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Hook a Book this summer


Hook a Book this summer

Manukau City Council Libraries are inviting Manukau children and parents to be involved in the Summer Reading Programme ‘Hook a Book – Hopukina he Pukapuka' from 2 December to 23 January.

Over 700 children successfully completed the programme last year. The programme is free to Manukau Libraries members and is supported by Wheelers Bookclub. There are 945 places available on the programme this year.

The Summer Reading Programme aims to interest, encourage and stimulate children to enjoy reading, while encouraging parents and caregivers to become more involved in their children’s reading at home.

“Parents involved in last year’s Summer Reading Programme noted direct benefits for their child such as improved reading skills, better relationships with library staff and increased enthusiasm for reading,” says Linda Bown, Co-ordinator Children’s and Rural Services.

Children and parents make a commitment to read or be read to for 15 minutes a day during the school holidays. Children and parents also attend three ‘check in’ sessions, where they sit down with a library staff member to discuss the books they liked. Incentives are handed out when children reach their reading targets, and a party is held at the end of the programme. All children who complete the programme successfully receive a certificate, medal and book. Books have been supplied by Wheelers Bookclub.

Fun-filled activities based on the theme ‘Hook a Book’ are held during the programme including “Fishing is Magic with Mr Mystery” on Monday 23 December, 11.00am and “Catch a Story” Monday 13 January, 11.00am at Pakuranga Library and “Fishy fishy bang bang” Friday 10 Jan 11.00am at Clendon Library.

Enrolments start Thursday 28th November from 3.30pm at any branch of Manukau Libraries. Parents are encouraged to enrol their children on Thursday as places are limited. Contact your local library or visit http:// http://www.manukau-libraries.govt.nz for more information.


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