Teen Reading Challenge and Summer Events

If you’re aged between 12 and 19 years old and think you can read 6 books before the end of the summer join our teen reading challenge.

Collect a bookmark from any of our libraries. You’ll receive a stamp on your bookmark each time you take out a book. The challenge runs until 11 September 2016. There will be a prize draw for everyone who completes the challenge with a fabulous Young Adults goodie bag filled with books for young adults.

Poetry and short story competition for young people

There is also a Poetry and Short Story Competition for Young People, we would like Teenagers to write a poem or short story in less than, 500 words on the theme of Messages. Just pick up an entry form, and hand them both into your local library by Saturday 11 September.

Wokingham and Lower Earley Library will be hosting special events for Teens this summer, as follows.

Manga workshop

Manga drawing workshop on the basics, creating a character and a story idea for children aged 8 to 16 years old. Please book a place. £3 charge. At Lower Earley Library on 5 and 19 August from 10am to 11.30am.

Manga drawing workshop on storyboarding and creating a finished page for children aged 8 to 16 years old. Please book a place. £3 charge. At Lower Earley Library on 12 and 19 August from 10am to 11.30am.  Places must be booked by calling Lower Earley Library on 0118 931 2150.

Teen writing workshops

The High Strung Heist Run – A full day workshop session on the ‘heist’ genre of stories at  Wokingham Library on Saturday 30 July from 10.30am to 3pm.

Plot pitfall prevention

A full day workshop session on story plotting and character development at Wokingham Library on Saturday 6 August from 10.30am to 3pm. £4 charge. Places must be booked by calling Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368.

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