Children’s Events at Woodley Library Summer 2018

mischief makers english-5Children’s Events at Woodley Library Summer 2018

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.

Friday July 27 and Friday August 24 10.45am to 12.15pm  

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.

Monday July 30 11am to 12noon

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

Every Wednesday August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 2.15pm to 3.45pm

Every Friday August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31   10.45am to 12.15pm

Children’s Chess Club For young people aged 8 years old and over. Places must be booked.

Thursday August 2             3.30pm to 5pm

Greek Myths—Eros and Psyche Summer Theatre Show from The Enchanted Players. For all the family. £5 charge per person, places must be booked.

Monday August 6               2.30pm to 3.30pm

Mischief Makers with Fred in the Shed Fred in the Shed’s magic show, his show is a mixture of light-hearted fun and comedy magic fit for the whole family and best suited for 3 year olds and upwards, be warned his puppet friends supply the mischief. £3 charge per person, Places must be booked.

Friday August 10                          3pm to 4pm

Storytime with Julia Donaldson Books

To celebrate the wonderful world of Julia Donaldson books, we will be sharing some of our favourite Julia Donaldson stories with a fun colouring activities. For children aged 7 and under. Just drop in!

Saturday August 11                     11am to 11.30am

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.

Tuesday August 21                                9.30am to 10.30am

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

Tuesday August 21                      10.45am to 11.45am

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.

Wednesday August 22      10.30am to 12.30pm

For more information or to book a place, please call Woodley Library on 0118 969 0304

 

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Finchampstead Library Children’s Events Summer 2018

Finchampstead Library Children’s Events Summer 2018

Family Learning Puppet Crafts  Try different forms of puppet making and learn to help your children develop their storytelling skills. For families with children aged 4 and over. £5 charge. Booking via Adult and Community Learning Team, 0118 974 3797 or lifelonglearning@wokingham.gov.uk

Thursday July 26  2.30pm to 4.30pm

Mischief Makers Activity Session  Activity session for children aged 12 and under. Places must be booked, £2 charge

Wednesday August 1 10.30am to 11.30am and Wednesday August 8 3pm to 4pm 

Mischief Makers with Fred in the Shed  Fred in the Shed’s magic show, his show is fast paced and a  mixture of light-hearted fun and comedy magic fit for the whole family and best suited for 3yr olds and upwards, be warned his puppet friends supply the mischief. £3 charge per person, places must be booked.

Friday August 10   12.45pm to 1.45pm

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.

Monday August 20 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Spinning Stories Event Come and spin the wheel and take part in stories and craft with books written by author Julia Donaldson. For children aged 7 and under. Places must be booked, £1 charge

Friday August 24 11am to 11.45am

Family Learning with Lego Hands on session for parents to discover how you can help your child to explore basic  maths such as symmetry, bar charts and fractions –whilst playing with Lego. For families with children aged 5-7 years. £5 charge. Booking via Adult and Community Learning Team, 0118 974 3797 or                       lifelonglearning@wokingham.gov.uk

Thursday August 30 2.30pm to 4.30pm

For more information or to book a place,  please call Finchampstead Library on 0118 908 8176

Mischief Makers at Wokingham Borough Libraries this Summer 2018

Mischief Makers at Wokingham Borough Libraries this Summer 2018

The Summer Reading Challenge 2018 will be called Mischief Makers, inspired by the much-loved iconic children’s title Beano, which celebrates its 80th anniversary. Children will explore a map of Beanotown to find the mysterious buried treasure and become ultimate mischief makers! Dennis, Gnasher and friends will help them solve clues and collect stickers, having lots of fun and adventures along the way!

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays.

It’s fun, it’s FREE and you can sign up at any of our Librariesnow and you have until September 2nd. Just read six library books and collect a map of Beano-town and smelly stickers as you go. Collect a medal and a certificate when you complete the challenge. There will be lots of Mischief Makers events at libraries this summer.

Open to all primary school aged Library members.

