Flicks @ Six at Tawa Library

FilmsCome along to our free movie night on Thursday 19 April at 6pm.

This months movie is about a girl whose wish for her brother to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King (portrayed by a late, great glam rock star), and she has 13 hours to find her way through a maze to rescue him.

This film is rated G

Not sure 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

Chinese Storytime at Johnsonville Library

Come and join us for a fun and interactive Mandarin Storytime with Chinese stories, songs and rhymes.

Children and care-givers who speak Mandarin, or use Mandarin as a second language will love these new sessions.

Our next Chinese Storytime will be held at Johnsonville Library on:

Friday 20 April at 10.30am and will continue on the third Friday of the month thereafter.

This is a free event aimed for pre-schoolers through to 10 years but all are welcome

Session will run for 30 minutes.

欢迎加入Johnsonville 图书馆中文故事,儿歌活动

时间是每个月的第三个星期五上午10.30-11 点 地点是约翰逊图书馆 电话04-4776151

Let’s Go Lego at Tawa and Johnsonville Libraries!

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

Tawa Library have their event  on Thursday 12th April at 3.30pm – 4.30pm.

Johnsonville Library have their event on Friday 13th April at 3.30pm – 4.30pm.

Let’s build – Let’s explore – Let’s create!!!

Suitable for age 5+

Free movie night at Johnsonville Library!

Come along to our free movie night on Friday 6 April  5.30pm.

This month’s movie is about a girl whose wish for her brother to taken away is granted by the Goblin King (portrayed by a late, great glam rock star), and she has 13 hours to find her way through the maze to rescue him.

This film is rated G.

Not sure 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: Bubble Volcano

Bubble Volcano, by Rosie Banks

Secret Kingdom is a magical series . It is written by my favorite author, Rosie Banks . In this book Queen Malice (King Merry’s sister) puts a spell on her brother King Merry ( the ruler of Secret Kingdom) ! Ellie, Jasmine and Summer had to find six rare ingredients to undo the spell . They’re soon off to Bubble Volcano to look for the first ingredient. Will they be able to find all six ingredients? Read the book to find out! I recommend this book to people who like Rosie Banks or the Secret series .

5 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Johnsonville, 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Gabriella: Olga and the smelly thing from nowhere

Olga and the smelly thing from nowhere, by Elise Gravel

I picked up this book- I looked at the cover- I read the blurb- I read the book.
OMG! It was SO AMAZING!

I loved it from the start to end! There was quirky illustrations. interesting things and funny text! Olga And The Smelly Thing From Nowhere was about this girl called Olga who loves animals. One day she finds a weird creature in a shed that was pink and furry and so cute! It does rainbow poop.
Olga doesn’t know what it is? So she sets out to find out? Since the creature says ”meh” all the time that’s what she names it.
One day Meh goes missing, a lot more stuff happens but you should read the book to find out.

The book’s cover says it is featuring:
Olga, some annoying humans, cute animals, strange dogs that pee everywhere, a lot of weird science, and MORE annoying humans.
Then it explains some more things you’ll find in this book:
Boys with strange haircuts, animal poop facts, beauty tips (NOT!) silly teen magazines, and a French speaking spider.

I loved this book, because there were cool illustrations and it was funny and interesting and really cool!
I would recommend it to girls age 8-12 who like funny things.

Come on! You know you want to read it….

5 stars

Reviewed by Gabriella from Johnsonville, 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: Total TV Drama

Total TV Drama, by Meredith Costain

I really enjoyed this book
because Ella has been chosen on a quiz team and is going on a TV game show QUIZ-ZAM! You press a buzzer if you know how to spell a word . But the other quiz team’s member Charlotte always presses the buzzer first . Charlotte always smirks to them when she gets it correct . There is a word that she doesn’t know , time is ticking and Ella’s 2nd bestfriend presses the button but she gets it wrong . Charlottte presses the button too and she also get’s it wrong . Zoe (Ella’s BFF) has a plan! Because Peach and Ella have to work together she decides that if they do gymnastics they both would be good . Overall , I recommend this book for 6 and up

5 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Johnsonville, 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: Dreams Come True

Dreams Come True, by Meredith Costain

I really like the character in this book, the way they show their perseverance in the things that they are want to do. It was really enjoyable reading this book, being able to know that in the end Ella’s dream comes true. She was able to go on stage and meet her idol, Cassi Valentine. This book has taught me to always follow your dreams and don’t give up. I really recommend this book to age 6 and up.

5 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Johnsonville, 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: Debbie the Duckling Fairy

Debbie the Duckling Fairy, by Daisy Meadows

This Rainbow Magic book is again a thin book . In this book Debbie the duckling fairy was introducing the Baby Farm Animal Fairies to Kirsty & Rachel and then Jack Frost appeared out of nowhere and stole the Baby Farm Animal Fairies’ pets! Debbie introduced the Baby Farm Animal Fairies so that meaned that Kirsty & Rachel had to find her duckling . I recommend this book to all kids .

3 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Johnsonville, 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Gabriella: Perfectly Ella

Perfectly Ella, by Candy Harper

I have recently reviewed Especially Amelia.
The first book in the Strawberry sisters series is Perfectly Ella, which I read before.
It is really really good! (OK that is an understatement!)

In the book, there is a big family, with the Mum called Louise, and then four sisters! There is Amelia, age 13, Ella, age 11, Chloe, age 12, and Lucy, age 7.
Ella is really excited because she is starting Year 7 and her two best friends, Ashandra and Kayleigh will finally get to meet each other! But they don’t like each other. Ella tries hard to pull them together. Does she succeed? Well, read the book!

I liked this book because it was funny and interesting and AWESOME!
I rate it 5 stars/
I would reccomend it to girls age 8-12.

Come on, read it, you know you want to…

5 stars

Reviewed by Gabriella from Johnsonville, 10 years old