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30th Birthday Tea Party!

On Saturday 13th October, service users and volunteers old and new, along with some carefully selected guests, gathered together at the Oak Tree Centre in Shenley Brook End to celebrate 30 years of the Reader Service.

It was wonderful to share the afternoon with so many friends, including an appearance from the local mayor!


We had a fantastic rendition of a specially written poem from Pauline Shears and live music was provided by Fadin’ Shoes.









As usual thank you to all the wonderful helpers who assisted with the greeting arrivals, serving refreshments and selling raffle tickets and to Martin Lycett for his technical support






Well done to Tracy and a huge thanks to Paula and the committee who worked so hard to pull everything together.  Here’s to another 30 years!!

Scrabble Challenge

Scrabble Challenge winners

Last month, we ran a number of Scrabble Challenge events in the various libraries in our area.  We saw about 50 people over the 3 events and would like to thank the Library Service for their support and everyone who attended.

A special thanks to our own Terry Calvert for all his work on this project.


Congratulations to the under 16 years old winner Serryn Adlington, who made 31 points from her letters, and the adult winner Eve Tigano with 56 points. Both receive shopping vouchers.


We would like to know if there is sufficient interest to run events such as this in the future, so please get in touch and let us know if you would be interested in taking part.

Promoting The Reader Service

Terry Calvert, one of our Board members has been out and about raising awareness of our cause:

He was interviewed on the Roundabout Show with Stuart Moore on Secklow Sounds on Thursday 2 Aug to promote the Scrabble Sessions and MKRS’ 30th anniversary.




Following our success last year, MKR were invited to enter a team in the St Mary’s Church, Woughton-on-the-Green, charity quiz on Saturday 4 Aug. We could not repeat last year’s win,but we still came a respectable 4th and the evening raised £430 for local charities.


Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Quiz Night last month – it was a fabulous evening and after expenses has raised about £450 for the service!

Don’t forget the AGM on Saturday at the Oak Tree Centre in Shenley Brook End – come along and find out how we are doing and indulge in the tea, coffee and cakes afterwards.

Calling all Scrabble Players!  We are holding 3 challenge events next month for you to come along and pit your talents at “Bluffing & Blocking” as you strive to get your “Doubles and Triples” into play.  The events are being held at 3 local libraries: Kingston on the 7th, Central MK on the 14th and Bletchley on the 23rd.  Each event is running from 11am to 3pm and all are welcome!

Quiz Night – 22nd June 2018

Fund Raising Quiz Night

Come along, have some fun and help to raise money for Milton Keynes Reader Service

Friday 22 June at 7.00 pm

At the Peartree Centre, 1 Chadds Lane, Peartree Bridge, Milton Keynes MK6 3EB

Cost:  £3.50 per person to enter the quiz

Tea, coffee and yummy cakes will be included in the price but if you would like to bring any other food or alcohol please do!

We will also be holding a raffle, name the cuddly elephant and other fundraising activities at half time.

Please let Karen know if you are coming on 01908 231123.