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.
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
Mischief Makers with Fred in the Shed– Fred in the Shed’s magic show, his show is fast paced and a mixture of light-hearted fun and comedy magic fit for the whole family and best suited for 3yr olds and upwards, be warned his puppet friends supply the mischief. £3 charge per person, Place must be booked at the relevant library.
Wokingham Library Friday August 10 10.30am to 11.30am
Finchampstead Library Friday August 10 12.45pm to 1.45pm
Woodley Library Friday August 10 3pm to 4pm
Greek Myths – Eros and Psyche – Summer Theatre Show from The Enchanted Players. For all the family. £5 charge per person, Places must be booked at Woodley Library with free facepainting after the show.
Woodley Library Monday August 6 2.30pm to 3.30pm
Storytime with Healthwatch Wokingham – Come and hear a story and design your own mask, you can also find out about Healthwatch Wokingham. For children age 8 and under.
Woodley Library Monday July 30 11am to 12noon
Lower Earley Library Tuesday August 14 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Finchampstead Library Monday August 20 2.30pm to 3.30pm
What’s on in Wokingham Borough Libraries for Adults
Make a Collaborated Book– Make a page of a book using collage, stamping, drawing techniques. Free event, just drop-in!
Woodley Library, Sunday July 29 10.45am to 12.45pm
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
Crafternoon- come and try and out some different crafts and help raise money for MIND, the mental health charity. Just drop-in. Find out more at mind.org.uk/crafternoon
Wokingham Library Thursday August 30 2pm to 3.30pm
Bonita Norris-The Girl who climbed Everest
As part of National Heritage Open Days in September, whose theme this year is Extraordinary Women, former Holt School pupil Bonita Norris will be giving a free motivational talk called “The Girl Who Climbed Everest.”
Her inspiring story of going from novice climber to standing on top of Mt Everest in only two years will speak to the hearts and minds of every audience member.
For more information, see http://www.bonita–norris.com/
The talk will be on Friday September 7 4pm to 5pm upstairs at Wokingham Town Hall
Copies of Bonita’s book, The Girl Who Climbed Everest will also be on sale.
To book a place go to https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/bonita
The talk has been organised by Wokingham Town Council in conjunction with Wokingham Library.
Press Reader Newspaper service
In June 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
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/