Wokingham Borough Libraries August Newsletter 2016

Summer Reading Challenge 2016

The Big Friendly Read is the summer reading challenge theme for 2016 at Wokingham borough libraries. This is part of the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations. Children can read whatever they like – fact books, joke books, picture books, audio books. They just have to borrow the 6 books from the library.  Every time they finish a book they’ll receive a collector’s card to put into a special collectors folder. When they’ve read 6 books they’ll receive a certificate and a medal for completing the challenge.  The challenge will run from until Sunday 11 September 2016.

We will be running the following activities over the summer holidays in August, please contact the relevant library to book a place:

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

Wokingham Library    Tuesday August 2        11am to 12noon

Mad cap words and poetry fun with Rachel Piercy* – For children aged 7 to 11 years old. £2 charge on Thursday August 25

  • Lower Earley Library at 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Wokingham Library at 11am 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.

Wokingham Library Friday August 5, 12, 26   11am to 12noon

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 40 minute 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.

  • Lower Earley Library Wednesday August 31  10.15am to 11.15am
  • Finchampstead Library Wednesday August 31          12.45pm to 1.45pm
  • Wokingham Library Wednesday August 31   2.45pm to 3.45pm

A full list of all our activities can be found here: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/whats-on-in-our-libraries/library-events/

Teen Reading Challenge

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.

Adult Reading Challenge

Join our adult’s reading challenge over the Summer holiday period, read six books of any kind and you could win a great prize!

Pick up a bookmark from any Wokingham Borough Library and get it stamped every time a book is issued.

The Challenge starts on July 16 and runs until September 11

There will be one lucky winner per branch!

September Talks for Adults

Sign up for one of our September talks at Wokingham Library.

More than Meets the Eye- a new insight into our perceptual senses- A talk with John Harrison. £3 charge Thursday September 8, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Mushroom and a Marathon-the life and times of the Albert Hall- A talk with Tony Weston. £3 charge Thursday September 29, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Audio Books to download – New app

The One-click Digital service gives library members free access to over 1000 audiobooks which can be downloaded onto an iPod, iPhone, MP3 player or computer. To enjoy Audiobooks with your library card visit wokingham.oneclickdigital.eu or you can download the free app by searching for ‘Oneclickdigital’

Titles can be borrowed for three weeks, and you never have to wait – anything in the catalogue is immediately available for loan.

Do you have a favourite Shakespeare quote?

To celebrate 400 years since the death of the world’s greatest playwright we want to find out the public’s favourite Shakespeare quote – and you can win a prize for voting!

Visit our online poll (https://haveyoursay.westsussex.gov.uk/libraries/shakespeare) to choose one of 20 top quotes or enter your own personal choice. Anyone voting can also enter a prize draw to win custom artwork from Marcia Williams, vouchers for family visits to the Globe Theatre or a Shakespeare inspired goodie bag.

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.



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