News and Events from Wokingham Borough Libraries February 2017

News and Events from Wokingham Borough Libraries  February  2017

Advance notice of temporary library closures in March 2017 

In June 2016 Wokingham Borough Council agreed a new Library Offer for the borough to establish and promote the activities that our residents can expect when using our libraries

Following on from our consultation in early 2016, a key part of this decision was to introduce self-service within a number of libraries to make it easier for people to check-out and return the items they borrow and to free up some valuable staff time so that our libraries can be open for longer each week. From Monday 3rd April, self-service will be available within Wokingham, Woodley, Lower Earley, Twyford, Finchampstead and Winnersh libraries and our new library opening hours will be introduced providing an extra 17½ hours of service per week.

To prepare for these improvements we will need to carry out changes to some of the library buildings which will mean services are temporarily unavailable for a short time.

  Library closes Library re-opens
Lower Earley Library Wednesday 1st March Thursday 9th March
Woodley Library Wednesday 8th March Wednesday 15th March
Wokingham Library Wednesday 15th March Wednesday 22nd March

What’s on in Wokingham Borough Libraries for Adults

Local author Kathy Martin will be giving an illustrated talk, The Good The Bad and the Unlucky, about the origins of our most popular consumer brands on Thursday February 9, 6.30pm to 7.30pm at Wokingham Library.

Jayne Shrimpton returns to Wokingham Library to deliver her rearranged talk about the history of women’s trousers, entitled Wearing the TrousersWomen’s struggle for sartorial freedom on Thursday February 23, 2pm-3pm

There will be a Vintage Style Jewellery Workshop with Rachel Freegard using a variety of materials ranging from fabric to found & recycled materials on Saturday February 25, 10am to 1pm. To book for any of these events call (0118) 9781368

An Adult Storytelling session for people with learning difficulties takes place at Wokingham Library every month, this is a relaxing session which includes short stories, poetry and refreshments. The next free session takes place on Friday February 25, 1.45pm to 2.45pm, just drop in!

Model Animal Library Trail Created by pupils from Addington School

Addington School pupils have created some wonderful model animals which have escaped to some of the local libraries. Come and explore 5 of our libraries whilst you hunt for the 14 different animals hiding amongst the books.

The animals will be residing at the libraries throughout February, pick up a trail sheet at Wokingham, Woodley, Winnersh, Maiden Erlegh or Lower Earley Library and begin the trail.

Record the library you found them in, then hand in your completed booklet to be entered into the prize draw.

What’s On in Wokingham Borough Libraries for Children

Hooray for Mr Toad! Theatre Show – Join the indomitable Mr Toad! and his well-loved friends Ratty, Mole and Badger as they battle against the terrible Crimson Scar and fight to save the river in this EPIC new adventure! Presented by the Quintessentially British Theatre Company. Suitable for all the family, places must be booked, £5 charge per person. At Woodley Library on Monday February 13 from 2pm to 3.30pm.

Guide Dogs Morning – Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Take part in some fun activities and craft activity.  At Wokingham Library on Monday February 13 from 10am to 12noon

Get Arty – Arts and crafts fun on Mythical Animals for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Just drop in, £1.50 charge.

  • At Wargrave Library on Wednesday February 15 from 9.30am to 10.15am
  • At Winnersh Library on Wednesday February 15 from 11am to 12noon
  • At Twyford Library on Tuesday February 14 from 11.30am to 12.30pm
  • At Finchampstead Library on Tuesday February 14 from 2.15pm to 3.15pm
  • At Woodley Library on Thursday February 16 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Lower Earley Library on Thursday February 16 from 2pm to 3pm
  • At Maiden Erlegh Library on Friday February 17 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm
  • At Wokingham Library on Friday February 17 from 10.30am to 11.30am

Life’s Little 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, free just drop in! At Wargrave Library on Monday February 13 from 4pm to 4.30pm and at Maiden Erlegh Library on Saturday February 18 from 10.15am to 10.45am.

Gruffalo Storytime – Join in with this classic story and create your own Gruffalo mask. For the under 8’s, just drop in, £1.50 charge. At Maiden Erlegh Library on Monday February 13 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Poetry Writing Workshop – Poetry writing workshop to celebrate Valentine Day for children aged 9 to 12 years old. Places must be booked, free. At Maiden Erlegh Library from Tuesday February 14 on 3pm to 4pm

Explore Learning Free session from Explore Learning, places must be booked. At Wokingham Library

Shape and measurement for children aged 5 to 6 years old on Tuesday February 14 from 9.30am to 10.30am

Olympics for children aged 8 to 10 years old on Tuesday February 14 from 10.45am to 11.45am

Baby Sensory – Free taster from Baby sensory, place must be booked. At  Wokingham Library  on Thursday February 16 from 10am to 10.30am

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 Wokingham Library on Wednesday February 15 from 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • At Woodley Library on Wednesday February 15 from 2.30pm to 4pm
  • At Lower Earley Library Friday February 17 from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Script Writing Workshop – Come along and learn the basics of screen writing. Transform your favourite story into a script. For children aged 8 to 12 years old. Places must be booked, £1 charge. At Winnersh Library from Friday February 17 on 10.30am to 11.30am

Why not search our online catalogue from the comfort of your own home to see what’s on offer:              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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