Elmer Parade!

As our May half-term activities were put on hold, Wokingham Borough Libraries  created some virtual events for young people to take part in.   Throughout the week we asked you to do some Elmer Activities.

Here are your fantastic creations in our Elmer Parade.

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Smashing! Enid Blyton Activities

Enid Blyton Inspired Activities

Banner kindly taken from https://worldofblyton.com/

Join us this week in celebrating all things Blyton! We have put together this smashing list of activities to try.  Some of these activities will be going live on social media during the week. If you’ve taken part in any of our activities this week we would love to hear about it – share your photos on our social media or email them to libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

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Why not try one of the following activities:

  • Enid Blyton Origami Picnic – there is ginger beer, ice-cream, cake and of course Timmy the dog who loves a good picnic.
  • Photo challenge – It’s time to show off your Enid Blyton books.  Have you got any older copies? Which cover is your favourite? Can you get artistic with your photos?
  • Redesign a book cover – Publishers love redesigning book covers to make them stand out in the bookshop or library.  We want to see your redesign of your favourite Enid Blyton book cover!
  • Bake-A-Long-A-Blyton – Fresh and Gooey Macaroons and Joanna’s OBCBE Ginger Biscuits
  • Enid Blyton Outdoor Activities
  • Enid Blyton Indoor Activities
  • Enid Blyton Story Starter Writing Challenge
  • Draw a Famous Five Treasure map of Kirrin Island.  Gold ingots have been hidden on Kirrin Island, draw the map to help Julian, Dick, George, Anne and Timmy find the gold!
  • Enid Blyton Lego Weekly Challenge – Have a go at building a wishing chair, far away tree, caravan, castle, or island for the characters to explore or design your Timmy the dog
  • Activity Sheets Galore available to download:
  • If you love Enid Blyton books and want to know who writes like Enid, we’ve compiled a list of splendid titles here.

 

Half-term Gardening Fun!

Canva - Variety Of Green PlantsHere’s some inspiration for getting in the garden this half term

 

If you don’t have a garden or the weather is bad – here are some ideas for indoors:

Using phonics when learning to read

phonicsCheck out the following websites that give you some great advice on using phonics with your children.  Here are some resources to help you and your children.

Half-term fun with Wokingham Borough Libraries

elmer banner 2020As our May half-term activities have been put on hold, Wokingham Borough Libraries have created some virtual events for young people to take part in.   Throughout the week we will have Elmer Activities as well as our usual storytime, origami club, lego club and rhymetime.  Have a go at the activities then you can tag us on Social Media with any of your creations! or email them to libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Monday May 25

Tuesday May 26

Wednesday May 27

Thursday May 28

Friday May 29

Don’t forget to share your daily activity efforts with Wokingham Borough Libraries on social media where possible.

Wokingham Libraries on social media:

https://www.facebook.com/wokinghamboroughlibraries

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries Monday February 17 February Half-term 2020

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries Monday February 17 February Half-term 2020

Monday February 17
guide dogsGuide Dogs Morning – Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Take part in some fun activities.
Wokingham Library 10am to 11.30am
sold out*Sold out *Alice’s tea cup adventures! with The Enchanted Players Theatre Company – Join us for this musical theatre show, with Alice and Captain Hook! Followed by a mad hatters crown craft. £5 charge per child and £1 charge per adult. Places must be booked by calling 0118 969 0304
*Sold out *Woodley Library 3pm to 4pm

 

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What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries February Half-term 2020

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries February Half-term 2020

Monday February 17
guide dogsGuide Dogs Morning – Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Take part in some fun activities.
Wokingham Library 10am to 11.30am
sold out*Sold out *Alice’s tea cup adventures! with The Enchanted Players Theatre Company – Join us for this musical theatre show, with Alice and Captain Hook! Followed by a mad hatters crown craft. £5 charge per child and £1 charge per adult. Places must be booked.
*Sold out *Woodley Library 3pm to 4pm
Tuesday February 18
origami frogsChildren’s Origami Club – For children aged 7 and over. 50p charge. Places must be booked. Wokingham Library 4pm to 4.45pm

lego20190124_163439*Sold out* Lego Creation Session – Lego building session, for children aged 5 to 10 years old. £1 charge. Places must be booked.
Lower Earley Library 10am to 10.45am and 11am to 11.45am

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents. Free, just drop in!
Twyford Library 11am to 11.30am