For more details about the Summer Reading Challenge visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/reading-schemes-for-children-and-adults/

For our full list of summer events visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/whats-on-in-our-libraries/

 

Finchampstead Library Children’s Events Summer 2018

Finchampstead Library Children’s Events Summer 2018

Family Learning Puppet Crafts  Try different forms of puppet making and learn to help your children develop their storytelling skills. For families with children aged 4 and over. £5 charge. Booking via Adult and Community Learning Team, 0118 974 3797 or lifelonglearning@wokingham.gov.uk

Thursday July 26  2.30pm to 4.30pm

Mischief Makers Activity Session  Activity session for children aged 12 and under. Places must be booked, £2 charge

Wednesday August 1 10.30am to 11.30am and Wednesday August 8 3pm to 4pm 

Mischief Makers with Fred in the Shed  Fred in the Shed’s magic show, his show is fast paced and a  mixture of light-hearted fun and comedy magic fit for the whole family and best suited for 3yr olds and upwards, be warned his puppet friends supply the mischief. £3 charge per person, places must be booked.

Friday August 10   12.45pm to 1.45pm

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.

Monday August 20 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Spinning Stories Event Come and spin the wheel and take part in stories and craft with books written by author Julia Donaldson. For children aged 7 and under. Places must be booked, £1 charge

Friday August 24 11am to 11.45am

Family Learning with Lego Hands on session for parents to discover how you can help your child to explore basic  maths such as symmetry, bar charts and fractions –whilst playing with Lego. For families with children aged 5-7 years. £5 charge. Booking via Adult and Community Learning Team, 0118 974 3797 or                       lifelonglearning@wokingham.gov.uk

Thursday August 30 2.30pm to 4.30pm

For more information or to book a place,  please call Finchampstead Library on 0118 908 8176

 

Family Learning sessions at Wokingham Borough Libraries

Sign up for our fun Family Learning sessions this summer.

Family Learning Puppet Crafts

Try different forms of puppet making and learn to help your children develop their storytelling skills. For families with children aged 4 and over.

  • Wokingham Library Thursday July 26  10am to 12noon
  • Finchampstead Library Thursday July 26  2.30pm to 4.30pm

Family Learning with Lego.

Hands on session for parents to discover how you can help your child to explore basic  maths such as symmetry, bar charts and fractions –whilst playing with Lego.  For families with children aged 5-7 years.

  • Wokingham Library Monday July 30 10am to 12noon
  • Wokingham Library Thursday August 30 10am to 12noon
  • Finchampstead Library Thursday August 30 2.30pm to 4.30pm

£5 charge per session, to book contact the Adult and Community Learning Team on  0118 974 3797 or lifelonglearning@wokingham.gov.uk

What’s on for children in Arborfield Pop Up Library July 2018

What’s on for children in Arborfield Pop Up Library July 2018

Vehicle Storytime

Stories and rhymes with colouring activity for the under 7’s

Monday July 9    3.45pm to 4.15pm

 

Just drop in to any of the events at Arborfield Pop up Library, The British Legion, Eversley Road, Arborfield, RG2 9PR or call 07801 664 520.

 

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

Wokingham Borough Libraries Bookstart Rhymetime will be visiting California Country Park on Wednesday July 11, 2018

Wokingham Borough Libraries Bookstart  Rhymetime will be visiting California Country Park on Wednesday July 11, 2018A-Busy-Day-for-Birds-cover-image

The theme of this year’s National Bookstart Celebrations is ‘Bookstart Bird Boogie’. Children who attend any of the events will receive a free copy of the picture book A Busy Day for Birds by Lucy Cousins gifted by the children’s reading charity BookTrust, supported by Walker Children’s Books.

National Bookstart Week is an annual celebration of BookTrust’s flagship reading programme, Bookstart. Bookstart gives every child in England and Wales a free reading pack in the first year of their life and again when they are 3-4 years old. BookTrust works to remind families of the importance of reading for pleasure – even if it’s just for ten minutes a day.

California Country Park on Wendesday July 11 from 10am to 12noon

Come and join us at Dinton Pastures for our National Bookstart Week celebrations for the under 5’s. So come along and bring your own picnic. There will be nursery rhymes, songs and a free book!

  • 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 NHS Nursery Nurses and Scottish and Southern Electricity with information about the services they offer.
  • There will also be a performance area with a variety of children’s authors, who will be sharing their stories, Tina Stubbs, Carol Otieno, Katrina Charman, followed by Rhymetime.
  • A libraries goody bag can be collected along with a free “A Busy day for Birds” book.

Read Comics and Magazines for free with your Wokingham Borough Library Card

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Have you heard about our new online service, Press Reader? It lets you download and read a huge number of magazines and newspapers – whatever your interests, we bet there’ll be something on there for you!

