Summer Reading Challenge young volunteers

Would you like to volunteer for the Summer Reading Challenge with Wokingham Borough Libraries

  • Volunteers will run children’s craft activities to celebrate and promote the Summer Reading Challenge.
  • Talk to and encourage young readers and help with their choice of books.
  • Contribute to creating a display at the library.

This will be under the supervision of library staff, but volunteers will be expected to work on their own.

The Summer Reading Challenge is a national library scheme to encourage primary school age children (4-12 years) to keep reading through the summer holidays. Children are challenged to read 6 books and visit the library 3 times. The 2016 theme is The Big Friendly Read

What we are looking for:

  • Volunteers aged 16 to 24 years.
  • Enthusiastic about reading
  • Enjoy talking to and helping children and families
  • Interested in craft activities
  • Reliable and able to make a regular commitment to the library
  • Able to arrange own transport to and from the library.

Times required: Monday 25 July to Friday 2 September 2016
Morning (10.30am to 12.30pm) and afternoon (2pm to 4pm) sessions will be running each week at the following libraries:

  • Lower Earley Library: sessions on Tuesdays 2pm to 4pm and Thursdays 10.30am to 12.30pm.
  • Wokingham Library sessions on Mondays 2pm to 4pm and Wednesdays 10.30am to 12.30pm.
  • Woodley Library sessions be on Wednesdays 2pm to 4pm and Fridays 10.30am to 12.30pm.

We would like you to commit to attend at least 4 sessions (8 hours volunteering) during the 7 weeks.

There may be opportunities to help with other children’s events at libraries. If you are interested in volunteering at another library in Wokingham borough (not listed above) please contact us, details below.

What you will do:

  • Set up and clear away craft activity. This may involve moving furniture to set up the space for the activity.
  • Welcome children and families
  •  Help young people with craft activities such as gluing and cutting
  • Promote the Summer Reading Challenge (including website, book review forms and activity sheets) and encourage children to complete the challenge.
  • Promote other Summer Reading Challenge events at libraries
  • Encourage young readers and talk to them about the books they are reading.

Help with their choice of books if required.

  • Share stories aloud
  • Contribute to creating a display at the library over the 7 weeks
  • Opportunity to generate content and activity ideas on Reading Hack website

Volunteers will receive full training before they start.  You will need to complete an application form as soon as possible.  The closing date for applications is 19 June 2016

For more information contact volunteer@wokingham.gov.uk or phone 0118 974 6263.

Lots of events to come at Wokingham Libraries over the Half-term holidays!

Explore Learning – Free session with Explore Learning, Places must be booked by calling Woodley Library on 0118 969 0304.circle_logo_

  •  A Day at the Zoo for children aged 5 to 6 years old at Woodley Library on Wednesday June 1 from 9.15am to 10.15am
  • Groovy Greeks for children aged 8 to 10 years old at Woodley Library on Wednesday June 1 from 10.45am to 11.45am

tina stubbsLife Bugs Story Session – Come and meet author Tina Stubbs and meet the Little Bugs, fun story session with activities. For children aged 7 and under. Places must be booked by calling 0118 969 0304.   Woodley Library on Wednesday June 1 from 2pm to 2.45pm

poppys placePoppy’s Place with Katrina Charman – Come and meet the author of the Poppy’s Place series, Katrina Charman.  Katrina will read some of her fantastic stories and you can also make your own version of Poppy the cat to take home. For children aged 7 to 11 year olds. Books will be available for sale and signed. Places must be booked by calling 0118 978 1368.  Wokingham Library on Wednesday June 1 from 10.30am to 11.30am.

Children’s Chess Club  – For young people aged 8 year old and over. Places must be booked by calling 0118 969 0304.   Woodley Library on Thursday June 2 from 3.30pm to 5pm

Get Arty – Come and make some royal crowns, paper chains and decorate a card to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. Fun arts and crafts fun for children aged 5 and over. £1.50 charge, just drop in on Thursday June 2.

