What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries May Half-term on Friday June 1, 2018

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries May Half-term on Friday June 1, 2018

Explore Learning Telling the Time – We will help children tackle the challenge of the big and little hand in this telling the time workshop. Places must be booked, For children aged 5 to 7 years old.

Woodley Library         Friday June 1            9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning Angular Architecture – They will learn the areas and angles required to construct the homes of our future. Can they tell their right angles from their acute?  Places must be booked, For children aged 7 to 9 years old.

Woodley Library           Friday June 1     10.45am to 11.45am

Get Arty – Amazing Animals Arts and crafts activities for children aged 4 to 10 years old. £2 charge, Just drop in!

Wokingham Library        Friday June 1          10.30am to 11.30am

Lower Earley Library          Friday June 1     2pm to 3pm

Storytime – Stories and rhymes for children aged 7 and under. Free

Finchampstead Library       Friday June 1           11am to 11.30am

Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details

Arborfield Library 0780 1664520

Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176

Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800

Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656

Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150

Maiden Erlegh Library (0118) 966 6630

Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519

Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368

Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771 Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304
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News and Events from Wokingham Borough Libraries June 2018

Launch of the Press Reader Newspaper service

On June 1 we will be launching Press Reader which will provide library customers with a mobile and online version of the world’s largest digital newspaper service. Customers will have access to over 7,000 publications from 101 countries in 60 languages. For more information in June go to

https://bit.ly/2IMWrbF

Reading Well Books on Prescription for Mental Health.

June will see the relaunch of the Reading Well list for mental health. Books on the list are available to borrow or reserve in your local library and they provide helpful information and support for managing common mental health conditions or dealing with difficult feelings and experiences. For more information go to reading-well.org.uk

National Reading Group Day will be held on June 16 this year and is a celebration of book groups all over the country and the positive effect they have on their members. If you would like to find out more about book groups meeting in our libraries visit https://bit.ly/2s0aULq

What’s on in Wokingham Borough Libraries for Adults

How to search for your Family History- Volunteers from the Berkshire Family History Society will highlight all the most productive web sites for family history research, showing what they can offer and how to improve the method of searches. Wokingham Library, Saturday June 23, 2pm to 3.30pm. Free Event

Tie-Dyeing Workshop-Repurpose T-shirts to make new tops and scarves using simple dyeing techniques. Wokingham Library, Saturday June 23, 10am to 1pm £5 charge

 Nutrition and Health – Eat Right for the Brain. A talk with nutritional therapist Sasivimol Ahmed at Lower Earley Library, on Tuesday June 19 from 1pm to 2pm. Free session.

National Bookstart Activities this June across Wokingham

 National Bookstart Week is an annual celebration of BookTrust’s flagship reading programme, Bookstart.The theme is ‘Bookstart Bird Boogie’. Children who attend any of the events will receive a free copy of the picture book A Busy Day for Birds by Lucy Cousins.

Bookstart Rhymetime at Dinton Pastures Country Park

Come and join us at Dinton Pastures for our National Bookstart Week celebrations for the under 5’s. There will be nursery rhymes, songs and a free book! You can also collect your Bookstart pack too!

Monday June 18 10am to 12noon

Wokingham Borough Libraries will be running Bookstart Bird Boogie themed stories and rhyme sessions for parents and children to enjoy together.   Bookstart Bird Boogie Storytimes are aimed at parents with children aged 7 and under and can be found at the following libraries:

 

  • At Finchampstead Library on Friday June 1 from 11am to 11.30am
  • At Maiden Erlegh Library on Saturday June 2 from 10.15am to 10.45am
  • At Wargrave Library on Saturday June 2 from 10.30am to 11am
  • At Spencers Wood Library on Monday June 4  from   4pm to 4.30pm
  • At Wokingham Library on Tuesday June 5  from  4pm to 4.30pm
  • At Woodley Library on Saturday June 9 from 11am to 11.30am
  • At Arborfield Library on Monday June 11 from  3.45pm to 4.15pm
  • At Lower Earley Library on Monday June 11 from 11.15am to 11.45am
  • At Twyford Library on Tuesday June 19 from  3.45pm to 4.15pm

