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What’s on? Kids activities during Summer 2018/19.

December 13, 2018

 “The Amazing Read” Summer Reading Programme  for children 2 to 10 years

The programme runs from 3 December 2018 to 18 January 2019. There are still places available. Parents must register the child*.

Children are required to do a short verbal summary (‘report-in’) of a library book to library staff or volunteers, who will discuss and encourage. Reports are limited to one report at a time, and up to two in any one week (e.g. one report on two different days).  Rural children may report via email (written) if they are unable to visit the library. 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, each child who has completed four reports, is invited to our Finale to receive a certificate, free book, and enjoy some entertainment.


iRead “Reading Adventure” Programme  for children school Year 7 or 8

The programme runs from 3 December 2018 to 18 January 2019. There are still places available.  Parents or children may book a place*.  Kids are required to do written reviews of library books that they have read (at their current reading level and ability). A booklet is provided for this. Library staff or volunteers assess these reports; for every three reviews, kids can select one new book as a reward (up to 4 books), and also earn auction vouchers. There are extra challenges throughout the programme to earn more auction vouchers. Everyone who completes at least three reviews can use their vouchers to bid on prizes at the Finale.  * You can book by telephone or email too – as long as the paperwork is completed before the programme starts. 


Little Dog Barking Theatre Group – “Twinkle” suited for children aged two to eight. Duration is 45 minutes.

  •  Dannevirke Library :    9 January 1.30pm
  •  Woodville Library :       9 January 10.30am
  •  Eketahuna Library :    14 January 3.15pm
  •  Pahiatua Library :       15 January 10.30am

Kids learn to knit before winter!  Dannevirke Library only:


Zappo – magician extraodinaire!

One of the best children’s entertainners in NZ. Don’t miss this amazing free performance.

  •  Eketahuna Library :   Tuesday 8 January 2019 –  3.15pm to 4.15pm
  •  Pahiatua Library :      Wednesday 9 January 2019  – 10.30am to 11.30am
  •  Woodville Library :    Tuesday 15 January 2019  –  2pm to 3pm
  •  Pahiatua Library :      Tuesday 15 January 2019  –  4pm to 5pm

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