Storytime – Pirate- tastic stories and activity sheets, For children aged 5 years old and under. Free, just drop in!
Twyford Library 3.45pm to 4.15pm

Children’s Storytime with SP K-Mushambi – The Mysterious Melody – Come and have some fun with this interactive storytelling session, hear
“The Mysterious Melody” story then have a go at creating your own rhythm with African drums and shakers. Free event, just drop in! For children aged 7 and under.
Wokingham Library 4pm to 4.45pm

Wednesday February 19
Get Arty – Arts and crafts fun on for children aged 4 to 10 years old. Places must be booked. £1.50 charge. Just drop in!
Woodley Library 10.30am to 11.30am

Grammar workshop with Explore Learning – Free session with Explore Learning, as you travel back to medieval times and children will joust their way through many grammar tournaments. Places must be booked.
Wokingham Library Session for children aged 5 to 6 9.45am to 10.45am
Wokingham Library Session for children aged 7 to 8 11am to 12noon

quirks lower earley*Sold out *Quirks Animal Roadshow – Quirks Animal Roadshow will allow children to interact with a variety of animals. For families with children aged 4 to 12 years old. Please phone to book a place, £ 4 per child.
*Sold out *Wargrave Library 11am to 12noon

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents. Free, just drop in!
Wokingham Library 10am to 10.30am and 11am to 11.30am

Thursday February 20, 2020

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents. Free, just drop in!
Spencers Wood Library 10.15am to 10.45am

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture or sand bottle with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £4 per picture or £3 per bottle for children aged 4 to 11 years old.
Lower Earley Library 10am to 11.30am

Sand Art Craft session – Create a sand art craft with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. Charges apply, for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Drop in!
Lower Earley Library 1pm to 2.30pm

*Sold out* Sea-cycle – Make creatures from the sea out of recyclable items, with an opportunity to learn about recycling as you create. Places must be booked. £2 charge. For children aged 5 to 12 years old.
Wokingham Library 2pm to 3pm

Friday February 21, 2020
*Sold out* Get Arty – Pirates and Mermaid themed – Arts and crafts fun on for children aged 4 to 10 years old. Places must be booked. £1.50 charge.
Wokingham Library 10.30am to 11.30am

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture or sand bottle with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £4 per picture or £3 per bottle for children aged 4 to 11 years old.
Woodley Library 10am to 11.30am

Sand Art Craft session – Create a sand art craft with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. Charges apply, for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Drop in!
Woodley Library 1pm to 2.30pm
Wokingham Borough Libraries Phone Contact details
Arborfield Library 0780 1664520
Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176
Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656
Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519
Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150
Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771
Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368
Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304
Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries February Half-term 2020

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries February Half-term 2020

Monday February 17
guide dogsGuide Dogs Morning – Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Take part in some fun activities.
Wokingham Library 10am to 11.30am
alicesAlice’s tea cup adventures! with The Enchanted Players Theatre Company – Join us for this musical theatre show, with Alice and Captain Hook! Followed by a mad hatters crown craft. £5 charge per child and £1 charge per adult. Places must be booked.
Woodley Library 3pm to 4pm
Tuesday February 18
origami frogsChildren’s Origami Club – For children aged 7 and over. 50p charge. Places must be booked. Wokingham Library 4pm to 4.45pm

lego20190124_163439Lego Creation Session – Lego building session, for children aged 5 to 10 years old. £1 charge. Places must be booked.
Lower Earley Library 10am to 10.45am and 11am to 11.45am

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents. Free, just drop in!
Twyford Library 11am to 11.30am

Storytime – For children aged 5 years old and under. Free, just drop in!
Twyford Library 3.45pm to 4.15pm

Children’s Storytime with SP K-Mushambi – The Mysterious Melody – Come and have some fun with this interactive storytelling session, hear
“The Mysterious Melody” story then have a go at creating your own rhythm with African drums and shakers. Free event, just drop in! For children aged 7 and under.
Wokingham Library 4pm to 4.45pm

Wednesday February 19
Get Arty – Arts and crafts fun on for children aged 4 to 10 years old. Places must be booked. £1.50 charge. Places must be booked.
Woodley Library 10.30am to 11.30am

