What’s On for Children and Families in Maiden Erlegh Library April 2018

What’s On for Children and Families in Maiden Erlegh Library April 2018

Lego Creations* For children aged 5 to 10 years old. £1 charge.

Thursday April 5                                                           3.30pm to 4.15pm

Amazing Animals Activity session – for 7 to 11 year olds. Non-fiction Activity sheets and mask making. £2 charge, Places must be booked.

Tuesday April 10                                                          3.15pm to 4.15pm

Penguin Storytime – For children aged 7 and under.

Saturday April 21                                                         10.15am to 10.45am

Children’s writing group*  

Saturday April 14                                                         10.15am to 11am

* For events marked with asterisk please call the library on 0118 966 6630 to book a place.

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

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What’s On for Children Maiden Erlegh Library Easter 2018

What’s On for Children Maiden Erlegh Library  Easter 2018 

Lego Creations

Animal themed Lego build session, for children aged 5 to 10 years old. Places must be booked. £1 charge. On Thursday April 5 at  3.30pm to 4.15pm

Amazing Animals Activity session

Non-fiction Activity session for 7 to 11 year olds. Activity sheets and mask making. £2 charge, Places must be booked.  On Tuesday April 10 from 3.15pm to 4.15pm

Children’s Writing Group

Share your ideas and take part in some fun writing exercises. For children aged 9 to 12 years old. Free event, Places must be booked.  On  Saturday April 14 from 10.15am to 11am.

To book please contact Maiden Erlegh Library on 0118 966 6630

What’s on for Children and Families in Maiden Erlegh Library March 2018

What’s On for Children and Families in Maiden Erlegh Library

 March 2018

 Storytime For children aged 7 and under.

Saturday March 10           10.15am to 10.45am

 Children’s writing group*                                      

Saturday March 24                       10.15am to 11am

 * For events marked with asterisk please call the library on 0118 966 6630 to book a place.

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

 

 

Maiden Erlegh Dual Use Library

  Maiden Erlegh Dual Use Library

For 34 years Wokingham Borough Council has operated a dual use library on the Maiden Erlegh School site to provide access to library services for local residents and school pupils.

This longstanding arrangement between the Council and the School has always included the ability for either organisation to end the lease with four months’ notice should either party have a reason to end the service on this site.

Maiden Erlegh School has told Wokingham Borough Council that it wishes to terminate the lease to operate the library from the school and has suggested that the library close and vacate the site from the end of the summer school term.

Despite the historic success and value of the Maiden Erlegh Library to the local community, the school now feels that the space in its site would be better utilised by being focused on the education of its pupils.

A spokesperson for the school states:

In a school that educates nearly 1800 students each day where space is at a premium, the school feels that the space currently occupied by the library can be utilised more appropriately to improve further the outcomes of the students at our school.

 Like most schools, increasingly we need to provide for a wider range of emotional wellbeing and behavioural needs. In addition to providing some additional administrative facilities, this space will allow us to strengthen our inclusion work further, thereby remaining true to our values of equality and inclusion.

 We are determined that all students have fair access to our high quality curriculum and equal chances to achieve success. The extra space provided will better enable us to do this.

Cllr Norman Jorgensen, Lead Executive Member for Environment including Libraries said:

I, like many people, will be sad to see the School close this popular local library and end the successful relationship between the Council and the School. In recent years Wokingham Borough Council has been very successful in bucking the national trend of declining library usage and has increased the opening times and access to library services across the borough.

The Council will now review its options for the provision of library services to the residents in the area. I encourage users of the Maiden Erlegh library to visit either the Lower Earley or Woodley Library which are both only a couple of miles away.

 Customers who do choose to use neighbouring libraries at Lower Earley or Woodley will find the same range of services available as they are used to. They will also benefit from longer opening hours, and can save time when visiting by using our self-serve kiosks. For those customers wishing to access library services from the comfort of their own home there are also a range of online services. We provide free downloadable ebooks, electronic magazines, and audio books, available to library customers via our website at http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/

Maiden Erlegh Library

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why is the library closing?

The public library has been in Maiden Erlegh School since 1984. It has always operated under the arrangement that either the council or the school can end the arrangement if necessary. The school have notified us that they now need the space to meet their educational needs.

  • When is the library closing?

The library will close on Saturday 30th June.

  • What if I have books I need to return to the library after the 30th June?

You can return library books to any library within the Wokingham Borough. A full list can be found at http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/find-and-join-a-library/

  • Is there another library I can use instead after it has closed?

You can use any of the 9 other libraries in the borough. You can find details of their locations and opening hours here: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/find-and-join-a-library/ . The nearest library is Lower Earley library which is just over a mile away, or Woodley library which is 2 miles away.

  • What if I can’t make it to another library?

We have a range of online services available including downloadable ebooks and audio books, these can be accessed via: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/e-books/ .

If you are unable to get to another library as your health makes this difficult you may be eligible for our Home Library Service ( http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/home-library-services/ ). If you think this may apply to you please let us know by emailing libraries@wokingham.gov.uk or by calling(0118) 978 1368.

