The Great Teddy Bear Sleepover comes to Tawa!

That’s right, the Great Teddy Bear Sleepover is back and this time it’s heading to Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library! Join us at Mervyn Kemp Library on Thursday the 17th of October at 6.30pm in your pyjamas — and don’t forget to bring your favourite teddy or stuffed toy (or your second favourite if you can’t bear to leave your favourite behind) for a night of super fun stories and activities. Then, leave them behind to have a big sleepover with all their new teddy friends. If the Johnsonville teddies are anything to go by, they’re likely to get up to all sorts of nonsense in the library after hours! Pick up your teddy from the library the next morning to find out what they got up to!

This event is suitable for children of all ages. Phone Mervyn Kemp Library on 282 1690 for more information.

What will your teddy get up to in the library overnight?

The Great Teddy Bear Sleepover at Johnsonville Library

Yes, you heard right! The Great Teddy Bear Sleepover is coming back to Johnsonville Library on Friday the 30th of August at 6.30pm! Come along in your PJs with your favourite teddy or stuffed toy for an evening of fun stories, songs and activities, then leave your teddies behind to have a big sleepover with all their new friends. Who knows what mischief they might get up to unsupervised in the library overnight? Pick them up on Saturday morning to find out!

This event is suitable for children of all ages. Keep an eye out for the Great Teddy Bear Sleepover popping up at other libraries around the city as well!

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Teddy bears read!

For more information, contact Johnsonville Library on 477 6151.

Stories @ Six at Tawa Library

It’s back!!!

The great annual Teddy Bear sleepover. Bring Ted (or other stuffed animal) along for stories and activities, then kiss them goodnight as they stay to have a sleep over (and get up to some mischief) at the library overnight.

Come back the next day to collect your Ted who will be full of stories of the adventures he had.

Thursday 5th July at 6pm at Tawa Library

The Great Teddy Bear Christmas Sleep Over at Johnsonville Library!

Make sure you bring your Teddy down for a Christmas adventure filled with stories and songs. Then give them a big kiss goodnight and leave them at the library for their own overnight adventure! (Sleep over for Teddies only – no kids sorry!)

Come back the next day to pick up your Teddy and see what Christmas fun they got up to.

Johnsonville Library – Friday 15th December at 6.30pm.

The Great Teddy Bear Sleepover is back at Tawa Library!

It’s Back!

The Great Teddy Bear Sleepover returns to Tawa Library on Thursday 6 July at 6pm.

Bring your teddies for a fun half hour of stories and songs then hug them goodnight and leave them in the library to have a magical sleepover with their new teddy friends.

Come back on Friday to collect your teddy and see from their picture sheet what they got up to during the sleepover.

(Sorry – only stuffed participants can stay the night…)

 

Teddy-Bear Sleepover at Tawa Library

You and your teddy are invited to a very special late night story-time on Thursday 7th July at 6pm at Tawa Library.teddybear-book

Your teddies will have the opportunity to have a sleep over right here in the library! (Sorry, no children can sleep over – teddies only).

Then on Saturday come back and collect your teddy and discover what adventures he had during his night in the library.

Come in your pyjamas or dress-up like a bear and be ready for lots of stories and fun! Don’t forget to bring your teddy!

Teddy Bear mischief at Johnsonville Library!

Teddy Bears had more fun than a picnic when they got to have a sleepover at the Johnsonville Library last Friday night.

Parents of the teddy bears enjoyed a fun night of teddy bear adventures and then left their teddies to enjoy a night on their own in the library.

As you can see from the photos our teddy bears got up to lots of mischief and mayhem. Watching TumbleBooks, playing with the lego blocks, reading books, parachute jumping and oh no – playing with the photocopier.

Make sure you keep an eye on your own teddy bear – you never know what they get up to!
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Teddy-Bear Sleepover at Johnsonville Library

teddybear-bookYou and your teddy are invited to a very special late night story-time on Friday 3rd June at 6.30pm at Johnsonville Library.

Your teddies will have the opportunity to have a sleep over right here in the library! (Sorry , no children can sleep over – teddies only).

Then on Saturday come back and collect your teddy and discover what adventures he had during his night in the library.

Come in your pyjamas or dress-up like a bear and be ready for lots of stories and fun! Don’t forget to bring your teddy!

Teddy Bears’ Picnic.

Looking for a huge free family event this weekend?

Then come along to the Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Frank Kitts Park tomorrow from 12:30pm to 4pm. You are bound to have heaps of fun with thousands of kids and their teddy bears, along with plenty of songs, dancing, fairies, clowns, magic and lots of action to keep the whole family entertained throughout the day. Also rides and lots of prizes to be won.

For more information, visit the Teddy Bears’ Picnic website and Facebook Page.

FACT: Did you know that “Teddy Bears’ Picnic” is a song consisting of a melody by U.S. American composer John Walter Bratton, written in 1907, and lyrics added by Irish songwriter Jimmy Kennedy in 1932. To this day, it remains a popular children’s song, having been recorded by numerous artists over the decades.

On the day, you can also call into the Central Library and take out some amazing picture books about teddy bears.

Check out the following books: