Summer Recommended Reads at Twyford Library

Twyford Library has lots of new books for you to borrow over the Summer! Take a look at the titles we have to help make your Summer amazing…All titles are available to reserve via the Wokingham Borough Libraries catalogue at www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

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Teen Reading Challenge and Events

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Are you aged between 12 and 19?  Do you think you can read six books before the end of the summer?

Then join Wokingham Borough Libraries Teen Reading Challenge.

Collect a bookmark from any Wokingham Borough Library; you will receive a stamp on your bookmark each time you take out a book.

Starts July 14 and runs until September 11

One winner per library will win a YA book filled goody bag.

Igniting Writing Summer Teen Writing Workshops

Igniting Writing LogoEver wanted to try writing and coming up with your own stories? Or share your ideas with other aspiring writers? If so, you’re in luck – Igniting Writing, Wokingham Library’s creative writing club, are running a series of action-packed writing workshops for anyone between 11-18 years old to take part in!

A Hero’s Journey

Everyone has wondered to themselves at least once ‘what would my life be like if I had superpowers?’ and this workshop is your chance to find out! If you’ve ever wanted to create your own superhero and tell the tales of their crimefighting exploits, this workshop will give you the opportunity to develop your own hero, with a backstory, supervillains and more!

Saturday July 28, 10.30am to 3pm

The World of Worldbuilding

All book-lovers enjoy immersing themselves in a world within the pages of a book, like Narnia or the Star Wars universe, but what do writers do to create those worlds? And how do you turn a collection of characters and settings into a whole world that a reader can imagine themselves living in? This workshop will focus on enabling you to create your own fictional world, whether it’s sci-fi, fantasy or something else entirely, and build it from the ground up!

Saturday August 4, 10.30am to 3pm

Both of the workshop sessions will include fun writing exercises, group discussions and some useful tips and tricks to sharpen your writing skills. There will be a lunch break, so make sure you bring something with you.

£5 charge, per session. Places must be booked by calling Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368.

Winnersh Library Gaming Club

Warhammer Gaming Club for teens at Winnersh Library

Every Saturday 10.30am to 12.30pm

£1 charge, Places must be booked by calling Winnersh Library on 0118 979 7519.

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Check out the latest YA books we have in the library for you to borrow.  Leave a book review for the board or try one of the weekly challenges.

Thursday July 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

2pm to 4pm

For 11 to 16 year olds, Just drop in!

 

 

 

Summer 2018 events for children aged 5 and under at Wokingham Borough Libraries

Summer 2018 events for children aged 5 and under at Wokingham Borough Libraries

Activity Date Time Library Age Range Booking Cost
Storytime and Mask Making with Healthwatch Wokingham Tuesday July 24 12.30pm to 1.30pm Wokingham 3 to 8 Just Drop in!

 

Free
Kiddleydivey

Taster session

Thursday July 26 10am to 10.45am Lower Earley Under 5’s Places must be booked Free
Guide Dogs Morning Monday July 30 10am to 12noon Wokingham All ages Just drop in! Free
Storytime and Mask Making with Healthwatch Wokingham Monday July 30 11am to 12noon Woodley 3 to 8 Just Drop in!

 

Free
Mischief Makers with Fred in the Shed Friday August 10 10.30am to 11.30am Wokingham All ages Places must be booked £3 per person
Mischief Makers with Fred in the Shed Friday August 10 12.45pm to 1.45pm Finchampstead All ages Places must be booked £3 per person
Mischief Makers with Fred in the Shed Friday August 10 3pm to 4pm Woodley All ages Places must be booked £3 per person
Storytime with Julia Donaldson Books Saturday August 11 11am to 11.30am Woodley 7 and under Just drop in! Free
Spinning Stories Event Monday August 13 3.15pm to 4pm Arborfield 7 and under Places must be booked £1
Storytime and Mask Making with Healthwatch Wokingham Tuesday August 14 12.30pm to 1.30pm Lower Earley 3 to 8 Just Drop in!

 

Free
Spinning Stories Event Monday August 20 11am to 11.45am Wargrave 7 and under Places must be booked £1
Storytime and Mask Making with Healthwatch Wokingham Monday August 20 2.30pm to 3.30pm Finchampstead 3 to 8 Just Drop in!

