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Summer is coming but that doesn’t mean our kids’ literacy skills have to slip during the holidays – our libraries have a fantastic summer reading programme!
Children aged five to 11 in Taupō and Turangi can register this week for the Taupō District Libraries Summer Reading Programme 2020/21.
It encourages kids to keep reading during the summer break with incentives for reporting back to our friendly librarians on books the kids are reading.
We also hold a party at the end of the programme for all our participants to attend, where they receive a certificate and a gift!
To find out more and sign up, pop into Taupō or Turangi library this week. Places on the programme are limited, so be quick!
Big band jazz concludes the midday concert series for the year in St Andrew’s Anglican Church.
The 15 member Great Lake Big Band last performed in Palmerston North in early November as part of the Manawatu Jazz festival and director Rowan Bolley was keen to return there next year as part of the Big Band Bash.
In the meantime local supporters could expect some swing favourites and a few more recent chart purchases.
As usual, said Bolley, there would be a couple of new and old Christmas tunes on Friday, December 4.
The hour long concert at 12 noon is $10 for adults, children and students free.
The midday concert series then takes a break until March 5, 2021.
For further information contact organisers Elizabeth Marshall (3789296), Tracey Lidington (0272409228), or see the facebook page Midday Concert for details.