Holiday Programmes & Events

Power to read program 2018-2019.Coming Up - The Power to Read

If you are in Year 7 or 8 (age 11-13 years old) enrol for our summer reading challenge – The Power to Read – from 26 November 2018 at Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom and Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō

Bring along your library card or join the library. It’s free!

Read books and write short book reviews. For every three reviews completed, you can select one new book as a reward. Some of these are the latest titles and it is possible to earn up to five new books over the programme. 

The programme runs from the 10 of December 2018 till 18 January 2019. Enrollments open on the 26 November 2018.

There is also a special events programme for you to get involved in. Power to Read – Te Kaha ki te Pānui!

We are extremely grateful to the Eastern and Central Community Trust for funding this programme.

 

The Amazing Read

If you are aged 3-12 years old enrol for our summer reading challenge – The Amazing Read– from 26 November 2018 at Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom and Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō.LOGO The Amazing Read (1).png

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!

Where to Enrol

You can enrol at your local library from Monday, 26 November. Bring your library card or join the library. It’s free!

Children are required to report-in a minimum of four times to successfully complete the programme; this requires them to talk one-on-one with a librarian about their reading. The children are rewarded for their efforts with an incentive each time they report-in. Children who complete four report-ins are invited to a Finale Celebration.

Locations and times

Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō

  • 10 – 24 December: 3.30pm to 4.30pm - Report in and take part in a fun craft activity.
  • 24 December to 4 January - No programme
  • 7 - 17 January: 9am to 5pm Report in Monday to Friday all day. Take part in a fun craft activity from 10am to 12.00 noon.

Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom

  • 10 - 24 December: 3.30pm to 4.30pm Report in and take part in a fun craft activity.
  • 24 December to 4 January - No programme
  • 7 – 17 January: 10am to 11.30pm - Report in and take part in a fun craft activity.          

Shannon Library

  • 10 - 24 December: 3.30pm to 4.30pm - Report in and take part in a fun craft activity.
  • 24 December to 4 January - No programme
  • 7 – 17 January: 2pm to 3pm - Report in and take part in a fun craft activity.

The programme is offered free of charge thanks to the funding of the Eastern and Central Community Trust.

Thank you to the Eastern and Central Community Trust for funding this programme.