Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter August 2017

What’s On in Wokingham Libraries for Children

Summer Reading Challenge 2017  

Animal Agents is the theme for our summer reading challenge theme for 2017. Animal Agents features characters exclusively designed by the award-winning children’s illustrator, Tony Ross. Help the Animal Agents, a bunch of furry, slippery and 4-legged friends, solve a library mystery – with a huge helping of fun along the way. Children can read whatever they like – fact books, joke books, picture books, audio books. They just have to borrow the 6 books from the library.   Every time they finish a book they’ll receive a sticker to put into a special collectors folder.  When they’ve read 6 books they’ll receive a certificate and a medal for completing the challenge.

The challenge will run until Sunday 3 September 2017.

 We will be running lots of events over the summer holidays in August, highlights from our events programme are shown below, For the full list of events, please visit: http://wp.me/p5mHbU-2ft

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.  Please phone to book a place, 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. Please phone to book a place, 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. Please phone to book a place, £1 charge.  At Maiden Erlegh Library on Thursday August 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 2.30pm to 3.15pm

The Magical World of Pinocchio– Summer Musical Theatre Show from The Enchanted Players. For all the family. Please phone to book a place, £5 charge per person.  At Woodley Library on Monday August 7 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

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

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

Fur and Feathers – Meet some Birds of Prey with talk and hands on experience. For families with children aged 5 and over. Please phone to book a place, £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

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 22 from  10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Maiden Erlegh Library on Tuesday August 22  from 2pm to 3pm

What’s On in Wokingham Libraries for Teens

Teen Writing Workshops – Igniting Writing, for teens. £4 charge. Places must be booked for 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

Teen Reading Challenge

If you’re aged between 12 and 19 years old and think you can read 6 books before the end of the summer join our teen reading challenge.

Collect a bookmark from any of our libraries. You’ll receive a stamp on your bookmark each time you take out a book. The challenge runs until 11 September 2017. There will be a prize draw for everyone who completes the challenge with a fabulous Young Adults goodie bag filled with books for young adults.

What’s on in Wokingham Libraries for Adults

Heritage Walk- Enjoy a walk around Wokingham and learn some fascinating facts about the town. This free event takes place, starting at Wokingham library on Thursday August 31, 10.30am to 11.45am. Please call (0118) 9781368 to book a place.

Monday Evening Book Group-join our new evening book group to discuss best-sellers, prize winners and favourites. The group meets at Wokingham Library on the second Monday 6pmto 7pm, the next meeting is on August 14

Knit, Stitch and Natter- Drop-in for knitting sewing and a chat. All abilities welcome. Meets every Monday in the library café 2pm to 3pm

Self Service Kiosks in our Libraries

Don’t forget you can save time queuing by using our new self service kiosks.  You can use them to return, renew or borrow books and other items. They are available at the following libraries:- Woodley, Lower Earley, Twyford, Winnersh, Wokingham and Finchampstead. If you would like to use the self service kiosks but need a little help the first time please ask a member of staff and they will be happy to help you.

Why not search our online catalogue from the comfort of your own home to see what’s on offer: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries         

Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter April 2017

New Library Opening Hours from Monday April 3rd, 2017

Our new library opening hours will be introduced providing an extra 17½ hours of service per week. Have a look at your local libraries to see the new opening hours from April 3 go to http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/find-and-join-a-library/

Bank Holidays – All our Libraries will be closed on Friday April 14, Sunday April 16 and Monday April 17.

What’s on in Wokingham Borough Libraries for Adults

Printmaking Workshop with Karen Greville-Smith-learn a range of techniques in a relaxed and creative session at Wokingham Library on Friday April 7, 1pm to 3pm. £5 charge.

Monday Evening Book Group-join our new evening book group to discuss best-sellers, prize winners and favourites. The first meeting is at Wokingham Library on Monday April 10, 6pm tom 7pm and then on the second Monday in each month.

Heritage Walk-Enjoy a walk around Wokingham and learn some fascinating facts about the town’s history-with the Wokingham Society. Starts at Wokingham Library on Wednesday April 19, 10.30am to 11.45am. Free event

Book Binding Workshop-there will be the chance to learn a range of book binding techniques at our workshop at Wokingham Library on Saturday April 22, 10am to 4pm, charge £10

 Origami Workshops for Adults- Come and try our origami workshops for beginners-make an origami butterfly and lily. Wokingham Library Tuesday April 25 and Thursday April 27, 10.30am to 11.30am. £3charge

Walking Book Group– Enjoy the fresh air and a chat about books as we walk around the lake at Dinton Pastures. Contact Wokingham Library to find out what book we will be discussing. Free event Thursday April 27, 10.30am to 12noon.

