Lots of amazing Animal Agent themed children’s events this summer 2017

Lots of amazing Animal Agent themed children’s events this summer 2017

Animal Agents Volunteer Activity Sessions

Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in!

  • At Wokingham Library on Monday July 31, August 7, 14, 21 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm
  • At Lower Earley Library on Tuesday August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm
  • At Wokingham Library on Wednesday August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 10.45am to 12noon
  • At Woodley Library on Wednesday  August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm
  • At Lower Earley Library on Thursday August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 10.45am to 12noon
  • At Woodley Library on Friday August 4, 11, 18, 25 September 1  from 10.45am to 12noon

Animal Agents Activity Session – Activity session for children aged 12 and under. £1.50 charge

  • At Arborfield Pop-Up Library on Monday July 31 from 3pm to 3.45pm
  • At Finchampstead Library on Tuesday August 1 from 2pm to 3pm
  • At Maiden Erlegh Library on Friday August 4 from 2pm to 3pm
  • At Spencers Wood Library on Thursday August 10 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Twyford Library on Tuesday August 1                from 11am to 12noon
  • At Wargrave Library on Wednesday August 9 from 9.30am to 10.15am
  • At Winnersh Library on Wednesday August 9 from 11am to 12noon

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

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

  • At Winnersh Library on Wednesday July 12, August 9 from 3.45pm to 4.45pm
  • At Woodley Library on Thursday July 13, August 10 from.45pm to 4.45pm
  • At Wokingham Library on Friday July 14, August 11 from                3.45pm to 4.45pm

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

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

Explore Learning – All sessions must be booked at the relevant library.

  • Telling the time-  For children aged 6 to 8 years old. At Lower Earley Library on Thursday July 27 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Space Mission  – For children aged 8 to 10 years old.  At Lower Earley Library on Thursday July 27 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Phonics For children aged 5 to 6 years old.  At Lower Earley Library on Thursday August 31 from 9.30am to 10.30am and at Woodley Library on Wednesday August 2 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Olympics – For children aged 8 to 10 years old.  At Lower Earley Library on Thursday August 31 from 10.45am to 11.45am and at Woodley Library on Wednesday August 2 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Shape and measurement  – For children aged 5 to 6 years old.  At Wokingham Library on Tuesday August 1 from 9.30am to 10.30am and at Woodley Library on Wednesday August 30 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Pirates – For children aged 8 to 11 years old. At Wokingham Library on Tuesday August 1 from 10.45am to 11.45am and at Woodley Library on Wednesday August 30 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Number bonds  – For children aged 5 to 7 years old.  At Wokingham Library on Tuesday August 22 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Money madness  – For children aged 8 to 10 years old.  At Wokingham Library on Tuesday August 22 from 10.45am to 11.45am 

Farmyard Fun – Come and hear stories and rhymes about farmyard animals and take part in a fun craft activity. For children aged 7 and under. £1.50 charge

  • At Arborfield Pop-Up Library on Monday July 31 from 2pm to 2.45pm
  • At Finchampstead Library on Tuesday August 15 from 2.15pm to 3pm
  • At Lower Earley Library on Friday August 11 from 10.15am to 11am
  • At Maiden Erlegh Library on Friday August 18 from  2.15pm to 3pm
  • At Spencers Wood Library on Thursday August 24 from 10.30am to 11.15am
  • At Twyford Library on Tuesday August 15 from 11am to 11.45am
  • At Wargrave Library on Wednesday August 23 from 9.30am to 10.15am
  • At Winnersh Library on Wednesday August 23 from 11am to 11.45am
  • At Wokingham Library on Wednesday August 16 from 2pm to 2.45pm
  • At Woodley Library on Monday August 14 from 10.15am to 11am

Fur and Feathers* – Come and meet some Birds of Prey with talk and hands on experience. For families with children aged 5 and over. £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

Guide Dogs Morning – Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Take part in some fun activities.  At Woodley Library on Monday July 31 from 10am to 12noon.

 Mini Bug Models* – Come and create some plasticine bugs in this fun modelling session for children aged 8 and over. £2.50 charge.

  • At Finchampstead Library on Friday August 25 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Lower Earley Library on Monday August 21 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Maiden Erlegh Library on Tuesday August 22 from      2.30pm to 3.30pm
  • At Twyford Library on Monday August 21 from  2.30pm to 3.30pm

Pinocchio* – Summer Musical Theatre Show from The Enchanted Players. For all the family. £5 charge per person.  At Woodley Library on Monday August 7 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

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 8 from  10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Maiden Erlegh Library on Tuesday August 8  from 2pm to 3pm

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.

