“We are a community committed to excellence and the development of the potential of all”
All our Libraries will be closed on Tuesday December 25, Wednesday December 26, 2018 and Tuesday January 1, 2019. All libraries will be closing at 1pm on Monday December 24 and from 4pm on Monday December 31, 2018.
Finchampstead Library will be closed from 12.30pm on Saturday 22 December to Tuesday January 1 inclusive and re-open on Wednesday January 2. Arborfield Library will be closed on Monday December 31, 2018 and Spencers Wood Library will be closed on Monday December 31, 2018
Twyford Library Refurbishment Closure
Twyford Library is currently closed for approximately 4 weeks for repair and refurbishments from November 19, 2018. Customers will be able to use online library services and other libraries in the borough. There will be updates on Social media.
Wokingham Borough Libraries—Events this winter
Wokingham Living Advent Calendar
Each day between December 1 and Christmas Eve a venue around the town hosts a performance of music, dance or drama lasting approximately 15 minutes but details of the performance are kept secret until the date itself. Wokingham Library will be hosting on Monday December 17at 6pm. For more details check http://wokinghamadvent.org.uk/
These are free events, just drop-in and join the fun!
Festive Quiz Evening at Woodley Library - Quiz evening to raise money for charity. £3 charge, places must be booked on 0118 969 0304. Friday November 30 at 6.30pm.
What’s on in Wokingham Libraries for Children
Storytime with the Christmas Fairy - Come and hear festive stories and meet the Christmas Fairy.
For children aged 8 and under, Just drop in! With thanks to The Enchanted Players Theatre Company.
Festive 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. Sunday December 2, 10.30am to 1pm
Wokingham Borough Libraries Christmas Events at Dinton Pastures
Christmas Rhymetime - Come and join Wokingham Borough Libraries for a special Festive themed rhymetime. Dress in your favourite Christmas jumper and sing along with festive tunes. Suitable for families with children aged 5 and under. £2 Charge per family – up to 2 adults and 2 children . Friday December 14 11am to 11.45am
Snowy Tales—Come and hear some snow themed stories and songs, then create your own snowman mask to take home and a fun Christmas jumper activity. Suitable for 2 to 8 year olds, £2 Charge per child. Saturday December 15 11am to 11.45am
Reindeer Stories and Craft - Come and hear stories about reindeers with fun songs and create your own reindeer mask to take home and a fun Christmas jumper activity. Suitable for 2 to 8 year olds, £2 Charge per child. Saturday December 15 9.45am to 10.30am
For further information and to book, please visit: https://booking.wokingham.gov.uk/whats-on/
Winter Mini Reading Challenge for Children
The Winter Mini Challenge encourages children to keep reading through the winter holidays by rewarding them for reading and reviewing three books. This year we are thrilled to partner with publisher Nosy Crow for an extra special challenge inspired by There’s A Yeti in the Playground!, the hilarious new book from Blue Peter Award winners Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham.
Taking part online - To take part in the Mini Challenge, children simply read three books of their choice, then rate and review them online at www.winterreadingchallenge.org.uk The Challenge starts on Saturday 1 December 2018 and finishes on Friday 11 January 2019, so there’s plenty of time to get involved! Books added to the website during this period will count towards unlocking the Mini Challenge rewards: a special certificate to print off and keep, and a Winter Challenge badge that will appear on the user’s website profile. The website will also feature printable activities and recommendations for great winter reads.
For even more suggestions, try the Book Sorter, our unique database of children’s peer-to-peer recommendations.
All the books it recommends have been rated and reviewed by children using the website. https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/
Wokingham Borough Libraries contact details
Arborfield Library 0780 1664520
Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176
Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800
Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656
Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150
Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771
Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519
Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368
Woodley Library (0118) 9690304
A selection of our events are listed above, for all of our events visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/whats-on-in-our-libraries/
Local Plan Update Survey
Wokingham Borough Council is consulting on an update to our Local Plan, which will guide where and how growth will take place in the borough in the years up to 2036. Wokingham Borough is a popular place to live, with a strong economy and high quality of life. This popularity causes a huge challenge to provide the homes we need. We need to provide these homes for the future in the right way - and with your involvement.
The consultation asks you where you think development should go and whether there are locations suitable for higher densities and taller buildings. There are also questions about land for new employment centres. You will be able to see all of the land being put forward for development as part of this process and provide comments on its suitability. The consultation runs until 4pm on Friday 15 February 2019.
You can find all documents and details of the consultation on our website at www.wokingham.gov.uk/localplanupdate.
We are running a number of events during the consultation. Come along to the following locations to find out more and ask any questions.
4 December 2018, Tuesday 7pm-9pm Winnersh Winnersh Community Centre RG41 5DU
7 January 2019, Monday 7pm-9pm Wokingham Without St Sebastian’s Memorial Hall RG40 3BA
10 January 2019, Thursday 7pm-9pm Twyford Loddon Hall RG10 1AS
16 January 2019, Wednesday 7pm-9pm Wokingham Wokingham Town Hall RG40 1AS
22 January 2019, Tuesday 7pm-9pm Shinfield Ryeish Green Sports Hub RG7 1EP
30 January 2019, Wednesday 7pm-9pm Arborfield Henry Street Garden Centre RG2 9JY
6 February 2019, Wednesday 7pm-9pm Earley Trinity Church RG6 5HZ
12 February 2019, Tuesday 7pm-9pm Woodley Oakwood Centre RG5 4JZ
For more information, please email LPU@wokingham.gov.uk