Lower Earley Children’s Book Group

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Lower Earley Children’s Book Group

  • Themed monthly discussion about books
  • Book themed activities at every session
  • For eight to ten years old

Running on the Second Monday in every month  from 4pm to 4.45pm

Dates will be: January 14, February 11, March 11 and April 8

January’s theme will be Myths and a twist in a tale.

50p per child, Parents must accompany children.

Call the library on (0118) 931 2150 to book your place.

 

 

 

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What’s On in Lower Earley Library October 2018

What’s On for Adults

Board Games Club  Thursday October 4, 18   10am to 11am

Reading Aloud Group – enjoy reading great literature aloud.  Friday, October 5   10.30am to 11.30am

Knit and Natter  Tuesday October 9   4pm to 5pm

Pass the Book Book Club*   Friday October 12   10.30am to 11.30am

Jack in the Books Book Club*  Monday October 15  10.30am to 11.30am

Poetry Reading Group  Monday October 29  10.30am to 11.30am

What’s On for Children and Families

Storytime – Bears theme. For children aged 7 and under.  Monday October 8   11.15am to 11.45am

Children’s book Group – 50p charge.  Monday October 15  3.45pm to 4.15pm

Guide Dogs Morning – Just drop in to learn about guide dogs and meet them and their owners.  Take part in some fun activities.  Monday October  22 10am to 12noon

Rhymetime – Rhymes for children aged 5 and under.  Tuesday October 23  10.30am to 11.00am

Dog Trust session* – Come along and hear from the Dog Trust about how to look after your dog, with stories and colouring activity. For children aged 6 to 11 years old.        Tuesday October 23  11am to 12noon

Explore Learning – Handwriting Zoo*– For 4 to 6 year olds.  Friday October 26   9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning – Be a Maths Sorcerer* –  For 7 to 9 year olds.  Friday October 26   10.45am to 11.45am

Sand Art– Create a sand picture with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £4 per picture, for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Just drop in!   Thursday October 25  10.30am to 12.30pm

 *Places must be booked in branch. To renew your books online visit:       http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

Even More New Children’s Summer Reading Books to Try at Lower Earley Library

Battle of the Beetles by M.G. Leonard

9781910002780[1]“Darkus and his friends continue their unforgettable adventure in this final instalment of the Beetle trilogy. Arch-villainess Lucretia Cutter has a secret Biome hidden in the Amazon rainforest: can Darkus and his friends, human and beetle alike, find it before it’s too late? If they can’t stop Lucretia, she will release her hoard of giant Frankenstein beetles, and the planet will never be the same again.”

 

Tim Minchin’s When I Grow Up by Tim Minchin and Illustrated by Steve Antony

“Inspired by Tim Minchin’s hit song ‘When I Grow Up‘ from Matilda the Musical, the 9781407180434[1]book takes a humorous yet moving look at adult life from a child’s perspective. Grown-ups surely have all the fun as they must eat sweets every day, climb the biggest trees and watch cartoons till their eyes go square. But do they really?”

 

Otter Loves Halloween! by Sam Garton

9780062366665[1]“Get in the Halloween spirit with Otter-the irrepressible picture book character from I Am Otter and Otter in Space, sure to be adored by fans of Llama Llama. Halloween is Otter‘s favorite holiday.”

 

Come and meet Sam at the Wokingham Children’s Festival in October, more information about the festival and how to book tickets can be found here: http://wokingham-tc.gov.uk/bookfest/sam-garton/

More New Children’s Summer Reading Books to Try at Lower Earley Library

Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Philip Ardagh

9781406376449[1]“Sally loves nothing more than investigating a good mystery – and her shaggy canine companion Fetch loves nothing more than to be at her side when she does. There’s just one small problem: they always gets the wrong end of the stick! The hapless pair remain undeterred, however, dashing from one crime scene to another on their bicycle, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake – yet always emerging blissfully unaware.”

Yours Sincerely, Giraffe by Megumi Iwasa9781927271872[1]

“Giraffe is bored, as usual. He’d love a friend to share things with. So he writes a letter and sends it as far as possible across the other side of the horizon. There he finds a pen pal – called Penguin. Giraffe knows nothing about penguins and his letters are full of questions. What does a penguin look like? Where is a penguin’s neck? And so the letters begin to fly from horizon to horizon.”

You’re Safe with Me by Chitra Soundar

9781911373292[1]“When the moon rises and the stars twinkle, it is bedtime for the baby animals of the Indian forest. But tonight, when the skies turn dark and the night grows stormy, the little ones can’t sleep. Only Mama Elephant with her words of wisdom can reassure them ‘You’re safe with me‘.”

 

Come and meet Chitra Soundar at the Wokingham Children’s Book Festival in October, more information about the festival and how to book tickets can be found here:  http://wokingham-tc.gov.uk/bookfest/chitra-soundra/

New Children’s Summer Reading Books to try at Lower Earley Library

Why not try a new book this Summer from Lower Earley Library?

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 The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

“Marinka dreams of a normal life, where her house stays somewhere long enough for her to make friends. But her house has chicken legs and moves on without warning. The only people Marinka meets are dead; they disappear when her grandmother, Baba Yaga, guides them through The Gate. Marinka wants to change her destiny, but her house has other ideas.”

 

Don’t Leap, Larry! by John Briggsimages[3]

“Lemmings look alike, sound alike and act alike, right? So if one jumps off a cliff, the others follow – all except Larry. Larry‘s a lemming with a mind of his own. Unlike the rest of the crew, he goes sledging with the puffins, eats pepperoni pizza, and likes to wear a top hat. But can Larry teach his fellow lemmings to finally think for themselves?”