  • At Lower Earley Library on Tuesday August 22 from 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • At Wokingham Library on Wednesday August 23 from  10.30am to 12.30pm
  • At Woodley Library on Monday August 21 from 10.30am to 11.30am

What’s On for Teens

Winnersh Library Gaming Club* – Gaming Club for teens. £1 charge.  At Winnersh Library on Every Saturday from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Teen Writing Workshops* – Igniting Writing, for teens. £4 charge.

Keeping it Real – A full day workshop session on “A slice of life” realistic writing, for teens.   At Wokingham Library on Saturday July 29 from 10.30am to 3pm

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

All events marked with an * must be booked, please call the library involved. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Arborfield Pop-Up Library 0780 166 4520
  • Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176
  • Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150
  • Maiden Erlegh Library (0118) 966 6630
  • Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771
  • Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800
  • Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656
  • Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519
  • Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368
  • Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

 

Children’s Summer Reading Challenge – Animal Agents

PrintThis summer there’s something strange happening at the library – and that’s where the Animal Agents come in!

The Animal Agents love solving mysteries and they need YOU to help them crack their biggest case yet.

Who has painted graffiti on the library wall?
Why are things suddenly going missing?

Join the Animal Agents for the Summer Reading Challenge 2017 and help them uncover the truth!

Taking part is simple – when your summer holidays start, you can sign up at your local library from Saturday July 1st, 2017.
Read six library books (or more!) over the holidays to collect special stickers and complete the Challenge.
Each time you visit the library, you’ll discover new clues and evidence that will help you solve this cryptic case.

You can use the summer reading challenge website to keep track of the books you read and write book reviews, enter competitions and much much more!

 

Coming soon…
Meet the Animal Agents, the coolest crime crackers on four paws.

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.

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

We are running the following events in Wokingham Library during June. 

  • Rhymetime for Babies   On  Wednesday June 21 at 10am to 10.30am
  • Storytime – Stories and rhymes for parents and children to enjoy together. Just drop in, for children aged 7 and under.  Tuesday June 13, 20, 27    4pm to 4.30pm
  • Further adventures in coding* – Monthly club for 9 to 12 year olds.  Saturday June 10    10.15am to 11.45am
  • Teen Book Group* – Book group for teenagers 11-18 years old. 50p charge.  Thursday June 15        4.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Teen Writing Group*  Saturday June  10, 17, 24       10.30am to 12noon

*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/

 

What’s on in Woodley Library June 2017

What’s On in Woodley Library June 2017

What’s On for Adults

  • Crafts and Laughs – Drop in for crafts and a chat.  Tuesday June  13, 20, 27  2pm to 4pm
  • French Conversation Club – Basic French required. Just drop in!  Sunday June 25   2pm to 3pm
  • Reminiscence Club* – Discusses topics from days gone by.  Thursday June 29    10.30am to 12 noon
  • Crochet Group – Crochet group for adults, all abilities welcome. £4 charge.   Tuesday June  13, 20, 27                 12noon to 2pm
  • Let’s Get Creative! – Card making classes with Helen Cook. £5 per session.  Friday June 16, 23, 30           2pm to 4pm
  • Stop Smoking Service – Drop-in advice session.  Saturday June 17, 24   10am to 1pm

What’s On for Children and Families

  • Bookstart Storytime    Saturday June 10                11am to 11.30am
  • Rhymetime                     Tuesday June 13                 10.30am to 11am

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

Children’s Writing 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

Bookstart 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

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 24 at 10.15am to 11am

 

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/

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.

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/

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/

What’s on in Spencers Wood Library June 2017

During June we are running the following events at Spencers Wood Library.

What’s On for Adults

Knit and Natter, On Thursday June 1 at 3pm to 4pm

Lit Wits Book Group* On Monday June 12  at 6pm to 7pm

Crafts and Laughs On Thursday June 15 at   3pm to 4pm

Pages in the Wood On Monday June 26 at  6pm to 7pm

Tea in the Afternoon On Thursday June 29  at  3.30pm to 4.30pm

What’s On for Children and Families

 Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents, Just drop in! On Thursday June 1  at  10.15am to 10.45am

Storytime On Monday June 5  at   4pm to 4.30pm

Spencers Wood Library, Basingstoke Road, Spencers Wood RG7 1A7 Tel: (0118) 9884771

Opening Times

Monday: 2.30pm – 7pm
Tuesday: 2.30pm – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 12.30pm and 2.30pm – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 12.30pm

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