Holiday Programmes & Events

Summer Reading Programme
If you are aged 3-12 years old enrol for our summer reading challenge – Celebrate Summer Reading – from Monday 7 December 2020 at Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, Shannon Community Library and Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō.

It is well recognised that children’s reading levels can often slip over the summer when they are on holiday. Halting the summer slide can be as simple as encouraging kids to read five books over the summer break. The library does its part by providing a free reading-focused programme during the summer holidays.

Make the most of summer and join our Summer Reading Challenge.

Intermediate age? Register at your local library for our free iRead programme from Monday 7 December.

Toddler Time
Toddler Time monsters on the back of a train going through a green forest.

Come and enjoy some time at the library with your littlies!

Toddler Time is a free interactive programme with stories, rhyme, singing, movement and dance, all delivered in a way that will delight and stimulate your child. It's a fun way to introduce children to reading skills, listening and concentration in a group situation.

Sessions are once a week at each library, during the school term. No need to book, just come along!

Every Monday at 2pm.