New Christmas children’s books in libraries

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We have new Christmas titles suitable for younger children.

Under 5s will love the latest picture book “I Want Snow!” by Tony Ross.  When the Queen goes on a trip and sends back a photo of her feeding penguins, the Little Princess decides she wants some snow too!

“The Twelve Dogs of Christmas” by Alison Ritchie is an hilarious picture book featuring LOTS of dogs all helping get ready for Christmas day. This book is a great way to introduce children to Christmas traditions.

For ages 5 to 8 we have the new short chapter book by Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton called “Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Jingle Bells”. The two brave baker dogs have a lot on their plates as SOMEONE has stolen ALL of Santa’s presents! Can they solve the mystery?

All titles are available to reserve in libraries or via the Wokingham Borough Libraries website at http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries

 

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Wokingham Borough Libraries Young People’s library events October half term 2017

Wokingham Borough Libraries Young People’s library events October half term 2017

We will be running the following activities this October, please contact the relevant library to book a place:

Guide Dogs Morning

Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Take part in some fun activities. At Lower Earley Library on Monday October 23 from 10am to 12noon

Children’s Writing Holiday Session

Fun writing course with a scary stories theme, for children aged 9 to 12 years old, £1 charge. Place must be booked. At Maiden Erlegh Library on Monday October 23 from 2.30pm to 3.15pm

Mini Professors-Taster Session for children aged 2 to 5 years old, with science based fun on tiny creatures. Free taster from Baby sensory. Please phone to book a place.

  • At Woodley Library on Monday October 23 from 11am to 11.30am
  • At Wokingham Library on Wednesday October 25 from 11am to 11.30am

Explore Learning sessions – Free session with Explore Learning, Places must be booked.

  • A day at the zoo At Wokingham Library on Tuesday October 24 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Groovy Grammar At Wokingham Library on Tuesday October 24 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Telling the time At Woodley Library on Wednesday October 25 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Space Mission At Woodley Library on Wednesday October 25 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Number Bonds At Lower Earley Library on Thursday October 26 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Money Madness At Lower Earley Library on Thursday October 26 from 10.45am to 11.45am

Gruffalo story and craft session- for children aged 8 and under. £1.50 charge, Places must be booked.  At Maiden Erlegh Library on Tuesday October 24 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Outdoor Let’s Explore- A fun and creative session exploring the outdoors and nature with the rangers from Dinton Pastures. For children aged 3 to 8 years old. Free event, Place must be booked.

  • At Wokingham Library on Tuesday October 24 from 9.30am to 10.15
  • At Lower Earley Library on Tuesday October 24 from 11am to 11.45am

Baby Sensory-Free taster from Baby sensory, for babies up to 18 months old. Place must be booked.  At Wokingham Library on Wednesday October 25 from 10am to 10.30am

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £4 per picture, For children aged 4 to 11 years old.

  • At Wokingham Library on Wednesday October 25 from 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • At Woodley Library on Wednesday October 25 from 2.30pm to 4pm
  • At Lower Earley Library on Friday October 27 from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Zog Storytime- Zog story and craft session for children aged 8 and under. £1.50 charge, Places must be booked.  At Maiden Erlegh Library on Thursday October 26 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Spooky Get Arty – Just drop in, for children aged 4 to 12 years old. £1.50 charge.

  • At Woodley Library on Thursday October 26 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Lower Earley Library on Thursday October 26 from 2pm to 3pm
  • At Wokingham Library on Friday October 27 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Maiden Erlegh Library on Friday October 27 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Script Writing Workshop— Come along and learn the basics of screen writing.  Transform your favourite story into a script. For children aged 8 to 12 years old. £1 charge, Place must be booked.  At Winnersh Library on Friday October 27 from 1pm to 2pm

Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details

  • Finchampstead Library 0118 908 8176
  • Wargrave Library 0118 940 4656
  • Lower Earley Library 0118 931 2150
  • Winnersh Library 0118 979 7519
  • Maiden Erlegh Library 0118 966 6630
  • Wokingham Library 0118 978 1368
  • Spencers Wood Library 0118 988 4771
  • Woodley Library 0118 969 0304
  • Twyford Library 0118 934 0800

Do you love your Rhymetime at Wokingham Borough Libraries?

This year, BookTrust is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Bookstart.
Do you love your Rhymetime?
If you attend our Rhymetime session and think it deserves to win this fantastic award, we’d love to hear what makes your Rhymetime special.
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Rhymetime – For children aged 5 years old and under. Free. Just drop in!

  • Finchampstead Library Friday September 22, 29 11am to 11.30am
  • Lower Earley Library Tuesday September 26             10.30am to 11am
  • Winnersh Library Wednesday September 27          10.15am to 10.45am
  • Spencers Wood Library Thursday October 5       10.15am to10.45am
  • Woodley Library Tuesday October 10      10.30am to 11am
  • Maiden Erlegh Library Tuesday October 10 2.15pm to 2.45pm

Rhymetime for babies – For babies 0 to 18 months. Rhymes and songs.

  • Wokingham Library Wednesday September 20 10am to 10.30am
  • Wokingham Library Tuesday October 3  10.30am to 11am

Rhymetime for toddlers – For toddlers 18 months to 3 years old. Rhymes and songs.

