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What’s on during Summer School holidays 2016-2017?

December 10, 2016

Children and caregivers are warmly invited to attend the following FREE events:

Little Dog Barking Theatre Company is performing ‘The Little Kowhai Tree’ at each of our libraries. The story is told and sung in both English and Te Reo Māori.  Little Dog Barking performances are full of music, sounds, song and action, and is a wonderful introduction to theatre for young children.  For more information, click on links.

Eketahuna 16 December 2016 10.30am

Pahiatua 16 December 2016 1pm

Woodville 16 December 2016 3pm

Dannevirke 16 January 2017 1pm


String Bean Puppets are performing at each of our libraries. Puppeteer Anna performs lyrical string puppet shows, raucous slapstick Pulcinella shows, with interactive walkabout characters. Her performances are enjoyed by all ages from preschoolers to adults. For more information, click on links.

Eketahuna  5 January 2017 3pm

Dannevirke 12 January 2017 3.30pm

Woodville  13 January 2017 10.30am

Pahiatua 13 January 2017 1pm


We are also running our Summer Reading Programme and iRead programme, and there are places available at present.
SRP booklet The SRP is based around children orally “reporting in” which develops communication skills, confidence and self-esteem.

A report-in is a short (5 minute) oral summary of the story, and library staff or volunteers will discuss the story with the child. Rural children may report via email (written) if they are unable to visit the library. Reports are limited to one report at a time, and up to two in any one week.

Four report-ins are required to complete the programme.  Children receive a small incentive gift after each report, and may complete a fifth bonus report if they wish.  At the end of the programme, a Finale is held, and each child who has completed the programme will receive a certificate and free book.

iRead Programme for children in school Year 7 or Year 8

iRead is based around written book reports. Library staff or volunteers will read and assess these reports and after the completion of 3 reports, the child may select a free book to keep.iRead Children may do a total of 12 reports and receive a maximum of four free books.

After 3 reports, the child qualifies to go into our district draw to win an Android tablet!


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