Tuī and Pūngāwerewere desperately need names and we think that you are the best people to name them. We would love you to come up with some great names. So when you’re in your local library this week getting some books to read, come up to the counter and we’ll write down your suggestions, along with your name and a contact number and put you in the draw to win prizes! The competition close this Rātapu (Sunday) the 17th of Mahuru (September)so be quick and next week we’ll let you know who the lucky winners are. Ka kite anō!
It’s Raining Cupcakes, by Lisa Schroeder
Isabell has ALWAYS wanted to go out of her little town Oregon. When she’s sees a Baking Contest Advertisement that might take her to NYC she decides to work day and night for it.
I loved the way of was written! It was like I was travelling with Isabell! After a bit of research I found out that there’s 2 more books in the series! YIPPEE! I would definitely recommend this book to my friends and all of you who are reading this. 🙂
Reviewed by Peehoo from Johnsonville and , 11 years old
Thank-you for bringing your fantastic Seaweek pictures into the Wellington Libraries and sharing them with us. We were swept away by amazing picture that you all did. Big congratulations to all those who took part and especially to our winners. Here is a wonderful picture from one of our winners, Tilly from Karori.
From Johnsonville our Seaweek winners were Anna, Oscar and Anna and from Ngaio our winners were Gabrianna and Grace. Thanks once again to all those who took part. Hope to see more of your wonderful art work in the libraries really soon!
Read, review and WIN! How many can you read ..?
The popular annual Summer Reading Challenge starts in 1st December 2016 and runs through to 31st January 2017.
Head over to the Challenge page to find out more and join in the fun.
How many can you read? Find out by reading, reviewing, and winning prizes over Summer. Click through to the Summer Reading Challenge
Wellington City Libraries is turning 175 years old! This makes us the oldest library system in New Zealand – wow!
To celebrate our birthday, we’re holding a party at the Wellington Central Library on Saturday 21st November.
For the creative and crafty people out there, we have a couple of competitions that you can enter.
The colouring competition is for 5-8yr olds. New Zealand’s first public library was a small hut on the Wellington waterfront. Colour in the picture of the hut, fill in your details on the back, and drop it in to any Wellington City library to enter.
The design competition is for 9-13yr olds. We want you to draw your idea of the library of the future! What do you think Wellington City Libraries will look like 175 years from now (that’s the year 2190, by the way)? Draw your design on the front, fill in your details on the back, and drop it into to any Wellington City library to enter the competition.
The competitions close on 29th November, and the winners will be announced on 1st December.
(Click the links above to download the competition forms to print at home!)
Summer is approaching, which means school holidays, beaches, Christmas, warm weather, ice creams, and lots of amazing books for you to get stuck into.
Reading’s not just for school you know, it’s a fun year-round activity where you can let your imagination loose, have an adventure, solve a crime, and be anything (and anyone) you want to be!
And the Summer Reading Challenge is the perfect way to explore the possibilities.
Starting on December 1st, and running for 9 weeks, the challenge is to read and review as many titles as you can from the Summer Reading Challenge booklist (available soon from your local library and online).
You’ll receive prizes for your reviews, and each review you write is an entry into the main prize draw – so the more you read and review, the better your chances at winning!
Each of the Wellington City Libraries also has a fun activity for you to do. Pop into your local library, complete the Summer Reading Challenge activity, and have your booklet signed off by the librarian. Each activity you complete is an entry into another prize draw.
Make sure you hand in your booklet to the library at the end of the challenge to have your activities counted.
The Summer Reading Challenge is FREE, and you don’t have to register. It’s open to all Wellington City Library members aged 5-12 years old. So what’s stopping you!?
Click through to the Summer Reading Challenge.
Take part in a competition to celebrate NZ Bookshop day.
Bookshops are really important – they give you access to a huge range of amazing reading materials that you can fill your house and bedroom with. People who write and illustrate books use bookshops to sell their books and make money, so they can then write and illustrate even more books. So the more often you use your local bookshop, the more books can be created, and that’s an awesome thing.
NZ Bookshop Day is on Saturday 31st October (yup – same day as Halloween). To celebrate and get people involved they are running a photo competition. It’s really easy – just snap a funny and entertaining picture of yourself reading anywhere and any way, and upload it here.
The best photo will win their height in books, and the 2nd best photo will win their knee-height in books. That’s a lot of books!
Get reading, get snapping, and get into your local bookshop.
(Entries close 29th October at 5pm).
We have 5 ‘Inside Out’ prize packs to give away to this week’s Kids’ Club reviewers. Inside Out is the new Pixar movie being released this month.
Each awesome prize pack contains a tshirt, hard back journal, puzzle, and some stickers. All you have to do is write a Kids’ Club review of something you’ve read recently, and each review written his week will go in the draw to win one of these cool packs!