Easter Colouring Competition

Easter is just around the corner………The eggs are being rounded up by the rabbits, ready for distribution to all the children out there.

The Churton Park Community Centre Adult Paper Craft and colouring Group would like to celebrate Easter with a Colouring Competition for all ages.

We would love to see bold use of colour and additional creativity e.g. the addition of texture or recycled items e.g.wool, tin foil, glitter or similar to make your art work stand out from the rest.

There are four age categories so everyone in the family can participate. The age groups are:

  • Up to 6 year old
  • Ages 7 to 10 years old
  • Ages 11 to 14 years
  • Ages 15 to 150 years old

You can collect and return your pictures to:

  • Johnsonville Library
  • Tawa Library
  • Churton Park Community Centre
  • Churton Park School
  • Amesbury School
  • Churton Park Kindergarten

or if you prefer you can print them from here:

Download and print out

The competition closes Wednesday 12 April 2017 and judging will be on Tuesday 18th April 2017.

Prizes have been donated by: Wellington City Libraries, Churton Park New World and Keith Spry Pool.

So what are you waiting for –  get colouring.

Lets have some Easter fun!

The Easter holidays are not far away and the library has some great books for you to enjoy at this special time of the year.

Perhaps you would like to learn all about the reason we celebrate Easter, maybe you would like to make some Easter crafts or even bake some yummy Easter treats.

We even have books that have some Easter origami projects that you can complete. Not forgetting all the great storybooks we have with an Easter theme.

So grab some Easter Eggs and sit down with some of these great reads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young readers’ special treats!

How are you feeling now that you are back at school? Ready for new challenges? Are you getting confident with reading short stories all by yourself?  If so, this selection of easy chapter books will be perfect for you!

 

Spooky house, by Sally Rippin

Billie and her friends have started a Secret Mystery Club! There’s just one problem – they don’t have any mysteries to solve. But then Billie thinks of the spooky house at the end of her street. She has always wondered who lives there. Is it a witch or a ghost?

It is up to the SMC to find out!

Age 7 and +

 

 

Stink it up! A guide to the Gross, the bad and the smelly, Megan McDonald

Stink has a nose for yuck and muck, and this book is full of it: moose-poop festivals, mouse-brain toothpaste, maggot cheese, and more.

The pages are packed with more than two hundred facts and bits of trivia about things that are gross, bad, and smelly – loads of P.U. served up just for YOU!

Age 7 and +

 

 

Thea Stilton and the Spanish dance mission, by Geronimo Stilton

The Thea sisters are visiting friends at a lively festival in Spain. But the theft of a precious fan turns their trip into an investigation! They end up hot on the trail of a secret treasure… but they’re not the only ones searching for it. Can the mouselets solve the mystery in time? It’s a mission full of flamenco dance!

Age 7 and +

 

 

 

Lulu Bell and the Cubby Fort, by Belinda Murrell

Lulu and her family are visiting their uncle’s farm for the Easter holidays. There are horses to ride, a creek to swim in, and they can even sleep outside in a tent. What fun!

Lulu loves being a cowgirl on the farm, especially when all the cousins decide to build the best cubby fort ever. But when she sees a calf get stuck in the mud, Lulu has to find help – fast!

Age 7 and +

Top 10 non-fiction for April

Here are your favourite non-fiction books for April. Grab them from your library today.

1. Star Wars by David Reynolds West

2. Frontier of dreams the story of New Zealand by John Parker

3. The horrible history of the world by Terry Deary

4. The LEGO book by Daniel Lipkowi
5. Ripley’s believe it or not by Rosie Alexandertz

6. Cat by Juliet Clutton-Brock

7. World War 1 by Simon Adams

8. Usborne little book of Easter activities by Rebecca Gilpin

9. Pokemon Visual Guide by Cris Silvestri

10. Big book of paper craft by Fiona Watt

 

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from Wellington City Libraries!  We hope you enjoyed the long weekend with your friends and family – and didn’t get a sore tummy from all those yummy Easter eggs and hot cross buns!!

We are open usual hours today after our Easter break.  We have a neat range of Easter activity and craft books so hop on in!

 

(We have lots of other Easter craft books and websites to check out in our Kids Catalogue too)

Easter Jokes

 

Happy Easter! Here’s something to make you giggle.

 Highlight the answers to see if you guessed right…

Q: What’s yellow, has long ears, and grows on trees?
A: The Easter Banana!

Q: How do you catch the Easter Bunny?
A: Hide in a bush and make a noise like a carrot!

Q: How do you know carrots are good for your eyes?
A: Have you ever seen a rabbit wearing glasses?

Q: What do you get if you pour hot water down a rabbit hole?
A: Hot cross bunnies!

Q: What happened when the Easter Bunny met the rabbit of his dreams?
A: They lived hoppily ever after!

Q: Why did the Easter Bunny cross the road?
A: To prove he wasn’t chicken!

 

And if you need some more jokes about rabbits or chickens try one of these books….

Easter Activities

Q. What do you call a rabbit with fleas?

A. Bugs Bunny of course!  Hehehe.

😉

Easter is just around the corner (egg-citing, I know!)  Luckily the library has heaps of great Easter craft books.  Here’s a fun-filled selection below to help keep you busy until the Easter Bunny arrives!  Our Kids Catalogue also has a great list of Easter books to choose from including crafts, the Easter story and picture books.  Hop to it!