Bath, Book and Bed

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Bath, Book, Bed is the answer all parents/carers of young children have been looking for – BookTrust’s campaign puts stories firmly at the centre of a good night’s sleep

All parents/carers worry about getting young children to sleep at night – and of course getting enough sleep themselves. But it doesn’t have to be a bedtime battle. Reading a book before bed as part of a regular nightly routine is the perfect way to get your little one ready to visit the land of nod. Bath, Book, Bed is all you need to remember.

The UK’s largest children’s reading charity BookTrust have launched a free new booklet featuring the top tips and advice of TV parenting expert Jo Frost of as part of their Bath, Book, Bed campaign: an initiative encouraging families to make stories part of every child’s bedtime routine.

Research* has shown that bedtime routines are associated with improved sleep in young children. Benefits include earlier bedtimes, shorter amount of time in bed before falling asleep, less night-wakings and longer sleep duration. And regular language-based bedtime routines such as singing, reading, or storytelling are associated with children’s increased sleep duration and improved cognitive skills.

But it doesn’t stop there. The same routine every night involving a story and shared reading won’t just help them fall asleep – it will also feed their imagination, creativity and confidence. Children who are read to every night start school ahead of those who aren’t – and the gap only widens as they get older.

Parents/carers can pick up their free copy of the new Bath, Book, Bed booklet from any Wokingham Borough Library –  http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/find-and-join-a-library/ . The booklet can also be downloaded from the BookTrust website which features a Best Bedtime Books list and has lots more ideas, guidance and practical tips on ensuring stories are part of every child’s bedtime routine.

Visit http://www.booktrust.org.uk/bathbookbed to find out more. Share your tips and ideas too using @BookTrust and #BathBookBed

*Research shows that a regular nightly bedtime routine is associated with improved sleep in young children; regular reading, singing or storytelling at bedtime are also associated with children’s increased sleep duration and improved cognitive skills. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine argues that positive bedtime routines involve a regular sequence of pleasurable and calming activities before a child goes to sleep including a soothing bath, brushing teeth and reading a bedtime story (Mindell et al, 2015). At BookTrust we also know that sharing books with your child is a wonderful way to improve their literacy, confidence and wellbeing.

 

Dressed to Impress-A History Wardrobe Presentation

The popular History Wardrobe will be returning to the area next month with their new show Dressed to Impress.
1930s sophistication… Swinging sixties… Outrageous ‘80s
Join the two Lucys as they showcase sensational special occasion outfits, ball gowns and work suits… first date frocks and frillies for the wedding night… You get to choose your favourite fashions from the 20th century!

Woodley Library
Tuesday May 23
7pm
£8 charge
Call Woodley library to book a place on (0118) 9690304

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Self Service in Wokingham Borough Libraries

We are nearing the end of our first week of new opening hours and of our self service kiosks.

The week has gone well, over 20% of transactions in the libraries with self service have been carried out on our new kiosks, and the feedback that you have given us has been really positive.

Our Lower Early branch has had some teething problems, we are working to resolve that, but customers are still using and enjoying the self service facilities there, and tomorrow Lower Earley is open on a Saturday afternoon for the first time.

If you would like to use self service but don’t know how to, please ask one of our staff when you are visiting the library, or have a look at the online usage notes available at:- http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/whats-on-in-our-libraries/self-service-kiosks/

Self Service kiosks at Wokingham Library

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What’s On in Wokingham Borough Libraries for Children & Families Saturday April 8 to Saturday 15, 2017

What’s On in Wokingham Borough Libraries for Children & Families

Saturday April 8 to Saturday 15, 2017

Easter Poems and Stories – Share your ideas and take part in some fun writing exercises. For children aged 9 to 12 years old. Free event, places must be booked. At Maiden Erlegh Library  on Tuesday April 11 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Easter stories with Princess Sophia the first. – Storytime with The Enchanted Players Theatre Company. Come and hear stories from Princess Sofia. For children aged 8 and under, Just drop in! At Wokingham Library on Tuesday April 11 from 4pm to 4.30pm.

Further Adventures in Coding – monthly club for 9 to 12 year olds, places must be booked.  At Wokingham Library from Saturday April 8 on 10.15am to 11.45am

Explore Learning Free session with Explore Learning , places must be booked.

