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summer reading challenge

Welcome to the Summer Reading Challenge 2017. Enrolments open Tuesday December 12th and you can enrol at Nelson, Stoke or Tahuna Libraries.

This year the children will travel around an island of Greece full of fun challenges.  When they enrol they get a map to fill in their reading times, a folder full of activities and information and a free brand new book to start them off. 

All they need to do is read 20 mins a day for 30 days!  We will have 2 check-ins with prizes this year and the final check-in to be completed by February 6th.

Preschool programmes

Small Time

Elma Turner Library 10:30am Wednesdays
Stoke Library 10:30am Tuesdays

Small Time sessions are designed for under 2 year olds and combines songs, rhymes and stories into a free, fun 20 minute programme. This is a great opportunity for toddlers to develop pre-literacy skills and for parents to meet with other parents. See you there!

Story Time

Elma Turner Library 2pm Thursdays
Stoke Library 10:30am Wednesdays

Story Time sessions are designed for 3 and 4 year olds and combines songs, rhymes, stories and a craft session into a free, fun 30 minute programme. This is a great opportunity for preschoolers to develop pre-literacy skills and socialising skills and for parents to meet with other parents. See you there!


Junior Reading club

Reading club is for 8-12 year olds to meet weekly with other kids who love books. They get to see all the new books before they hit the shelves! And, of course, fun activities. No waiting, join today! Tuesdays at 3.30 during term time.

BOOKINGS Please contact library@ncc.govt.nz or phone 546 0414 for more information


Code Club

Code Club is offering a free basic coding course to children aged 9 to 12 years.

We use Scratch to teach basic concepts of programming. With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

Bookings

  • Numbers are limited, so bookings will be taken
  • For children aged 9-12 years
  • Please contact library@ncc.govt.nz or phone 546 0414 to join the wait list

STEAM Club

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths. Each term the group picks a project, anything from coding to robotics.

Bookings

Numbers are limited, so bookings will be taken For children aged 13 years and older.

Please contact library@ncc.govt.nz or phone 546 0414 to join the wait list.


Young Adult Reading Club (YAC)

YAC is for secondary school aged children who love books. They meet monthly and get to see all the Young Adult books before they hit the shelves! Currently we have Stoke YAC, but hope to start a Nelson YAC soon.

Please contact library@ncc.govt.nz or phone 546 0414 for more information.