 

Young People’s Library events

Explore Learning Telling the Time – We will help children tackle the challenge of the big and little hand in this telling the time workshop. Places must be booked, for children aged 5 to 7 years old. At Woodley Library on Friday June 1 from 9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning Angular Architecture – They will learn the areas and angles required to construct the homes of our future. Can they tell their right angles from their acute? Places must be booked, for children aged 7 to 9 years old. At Woodley Library on Friday June 1 from 10.45am to 11.45am

Get Arty – Amazing Animals Arts and crafts activities for children aged 4 to 10 years old. £2 charge, Just drop in!

At Wokingham Library on Friday June 1 from 10.30am to 11.30am

At Lower Earley Library on Friday June 1 from 2pm to 3pm

Storytime – Stories and rhymes for children aged 7 and under. Free

At Finchampstead Library on Friday June 1 from 11am to 11.30am

At Maiden Erlegh Library on Saturday June 2 from 10.15am to 10.45am

At Wargrave Library on Saturday June 2 from 10.30am to 11am

Children’s Arts Week at Wokingham Library – Stop by our drawing table and create a picture. Just drop in! At Wokingham Library from Saturday June 9 to Saturday June 16, 2018

Children’s Art Week at Woodley Library – Drop in and create, animals, fish & birds for the library’s Land, Sea & Air mural.  Just drop in! At Woodley Library on Tuesday June 12 to Saturday June 16, 2018.

Children’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic Storytime – Bring your favourite cuddly toy and a snack along and join us for this special story time for children aged 7 and under. Just drop in! At Wokingham Library on Tuesday June 19 from 4pm to 4.30pm.

Baby Mindful taster session at Wokingham Library

Baby Mindful classes are deliberately slower to other baby activity classes. Each class is based around a traditional nursery rhyme incorporating a range of activities, which will gently simulate and calm your baby whilst supporting their normal development. For babies from birth to 6 months.

At Wokingham Library on Monday June 11 from 10am to 10.30am

Places must be booked by contacting Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368

Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details

Arborfield Library 0780 1664520

Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176

Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800

Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656

Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150

Maiden Erlegh Library (0118) 966 6630

Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519

Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368

Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771 Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

 

A selection of our events are listed above, for all of our events visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/whats-on-in-our-libraries/

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries May Half-term on Thursday May 31, 2018

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries May Half-term on Thursday May 31, 2018

Explore Learning Telling the Time – We will help children tackle the challenge of the big and little hand in this telling the time workshop. Places must be booked, For children aged 5 to 7 years old.

Lower Earley Library        Thursday May 31          9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning Angular Architecture – They will learn the areas and angles required to construct the homes of our future. Can they tell their right angles from their acute?  Places must be booked, For children aged 7 to 9 years old.

Lower Earley Library      Thursday May 31        10.45am to 11.45am

Mini Professors – Taster Session for children aged 2 to 5 years old, with science based fun. Places must be booked.

Woodley Library        Thursday May 31          11.15am to 11.45am

Star Wars Reads Activity Session – Star Wars activity sheets and origami craft activities for children aged 4 to 10 years old. Places must be booked, £2 charge.

Wokingham Library           Thursday May 31                  11.30am to 12.30pm

Maiden Erlegh Library           Thursday May 31               3.30pm to 4.30pm

Family Learning Craft Skills – Have a go at different crafts that you can use to help your children with their learning. For families with children aged 4 and over. £5 charge. Booking via Adult and Community Learning Team, 0118 974 3797 or lifelonglearning@wokingham.gov.uk

Wokingham Library           Thursday May 31         1pm to 3pm

 

Lego Creations – Star Wars Themed Lego building session, for children aged 5 to 10 years old. Places must be booked. £1 charge.

Winnersh Library         Thursday May 31          2pm to 2.45pm

Get Arty – Amazing Animals Arts and crafts activities for children aged 4 to 10 years old. £2 charge, Just drop in!

