Lots of amazing Animal Agent themed children’s events this summer 2017

Lots of amazing Animal Agent themed children’s events this summer 2017

Animal Agents Volunteer Activity Sessions

Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in!

  • At Wokingham Library on Monday July 31, August 7, 14, 21 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm
  • At Lower Earley Library on Tuesday August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm
  • At Wokingham Library on Wednesday August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 10.45am to 12noon
  • At Woodley Library on Wednesday  August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm
  • At Lower Earley Library on Thursday August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 10.45am to 12noon
  • At Woodley Library on Friday August 4, 11, 18, 25 September 1  from 10.45am to 12noon

Animal Agents Activity Session – Activity session for children aged 12 and under. £1.50 charge

  • At Arborfield Pop-Up Library on Monday July 31 from 3pm to 3.45pm
  • At Finchampstead Library on Tuesday August 1 from 2pm to 3pm
  • At Maiden Erlegh Library on Friday August 4 from 2pm to 3pm
  • At Spencers Wood Library on Thursday August 10 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Twyford Library on Tuesday August 1                from 11am to 12noon
  • At Wargrave Library on Wednesday August 9 from 9.30am to 10.15am
  • At Winnersh Library on Wednesday August 9 from 11am to 12noon

Animal Mystery with Reading University – Come and catch a criminal with Chemistry! Just drop in for fun experiments and story fun with Reading Universities Chemistry Outreach Team. For children aged 4 to 11 years old.

  • At Lower Earley Library on Tuesday August 8 from 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • At Woodley Library on Wednesday August 9 from 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • At Wokingham Library on Thursday August 10 from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Art Club* – Come and learn about different artists with creative activity. For children aged 7 to 11 years old. £2 charge per session.

  • At Winnersh Library on Wednesday July 12, August 9 from 3.45pm to 4.45pm
  • At Woodley Library on Thursday July 13, August 10 from.45pm to 4.45pm
  • At Wokingham Library on Friday July 14, August 11 from                3.45pm to 4.45pm

Author visit from Katrina Charman* – Come and meet the author of the Poppy’s Place series, Katrina Charman. Katrina will read some of her fantastic stories and you can also make your own version of Poppy the cat to take home. For children aged 7 to 11 year olds.  At Wokingham Library on Friday August 4 from 10.30am to 11.30am

Author visit from Sarah Barfield* – Come and meet the author of ‘The Adventures of Zed and Dez’ Sarah will introduce you to Zed and Dez, followed by a fun secret gadget activity. For children aged 5 to 9 years old.  At Wokingham Library on Saturday August 5 from 10.30am to 11.30am

Children’s Writing Course* Fun writing course with animal themes, for children aged 9 to 12 years old, £1 charge.  At Maiden Erlegh Library on Thursday August 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 2.30pm to 3.15pm

Doggy Tales and craft – Come along and here from the Dog Trust about how to look after your dog with stories and colouring activity. For children aged 4 to 11 years old.

  • At Woodley Library on Thursday August 10 from 11am to 12noon
  • At Winnersh Library on Thursday August 10 from 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Explore Learning – All sessions must be booked at the relevant library.

  • Telling the time-  For children aged 6 to 8 years old. At Lower Earley Library on Thursday July 27 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Space Mission  – For children aged 8 to 10 years old.  At Lower Earley Library on Thursday July 27 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Phonics For children aged 5 to 6 years old.  At Lower Earley Library on Thursday August 31 from 9.30am to 10.30am and at Woodley Library on Wednesday August 2 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Olympics – For children aged 8 to 10 years old.  At Lower Earley Library on Thursday August 31 from 10.45am to 11.45am and at Woodley Library on Wednesday August 2 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Shape and measurement  – For children aged 5 to 6 years old.  At Wokingham Library on Tuesday August 1 from 9.30am to 10.30am and at Woodley Library on Wednesday August 30 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Pirates – For children aged 8 to 11 years old. At Wokingham Library on Tuesday August 1 from 10.45am to 11.45am and at Woodley Library on Wednesday August 30 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Number bonds  – For children aged 5 to 7 years old.  At Wokingham Library on Tuesday August 22 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Money madness  – For children aged 8 to 10 years old.  At Wokingham Library on Tuesday August 22 from 10.45am to 11.45am 

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

  • At Arborfield Pop-Up Library on Monday July 31 from 2pm to 2.45pm
  • At Finchampstead Library on Tuesday August 15 from 2.15pm to 3pm
  • At Lower Earley Library on Friday August 11 from 10.15am to 11am
  • At Maiden Erlegh Library on Friday August 18 from  2.15pm to 3pm
  • At Spencers Wood Library on Thursday August 24 from 10.30am to 11.15am
  • At Twyford Library on Tuesday August 15 from 11am to 11.45am
  • At Wargrave Library on Wednesday August 23 from 9.30am to 10.15am
  • At Winnersh Library on Wednesday August 23 from 11am to 11.45am
  • At Wokingham Library on Wednesday August 16 from 2pm to 2.45pm
  • At Woodley Library on Monday August 14 from 10.15am to 11am

Fur and Feathers* – Come and meet some Birds of Prey with talk and hands on experience. For families with children aged 5 and over. £4 charge

  • At Finchampstead Library on Monday August 14               from 9.45am to 10.45am
  • At Wokingham Library on Monday August 14 from 11.30am to 12.30pm

Guide Dogs Morning – Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Take part in some fun activities.  At Woodley Library on Monday July 31 from 10am to 12noon.

