Free programme aims to get kids reading

Library staff are urging people to get in quick to secure a place on this popular programme. File photo.

All children from age five to 12 are invited to take part in the “Wild about Reading” summer reading programme at the Whakatane District library.

The free programme aims to promote books and reading, and runs during the school holiday period.

Registration is now underway, and library staff are urging people to get in quick to secure a place on this popular programme.

Public Programmes Officer Anneke Philps says participants can register and collect their information folders from the Whakatane Library to start collecting prizes.

“All that is needed is for one member of the family to have an active library card, so books can be borrowed during the programme,” she says.

“If you would like to become a member of the library, there is no fee. We just need two forms of identification – one a photo ID, and the other one needs to have your name and current address printed on it, such as a power bill.”

Other additional activities are planned throughout January, including a return of the fabulous ‘reading dogs', a Games Day, Pokemon Hunt, and Escape Room Challenge.

1 Comment

Library desperate

Posted on 14-01-2018 16:41 | By MISS ADVENTURE

To get someone in the place so as to self jsutify their own job. Add to that, unless there is some form on meaningful limitation (kids are indeed addicted) to mobiles, ipads, computes and games use by parents then how is it that kids would have anytime for paper based books?

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