Kawerau District Library, Jellicoe court, Kawerau
Monday 1st December 2014 until Saturday 24th January 2015
10:00am - 5:00pm

Holiday Fun At The Library

The Kawerau District Library is looking for youth to join us in this year’s Summer Reading Programme—Summer Camping Reading!  This is a reading based programme for youth aged 5-16 with fun activities, challenges and competitions.  To enter the reading challenge, youth need to come to the Library, with a caregiver, where they can pick up a challenge handbook and starter pack. The goal is to complete a reading log and 20 reading based challenges, with rewards for every five challenges completed and free books as reading rewards. Plus everyone can join in on the fun activity sessions and competitions!

Enrolments begin Monday 1 December 2014. There are two age ranges (5-9 years & 10 plus) for the challenge packs. There’s also a simple reading programme for book teenagers who can earn free books to keep by reading library books over summer. New Zealand studies have shown children who read over summer do better at school once term one starts so get in quick for our packs in December as places are limited. For more information on the Summer Camping Read, visit the Kawerau District Library in Jellicoe Court or phone (07) 306 9041 plus check out the Kidszone page to see what activities are on offer over the holiday period.

Author Home To Celebrate New Book

The Kawerau District Library is very excited to be hosting author Sacha Cotter who grew up in Kawerau and has just released her first picture book published in English The Keys and in Te Reo Ngā Ki.  Sacha will be at the Library 10.30am Monday 29 December 2014 to read from her books and Library staff have prepared a fun craft for the children to do. We also have some extra copies to give away for a few lucky winners.

In these picture books, as Dad tucks his daughter into bed, he tells her fantastically imaginative stories about the keys on his key ring and what they unlock – from a zippenburger that takes him to work, to a rocket to collect space noodles, a treasure box in the jungle, a chocolate biscuit factory where he taste tests all the biscuits, and a paddock where he rides a woolly mammoth that only eats yellow food.  Sacha’s proud Mum, Sheryl Cotter, says inspiration for the stories come from Sacha’s childhood where she remembers Dad coming home from night shift, hearing the rattle of his keys and knowing everything’s ok. Something many children who grew up in Kawerau can relate to.These books release 5 December through Huia Publishers so it will be great to have Sacha at the Library in the same month. Please come and help us celebrate Sacha’s success with her!Summer Camping ReadingSummer-Camping-Activities.

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