 Mini Bug Models* – Come and create some plasticine bugs in this fun modelling session for children aged 8 and over. £2.50 charge.

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

Pinocchio* – Summer Musical Theatre Show from The Enchanted Players. For all the family. £5 charge per person.  At Woodley Library on Monday August 7 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Rainforest Discovery * Quirks Animal Roadshow will take children on a journey through the rainforest, allowing children to interact with the animals that live there. For families with children aged 4 to 12 years old. Please phone to book a place, £ 4 per child.

  • At Spencers Wood Library on Thursday August 3 from 10am to 11am
  • At Lower Earley Library on Thursday August 3 from 1pm to 2pm
  • At Winnersh Library on Thursday August 3 from 3pm to 4pm
  • At Woodley Library on Tuesday August 8 from  10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Maiden Erlegh Library on Tuesday August 8  from 2pm to 3pm

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £3 per picture, For children aged 4 to 11 years old.

  • At Lower Earley Library on Tuesday August 22 from 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • At Wokingham Library on Wednesday August 23 from  10.30am to 12.30pm
  • At Woodley Library on Monday August 21 from 10.30am to 11.30am

What’s On for Teens

Winnersh Library Gaming Club* – Gaming Club for teens. £1 charge.  At Winnersh Library on Every Saturday from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Teen Writing Workshops* – Igniting Writing, for teens. £4 charge.

Keeping it Real – A full day workshop session on “A slice of life” realistic writing, for teens.   At Wokingham Library on Saturday July 29 from 10.30am to 3pm

Jokes Uncloaked – A full day workshop session on how to write stories with a sparkling sense of humour.  At Wokingham Library on Saturday August 5 from 10.30am to 3pm

All events marked with an * must be booked, please call the library involved. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Arborfield Pop-Up Library 0780 166 4520
  • Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176
  • Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150
  • Maiden Erlegh Library (0118) 966 6630
  • Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771
  • Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800
  • Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656
  • Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519
  • Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368
  • Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

 

What’s On in Finchampstead Library June 2017

During June 2017 we are running the following activities at Finchampstead Library

What’s On for Adults

Bridge and Table Games Club   Monday June 5, 12, 19, 26       2pm to 4pm

Relaxing Activities for Adults – Enjoy colouring, jigsaw puzzles and photo book browsing in a quiet setting. Wednesday June 7, 14. 21, 28      10am to 12noon

Crochet Group – £4 charge. Thursday June 8, 15, 22, 29            1pm to 3pm

Book Group Wednesday June 21                                                   10.30am to 11.30am

 What’s On for Children and Families  

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents, Just drop in!

Friday June 9, 16, 23, 30                                    11am to 11.30am

For events marked with asterisk please call the library on (0118) 9088176 to book a place.

Finchampstead  Library, FBC Centre, Gorse Ride North, Wokingham RG40 4ES

Telephone 0118 9088176 or E-mail libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Opening Hours:

Monday and Tuesday: 2pm-5pm
Wednesday: 9:30am-5pm
Thursday: 2pm-7pm
Friday:  9:30am-12:30pm and 2pm to 5pm                                                           Saturday:  9:30am-12:30pm

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

Self Service Kiosks across Wokingham Borough Libraries

WP_20170403_005Self-service is now up and running in six Wokingham Borough Council libraries, to make it easier for people to check-out and return their items and free up valuable staff time so these libraries can open an extra 17.5 hours per week combined.

Self-service kiosks will be at Wokingham, Woodley, Lower Earley, Twyford, Finchampstead and Winnersh libraries.

If you would like to use self service but don’t know how to, please ask one of our staff when you are visiting the library, or have a look at the online usage notes available at:- http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/whats-on-in-our-libraries/self-service-kiosks/

Wokingham Libraries Self Service Guide March 2017 v2

School Uniform Collection Points for First Days Charity

18119051_1449601071769238_4492095665544606535_nThe First Days pink bins are back in libraries across Wokingham Borough, collecting school uniforms to help struggling local families. Last year the donations received through the scheme allowed First Days to kit out over 200 children ready for the first day of term in September, and this year, with your continued help, they are hoping to help even more.   

The pink bins have returned to four libraries – Wokingham, Woodley, Lower Earley and Finchampstead (FBC) – and will be in place from now until 23rd June.  The charity welcomes donations in the bins of all GOOD quality school uniform, ages 4-8, school shoes, plimsoles and trainers (NO school specific items please).  They also accept very good quality backpacks and lunch bags.

