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Bracknell Forest libraries

Connie's Colander

connies colander

The Human Story Theatre will be performing the Connie’s Colander show in Bracknell Forest

This play is on a National tour and as part of our support for Dementia Action Week we are honoured to have this play at Bracknell and Crowthorne Libraries, on Thursday 27th June at 10:00am and 2:00pm respectively. Refreshments provided and the show includes a question and answer after show talk with a Dementia Specialist. Groups are welcome. This is a FREE event. 


“ … beautifully crafted, tightly written, intensely poignant and moving exploration of the 

effect of dementia on a mother and her daughter.” 

(Daily Info) 

This is a compelling play, excellently acted and tautly directed ...”

(The Oxford Times) 


Book in advance call 01344 423149 or email.

Click here for more information

Brand new library at Harmans Water

harmans water new library

Official opening of the NEW Harmans Water Library

The NEW Harmans Water Library official launch is on Monday 17th June at 11am come along and join the festivities!



May Half Term


Elmer celebrations!

Libraries across Bracknell Forest will be running a number of events throughout May half term. As you will notice there is a theme of elephants-as we celebrate Elmer's 30th! please visit our website for more details.

Author visits


Judith Makaniankhondo

Join Judith for a special, engaging Storytime based on her new children’s book “Happy Birthday Vana!”

Sandhurst Library

Tuesday 28th may 2:30pm

Free event and no need to book.

S.M. Porter

If you ever wondered about archaeological digs and their finds then this is the author for you! Sure to be a fascinating evening with the author of 2 books; The Mystery of Arondight's and Echoes of the Eternal City

Wednesday 3rd July 5pm at Whitegrove Library

Please book your place at Whitegrove Library- 01344 424211 

£1.20 per person

Police advice


Cyber fraud help 

Mark from TVP ready to help with advice on Thursday 13th June at:

  • Bracknell Library 11-11:30am
  • Crowthorne Library 2-2:30pm

Cyber fraud advice provided by Thames Valley Police. How to reduce online risks and how to report cyber crimes and how to obtain additional advice and information.

Free event just turn up to find out more on how to protect yourself.


press reader



Coming in June! A brand new digital service PressReader

PressReader offers unlimited, free access to over 7,000 e-newspapers and e-magazines from across the world in over 60 languages. The 100 plus UK & Irish newspapers include today's Guardian, Daily Mail and Telegraph, and there are over 300 UK magazines including Empire, Closer, Vogue and The Beano. Articles can be translated into 18 languages and you can listen to today’s news by using the audio narration function.

There will be many ways of accessing this service: in the library with our Wi-Fi or using library computers; anywhere on your smartphone or tablet with either your browser or the PressReader App. More details coming soon.

Reading Hack


Summer Reading Challenge Hacks

  • Are you aged between 13-18 years?
  • Do you have a love for reading?
  • Do you have time to spare over the summer holidays?
  • Would you like to volunteer 
    in the community?

Bracknell Forest Libraries are looking for young volunteers aged 13-18 years to help out with the Summer Reading Challenge. You will gain useful skills to put 
on your CV.

Click here to request further information.

Music and making musical instruments


Live at The Library

Picnic in the Library courtyard and enjoy free live acoustic acts on Saturday 22nd June at Bracknell Library.


  • 11-11:30am Helta Skelta
  • 11:30am-12pm Amya-Ray
  • 12-12:30pm Alfie Griffin
  • 12:30-1pm Abi Powell


Kids Craft - Musical Instruments

Make your own percussion instruments and jam along with the musicians!  Saturday 22nd June 10:30-11:30am at Bracknell Library.

£1.20 per child. Suitable for children aged 3-10. Please book book your place at Bracknell Library 01344 423149 or email.


Body Awareness and Benefits Advice Session at Coffee for Carers


Coffee for Carers

Thursday 6th June 10:00-12 noon at Bracknell Library

Coffee for Carers with not one...but two special guests; Stephanie who will be showing us some techniques to help you learn to relax through body awareness. If you are stressed come along and make stress a thing of the past.

There will also be a Benefits adviser present so if you wondered what range of benefits there are and how to apply feel free to ask.



Special Bounce & Rhyme

Calling all babies and toddlers! Come along for a Pyjamarama bounce and rhyme. Pyjamarama is all about staying in your PJs all day and bringing along £1 to help BookTrust give every child a bedtime story. 

Bracknell Library- Thursday 6th June, 10:00-10:30am



Make a Noise in Libraries

As part of the Make a Noise in Libraries fortnight on Friday 7th June 2-5pm Bracknell Library  have e-books and e-audio help and advice for the blind or partially sighted. Bring along your smartphone or tablet to find out how you can listen to e-audio books or enjoy e-books by increasing text size or using over functionality.

IE-book,e-audio and e-magazine help session Tuesday 21st June 2:30-4pm

To book a place on either event call Bracknell Library on 01344 423149 or email 

Jobs and Careers

National careers service

Job Club

Every Tuesday, 9:30am-12 noon at Bracknell Library

Free job-seeking advice in a comfortable, friendly environment. Improve your CV, learn interview techniques, browse the internet and search in the local papers for suitable jobs.

National Careers Service

Free impartial careers advice for all adults. Help understanding the local job market, assess your skills, develop your CV, improve your interview skills, find training courses, plan and make career decisions, build your confidence and plan your future. Call 0800 100 900 for an appointment.




  • Are you worried about the implications of stress?
  • Age-related problems?
  • Age-related problems?
  • General health & wellbeing?
    Find out how reflexology can help you on Friday 14th June at 9:45am at Whitegrove Library with Rachel Boyden. £1.20 per person
    Please book your place in advance at Whitegrove Library on 01344 424211

The CILIP Carnegie Children's Book Award


Carnegie Shadowing Group

Do you love reading?

Are you interested in meeting new people and discussing books on gritty topics from the Carnegie Medal shortlist 2019?

Bracknell Library will be holding a Carnegie Shadowing Group weekly throughout June - starting on Thursday 6th June, 3.30pm. This group is suitable for young people 10 years+. Please email for further information.

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