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Hastings Leader - 2021-11-24

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School Holidays Fun

PĀ MAI TŌ REO

Things have changed a little. Over the last few years, our teen summer programme has morphed and changed, and it’s no longer all about books. That’s not to say we don’t encourage reading. Obviously, being someone who helps buy the books for our young and new adult collection, I want you to read them! Our programme still has reading-related challenges - and if that’s all you want to do, that’s 100% okay. But, we have also started to incorporate other ideas into the programme. We wanted to see our teens be as creative and imaginative as the younger kids are in Summer Sparks, and come up with things that teens could have fun doing. Activities like recreating something from a book, upcycling something, and playing (or creating) a new board game. We know how important being with others is, be that family or friends, especially in these times, but sometimes you just want to get out of the house, and do something new. So, we also have a few in-house events planned, including three crafts sessions (before Christmas, come make something to gift to someone special!) and a multi-session D&D campaign. And then there’s our favourite event - the Library Lock-In. I can’t tell you exactly what we’re going to be doing for this, but I can tell you that in the past we have had an Escape Room, karaoke, tag, and hide and seek. Oh, and food. So. Much. FOOD. Oh! I almost forgot! Each week we will have prizes up for grabs, and any teen who does a report in that week is in the draw. And, if you do four or more, you’re in the draw for the grand prize. So what do you have to lose?

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