Parents

Holiday Programmes

April - May 2014 School Holidays

A little bit of magic, a drop of drama and some digital storytelling. It's an EGGS-travaganza at your library these school holidays...

All three libraries hold programmes of stories, crafts and entertainment during school holidays.

  • Flaxmere Library
  • Hastings Library
  • Havelock North Library

Please click Read more for dates and times of programmes.

 

Databases for Research

From homework help, through secondary school and tertiary level, to adult general interest, to health topics, law, funding, scholarships, our databases provide access to a huge range of online resources, on just about every topic

From home you can search encyclopedias and also use our databases find thousands of journal and newspaper articles in full text.

Hastings District Libraries subscribe to a wide range of databases, greatly extending our collections.

Most are available to use from home - use your library card number for login ID.

 

Junior Collections

All three libraries have great collections of children's items, including books, puzzles, CDs, DVDs, cassettes and talking books.

All ages are catered for, from toddlers to teens. 

Parents - you are welcome to ask the Children's Librarians for books that best suits your child's age and stage in reading.

Click Read More to see a list of Junior Collections.

Junior Members & Kidz Cards

Children under 16 years have a Junior membership.

A junior registration form requires the signature and ID of a parent or guardian, and proof of address.  We also record the school attended.

Children's cards are issued for their personal use.

Junior items on a child's card are eligible for junior overdue charges. Some junior items have rental charges, e.g. Children's DVDs & CDs

A junior item taken out on an adult card is eligible for adult extended loan charges.

Junior Parent & Child Collections

Each of our libraries has a Junior Parent & Child Collection, located in the Children's Sections.

These collections include books on parenting and books to help explain various situations to children (at various levels).

 

Gaz Sayz - Books are Cool

Everyone loves a good story!

One of the most important activities parents can share with children is reading...for enjoyment!

Here are Gaz'z tips for storytime...

Holiday Programmes - Flaxmere Library

Flaxmere Library has programmes of stories, crafts and entertainment during school holidays.

See Holiday Programmes for dates and times.

All welcome to come along.

Photos and video clips of previous programmes can be seen on our Flickr site:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/hdlibraries

Holiday Programmes - Hastings Library

Hastings Library has programmes of stories, crafts and enterainment during school holidays.

See Holiday Programmes for dates and times.

All welcome to come along.

Photos and video clips of previous programmes can be seen on our Flickr site:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/hdlibraries

Holiday Programmes - Havelock North Library

Havelock North Library has programmes of stories, crafts and enterainment during school holidays.

See Holiday Programmes for dates and times.

All welcome to come along.

Photos and video clips of previous programmes can be seen on our Flickr site:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/hdlibraries

New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards

Winners 2013
 
New Zealand Post Margaret Mahy Book of the Year
& Best Young Adult Fiction Section

Into the River by Ted Dawe - Read the judges' comments

Best Non Fiction
100 Amazing Tales from Aotearoa by Simon Morton & Riria Hotere

Best Junior Fiction
My Brother's War by David Hill

Honour award, Junior Fiction
The Queen and the Nobody Boy: A Tale of Fontania series by Barbara Else

Best Picture Book
Mister Whistler by Margaret Mahy & Gavin Bishop

Best First Book
Reach by Hugh Brown

Children’s Choice
Melu by Kyle Mewburn, Ali Teo & John O’Reilly

Previous Years

New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards
http://www.booksellers.co.nz/awards/new-zealand-post-childrens-book-awards

Preschool Storytime Flaxmere

Flaxmere Library   

Flaxmere Library is closed for renovations until early 2014.  We look forward to bringing you our Storytime programmes again when the library re-opens.

Thursdays 10:30 - 11:00am songs, poems, stories and crafts (term time only).

Come on over, have some fun.  There's lots to do for everyone.
With books and song, dance and rhyme, it's Thursday morning storytime!

Preschool Storytime Hastings

Storytimes for Preschoolers are held at Hastings Library every Wednesday during term time, 10:30-11:00am.

Stories, songs, things to make!

Preschool Storytime Havelock Nth

Storytimes for Preschoolers are held at Havelock North Library every Wednesday during term time, 10:30-11:00am.

Stories, songs, things to make!

Scholarships Grants Awards

Looking for funding for tertary eduction?  

Breakout database

Available in the libraries (no charge), use Funding Information Services Breakout database to find details of scholarships, grants and awards. 

There are also guidelines for applying and success stories to inspire you. 

Careers NZ
Mana Rapuara Aotearoa

The Careers NZ website also has information on scholarships, grants and awards, see:
www2.careers.govt.nz/education-and-training/scholarships-grants-and-awards 

Duffy Books in Homes

Duffy Books in Homes Public Library Programmes

In an exciting initiative The Association of Public Library Managers (APLM) has joined forces with Duffy Books in Homes to offer Duffy kids all around New Zealand a free book reward when they use their public library regularly.

The Duffy Books in Homes Programme features a theatre show that visits all schools participating in the programme - this year’s show is Duffy’s Book Bus Adventure. The interactive show, put on by talented young kiwi blokes, is a fun way of showing the joys and benefits of reading.

Summer Reading Programmes - Junior

The Summer Beach Read!

Events! Rewards!  Entertainment! Finale parties!  

Well done to everyone who took part in the E.C.READ'N Summer Reading Programmes during December & January.  We hope you enjoyed your books.  We certainly enjoyed talking to everyone at report in time and look forward to seeing you in the libraries this year!

Photos of the programmes may be seen at our Flickr site: www.flickr.com/photos/hdlibraries

Online report ins may be read at our Kidz Scene pages: www.hastingslibrary.co.nz/kids

Junior  Programme

From four years to 11 years. 
The programme this year was The Summer Beach Read

Junior Te Reo Programme

From Preschool to 11 or 12 years. 
The Te Reo programme was Te Pānui Onepū o te Raumati

Click here for more programme information

Maths is Fun

Next date to be announced.

One of our programmes held at during school holidays is Maths is Fun.  This is a programme full of games and activities for children from Year 1 -8. Designed to interest, encourage and stimulate children to have fun with basic numeracy skills and accept them as part of their daily lives.

There are take home incentives, activity sheets, certificate of completion, Finale party and FUN!

Dice and card games, dominoes, pentominoes, magic squares, code games and much more! 

"I learned that maths is fun because I used to think maths is dumb."

Enrolment is required. Call into your library to enroll - places are limited!

Level 1 Yrs 1 and 2
Level 2 Yrs 3 and 4
Level 3 Yrs 5 and 6
Level 4 Yrs 7 and 8

Winter Warmers

Winter Warmers is an annual reading programme, running for six weeks during the middle of winter. Full of fun and creativity for kids, this programme is offered over the two weeks of the July school holidays and two weeks before and after.

Children enrolled in the programme receive a review booklet. In this they write reviews, draw pictures, or design covers for the library books they've been reading. They can be rewarded with incentive prizes along the way, and at the end attend a finale celebration with prizes and certificates.

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