Libraries – What’s On This October

For Kids


The Enchanted Performers Theatre Company

This is a storytelling session of Julia Donaldson tales with drama, puppets, props and music, with lots of fun and interaction. 


The event takes place at Wokingham Library on Thursday 26 October from 10.30am to 11.30am and it costs £2, with parents required to attend. It is suitable for children aged three to six.


To book your place please contact [email protected]



Suitable for children under the age of five, join in for fun rhymes followed by colouring. This session will be at Emmanuel Church Hall in Woodley on Monday 30 October from 10.15am to 11.15am. It is free to attend, but places must be reserved.


Get Arty

Join the spooky arts and crafts sessions. These are suitable for children aged four to ten, but children must be accompanied by an adult. There is a £2 charge payable on the day and places must be booked


  • Woodley Library, Wednesday 25 October, 10.30am to 11.30am

  • Lower Earley Library, Thursday 26 October, 3pm to 4pm

Combine science and books with Reading Sparks

From Monday 23 October, families will be able to borrow a free Reading Sparks box from Lower Earley Library, with each one containing a book and a science experiment to try out at home.


There are four different themes to choose from, including space, machines, invisible nature and animals.


Once you have completed the experiment, just return the box to the library with the completed evaluations to receive a CREST Award.


For Everyone


Guide Dogs

Meet guide dogs and their owners at Lower Earley Library on Tuesday 24 October and at Woodley Library on Thursday 26 October from 10am to 12noon.


These are drop-in events to give you the chance to find out more about the work of The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, the world’s largest breeder and trainer of working dogs.


There is no need to book and all ages are welcome, so just pop in and meet some wonderful dogs and find out how they help their owners.


Family fun event

A variety of organisations will be visiting Lower Earley Library on Tuesday 24 October to help you better understand the services available locally.


Taking place outside the library from 10am to 12noon, with fun and free activities for children on offer too.


Organisations taking part include Herbies Hegehogs, Sport in Mind, My Journey, The Link Visiting Scheme, Dr Bike, Trinity Church and Thames Valley Police.


Cosy Coffee Mornings

The libraries in Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley are once again hosting cosy coffee mornings. These are open to everyone and are a chance to enjoy a friendly chat with their volunteers and enjoy a hot drink and biscuits. All sessions run from 10.30am to 11.30am and are held at:


  • Wokingham Library on the fourth Thursday of each month (26 October)

  • Woodley Library on the first and second Thursday of each month (2 and 9 November)

  • Lower Earley Library on the fourth Friday of each month (27 October)

Free Tech Support

Technology can be hugely helpful, but it can also be difficult to navigate. Local volunteers from the charity AbilityNet will be offering free tech support at Lower Earley Library on Friday 27 October.


The charity has been helping older and disabled people with their computers, mobiles, tablets and more for more than 20 years.


Join them from 10am to 11.30am to get your questions answered. If you are unable to make this session, these will be held on the fourth Friday of each month at the same time.


Here are just some of the things they can help with:


  • Setting up new equipment

  • Connecting to the internet and searching the web

  • Viruses, slow working computer, updates

  • Making simple changes to your equipment to make it easier to use

  • Impartial advice about staying safe online, backing up files and photos

  • Showing you how to email, shop online, connect with family and friends

To find out more, call 0800 048 7642 or send the charity an email.


To find out more about the events taking place at the libraries, visit the events website.