  • Wokingham Library and Woodley from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Lower Earley Library  from 11am to 12noon
  • Maiden Erlegh Library from 3pm to 4pm

Spiral Workshop – Come and create your own spiral mobile, which you can paint and decorate. All materials are supplied. For children aged 7 to 12 years old. £5 charge. Places must be booked.  Wokingham Library on Thursday June 2 from 2pm to 3.30pm

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents, Just drop into Spencers Wood Library on Thursday June 2 from 10.15am to 10.45am.

Explore Learning – Free session with Explore Learning, Places must be booked by calling Lower Earley Library on 0118931 2150.

  • Alice in Wonderland for children aged 6 to 7 years old at Lower Earley Library on Friday June 3 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Captain Underpants for children aged 8 to 9 years old at Lower Earley Friday on June 3 from 10.45am to 11.45am

Craft Time – Fun Knights and princesses themed craft session for children aged 2-5 years. £1 charge. Just drop-in!  Finchampstead Library on Friday June 3 from 11.30am to 12noon

Reading Therapy Dog talk – Come and meet pets as Therapy dog Kali and hear from her owner about the work that she carries out, followed by a fun collage a dog craft activity. £1 charge, for children aged 6 to 10 years old. Places must be booked by calling 0118 978 1368.  Wokingham Library on Friday June 3 from 10.30am to 11.30am

sand art 1Sand 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 at Woodley Library on Friday June 3 from 11am to 12noon.

Children’s Writing Group – Share your ideas and take part in some fun writing exercises. For children aged 9 to 12 years old. Places must be booked by calling 0118 966 6630.  Maiden Erlegh Library on Saturday June 4 from 10.15am to 11am.

 All libraries will have activity tables for children with word searches and colouring sheets.  There is also a selection of books, audio books and DVDs for you to borrow.

Don’t forget that we have a selection of eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines that you can access with your library card for free.

Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details:

  • 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
  • Twyford Library 0118 934 0800

What’s On in Wokingham Borough Libraries for Children and Families May Half Term 2016

This May half term it’s events galore at Wokingham Borough Libraries, have a look at what we have to offer below:

spiral w2Spiral Workshop – Come and create your own spiral mobile, which you can paint and decorate. All materials are supplied. For children aged 7 to 12 years old. £5 charge. Places must be booked.  Woodley Library on Tuesday May 31 from 10am to 11.30am.

Explore Learning – Free session with Explore Learning, Places must be booked.

  • Tracey Beaker for children aged 8 to 10 years old at Wokingham Library on Tuesday May 31 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Gruffalo for children aged 5 to 6 years old at Wokingham Library on Tuesday May 31 from 10.45am to 11.45 am

Get Arty – Come and make some royal crowns, paper chains and decorate a card to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. Fun arts and crafts fun for children aged 5 and over. £1.50 charge, just drop into Finchampstead Library on Tuesday May 31 from 2.15pm to 3.15pm

Explore Learning – Free session with Explore Learning, Places must be booked.circle_logo_

  •  A Day at the Zoo for children aged 5 to 6 years old at Woodley Library on Wednesday June 1 from 9.15am to 10.15am
  • Groovy Greeks for children aged 8 to 10 years old at Woodley Library on Wednesday June 1 from 10.45am to 11.45am

tina stubbsLife Bugs Story Session – Come and meet author Tina Stubbs and meet the Little Bugs, fun story session with activities. For children aged 7 and under. Places must be booked by calling 0118 969 0304.   Woodley Library on Wednesday June 1 from 2pm to 2.45pm

poppys placePoppy’s Place with Katrina Charman – Come and meet the author of the Poppy’s Place series, Katrina Charman.  Katrina will read some of her fantastic stories and you can also make your own version of Poppy the cat to take home. For children aged 7 to 11 year olds. Books will be available for sale and signed. Places must be booked by calling 0118 978 1368.  Wokingham Library on Wednesday June 1 from 10.30am to 11.30am.

Children’s Chess Club  – For young people aged 8 year old and over. Places must be booked by calling 0118 969 0304.   Woodley Library on Thursday June 2 from 3.30pm to 5pm

Get Arty – Come and make some royal crowns, paper chains and decorate a card to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. Fun arts and crafts fun for children aged 5 and over. £1.50 charge, just drop in!

