9-24 July 2022

Phone 07 823 3838

Contact Person Dee Atkinson

Email dee.atkinson@waipadc.govt.nz

Website https://www.waipalibraries.org.nz/events/come-on-safari-school-holiday-programme-cb/212

Come on Safari these holidays with Waipā District Libraries school holiday programme.

The theme of this season’s programme coincides with the launch (on 22 June) of the new picture book Harold’s Spots by by Sarah Johnson and Deborah Hinde. An in-house reading by Donna Davies is being held in the library as part of the programme.

Harold the Giraffe is Life Education Trust NZ’s lovable and well-known mascot. And he will be the special guest for the in-house readings in each library.

We would love you to join us to meet Harold and invite you to dress up in safari theme!

Please note attendance for each session is via registration only.

Please ensure you register for the day(s) you wish to attend. If the date is not showing then that particular session is full. Please register for the number of children attending ONLY.

Week 1 – 10.30-11.30am each day

Monday 11 July – Giraffe’s can’t dance, or can they? Come and make a movable picture.

Tuesday 12 July – Wrangle a rhino, with a cool rhinoceros model.

Wednesday 13 July – Herd of zebras? Cut out and glue up a funny mobile.

Thursday 14 July – Do you know what a thaumatrope is? Come and find out!

Friday 15 July – Come and make a lion card – perfect to give to Dad on Father’s Day in September.

Week 2 – 10.30-11.30am each day

Monday 18 July – Snakes alive! Can you make your own python?

Tuesday 19 July – It’s raining in Africa – make a rain stick and dance.

Wednesday 20 July – Elephants in the room! Create a colourful mosaic elephant.

Thursday 21 July – Harold’s lost his spots – enjoy being among the first to hear this new story. NO NEED TO REGISTER.

Friday 22 July – It’s a Library! Make a monkey bookmark.

No walk-ins will be available on the day sorry unless the session is not fully booked.

Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Image: Courtesy Dean Taylor

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