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New Zealand Music Month

New Zealand Music Month 2018

Celebrate New Zealand Music over the month of May with two separate series of events: one in conjunction with Ministry of Mind Music Ltd and Council’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Coordinator; and one with Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

These sessions are free, bookings are not required and a caregiver is required for all children.

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra Music Trails

Music Trails through the Library are a fun and interactive way of introducing children to live music. These 45-minute interactive performances by CSO ensembles have elements of song, stories and dance, is a great opportunity for children to see the instruments up close and join in with the musical fun.

  • 10.30 - 11.15 AM, Thursday 3 May at Rolleston Library
  • 10.30 - 11.15 AM, Monday 14 May at Lincoln Library

Ministry of the Mind Music Ltd - music in libraries

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Saturdays DarfieldLeestonLincolnRolleston
5 May 11:30 - 1pm Hanna Picking at the RemnantsAlex Hardy and Patrick Moonflower
12 May 11:30 - 1pm Moonflower Alex Hardy and Patrick HannaPicking at the Remnants
19 May 11:30 - 1pm Picking at the Remnants Hanna Moonflower Alex Hardy and Patrick
26 May, 11:30 - 1pmAlex Hardy and PatrickMoonflowerPicking at the Remnants Hanna

Southern Celtic Fiddle Orchestra at Leeston

Leeston Library is please to present the Southern Celtic Fiddle Orchestra playing on Saturday 26 May from 2pm.


Crafternoon - Craft & Chat

Crafternoon – Craft & Chat

Come along to regular fortnightly drop-in craft sessions. Share and learn new skills, swap tips, improve your techniques and be inspired while crafting with others. Bring your own projects, materials and crafting kits.

All ages and abilities welcome.

Fortnightly from 2–3pm at all libraries during term time, beginning:

Darfield Library – Tuesday 8 May

Leeston Library – Wednesday 9 May

Lincoln Library – Thursday 10 May

Rolleston Library – Friday 11 May

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Paws for reading

Paws for Reading - Term Two 2018

Read to a furry friend!

Is your child shy or reluctant about reading? Do they need to gain confidence in reading aloud? Reading to a gentle and patient furry friend can help. Selwyn District Libraries are partnering with members of the Selwyn Dog Training Club to offer Paws for Reading. Book your child in to spend fifteen minutes reading to a friendly, carefully selected dog.

Can this help your child’s reading?

Similar programmes have been shown to improve reading fluency between 10 – 30% over time, however no results are guaranteed.

How to participate

Please bring a book that your child has read before or choose one from the library before the session. Most sessions will be on the mobile library bus.

Dogs have each been carefully selected and will be monitored by the dog’s owner/handler. A library staff member will also be on hand at all times during the session, however the sessions encourage children to read to the dog with minimal adult intervention.

IMPORTANT

Please do not book your child into a session if they are nervous or anxious around dogs.

Please do not book your child into a session if they have a known allergy to dogs.


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National Simultaneous Storytime 2018

National Simultaneous Storytime 2018
An annual Australian celebration – every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.

Our version of this will be a “Special Storytime” and will feature the book, a couple of other awesome reads, and an activity.

Book: Hickory, Dickory, Dash written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood

Date: 23 May 2018

Time: 1pm NZ time (11am Australian Eastern Standard time, 9am Australian Western Standard time)

Where: Darfield, Leeston, Lincoln and Rolleston Libraries.

Website for more info: https://www.alia.org.au/nss

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National Simultaneous Storytime 2018

National Simultaneous Storytime 2018
An annual Australian celebration – every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.

Our version of this will be a “Special Storytime” and will feature the book, a couple of other awesome reads, and an activity.

Book: Hickory, Dickory, Dash written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood

Date: 23 May 2018

Time: 1pm NZ time (11am Australian Eastern Standard time, 9am Australian Western Standard time)

Where: Darfield, Leeston, Lincoln and Rolleston Libraries.

Website for more info: https://www.alia.org.au/nss

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