  • Wokingham Library on Thursday June 2 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Woodley Library on Thursday June 2 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Lower Earley Library on Thursday June 2 from 11am to 12noon
  • Maiden Erlegh Library on Thursday June 2 from 3pm to 4pm

Spiral Workshop – Come and create your own spiral mobile, which you can paint and decorate. All materials are supplied. For children aged 7 to 12 years old. £5 charge. Places must be booked.  Wokingham Library on Thursday June 2 from 2pm to 3.30pm

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents, Just drop into Spencers Wood Library on Thursday June 2 from 10.15am to 10.45am.

Explore Learning – Free session with Explore Learning, Places must be booked.

  • Alice in Wonderland for children aged 6 to 7 years old at Lower Earley Library on Friday June 3 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Captain Underpants for children aged 8 to 9 years old at Lower Earley Friday on June 3 from 10.45am to 11.45am

Craft Time – Fun Knights and princesses themed craft session for children aged 2-5 years. £1 charge. Just drop-in!  Finchampstead Library on Friday June 3 from 11.30am to 12noon

Reading Therapy Dog talk – Come and meet pets as Therapy dog Kali and hear from her owner about the work that she carries out, followed by a fun collage a dog craft activity. £1 charge, for children aged 6 to 10 years old. Places must be booked by calling 0118 978 1368.  Wokingham Library on Friday June 3 from 10.30am to 11.30am

sand art 1Sand 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 at Woodley Library on Friday June 3 from 11am to 12noon.

Children’s Writing Group – Share your ideas and take part in some fun writing exercises. For children aged 9 to 12 years old. Places must be booked by calling 0118 966 6630.  Maiden Erlegh Library on Saturday June 4 from 10.15am to 11am.

 All libraries will have activity tables for children with word searches and colouring sheets.  There is also a selection of books, audio books and DVDs for you to borrow.

Don’t forget that we have a selection of eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines that you can access with your library card for free.

Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details:

  • 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
  • Twyford Library 0118 934 0800

Celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday

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Wokingham Library will be taking part in the town’s special activities to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday between June 2 and June 18.

 There will be a  Poetry Reading Evening with a royal theme hosted by  The Wokingham Library Poetry Group on Thursday June 2, 6.45pm to 8pm, this a free event but please ring to book a place.

Come and chat about your memories of the Queen, watch a slide show and enjoy tea and cake  at our Reminiscence Afternoon-The Queen’s 90th Birthday on Thursday June 9 between 2pm and 3.30pm.  Free event, please call to book a place.

There will be a special Get Arty session to celebrate the Queen’s birthdayCome and make some royal crowns,paper chains and decorate a card. Fun arts and crafts fun for children aged 5 and over. £1.50 charge, just drop in on Thursday June 2, 10.30am to 11.30am.

Storytime for the Under Fives will also have a royal theme between 4pm and 4.30pm on Tuesday May 31

Children of all ages  can also help to contribute to decorating a  wall in the library by colouring in royal themed objects between May 28 and June 18.  All libraries in the Borough  will have a  royal activity table with colouring sheets, and quizzes available.

Between June 6 and June 18 there will be a display of photos and information about the Queen’s life in the library café. Customers will be encourage to take part in a  quiz about Her Majesty with a special prize on offer.Entries for the quiz should be handed to a member of staff by Saturday June 18.

For all bookings  and further information call Wokingham Library on (0118) 9781368

 

 

 

News and Events from Wokingham Borough Libraries June 2016

Activities for Adults 

Poetry Reading Evening– Enjoy an evening of poetry with The Wokingham Library Poetry Group as part of our celebrations to mark the Queen’s 90th Birthday.  Thursday June 2, 6.45pm to 8pm.

Reminiscence Afternoon-The Queen’s 90th Birthday – Come and chat about your memories of the Queen, watch a slide show and enjoy tea and cake! Wokingham Library Thursday June 9th 2pm to 3.30pm.

