December happenings at Helensville Library

Well, we’re gearing up for another awesome year of our summer reading programme: Kia Mâia te Whai Dare to Explore.
This year, we’re exploring the past present and future: onamata inamata anamata  Where – and when – will our explorers’ journeys take them?
Children between the ages of 5 and 12 can register from now.
The programme begins on 9 December and runs until 20 January.
Library staff are ready to help children complete their challenges whenever they visit the library.
As well as the fun events and activities around Kia Mâia te Whai Dare to Explore, Santa will be in the house! He has a busy day planned, with visits around the area.
Santa Storytime at the Library will be Thursday 19 December at 3pm, with the chance to have your photos taken with Santa after storytime.
The sad news is, we will be having a break from our regular preschool sessions over December and January, with the last session on Thursday 12 December.  Christmas and New Year hours: Helensville Library will be closed just for the statutory holidays, and open regular hours otherwise (9.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday; 9.30am to 4pm Saturdays). We will be closed on:
*   Wednesday 25 December (Christmas Day
*   Thursday 26 December (Boxing Day)
*   Wednesday 1 January (New Year’s Day
*   Thursday 2 January (Day after New Year’s Day) Extended loan periods:
*   From 23 November all 28 day loans become 42 day loans
*   From 7 December all 14 day loans become 28 day loans
*   No items will be due, or requests picked up, between 22 December and 5 January
*   From 4 January all 28 day loans go back to normal
*   From 11 January all 14 day loans go back to normal
Anne Coppell
Senior Librarian, Children & Youth
Helensville Library

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