Free Movie Night at Johnsonville Library!

Come along to our free movie night on Friday 7th June at 5.30pm at Johnsonville Library.

This month what do your toys get up to when they’re left on their own? A lot!

Life is pretty good for the favourite toy in the house, a cowboy, until a new, shiny spaceman arrives. When the astronaut is taken out with the family, the jealous cowboy stows away and both toys end up lost. How will they find their way home?

This film is rated G and runs for 77 minutes.

Can’t guess what film we’re talking about? You can call the library or talk to a librarian to find out what is playing each month.

Bring your own cushion for a comfy night in. Movies will play in the Children’s section of the library.

Beyond the Page is back in July 2019!

I know we’re only halfway through the school term, but we had some big news we couldn’t wait to share with you — the Beyond the Page festival is returning from 6-21 July 2019! Beyond the Page is New Zealand’s largest literary festival for kids and their families, and this year we’ve organised over 140 free events at libraries and community centres from Island Bay to Ōtaki!

We’re super excited to be able to introduce our four headline acts to you here. For full details about these events, check out the Beyond the Page website, or follow the festival on Facebook! Continue reading

Games Night at Johnsonville Library!

Join us for a Games Night at Johnsonville Library this Friday 31 May at 5pm.

We have a range of board games to choose from including popular classics like Settler of Catan, Risk or Trivial Pursuit and less common games like Starfluxx, Munchkin or King of Tokyo.

Most games are for ages 8+ though we have a few games for younger children too. You could also bring a game of your own to play with new people.

Games Night starts at 5pm but you are welcome to arrive late, you might just need to wait a little before you can join in the next round.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there

Kids’ Club Review by Sophie: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Marvel Comics

This adaption of the classic book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Marvel’s comic artists is unbelievable! The art is absolutely beautiful and the story is on point. I have read the original book before reading the comic adaption and found it almost exactly the same! In fact, the only difference was the use of less old language and the absence of a narrator (mostly). I would recommend to anyone who (like me) like comics AND classics. A great comic. One of my new favourites!

5 stars

Reviewed by Sophie from Johnsonville, 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Sophie: Playing with fire

Playing with firePlaying with fire, by Derek Landy

The positively AWESOME second book in the Skulduggery Pleasant series! Action packed and detailed, a masterpiece of tween literature. Skulduggery and Valkyrie face of against Baron Vengeance, Billy-Ray Sanguine, The Grostequrey, and more. They are helped by Tanith Low, Bliss and other allies. Their adventures are more dangerous every time! I would recommend it to people aged 9 and over who have read the first book. An amazing read! I would recommend it (and am).

5 stars

Reviewed by Sophie from Johnsonville, 10 years old

Let’s Go Lego at Tawa and Johnsonville Libraries!

Are you looking for something to do after school?  Then come along and have some fun by creating and completing Lego challenges.

Tawa Library have their event on Thursday 9th May at 3.30pm – 4.30pm.

Johnsonville Library have their event on Friday 10th May at 3.30pm – 4.30pm.

Let’s build – Let’s explore – Let’s create… Let’s Go Lego!!

Free Movie Night at Johnsonville Library

Come along to our free movie night on Friday 3rd May at 5.30pm at Johnsonville Library.

This month everybody’s favourite bear is happily settled into his new home at Windsor Gardens, and he’s even found the perfect present to send back to his aunt for her birthday. But then the present is stolen before he can even buy it!

How can he set everything to rights?

This film is rated PG.

Can’t guess what film we’re talking about? You can call the library or talk to a librarian to find out what is playing each month.

Bring your own cushion for a comfy night in. Movies will play in the Children’s section of the library.

Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: Rooftoppers

RooftoppersRooftoppers, Katherine Rundell

This book hooked me into an extremely exciting as well as thoughtful story. I really enjoyed reading this fascinating adventure about a curious girl called Sophie and her guardian (the person who found her floating in a cello case in the middle of the English Channel), Charles. A very grumpy woman and perfectionist called Miss Eliot says that ‘trousers are for boys, not girls’. There are so many comments you can tell Miss Eliot about that comment. But, when Charles receives a letter from Miss Eliot’s brother about a single man raising a young lady who is not at all related to him, is absolutely unsuitable, they both run away to Paris, France. Where lies unleash and a proper adventure begins. Read this book to find out more about this exciting adventure!

5 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Johnsonville, 8 years old

Let’s Go Lego at Tawa & Johnsonville Libraries

Are you looking for something to do after school?  Then come along and have some fun by creating and completing Lego challenges.

Tawa Library have their event on Thursday 11th April at 3.30pm – 4.30pm.

Johnsonville Library have their event on Friday 12th April at 3.30pm – 4.30pm.

Let’s build – Let’s explore – Let’s create… Let’s Go Lego!!

Free Movie Night at Johnsonville Library!

Come along to our free movie night on Friday 5th April at 5.30pm at Johnsonville Library.

This month as Pitch Black threatens to take over the word with his terrible team of Nightmares, who will step forward to protect the world and all the children in it?

Well, the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and some others join together to guard the children who believe in them. But then a new mischievous figure is named as the next protector, and the rest of the team aren’t sure if he’ll be up to the job. Can this new guardian save the world from Pitch Black?

This film is rated PG.

Can’t guess what film we’re talking about? You can call the library or talk to a librarian to find out what is playing each month.

Bring your own cushion for a comfy night in. Movies will play in the Children’s section of the library.