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Wokingham Borough libraries young people's events Summer 2018

Wokingham Borough libraries young people's events Summer 2018

24 July 2018
Photo of a row of children's books in the library

There’s plenty on offer for young people this summer at Wokingham Borough libraries.


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

Winnersh Library: Saturday July 28, 1pm to 2pm, Saturday August 11, 1pm to 2pm, and Saturday August 18, 1pm to 2pm.


Baby Mindful Taster Session
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 up to six months.

Wokingham Library: Monday August 6, 11am to 12noon

Woodley Library: Monday August 13, 11am to 12noon


Children’s Games Afternoon
Selection of board games and puzzles for children

Winnersh Library: every Tuesday and Thursday, 2pm to 4pm

Children’s Chess Club
For young people aged 8 years old and over.

Woodley Library: Thursday August 2, 3.30pm to 5pm

Creative Writing Workshops for Teens
A full day workshop session for teens with Igniting Writing.  £5 charge.

Wokingham Library: Saturday July 28, 10.30am to 3pm, and Saturday August 4, 10.30am to 3pm


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 children aged seven to nine.

Lower Earley Library: Friday August 10, 10.45 to 11.45am

Twyford Library: Tuesday August 14, 10.45 to 11.45am

Wokingham Library: Thursday August 16, 10.45 to 11.45am

Woodley Library: Tuesday August 21, 10.45 to 11.45am

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. Book via adult and community learning team on (0118) 974 3797 or email: lifelonglearning@wokingham.gov.uk

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. £5 charge. Book via Adult and Community Learning Team on (0118) 974 3797 or email: lifelonglearning@wokingham.gov.uk

Wokingham Library: Monday July 30, 10am to 12noon and


Guide Dogs Morning
Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Take part in some fun activities.

Wokingham Library: Monday July 30, 10am to 12noon


Greek Myth - Eros and Psyche - Summer Theatre Show
Suitable for children aged 5 and over, £5 charge per person.

Woodley Library: Monday August 6, 2.30 to 3.30pm



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

Lower Earley Library: Thursday July 26, 10am

Woodley Library: Thursday on August 30, 10am


Lego Creations*
Themed Lego building session, for children aged 5 to 10 years old. £1 charge.

Wargrave Library: Monday July 30, 2pm to 2.45pm and 3.15pm to 4pm
Winnersh Library: Wednesday August 1, 2pm to 2.45pm and 3.15pm to 4pm

Twyford Library: Monday August 13, 2.15pm to 3pm and 3.30pm to 4.15pm

Spencers Wood Library: Tuesday August 14, 2.45pm to 3.30pm and 4pm to 4.45pm


Mischief Makers Activity Session
Activity session for children aged 12 and under. £2 charge

Twyford Library: Tuesday July 31, 10.45am to 11.45am
Finchampstead Library: Wednesday August 1, 10.30am to 11.30am and August 8, 3pm to 4pm

Spencers Wood Library: Thursday August 9, 10.30am to 11.30am

Winnersh Library: Friday August 10, 11am to 12noon

Arborfield Library: Monday August 13, 3pm to 3.45pm

Wargrave Library: Wednesday August 15, 10.45 to 11.45am


Mischief Makers Volunteer Activity Sessions
Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge volunteers.  Just drop in!

Wokingham Library: Monday July 30, August 6, 13 and 20, 2.15 to 3.45pm and Wednesday August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 10.45am to 12.15om

Lower Earley Library: Tuesday July 31, August 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2.15 to 3.45pm, and Thursday August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 10.45am to 12.15pm

Woodley Library: Wednesday August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2.15pm to 3.45pm and Friday August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 10.45am to 12.15pm

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.

Wokingham Library: Monday August 20, 10.30am to 12.30pm

Lower Earley Library: Tuesday August 21, 10.30am to 12.30pm

Woodley Library: Wednesday August 22, 10.30am to 12.30pm

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.
Wokingham Library: Monday July 30 from 2.15 to 3.45pm
Woodley Library: Friday July 27 from 10.45am to 12.15pm


Storytime with Healthwatch Wokingham
Come and hear a story and find out about Healthwatch Wokingham. For children age 8 and under, just drop in!

Wokingham Library: Tuesday July 24, 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Woodley Library: Monday July 30, 11am to 12noon

Lower Earley Library: Tuesday August 14, 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Finchampstead Library: 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, £1 charge

Arborfield Library: Monday August 13, 2pm to 2.45pm

Wargrave Library: Monday August 20, 11am to 11.45am

Winnersh Library: Wednesday August 22, 11am to 11.45am

Spencers Wood Library: Thursday August 23, 11am to 11.45am

Finchampstead Library: Friday August 24, 11am to 11.45am

Twyford Library: Friday August 31, 11am to 11.45am


YA Book Drop at Wokingham Library
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. For 11 to 16 year olds, just drop in!

Wokingham Library: Thursday July 26, 2pm to 4pm


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

For more information regarding an event, please contact the host library:

•          Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176

•          Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656

•          Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150

•          Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519

•          Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368

•          Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771

•          Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

•          Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800


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