Helensville Library news update

Thank-you to Victoria and Van, from Stellanova Photography, for your visit and our photo. We love it.
We’re all getting back to normal after lockdown, but there are still a few changes for the next wee while.
Matariki and the school holidays are coming up. We will have activity sheets for children to take away and complete at home or in the library.
Our focus this month is on our fifth annual Soft Toy Sleepover. It has been delayed a couple of weeks and will be on Friday 17 July. From 4pm to 5.30pm on Friday, children (and those adults who want their toys to join in the fun) can drop off their toys to spend the night in the library.

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Toy drop off will start at 4pm. Toys will be registered and get their name tags. Boxes will be available for children to decorate for their toy’s beds for the night. From 5pm, there will be a special pyjama story time for children and toys. At 5.30pm, families will leave their toys behind to spend the night at the library, with library staff keeping watch overnight. From Saturday, children can pick their toys up and – technology playing nicely with us – collect an album of their toy’s antics. (For this reason, we suggest that children do not choose a special toy that has to be home at bedtime.)
Our regular Kids Time sessions will return from Thursday 23 July, and continue each Thursday at 10am until 10.30am. Kids Time is designed to suit that day’s audience, so some days there may be more books than others, some days we may sing more songs. Kids Time is aimed at under-6s and their grown-ups.
In August, we are planning on resuming our weekly visits to Craigweil Rest Home , with poetry reading and sing-a-longs.
We are currently working on a calendar of outreach visits to local schools and early childhood centres. The schedule may be different to what we offered in the past, as more centres open – we want to visit as many as possible. If you would like a visit from us, please email me at: anne.coppell@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.
Adult groups who would like a visit, please email Sally at: sally.hardwick@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.
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Anne Coppell
Senior Librarian / Poukôkiri - Children & Youth, rodney West


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