Rhymetime NOT in the Park

Rhymetime NOT in the Park

As we are not able to host our usual Rhymetimes in the Park at Dinton Pastures and California Country Park this year, we have put together a rhymetime from the library team and an activity from the childrens centre team for you to enjoy from home. 

You can see the Rhyme video on our Facebook Page or on the YouTube channel from 10.30am on Friday June 26.

View the “How to make playdough” from Wokingham Borough Children’s Centres on the YouTube channel.

We have many partners who usually join us, so we have provided information on what they are doing and how you can reach them below:

Wokingham Borough Childrens Centres

Childrens Centres

Health

Health

Home-Start

home-start wokinghamHome-Start Wokingham are a charity providing support to young families with at least one child under the age of five.  Their team of volunteers help to increase the confidence and independence of families by visiting families in their own homes to offer support, friendship and practical support.  

Due to Covid19 and following Government guidelines our volunteers are still able to offer this vital support to our families via telephone calls, messages and video calls. 

Home-Start are recruiting now for their next remote Volunteer Preparation Course which will start w/c 21st September 2020. If you are a parent or grandparent living in Wokingham Borough, have a couple of hours a week you could spare and want to learn how you can help other parents cope better with the daily challenges of family life, please call on ☎️ 0118 9888025 or email admin@home-startwd.org.uk 

Home-Start Volunteers

Booktrust

BookTrust_BOOKSTART_CORE_CMYKWhen we started our Rhymetime in the Park it was to celebrate National Bookstart Week a campaign run by BookTrust.  In recent years this has changed to their Pyjamarama campaign which went ahead online in June. 

In Wokingham Borough we gift Bookstart Packs to all babies aged 0-12 months via the Health Team and to 3-4 year olds via Early Years Settings and Libraries.   

Booktrust also have some fantastic resources especially for the under 5’s on their website.  Check out the BookTrust HomeTime for little ones here. 

MyJourney Wokingham

my journey logo 2My Journey Wokingham is a borough-wide sustainable travel campaign that aims to help and inspire Wokingham residents, employees and students to travel by alternative modes.  During June they are currently celebrating Bike Month – for more details or to take part in some of the activities check out the Love to Ride website

To access interactive road safety resources for 3-6 year olds go to https://www.myjourneywokingham.com/schools/road-safety-resources/ 

 

Rhymetime’s at Wokingham Borough Libraries

This year, BookTrust is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Bookstart.
Do you love your Rhymetime?
If you attend our Rhymetime session and think it deserves to win this fantastic award, we’d love to hear what makes your Rhymetime special.
Book Trust

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

  • Lower Earley Library Tuesday September 26             10.30am to 11am
  • Winnersh Library Wednesday September 27          10.15am to 10.45am
  • Finchampstead Library Friday September 29 11am to 11.30am
  • Spencers Wood Library Thursday October 5       10.15am to10.45am
  • Woodley Library Tuesday October 10      10.30am to 11am
  • Maiden Erlegh Library Tuesday October 10 2.15pm to 2.45pm

Rhymetime for babies – For babies 0 to 18 months. Rhymes and songs.

  • Wokingham Library Tuesday October 3  10.30am to 11am

Rhymetime for toddlers – For toddlers 18 months to 3 years old. Rhymes and songs.

  • Wokingham Library Tuesday October 3  11.30am to 12noon

Do you love your Rhymetime at Wokingham Borough Libraries?

This year, BookTrust is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Bookstart.
Do you love your Rhymetime?
If you attend our Rhymetime session and think it deserves to win this fantastic award, we’d love to hear what makes your Rhymetime special.
Book Trust

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

  • Finchampstead Library Friday September 22, 29 11am to 11.30am
  • Lower Earley Library Tuesday September 26             10.30am to 11am
  • Winnersh Library Wednesday September 27          10.15am to 10.45am
  • Spencers Wood Library Thursday October 5       10.15am to10.45am
  • Woodley Library Tuesday October 10      10.30am to 11am
  • Maiden Erlegh Library Tuesday October 10 2.15pm to 2.45pm

Rhymetime for babies – For babies 0 to 18 months. Rhymes and songs.

  • Wokingham Library Wednesday September 20 10am to 10.30am
  • Wokingham Library Tuesday October 3  10.30am to 11am

Rhymetime for toddlers – For toddlers 18 months to 3 years old. Rhymes and songs.

  • Wokingham Library Wednesday September 20 11am to 11.30am
  • Wokingham Library Tuesday October 3  11.30am to 12noon

Rhymetime at Dinton Pastures on Monday September 11

Rhymetime at Dinton Pastures

BookTrust_BOOKSTART_CORE_CMYK

Wokingham Borough Libraries, together with Children’s Centres, the Early Years Team, Community Wardens and My Journey Team will be hosting this fun event in the play park.

Come and join us for stories with local author Tina Stubbs, crafts, balance bikes and rhymetime fun!

