Beyond the Page, a literary festival for tamariki and their whānau in the winter school holidays, is back bigger than ever, with events expanding to 25 libraries across the Wellington region in 2018.
Libraries will take tamariki on a journey through different aspects of storytelling, creating experiences for them to immerse themselves in and express their creativity. The aim is to enhance experiences for tamariki and their whanau, across the wider Wellington regiont, by offering them the tools, people, and spaces for open exploration and engagement with literacy.
Sir Jon Trimmer will be back with Tales from the Ballet, Kāpiti Coast Electric Tramway will be collaborating with librarians for stories on the move, award-winning kiwi authors and creators (such as Sasha Cotter and Josh Morgan) will share their enthusiasm and knowledge with the next generation of storytellers, the BARK NZ brigade will be bringing their furry friends along, robots will be unleashed, and so much more - there’s something on for all members of the whānau.
Last year, Hutt City Libraries, Upper Hutt City Libraries and Wellington City Libraries worked together to deliver a range of Beyond the Page events, which attracted over 4,000 people. This year, Kāpiti Coast District Libraries are joining the festival, scheduled for the 7-22 July school holidays.
For more information, please visit the website www.beyondthepage.nz or check out our Facebook www.facebook.com/beyondthepagenz