December- Library news

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So much more than just books...

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Bracknell Forest libraries

Children's author.


Rachel Jane

After the success of her previous visits...Rachel Jane will be back to talk about her new book Lil's Cupcake Delivery. 

Bracknell Library

Saturday 15th December – 10.30am

This session is suitable for children aged 3-7yrs old.

The session includes stories and craft.

£1.50 per ticket.

Rachel will be selling her book at a special reduced price of £5.00 on the day.

Please book your place at Bracknell Library 01344 423149.

Children's crafts.


Christmas Holiday fun!


Harmans Water Library
Thursday 20th Dec, 3.45pm-4.45pm
Saturday 22nd Dec, 10.30am-11.30am


Great Hollands Library 

Saturday 22nd Dec

Birch Hill Library
Saturday 15th Dec, 10.30am-11.30am

Saturday 22nd Dec, 10.30am-11.30am


Crowthorne Library

Saturday 22nd December, 2pm-3pm


Please book your place. Donations and charges apply.


Bedtime stories and craft

Binfield Library

Monday 17th December, 5.30pm

Whitegrove Library

Wednesday 19th December, 4.45pm 

Ascot Heath Library

Thursday 20th December, 5.30pm

Sandhurst Library

Tuesday 18th December, 5.30pm


Please book your place. Donations and charges apply.

Visit Santa in his Grotto.


CrowthorneTraders late night shopping & Crowthorne Library

Will be hosting Santa

from 5.00pm-7.30pm

Friday 7th December

Tickets must be purchased from Crowthorne Library in advance with time slots allocated.

Tickets cost £2 per child.

Christmas entertainment.


Entertainment and refreshments for adults

Sandhurst Library

Friday 14th December, 2pm-3.30pm

Join us for a festive afternoon with Christmas refreshments. 

Charges apply
Please book in advance. 

Children's relaxation.


Binfield Library
Thursday,13 December, 3.45pm-4.15pm

Whitegrove Library
Friday 7th December, 4-4.30pm

These sessions are a great way to help children:
reduce anxiety, sleep better, feel calmer and happier, improve concentration at school, boost their confidence and manage their emotions towards themselves and others.

These fun & relaxing sessions start and finish with simple exercises.

A minimum donation of £1.20 is requested to support the library. Please book your space.

Christmas books for children.

Father Christmas and Me book jacket

Here's a selection of NEW Christmas books for kids to enjoy this season:

  • Christmas gremlins - Adam Gullain
  • Dinosaurs go Christmas shopping - Timothy Knapman
  • The mighty mince pie massacre - Mark Lowery
  • We're going on an Elf Chase - Martha Mumford
  • The bear who didn't want to miss Christmas - Marie Tibi
  • Hamish and the terrible, terrible Christmas: and other stories - Danny Wallace

Go to our library catalogue to search and reserve books at your local library.

Giving a tablet, e-reader, smartphone, or MP3 players for Christmas?

Get started with enjoying free library e-books, e-audio books and e-magazines

If you're thinking of giving a tablet, e-reader or smart phone to friends and family for Christmas, don't forget they can enjoy free Bracknell Forest library e-books, e-audio and e-magazines on most devices such as Nook and Kobo e-readers, Android tablets and smartphones, iPods and MP3 players, iPads or iPhones. We have hundreds of free titles to enjoy from the comfort of home or on the move, 24 hours a day. And there's no need to worry about late fines because titles automatically expire.

Please note: e-books can be accessed via a Kindle Fire tablets, but they are not currently compatible with Amazon Kindle e-readers.

Christmas tablets

Stuff e-magazine for gadget reviews and best buys.

Stuff Magazine cover 30 Nov 2018

Free e-magazines with RBdigital

With Christmas fast approaching Stuff has lots of in-depth reviews and top 10 lists to help you decide what to buy. Visit RBdigital to create an account. You can then login and download  e-magazines using your computer or using the RBidgital app on your tablet or phone.


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