Holiday Programmes & Events


Holiday Happenings for the Kids

School holidays are fast approaching - check out what is happening for children at your library. 

“Paws to Read” with our Winter Warmers Reading Programme

Kids - read your way around the world from Canada back to New Zealand and watch out for the Grizzly’s along the way.

Winter Warmers is a FREE, fun, reward based programme that runs over a six week period, starting two weeks before the school holidays and ending two weeks after the holidays.  The programme will be held at Te Takere and Shannon Library.  Foxton children are welcome to join the programme at either of these libraries.

Children will receive their own booklet in which they can draw or write about the books they have read.  They bring them into the library to get checked and receive a sticker on their destination map. The programme will finish with a finale where certificates and book prizes are given out to those who complete the programme.  The challenge is for children to read their way around the world following a map until they reach their final destination.  Winter Warmers encourages confidence and independence in their use of the library. The programme is sponsored by Eastern and Central Trust.

This is a really popular programme and places are limited at both branches, so be quick to register.

Dates:  26th June - 4th August.
Register now at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō
 or Shannon Library.

“Take a Chance” - A Maths is Fun Programme

Come and “take a chance” with our upcoming Maths is Fun is a programme . Get involved with fun, interactive and slightly challenging activities and games that really get the brain working. There will also be a take home pack with activity sheets and giveaways for the whole family to enjoy together. Certificates will be given to those who complete the programme at the grand finale. This is a great way to keep your children entertained during these holidays - they will love it.

Maths is Fun will be held at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō and  Foxton libraries in the first week of the holidays.  Shannon children are welcome to join the programme at either of these libraries.  Maths is Fun is a FREE programme and is sponsored by Wairarapa REAP.

Dates: 10th - 13th July (first week of the school holidays)

Registrations start 26th June at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō and Foxton Library.