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Heroes hit Auckland Libraries over holidays

Heroes hit Auckland Libraries over holidays

Young Aucklanders can join the forces of good at Auckland Libraries over the April school holidays where heroes and villains will be brought to life through a series of free activities across the region.

Auckland Council's Manager Libraries and Information, Allison Dobbie, says the heroes and villains theme offers plenty of learning opportunities to keep children and teens entertained over the break.

“Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, from your local police officer to Wonder Woman to Harry Potter. The holiday programme encourages children to read, learn and explore.

“Alongside specially themed storytime sessions we’ve got some fantastic activities including meeting real life heroes such as a fire fighter, designing your own ‘wanted’ poster for a villain and creating your secret superhero identity.”

Highlights include:

• Globetrotting storyteller Andy Wright telling tales of heroes and villains in a fun interactive show at several libraries across the region
• Meeting a real life hero, a guide dog and trainer at Parnell Library, Monday 22 April, 11am - 11.30am
• Anzac stories and poppy-making sessions at Waitakere Library, Monday 22 April, 10.30am - 11.30am
• Learning new tricks and ‘superpowers’ at Tupu Youth Library, Tuesday 23 April, 11am - 1pm
• Meeting Community Constable Tane Dywer, hearing about his everyday work and taking a look inside a real police car at Albany Library, Friday 26 April, 11am - 12pm
• A ‘Whodunnit’ mystery to solve at Mangere Bridge Library, Tuesday 30 April, 10.30am-12pm.

The holiday programme runs 19 April – 5 May, click here or visit www.aucklandlibraries.co.nz for the full programme.

Most libraries will continue regular Rhyme Time and Storytime Time sessions. Wriggle and Rhyme takes a break during the holidays.

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