Summer Holiday Programmes Across Aotearoa - Latest News

Connect

Email

Search

Latest News


Libraries Today

Summer Holiday Programmes Across Aotearoa

Summer Holiday Programmes Across Aotearoa

Adventure awaits… at your local library and it's a truck-load of fun! How, you ask? Sign me up!

Kids who exercise their brains are smart kids. With carefully crafted and well-planned literacy programmes, public libraries are an excellent place to keep those imaginations whirring. 

Holiday programmes vary from region to region, but the aim is the same - keep children engaged throughout the summer, in an informal, fun-filled way. This may be focussed on the pleasure of reading, or activity-based - a challenge that picks up on individual interests and helps the child achieve something tangible by the close of the holidays.

How can you get involved? Public Libraries of New Zealand is helping to encourage and promote summer reading and holiday activities around the country, with our dedicated webpage Adventure Awaits. Find where you live on the map, click the link to your local library’s summer holiday programme, and sign your children up to be part of something AMAZING. You’ll also see national participation numbers, and find out what other kids from all over Aotearoa have been doing for their library holiday programme; the possibilities of which are endless!

Public Libraries of New Zealand is the Association of Public Library Managers in Aotearoa New Zealand. We advocate for the increasingly important role public libraries play in our communities. We are supporting the summer holiday programmes run by the libraries, through this webpage and other social media channels.

Here's a snap of the figures, updated 22 January, showing kids' participation all round the country.

 


 


Share

Post a Comment


  • Summer Holiday Success

    28,829 children, 26,402 books, 38,418 adventures, 166 public libraries And the final figures are still trickling in as many programmes host their closing functions. This summer, children across ...
  • Summer Holiday Programmes Across Aotearoa

    Adventure awaits… at your local library and it's a truck-load of fun! How, you ask? Sign me up! Kids who exercise their brains are smart kids. With carefully crafted and well-planned literac...
  • Helen Zwartz Scholarship Open for Public Library Staff

    The Helen Zwartz Scholarship provides funding to enable a librarian or staff member working in a public library serving one of New Zealand’s smaller communities, to undertake an internship at th...
  • IFLA World Library and Information Congress is coming to Aotearoa New Zealand in 2020!

    It was announced in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, that LIANZA and Te Rōpū Whakahau have won the bid to host the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Auckland July 28 - August 5, 2020. The wo...
  • GIF IT UP 2015 Challenge

    The National Library of New Zealand’s GIF IT UP challenge is back. DigitalNZ and the Digital Public Library of America are calling for the best animated GIFs reusing historical material from librarie...
  • 5 Libraries That Nailed Their Valentine’s Day Display

    1. Well, off to the check-out desk we go then... 2. Much like wedding vows, it’s important to renew books before they become overdue… 3. There are just somethings that should never be kissed… bo...
  • 7 Fun and Educational Books Your Child Should Read

    The kids are heading back to school! Here are some book suggestions for you to read with them at home, and stay engaged with their learning. 1. The...
  • And the winners are…

    We’re proud to announce that the winners in our Public libraries change lives competition have been decided. The web and social media competition ran during July and August and we hoped it would...

 

 

 

 

 

For an interactive map featuring all New Zealand public libraries.