 

Free
Spinning Stories Event Wednesday August 22 11am to 12noon Winnersh 7 and under Places must be booked £1
Spinning Stories Event Thursday August 23 11am to 11.45am Spencers Wood 7 and under Places must be booked. £1
Spinning Stories Event Friday August 24 11am to 11.45am Finchampstead 7 and under Places must be booked £1
Kiddleydivey

Taster session

Thursday August 30 10am to 10.45am Woodley Under 5’s Places must be booked Free
Spinning Stories Event Friday August 31 11am to 11.45am Twyford 7 and under Places must be booked £1
Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details

Arborfield Library 0780 1664520 Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656
Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176 Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519
Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150 Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368
Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771 Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304
Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800

 

Little Explorers book club

Join the book club challenge

Little Explorers book club challenge is for children aged 7 and under.

They can join the library challenge at any of our libraries.

Children taking part need their own library card.

How it works

  • Children collect a stamp each time they go to a library and borrow books
  • When they have collected 6 stamps they receive a certificate
  • There are 10 new limited edition certificates to collect

 

Read Newspapers for free with your Wokingham Borough Library card!

 

Did you know that Pressreader gives access to 991 newspapers from across the globe, which you can access free via Wokingham Borough Libraries.

This includes access to 102 UK newspapers, including The Daily Mail, Daily Express, The Independent, Daily Mirror, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and Daily Star.

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Regional newspapers such as The Scotsman, Belfast Telegraph and Daily Post are also available.

You can keep up to date with local news with your local paper The Wokingham Paper.

Titles hit PressReader as soon as they’re published so you always have access to the newest content. Also, full replica versions are provided with every detail you would see in print (including supplements).

To access the free e-newspapers, visit the PressReader website at www.pressreader.com

You can use the site on a laptop, or or download the app to a tablet or smartphone. To log in, click on the “sign in” option, then click on the yellow “Library and Group” button. Search for Wokingham Libraries and select it by clicking on the logo. Enter your library card number to sign in.

You can now create a free account with your email address and a password. You can stay logged on for 30 days- after this, simply log in again using your password to carry on using the site.

You can also use PressReader on the library computers, without needing to create an account.

For help or more information clicking on the 3 bars at the top left of the screen opens a menu from where you can access the Help Centre. If you are having problems using this service you can submit a request through the Help Centre, or email the support team at pressreader@wfhowes.co.uk 

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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

 

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

Join us today for Rhymetime in the park at California Country Park, Wedneday July 11, 2018 from 10am to 12noon

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 California Country Park for our National Bookstart 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.

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

Join us for Wokingham Borough Libraries Bookstart  Rhymetime at 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 California Country Park for our National Bookstart 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.

Book now for Children’s Events at Woodley Library Summer 2018

Children’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.  ABC to read are a children’s reading charity, who work with children in local schools across Berkshire.

Friday July 27 and August 24  10.45am to 12.15pm  

Storytime with Healthwatch Wokingham – Come and hear a story and make a super mask and 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

Baby Mindful Taster Session  – Baby Mindful classes are deliberately slower to other baby activity classes. Each class is based around a traditional nursery rhyme incorporating a range of activities which will gently simulate and calm your baby whilst supporting their normal development.  For adults and babies from birth to 6 months.

Monday August 13 from 11am to 12noon

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

 

Kiddleydivey Taster session – Energising, stimulating & connecting through music, Come and join us for some musical fun with singing, laughing and dancing.  Free taster session.

Thursday August 30 10am 

 

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

 

Art at Wokingham Library during July and August

Throughout July and August at Wokingham Library photo-realism portrait painting by Chris Esling is on display. Chris is a self taught Portrait Painter and mainly uses Airbrush with Acrylic and Inks on Panel or Canvas. His inspirations come from annual visits to the British Portrait awards at The National Portrait Gallery in London, and artists  ‘Mitch Griffiths’, ‘Chuck Close’, ‘HR Giger’, ’Ron Mueck’,and ‘Jonathan Yeo’.

 You can see more of his work at http://www.eslingart.com/

For information about exhibiting at Wokingham Library contact the library on (0118) 9781368chris esling (003)