News and Events from Wokingham Borough Libraries December 2019
All our libraries will be closed on Wednesday December 25, Thursday December 26 and Wednesday January 1. Libraries will close at 3pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
We wish all of our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Festive Events this December
Festive Fun at Wargrave Library – Join us for mince pies and festive refreshments with a special visit from Father Christmas! Father Christmas will arrive at 11.30am, £1 per child. Just drop in and join the fun!
Wargrave Library Saturday December 21 10.30am to 12.30pm
What’s On for Children
Festive Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art Christmas card with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £2.50 per card for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Just drop in!
Woodley Library Sunday December 1 11am to 1pm
Christmas Tree Fairy with The Enchanted Players at Wokingham Library
The Christmas tree fairy would like to welcome you to Wokingham Library, where you can hear some of the Christmas Trree Fairies all time favourite poems and stories plus sing along to Christmas songs. At Wokingham Library on Tuesday December 10 at 4pm to 4.30pm. Just drop in!
Children’s Winter Reading Mini Challenge 2019
This year, our young readers can join in the Winter Reading Mini Challenge. With a virtual badge to unlock, lots of online activities and books to enjoy. The challenge has been inspired by ‘Pugs of the Frozen North’, a frosty adventure which features lots of pugs, written by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre.
The Winter Mini Challenge starts on Monday 2 December 2019 and finishes on Monday 13 January 2020. To take part you need just to visit the Reading Challenge website from Monday 2 December 2019 to sign in or register. Just choice 3 books to read from the library and leave you rating and reviews online, this will unlock a virtual badge and a special Pugs of the Frozen North certificate to print off and keep.
All libraries will have some Pugs of the Frozen North activity sheets for children to do from December 2, 2019.
Living Advent Calendar
Wokingham’s Living Advent Calendar runs from 1st to 24th December each year.
Each weekday at 6pm and weekends at 4pm from 1st December to Christmas Eve, a venue around the town will host a FREE performance lasting approximately 20 minutes.
This is a community project, where local businesses, charities, performers and individuals work together to present these performances to the public. Each event is paired with a local performer (or group of performers) and a charity who take a collection.
The Living Advent calendar will be at Wokingham Library on Monday December 16 at 6pm.
But you’ll have to wait and see what the evening will bring, performances are secret until the day!
For more information go to www.facebook.com/wokinghamadvent
NEW! Comics available free online from Wokingham Libraries
Choose from over 1000 new graphic novel titles, covering Marvel super heroes like Spider Man, X-Men, Captain America, Fantastic Four and Iron Man. We also have favourites such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Trek, Transformers and X-Files. To access the eComics login to the RB Digital service website. Use your library card number to create a free account with a username and password. Titles can be borrowed for 30 days at a time.
Download the RB Digital mobile app and then read comics on your home computer, smartphone or tablet, For more information and FAQs, visit the RB Digital website help section
Why not search our online catalogue from the comfort of your own home to see what’s on offer: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries
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