Library activities at home

Posted on 01 April 2020

While reading is always a great option in these challenging times, there is a range of other options available through our library pages when you need a bit of a break.

If you enjoyed our Heritage month, why not listen to one of our growing list of podcasts? Podcasts are being added almost daily and currently cover snippets of Waipā heritage and library history. Suggestions are also welcome.

For our younger members, a Makerspace challenge or activity is added to our Facebook page every weekday. Where an activity requires a solution, these are available on the following day. Makerspace is held in our libraries for 8-13 year olds during term time. Registration enquiries are welcome: click here.

There is also a number of competitions currently underway.

Our Art with Books competition was originally due to finish on 27 March. The entry date has now been extended to Friday 1 May. The competition was inspired by the art of Elizabeth Sagan.

Build a Crossword Competition has just been launched with entries due by Friday 17 April. An entry form including easy to use templates and two options for entry is included: click here.

Barnardos NZ is teaming up with libraries across New Zealand to engage children and young people in our communities through a nationwide art and poetry competition, ‘Dreams for the Decade’. Children of all ages are invited to express their hopes, dreams and ambitions for the new decade through visual arts and poetry. Entries close 20 July. For more information click here.

But if reading is what you enjoy why not send us a review? Particularly if you’re new to trying out our range of eResources which are currently free to all Waipā residents (click here). A review template is available here and you have the option to remain anonymous. Anyone who submits a review by Thursday 9 April will go in a prize draw.

Younger readers in Years 1 to 8 can also work on their own reviews to earn stamps for this year’s Hell Pizza Challenge. Further details and a review template is accessible here.

Stay safe.