Colouring for Adults – Relax and enjoy some creative colouring in. Activity for adults on the first Wednesday in each month at Wokingham Library, 10am to 12 noon, just drop-in! Free Event

Family History drop in – Expert advice from the Berkshire Family History Society, 2pm to 5pm on the last Tuesday in each month, just drop-in to Wokingham Library!

Reminiscence Groups meet at selected libraries to discuss topics from days gone by. These are free events – just drop in!

  • Wokingham Library-First Thursday in each month 10.30am to 12noon
  • Woodley Libray-Last Thursday in each month 10.30am to 12noon
  • Twyford Library- Second Tuesday in each month 10.30am to 12noon

Activities for children during Half- term – We have highlighted a selection of activities we have running during May Half-term – for a full list of our events visit http://wp.me/p5mHbU-Dx

Explore Learning – Free session with Explore Learning, Places must be booked.

  •  A Day at the Zoo for children aged 5 to 6 years old at Woodley Library on Wednesday June 1 from 9.15am to 10.15am
  • Groovy Greeks for children aged 8 to 10 years old at Woodley Library on Wednesday June 1 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Alice in Wonderland for children aged 6 to 7 years old at Lower Earley Library on Friday June 3 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Captain Underpants for children aged 8 to 9 years old at Lower Earley Friday on June 3 from 10.45am to 11.45am

Get Arty – Come and make some royal crowns, paper chains and decorate a card to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. Fun arts and crafts fun for children aged 5 and over. £1.50 charge, just drop in on Thursday June 2, 2016.

  • Wokingham and Woodley Library from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Lower Earley Library from 11am to 12noon
  • Maiden Erlegh Library from 3pm to 4pm

Life Bugs Story Session – Come and meet author Tina Stubbs and meet the Little Bugs, fun story session with activities. For children aged 7 and under. Places must be booked by calling 0118 969 0304.   Woodley Library on Wednesday June 1 from 2pm to 2.45pm

Poppy’s Place with Katrina Charman – Come and meet the author of the Poppy’s Place series, Katrina Charman.  Katrina will read some of her fantastic stories and you can also make your own version of Poppy the cat to take home. For children aged 7 to 11 year olds. Books will be available for sale and signed. Places must be booked by calling 0118 978 1368.  Wokingham Library on Wednesday June 1 from 10.30am to 11.30am.

Reading Therapy Dog talk – Come and meet pets as Therapy dog Kali and hear from her owner about the work that she carries out, followed by a fun collage a dog craft activity. £1 charge, for children aged 6 to 10 years old. Places must be booked by calling 0118 978 1368.  Wokingham Library on Friday June 3 from 10.30am to 11.30am

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents, Just drop into Spencers Wood Library on Thursday June 2 from 10.15am to 10.45am.

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 at Woodley Library on Friday June 3 from 11am to 12noon.

Spiral Workshop – Come and create your own spiral mobile, which you can paint and decorate. All materials are supplied. For children aged 7 to 12 years old. £5 charge. Places must be booked by calling the relevant library.

Wokingham Library on Thursday June 2 from 2pm to 3.30pm

Storytime – Stories, rhymes and crafts for parents and children aged 5 years old and under. Free, Just drop in!

  • Winnersh Library on Wednesday June 1 from 10.15am to 10.45am
  • Finchampstead Library on Friday June 3 from 11am to 11.30am

Wokingham Borough Libraries Rhymetime in the Park

Across Wokingham Borough we will be hosting the following events:

Rhymetime in the Park at Dinton Pastures on Monday June 13, 10am to 12noon with rhymetimes at 10.30am and 11.30am. You can also create a shark hat and playdough sea creatures, along with other craft activities from Wokingham Borough Children’s Centres. Find out about communication and your child from the Early Years Team, get information from the Health Visiting team and about the services offered by the charity Homestart, Community Wardens and Wokingham Borough Children’s Centres.   You will be able to collect a Bookstart goody bag with your free “A hole in the bottom of the sea” book and other information on the day.