  • Wokingham Library Wednesday September 20 11am to 11.30am
  • Wokingham Library Tuesday October 3  11.30am to 12noon

Rhymetime in the park at Dinton Pastures Country Park on Monday September 11, 2017

Rhymetime in the park at Dinton Pastures Country Park on Monday September 11, 2017

Libraries go outside to celebrate books and a love of reading this summer

Wokingham Borough Libraries will be running a Rhymetime in the Park at Dinton Pastures Country Park on Monday September 11 from 10am to 12 noon.

The Rhymetimes will be at 10.30am and 11.30am.   There will be activities and information from:

  • The Wokingham Borough Children’s Centre Family Workers.
  • The Wokingham Borough Early Years Team will be promoting their “Ready for School, Ready for Life” programme.
  • The My Journey Team will have road safety information and a chance to try Balance Bikes.
  • There will also be an  Authors’ Corner with local author Tina Stubbs who will be reading extracts from her books and  books will be available for purchase  on the day.
  • A libraries goody bag can be collected along with a free “Everybunny Dance” book.

Volunteering opportunities with Wokingham Borough Libraries

Volunteering opportunities with Wokingham Borough Libraries

Volunteers help deliver storytimes, rhymetimes and children’s activities in libraries. 

We are recruiting Storytime and Rhymetime volunteers for September 2017 onwards at the following libraries:

  • Finchampstead Library
  • Spencers Wood Library
  • Winnersh Library
  • Twyford Library

For more details and to apply contact, the volunteer service co-ordinator by e-mail:volunteer@wokingham.gov.uk or call on 0118 974 6263

Explore Learning Sessions at Wokingham Borough Libraries

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Free session with Explore Learning at Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley Libraries. To book just contact the relevant libraries.

 

Wokingham Library

 

Number bondsFor children aged 5 to 7 years old. Tuesday August 22 9.30am to 10.30am

Money madness For children aged 8 to 10 years old. Tuesday August 22  10.45am to 11.45am

Woodley Library

 

Shapes – For children aged 5 to 6 years old.Wednesday August 30 9.30am to 10.30am

PiratesFor children aged 8 to 11 years old. Wednesday August 30 10.45am to 11.45am

Lower Earley Library

Phonics for children aged 5 to 6 years old. Thursday August 31    9.30am to 10.30am

Olympics – for children aged 8 to 10 years old. Thursday August 31  10.45am to 11.45am

To book just contact the relevant library:

  • Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150
  • Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368
  • Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

Book now for the Relax Kids Taster Sessions at Wokingham Library

Relax Kids helps children manage stress, anxiety and difficult feelings whilst boosting self-esteem, confidence and improving sleep. Relax Kids offers training to adults and classes to children using a unique 7-step method to teaching relaxation.

Alison from Wokingham Relax Kids will be running the following Taster sessions at Wokingham Library.

Back to School Relax Kids Taster session

Children have fun while learning skills to aid their emotional and physical development. With Relax Kids, for children aged 8 to 12 years old. £3 charge.

Wokingham Library Monday September 4 from  10.30am to 11.30am

 

Chill Skills Taster session

Chill Skills supports young people feel more confident, improve their learning potential, manage their emotions and be the best they can be! For 11 to 16 year olds.

Wokingham Library Monday September 4 from 1pm to 2pm

Each session costs £3 and can be booked by calling Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368.

For more information about Relax Kids, visit  www.facebook.com/alisonrelaxkidswokingham

Mini Bug Models Session at Wokingham Borough Libraries

Mini Bug Models Session at Wokingham Borough Libraries

Come and create some plasticine bugs in this fun modelling session for children aged 8 and over.

  • Lower Earley Library on Monday August 21 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Twyford Library on Monday August 21 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Maiden Erlegh Library on Tuesday August 22 from 3pm to 4pm
  • Finchampstead Library on Friday August 25 from 10.30am to 11.30am

Places must be booked at the relevant library, £2.50 charge.

  • Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176
  • Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150
  • Maiden Erlegh Library (0118) 966 6630
  • Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800

Children’s Summer Events 2017 at Wargrave Library

Children’s Summer Events 2017 at Wargrave Library

Animal Agents Activity Session

Activity session for children aged 12 and under. £1.50 charge

Wednesday August 9        9.30am to 10.15am

Farmyard Fun

Come and hear stories and rhymes about farmyard animals and take part in a fun craft activity. For children aged 7 and under. £1.50 charge

Wednesday August 23       9.30am to 10.15am

All events are drop in or for more information please call Wargrave Library on 0118 940 4656

Wargrave Library, Woodclyffe Hostel, Church Street Wargrave RG10 8EP  (0118) 9404656 email libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Opening Hours:

  • Monday 10am-12noon and 2pm-5pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
  • Friday 2pm-5pm
  • Saturday 9.30am-1pm

* For events marked with asterisk please call the library on 0118 940 4656 to book a place.

To renew your books online visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

 

 

Volunteering opportunities with Wokingham Borough Libraries

Volunteering opportunities with Wokingham Borough Libraries

Volunteers help deliver storytimes, rhymetimes and children’s activities in libraries. 

We are recruiting Storytime and Rhymetime volunteers for September 2017 onwards at the following libraries:

  • Finchampstead Library
  • Spencers Wood Library
  • Winnersh Library
  • Twyford Library

For more details and to apply contact, the volunteer service co-ordinator by e-mail:volunteer@wokingham.gov.uk or call on 0118 974 6263