Summer Reading Challenge 2018
The Summer Reading Challenge 2018 will be called Mischief Makers, inspired by the much-loved iconic children’s title Beano, which celebrates its 80th anniversary. Children will explore a map of Beanotown to find the mysterious buried treasure and become ultimate mischief makers! Dennis, Gnasher and friends will help them solve clues and collect stickers, having lots of fun and adventures along the way!
The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays.
It’s fun, it’s FREE and you can sign up at any of our Libraries from Sunday July 1st until September 2nd. Just read six library books and collect a poster and stickers as you go. Collect a medal and a certificate when you complete the challenge.
Teen Reading Challenge – Borrow 6 books across the summer holidays (runs 21 July to 2 September). If you complete the challenge you will be entered into a prize draw for some fantastic book related prizes.
There will be lots of Mischief Makers events at libraries this summer. Open to all primary school aged Library members.
Family Learning Puppet Crafts
Try different forms of puppet making and learn to help your children develop their storytelling skills. For families with children aged 4 and over. £5 charge. Booking via Adult and Community Learning Team, 0118 974 3797 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wokingham Library Thursday July 26 10am to 12noon
Finchampstead Library Thursday July 26 2.30-4.30pm
Guide Dogs Morning Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Take part in some fun activities.
Wokingham Library Monday July 30 10am to 12noon
Lego Creations* – Themed Lego building session, for children aged 5 to 10 years old. £1 charge.
Wargrave Library Monday July 30 2pm to 2.45pm and 3.15pm to 4pm
Mischief Makers Activity Session* – Activity session for children aged 12 and under. £2 charge
Twyford Library Tuesday July 31 10.45am to 11.45am
What’s on in Wokingham Borough Libraries for Adults
Quilling Workshop-with a Summery theme. £3charge
Wokingham Library Tuesday July 3 10.30am to 12noon
Walking Book Group- Enjoy the fresh air and a chat at Dinton Country Pastures. The book to be discussed is The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald, copies available from Wokingham Library. Free Event, bookable at Wokingham Library.
Dinton Pastures Thursday July 5 10.30am to 12noon
Book Chat- Join us for book recommendations and coffee, just drop-in.
Wokingham Library Thursday July 12 11am to 12noon
Wokingham’s Trees Visible? Valued? Vanishing?- A review of the work and findings of the Wokingham District Veteran Tree Association who have surveyed, recorded and mapped over 7500 veteran and notable trees across the borough as well as working as local Tree Wardens. £3 charge
Wokingham Library Thursday July 19 10.30am to 11.30am
Magic Metalwork- Tutor Rachel Freegard- An opportunity to try cutting & shaping copper & aluminium metal sheet to create individual pieces of jewellery. £5 charge
Wokingham Library Saturday July 28 10am to 1pm
Anna Jacobs-author visit. Best-selling novelist Anna Jacobs will be talking about her writing career and her new novel One Kind Man, the second title in her Lancashire based series. The event includes a book signing and refreshments £3 charge
Wokingham Library Thursday August 23 2pm to 3pm.
Press Reader Newspaper service
Last month we launched Press Reader which provides library customers with a mobile and online version of the world’s largest digital newspaper service. Customers now have access to over 7,000 publications from 101 countries in 60 languages. For more information go to https://bit.ly/2IMWrbF
Tall Tales Service
The Tall Tales service is available through libraries to local organisations to provide bag books, which are multi-sensory story books for people with severe or profound learning disabilities.
Bag books are unique, hand-made multi-sensory resources aimed at developing communication skills for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. They are designed for those who may find it difficult to access mainstream books, as they are told interactively through voice and emotion rather than words and pictures. They are also hugely beneficial to those with autistic spectrum disorders and visual and hearing impairments. Visit the Bag Books website for more details.
The Tall Tales service is available to local organisations for a small annual charge. For more details call Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368 or email email@example.com
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
Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771
|Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519
Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368
||Woodley Library (0118) 9690304
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/