National Young Writers Workshop – For children aged 5 to 12 years old.  At Wokingham Library on Wednesday April 12 from 9.30am to 10.30am.

Space mission – For children aged 8 to 10 years old.  At Wokingham Library on Wednesday April 12 from 10.45am to 11.45am

Get Arty – Easter themed arts and crafts fun for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Just drop in, £1.50 charge

  • Maiden Erelgh Library Monday April 10 2.15pm to 3.15pm
  • Finchampstead Library Tuesday April 11 2.15pm to 3.15pm

Mini Professors – Taster Session for children aged 2 to 5 years old, with science based fun. Places must be booked. At Woodley Library on Wednesday April 12 from 10.30am to 11.15am

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £3 per picture. For children aged 4 to 11 years old.

  • Lower Earley Library Monday April 10 10.30am to 12.30pm

Storytime – Dinsoaur Stories and rhymes for children aged 5 and under. Just drop in!

  • Arborfield Pop-up Library Monday April 10 4pm to 4.30pm
  • Lower Earley Library Thursday April 13 11.15am to 11.45am
  • Maiden Erlegh Library Saturday April 15 10.15am to 10.45am
  • Woodley Library Saturday April 8 11am to 11.30am

 Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details

  • Arborfield Pop-Up Library 0780 166 4520
  • Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800
  • Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176
  • Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656
  • Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150
  • Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519
  • Maiden Erlegh Library (0118) 966 6630
  • Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368
  • Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771
  • Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

Or for more events available in other libraries visit www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries.

What’s on in Winnersh Library April 2017

We are running the following activities at Winnersh Library during April:

What’s On for Adults

Winnersh Readers*   Tuesday April 4                       6pm to 7pm

Winnersh Book Group* Thursday April 13               6pm to 7pm

What’s On for Children and Families

Storytime – For children aged 7 and under. Just drop in!

Wednesday April 5                                                                4pm to 4.30pm

Get ArtySpring themed arts and crafts for children aged 4 to 12 years old. 1.50 charge, Just drop in.

Thursday April 6                                                                    2pm to 3pm

Lego Club – For children aged 5 to 10 years old. Places must be booked.

Starts Thursday April 20 then every Thursday (term-time only) 4pm to 4.45pm

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents, Just drop in!

Wednesday April 26                                                              10.15am to 10.45am

What’s On for Teens

 Winnersh Library Gaming Club – Gaming Club for teens. £1 charge.

Every Saturday 10.30am to 12.30pm

Bank Holidays – All our Libraries will be closed on Friday April 14, Sunday April 16 and Monday April 17.

Winnersh Library, The Forest School, Robinhood Lane, Winnersh RG41 5ND (0118) 9797519 email libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Opening Hours from April 3 2017

  • Tuesday and Thursday 2pm – 7pm
  • Wednesday 10am – 6pm
  • Friday 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday 9.30am to 2.30pm

To renew your books online visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

Book of the Month April 2017

Each month we choose a book that we would like to recommend for adults. Please let us know if you have any comments about the book via Facebook or Twitter

The Year of Living Danishly by  Helen Russelldanish

When  Helen Russell moved from London to rural Denmark she embarked on a mission to find out just what makes it such a happy place. Each month she tackled a different aspect of the culture to research, from the practice of Hygge and the importance of good design to how a more egalitarian culture and high taxes actually make everyone happier. Seamlessly weaving interviews, research and personal experiences for a funny and insightful book, Russell shows how living Danishly can be possible for the rest of us.

 

 

What’s on in Spencers Wood Library April 2017

During April we are running the following events at Spencers Wood Library.

What’s On for Adults

Knit and Natter  Thursday April 6                                                                           3pm to 4pm

Lit Wits Book Group  Monday April 10                                                                   6pm to 7pm

Crafts and Laughs  Thursday April 20                                                                   3pm to 4pm

Pages in the Wood  Monday April 24                                                                    6pm to 7pm

What’s On for Children and Families

Storytime – For children aged 3 to 5 years old. Just drop in!

Monday April 3                                                            4pm to 4.30pm

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents, Just drop in!

Thursday April 6                                                            10.15am to 10.45am

Get Arty – Spring themed arts and crafts for children aged 4 to 12 years old. £1.50 charge, Just drop in.

