Events galore at Wokingham Borough Libraries this summer for children

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in! At Lower Earley Library Thursday July 28 from 10.45am to 12noon

Read with Kali the dog – Pets as Therapy dog Kali will be in the library, ready to be told stories from children aged 6 to 10 years old. Just drop in, at Wokingham Library on Friday July 29 from 11am to 12noon

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in! At Woodley Library on Friday July 29 from     10.45am to 12noon

The Enormous Crocodile Come and hear the story of The Enormous Crocodile and make some fun crocs to take home. For children aged 8 and under. £1.50 charge Just drop in! At Lower Earley Library on Monday August 1 from 10.30am to 11.15am, Wokingham Library on Monday August 1 from 10.30am to 11.15am and Arborfield Library on Monday August 1 from 2pm to 2.45pm

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions  Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in! At Wokingham Library on Monday August 1 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm

Dahl Get Arty Come and make some fun arts and crafts inspired by Roald Dahl’s characters. Create a Mr Fox mask or a Mr Twit beard and other fun activities For children aged 12 and under, £1.50 charge. Just drop in, at Arborfield Library on Monday August 1 from 3pm to 3.45pm

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, places must be booked, £5 charge. At Lower Earley Library on Monday August 1 from 2pm to 3.30pm

Mini Animal Models Come and create some plasticine animals in this fun modelling session for children aged 8 and over. £2 charge. At Twyford Library on Monday August 1 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Ali Sparkes Author visit Come and meet author Ali Sparkes and hear about how she plans and research’s her books. Books will also be on sale and can be signed after the session. For children aged 7 and over. Places must be booked, At Wokingham Library on Tuesday August 2 from 11am to 12noon

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 from Tuesday August 2 on 10.30am to 12.30pm

Children’s Writing Course Fun writing course, for children aged 9 to 12 years old, you can also meet the talented author Ali Sparkes. Places must be booked at Maiden Erlegh Library on Tuesday August 2 from 3.15pm to 4pm

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions  Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in, at Lower Earley Library on August 2 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm

Get Creative – Crafts in the library for children, different theme every week. £1 per child, Please book at FBC Centre reception on (0118) 908 8155. At Finchampstead Library on Wednesday August  3 from 10am to 10.45am and 11am to 11.45am

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in! At Wokingham Library on Wednesday August 3 from 10.45am to 12noon and at Woodley Library from 2.15pm to 3.30pm

The Enormous Crocodile Come and hear the story of The Enormous Crocodile and make some fun crocs to take home. For children aged 8 and under. £1.50 charge Just drop in!  At Wargrave Library on Wednesday August 3 from 10.30am to 11.15am

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, places must be booked, £5 charge. At Woodley Library on Thursday August 4 from 10.30am to 12noon

Fantastic Mr Fox – Free session with Explore Learning on Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox for children aged 6 to 7 years old. Places must be booked. At Wokingham Library on Thursday August 4 from 10.45am to 11.45am

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions  Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in! At Lower Earley Library on Thursday August 4 from 10.45am to 12noon

The Big Friendly Giant – Free session with Explore Learning on Roald Dahl’s The Big Friendly Giant for children aged 7 to 9 years old. Places must be booked. At Wokingham Library on Thursday August 4 from 9.30am to 10.30am

Rainbow Fairy Get Arty – Come and make some fun arts and crafts inspired by the Rainbow Fairy series, for children aged 5 and over. £1.50 charge, just drop-in! At Maiden Erlegh Library on Thursday August 4 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Read with Kali the dog – Pets as Therapy dog Kali will be in the library, ready to be told stories from children aged 6 to 10 years old.  Just drop in, at Wokingham Library on Friday August 5 from 11am to 12noon

The Enormous Crocodile Come and hear the story of The Enormous Crocodile and make some fun crocs to take home. For children aged 8 and under. £1.50 charge Just drop in! At Winnersh Library on Friday August 5 from 11.15am to 12noon and Woodley Library from 10.30am to 11.15am

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 Friday August 5 from 10am to 11.30am

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.  Just drop in! At Woodley Library on Friday August 5 from 10.45am 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. At Maiden Erlegh Library on Saturday August 6 from 10.45am to 11.15am

Fantastic Mr Fox – Free session with Explore Learning on Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox for children aged 8 to 9 years old. Places must be booked, at Lower Earley Library  on Monday August 8 from 10.45am to 11.45am

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in! At Wokingham Library on Monday August 8 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm

George’s Marvellous Medicine – Free session with Explore Learning on Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine for children aged 8 to 10 years old. Places must be booked, at Lower Earley Library on Monday August 8 from 9.30am to 10.30am

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in! At Lower Earley Library on Tuesday August 9 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm

Children’s Writing Course Fun writing course, for children aged 9 to 12 years old. Places must be booked at Maiden Erlegh Library on Tuesday August 9 from 3.15pm to 4pm