Play Reading Group-Join us to help celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday as we read “As You Like It” at Wokingham Library on Friday April 21, 10am to 12.30pm

Berkshire Quilters Guild- quilters from the guild will be at Wokingham Library on Saturday April 8 between 10am and 1pm to demonstrate quilting techniques, members of the public are welcome to join in. This is part of the BBC Radio & Quilters Guild creative project which is taking place in venues nationally over the weekend of April 7-9, 2017.

Tall Tales Service

Wokingham Borough Libraries now provide a service which enables learning disability groups and other community organisations to borrow Bag Books.  Bag Books are unique, hand-made multi-sensory resources aimed at developing communication skills for people with learning difficulties. Bag Books are designed for those who may find it difficult to access mainstream books. They are told through voice an emotion rather than words and pictures.  Bags can be borrowed for a small annual fee.

To find out more about the service contact Wokingham Library, Denmark Street, Wokingham RG40 2BB, email wokingham.library@wokingham.gov.uk or phone (0118) 9781368

 

What’s On in Wokingham Borough Libraries for Children

Explore Learning Free session with Explore Learning , places must be booked.

Groovy Grammar – For children aged 7 to 8 years old.

At Woodley Library on Wednesday April 5 from 10.45am to 11.45am

National Young Writers Workshop – For children aged 5 to 12 years old.

At Woodley Library on Wednesday April 5 from 9.30am to 10.30am

At Lower Earley Library on Thursday April 6  from 9.30am to 10.30am

At Wokingham Library on Wednesday April 12 from 9.30am to 10.30am

Pirates – For children aged 8 to 11 years old.

At Lower Earley Library on Thursday April 6 from 10.45am to 11.45am

Space mission – For children aged 8 to 10 years old.

At Wokingham Library on Wednesday April 12 from 10.45am to 11.45am

Easter Poems and Stories – 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.

At Maiden Erlegh Library on Tuesday April 4 and 11 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Get Arty – Easter themed arts and crafts fun for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Just drop in, £1.50 charge

  • At Wokingham Library on Friday April 7 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Woodley Library on Thursday April 6 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Lower Earley Library on Thursday April 6 from 2pm to 3pm
  • At Twyford Library on Tuesday April 4 from 2pm to 3pm
  • At Wargrave Library on Wednesday April 5  from 9.45am to 10.30am
  • At Spencers Wood Library on Thursday April 6 from 11am to 12noon
  • At Winnersh Library on Wednesday April 6 from 2pm to 3pm
  • At Maiden Erelgh Library on Monday April 10 from 2.15pm to 3.15pm
  • At Finchampstead Library on Tuesday April 11 from 2.15pm to 3.15pm

Mini Professors – Taster Session for children aged 2 to 5 years old, with science based fun. Places must be booked.

At Woodley Library on Wednesday April 12 from 10.30am to 11.15am

Printmaking – Have fun learning printmaking techniques from artist Karen Greville-Smith using Easter as inspiration. For children aged 7 and over. £3 charge

At Wokingham Library on Friday April 7 from 10am to 12noon

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.

  • Wokingham Library    Wednesday April 5                  10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Woodley Library         Wednesday April 5                  2.30pm to 4pm
  • Lower Earley Library Monday April 10                     10.30am to 12.30pm

Storytime – Dinsoaur Stories and rhymes for children aged 5 and under. Just drop in!

  • Arborfield Pop-up Library       Monday April 10         4pm to 4.30pm
  • Finchampstead Library           Friday April 7              11am to 11.30am
  • Lower Earley Library              Thursday April 13        11.15am to 11.45am
  • Maiden Erlegh Library            Saturday April 15        10.15am to 10.45am
  • Spencers Wood Library           Monday April 3           4pm to 4.30pm
  • Winnersh Library                    Wednesday April 5      4pm to 4.30pm
  • Wokingham Library                Tuesday April 4 and 11 4pm to 4.30pm
  • Woodley Library                     Saturday April 8          11am to 11.30am

Why not search our online catalogue from the comfort of your own home to see what’s on offer:  http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries  

Don’t forget that we have a selection of eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines that you can access with your library card for free.

