

  • Monthly Makers

    Whether it’s fused glass work or tote bags, wreath-making or crochet, there’s a lot to be excited about with our Monthly Makers sessions. Pioneering last year, these taster courses invite you to get a taste of different practices and leave the session with your creation in hand. Tickets are priced according to the cost of materials and we keep them as affordable as possible – sometimes even free! Fourth Tuesday of the month and an accompanying Saturday. Times may vary.

  • Special Activities

    We have a wide range of events taking place throughout the year including author talks, activity sessions for kids in the summer, seasonal workshops and more. Follow Camborne Library on Facebook or Instagram to stay notified.

Camborne Community Larder

Every Monday from 9:15am until 10:30am Camborne Community Larder provide food to the public in the library foyer. It is free to attend, no referrals or vouchers required. You may take up to one bag per household.

Updates can be found on their Facebook page regarding any changes to schedule. You can also contact them directly via email at cambornecommunitylarder@gmail.com

Booking a school visit

Would your class benefit from a trip to their local library? We host class visits tailored to your requirements. If you would like to book, please email a completed School Visit Booking Form to camborne.library@liscornwall.org.uk

Home Library Service

Did you know that we offer a Home Library Service for those who have difficulty accessing the library? Our volunteers deliver books straight to your doorstep.

This service is suitable for any library user who experiences difficulty accessing the library in both short-term and long-term circumstances. Your volunteer will learn about your reading preferences from your application form and deliver them to you free of charge.

Would you or somebody you know benefit from this service? Or would you like to help out as a volunteer? Get in touch in the library or via email or telephone for more information.

Useful Links

Gallery

Knit & Natter Group

Theatre Club

Author Talks

Community Events