Circus Workshop – Come along and learn some circus skills. For children aged 4 to 12 years old. £3 charge. Places must be booked. At Finchampstead Library on Tuesday August 9 from 10.30am to 11.30am and Winnersh Library from 1pm to 2pm

The Enormous Crocodile Come and hear the story of The Enormous Crocodile and make some fun crocs to take home. For children aged 8 and under. £1.50 charge Just drop in! At Twyford Library on Tuesday August 9 from 10.45am to 11.30am

Dahl Get Arty Come and make some fun arts and crafts inspired by Roald Dahl’s characters. Create a Mr Fox mask or a Mr Twit beard and other fun activities For children aged 12 and under, £1.50 charge. Just drop in! At Winnersh Library on Wednesday August 10 from 10am to 11am

Get Creative – Crafts in the library for children, different theme every week. £1 per child, Please book at FBC Centre reception on (0118) 908 8155. At Finchampstead Library on Wednesday August  10 from 10am to 10.45am and 11am to 11.45am

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in! At Wokingham Library on Wednesday August 10 from 10.45am to 12noon and Woodley Library from 2.15pm to 3.30pm

The Enormous Crocodile Come and hear the story of The Enormous Crocodile and make some fun crocs to take home. For children aged 8 and under. £1.50 charge Just drop in! At Spencers Wood Library on Thursday August 11 from 10.15am to 11am

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in! At Lower Earley Library on Thursday August 11 from 10.45am to 12noon

Dahl Get Arty Come and make some fun arts and crafts inspired by Roald Dahl’s characters. Create a Mr Fox mask or a Mr Twit beard and other fun activities For children aged 12 and under, £1.50 charge. Just drop in! At Maiden Erlegh Library on Thursday August 11 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Manga Workshop – 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 Friday August 12 from 10am to 11.30am

Read with Kali the dog – Pets as Therapy dog Kali will be in the library, ready to be told stories from children aged 6 to 10 years old. At Wokingham Library on Friday August 12 from 11am to 12noon

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in! At Woodley Library on Friday August 12 from 10.45am to 12noon

The Enormous Crocodile Come and hear the story of The Enormous Crocodile and make some fun crocs to take home. For children aged 8 and under. £1.50 charge, Just drop in! At Finchampstead Library on Friday August 12 from 11am to 11.45am

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.  Lower Earley Library on Monday August 15 from 10.30am to 12.30pm

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in at Wokingham Library on Monday August 15 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm

Mini Animal Models – Come and create some plasticine animals in this fun modelling session for children aged 8 and over. £2 charge. Places must be booked at Wargrave Library on Monday August 15 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Dahl Get Arty Come and make some fun arts and crafts inspired by Roald Dahl’s characters. Create a Mr Fox mask or a Mr Twit beard and other fun activities For children aged 12 and under, £1.50 charge. Just drop in! At Twyford Library on Monday August 15 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in, at Lower Earley Library on Tuesday August 16 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm

Fur and Feathers – Come and meet some Birds of Prey with talk and hands on experience. For families with children aged 5 and over. £3.50 charge, Places must be booked at Spencers Wood Library on Tuesday August 16 from 11am to 12noon and Maiden Erlegh Library from 3.15pm to 4.15pm

Children’s Writing Course Fun writing course, for children aged 9 to 12 years old. Places must be booked at Maiden Erlegh Library on Tuesday August 16 from 3.15pm to 4pm

Revolting Rhymes – Free session with Explore Learning on Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes for children aged 5 to 7 years old. Places must be booked at Woodley Library on Tuesday August 16 from 9.15am to 10.15am

Matilda – Free session with Explore Learning on Roald Dahl’s Matilda for children aged 7 to 10 years old. Places must be booked at Woodley Library on Tuesday August 16 from 10.45am to 11.45am

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions  Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in! At Wokingham Library on Wednesday August 17 from 10.45am to 12noon and Woodley Library from 2.15pm to 3.30pm

Meet the Creatures – with the Rangers from Dinton Pastures for the under 12’s. Just drop-in! £1 charge. At Woodley Library on Thursday August 18  from 9.15am to 10am and Lower Earley Library on Thursday August 18 from 10.45am to 11.30am

Dahl Get Arty Come and make some fun arts and crafts inspired by Roald Dahl’s characters. Create a Mr Fox mask or a Mr Twit beard and other fun activities For children aged 12 and under, £1.50 charge. Just drop in! At Spencers Wood Library on Thursday August 18 from 10.30am to 11.30am

The Enormous Crocodile Come and hear the story of The Enormous Crocodile and make some fun crocs to take home. For children aged 8 and under. £1.50 charge Just drop in!  At Maiden Erlegh Library on Thursday August 18 from 2.15pm to 3pm

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions  Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in!  At Lower Earley Library on Thursday August 18 from 10.45am to 12noon

