Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Help Needed to Solve Mystery of Missing Books


Help Needed to Solve Mystery of Missing Books

Moriarty has stolen the best library books to read this summer but Sherlock, Watson and Mycroft are on the trail!

Help them track Moriarty down by joining in this year’s South Taranaki Libraries Summer Reading Programme.

The programme, now in its 10th year, is offered free to all South Taranaki children aged 5-12 years during the Summer School Holiday period. Registrations open on 5 December but spaces are limited so you need to register early.

The theme of the programme is The Great Book Mystery, Te Pirikoko Whakaharahara o te Pukapuka and South Taranaki joins libraries across New Zealand in solving the mystery of what to read this summer.

South Taranaki District Children’s Librarian, Pam Jones says the goal of the programme is to encourage young people to keep reading over the long summer holiday break.

“Statistics shows that children who continue to read during the summer holiday period are more likely to remain at the same reading level as when they finished school in December and in many cases to have even gone up a level,” says Pam.

“The programme also aims to involve caregivers in their children’s reading at home, and to develop a positive relationship between children, libraries and library staff,” she says.

During the programme each child will ‘report-in’ to a library staff member three times throughout the summer.

“A special area has been created in the libraries for the ‘report- in’ so customers should not be surprised to find that instead of walking into a library they appear to have entered a detective agency,” says Pam.

Activities throughout January will include spy games and code breaking, as well a number of mysterious events.

So don’t get caught without a good book this summer - hunt out that spy glass and invisible ink and join the other great detectives at your local LibraryPlus.

- ENDS –

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Wage Hike For MPs (and Paul Robeson)

Hard to tell what is more infuriating. Is it the 5.3% increase on the already bloated salaries of MPs, or their pantomime of outrage at being gifted with such a wonderful back-dated bonanza?

As usual, Prime Minister John Key has busily tried to distance himself from the political fallout, even though he happens to be the main beneficiary of the Remuneration Authority’s generosity. Finance Minister Bill English says with a straight face that it would actually be very hard to give the money back...

Even if it were true, it would actually be very easy for English and any other guilty colleagues, to give the extra money away. There are any number of food banks or homeless shelters who would be able to put the money to good use. More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

No Designers Or Visual Artists: Flag Panel Members Announced

The Government has appointed 12 New Zealanders as members of the Flag Consideration Panel which will engage with the public about a possible new New Zealand flag, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English says. More>>

ALSO:

Labour MP Stands Down From Portfolio: Comment From Carmel Sepuloni

The first I knew of my mother’s charges was when I was called by a reporter yesterday. I spoke to Andrew and we agreed there is a conflict of interest at the present time which means I will temporarily stand aside from the Social Development portfolio. It’s the right thing to do… . More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Whether NZ Troops Are The Least Of Islamic State’s Problems

Given that it has been politically packaged and sold as a training mission, the Iraq deployment announced yesterday by Prime Minister John Key seemed to be mysteriously short of actual trainers... The other wing of the argument is whether a troop deployment is (a) the only effective way and (b) the appropriate time to combat Islamic State. More>>

ALSO:

143 Troops, Possible SAS Deployment, Legalities Unsorted: PM’s Statement On ISIL

Mr Speaker, today I am announcing to the House the Government’s decisions about our contribution to the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL... More>>

ALSO:

Liu Saga: PM's Dinner With Controversial Donor

John Key must front up to New Zealand and say what he discussed with Donghua Liu when the disgraced businessman paid $25,000 for the Prime Minister to come to dinner at his Remuera home, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Roads: National MP 'Concerned' At Overseas Driver Crashes

Waitaki MP and Parliamentary Private Secretary for Tourism Jacqui Dean said she was concerned at the number of fatal crashes involving overseas licence holders and she really felt that the time had come for more to be done. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Today: Parole Bill Passes

A bill reducing parole hearings deemed to be unnecessary has passed. The third reading of the Parole Amendment Bill was completed by 104 to 16 with the Greens and Maori Party opposed. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news