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Summer Holiday Fun

Summer Holiday Fun

Yahoo! Summer is here and we've been super busy putting together another awesome school holiday programme!

The Great Summer Holidays Te Aka Mauri Reading Programme: Monday 12 December 2022 - Sunday 5 February 2023
Find out how you can win some great prizes here!

Busy Bags!
There will be four Busy Bags over the holidays with summer-themed colouring and activity sheets to enjoy. Pick up the activity sheets near the Library entrance.

Fun activities and Events: Monday 9 January - Tuesday 31 January 2023
Find all the activities and events below or download the programme here. Check if booking is required, otherwise just come and join the fun!

Te Wiki Tuatahi | WEEK ONE (Monday 9 - Friday 13 January 2023)

INVISIBLE INK
Craft a treasure map in invisible ink and learn the secret so you can write letters at home.
Monday 9 January
10.30am - 11.30am
In the Community Pride Space, Ground Floor
Koha appreciated No booking required
Suitable for 7+ years

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He PĪ KA RERE
This term time favourite returns for the holidays with music, stories and crafts for under 5’s.
Tuesday 10 January
10.30am - 11.30am
Children's Area, Ground Floor
FREE. No booking required
Suitable for under 5’s

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LEGO
Join the Lego Leaders to build something from your own imagination.
Tuesday 10 January
10.30am - 12pm
In the Makerspace, Second Floor
Koha appreciated. Booking required
Suitable for 5+ years

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LET'S GET CODING
Come and try our Code Club taster session. Learn to code in Scratch, HTML or Python.
Tuesday 10 January
10am - 12pm
In the iMac Suite, Second Floor
$5 pp. Booking required
Suitable for 8+ years

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GRASS HEADS
Making grass heads is a fun little gardening project the kids will love watching grow.
Wednesday 11 January
10.30am - 11.30am
In the Jean Batten Square
Koha appreciated No booking required Suitable for 3+ years

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ELECTRONIC BUZZ WIRE GAME
Become a young engineer by working with a variety of electronic components to create your very own buzz wire game.
Wednesday 11 January
10am - 3pm
In the Makerspace, 2nd Floor
$25pp Booking required
Suitable for 10+ years

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STAYING SAFE WITH DOGS - cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances
Meet Arana who will share how to be and stay safe with dogs.
Thursday 12 January
10.30am - 11.30am
In the Community Pride Space, Ground Floor
FREE. No booking required
Suitable for 5+ years

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BOARD GAMES
Come and play with the Library’s great collection of board games!
Thursday 12 January
10.30am - 11.30am
In the Community Pride Space, Ground Floor
FREE. No booking required
Suitable for 3+ years

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BOOK BINDING
Make your very own book and learn more about how books are made.
Friday 13 January
10.30am - 12pm
Koha appreciated. No booking required.
Suitable for 5+ years

Te Wiki Tuarua | WEEK TWO (Monday 16 - Friday 20 January 2023)

MYSTERY STEM CHALLENGE
Take part in a STEAM challenge that will get you thinking, designing and creating a solution to a problem.
Monday 16 January
10.30am - 11.30am
In the Community Pride Space, Ground Floor
Koha appreciated. No booking required.
Suitable for 7+ years

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HE PĪ KA RERE
This term time favourite returns for the holidays with music, stories and crafts for your little ones.
Tues 17 January
10.30am - 11.30am
In the Children's Area, Ground Floor
FREE. No booking required
Suitable for under 5’s

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BOARD GAMES
Come and play with the Library’s great collection of board games!
Tuesday 17 January
10.30am - 11.30am
In the Community Pride Space, Ground Floor
FREE. No booking required
Suitable for 3+ years

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ELECTRONIC BUZZ WIRE GAME
Become a young engineer by working with a variety of electronic components to create your very own buzz wire game.
Tuesday 17 January
10am - 3pm
In the Makerspace, 2nd Floor
$25pp. Booking required
Suitable for 10+ years
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LEGO
Join the Lego Leaders to build something from your own imagination.
Wednesday 18 January
10.30am - 12pm
In the Makerspace, Second Floor
Koha appreciated. Booking required
Suitable for 5+ years
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LET'S GET CODING
Come and try our Code Club taster session. Learn to code in Scratch, HTML or Python.
Wednesday 18 January
10am - 12pm
In the iMac Suite, Second Floor
$5 pp. Booking required
Suitable for 8+ years

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BIG BEAUTIFUL BUBBLES
Join the Library to create and play with bubbles in Jean Batten square. This event is weather dependant, our Facebook page will be updated at 3pm the day before if it is cancelled.
Thursday 19 January
10.30 - 11.30am
In the Jean Batten Square
FREE. No Booking required
Suitable for 3+ years
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BOARD GAMES
Come and play with the Library’s great collection of board games!
Friday 20 January
10.30am - 11.30am
In the Children's Area, Ground Floor
FREE. No booking required
Suitable for 3+ years
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BEE BOTS
An introduction session, perfect for young ones who have never tried programming or coding a robot. Please bring a packed lunch, as we will break for 45 minutes to eat.
Friday 20 January
11am - 2pm
In the Makerspace, Second Floor
$2pp. Booking required
Suitable for 4 - 5 years

Te Wiki Tuatoru | WEEK THREE (Monday 23 - Friday 27 January 2023)

ART SESSION
Come and join us to create a beautiful work of art using paint.
Monday 23 January
10.30 - 11.30am
In the Makerspace, Second Floor
$5pp. Booking required
Suitable for 7+ years

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HE PĪ KA RERE
This term time favourite returns for the holidays with music, stories and crafts for your little ones.
Tues 24 January
10.30am - 11.30am
In the Children's Area, Ground Floor
FREE No booking required
Suitable for under 5’s

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LEGO
Join the Lego Leaders to build something from your own imagination.
Tuesday 24 January
10.30am - 12pm
In the Makerspace, Second Floor
Koha appreciated. Booking required
Suitable for 5+ years
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STAYING SAFE WITH DOGS
Meet Arana who will share how to be and stay safe with dogs.
Wednesday 25 January
10.30am - 11.30am
In the Community Pride Space, Ground Floor
FREE. No booking required
Suitable for 5+ years

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PAPER TOYS
Create a Victorian toy that makes an amazing optical illusion.
Wednesday 25 January
10.30 - 11.30am
In the Community Pride Space, Ground Floor
Koha appreciated. No booking required
Suitable for 5+ years

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OUTDOOR GAMES
Join the Te Aka Mauri Team to play a range of outdoor games including elastics, giant noughts and crosses and many more.
Thursday 26 January
10.30 - 11.30am
FREE. No booking required
Suitable for 3+ years
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LEGO
Join the Lego Leaders to build something from your own imagination.
Friday 27 January
10.30am - 12pm
In the Makerspace, Second Floor
Koha appreciated. Booking required
Suitable for 3+ years
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and on the last week of the holidays....

HE PĪ KA RERE
This term time favourite returns for the holidays with music, stories and crafts for your little ones.
Tues 31 January
10.30am - 11.30am
In the Children's Area, Ground Floor
FREE No booking required
Suitable for under 5’s

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Unison
Friends of the Rotorua Library
Wright Family Foundation
Tompkins | Wake