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Wokingham Libraries Events for Children & Families

See below for event dates/times

Wokingham Libraries Events for Children & Familes

There are events organised by each of our libraries. For detail just contact us by email .

For all of our libraries, here's a handy guide of telephone numbers:

  • Arborfield Library tel: 07801 664520
  • Finchampstead Library tel: 0118 908 8176
  • Lower Earley Library tel: 0118 931 2150
  • Maiden Erlegh Library tel: 0118 966 6630
  • Spencers Wood Library tel: 0118 988 4771
  • Twyford Library tel: 0118 934 0800
  • Wargrave Library tel: 0118 940 4656
  • Winnersh Library tel: 0118 979 7519
  • Wokingham Library tel: 0118 978 1368

More library information: www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries.

Henley Literary Festival 2023

Saturday 30th September
Sunday 8th October

For times see the festival website

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Throughout Henley

See the list of venues.

Henley Literary Festival 2023

Founded in 2007, the Henley Literary Festival is established as one of the UK's biggest book festivals.

After a record-breaking 2022 Festival we are back this September 30 to 8 October with 130 talks, performances and conversations for adults and children, with the majority available to watch online as well as in-person.

Speakers at Henley Literary Festival 2023 include: Theresa May, Ben Okri, Sophy Henn, Robert Peston, Jacqueline Wilson, Gary Younge, Judy Murray, Timothy West, Shaparak Khorsandi, Sebastian Faulks, Salena Godden, Victoria Hislop, Stephen Mulhern, Emily Gravett and Simon Schama, among many more.

And pop-up events in September and October include Rick Stein, Sara Pascoe, Liam Brady, Philippa Gregory, James O’Brien and Phil Tufnell.

The 2023 Henley Literary Festival programme is out now!

Tickets are on general sale now, online at www.henleyliteraryfestival.co.uk and by phone on 01491 575 948.

For the latest information see: www.henleyliteraryfestival.co.uk.

Wokingham Children's Book Festival 2023

Saturday October 14th &
Sunday October 15th

(see Schedule)


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Wokingham Library, Carnival Hub, Wellington Road, Wokingham RG40 2AF

How to get there.

Wokingham Town Hall, Market Place, Wokingham RG40 1AS

How to get there.

Wokingham Children's Book Festival 2023

Young book fans get ready as the return of the Wokingham Children's Book Festival will once again see a fantastic line-up of award-winning authors come to town in October.

This will be the sixth edition of the book festival, with a total of 13 events taking place over the weekend of 14 and 15 October.

It is a great chance for young readers and families to experience storytelling in an immersive environment, as well as getting to meet the authors behind some of their favourite creations.

Sessions will be held at Wokingham Town Hall and Wokingham Library, with a mixture of storytelling, crafting and singing.

As ever, the book festival will also feature the popular 'Authors into Schools' scheme, which this year will feature Julia Jarman reading Ants in Your Pants, an interactive talk on folklore from Gabriela Houston, a discussion about football with Tom Palmer and Shiko Nguru will share her love of African culture.

Early birds will find a 15% discount on tickets bought between now and the end of August. Otherwise tickets remain priced at £3 per person.

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For a list of all the workshops, and to buy tickets for workshops, see www.wokingham-tc.gov.uk/bookfest.

Wokingham Children's Book Festival is brought to you by Wokingham Town Council, Wokingham Borough Libraries Service and 'more arts.'.

Timeless announcements: BOOKS and TALKS

These literary activities run permanently.

SPARK EDUCARE Learning Centre

Open daily


Download Spark brochure

Download Spark brochure

SPARK EduCare - Lower Earley Centre, Maiden Place, Community Centre, Lower Earley, Wokingham, RG6 3HE

We are a 1:1 tutoring facility helping young people with their education.

9am-6pm we work with excluded, NEETs & Looked After Children;

Evenings, weekends & holidays we work with 5-18 in exam prep & fun activities.

Children new to the UK education system need a gradual introduction to the primary national curriculum.We have award winning resources for this vital transition education support service.

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More information: For information and an enrolment form download our brochure or visit our website at www.sparkeducarecic.com or call 0118 986 3377 or 0118 966 6441