Woodley Library         Thursday May 31           2.30pm to 3.30pm

 

Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details

Arborfield Library 0780 1664520

Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176

Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800

Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656

Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150

Maiden Erlegh Library (0118) 966 6630

Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519

Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368

Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771 Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries May Half-term on Thursday May 31, 2018

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries May Half-term on Thursday May 31, 2018

Explore Learning Telling the Time – We will help children tackle the challenge of the big and little hand in this telling the time workshop. Places must be booked, For children aged 5 to 7 years old.

Lower Earley Library        Thursday May 31          9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning Angular Architecture – They will learn the areas and angles required to construct the homes of our future. Can they tell their right angles from their acute?  Places must be booked, For children aged 7 to 9 years old.

Lower Earley Library      Thursday May 31        10.45am to 11.45am

Mini Professors – Taster Session for children aged 2 to 5 years old, with science based fun. Places must be booked.

Woodley Library        Thursday May 31          11.15am to 11.45am

Star Wars Reads Activity Session – Star Wars activity sheets and origami craft activities for children aged 4 to 10 years old. Places must be booked, £2 charge.

Wokingham Library           Thursday May 31                  11.30am to 12.30pm

Maiden Erlegh Library           Thursday May 31               3.30pm to 4.30pm

Family Learning Craft Skills – Have a go at different crafts that you can use to help your children with their learning. For families with children aged 4 and over. £5 charge. Booking via Adult and Community Learning Team, 0118 974 3797 or lifelonglearning@wokingham.gov.uk

Wokingham Library           Thursday May 31         1pm to 3pm

Lego Creations – Star Wars Themed Lego building session, for children aged 5 to 10 years old. Places must be booked. £1 charge.

Winnersh Library         Thursday May 31          2pm to 2.45pm

Get Arty – Amazing Animals Arts and crafts activities for children aged 4 to 10 years old. £2 charge, Just drop in!

Woodley Library         Thursday May 31           2.30pm to 3.30pm

Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details

Arborfield Library 0780 1664520

Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176

Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800

Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656

Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150

Maiden Erlegh Library (0118) 966 6630

Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519

Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368

Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771 Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

Summer Reading Challenge Young Volunteers

Summer Reading Challenge Young Volunteers

Aged 16 to 24? Do you enjoy reading? Do you enjoy working with children and want to volunteer? Then helping with the Summer Reading Challenge in libraries in Wokingham Borough Libraries may be for you.

We are looking for young people who can encourage children to take part in and complete this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, Mischief Makers and help out with library duties and children’s activities in the library.

It’s fun and a great addition to your CV and you have the chance to give something back to your local community.

The volunteering opportunities will be at Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley Libraries from Monday 30 July to Friday 31 August 2018.

Before you start you will receive full training, for more information contact volunteer@wokingham.gov.uk or call 0118 974 6263.

Wokingham Libraries are part of the national campaign to have more young volunteers into our libraries this Summer. You might like to check out the national campaign website.

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries May Half-term on Wednesday May 30, 2018

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries May Half-term on Wednesday May 30, 2018 

Explore Learning Telling the Time – We will help children tackle the challenge of the big and little hand in this telling the time workshop. Places must be booked, For children aged 5 to 7 years old.

Wokingham Library           Wednesday May 30          9.30am to 10.30am

 

Explore Learning Angular Architecture – They will learn the areas and angles required to construct the homes of our future. Can they tell their right angles from their acute?  Places must be booked, For children aged 7 to 9 years old.

Wokingham Library          Wednesday May 30       10.45am to 11.45am

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sand Art– Create a sand picture with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £4 per picture, for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Just drop in!

Woodley Library              Wednesday May 30               10.30am to 12.30pm

Star Wars Reads Activity Session – Star Wars activity sheets and origami craft activities for children aged 4 to 10 years old. Places must be booked, £2 charge.

