All our Libraries will be closed on Monday December 25, Tuesday December 26, 2017 and Monday January 1, 2018.
Finchampstead Library will be closed from 12.30pm on Saturday 23 December to Monday January 1 inclusive and re-open on Tuesday January 2.
Maiden Erlegh Library will be closed from 5pm on Friday 22 December to Monday January 1 inclusive and re-open on Tuesday January 2.
Wokingham Living Advent Calendar
Wokingham Library will be part of the Living Advent Calendar event in the town during December this year. Each day between December 1 and Christmas Eve a venue around the town hosts a performance of music , dance or drama lasting approximately 15 minutes but details of the performance are kept secret until the date itself. Wokingham Library will be hosting events on Monday December 11 and 18 at 6pm. For more details check www.wokingham-tc-gov.uk/advent or www/facebook.com/wokinghamadvent. These are free events, just drop-in and join the fun!
What’s on in Wokingham Libraries for Children
Character Storytimes with The Enchanted Players Theatre Company
Storytime with Snow White – Storytime with The Enchanted Players Theatre Company. Come and hear stories from Snow White Stories and rhymes for children aged 5 and under.
Woodley Library Saturday December 9 11am to 11.30am
Storytime with Princess Anna – Storytime with The Enchanted Players Theatre Company. Come and hear stories from Princess Anna with stories and rhymes for children aged 5 and under.
Wokingham Library Tuesday December 12 4pm to 4.30pm
Storytime with Princess Sofia the first – Storytime with The Enchanted Players Theatre Company. Come and hear stories from Princess Sofia the first with stories and rhymes for children aged 5 and under.
Twyford Library Tuesday December 19 4pm to 4.30pm
Festive Storytime – Festive stories and rhymes for parents and children to enjoy together, For children aged 7 and under. Just drop in!
Finchampstead Library Friday December 1 11am to 11.30am
Wargrave Library Saturday December 2 10.30am to 11am
Spencers Wood Library Monday December 4 4pm to 4.30pm
Lower Earley Library Monday December 11 11.15am to 11.45am
Arborfield Pop-up Library Monday December 11 4pm to 4.30pm
Maiden Erlegh Library Saturday December 16 10.15am to 10.45am
Wokingham Library Tuesday December 19 4pm to 4.30pm
Festive Get Arty – Drop in, Festive crafts, for children aged 3 to 11 years old. £1.50 charge.
Maiden Erlegh Library – Friday December 15, 3.30pm to 4.15pm
Woodley Library – Thursday December 21, 10.30am to 11.30am
Lower Earley Library – Thursday December 21, 2pm to 3pm
Wokingham Library – Friday December 22, 10.30am to 11.30am
Winter Reading Challenge for Young People
It’s fun, it’s Free, it’s at your local Wokingham Borough Library this Winter.
Open to all library members aged 4 to 11 years old. Sign up in the library and get a free collectors card, borrow and read three books and you will receive a certificate on completion. We would encourage you to write a book review to add to our Winter Reading challenge wall too. Once complete you can enter our book themed prize draw.
Join the challenge in any Wokingham Borough Library. The Challenge will run until January 8, 2018.
Have your say
We have two major consultations this winter – Budget Priorities and Transport and Highways – and there’s still time to give us your views.
Wokingham Borough is going through vast changes with new houses, roads, schools and other facilities being built, and towns being transformed – but all while government funding is being reduced.
These two important consultations will be used to help us understand your views on some of the key issues facing our borough, and the main priorities and concerns you have. They are not referenda on exactly how we spend our limited funds or what roadworks to carry out, but your feedback will be used to help us plan the best way forward.
The Budget Consultation will be the first part of a two-year process to help us make the really difficult funding decisions we will face in 2019/20. That is when the basic revenue funding that comes from central government will be cut to zero. So this consultation will ask you about what services you value most and what your priorities are. This will then be followed by a more detailed consultation next year.
The Transport and Highways survey, on the other hand, will help to increase our understanding of how we can best communicate with you on highways issues and how your day-to-day lives are affected by roadworks and other transport matters. It will also seek your views on ways to reduce reliance on using cars, and so reduce congestion.
Both of the consultations will run until 30 December via: www.wokingham.gov.uk/consultation.
Alternatively contact our Community Engagement Team at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (0118) 974 6000 to request a hard copy.
Self Service Kiosks in our Libraries
Don’t forget you can save time queuing by using our new self-service kiosks. You can use them to return, renew or borrow books and other items.
They are available at the following libraries:- Woodley, Lower Earley, Twyford, Winnersh, Wokingham and Finchampstead. If you would like to use the self service kiosks but need a little help the first time please ask a member of staff and they will be happy to help you.