We will also be having an Authors Corner with Cathy MacLennan,  Layn Marlow, Tina Stubbs and Suzanne Barton who will be reading their books. Chapter One Bookshop will be selling the authors’ books on the day.

Bookstart storytimes will be on offer at the following Wokingham Borough Libraries, with under-the-sea themed tales and Shark hats to create:

  • Spencers Wood Library on Monday June 6 from 4pm to 4.30pm
  • Wargrave Library on Monday June 6 from 4pm to 4.30pm
  • Wokingham Library on Tuesday June 7 from 4pm to 4.30pm
  • Lower Earley Library on Thursday June 9 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Woodley Library on Saturday June 11 from 11am to 11.30am
  • Maiden Erlegh Library on Saturday June 18 from 10.15am to 10.45am

Under the Sea Rhymetime with songs, rhymes and stories at the following Libraries:

  • Wokingham Library on Tuesday June 7 from 10.30am and 11.30am
  • Finchampstead Library on Friday June 10 from 11am to 11.30am
  • Lower Earley Saturday on June 11 from 11am to 11.30am

Why not search our online catalogue from the comfort of your own home to see what’s on offer: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries    Don’t forget that we have a selection of eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines that you can access with your library card for free.

Dementia Awareness Week

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Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia

Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia is also available in our libraries.

The 25 titles on the dementia list have been recommended by health experts and people living with dementia.

Visit the Reading Well Agency website for more details.

Services for memory loss and dementia groups

We provide ‘forget me not’ collections containing items from social history from the 1940s to the 1970s. Handling the items and discussing them can help trigger memories and spark discussions. Forget me not boxes are available to borrow at a small charge by contacting Woodley Library on 0118 969 0304.

We also have a reminiscence collection consisting of

  • Memory joggers
  • DVDs
  • Specialised puzzles and quizzes

Contact Woodley Library on 0118 969 0304 for more information.

Book of the Month May 2016

Each month we will choose two books that we would like to recommend for adults and young people. We would be interested to hear your views on the titles so please let us know your thoughts via Facebook or Twitter.

How to Measure a Cow by Margaret Forster9781784740665

Tara Fraser leaves London to start a new life in a Cumbrian town selected at random. She plans to obliterate her past, which contains a shocking event that had serious consequences, by becoming a completely different personality from her previous volatile self. She is going to be quiet, even dull, and very private. But one of her new neighbours, Nancy, is intrigued by her. She wants to become her friend. Equally determined not to be discarded are three old friends who Tara feels let her down when she most needed them. Born in Carlisle, Margaret Forster was the author of many successful and acclaimed novels, including Have the Men Had Enough?, Lady’s Maid, Diary of an Ordinary Woman, Is There Anything You Want? , Keeping the World Away, Over and The Unknown Bridesmaid. She also wrote bestselling memoirs – Hidden Lives, Precious Lives and, most recently, My Life in Houses – and biographies. She was married to writer and journalist Hunter Davies and lived in London and the Lake District. She died in February 2016, just before her last novel, How to Measure a Cow, was published.

9781471405310Mind Your Head by Juno Dawson, Dr. Olivia Hewitt, Gemma Correll

From the critically acclaimed author of This Book Is Gay, James Dawson, now writing as Juno Dawson. We all have a mind, so we all need to take care of our mental health as much as we need to take care of our physical health. And the first step is being able to talk about our mental health. Juno Dawson leads the way with this frank, factual and funny book, with added information and support from clinical psychologist Dr Olivia Hewitt. Covering topics from anxiety and depression to addiction, self-harm and personality disorders, Juno and Olivia talk clearly and supportively about a range of issues facing young people’s mental health – whether fleeting or long-term – and how to manage them. With real-life stories from young people around the world and witty illustrations from Gemma Correll.

 

To borrow these books, check out our catalogue to see if it’s in a library near you: http://bit.ly/1zSCJlf

Reading Well Books for Young People

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Reading Well is a collection of books that can help you cope with the pressures of life, boost your confidence and help you with difficult feelings and experiences.