For example, if you like comics, you’ll find The Beano, Dennis the Menace & Gnasher’s Epic Magazine, and several titles from the Commando comic range.

If computer games are more your thing, we’ve got Gamesmaster, 110% Gaming and Playstation Magazine among others, and if you’ve got a more general interest in computers, you can check out Computer Active, Net Magazine and more.

If you’re into football, there are Match Of The Day and Four Four Two magazines, and lots of other sports are covered too, with titles like Autosport, WWE Kids, Golf World, Cycling Weekly, Top Gear and Fast Car.

Want to know more about the world? Find out about current news with The Week – main and junior editions – or the i newspaper. Or there are lots of titles to explore topics in more depth, like How It Works, History Revealed, and All About Space.

If it’s nature and wildlife that you’re into, how about World Of Animals, Countryfile, BBC Wildlife or Birdwatching Magazine?

Got a hobby? For budding crafters, there are mags like Papercraft Inspirations and Mollie Makes. If photography is more your thing, try out Practical Photography and Amateur Photographer. For a more traditional hobbyist, how about Model Rail Magazine?

Even if all you want to know is what’s cool at the cinema, you can check it out in Total Film, Empire or SFX.

And there’s more – much more. Even if nothing we’ve mentioned here interests you, we still bet that there’s something on Press Reader that’s for you. Why not give it a go – find out how at http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/e-magazines/ – you never know what you might find!

 

What’s On in Lower Earley Library July 2018

What’s On in Lower Earley Library July 2018 

What’s On for Adults

 Board Games Club    Thursday July 5, 19                           10am to 11am

Pass the Book Book Club  Friday July 13                            10.30am to 11.30am

  Jack in the Books Book Club*   Monday July 16           10.30am to 11.30am

Poetry Reading Group  Monday July 30                              10.30am to 11.30am

What’s On for Children and Families

Vehicle Storytime  Monday July 9                11.15am to 11.45am

Children’s book Group* – For children aged eight to ten years old. 50p charge   Monday July 16            3.45pm to 4.15pm

Rhymetime  Tuesday July 24             10.30am to 11am

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! £1 donation.        Tuesday July 31   2.15pm to 3.45pm

      *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/

Kate Greenaway Shadowing with the Students at Willow House Hospital Education

Kate Greenaway shadowing sessions 1Kate Greenaway Shadowing with the Students at Willow House Hospital Education.

The students at Willow House Hospital Education tried shadowing the Kate Greenaway Prize for the first time this year.

The books that were on the Kate Greenaway Shortlist for 2018 were:

  • King of the Sky by Laura Carlin
  • Night Shift by Debi Gliori
  • A First Book of Animals by Nicola Davies and Illustrated by Petr Horáček
  • The Song from Somewhere Else by A F Harrold and Illustrated by Levi Pinfold
  • Town is by the Sea by Joanne Schwartz and Illustrated by Sydney Smith
  • Thornhill by Pam Smy
  • Under the Same Sky by Britta Teckentrup

Young people ‘shadow’ the judging process for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards; they read, discuss and review the books on each shortlist selected by CILIP’s panel of Librarian judges and engage in reading related activity online.   Young people taking part are known as ‘shadowers’.

During each session, we assessed a different book and completed an activity inspired by the books themes and illustrations.

For the “Town is by the Sea” by Joanne Schwartz and Illustrated by Sydney Smith session , We looked at the Lowry inspired images and the students recreated their own scenes.

For the “Under the Same Sky” by Britta Teckentrup session. The students used the word play as inspiration.  The students created their own cut-out picture book creations and wrote couplets to accompany the images.

 

For the “The Song from Somewhere Else” by A F Harrold and Illustrated by Levi Pinfold session. The students examined the images and where encouraged to write down, what they thought the character must be feeling.

A First Book of animals - Willow House student evaluationAt the end of each session we looked at the Kate Greenaway criteria and judged the books against the criteria at the end of each session.

The students’ favourite was “Night Shift” by Debi Gliori and “Under the Same Sky” by Britta Teckentrup and their Runner up was “Town is by the Sea” by Joanne Schwartz and Illustrated by Sydney Smith.

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The Kate Greenaway Winner was announced on Monday June 18 at The British Library and was “Town is by the Sea” by Joanne Schwartz and Illustrated by Sydney Smith.

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