Thursday April 6                                                           11am to 12noon

Bank Holidays

All our Libraries will be closed on Friday April 14 and Monday April 17.

Spencers Wood Library, Basingstoke Road, Spencers Wood RG7 1A7 Tel: (0118) 9884771

Opening Times

Monday: 2.30pm – 7pm
Tuesday: 2.30pm – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 12.30pm and 2.30pm – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 12.30pm

To renew your books online visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

What’s On in Wokingham Borough Libraries for Children & Families this Easter

What’s On in Wokingham Borough Libraries for Children & Families 

Easter Poems and Stories – Share your ideas and take part in some fun writing exercises. For children aged 9 to 12 years old. Free event, places must be booked. At Maiden Erlegh Library  on Tuesday April 4 and 11 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Children’s Origami Club – For children aged 7 and over, 50p charge, places must be booked. At Wokingham Library on Tuesday April 4 from 4pm to 4.45pm

Children’s Chess Club For young people aged 8 years old and over. Just drop in! At Woodley Library on Thursday April 6  from 3.30pm to 5pm.

Printmaking – Have fun learning printmaking techniques from artist Karen Greville-Smith using Easter as inspiration. For children aged 7 and over. £3 charge At Wokingham Library on Friday April 7 from 10am to 12noon

Further Adventures in Coding – monthly club for 9 to 12 year olds, places must be booked.  At Wokingham Library from Saturday April 8 on 10.15am to 11.45am

Easter stories with Princess Sophia the first. – Storytime with The Enchanted Players Theatre Company. Come and hear stories from Princess Sofia. For children aged 8 and under, Just drop in! At Wokingham Library on Tuesday April 11 from 4pm to 4.30pm

Mini Professors – Taster Session for children aged 2 to 5 years old, with science based fun. Places must be booked. At Woodley Library on Wednesday April 12 from 10.30am to 11.15am

Explore Learning Free session with Explore Learning , places must be booked.

Groovy Grammar – For children aged 7 to 8 years old. At Woodley Library on Wednesday April 5  from 10.45am to 11.45am

National Young Writers Workshop – For children aged 5 to 12 years old.  At Woodley Library on Wednesday April 5 from 9.30am to 10.30am,  At Lower Earley Library on Thursday April 6 from 9.30am to 10.30am, At Wokingham Library on Wednesday April 12 from 9.30am to 10.30am.

Pirates – For children aged 8 to 11 years old.  At Lower Earley Library on Thursday April 6 from 10.45am to 11.45am

Space mission – For children aged 8 to 10 years old.  At Wokingham Library on Wednesday April 12 from 10.45am to 11.45am

Get Arty – Easter themed arts and crafts fun for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Just drop in, £1.50 charge

  • Wokingham Library Friday April 7 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Woodley Library Thursday April 6 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Lower Earley Library Thursday April 6 2pm to 3pm
  • Twyford Library Tuesday April 4 2pm to 3pm
  • Wargrave Library Wednesday April 5 9.45am to 10.30am
  • Spencers Wood Library Thursday April 6 11am to 12noon
  • Winnersh Library Thursday April 6 2pm to 3pm
  • Maiden Erelgh Library Monday April 10 2.15pm to 3.15pm
  • Finchampstead Library Tuesday April 11 2.15pm to 3.15pm

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £3 per picture. For children aged 4 to 11 years old.

  • Wokingham Library Wednesday April 5 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Woodley Library Wednesday April 5 2.30pm to 4pm
  • Lower Earley Library Monday April 10 10.30am to 12.30pm

Storytime – Dinsoaur Stories and rhymes for children aged 5 and under. Just drop in!

  • Arborfield Pop-up Library Monday April 10 4pm to 4.30pm
  • Finchampstead Library Friday April 7 11am to 11.30am
  • Lower Earley Library Thursday April 13 11.15am to 11.45am
  • Maiden Erlegh Library Saturday April 15 10.15am to 10.45am
  • Spencers Wood Library Monday April 3 4pm to 4.30pm
  • Winnersh Library Wednesday April 5 4pm to 4.30pm
  • Wokingham Library Tuesday April 4 and 11 4pm to 4.30pm
  • Woodley Library Saturday April 8 11am to 11.30am

 Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details

  • Arborfield Pop-Up Library 0780 166 4520
  • Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800
  • Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176
  • Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656
  • Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150
  • Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519
  • Maiden Erlegh Library (0118) 966 6630
  • Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368
  • Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771
  • Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

Or for more events available in other libraries visit www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries.

