October holiday fun
FREE ACTIVITIES AND CRAFT BAGS OVER THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
There’s plenty of things to do to help keep your school-age tamariki occupied with craft bags and in-library activities at our libraries in Taupō, Tūrangi and Mangakino. All activities are free!
The theme is “SPRING’, so spring into action and be in quick, there is a limited number of bags! A bag full of fun spring crafts to make at home will be available each week, from each of our three libraries.
The first bags are available Monday 3 October and the second round of bags will be available Monday 10 October!
Check out the programmes below to find out more about what's happening at all libraries!
Beanstack Reading Challenge: NASA’s Artemis Project
Get ready for lift-off! NASA’s Artemis Project is set to launch, as is the Taupō District Libraries’ latest Beanstack Reading Challenge!
Join the challenge for a month of out-of-this-world reading and epic space related activities. The challenge is free, fun, and for all ages and runs from 1 September until 30 September 2022.
Hey kids! Come and get creative at Brick Club at the Taupō Library.
It's on every Wednesday afternoon from 3.30 to 4.30pm, starting Wednesday 7 September and is suitable for children aged three years upwards. It’s free and all the bricks are supplied. Please don’t bring your own.
Parents/caregivers must stay with their child or children and your wonderful brick creations will stay in the library after the session.
Venue: Taupō Library, Story Place, Taupō
When: Weekly from 3.30pm to 4.30pm every Wednesday (starting 7 September)
Toddler Time - Taupō Library
Stories, rhymes, crafts, songs and fun! Come along and share a story, get crafty and move those happy feet - it's free to attend.
|Taupō Library||Every Wednesday at 10.30am (outside of summer school holidays)|
Please note the Tiny Toes sessions at Turangi Library have been cancelled until further notice.
Fun and games
There are some great e-resources for kids online. Have a look at some of the favourites below.
Dr Seuss - Jam packed with books, videos, games and activities Dr Seuss online is a fantastic resource for parents and children alike. Re-read your favourite stories learn more about the author or create your own Who!
Sesame Street - Fantastic list of activities and fun for kids from literacy and reading to numbers, thinking skills and science. Learn while having fun with your favourite Sesame Street characters.
BBC for Children - Create, watch or play, lots to do on the BBC page with a changing and dynamic focus each week. Learn about different animals or share your favourites. BBC Children's pages offer lots to keep kids learning.
ABC Ya! - ABC Ya! is a site that mixes education fun and technology part of a new movement towards making learning fun. With all sorts of fun games from making your own word search to typing games and treasure hunts.
Taupo Library has a collection of dyslexia-friendly books!
For those who struggle with words, reading is not always fun, and it's easy to lose heart and stop trying. These books are designed to appeal to young people who have dyslexia or are reluctant to read and help them develop a love of reading.
We encourage all kids to explore the collection and suggest dyslexia-friendly books for us to buy!
To find out more about the books see this information booklet from publisher Barrington-Stoke.
Kids Crazy Good Reads
We have counted the votes of hundreds of local children and created a list of the most popular and loved books across our district.
Taupo District Libraries presents to you the Top 50 Kids' Crazy Good Reads!
Thanks to everyone who voted for their favourite books. From cheese loving mice to smart sheep to wimpy kids there is something for everyone.
Homework help websites
Any Questions - Any Questions is a site where you can ask a librarian any questions using online chat.
Te Ara - Encyclopedia of New Zealand - A comprehensive look at New Zealand people, history, cultures and environment.