First Days is a Woodley based charity which helps the families of young children living in poverty in Berkshire and beyond.  The charity collects donated items and works with childcare professionals to redistribute them to families in need.  If you’d like to know more about the charity, fundraise, donate other items or if you think that you or someone you know might benefit from their help please visit www.firstdays.net or email info@firstdays.net

 

Self Service in Wokingham Borough Libraries

WP_20170403_005Self-service is now up and running in six Wokingham Borough Council libraries, to make it easier for people to check-out and return their items and free up valuable staff time so these libraries can open an extra 17.5 hours per week combined.

Self-service kiosks will be at Wokingham, Woodley, Lower Earley, Twyford, Finchampstead and Winnersh libraries.

If you would like to use self service but don’t know how to, please ask one of our staff when you are visiting the library, or have a look at the online usage notes available at:- http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/whats-on-in-our-libraries/self-service-kiosks/

Wokingham Libraries Self Service Guide March 2017 v2

Self Service in Wokingham Borough Libraries

WP_20170315_004Self-service is now up and running in six Wokingham Borough Council libraries, to make it easier for people to check-out and return their items and free up valuable staff time so these libraries can open an extra 17.5 hours per week combined.

Self-service kiosks will be at Wokingham, Woodley, Lower Earley, Twyford, Finchampstead and Winnersh libraries.

If you would like to use self service but don’t know how to, please ask one of our staff when you are visiting the library, or have a look at the online usage notes available at:- http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/whats-on-in-our-libraries/self-service-kiosks/

Wokingham Libraries Self Service Guide March 2017 v2

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There’s a Bear on my Chair Storytime with the Bookstart Bear-

There’s a Bear on my Chair Storytime with the Bookstart Bear

there's a bear on my chairCome and hear the fantastic story “There’s a Bear on my Chair” by Ross Collins.

You can then join in with songs and meet the Bookstart Bear. bookstart-bear

 

 

So pop along to:

  • Finchampstead Library Friday November 25, 11am to 11.30am
  • Twyford Library Friday November 25, 4pm to 4.30pm
  • Wokingham Library Tuesday November 29 4pm to 4.30pm

Just drop-in! Free Event

The Twits Storytelling presentation from Storyteller John Kirk on Wednesday August 31

john kirk twits “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

Mr and Mrs Twit are ready to welcome you to the magical world of Roald Dahl as storyteller John Kirk retells “The Twits” .  Warning: this story contains Twits being vile to each other. This presentation is suitable for children and families age 6+.  You can have your photo taken with John after the performance and then create your own Mr Twit beard.

“The Twits” is presented with the kind permission of Casarotto Ramsay and the Roald Dahl estate. £3 charge, Places must be booked.

  •  Lower Earley Library on Wednesday August 31  from 10.15am to 11.15am
  • Finchampstead Library on Wednesday August 31 from 12.45pm to 1.45pm
  • Wokingham Library on Wednesday August 31 from 2.45pm to 3.45pm

 About the author

Roald Dahl is perhaps Britain’s favourite children’s author. His work including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and Revolting Rhymes has been turned into films, stage plays and translated into many different languages.

You can find out more about Roald Dahl and Roald Dahl’s Magical Children’s Charity at https://www.roalddahl.com/home

johnkirk the twits About the storyteller

John Kirk is a storyteller. His previous work includes Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful, Terry Deary’s The War Game and Tom Palmer’s The Last Try. John enjoys bringing stories to life with dynamic and imaginative ideas.

For more information visit http://www.john-kirk.co.uk

Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details:

  • Finchampstead Library 0118 908 8176
  • Lower Earley Library 0118 931 2150
  • Wokingham Library 0118 978 1368

Finchampstead Library – Events for July 2016

At Finchampstead Library, we are running the following events throughout July 2016.

What’s On for Adults

  • Book Group on Wednesday July 20 at 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Colouring for Adults on Wednesday July 6 and 13 at 10am to 12 noon
  • Finchampstead Society Archive Surgery on Thursday July 7 at 2pm to 4pm
  • Bridge and Table Games Club   on Monday July 4,11, 18 and 25 at 2pm to 4pm

What’s On for Children and Families

  • Life’s Little Bugs Story session – Come and meet author Tina Stubbs and meet the Little Bugs, fun story session with activities. For children aged 7 and under on Friday July 1 at 11am to 11.45am
  • Rhymetime – For children aged 5 years old and under.  Just drop in on Friday July 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 11am to 11.30am
  • Get Creative – Crafts in the library for children, places must be booked. £1 per child. On Wednesday July 27, Session 1: 10am to 10.45am and Session 2: 11am to 11.45am

Finchampstead Library, FBC Centre,  Gorse Ride North, Finchampstead, RG40 4ES

Telephone 0118 908 8176 or Email libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Opening Hours:

Monday and Tuesday: 2pm-5pm
Wednesday: 9:30am-12:30pm
Thursday: 2pm-7pm
Friday and Saturday: 9:30am-12:30pm