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Online library events and activities

Online library events and activities

We've put together some virtual events for you to take part in, during the coronavirus pandemic. See below:


Every Friday we will post a Rhyme to share along with some Rhymetime inspiration to keep you going on our Rhymetime Facebook Page.

Check out the Tiny Happy People website, from the BBC, for more inspiration.

Virtual Storytime 

We will be sharing some fun stories. Suitable for families with children aged 7 and under.

Tuesday 21 September, 19 October, 16 November, 14 December 11am to 11.30am

Teen Writing Group  – Write with an Author Sessions

Second Saturday of each month at 10:30am on Microsoft Teams.

Suitable for young people aged 11 to 18 years old.

  • Naomi Gibson September 11
  • Amy Wilson October 9
  • Victoria Gemmell November 13
  • Author TBC December 11


Email libraries@wokingham.gov.uk to sign up for the session.

To book for virtual adult events, email libraries@wokingham.gov.uk. All events are free.


Authors Online sessions will continue with the following Virtual Author visits:

Inga Vespa - Wednesday 8 September, 7pm

Elly Griffith - Tuesday 21 September, 7pm

Temi Oh - Tuesday 19 October, 7pm

Patrick Gale - Friday 19 November, 7pm

Online catalogue

Use our online catalogue to access your account, search for and reserve books.

Online resources

Visit our our online reference page to see our online resources. (Only some of these are available from home.)

Online books and audiobooks

Visit our e-Books page to access our e-Books and audiobooks.

Online magazines and newspapers

Read our e-Magazines page to access digital magazines and newspapers from around the world.

Online music

 Visit our online music page to stream and download music.

Useful websites

Follow us on social media


Mental and physical well-being

Check out these websites for interactive stories, rhymes and other activity ideas for you and your under 5s:

  • Alison: Over 1000 free online courses
  • BBC Bitesize: Learning resources for children and young people
  • Citizens Online: Resources from around the web to help you stay in touch with family, friends or colleagues – or to help you to help others
  • Coursersa: Learn from leading universities and companies
  • Digital Unite: Digital guides for health and wellbeing and staying connected
  • Family Zone from the Literacy Trust: As a response to school closures, we have developed a comprehensive web portal for parents, to support you during this time
  • Future Learn: Free courses from Future Learn
  • Harvard Free Learning: Free courses from Harvard University
  • Learn My Way: Free courses to improve digital skills
  • Open Learning: Free courses from The Open University


Visit the Spydus website to join our libraries online.

Book groups meeting in libraries have been suspended but there are several groups meeting virtually. For more information about virtual book groups and how to join one email bookgroups@wokingham.gov.uk.

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