What’s on in Twyford Library April 2017

At Twyford Library we are running the following events during April 2017

What’s On for Adults 

Twyford Author Book Group*  Monday April 10          2.30pm to 3.30pm

Reminiscence Club – Discuss memories of days gone by.  Tuesday April 4  10.30am to 12noon

Twyford Tuesday Reading Group* Tuesday April 11          2.30pm to 3.30pm

Knit and Natter – Drop in for knitting and a chat.  Tuesday April 18     2pm to 3pm

What’s On for Children and Families

Storytime – For children aged 7 and under. Just drop in! Tuesday April 18     4pm to 4.30pm

Get Arty – Spring themed arts and crafts for children aged 4 to 12 years old. 1.50 charge, Just drop in.  Tuesday April 4                                                            2pm to 3pm

Bank Holidays All our Libraries will be closed on Friday April 14 and Monday April 17.

Twyford Library, Polehampton Close, Twyford, Berkshire, RG10 9RP

Telephone 0118 934 0800 or E-mail libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Opening hours from Monday April 3, 2017

  • Monday 2pm -7pm
  • Tuesday and Friday 10.30am-5pm
  • Saturday 9.30am -12.30pm

To renew your books online visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

What’s on in Woodley Library April 2017

We are running the following events in Woodley library during April.

What’s On for Adults

  • Scrabble Club Wednesday April 5            2pm to 3pm
  • Woodley First Thursday Evening Book Group*  Thursday April 6    6pm to 6.45pm
  • Woodley Library Book Group* – Book group for adults meets to discuss new books and favourite books.  Thursday April 6      11am to 12noon
  • Crafts and Laughs – Drop in for crafts and a chat. On Tuesday April 4, 11, 18, 25 from 2pm to 4pm
  • French Conversation Club – Basic French required. Just drop in! On Sunday April 9, 23 from 2pm to 3pm
  • Reminiscence Club* – Discusses topics from days gone by. On Thursday April 27 from  10.30am to 12 noon
  • Crochet Group – Crochet group for adults, all abilities welcome. £4 charge.   On Tuesday April 18, 25 from 12noon to 2pm
  • Let’s Get Creative! – Card making classes with Helen Cook. £5 per session. On Friday April 7, 21, 28   from  2pm to 4pm
  • Stop Smoking Service – Drop-in advice session. On Saturday April 1,8, 22, 29  from 10am to 1pm
  • National Careers Service – Free advice sessions.  On Wednesday April 5, 12, 19, 26 from 9.20am to 12.45am

What’s On for Children and Families

  • Explore Learning* – Free session with Explore Learning National Young Writers Workshop. On Wednesday April 5  from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Explore Learning* – Free session with Explore Learning on groovy grammar for children aged 7 to 8 years old.  On Wednesday April 5  from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture. £3 per picture, For children aged 4 to 11 years old.  On Wednesday April 5  from 2.30pm to 4pm
  • Children’s Chess Club – Aimed at children aged 8+ from complete beginners upwards. Free . Just drop in.  On Thursday April 6 from 3.30pm to 5pm
  • Get Arty – arts and crafts for children aged 4 to 12 years old. £1.50 charge, Just drop in!  On Thursday April 6  from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Storytime – On Saturday April 8   from  11am to 11.30am
  • Rhymetime – On Tuesday April 11   from  10.30am to 11am
  • Mini Professors* – brand new pre-school science classes for 2-5 year olds. Free taster from Baby sensory.  On Wednesday April 12 from  9.20am to 12.45am

*Places must be booked in branch.

Woodley Library, Headley Road, Woodley, Berkshire, RG5 4JA Telephone 0118 969 0304 or E-mail libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Bank Holidays – All our Libraries will be closed on Friday April 14, Sunday April 16 and Monday April 17.

Opening hours from April 3 2017:

  • Monday 9am-1pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-5pm
  • Thursday 9am-7pm
  • Saturday 9.30am-4pm
  • Sunday 10.30am-4pm

To renew your books online visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/