Summer Holiday Programme

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It's that time again and the Youth and Early Learning Team have outdone themselves with another action-packed, fun-filled programme of events and activities to run from Saturday 7 December to Sunday 2 February 2020.

A HUGE Thank You to our Sponsors who are supporting this ​Summer Programme.  

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​Check out all the details here and watch out for events that require bookings.

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As well as these events below there is :

  • The Great Te Aka Mauri Summer Reading Challenge​

  • QR Code Hunt

  • Design a Book Cover

  • Write a Book Review

  • Design your own Super Hero

     

​Date

​Event

​Details

Monday 6 January

10.30-11.30am

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Make your own fun and colourful summer paper spinner from recycled materials.

Ages: 3+

Discovery Space, 2nd Floor

Koha appreciated

No bookings required


Every Tuesday from Tuesday 7 January 


10.30-11.30am

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This term time favourite returns with fun developmental sessions for pre-schoolers including story time, songs, movement and craft.

Ages: Under 5's​

Children's area, Ground Floor

Koha appreciated

No bookings required


Wednesday 8 January

10.30-11.30am

Join us for some old school games; including giant jenga, giant connect four, ring toss, croquet, elastics, hopscotch - there is so much to try!

Ages: 3+​​

Jean Batten Square
(wet weather option: Discovery Space, 2nd Floor)

Koha appreciated

No bookings required

Thursday 9 January


10.30am-12.00pm

Can the Eiffel Tower, Great Wall of China and the Sky Tower all be built in one day? Help us recreate famous landmarks with our library Lego set. 

Ages: 5+​


Makerspace, 2nd Floor

$2, bookings required

​book here​


Friday 10 January


10.30-11.30am

 

Get creative and make a water feeder for the bees and butterflies in your garden.

Ages: 5+​​

Discovery Space, 2nd Floor

Koha appreciated

No bookings required


Monday 13 January 2020

10.30am-12pm

Can the Eiffel Tower, Great Wall of China and the Sky Tower all be built in one day? Help us recreate famous landmarks with our library Lego set.

Ages: 5+​

Makerspace, 2nd Floor

$2, bookings required

​book here​

Wednesday 15 January

10.30-11.30am

Get artistic creating canvas wall art using geometric patterns made with masking tape and paint.

Ages: 7+​

Makerspace. 2nd Floor

$5, bookings required

Limited spaces

book here​

Thursday 16 January

10.30-11.30am

Join author and illustrator of many amazing picture books, Donovan Bixley. who will do an exciting presentation. Afterwards Donovan will be available to sign your books.

​Ages 0-6

Discovery Space

Koha appreciated

No bookings required


Thursday 16 January

11.30am-12.15pm

Join us for an exciting presentation Donovan Bixley and hear about his fantastic chapter books.

​Ages: 6-12

Discovery Space, 2nd Floor

Koha appreciated

No bookings required


Thursday 16  January 

1-2pm

Learn from master illustrator, Donovan Bixley, as he teaches a techniques workshop to create your own cartoon.

Ages: 9 - 18​


Makerspace, 2nd Floor

$5, bookings required

Limited spaces

book here

Friday 17 January

10.30-11.30am

Can you build a parachute that can glide through the sky? Join us outside to build and test your creation.

​Ages: ​5+

Jean Batten Square

Koha appreciated

No bookings required​

Monday 20 January

10.30-11.30am

Can the Eiffel Tower, Great Wall of China and the Sky Tower all be built in one day? Help us recreate famous landmarks with our library Lego set. 

Ages: 5+​

Makerspace, 2nd Floor

$2, bookings required

​book here​

Wednesday 22 January
at 10.30am

Can the Eiffel Tower, Great Wall of China and the Sky Tower all be built in one day? Help us recreate famous landmarks with our library Lego set. 

Makerspace, 2nd Floor

$2, bookings required

book here​



Thursday 23 January

10.30-11.0am

Join the team to share ideas on what you would like to see in the future children's water play area in

Kuirau Park and finish up making a balloon water fountain. Be prepared to get a bit wet.

 Ages: 5+

Jean Batten Square

Koha appreciated

No bookings required


Friday 24 January

10.30-11.30am

 

A quick ​summer sunshine craft. Perfect for the garden in the lovely summer breeze. 

Ages 3+

Discovery Space

Koha appreciated

No bookings required​

Page reviewed: 04 Dec 2019 4:54pm