Playpark at Dinton Pastures Country Park

Monday September 11, 2017

10am to 12noon

For families with children aged 5 and under.  For more details, contact us on 0118 974 3711 or e-mail: bookstart@wokingham.gov.uk

 

Volunteering opportunities with Wokingham Borough Libraries

Volunteering opportunities with Wokingham Borough Libraries

Volunteers help deliver storytimes, rhymetimes and children’s activities in libraries. 

We are recruiting Storytime and Rhymetime volunteers for September 2017 onwards at the following libraries:

  • Finchampstead Library
  • Spencers Wood Library
  • Winnersh Library
  • Twyford Library

For more details and to apply contact, the volunteer service co-ordinator by e-mail:volunteer@wokingham.gov.uk or call on 0118 974 6263

Volunteering opportunities with Wokingham Borough Libraries

Volunteering opportunities with Wokingham Borough Libraries

Volunteers help deliver storytimes, rhymetimes and children’s activities in libraries. 

We are recruiting Storytime and Rhymetime volunteers for September 2017 onwards at the following libraries:

  • Finchampstead Library
  • Spencers Wood Library
  • Winnersh Library
  • Twyford Library

For more details and to apply contact, the volunteer service co-ordinator by e-mail:volunteer@wokingham.gov.uk or call on 0118 974 6263

Volunteering opportunities with Wokingham Borough Libraries

Volunteering opportunities with Wokingham Borough Libraries

Volunteers help deliver storytimes, rhymetimes and children’s activities in libraries. 

We are recruiting Storytime and Rhymetime volunteers for September 2017 onwards at the following libraries:

  • Finchampstead Library
  • Spencers Wood Library
  • Winnersh Library
  • Twyford Library

For more details and to apply contact, the volunteer service co-ordinator by e-mail:volunteer@wokingham.gov.uk or call on 0118 974 6263

Rhymetime in the park at California Country Park on Monday July 10, 2017

Rhymetime in the park at California Country Park on Monday July 10, 2017

Libraries go outside to celebrate books and a love of reading this summer

Wokingham Borough Libraries will be running a Rhymetime in the Park at California Country Park on Monday July 10 from 10am to 12 noon.

Rhymetime in the Park at California Country Park with Rhymetimes at 10.30am and 11.30am.   There will be activities and information from:

  • The Wokingham Borough Children’s Centre Family Workers.
  • The Wokingham Borough Early Years Team will be promoting their “Ready for School, Ready for Life” programme.
  • The My Journey Team will have road safety information and a chance to try Balance Bikes.
  • There will be stands from the Community Wardens, NHS Nursery Nurses, Home-Start and First Days Charity with information about the services they offer.
  • There will also be an  Authors’ Corner with local author Tina Stubbs who will be reading extracts from her books and  books will be available for purchase  on the day.
  • A libraries goody bag can be collected along with a free “Everybunny Dance” book.

Libraries go outside to celebrate books and a love of reading this summer, Rhymetime in the park at California Country Park on Monday July 10, 2017

Rhymetime in the park at California Country Park on Monday July 10, 2017

Libraries go outside to celebrate books and a love of reading this summer

Wokingham Borough Libraries will be running a Rhymetime in the Park at California Country Park on Monday July 10 from 10am to 12 noon.

Rhymetime in the Park at California Country Park with Rhymetimes at 10.30am and 11.30am.   There will be activities and information from:

  • The Wokingham Borough Children’s Centre Family Workers.
  • The Wokingham Borough Early Years Team will be promoting their “Ready for School, Ready for Life” programme.
  • The My Journey Team will have road safety information and a chance to try Balance Bikes.
  • There will be stands from the Community Wardens, NHS Nursery Nurses, Home-Start and First Days Charity with information about the services they offer.
  • There will also be an  Authors’ Corner with local author Tina Stubbs who will be reading extracts from her books and  books will be available for purchase  on the day.
  • A libraries goody bag can be collected along with a free “Everybunny Dance” book.

What’s on in Winnersh Library July 2017

We are running the following activities at Winnersh Library during July:

What’s On for Adults   

Winnersh Readers*  Tuesday July 4                                                                      6pm to 7pm

Winnersh Book Group*  Thursday July 13                                                                  6pm to 7pm

What’s On for Children and Families  

 

Storytime – For children aged 7 and under. Just drop in!

Wednesday July 5                                                              4pm to 4.30pm

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

Wednesday July 26                                                              10.15am to 10.45am

Lego Club* – Weekly Lego building club for children aged 5 to 10 years old. 50p charge

Thursday July 6, 13, 20                                               4pm to 4.45pm

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

Wednesday July 12                                                       3.45pm to 4.30pm

What’s On for Teens

 Winnersh Library Gaming Club – Gaming Club for teens. £1 charge.

Every Saturday 10.30am to 12.30pm

* For events marked with asterisk please call the library on 0118 9797519 to book a place.

Winnersh Library, The Forest School, Robinhood Lane, Winnersh RG41 5ND (0118) 9797519 email libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Opening Hours:

  • Tuesday and Thursday 2pm – 7pm
  • Wednesday 10am – 6pm
  • Friday 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday 9.30am to 2.30pm

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