The 35 books have all been chosen by young people and health experts and can be borrowed from our libraries. They contain information and advice as well as personal stories about dealing with feelings such as anxiety, depression or stress, or experiences such as bullying.

Here are a selection of the books you can borrow:

 

9781406346930Blame My Brain: The Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed by Nicola Morgan

Contrary to popular (parental) opinion, teenagers are not the lazy, unpleasant louts they occasionally appear to be. During the teenage years the brain is undergoing its most radical and fundamental change since the age of two. Nicola Morgan’s carefully researched, accessible and humorous examination of the ups and downs of the teenage brain has chapters dealing with powerful emotions, the need for more sleep, the urge to take risks, the difference between genders and the reasons behind addiction or depression. The revised edition of this classic book contains important new research, including information on mirror neurons and their effect on the teenage brain.

 

9781471405310Mind Your Head by Juno Dawson, Dr. Olivia Hewitt, Gemma Correll

From the critically acclaimed author of This Book Is Gay, James Dawson, now writing as Juno Dawson. We all have a mind, so we all need to take care of our mental health as much as we need to take care of our physical health. And the first step is being able to talk about our mental health. Juno Dawson leads the way with this frank, factual and funny book, with added information and support from clinical psychologist Dr Olivia Hewitt. Covering topics from anxiety and depression to addiction, self-harm and personality disorders, Juno and Olivia talk clearly and supportively about a range of issues facing young people’s mental health – whether fleeting or long-term – and how to manage them. With real-life stories from young people around the world and witty illustrations from Gemma Correll.

 

9781575422824Fighting Invisible Tigers: Stress Management for Teens by Earl Hipp

Stress is something we all experience, but research suggests that adolescents are affected in unique ways that can lead to increases in impulsive and risky behaviour. While eliminating stress completely isn’t realistic, young people can learn to control how they respond to it. Fighting Invisible Tigers offers proven techniques that teens can use to deal with stressful situations in any environment – in school, at home, even among friends. It also includes fully up-to-date information on how stress affects health and decision making, as well as the latest stress management skills. Filled with interesting facts, real life stories, and fun activities, this is a great resource for teens everywhere

To borrow these books, check out our catalogue to see if it’s in a library near you: http://bit.ly/1zSCJlf

Visit the Reading Agency website for more details about the Reading Well scheme.shelf help

What’s On in Wokingham Borough Libraries for Children and Families May Half Term Saturday May 28 to Saturday June 4, 2016

This May half term it’s events galore at Wokingham Borough Libraries, have a look at what we have to offer below:

Bats Talk  – Would you like to find out more about bats?  David Endacott of the Oxfordshire Bat Group will be giving an illustrated talk about bats and answering your questions.  He will be talking about the life style of bats, caring for injured bats, bringing up baby bats how they are surveyed in summer and winter.  He will bring a few injured bats to look at and hear with the aid of a detector.  For adults and children aged 7 and over, £3 charge at Wokingham Library on Saturday May 28 at 10.30am to 11.30am.  To book a place call Wokingham Library on 0118 9781368.

Children’s Chess Club  – For young people aged 8 year old and over. Places must be booked by calling 0118 969 0304.   Woodley Library on Thursday June 2 from 3.30pm to 5pm

Children’s Writing Group – Share your ideas and take part in some fun writing exercises. For children aged 9 to 12 years old. Places must be booked by calling 0118 966 6630.  Maiden Erlegh Library on Saturday June 4 from 10.15am to 11am.

Craft Time – Fun Knights and princesses themed craft session for children aged 2-5 years. £1 charge. Just drop-in!  Finchampstead Library on Friday June 3 from 11.30am to 12noon

Eelmerlmer Day Storytime – Celebrate Elmer Day with a story and colouring activity. Just drop in!

  • Woodley Library on Saturday May 28 from 11am to 11.30am
  • Wokingham Library on Saturday May 28 from 11am to 11.30am

 

Explore Learning – Free session with Explore Learning, Places must be booked.

