School Holiday Activities

 School Holiday Activities & Bingo Summer Reading Challenge

12 December 2017 - 3 February 2018

The letters in STEAM stand for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. There will be many opportunities to explore STEAM concepts in the new Rotorua Library and Children's Health Hub, Te Aka Mauri, from February 2018. Get a taste ahead of Open Day with any one of these events happening in our current library this summer. 

Download your copy of the Summer of Steam School Holiday Activity Guide or pick one up at the library.

Children must be supervised at all activities. Some activities require booking as numbers are limited. Booking for activities will open on Thursday 21 December 2017. You will be able to book online or by contacting Rotorua Library.

As well as all the fun, exciting activities below, give the Summer of Steam Bingo Summer Reading Challenge a go! 

 

Activities 

Craig Smith “The Scariest Thing in the Garden” Show

Date: Tuesday 12 December 2017

Time: 10.30-11.30am

Venue: Children’s Area

Age: Up to 12 years

Cost: Gold coin koha

Booking: No booking required

The final session of this year’s Under 5’s programme will be celebrated with a show by the ever-popular author of ‘The Wonky Donkey’.

Summer of 3D Printing: Around the World in 18 Prints

Date: Daily from 4 January 2018

Venue: Meeting Room 3

Cost: Free

Pop in to the pop-up Makerspace Room to watch our 3D printer recreate fascinating objects from history every day for 18 days. Check out each day’s object being printed as you watch!​

Robotics: The Wonderful World of STEAM!

Date: Friday 5 January 2018

Time: 10.30am-12 noon

Venue: Programmes Space

Age: 8 +

Cost: $10

Booking: Booking required. Booking will open on Thursday 21 December 2017.

Learn how robots work and try other exciting STEAM activities in this special workshop.

 

Kip McGrath Education Centre Lego STEAM Session

Date: Tuesday 9 January 2018

Time: 10.30-11.30am

Venue: Programmes Space

Age: 5+

Cost: Gold coin koha

Booking: Booking required. Booking will open on Thursday 21 December 2017.

A special STEAM themed Lego session for our creative builders.

Toro Pikopiko present: Te Rerenga - The Flight puppet show (1)

Date: Thursday 11 January 2018

Time: 10.30-11.30am

Venue: Children’s Space

Age: Up to 12 years

Cost: Gold coin koha

Booking: No booking required. Booking will open on Thursday 21 December 2017.

Enjoy the world’s first Māori rock-art puppet musical featuring 80 ‘Flatso’ puppets accompanied by catchy rock music.

Puppet Workshop presented by Toro Pikopiko (1)

Date: Thursday 11 January 2018

Time: 11.30am-12.30pm

Venue: Programmes Space

Age: 7-12 years old

Cost: Gold coin koha

Booking: Booking required. Booking will open on Thursday 21 December 2017.

Learn the secrets of puppetry in this special interactive workshop.

Engineering: The Wonderful World of STEAM!

Date: Friday 12 January 2018

Time: 10.30am-12 noon

Venue: Programmes Space

Age: 8 +

Cost: $10

Booking: Booking required. Booking will open on Thursday 21 December 2017.

Take on an engineering challenge in this building and robotics session.

Creative Zine Workshop

Date: Tuesday 16 January 2018

Time: 1.30-2.30pm

Venue: Magazine Area

Age: All ages

Cost: Gold coin koha

Booking: Booking required. Booking will open on Thursday 21 December 2017.

Bringing the Arts in to STEAM, this workshop is for anyone who wants to try their hand at the seriously addictive past-time of zine-making.

Toro Pikopiko presents: Te Rerenga - The Flight Puppet Show (2)

Date: Thursday 18 January 2018

Time: 10:30-11.30pm

Venue: Children’s Area

Age: Up to 12 years

Cost: Gold coin koha

Booking: No booking required

The Toro Pikopiko team return for a second showing of the world’s first Māori rock-art puppet musical featuring 80 ‘Flatso’ puppets accompanied by catchy rock music.

Puppet Workshop presented by Toro Pikopiko (2)

Date: Thursday 18 January 2018

Time: 11:30am-12.30pm

Venue: Programmes Space

Age: 7-12 years old

Cost: Gold coin koha

Booking: Booking required. Booking will open on Thursday 21 December 2017.

Learn the secrets of puppetry in this special interactive workshop.

TEchnology: The Wonderful World of STEAM!

Date: Tuesday 19 January 2018

Time: 10.30am-12 noon

Venue: Programmes Space

Age: 8+

Cost: $10

Booking: Booking required. Booking will open on Thursday 21 December 2017.

Young scientists will make their own camera obscura and learn more about robots in this session.

 

Summer of STEAM Bingo Reading Challenge FINALE with special guest Aunty Bea.

Date: Tuesday 23 January 2018

Time: 1:30-3pm

Venue: Children's Area

Age: Up to 12 years

Cost: Free

Booking: Booking required. Booking will open on Thursday 21 December 2017.

A fantastic way to celebrate this summer's reading achievements with a special ceremony for participants and their families with the help of local author Aunty Bea!

 

You are invited to the Open Day of the new Rotorua Library and Children's Health Hub,Te Aka Mauri!

Date: Saturday 3 February 2018

Time: 10am-4pm

Venue: Te Aka Mauri Rotorua Library & Children’s Health Hub, 1127 Haupapa Street, Rotorua.

Te Aka Mauri is your space and we want you to share in the journey with us right  from the start. Be amongst the first to come and experience what Te Aka Mauri has on offer and be a part of the festivities on the day. A spectacular line-up of events and activities have been planned, and the full Open Day programme will be released nearer to the date. 

Find out more about Te Aka Mauri.

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