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Take your tamariki Beyond the Page these school holidays

Take your tamariki Beyond the Page these school holidays

Wellington’s local councils are once again hosting Beyond the Page, a literary festival for tamariki and their whānau. This year’s events expand to 25 libraries across the Wellington region.

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 18 JUN 2018—Hutt City Libraries, Upper Hutt City Libraries, Wellington City Libraries, and Kāpiti Coast District Libraries are collaborating to run an exciting line-up of events to entertain, excite, and inspire the region’s tamariki and get them exploring their cities and the world of books.

Last year over 4,000 people attended events in our region’s libraries and galleries. This year tamariki can once again go on an amazing literary and creative journey during the school holidays at hundreds of events around the region.

Sir Jon Trimmer will be back with Tales from the Ballet. Wellington’s Kings and Queens will be reading hand-picked stories at Rainbow Storytimes. Award-winning kiwi authors and creators (such as Sasha Cotter and Josh Morgan) will share their enthusiasm and knowledge with the next generation of storytellers. The BARK NZ brigade will be bringing their furry friends along. Robots will be unleashed, and so much more— there’s something on for all members of the whānau!

“We’re really looking forward to once again working with other libraries in the Wellington region to deliver New Zealand’s biggest, best and most innovative literary festival for tamariki,” says Marion Read, Upper Hutt City Libraries Manager. “And we’re very proud to now also be collaborating with Kāpiti Coast District Libraries, allowing us to reach and offer amazing events to more people than ever in 2018.”

Beyond the Page runs from 7 – 22 July. All events are free but some require booking. Visit our website www.beyondthepage.nz for more information and like us on Facebook for the latest news and updates.
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