  • Will the council provide a new library in Maiden Erlegh?

In the coming months we will undertake an assessment for the closure of the library. If there is a suitable site available, and an ongoing need is identified for a library in the area, a library may be provided in line with our Library Offer which was approved by the council’s executive in 2016 after public consultation.

 

 

What’s on for Children and Families in Maiden Erlegh Library in January 2018

What’s On for Children and Families in Maiden Erlegh Library in january 2018

January 2018

 Storytime

Saturday January 6

10.15am to 10.45am

 Children’s writing group

Saturday January 13

10.15am to 11am

Storytime

Saturday January 27

10.15am to 10.45am

* For events marked with asterisk please call the library on 0118 966 6630 to book a place.

Children’s Activities this Festive Season in Wokingham Borough libraries

Children’s Activities this Festive Season

Character Storytimes with The Enchanted Players Theatre Company

Storytime with Princess Sofia the first.

Come and hear stories from Princess Sofia the first with stories and rhymes for children aged 5 and under.

Twyford Library Tuesday December 19 4pm to 4.30pm

 

Festive Storytime – Festive stories and rhymes for parents and children to enjoy together, For children aged 7 and under. Just drop in!

Maiden Erlegh Library Saturday December 16 10.15am to 10.45am

Wokingham Library Tuesday December 19 4pm to 4.30pm

 

Festive Get Arty – Drop in, Festive crafts, for children aged 3 to 11 years old. £1.50 charge.

Woodley Library – Thursday December 21, 10.30am to 11.30am

Wokingham Library – Friday December 22, 10.30am to 11.30am

Lower Earley Library – Thursday December 21, 2pm to 3pm

enchanted players festive anna storytime

 

What’s On for Children and Families in Maiden Erlegh Library December 2017

Children’s Writing Group
Saturday December 16 10.15am to 11am
Rhymetime
Tuesday December 12 2.15pm to 2.45pm
Storytime
Saturday December 16 10.15am to 10.45am
Festive Get Arty – Decorate a Christmas tree decoration. For children aged 3 to 11 years old. £1.50 charge.
Friday December 15 3.30pm to 4.15pm

Christmas Closures
Maiden Erlegh Library will be closed from 5pm on Friday 22 December to Monday January 1 inclusive and re-open on Tuesday January 2.

* For events marked with asterisk please call the library on 0118 966 6630 to book a place.
To renew your books online visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

At Maiden Erlegh Library, we are running the following events throughout November 2017

At Maiden Erlegh Library, we are running the following events throughout November 2017

  • Rhymetime Tuesday November 14 2.15pm to 2.45pm
  • Children’s writing group Saturday November 18  10.15am to 11am
  • Storytime Saturday November 25 10.15am to 10.45am

Maiden Erlegh Library Silverdale Road, Earley, Berkshire, RG6 7HS Telephone 0118 966 6630 or E-mail libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 2pm – 5pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 12.30pm

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

What’s On for Children and Families in Maiden Erlegh Library November 2017

At Maiden Erlegh Library, we are running the following events throughout November 2017

  • Children’s writing group Saturday November 18  10.15am to 11am
  • Rhymetime Tuesday November 14 2.15pm to 2.45pm
  • Storytime Saturday November 4, 25 10.15am to 10.45am

Maiden Erlegh Library Silverdale Road, Earley, Berkshire, RG6 7HS Telephone 0118 966 6630 or E-mail libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 2pm – 5pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 12.30pm

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

What’s On for Children and Families in Maiden Erlegh Library October 2017

At Maiden Erlegh Library, we are running the following events throughout October 2017

National Libraries Week – ‘I love my library because…’ writing table. Just drop-in!

Monday October 9 to Saturday October 14

Rhymetime – For children aged 5 years old and under. Free, just drop in!

Tuesday October 10               2.15pm to 2.45pm

Design a Library Monster – “You’ve heard tell of the monsters that look after the library when it’s closed, so now, come and design your own to join them in their night time library.” Just drop-in!

Thursday October 12             3.30pm to 4.15pm

Children’s Writing Group – Share your ideas and take part in some fun writing exercises. For children aged 9 to 12 years old. Free event

Saturday October 14 and 28 10.15am to 11am

Storytime – Stories and rhymes for children aged 5 and under. Free

Saturday October 14              10.15am to 10.45am

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.

Monday October 23               2.30pm to 3.15pm

Gruffalo story and craft session – For children aged 8 and under. £1.50 charge, Places must be booked.

Tuesday October 24               2.30pm to 3.30pm

Zog Storytime – Zog story and craft session for children aged 8 and under. £1.50 charge, Places must be booked.

Thursday October 26             2.30pm to 3.30pm

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

Friday October 27                  2.30pm to 3.30pm

 

Maiden Erlegh Library Silverdale Road, Earley, Berkshire, RG6 7HS Telephone 0118 966 6630 or E-mail libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 2pm – 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/