Manga Workshop – 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 Friday August 19 from 10am to 11.30am

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in! At Woodley Library on Friday August 19 from 10.45am to 12noon

Mini Animal Models – Come and create some plasticine animals in this fun modelling session for children aged 8 and over. £2 charge. Places must be booked at Spencers Wood Library on Monday August 22 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in, at Wokingham Library on Monday August 22 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm

Children’s Writing Course Fun writing course, for children aged 9 to 12 years old. Places must be booked at Maiden Erlegh Library on Tuesday August 23 from 3.15pm to 4pm

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in! At Lower Earley Library on Tuesday August 23 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm

Revolting Rhymes – Free session with Explore Learning on Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes for children aged 5 to 7 years old. Places must be booked at Wokingham Library on Tuesday August 23 from 10.45am to 11.45am

Matilda – Free session with Explore Learning on Roald Dahl’s Matilda for children aged 7 to 10 years old.  Places must be booked at Wokingham Library on Tuesday August 23 from 9.30am to 10.30am

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in! At Wokingham Library on Wednesday August 24 from 10.45am to 12noon and Woodley Library on Wednesday August 24 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm

Fantastic Mr Fox – Free session with Explore Learning on Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox for children aged 6 to 7 years old. Places must be booked at Woodley Library on Wednesday August 24 from 10.45am to 11.45am

The Twits – Free session with Explore Learning on Roald Dahl’s The Twits for children aged 7 to 8 years old. Places must be booked. At Woodley Library on Wednesday August 24 from 9.15am to 10.15am

Meet the Creatures – with the Rangers from Dinton Pastures for the under 12’s. Just drop-in! £1 charge. At Finchampstead Library on Wednesday August 24 from 9.30am to 10.15am and Winnersh Library on Wednesday August 24 from 11am to 11.45am

Mad cap words and poetry fun with Rachel Piercy This poetry workshop will explore the wonderful, wacky world of Roald Dahl: hear and share work by Dahl himself, and some new poems by Rachel. You will also have the chance to create a new poem of your own, inspired by Dahl’s words. Suitable for poetry fans and poetry newbies. Just bring yourself and your imagination! For children aged 7 to 11 years old, Place must be booked, £2 charge.  At Lower Earley Library on Thursday August 25 from 9.30am to 10.30am and Wokingham Library on Thursday August 25 from 11am to 12noon

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in! At Lower Earley Library on Thursday August 25 from 10.45am to 12noon

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 Thursday August 25 from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Read with Kali the dog – Pets as Therapy dog Kali will be in the library, ready to be told stories from children aged 6 to 10 years old. Just drop in, At Wokingham Library on Friday August 26 from 11am to 12noon

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in! At Woodley Library on Friday August 26 from 10.45am to 12noon

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 Friday August 26 from 10am to 11.30am

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, At Maiden Erlegh Library on Saturday August 27 from 10.45am to 11.15am

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in, at Lower Earley Library on Tuesday August 30 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm.

The Twits – Free session with Explore Learning on Roald Dahl’s The Twits for children aged 7 to 8 years old, Places must be booked. At Lower Earley Library on Tuesday August 30 from 9.30am to 10.30am

The Big Friendly Giant – Free session with Explore Learning on Roald Dahl’s The Big Friendly Giant for children aged 7 to 9 years old. Places must be booked. At Lower Earley Library on Tuesday August 30 from 10.45am to 11.45am

Get Creative – Crafts in the library for children, different theme every week. £1 per child, Please book at FBC Centre reception on (0118) 908 8155. At Finchampstead Library on Wednesday August  31 from 10am to 10.45am and 11am to 11.45am

The Twits Storytelling presentation – Mr and Mrs Twit are ready to welcome you to the magical world of Roald Dahl as storyteller John Kirk retells “The Twits” . Warning: this story contains Twits being vile to each other. This presentation is suitable for children and families age 6+.  “The Twits” is presented with the kind permission of Casarotto Ramsay and the Roald Dahl estate. £3 charge, Places must be booked. At Lower Earley Library on Wednesday August 31  from 10.15am to 11.15am, Finchampstead Library on Wednesday August 31 from 12.45pm to 1.45pm, Wokingham Library on Wednesday August 31 from 2.45pm to 3.45pm.

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in!  At Woodley Library on Wednesday August 31 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm and Wokingham Library from 10.45am to 12noon

Revolting Recipes Session Come and take part in the fun revolting recipe workshop, create some ‘Frobscottle’ drink and ‘The Big Friendly Gobbler’. Places must be booked for children aged 7 to 11 years old. £5 charge, At Winnersh Library on Wednesday August 31 from 11am to 12noon and 2pm to 3pm

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in!  At Lower Earley Library on Thursday September 1 from 10.45am to 12noon

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in!  At Woodley Library on Friday September 2 from 10.45am to 12noon

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
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