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/

What’s on for Children and Young People in July 2017 at Wokingham Library

We are running the following events in Wokingham Library during July  

 

  • Code Club* – Monthly Club for children aged 9 to 12 years.                                Saturday July 1                                                                               10.15am to 11.45am
  • Dad and Baby Rhymetime – For babies – 0 to 18 months and parents, Just drop in!Saturday July 1                                                                               10am to 10.30am
  • Teen Writing Group*  Saturday July 1, 8, 15, 22,  10.30am to 12noon
  • Rhymetime for Babies  Tuesday July 4  10.30am to 11am and Wednesday July 19    10am to 10.30am
  • Rhymetime for Toddlers  Tuesday July 4, 11.30am to 12noon and Wednesday July 19  11am to 11.30am
  • Children’s Origami Club*       Tuesday July 4    4pm to 4.45pm
  • Storytime – Stories and rhymes for parents and children to enjoy together. Just drop in, for children aged 7 and under.  Tuesday July 4, 11, 18, 25   4pm to 4.30pm
  • Teen Book Group* – Book group for teenagers 11-18 years old. 50p charge.  Thursday July 6    4.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Further adventures in coding* – Monthly club for 9 to 12 year olds.               Saturday July 8   10.15am to 11.45am
  • Relax Kids Taster Session* – for children aged 8 to 12 years old. £3 charge.  Monday July 10       4pm to 5pm
  • Little Stars Taster session* – for children aged 4 to 7 years old. £3 charge.  Thursday July 13      4pm to 4.30pm
  • Chill Skills session* – for teens. £3 charge.  Thursday July 13   5pm to 6pm
  • Art Club Wokingham*- For children aged 7 to 11 years old.  Friday July 14      10.30am to 11.30am
  • Teen Writing Workshop – ‘Igniting Writing: Keeping it Real’. £4 charge.      Saturday July 29       10.30am to 3pm
  • Animal Agents Activity sessions – Free but donations towards craft.            Monday July 31    2.15pm to 3.30pm

*Places must be booked in branch.

Wokingham Library, Denmark Street, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 2BB Telephone 0118 978 1368 or E-mail libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Opening hours:

  • Monday 9.30am -7pm
  • Tuesday 9.30am-5pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am-4pm
  • Thursday 9.30am -7pm
  • Friday 9.30am-5pm
  • Saturday 9.30am-4pm

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

Author Corner at Rhymetime in the Park on Monday June 12 at Dinton Pastures Country Park

Author Corner at Rhymetime in the Park on Monday June 12 at Dinton Pastures Country Park.

Local authors Layn Marlow and Tina Stubbs who will be reading extracts from their books and  books will be available for purchase from 10am to 12noon.

Layn Marlow www.laynmarlow.co.uk/

Layn will be reading Bramble the Brave –   ‘The combination of Amber Stewart’s words and Layn Marlow’s attractive illustrations of the countryside make this a particularly charming picture book for the very young.’ – Caroline Franklin, Newbury Weekly News

‘As a parent, I find it so frustrating when my daughter will not even try new food. When I shared this book with her, she could recognise herself in Bramble …The illustrations are very appealing and make a great contribution to our overall enjoyment of the story as well as showing what an adorable little character Bramble is.’ – Jo Heffer, the Bookbag

‘This endearing story is one both parents and children will easily relate to, who doesn’t know a fussy eater? A delightful book, perfectly timed for reading in long summer evenings, or for taking along on a picnic! The gorgeous summery illustrations will really help to bring the story to life’. – Jbookloversanon

Tina Stubbs  www.lifeslittlebugs.co.uk

Tina has always had a passion for illustration and writing but it wasn’t until she created the ‘Life’s Little Bugs’ characters and stories that she felt confident enough to take the leap from the stability of a paid, full-time job to follow her passion. With her Children’s Illustration diploma from the London Art College firmly in place she set about her dream.

Living in Wokingham with her partner of ten years, she spends most of her time holed up in her studio in the attic creating her characters and books. But when Tina is not chewing on the end of an HB pencil she likes to relax by bending into shapes and practicing her Kundalini yoga or hiking across a muddy field.

