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10 reasons to be cheerful this Christmas!

Cosy winter reading
  1. We are open lots over the Christmas period! Mon 24 Dec - close at 1pm, Tues 25 Dec - closed, Wed 26 Dec - closed, Thurs 27 Dec to Sun 30 Dec - normal hours, Mon 31 December - close at 1pm, Tues 1 Jan 2019 – closed, Wed 2 Jan – normal hours.

  2. It might be cold out there, but our free digital library is always open. Download books and magazines anytime from the comfort of home.
  3. Children's activities during the build up to Christmas. See below!
  4. Enjoy some culture. Local author Robert Woods is visiting Crowthorne Library on Thursday 17th January 6pm-7pm. Tickets cost £3. Please book your place at Crowthorne Library by calling 01344 776431. 
  5. New year, new you! - start new hobbies, learn new skills, discover new things or meet new people by joining a library club near you. More about our events and activities including knitting, sewing colouring, chess, history, film, scrabble and book groups. 
  6. New year, new job! Join Bracknell Library's job club every Tuesday 9.30am-12pm for help with applying for jobs or producing a CV. You can also borrow library books for more advice or ask our friendly staff for help using a computer.
  7. Be healthy. We have a great selection of healthy eating and fitness books or check out our Tai Chi or meditation events in the library.
  8. Plan your holidays! We have a great range of travel books and maps to help you start planning your next holiday.
  9. Keep an eye out for details of a fun murder mystery event, written by Ann Cleeves, coming soon to Bracknell Library. Will you be able to deduce who the murderer is?
  10. Feeling down this winter? We will be launching a week of uplifting events starting on Blue Monday (21st Jan). Watch this space for more information...

Children's Christmas library activities

Christmas decoration crafts

Please contact the library to book a place. Donations and charges apply.

Bedtime stories and craft.

Come along to one of our bedtime stories and craft sessions this Christmas. 

Binfield Library - Mon 17 Dec, 5.30pm

Whitegrove Library - Wed 19 Dec, 4.45pm

Ascot Heath Library - Thurs 20 Dec, 5.30pm

Sandhurst Library - Tues 18 Dec, 5.30pm


Children's crafts.

Join in with our children's craft sessions for some Christmas holiday fun! 

Harmans Water Library - Thurs 20 Dec, 3.45pm-4.45pm and Sat 22 Dec, 10.3am-11.30am

Great Hollands Library - Sat 22 Dec, 10.30am-11.30am

Birch Hill Library - Sat 15 Dec, 10.30am-11.30am and Sat 22 Dec, 10.30am-11.30am

Crowthorne Library - Sat 22 Dec, 2pm-3pm


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Help sessions for enjoying library e-books, e-audio books and e-magazines.

Woman enjoying an ebook by a pool

Find out how you can enjoy FREE books and magazines on your tablet. smartphone or e-reader by booking a one-to-one appointment with a friendly member of staff. We'll help you get started so you can enjoy on long winter evenings and during your next holiday!

Please contact the library to book a place. 

Crowthorne Library - Fri 18 Jan, 1pm-4pm

Bracknell Library - Mon 25 Jan, 9.30am-1pm

Sandhurst Library - Fri 25 Jan, 1pm-4pm


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