Grammar workshop with Explore Learning – Free session with Explore Learning, as you travel back to medieval times and children will joust their way through many grammar tournaments. Places must be booked.
Wokingham Library Session for children aged 5 to 6 9.45am to 10.45am
Wokingham Library Session for children aged 7 to 8 11am to 12noon

quirks lower earleyQuirks Animal Roadshow – Quirks Animal Roadshow will allow children to interact with a variety of animals. For families with children aged 4
to 12 years old. Please phone to book a place, £ 4 per child.
Wargrave Library 11am to 12noon

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents. Free, just drop in!
Wokingham Library 10am to 10.30am and 11am to 11.30am

Thursday February 20, 2020

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents. Free, just drop in!
Spencers Wood Library 10.15am to 10.45am

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture or sand bottle with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £4 per picture or £3 per bottle for children aged 4 to 11 years old.
Lower Earley Library 10am to 11.30am

Sand Art Craft session – Create a sand art craft with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. Charges apply, for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Drop in!
Lower Earley Library 1pm to 2.30pm

Sea-cycle – Make creatures from the sea out of recyclable items, with an opportunity to learn about recycling as you create. Places must be booked. £2 charge. For children aged 5 to 12 years old.
Wokingham Library 2pm to 3pm

Friday February 21, 2020
Get Arty – Pirates and Mermaid themed – Arts and crafts fun on for children aged 4 to 10 years old. Places must be booked. £1.50 charge.
Wokingham Library 10.30am to 11.30am

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture or sand bottle with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £4 per picture or £3 per bottle for children aged 4 to 11 years old.
Woodley Library 10am to 11.30am

Sand Art Craft session – Create a sand art craft with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. Charges apply, for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Drop in!
Woodley Library 1pm to 2.30pm
Wokingham Borough Libraries Phone Contact details
Arborfield Library 0780 1664520
Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176
Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656
Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519
Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150
Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771
Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368
Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304
Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800

What’s On for Children on Tuesday October 29, 2019

What’s On for Children on Tuesday October 29, 2019

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture or sand bottle with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £4 per picture or £3.50 per bottle for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Just drop in!  Woodley Library – Tuesday October 29 – 10.30am to 12.30pm;

Pebble Art – Just drop in and  have a go at making a pebble troll with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £4 per pebble troll or £3 per pebble art for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Just drop in!  Woodley Library – Tuesday October 29 – 2pm to 4pm;

Boredom Buster Activity Session – Join us for DK inspired activities with puppets, paper chains and star wars spot the difference. For children aged 4 to 10 years old. £1.50 charge Just drop in!

  • Finchampstead Library – Tuesday October 29 – 2pm to 2.45pm;
  • Twyford Library – Tuesday October 29 – 2pm to 2.45pm;
  • Lower Earley Library – Tuesday October 29 – 10am to 10.45am

Lego Creation Session – Lego building session, for children aged 5 to 10 years old. £1.50 charge, Places must be booked.

  • Finchampstead Library – Tuesday October 29 – 3pm to 3.45pm,
  • Twyford Library – Tuesday October 29 –  3pm to 3.45pm;
  • Lower Earley Library – Tuesday October 29 – 11am to 11.45am

Explore Learning Sessions – Maths Wizards  –  this workshop takes children through the steps to becoming a maths whiz(ard). Starting with 2, 5 and 10 times tables, and then progress to their 3, 4, 6, and 8s.  Places must be booked.

  • Wokingham Library on Tuesday 29th October 9.30am to 10.30am Maths Wizards for 5 to 7 year olds.
  • Wokingham Library on Tuesday 29th October 10.45am to 11.45am Maths Wizards 7 to 9 year olds.

Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details

Arborfield Library 0780 1664520Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176 Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519
Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771 Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304
Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800

What’s on for Children on Monday October 28 at Wokingham Borough Libraries

What’s on for Children on Monday October 28 at Wokingham Borough Libraries

Famous Five – Create a picnic collage, try out our Famous Five treasure hunt and decorate Timmy the dog. Places must be booked on 0118 988 4771. £1.50 charge.  Spencers Wood Library – Monday October 28 – 3pm to 3.45pm

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture or sand bottle with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £4 per picture or £3.50 per bottle for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Just drop in!  Lower Earley Library – Monday October 28 – 10.30am to 12.30pm

Pebble Art – Just drop in and  have a go at making a pebble troll with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £4 per pebble troll or £3 per pebble art for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Just drop in!  Lower Earley Library  – Monday October 28 – 2pm to 4pm

Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details

Arborfield Library 0780 1664520Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176 Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519
Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771 Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304