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The Elephant in the Library

Yes it's true there will be an elephant in the Library. Since we went to see Dumbo at the cinema and got all excited about elephants, we thought we would like to put on some elephant related events. We also have many other treats planned for you, come along for coffee, relaxation sessions, or try our new Yoga for People who don't do Yoga. Relax and enjoy and try not to get caught up in the stampede!

Adambara And Zhim


Puppetry Show 

‘Adambara and Zhim’ is a charming, whimsical show based on the traditional Indian Panchatantra story of the Elephant and the mouse.

The story is told by our narrator and mouse Zhim and encourages audience interaction and participation.

Through enchanting puppetry and storytelling we see how the two creatures learn to live side by side in harmony and how a tiny mouse helped the elephants to survive.

The performance includes commissioned music, sound effects and audience participation. This gentle show is perfect for ages 3+ and has a message of friendship, peace and harmony.

Thursday 30th May 10.30-11.30am

Please book you place at Bracknell Library on 01344 423149 or email.

£3 per child.

Elmer Turns 30!


Celebrate Elmer's birthday.

Bracknell Library

Calling all pre-school children. Join us for an Elmer themed story time and crafts.

Saturday 1st June 10.30-11.30am

£1.20 per child

No need to book. Just come along and enjoy making your own elephant!


Sandhurst and Crowthorne Library

Thursday 30th May

  • 10.30am Story & Rhyme Time (50p)
  • 11am-4pm Drop in crafts (£1)
  • 2pm Elephant Craft session (£1.20) Please book your place


Remember to DRESS up in colourful clothes!

Yoga for people who don't do yoga.


Learn how to relax and build strength and harmony 

Are you put off by regular yoga classes, thinking that you have to be young, fit and flexible? This could be the time to try it out.

Tuesdays 7th, 14th, 21st May and 4th,11th and 18th June. 6 week course for only £30 at Bracknell Library provided by Open Learning Centre. To book your place go to Bracknell Forest Community Learning Website or call 01344 354220


elephant book

Elephant themed E-Books

E-books are free to download if you are a library member - how about these titles?

  • Elephants can remember - Agatha Christie (BorrowBox),
  • Run! The Elephant weighs a ton! - Adam Frost (Children's ebook from Borrowbox),
  • The Elephant Thief - Jane Kerr (Rbdigital)

 Ebook drop-in sessions are held at Bracknell Library every month, the next two are on Friday 17th May and Friday 21st June 2.30-4.00pm

Connie's Colander


Touring the UK!

The Human Story Theatre are touring the UK with a play about dementia. The Oxford Times said "This is a compelling play, excellently acted and tautly directed." The show is coming to Bracknell and Crowthorne Libraries on Thursday 27th June and is completely free. To find out more and book your place -

The show starts at 10.30am at Bracknell Library and 2pm at Crowthorne Library. Arrive early for free refreshments. Groups welcome.

David Barker


Thriller writer and economist 

Love thrillers? Want to know more about publishing? Ask David about his gripping Gaia trilogy or about his job as a Chief Economist - ask him how Brexit will affect the economy! 

£1.20 per person including refreshments come along and find out something new. Thursday 23rd May at Bracknell Library 5.45-6.45pm Book in advance via email or call on 01344 423149.


Relaxation for children

Stillness in the library

Reduce anxiety, sleep better, feel calmer & happier, Improve concentration at school, boost their confidence and manage their emotions better towards themselves & others. Suitable for children 5-10 years. £1.20 per child.

Bracknell Library
Every Thursday 4.30-5.00pm (term time only)

Binfield Library

Thursday 2nd May, 16th May, 4.45-5.15pm

Sandhurst Library

Friday 19th April, 17th May, 3.45-4.15pm

Whitegrove Library

Friday 26th April, 24th May, 4-4.30pm


Please book your place at the individual library.



Pyjamarama - Bounce & Rhyme Time

Are you ready for Pyjamarama?

Join us this June for one magical day in pyjamas and help BookTrust give every child a bedtime story.

Thursday 6th June 10am

Bracknell Central Library

Donate £1 in support of BookTrust. 

Click here for more information on Pyjamarama

Community Coffee


Coffee for Carers

Carers and those we care for are all welcome for free coffee and cakes at Bracknell Library. The next session is Thursday 1st May 10am-12pm

Thursday 6th June will be a special Coffee for Carers with our guest Stephanie who will lead a Body Awareness session - guaranteed to make you feel years younger and much less stressed. Highly recommended!

Making a noise in libraries


Celebrating the joy of reading and books

Make a noise in libraries is an initiative for celebrating the joy of reading and books for people with a visual impairment

Our libraries have audio books on CD (free to members who are registered blind or partially sighted) and large print books.  We also provide access to e-books and e-audio books which can be downloaded to a smartphone, computer or tablet.

Live music.


Library Live Music Session

Enjoy a picnic outside the library whilst taking in some live music from four talented local acts from Helta Skelta, Amya-Ray, Alfie Griffin and Abi Powell.

Free music and sunshine, perfect for a bit of fun and dancing. See you outside Bracknell Library - Saturday 22nd June, 11am to 1pm.


E-books and e-audio books.

Headphones and smartphone

E-books and e-audio books help sessions for the blind or partially sighted

Friday 7th June 2-5pm at Bracknell Library

Bring along your smartphone or tablet to find out how you can listen to e-audio books or enjoy e-books on your device by increasing the text size or using voice over functionality. To book a one-to-one appointment please contact Bracknell Library on 01344 423149 or Email.

Bounce & Rhyme.

Bounce& rhyme

Extra Noisy Bounce and Rhyme Sessions

Babies and Toddlers can make a lot of noise when they come to Bracknell Library on Thursday 6th June and Thursday 13th June. Musical instruments, rhymes and singing 10-10.30am.


Music instrument craft.


Make your own Musical Instruments for children 

Bracknell Library Saturday 22nd June 10.30-11.30am 

Come and make some percussion instruments and get ready to jam along with our musical friends.

Suitable for children ages 3-10 years. Book in advance on email or call 01344 423149

Cost £1.20 each

New multi-craft for children.


Saturday crafts at Bracknell Library

New to Bracknell Central Library. Calling all children. Come and enjoy a morning of rop-in craft mornings for children. The sessions will take place on the second Saturday of the month. Starting Saturday 11th May, 10.30am-12pm.

£1.20 per child.

Home Library Service.


Love books but can't get out?

Try the Home Library Service, it is completely free for housebound customers in the Bracknell Forest area. Personalised stock selection and regular visits. All you need to do is call the Home Library Service on 01344 352406

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