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Library News and Events for July 2016

Summer Reading Challenge 2016

The Big Friendly Read is the summer reading challenge theme for 2016 at Wokingham borough libraries. This is part of the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations. Children can read whatever they like – fact books, joke books, picture books, audio books. They just have to borrow the 6 books from the library.  Every time they finish a book they’ll receive a collector’s card to put into a special collectors folder. When they’ve read 6 books they’ll receive a certificate and a medal for completing the challenge.

The challenge will run from Saturday 16 July 2016 to Sunday 11 September 2016.

We will be running the following activities over the summer holidays in July, please contact the relevant library to book a place:

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers. Just drop in!

  • Wokingham Library on Monday July 25 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm,
  • Lower Earley Library on Tuesday July 26 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm,
  • Wokingham Library on Wednesday July 27 from 10.45am to 12noon,
  • Woodley Library on Wednesday July 27 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm
  • Lower Earley Library Thursday July 28 from 10.45am to 12noon
  • Woodley Library on Friday July 29 from 10.45am to 12noon

Arts Explorers Come and find out about how you can take part in the Arts Award as part of the Summer Reading challenge. Art is all around you, in places you might not expect! So make your own binoculars and special map so you can become an Art Explorer. For teens and children aged 7 and over.

  • Wokingham Library on Tuesday July 26 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Woodley Library on Wednesday July 27 from 10.30am to 11.30am.

Dahl Get Arty Come and make some fun arts and crafts inspired by Roald Dahl’s characters. Create a Mr Fox mask or a Mr Twit beard and other fun activities For children aged 12 and under, £1.50 charge. Just drop in! At Wargrave Library on Wednesday July 27 from 10.30am to 11.30am

Poetry Madness with James Carter Meet James Carter for a madcap hour of guitar music aplenty, and weird and wacky poems. There will also be a riddle writing workshop.  For children aged  7 to 12 years old. Places must be booked.  £3 charge.  At Wokingham Library on Wednesday July 27 from 11.30am to 12.30pm

Zim Zam Zoom! Zappy Poems To Read Out Loud Want to make an invisible bubble, pull a funny face, travel all around the world and even meet a pirate.   Well, step into Zim Zam Zoom for half an hour of fun, gentle, playful poems,  not to mention a little boogie at the end.  These poems and more are from James’ brand new poetry picture book, Zim Zam Zoom, for children aged 6 year olds and under. £2 charge, At Wokingham Library on Wednesday July 27 from 9.30am to 10am and 10.30am to 11am

Get Creative – Crafts in the library for children, different theme every week. £1 per child, Please book at FBC Centre reception on 0118 908 8155. At Finchampstead Library on Wednesday July 27 from 10am to 10.45am and 11am to 11.45am

Spiral Workshop Come and create your own spiral mobile, which you can paint and decorate. All materials are supplied. For children aged 7 to 12 years old, places must be booked, £5 charge. At Wokingham Library on Thursday July 28 from 10.30am to 12noon and Winnersh Library from 2pm to 3.30pm

Read with Kali the dog – Pets as Therapy dog Kali will be in the library, ready to be told stories from children aged 6 to 10 years old. Just drop in, at Wokingham Library on Friday July 29 from 11am to 12noon 

Activities for Adults 

Wish You Were here- A History Wardrobe Presentation

Wish You Were Here is a happy history of swimwear, from the bracing bathing of the 18th Century to knitted costumes and kiss-me-quick hats, with lots of fun stories about beachwear and Butlins holidays. Lower Earley Library, Monday July 4, 7pm. Tickets £7 to include refreshments. Bookings (0118) 9312150

Nicaragua- my experiences as a volunteer with Raleigh International

Katrina Barnes discusses her 3-month placement in Nicaragua, where she led a team of volunteers working on a water and sanitation project.  Wokingham Library, Thursday July 7, 6.30pm to 7.30pm tickets £2. Bookings (0118) 9781368

Book Chat

If you’re looking for something new to read come along to our friendly Book Chat sessions for coffee and book recommendations, just drop-in! Wokingham Library, Thursday July 14, 10.30am to 11.30am

Why not search our online catalogue from the comfort of your own home to see what’s on offer: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries    Don’t forget that we have a selection of eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines that you can access with your library card for free.

