February means the end of the holidays for most of us and the next couple of weeks will see us getting stuck into 2014.
School starts for most of our schools.
Thursday 6th is Waitangi day so our libraries will all be closed.
Friday 7th the Te Aroha Book Club starts back up with a fitting discussion on a New Zealand historical title (your choice of fiction or not) so don't forget to read your books in readiness.
Then the following week we are starting our Toddler time sessions again. Tuesday 11th for Matamata and Te Aroha and Wednesday 12th for Morrinsvile.
We here at the libraries, wish you all a Merry Christmas, enjoy your holidays (if you have them), the beach (if you get to it), and all the rellies (good and bad). Read heaps of books and eat lots! We'll be back on Friday.
Except of course this is a website and its not actually going anywhere so you can use it all you like! yay.
Congratulations to Peete Waiwiri, whose name was drawn (picked out of the ice cream container), from our reviewers for the latest Peter Brock book. I hope you enjoy many hours of reading Peete and don't forget to add more reviews to the site.
We will do some more over the holidays so keep reading and posting those reviews folks.
Our Kiwanis Summer Reading Progamme is The Great Book Mystery is underway and our first online review as part of this has been posted.
Congratulations to Iona from Te Aroha Library. A Jaqueline Wilson book is coming your way.
We have some more books to give away. Add a review and you may be lucky too.
We will do some draws in the New Year so good luck and enjoy your Christmas reading!
The Maori Language Awards organised by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori was held on the 15th of November 2013 in Gisborne as part of the Nga Tohu mo Te Reo Maori, there were 33 finalists in 11 categories.
The Te Reo Singalong books author Hamiltonian, Sharon Holt won the Print section.
There are 5 Te Reo Singalong books written by Sharon Holt, they are: Me haere!, Anei Ke!, Kei to peke ahau, Maranga mai! and the latest which is not quite on our shelves yet E hia nga moe?. This is a gorgeous set of Te Reo books with a singalong CD and wonderful illustrations by Deborah Hinde. The books also contain an English translation and the guitar chords for those players out there as well as a list of Kupu Hou and an ideas page to help with comprehension. These are well worth hunting down and taking home for the littles.