What’s On in Wokingham Borough Libraries for Children and Families May Half Term 2015 and Library Fest for children

Where’s Wally? And other fun activities at the Borough’s Libraries this May half-term.

During May Half term, All Libraries will have “Where’s Wally?” activity tables and lots of amazing books for you to borrow!  Along with an Illustrator visit from Adam Stower, Bugs Galore session with Dinton Pastures, Family Percussion workshops and Friendship Bracelets as part of Library Fest.

Illustrator Visit with Adam Stower author of Troll and the Oliver, Silly Doggy and Naughty Kitty.  Adam will be talking about his own illustrations; there will be a ‘Guess the drawing’ game, storytelling and then ‘draw-along’ activity. Sessions will be on Friday 29 May. Please contact the relevant library to book a place.  Wokingham Library, 10.30am to 11.30am call 0118 978 1368 and Woodley Library, 2pm to 3pm call 0118 969 0304.  Adam’s books will be available to purchase courtesy of Chapter One Bookshop and signed after each session.

Wokingham in Bloom is the umbrella group for Wokingham town’s entry into the Royal Horticultural Society’s regional Thames and Chilterns in Bloom competition.  For more information about Wokingham in Bloom run by Wokingham Town Council visit the website.

At Wokingham Library we will be having Book displays on gardening, a Children’s activity board, that needs to be decorated with house, trees and flowers and a Bugs Galore session  with Dinton Pastures Rangers who will be coming along to talk about different bugs and their habitats with a fun camouflage craft activity. Just drop in on Tuesday May 26 10am to 11.30am

At Wokingham and Lower Earley Library on Tuesday May 26 you can join percussionist Jo May and learn to play the spoons and other percussion instruments, inspired by music from around the world. For children aged 7 to 12 and their parents. £1.50 charge. Please contact the relevant library to book a place, Wokingham Library 10am to 12noon call 0118 978 1368 and Lower Earley Library 2pm to 4pm call 0118 931 2150

At Lower Earley and Woodley Library children aged 6 and over can come and make some Friendship bracelets. Just drop in on Thursday May 28 to Lower Earley Library 10.30am to 11.30am and Woodley Library 2pm to 3pm. £1.50 charge per item created.

Don’t forget  you can also swim for free with your Wokingham Borough Library card between Saturday 23 May to Sunday 31 May 2015 inclusive at Carnival Pool, Loddon Valley Leisure Centre and Bulmershe Leisure Centre.”

Full list of activities are as follows:

Bugs Galore  Come and find out about Bugs with rangers from Dinton Pastures providing activities and crafts.  Just drop in! As part of Wokingham in Bloom. At Wokingham Library on Tuesday May 26, 10am to 11.30am

Library Fest – Making Connections Family Percussion Workshop  Come and join percussionist Jo May and learn to play the spoons and other percussion instruments, inspired by music from around the world. For children aged 7 to 12 and their parents. £1.50 charge. Places must be booked.  On Tuesday May 26  at Wokingham Library, 10am to 12noon and Lower Earley Library, 2pm to 4pm

Library Fest – Making Connections Friendship Bracelets  Just drop in and make some friendship bracelets. For children aged 6 and over. £1.50 charge per item. On Thursday May 28  at  Lower Earley Library, 10.30am to 11.30am and Woodley Library, 2pm to 3pm.

Illustrator Visit with Adam Stower  Meet the author of Troll and the Oliver and other amazing picture books. Hear the stories and have a go at drawing some of the characters. £2 charge. Places must be booked.  On Friday May 29 at Wokingham Library,  10.30am to 11.30am and Woodley Library, 2pm to 3pm.

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