Library blog

Can't read, won't read

As a children's librarian I'm often asked to give advice on how to encourage children to read. The first thing to remember is that you are not alone. As parents we want the best for our children. 

Tips on how to encourage your child to read

Wimpy Kid books

Wimpy Kid books are written in a style that children like and can relate to. It's great that they get children reading, but there are also other books out there to try.

Children's books recommendations

National Reading Group Day

National Reading Group Day is on Wednesday 14 September.  

Most of Bracknell’s libraries host regular reading groups and many are open for new members. 

Find out more about book clubs

Digital artists of tomorrow

We challenged the children of Bracknell to design a digital art image that could be used on library posters and on specially printed bookmarks.

Find out about our winners

Code Club volunteers needed

Bracknell Forest Libraries want to restart running code clubs for children aged 8 to 13 years.

We’re looking for volunteers that have an interest in coding to help run the clubs.

See if you can help

Harry Potter night

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter book.

To celebrate, Bracknell Library hosted 10 witches and wizards for the evening.

Wands at the ready to read more

Volunteering in the library

The volunteers at our libraries are a key part of our service.

Read this post by Wendy to find out how she became a volunteer, and then a permanent member of staff.

Find out about volunteering

Shirley Hughes - a much loved author

It’s been a sad couple of weeks in the world of children’s book illustration.

First we lost Jan Pieńkowski then on 2 March we learnt the sad news of author and artist, Shirley Hughes.

Find out more about Shirley Hughes