  • Tracey Beaker for children aged 8 to 10 years old at Wokingham Library on Tuesday May 31 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Gruffalo for children aged 5 to 6 years old at Wokingham Library on Tuesday May 31 from 10.45am to 11.45 am
  • circle_logo_ A Day at the Zoo for children aged 5 to 6 years old at Woodley Library on Wednesday June 1 from 9.15am to 10.15am
  • Groovy Greeks for children aged 8 to 10 years old at Woodley Library on Wednesday June 1 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Alice in Wonderland for children aged 6 to 7 years old at Lower Earley Library on Friday June 3 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Captain Underpants for children aged 8 to 9 years old at Lower Earley Friday on June 3 from 10.45am to 11.45am

Get Arty – Come and make some royal crowns, paper chains and decorate a card to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. Fun arts and crafts fun for children aged 5 and over. £1.50 charge, just drop in!

  • Finchampstead Library on Tuesday May 31 from 2.15pm to 3.15pm
  • Wokingham Library on Thursday June 2 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Woodley Library on Thursday June 2 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Lower Earley Library on Thursday June 2 from 11am to 12noon
  • Maiden Erlegh Library on Thursday June 2 from 3pm to 4pm

tina stubbsLife Bugs Story Session – Come and meet author Tina Stubbs and meet the Little Bugs, fun story session with activities. For children aged 7 and under. Places must be booked by calling 0118 969 0304.   Woodley Library on Wednesday June 1 from 2pm to 2.45pm

Meet the Creatures – Activity morning from the Rangers from Dinton Pastures for the under 12’s. £1 charge , just drop-in!  Wokingham Library on Saturday May 28 from 10.30am to 11.30am

poppys placePoppy’s Place with Katrina Charman – Come and meet the author of the Poppy’s Place series, Katrina Charman.  Katrina will read some of her fantastic stories and you can also make your own version of Poppy the cat to take home. For children aged 7 to 11 year olds. Books will be available for sale and signed. Places must be booked by calling 0118 978 1368.  Wokingham Library on Wednesday June 1 from 10.30am to 11.30am.

Reading Therapy Dog talk – Come and meet pets as Therapy dog Kali and hear from her owner about the work that she carries out, followed by a fun collage a dog craft activity. £1 charge, for children aged 6 to 10 years old. Places must be booked by calling 0118 978 1368.  Wokingham Library on Friday June 3 from 10.30am to 11.30am

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents, Just drop into Spencers Wood Library on Thursday June 2 from 10.15am to 10.45am.

sand art 1Sand 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 at Woodley Library on Friday June 3 from 11am to 12noon.

Saturday Storytime – Stories, rhymes and crafts for parents and children. Just drop into Wargrave Library on Saturday June 4 from 10.30am to 11am.

Spiral Workshop – Come and create your own spiral mobile, which you can paint and decorate. All materials are supplied. For children aged 7 to 12 years old. £5 charge. Places must be booked by calling the relevant library.

  • Woodley Library on Tuesday May 31 from 10am to 11.30am
  • Wokingham Library on Thursday June 2 from 2pm to 3.30pm

Storytime – Stories, rhymes and crafts for parents and children aged 5 years old and under. Free, Just drop in!

  • Wokingham Library on Tuesday May 31 from 4pm to 4.30pm
  • Winnersh Library on Wednesday June 1 from 10.15am to 10.45am
  • Finchampstead Library on Friday June 3 from 11am to 11.30am

 All libraries will have activity tables for children with word searches and colouring sheets.  There is also a selection of books, audio books and DVDs for you to borrow.

Don’t forget that we have a selection of eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines that you can access with your library card for free.

Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details:

  • 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
  • Twyford Library 0118 934 0800

 

Don’t forget to come along to our Mad-hatters Birthday Tea Party at Woodley Library on Saturday May 14, 2016


Come and celebrate the library’s 30th birthday with our Madhatter’s Tea party.alice1

You will meet Alice and her about her adventures, from 2.30pm to 3pm.

You can then decorate a biscuit and make your own bizarre Madhatter’s crown, from 3pm to 3.30pm. £1 charge per activity.

Join us on Saturday 14 May, from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

For more information call Woodley Library on 0118 969 0304.