 

Finchampstead Library          Wednesday May 30        10am to 11am

Winnersh Library             Wednesday May 30            11.30am to 12.30pm

Wargrave Library         Wednesday May 30          2pm to 3pm

 

 

 

Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details

Arborfield Library 0780 1664520

Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176

Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800

Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656

Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150

Maiden Erlegh Library (0118) 966 6630

Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519

Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368

Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771 Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

Empathy Day – 12 June 2018

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Empathy Day on 12 June, uses books to build more understanding between all of us, because reading in itself can make us more empathetic and sharing books can connect us in new ways.

Teachers and parents are becoming increasingly concerned about the potentially empathy draining effect of social media on children and the new pressures caused by societal divisions. To combat this, Empathy Lab (a new organisation creating an empathy, literature and social action programme for 4 to 11 year olds), has produced a book collection to build children’s empathy skills.

Specially selected by experts, it features picture books, powerful stories, poetry and graphic novels. All of the texts offer powerful insights into other people’s feelings and will help young people develop an understanding of a variety of different life experiences and issues that people face. It is hoped they will inspire children to turn feelings of empathy into action – in their homes, schools and communities.

You can download the full list of 30 titles here. The books are available to borrow from Wokingham Borough Libraries via the online catalogue http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/search-renew-and-reserve-items/ 

Use these books at home or in the classroom in the run up to Empathy Day on the 12th  June 2018, and way beyond.

 

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries May Half-term on Wednesday May 30, 2018

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries May Half-term on Wednesday May 30, 2018 

Explore Learning Telling the Time – We will help children tackle the challenge of the big and little hand in this telling the time workshop. Places must be booked, For children aged 5 to 7 years old.

Wokingham Library           Wednesday May 30          9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning Angular Architecture – They will learn the areas and angles required to construct the homes of our future. Can they tell their right angles from their acute?  Places must be booked, For children aged 7 to 9 years old.

Wokingham Library          Wednesday May 30       10.45am to 11.45am

Sand Art– Create a sand picture with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £4 per picture, for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Just drop in!

Woodley Library              Wednesday May 30               10.30am to 12.30pm

Star Wars Reads Activity Session – Star Wars activity sheets and origami craft activities for children aged 4 to 10 years old. Places must be booked, £2 charge.

Finchampstead Library          Wednesday May 30        10am to 11am

Winnersh Library             Wednesday May 30            11.30am to 12.30pm

Wargrave Library         Wednesday May 30          2pm to 3pm

Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details

Arborfield Library 0780 1664520

Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176

Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800

Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656

Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150

Maiden Erlegh Library (0118) 966 6630

Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519

Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368

Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771 Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

Baby Mindful taster session at Wokingham Library on Monday June 11

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Baby Mindful taster session at Wokingham Library

Baby Mindful classes are deliberately slower to other baby activity classes. Each class is based around a traditional nursery rhyme incorporating a range of activities which will gently simulate and calm your baby whilst supporting their normal development.
By helping parents to feel calmer and more in control, we are helping them to create the space necessary to respond to their babies in an emotionally supportive way whilst giving them the tools to meet their own emotional needs as individuals. For babies from birth to 6 months.
Monday June 11 10am to 10.30am
Places must be booked by contacting Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries May Half-term on Tuesday May 29, 2018

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries May Half-term on Tuesday May 29, 2018

 

Sand Art– Create a sand picture with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £4 per picture, for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Just drop in!

Lower Earley Library            Tuesday May 29            10.30am to 12.30pm

Star Wars Reads Activity Session – Star Wars activity sheets and origami craft activities for children aged 4 to 10 years old. Places must be booked, £2 charge.

Twyford Library                Tuesday May 29               10.45am to 11.45am

Woodley Library          Tuesday May 29           1pm to 2pm

Spencers Wood Library        Tuesday May 29                2.45pm to 3.45pm

Fun with Finger Spelling – Come and learn British Sign Language Spelling with fun games and activities. Places must be booked, For children aged 7 to 12 years old. £2 charge.

Wokingham Library       Tuesday May 29                  2pm to 3pm

Storytime – Stories and rhymes for children aged 7 and under. Free

Wokingham Library            Tuesday May 29          4pm to 4.30pm

Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details

Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150

Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771

 

 

Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800

Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368

 

 

Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304