 

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News and Events from Wokingham Borough Libraries July 2016

Activities for Adults

Wish You Were here- A History Wardrobe Presentation

Wish You Were Here is a happy history of swimwear, from the bracing bathing of the 18th Century to knitted costumes and kiss-me-quick hats, with lots of fun stories about beachwear and Butlins holidays. Lower Earley Library, Monday July 4, 7pm. Tickets £7 to include refreshments. Bookings (0118) 9312150

Nicaragua- my experiences as a volunteer with Raleigh International

Katrina Barnes discusses her 3-month placement in Nicaragua, where she led a team of volunteers working on a water and sanitation project.

Wokingham Library, Thursday July 7, 6.30pm to 7.30pm tickets £2. Bookings (0118) 9781368

Book Chat

If you’re looking for something new to read come along to our friendly Book Chat sessions for coffee and book recommendations, just drop-in! Wokingham Library, Thursday July 14, 10.30am to 11.30am

Summer Reading Challenge 2016

The Big Friendly Read is the summer reading challenge theme for 2016 at Wokingham borough libraries. This is part of the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations. Children can read whatever they like – fact books, joke books, picture books, audio books. They just have to borrow the 6 books from the library.  Every time they finish a book they’ll receive a collector’s card to put into a special collectors folder. When they’ve read 6 books they’ll receive a certificate and a medal for completing the challenge.

The challenge will run from Saturday 16 July 2016 to Sunday 11 September 2016.

We will be running the following activities over the summer holidays in July, please contact the relevant library to book a place:

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers. Just drop in!

  • Wokingham Library on Monday July 25 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm
  • Lower Earley Library on Tuesday July 26 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm
  • Wokingham Library on Wednesday July 27 from 10.45am to 12noon
  • Woodley Library on Wednesday July 27 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm
  • Lower Earley Library Thursday July 28 from 10.45am to 12noon
  • Woodley Library on Friday July 29 from 10.45am to 12noon

Arts Explorers Come and find out about how you can take part in the Arts Award as part of the Summer Reading challenge. Art is all around you, in places you might not expect! So make your own binoculars and special map so you can become an Art Explorer. For teens and children aged 7 and over.

  •  Wokingham Library on Tuesday July 26 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Woodley Library on Wednesday July 27 from 10.30am to 11.30am

Dahl Get Arty Come and make some fun arts and crafts inspired by Roald Dahl’s characters. Create a Mr Fox mask or a Mr Twit beard and other fun activities For children aged 12 and under, £1.50 charge. Just drop in! At Wargrave Library on Wednesday July 27 from 10.30am to 11.30am

Poetry Madness with James Carter Meet James Carter for a madcap hour of guitar music aplenty, and weird and wacky poems. There will also be a riddle writing workshop.  For children aged  7 to 12 years old. Places must be booked.  £3 charge.  At Wokingham Library on Wednesday July 27 from 11.30am to 12.30pm

Zim Zam Zoom! Zappy Poems To Read Out Loud Want to make an invisible bubble, pull a funny face, travel all around the world and even meet a pirate.   Well, step into Zim Zam Zoom for half an hour of fun, gentle, playful poems,  not to mention a little boogie at the end.  These poems and more are from James’ brand new poetry picture book, Zim Zam Zoom, for children aged 6 year olds and under. £2 charge, At Wokingham Library on Wednesday July 27 from 9.30am to 10am and 10.30am to 11am

Get Creative – Crafts in the library for children, different theme every week. £1 per child, Please book at FBC Centre reception on 0118 908 8155. At Finchampstead Library on Wednesday July 27 from 10am to 10.45am and 11am to 11.45am

Spiral Workshop Come and create your own spiral mobile, which you can paint and decorate. All materials are supplied. For children aged 7 to 12 years old, places must be booked, £5 charge. At Wokingham Library on Thursday July 28 from 10.30am to 12noon and Winnersh Library from 2pm to 3.30pm

Read with Kali the dog – Pets as Therapy dog Kali will be in the library, ready to be told stories from children aged 6 to 10 years old. Just drop in, at Wokingham Library on Friday July 29 from 11am to 12noon

Why not search our online catalogue from the comfort of your own home to see what’s on offer: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries    Don’t forget that we have a selection of eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines that you can access with your library card for free.

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