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
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/