Holiday Programmes

Holiday programmes

School Holiday Programme – October 2022

Join our online reading challenge

Spring Reads

All ages

Are you up for the challenge?  Join our fun Spring Reads challenge and go in the draw for great prizes.

Head on over to Beanstack.org to create an account and join our Spring Reads challenge. The more activities you complete and the more reading you do, the more prize draw tickets you get. Not reading independently yet? No problem. The reading your loved ones do with you counts, too! You can start anytime during the holidays, but the earlier you start, the more opportunities you will have to earn prize tickets. Prizes include Prezzy cards, books and Lego sets!

Online
Saturday, 1 October – Sunday, 16 October

Beanstack is available on your desktop or in your phone/tablet’s app store. 

More information on how to use Beanstack.


These activities have a set start time, but don’t require registrations. Please arrive at the start time indicated.

Mouse House

Suitable for children aged 3–6 years, but all whānau welcome

Scurry into the library for some whiskery stories and songs followed by a collage craft activity. Take home your very own Mousey Grand Design.

He Puna Manawa
Tuesday, 4 October
10am

Pāpāmoa Library
Thursday, 6 October
10am

Greerton Library
Monday, 10 October
10am

Mount Maunganui Library
Thursday, 13 October
10am

A parent or caregiver must supervise child and some children will require adult help.

Create a Creature

Suitable for children aged 7–10 years, but all whānau welcome

Is it a cat? Is it a monster? Or maybe it’s an alien?! Come and create your own 3D arty creature using shapes inspired by the Tangram puzzle. Bring your creature to life with our stash of crafty supplies.

Greerton Library
Monday, 3 October
10am

Mount Maunganui Library 
Wednesday, 5 October
10am

He Puna Manawa 
Tuesday, 11 October
10am

Pāpāmoa Library
Friday, 14 October
10am

A parent or caregiver must supervise child and some children will require adult help.

Mauao Draw Squad

Suitable for children aged 9 and over

Join artist and children’s book illustrator, Debbie Tipuna, for our regular Mauao Draw Squad.  Happening every 2nd and 4th Thursday, Mauao Draw Squad is a great way to hone your drawing skills.

Mount Maunganui Library
Thursday, 13 October
3:30pm

Parent/caregiver supervision not required. Session ends at 4:30pm.


These are drop-in activities. Registrations are not required, and you can join in at any point during the timespan indicated.

Kaleidocycle

All ages

Forget tedious measuring and juggling with mirrors to make a kaleidoscope – let us show you how to make a device to create ever-changing patterns simply and quickly!

Pāpāmoa Library 
Monday, 3 October
From 10am–12 noon

Greerton Library
Thursday, 6 October
From 10am–12 noon

Mount Maunganui Library
Tuesday, 11 October
From 10am–12 noon

He Puna Manawa
Thursday, 13 October
From 10am–12 noon

A parent or caregiver must supervise child and some children will require adult help.

Kawhe, Kēmu me te Kōrero

All ages
Nau kake mai, nau haere mai ki te Kawhe, kēmu me te kōrero! 
He reo Māori tāu? Kei te kimi koe I tētahi wahi  anō ki te kōrero Māori. Koinei te kauapa tika māu!

Adults enjoy a coffee, kids a milo, while playing some friendly games and practicing your Te Reo Māori. Games include Kahoot, cards, Nuka Reo and many more.

He Puna Manawa
Monday, 3 October
From 12–1pm

Mount Maunganui Library
Tuesday, 4 October
From 12–1pm

Greerton Library
Wednesday, 5 October
From 12–1pm

Lego Blasters

Suitable for ages 4 years and over (please note, no children under 4 allowed in this session due to health and safety requirements)

Can you Master these challenges? Spin the wheel to determine what your Lego challenge will be. Will it be the zipline, catapult or a wrecking ball? Work alone, with a friend or as a family.

He Puna Manawa
Friday, 7 October
10am–12 noon

Pāpāmoa Library
Wednesday, 12 October
10am–12 noon

Greerton Library
Friday, 14 October
10am–12 noon

A parent or caregiver must supervise child.

KEVA Building

All ages
Put your building hats on and be part of the Keva Building Challenge. Create designs from your imagination or try your hand at a building challenge card.  

Mount Maunganui Library
Tuesday, 4 October
10am–11:30am

He Puna Manawa
Thursday, 6 October
10am–11:30am

Pāpāmoa Library
Monday, 10 October
1:30pm–3pm

Greerton Library
Wednesday, 12 October
10am–11:30am

This activity is suitable for all ages. A parent or caregiver must supervise children and are welcome to take part.

Hang Out Junior

Suitable for children aged 10 and under
Come and hang with us, do fun experiments, get creative, chat about all things books and more! These super fun sessions happen every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.

He Puna Manawa 
Tuesday, 11 October
3:30pm–4:30pm

A parent or caregiver must supervise child.


Registration is required for these activities. Please book your spot via the links provided.

Be the Star: Creating Mindfulness Activity Videos!

For ages 8–12 years

Choose from one of our mindfulness activities then create a YouTube video about it. Learn why these activities can be important and how you can use them in your daily life. You will learn to be an actor as well as an editor in your own video production featured on our YouTube channel!

He Puna Manawa
Wednesday, 05 October
10am–11:30am

Book here

Mount Maunganui Library
Wednesday, 12 October
10am–11:30am

Book here

A parent or caregiver must supervise children and are welcome to take part.


Totes and Trinkets

For ages 11–17 years

Get crafty and learn to create your own tote bag out of an old t-shirt—bring one of yours if you want a particular design or choose from our selection. Then make a piece of jewellery to go with it. Keep it or gift it, the choice is yours!

He Puna Manawa
Friday, 7 October
1:30pm – 3pm

Book here

Pāpāmoa Library
Monday, 10 October
10am – 11:30am

Book here

Parents are not required to stay for the session. Please note: children younger than 11 will have their registration cancelled.


Click Happy Photography for Teens

For ages 11–17 years

Facilitated by professional photographer and tutor Mandi Lynn, Click Happy is an award-winning wellbeing and innovation mindset programme that is hidden inside a hands-on engaging photography workshop.

In this creative and fun workshop, you will learn:

  • Cellphonography – how to unlock the power of your cellphone's camera so you can use it like a DSLR (the fancy big cameras!)
  • Mobile editing – how to quickly edit your photos using a free version of the tools used by pro photographers
  • Monochromatic Photography – 9 boxes each holding a different colour of treasures inside.
  • Taonga – students are asked to bring something that they consider a personal treasure with them to photograph.
  • Creative Grit – what is needed to truly develop your talent

Please bring a phone or tablet to take pictures with, some lunch and a drink.

Pāpāmoa Library
Tuesday, 4 October
10am – 3pm

Book here

 

 

 
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