 

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Witch Wars by Sibeal Pounder

“When Fran the Fabulous Fairy turns up in Tiga Whicabim’s shed to tell her she’s a witch, Tiga doesn’t believe her. Or at least not until Fran points out that TIGA WHICABIM is actually an anagram of I AM A BIG WITCH and magics her away down the drainpipes to compete in Witch Wars – the competition to crown the next Top Witch of Ritzy City.”

Come and meet Sibeal Pounder at the Wokingham Children’s Book Festival in October, more information about the festival and how to book tickets can be found here:  http://wokingham-tc.gov.uk/bookfest/sibeal-pounder/

 

Lower Earley Library Children’s Events Summer 2018

Lower Earley Library Children’s Events Summer 2018

Kiddleydivey Taster session at Wokingham Borough Libraries -Come and join us for some musical fun with singing, laughing and dancing.  Energising, stimulating & connecting through music for children aged 4 and under.  Free taster session.

Lower Earley Library on Thursday July 26 at 10am

Mischief Makers Volunteer Activity Sessions –Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers. Just drop in!

Every Tuesday July 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28  2.15pm to 3.45pm

Every Thursday August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30     10.45am to 12.15pm

Explore Learning – A knights journey to the King’s throne – We travel back to medieval times and children will joust their way through many grammar     tournaments. For 5 to 7 year olds. Places must be booked.

Friday August 10                                                    9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning – Put a spring in your step – Children can jump straight   into this comprehension workshop and learn some skills that they can apply to any text they read. For 7 to 9 year olds. Places must be booked.

Friday August 10                                                    10.45am to 11.45am

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.

Tuesday August 14 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Summer read along with ABC to read – Bring along your summer reading challenge books and discuss or read your books with a trained ABC to read   volunteer. ABC to read are a children’s reading charity, who work with       children in local schools across Berkshire.

Tuesday August 14 and 21     2.15pm to 3.45pm

Thursday August 16          10.45am to 12.15pm

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.

Tuesday August 21            10.30am to 12.30pm

For more information or to book a place,   please call Lower Earley Library on 0118 931 2150

Kiddleydivey Taster session at Wokingham Borough Libraries

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Come and join us for some musical fun with singing, laughing and dancing.

Energising, stimulating & connecting through music for children aged 4 and under.

Free taster session.

Lower Earley Library on Thursday July 26 at 10am

Woodley Library on Thursday August 30 at 10am

Places must be booked by calling Lower Earley Library on 0118 931 2150 or Woodley Library on 0118 969 0304

 

Summer Reading Challenge Young Volunteers

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Summer Reading Challenge Young Volunteers

Aged 16 to 24? Do you enjoy reading? Do you enjoy working with children and want to volunteer? Then helping with the Summer Reading Challenge in libraries in Wokingham Borough Libraries may be for you.

We are looking for young people who can encourage children to take part in and complete this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, Mischief Makers and help out with library duties and children’s activities in the library.

It’s fun and a great addition to your CV and you have the chance to give something back to your local community.

The volunteering opportunities will be at Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley Libraries from Monday 30 July to Friday 31 August 2018.

Before you start you will receive full training, for more information contact volunteer@wokingham.gov.uk or call 0118 974 6263.

Wokingham Libraries are part of the national campaign to have more young volunteers into our libraries this Summer. You might like to check out the national campaign website.

What’s On for Children in Lower Earley Library Easter 2018

What’s On for Children in Lower Earley Library   Easter 2018

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. Places must be booked. On Friday April 6 at 9.45am to 10.30am

Sand Art– Just drop in and create a picture with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £4 per picture, for children aged 4 to 11 years old.  On  Monday April 9 at  10.30am to 12.30pm

Storytime – Stories and rhymes for children aged 7 and under. Free, On Monday April 9 at 11.15am to 11.45am

Explore Learning – Superhero Shapes – Free workshop from Explore Learning on 2D and 3D shapes. For 4-6 year olds, Places must be booked. On Thursday April 12 at  9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning – A Knights journey to the King’s throne – Free workshop from Explore Learning, We travel back to medieval times and children will joust their way through many grammar tournaments. For 7 to 9 year olds.  Places must be booked.  On Thursday April 12 at 10.45am to 11.45am

Get Arty – Animal arts and crafts for children aged 4 to 10 years old.  £2 charge, Just drop in! On Friday April 13 at  2pm to 3pm

To book onto any of the events,  Please contact Lower Earley Library on 0118 9312150

What’s on in Lower Earley Library March 2018

What’s On in Lower Earley Library  March 2018

 What’s On for Adults

            Board Games Club

            Thursday March 15                                                                          10am to 11am

            Pass the Book Book Club*

            Friday March 9                                                                                  10.30am to 11.30am

            Knit and Natter – Drop in for knitting and a chat.

            Tuesday March 13                                                                            4pm to 5pm

            Jack in the Books Book Club*

            Monday March 19                                                                            10.30am to 11.30am

            Poetry Reading Group 

            Monday March 26                                                                            10.30am to 11.30am

           

What’s On for Children and Families

      Storytime

      Monday March 12                                                                            11.15am to 11.45am

      Children’s book Group* –  For children aged eight to ten years old. 50p charge

      Monday March 19                                                                            3.45pm to 4.15pm

      Rhymetime

      Tuesday March 27                                                                            10.30am to 11am

 

        *Places must be booked in branch.  To renew your books online visit:         http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/