Tina will be reading a selection of her Life’s Little Bugs books.

For more information visit:  http://www.lifeslittlebugs.co.uk/

Rhymetime at Dinton Pastures on Monday June 12, 2017

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

Wokingham Borough Libraries is celebrating  National Bookstart Week 2017 with a Bookstart Rhymetime at Dinton Pastures Park on Monday 12 June from 10am to noon and a whole host of storytimes and rhymetimes in its libraries throughout the week.

This year’s theme is  ‘Let’s Explore Outdoors’. Children who attend any of the events will receive a free copy of the picture book Everybunny Dance! by Ellie Sandall.

National Bookstart Week is an annual celebration of Book Trust’s flagship reading programme, Bookstart, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. It aims to remind families of the importance of reading for pleasure – even if it’s just for ten minutes a day.

Across Wokingham Borough the following events will take place:

  • Rhymetime in the Park at Dinton Pastures on Monday June 12 with Rhymetimes at 10.30am and 11.30am.   There will be activities and information from the Children’s Centre Family Workers.  The Early Years Team will be promoting their “Ready for School, Ready for Life” programme.  There will also 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 authors Tina Stubbs and Layn Marlow who will be reading extracts from their 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.

If families are unable to make it along to their local event they can join in the fun at home, with plenty of lets explore outdoors arts and crafts, games and baking recipes all on the Bookstart website at: http://www.bookstart.org.uk/events/national-bookstart-week/nbw-2017

There will also be a Rhymetime in the Park at California Country Park on Monday 10 July and at Dinton Pastures on Monday 11 September, 2017.

Rhymetime in the Park at Dinton Pastures on Monday June 12, 2017

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

Wokingham Borough Libraries is celebrating  National Bookstart Week 2017 with a Bookstart Rhymetime at Dinton Pastures Park on Monday 12 June from 10am to noon and a whole host of storytimes and rhymetimes in its libraries throughout the week.

This year’s theme is  ‘Let’s Explore Outdoors’. Children who attend any of the events will receive a free copy of the picture book Everybunny Dance! by Ellie Sandall.

National Bookstart Week is an annual celebration of Book Trust’s flagship reading programme, Bookstart, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. It aims to remind families of the importance of reading for pleasure – even if it’s just for ten minutes a day.

Across Wokingham Borough the following events will take place:

  • Rhymetime in the Park at Dinton Pastures on Monday June 12 with Rhymetimes at 10.30am and 11.30am.   There will be activities and information from the Children’s Centre Family Workers.  The Early Years Team will be promoting their “Ready for School, Ready for Life” programme.  There will also 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 authors Tina Stubbs and Layn Marlow who will be reading extracts from their 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.

If families are unable to make it along to their local event they can join in the fun at home, with plenty of lets explore outdoors arts and crafts, games and baking recipes all on the Bookstart website at: http://www.bookstart.org.uk/events/national-bookstart-week/nbw-2017

There will also be a Rhymetime in the Park at California Country Park on Monday 10 July and at Dinton Pastures on Monday 11 September, 2017.

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

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

Fairy-tale Storytime and Craft – Fairy tales and crafts, for the under 8’s. £1.50 charge.  On Friday June 2 at 2.30pm to 3.30pm 

Children’s Writing Group* – Come join us! Get writing, get ideas, Make new friends and have fun with writing. For children aged 9 to 12 years old.  On Saturday June 3 and 24 at 10.15am to 11am

Children’s Writing Holiday Session -Poetry Workshop* – Take part in some fun writing exercises. For children aged 9 to 12 years old. Free event.  On Thursday June 8 at  3.30pm to 4.15pm 

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents, Just drop in! On Tuesday June 13 at 2.15pm to 2.45pm

Storytime On Saturday June 17 at 10.15am to 10.45am

Get Arty – Bug themed arts and crafts for children aged 4 to 12 years old. 1.50 charge.  On Tuesday June 20 at 3.30pm to 4.15pm

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/