Festive Family Storytimes are Around the Corner!

Meri Kirihimete, Pōneke!

 

It’s that time of year again! The festive season is right around the corner, which means that our libraries are getting themselves all ready to provide storytimes most merry and mirthful for your jollification. So, why not grab the family, jump in your fuzziest pyjamas (or cheeriest Christmas costume) and head on down to your local library to join in on the fun?

There will be stories, songs, crafts, and maybe even some special visits from a certain portly gentleman at some locations. You’ll be in for an extra-special treat if you go along to the event at Arapaki Library on Manners Street — you’ll get to hear different festive stories from all over the world, even some in different languages!

All of these events are free, family-friendly, and suitable for children of all ages with their caregivers.

Where and When?

 


Wednesday 9th December

Arapaki (Manners Street) Library, 5.30 – 6.30pm


Thursday 10th December

Island Bay Library, 6.00 – 6.45pm

Khandallah Library, 6.00 – 6.45pm

Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) Library, 6.00 – 6.45pm


Friday 11th December

Newtown Library, 6.00 – 6.45pm


Monday 14th December

Brooklyn Library, 6.00 – 6.45pm

Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library, 6.00 – 6.45pm

Miramar Library, 6.00 – 6.45pm


Tuesday 15th December

Te Awe (Brandon Street) Library, 4.00 – 4.45pm


Thursday 17th December

Karori Library, 6.00 – 6.45pm

Wadestown Library, 6.00 – 6.45pm


Saturday 19th December

Johnsonville Library, 2.00 – 2.45pm


Sunday 20th December

Te Awe Library, 2.00 – 2.45pm


Monday 21st December

Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library, 10.30 – 11.15am


Kids’ Club Review by Zola: The land of flowers

The land of flowersThe land of flowers, text by Thea Stilton ; illustrations by Giuseppe Facciotto (layout), Chiara Balleello and Barbara Pellizzari (pencils and inks), and Alessandro Muscillo (color) ; translated by Emily Clement

Quite badly written. I liked the illustrations though.

2 stars

Reviewed by Zola from Island Bay and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Jasmine: Wonder

WonderWonder, R.J. Palacio

I love this book it is just a wonderful storyline and I like how it tells it from different people’s perspective. At some points of the book it just super sad and others it really happy. I can really tell R. J. Palacio put so much emotion into writing it.

4 stars

Reviewed by Jasmine from Island Bay and Island Bay School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Jasmine: Max & the Midknights

Max & the MidknightsMax & the Midknights, Lincoln Peirce

This book is really funny from the first word to the last word. Max, Millie, Simon, Kevyn and Max’s Uncle. Go on a quest while hiding from evil king Ghastly. They find Magic wands, strange travellers and a mysterious tower were a child is crying.

5 stars

Reviewed by Jasmine from Island Bay and Island Bay School , 9 years old